The International Foundation for Electoral Systems Job for a Communications and Media Advisor

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) seeks an experienced Communications and Media Advisor to work with INEC on public communications and media relations.

This position will work closely with the INEC and IFES COP to improve communications and media strategies, contributing to credible and peaceful election processes.

Job Title:  Communications and Media Advisor

Location Abuja

Job Responsibilities:
Under the guidance of the Chief of Party, the Communications and Media Advisor will be responsible for the following tasks:
Undertake an assessment of INEC’s communications and reporting methodologies, systems, and media relationships strategies;
Support INEC in finalizing its communication policy
Train INEC officials on strategic communications and develop plan for communications and reporting procedures within headquarters and between state offices;
Assist INEC to develop and implement communications systems to convey accurate information to voters before, during, and after election days, and address issues effectively through the national media;
Assist INEC staff with developing communicating plans, procedures and guidelines for liaising with various governmental organizations and security agencies;
Assist in contingency planning and developing communication crisis strategies with relevant INEC departments;
Assist INEC in developing strategies and guidelines of effective use of new media;
Implement strategic communications training and capacity-building activities for INEC staff;
Assist INEC in developing and incorporating strategic communications guidelines into training of electoral officials, ad-hoc staff and security agents;
Carry out any other tasks at the request of the IFES COP;
Provide a consolidated final report.

Qualifications:
• University degree or advanced education / certified training in Communications/Public Relations or related field
• Minimum 10 years of relevant professional experience in Strategic Communications
• Prior experience in working with Electoral Commission/s on Communications Matters
• Prior experience working in West Africa preferred
• Sensitivity to local political environment and customs
• Proven ability to plan and ensure targets are met
• Experience in organizing off site trainings as well as doing on-the- job trainings;
• Ability and experience in producing evaluation reports and strategic communication plans and documents
• Experience with new media tools

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should Click Here to Apply

Closing date: 10 Mar 2016

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