Information Communication Officer

Federal Project Support Unit (FPSU)

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The Federal Government of Nigeria sought and obtained financial assistance from the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank Group to support the implementation of the Community and Social Development Project (CSDP). The Project is aimed at reducing poverty by increasing access by the poor to improved social and natural resource infrastructure services on a sustainable manner throughout Nigeria. It also seeks to strengthen the capacity of the communities and Local Governments to adopt Community Driven Development (CDD) approach to address community level development challenges through the implementation of micro projects. 


The Federal Project Support Unit (FPSU) which is domiciled in the Office of the Vice President is charged with the responsibility of coordinating the implementation of the CSDP nationwide. 



  • Be responsible for advocacy, sensitization and communication activities of FPSU;
  • Facilitate advocacy on CDD at all levels;
  • Design strategies for the encouragement of Government and its Agencies to he more sympathetic and supportive towards the cause of the poor and the vulnerable;
  • Prepare budget estimates and annual work plan for communication activities at the FPSU;
  • Maintain links with and update knowledge of other Agencies’ programmes on advocacy, sensitization, awareness and communication:
  • Be responsible fur preparing periodic reports on progress in advocacy, mobilization and awareness, measured against the targets of annual work plans and legal funding requirements (e.g. IDA/Donor requirements);
  • Responsible for communication materials development;
  • Coordinate leaning events for Federal Project Steering Committee (FPSC) sod other stakeholders at National level;
  • Monitoring and coordination of information, Education and Communication activities;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the National Coordinator.


Qualification and Experience

  • At least a first degree in Communication Arts, Information Science, Agricultural Extension, Rural Sociology or related fields, with at least eight (8) years of relevant experience in developing communication, advocacy and sensitization programmes and information strategies in rural development projects/programmes.
  • Experience with COD principles in a World Bank/Donor assisted project is desiable.
  • Higher degree, post-graduate diploma, computer literacy and/or membership of a professional body will be an added advantage.


Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates from the public/civil service or private sector are invited to apply for the above position by writing an application with ten (10) copies of comprehensive CV each of which must be signed by the applicant.


Applicants should indicate on the top left hand side of the envelop the position applied for and submit their applications to the following address:


The National Coordinator,

Federal Project Support Unit,

Community and Social Development Project,

National Social Safety Nets Coordinator Office,


The Presidency,

14 Moussa Traore Crescent,

Off Thomas Sankara Street,

Asokor - Abuja.

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Federal Project Support Unit (FPSU)

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Preferred Years of Experience

7 - 10 years