Sat. Nov 26th, 2022

WaterAid is an international non-for-profit organization dedicated to helping people break free from poverty and disease, unlock their potential and change their lives for good through improved access to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene. WaterAid started its operation in Nigeria in 1995. Since then it has successfully executed several intervention programmes as outlined by its objectives and has made impact in the lives of the very poor. WaterAid with the country office in Abuja currently works in Bauchi, Enugu and Plateau States with funding from various donors and partners.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

Job Title: Communications Assistant

Location: Abuja
Duration: 2 years, Fixed term
Department: Programmes Directorate
Reports to: Communications and Media Manager
Direct Reports: None.
Employment type: Full time

Purpose of Role

  • The Communications Assistant will provide support to the Communications and Media team in all aspects of communications, media and the team’s support to country programme campaigns and advocacy efforts
  • He/she will play an important role in supporting our social media advocacy, advocacy to stakeholders, events organisation, publications, documentation and several campaigns.

Key Responsibilities
Primary tasks for the Communications Assistant will include support to –

  • Successfully promote and strengthen the profile of WaterAid Nigeria through the media and other exhibition opportunities.
  • Facilitate communications and media needs for WASH campaigns, WaterAid key events and coordinate support to Civil Society and Media Networks.
  • Coordinate WaterAid Nigeria’s support to national and state level media and CSO networks.
  • Research and develop content for press statements, speeches, popular campaign materials, briefing notes, media publications, newsletters, bulletins, blogs and case studies.
  • Implement WaterAid’s communication strategy in Nigeria and ensure compliance with all branding requirements in the Country Programme.
  • Follow-up on advocacy efforts to key stakeholders.

Supporting Team Members:
The Communications Assistant will specifically support with more routine deliverables of the communications and media team, including:

  • Arrange already developed content for WaterAid Nigeria’s newsletter and develop an e-version newsletter for electronic dissemination.
  • Transcribing minutes, meeting notes and interviews
  • Providing administrative support such as responding to routine correspondence, handle invites to country programme events (letters, mails, follow up and support stakeholder engagements) etc.
  • Supporting the organisation of meetings, seminars and conferences.
  • Ensure that key information on WASH issues is captured, documented and shared through media and online monitoring (print, broadcast and digital) and maintenance of media and photo database.
  • Develop content for website and ensure WaterAid Nigeria website.
  • Support to manage WaterAid Nigeria’s social media accounts.
  • Maintain and update stakeholders’ databases, publication listserv and social media tracking tool.
  • Other duties that may be assigned.

Person Specification
Skills / Abilities / Personal Qualities:

  • Excellent command of the English language.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills – Communicating information and ideas in writing and speaking so others will easily understand.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a team setting.
  • Ability to deliver work on time and to a high standard.
  • Show Initiative and be creative – willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
  • Ability to organise events, meetings and campaigns with minimum supervision.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Computer literate, including strong online research skills and Microsoft packages.
  • Experience and ability in taking good pictures; in using publishing and layout software (such as Adobe Indesign) and photo software such as Photoshop will be an added advantage.
  • Must be organised, able to plan and prioritise.
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Education
Essential:

  • 4-year University Degree in Mass Communication or relevant Social Sciences.

Work Experience / Specific Knowledge
Essential:

  • Minimum of 2 years work experience in the area of communication and or media relations.
  • Strong English writing and oral skills.
  • Knowledge of website/content management systems.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft packages particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Team player.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in preparing reports and case studies.
  • Knowledge of/ experience of photography and social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Desirable:

  • 2 years’ development experience, preferably in WASH sector.
  • Communication skills.
  • Articulate with above average presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of layout and publishing software.
  • Existing links and network within the WASH sector.

Others:

  • Ability to travel.
  • Time management and ability to prioritise tasks.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-lingual and multi-country team.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.

Our People Promise:

  • We’re looking for people who share a commitment to our vision, and a commitment to playing their part in changing normal. We’re looking for people with an appreciation and respect for different people and ideas, and the energy and expertise to help tackle the most important challenges.
  • In return, you can expect to get inspiration from the change you help make happen, a sense of belonging and the feeling of being part of a global community. You will also experience stimulation and fulfilment, the chance to grow, and space to be yourself at your best.
  • This is our pledge to you.

