Senior Associate, Communications

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The Senior Associate, Communications will take the lead in developing, planning, and implementing effective communications and advocacy strategies to be implemented for GAIN Nigeria as required.

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Head of Policy & Advocacy, and in close collaboration with the GAIN global communications team though Communications Manager – Country Programmes, the postholder will strive to foster better understanding and support to GAIN’s operational work as well as make sure that GAIN’s information, advice, and guidance effectively reaches key audiences to increase uptake of nutritious and safe diets.

The successful candidate will be a key resource, contributing to the achievement of project objectives and supporting the GAIN Nigeria Team by driving external and internal communications, and supporting learning across projects.

  • Develop, plan, and implement the execution of GAIN Nigeria communication strategy and the activities organised across online and offline channels in alignment with GAIN’s priorities, corporate communications, and country needs.
  • Work closely with GAIN’s project teams and travel regularly to the field to deliver compelling content and imagery for both local and global audiences, showcasing GAIN’s work in Nigeria and impact in addressing malnutrition.
  • Develop and regularly update a database of communication and advocacy resources that can be utilized by GAIN Nigeria outreach to various audiences. 
  • Deliver regular thought leadership content i.e., interviews, podcasts, opinion pieces and related content.
  • Collaborate closely with global communications in ensuring branding guidelines are accurately utilized and reflected in the development of GAIN Nigeria assets.
  • Manage media relations and deliver media briefing kits including press releases or live streaming press conferences and after event transcript files for high level selected milestones.
  • Ensure that the GAIN Nigeria’s digital media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) are well maintained, updated, and aligned to GAIN corporate digital communications.
  • Support and/or deliver communications training for in-country teams for high impact communications delivery.

About you

The ideal candidate should have proven experience in communication, interactive digital media, print and broadcast media. Strong experience in working with the development or private sector in terms of media promotion. Proven ability of developing and managing a communications strategy and coordinating internal and external communications.

The post holder should demonstrate ability to write, produce a wide range of communication content including reports, fact sheets, news, article, features, case study etc. Proven experience working on social media, graphics design, photography, videography, PowerPoint, Microsoft word and excel and interactive digital media. 

You should have a passion for creative storytelling and new ideas with examples to showcase. The candidate should have an education background in communications, public relations or journalism or international relations and development or relevant qualification / experience. 

The starting gross salary on offer for this role is from NGN 9’558’516 – NGN 10’907’460 per annum, depending on experience.

GAIN has a fair and competitive salary structure that allows for annual progression subject to good performance. In addition, GAIN offers a total of 37 days holiday per year (including annual leave, public holidays and additional office closure days), an attractive pension scheme and competitive insurance cover including health, travel and life assurance. We are committed to the health of our staff, especially in these challenging times, and have developed a programme of wellbeing that includes flexible and hybrid working, additional leave allowances, wellbeing days, mindfulness coaching and access to independent and confidential counselling.

GAIN also has a strong commitment to professional development. We will support you to grow in your career through both formal and informal training, and are committed to providing opportunities through internal recruitment, secondments, and promotion. All of this is delivered in a supportive and collaborative environment.

GAIN is a Swiss-based foundation that was launched in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. Working with both governments and businesses, we aim to transform food systems so that they deliver more nutritious food for all people. In particular, we aim to make healthier food choices more desirable, more available, and more affordable. GAIN’s mission is to advance nutrition outcomes by improving consumption of nutritious and safe food for all people, especially those most vulnerable to malnutrition.

We provide a flexible working environment that includes a combination of home and office working opportunities through our global hybrid working policy. This encourages our staff to have a healthy work-life balance and increases staff motivation, enriches employee wellbeing, and improves performance and productivity.

All of our positions are based in one or more of GAIN’s designated offices as stated on our job advertisements. Successful candidates will be based in one of GAIN’s country offices and must have the existing right to live and work within a reasonably commutable distance of the relevant city / cities in which the role is advertised. Please note, that GAIN does not sponsor working visas and relocations. 

GAIN reserves the right to withdraw an offer of employment for candidates who are considered to ineligible under the above conditions during or after the recruitment process.

Applicants must have the right to work and be currently based in the advertised country location, to be eligible to apply for this position.

For more detailed information please see the attached job description. To apply, follow the "Apply Now" link.

This advert closes on 6th June 2023. Early applications are encouraged. GAIN reserves the right to close this advert early should we receive suitable candidates ahead of the closing date.

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is committed to equality of opportunity and creating an inclusive environment where diversity is valued.  We are keen to reflect the diversity of our society at every level within our organisation and therefore welcome applications from talented and committed people from all backgrounds, representing the diverse societies we operate in.

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