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Communications Officer: Mott MacDonald
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Communications Officer: Mott MacDonald

JOB DETAILS

Mott MacDonald - DEEPEN is a UK government-funded programme designed to improve the quality of education in private schools in Nigeria.

The programme will support low-cost schools in particular and is initially focused on the private school market in Lagos.

Job Description
Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

  • All aspects of the programme’s communications activities and strategy, working across the Results and Learning and technical teams as required.
  • Work with the senior management team to develop and implement an effective communications strategy for the programme,
  • Proactively engage with all members of the technical team on a regular basis to understand their current/planned activities in detail and identify their communication needs
  • Identify and highlight any political and/or commercial sensitivities arising from programme interventions and/or communications
  • Consider and promote the sustainability of communications
  • Willingness to be flexible and prepared to contribute to the programme on other duties as required;

Desirable:

  • Degree in Strategic Mass Communications (particularly in the context of behavioural change and/or social development) or the media;
  • Relevant professional qualification in journalism, public relations or communications (i.e. CIPR, ACCA, CIM, etc.);
  • Experience working on education and/or international development projects or programmes, specifically those concerned with private education and/or low-cost private schools;
  • Experience of working within an M4P framework;
  • Experience of working in project capacity with the Ministry of Education;
  • Proven track record of using innovative communications where conventional approaches have not offered adequate solutions;
  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary teams in projects or programmes with components of social development and/or poverty reduction; and
  • Experience working with donor agencies (specifically DFID).
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