Communication Officer

Website Grassroot Researchers Association (GRA)

Communication Officer at Grassroot Researchers Association (GRA)

Grassroots Researchers Association (GRA) is a nonprofit and non-political rights-based organization registered in 2016 with the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria as a local content hub aimed at facilitating evidence- based grassroots initiatives and actions that promote development, justice and victims support in the communities. Our mission is to be an active grassroots mobilizer towards improving the total quality of human life and social justice in Nigeria. Our programmes are spread across Climate Change, Conflict, Security and Justice, Social Economic Development and Governance.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Communication Officer

Jod Description

Grassroots Researchers Association (GRA), situated in 3 States in Northeastern Nigeria – in consortium with Dr. Denis Mukwege Foundation (The Hague, Netherlands) and Youth Initiative against Terrorism based (Yobe State, Nigeria) – has launched a twenty-four (24) month project funded by the European Union (EU), as represented by European Commission.

The Project aims to support conflict-affected youth in Northeastern Nigeria to participate in a meaningful and structured way, at local and national levels, in conflict prevention, the protection of civilians, peacebuilding, mediation and conflict resolution efforts, actively promoting the rights of the most vulnerable in society, and therefore supporting the attainment of SDG 16 on promoting just, peaceful and inclusive societies.

Job Summary

The Communications Officer would support the design, development and implement effective systems of communications and visibility base on EU-financed external action that states requirement for implementing partners
He / She would support the communication planning criteria, branding strategies, visibility resources, online communications and visibility in the area of website management, social media and electronic newsletters, articles and related blogs
The officer must have an exceptional experience in information campaigns, press and media with clear understanding of photography, videography, news writing, impact and success stories
He / She must have a sound knowledge of copyright notice, visual identity rules, use of emblems and standard operational procedures that is widely accepted

Key Responsibilities

Communication & Visibility:

Develop a clear communication and visibility criteria in line with EU-requirement and GRA’s communication policies
Must use accurate and factual information’s on context -appropriate communication channels aligned with EU- overall objective in Nigeria
Implement efficient and logical communication flowchart on websites and social media accounts to promote information about the EU-financed project in all the states
Institute online communication and visibility with appropriately formatted content and visuals for publication on the relevant EU website and social media
Work with Local Coordination Committee (LCC) and International Coordination Committee (ICC) to review, analyze and approve contents on Newsletters, leaflets, brochures and other printed materials
Keep abreast with the latest developments in communication branding on banners, commemorative plaques, vehicles, supplies and equipment

Communication Strategies:

Provide technical support and advice on public relations and communications at field offices
Assist in the coordination of initiatives that enhance communication with key stakeholders and facilitate the use of appropriate media to generate visibility for GRA’s brand among external audiences
Support the development of documentation and dissemination of experiences, lessons learnt, impact stories, best practices and case studies
Assist in taking and editing pictures, audio and video recordings for documentation purposes and for sharing with partners and key stakeholders
Assist in the production of newsletters, materials, publicity materials such as brochures, pamphlets, documentaries, annual reports and special publications etc. as directed by management
Assist in maintaining GRA’s official social media platform sites (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc.) and keep them current, relevant, updated and interactive, while ensuring implementation of emergent platforms
Assist in designing promotional publications, including graphic arts and photography for GRA
Develop press materials including press statements and releases, and information kits / fact sheets
Actively work with regional staff on content gathering based on data analysis and learning generated from projects
Support Program Manager and regional team in content review for regional / public outreach materials

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

A Bachelor’s degree (minimum), or a Master’s degree (desirable), in Information Technology or relevant subject, preferably with specialization in Communication
A minimum of 5 years of work experience with at least 3 years of experience in Information Technology
Experience in using modern communication tools, systems and technology
Demonstrable experience of designing communication tools, media and engagement
Proficiency in photography and video editing software and tools

Application Closing Date
20th April, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications addressed to the “Executive Director, Grassroots Researchers Association (GRA)” via:


All applicants must indicate the position title and reference number as the subject line. Any applicant that did not quote the reference number correctly would be disqualified
All applications must include 1 – page Cover Letter and CV (4 pages maximum)
Applications must be sent as a single PDF or MS Word attachment not later than 20th April, 2021 by 12:00pm (WAT)
Due to the large number of applications received, only applicants short-listed for interview will be contacted
General Information

GRA encourages applications from qualified and experienced women
GRA is an accountability-driven organization whose staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity, neutrality and impartiality. This includes respect for human rights, for diversity / gender, and for non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for GRA jobs
GRA does not charge fees at any stage of the recruitment process (application, testing, interviewing, etc.). GRA does not concern itself with information related to bank accounts

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