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Communication and public relation Officer- The DIGNITI project

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Communication and public relation Officer- The DIGNITI project

Maroua , Cameroon, Norwegian Refugee Council

The DIGNITI project is an innovative way to carry out our humanitarian response. Based on the cash modality, the project aims at assisting the Internally displaced people (IDPs) and host communities to have access to food, shelter, water and other basic services. With DIGNITI, we use a mobile App and other technologies to ease the implementation of our cash based interventions.
 
This role will be responsible for ensuring a good communication during the  implementation of the project’s activities.

Duties and responsibilities

Generic Responsibilitie
  Under the supervision of the Project Coordinator, the Communication and public relation Officer of the DIGNITI project will:

• Represent NRC at the coordination forums and support the work of the DIGNITI project to identify and utilise communication opportunities;

• Prepare and regularly update analysis, updates, key messages, talking points and briefing materials for private and public use;

• Lead efforts in the development and implementation of the project’s communication and public relation strategies;

• Support on the development and coordination of the implementation of external communication (public information, communication, reporting) and media (local media and social media) strategy, proposals and plans;

• Train and develop programme staff to build capacity in developing communication materials and engaging with media;

• Any other tasks and responsibilities falling under the sections mandate, as instructed by the line manager.

Specific responsibilities

• Ensure that communications materials, including talking points and key messages, are consistently updated and are of a high quality and consistency with policy and protection frameworks;

• Research and keep updated on policy, political and contextual developments in Cameroon as they relate to NRC programs and priorities;

• In coordination with the Project Coordinator, work with project staff to develop analysis for policy and practice changes within the project;

• Update and analyse project information and statistics to support communication and media outreach;

• Contribute to the development of communications components for the project’s activities and reporting;

• Promote NRC Cameroon in national, regional and international media for communication and programme purposes, including through maintaining a network of journalists in Cameroon and the African Continent who report on humanitarian issues;

• Ensure the delivery of quality communication products related to the project (feature stories, press releases, newsletters, photo-stories, photo database, etc.) for NRC’s social media platforms; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and for NRC´s website;

• Support national power and stakeholder analysis particularly related to government actors/local authorities and advise the Project Coordinator on strategic use of national media opportunities to develop NRC’s reputation;

• Support the project’s team with the preparation for external visits to project’s field activities by media, and others, ensuring NRC’s media guidelines and policies are observed. 

Qualifications

Higher relevant university degree in Political Science, Mass Communication or related field;

Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience in media, advocacy, policy analysis roles; Experience from working in a communication project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context;

Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts;

 Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities;

Fluency in English and French, both written and verbal;

Basic photography, video and social media skills are highly desirable;

Proven experience with advocacy within the humanitarian sector will be a plus.  

Personal qualities

Ability to produce high-quality private and public documents, materials and other communications in French and English;

Knowledge of the Cameroon context, the humanitarian community and familiarity with the humanitarian architecture in Cameroon and the political situation;

Knowledge of country and regional media and communication networks;

Knowledge of communicating humanitarian needs and ethical reporting;

Commitment to humanitarian principles and dedication to humanitarian work;

Flexibility including ability to work overtime on weekends and evenings according to need and requests. This will include regular travel within Cameroon to field sites during the week.

We can offer

Contract Duration: 12 Months

Duty Station: Maroua with 30% of travel in the field

Beginning: ASAP

Competitive Salary and Benefits Package 

 

All applications must be submitted Online at : https://3390075191.webcruiter.no/Main2/Recruit/Public/4184895351

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