 

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

Job Title: People and Organisational Development Intern

Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Full time

Purpose of Role

  • The POD Intern is intended to be a learning and development opportunity for young professionals to gain exposure and build skills through work in an international development organization and potentially, build a crop of professionals with experience relevant to the international development or other professional sectors
  • The post holder will be part of a team responsible for providing high quality support services required to achieve the mission of the organization and more precisely, delivering on demand

Human Resources and Administrative Services:

  • He / She will be required to interpret guidelines using policies and precedents
  • Most importantly, He / She will be able to demonstrate sufficient professional and personal maturity to be entrusted with what in many cases will be sensitive information
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Key Responsibilities
A key responsibility of the intern will be to provide support to People and Organisational Department and the CP at large, in a number of capacities and activities. These will include:

Human Resources Support:

  • Support timely and efficient completion of WaterAid Nigeria recruitment process by downloading applications received in respect of advertised / vacant positions and populating list of all applications received into a template for ease of review
  • Conduct first level review of applications received in line with specified minimum criteria outlined in the vacancy advert
  • Participate in elements of recruitment process as may be required or delegated from time to time
  • Responsible for management of HR information and documentation especially updating personnel records with relevant forms and correspondences, drafting HR correspondences and distribution of signed correspondence to designated recipients etc.

Administrative Support:

  • Collate vehicle log sheets for each vehicle on the WaterAid Nigeria fleet and prepare periodic (monthly, quarterly, annual) vehicle usage reports detailing mileage per vehicle and vehicle operating cost for each vehicle
  • Prepare monthly updates to the asset and inventory register

Procurement Support:

  • Receive all approved Purchase Requisitions for goods and services, verify that all appropriate authorizations (budget holders, CR, HoR as appropriate) are completed and sort all received requisitions by categories for the HR / Administration Officer’s attention
  • Complete Bid Comparison documents as requested by the Administration Officer and act as Secretary of the Bid review committee as may be delegated.
  • Originate payment requests for goods and services procured / delivered as per contract with WaterAid
  • Track the status of each procurement request and provide weekly update to budget holders / requestors
  • Under guidance / direction of the Administration officer, participate in soliciting, obtaining and documenting bids for purchases below GBP 500 or as guided by the HR / Administration Officer.

Education

Essential:

  • Completion of a 4 – year undergraduate degree course in social sciences, business sciences or administration, law or related field from a reputable university
  • Completion of National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) programme no more than 5 years before date of application

Desirable:

  • A Master’s degree in any of the fields listed as essential

Work Experience / Specific Knowledge

Essential:

  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills
  • Demonstrate a keen aptitude and appetite for learning and personal development
  • Demonstrate WaterAid values
  • Ability and willingness to travel to the field
  • Computer proficiency (Office software, internet and email)
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with a variety of people
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Desirable:

  • Interest in development career in development / NGO sector
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Person Specification

  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work – Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work
  • Active Listening – Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
  • Active Learning – Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision – making
  • Initiative – willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges
  • Show Initiative and be creative – Willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges
  • Service Orientation and good interpersonal skills
  • Monitoring – Monitoring / Assessing performance of self to make improvements or take corrective action
  • Attention to details – Ability to follow precise procedures and complete routine tasks / activities without errors
  • Written and Oral Expression – Communicating information and ideas in writing and speaking so others will easily understand
  • Analytical Thinking – Analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems
  • Information Processing – Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data

Our People Promise

  • We’re looking for people who share a commitment to our vision, and a commitment to playing their part in changing normal. We’re looking for people with an appreciation and respect for different people and ideas, and the energy and expertise to help tackle the most important challenges.
  • In return, you can expect to get inspiration from the change you help make happen, a sense of belonging and the feeling of being part of a global community. You will also experience stimulation and fulfilment, the chance to grow, and space to be yourself at your best. This is our pledge to you.

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

Note:

  • we are an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse workforce. While all applications will be acknowledged.
    • We reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement
    • We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements
    • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
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