Digital Communications Officer at ActionAid International


ActionAid (AA) Nigeria is an affiliate of ActionAid International, which is a global alliance of organisations working towards achieving a world without poverty and injustice in which every person enjoys the right to a life with dignity. As a large and visible development organisation, we work in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and America. Our expertise lies in community-led approaches to development and working through partnerships with the poor and other grass root organisations.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Digital Communications Officer

Location: Abuja
Reporting to: Communications Coordinator (with dotted line to Programme Advisor)
Line Management: None
Grade: 6

Job Purpose

  • The Digital Communications Officer will be responsible for assigned communications roles including supporting the execution of the project’s communications strategy and social media strategy.
  • The job holder will support the development of contents for project communications for newsletter, publications, and Websites.
  • Managing projects prioritised social media contents – including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube and LinkedIn.
  • S/he will liaise with the Programme Advisor in providing hands on technical support to young people and Activista in advocacy using digital platforms to reach wider coverage

Specific Responsibilities

  • Facilitate and ensure delivery of communications requests from SPA II project within specified timeline
  • Develop and implement innovative and effective communication and media strategies for the project
  • Develop the project communication contents for use on publications, newsletter, and press
  • Provide support for youth engagement with use of technology in holding duty bearers to account
  • Responsible for quality assurance of documentation and publishing of all SPA II project publications in liaison with AAN Communications unit
  • Support project partners in media and communications related capacity building and ensuring that this is integrated within their programming
  • Support content development for AAN policy influencing, website and other social media platform.
  • Oversee production of digital and multimedia communications content to promote AAN’s brand, particularly the SPA II project.
  • Liaise and work with the Programme Advisor to identify advocacy and communications issues related to the project
  • Ensure adequate media coverage for all project activities, events, media advisory, press releases/press statements
  • Assist project teams in uploading content and managing training/events calendar.
  • Support in the development of project success stories and case studies

Education / Qualifications

  • First Degree in Communications, Social Sciences or Arts / Humanities is essential


  • At least 3 years work experience, 2 of which should be in communication field in the development sector is essential
  • Website development and digital communications experience is essential
  • Capacity building experience including training and facilitating is essential
  • Experience working with the media is desirable
  • Familiarity with popular media sector and previous relationship with same is desirable
  • Experience in digital campaigning and youth mobilization is desirable

Skill / Abilities:

  • Understanding of the role of advocacy work and communication in development
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Ability to provide practical solutions within set deadlines
  • Good computer skills especially in the use of publishing tools
  • Multi-tasking skills
  • Public Speaking skills
  • Excellent planning and prioritisation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

Application Closing Date
11th May, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should complete the Application Form below and send as an MS Word attachment to: using the Job Title and Location eg: “Digital Communications Officer – Abuja” as the subject of the email.

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  • Only electronically submitted forms will be considered. Submitted CVs will be disregarded.
  • ActionAid offers competitive terms of employment. Applications from women and candidates from the North East and North West are particularly encouraged.
  • While we respect all applicants, interview dates will be communicated only to shortlisted candidates.
  • ActionAid is committed to preventing any form of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse (including child abuse and adult at-risk abuse) in line with our Child Safeguarding policy, Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse; and Sexual Harassment, Exploitation and Abuse at Work Policy and Overarching SHEA and Safeguarding Policy; as well as our zero-tolerance approach to Safeguarding concerns.

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  • Job City Abuja
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