Communications, Awareness Raising, and Media Monitoring Expert

Job Summary

Palladium is in the early stages of tendering for the upcoming EU services contract, Technical Assistance for the Implementation of the EU Support to Democratic Governance in Nigeria (EU-SDGN) Programme Phase II. The Project will provide a key component of support under the upcoming EU-SDGN II programme, building on support provided under EU-SDGN (2017-2021) and earlier initiatives.

  • Minimum Qualification: MBA / MSc
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

The previous phase delivered support focusing on:

  • Component 1: Support to the Independent National Electoral Commission
  • Component 2: Support to the National Assembly
  • Component 3: Support to Political Parties
  • Component 4: Support to Media
  • Component 5: Support to Civil Society Organisations

This upcoming project will provide technical services in support of the implementation of the programme’s next phase, with a specific focus on Component 1, targeted at the Electoral Management Body - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and providing overall coordination support for the broader EU-SDGN II programme.

Duration: 60 months (01/05/2022 – 30/04/2027)

The Expert will provide technical leadership of all communications work under the contract. This will involve:

  • Working with INEC, the EU Delegation, and other EU-SDGN II Implementing Partners to ensure joined-up communications across all components, in accordance with EU Visibility Guidelines;
  • Supporting/leading on the organisation of conferences and seminars;
  • Designing and managing awareness-raising campaigns to foster public involvement and participation in democratic processes; and
  • Media monitoring and institutional communication for public outreach.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • A post-graduate degree in the areas of communications, marketing, arts, social sciences, or other specialisation relevant to the assignment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication in English.
  • Fluency / advanced knowledge in other local languages of Nigeria will be an asset.
  • Extensive professional experience leading project/programme communications.
  • Extensive experience in leading awareness-raising campaigns.
  • Proven experience in project/programme communications.
  • Proven experience in the development and management of awareness-raising campaigns, working with media, civil society, and other thematic stakeholders.
  • Proven experience in media monitoring / institutional communication for public outreach.
  • Relevant communications / awareness-raising experience in the area of democratic governance will be a significant asset.
  • Relevant experience on EU-funded projects / EU Visibility Guidelines will be an asset.
  • Experience in communications to bolster women and youth’s involvement and participation in democratic processes will be an asset;
  • Relevant experience in West Africa (working with INEC in Nigeria in particular) will be a significant asset.

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