|NRGI recruits 01 Africa Communications Officer|
|Localisation||Dakar / Sénégal|
|Expiration||05 Fevrier 2021|
Description de l’offre
Africa Communications Officer
• Dakar, Senegal
• Full Time
• Regional Programs
• Mid Level
The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) seeks a skilled and dynamic communications expert to bring new energy to its Anglophone and Francophone Africa programs.
The Africa communications officer will play a crucial role in deepening NRGI’s impact on governance in resource-rich sub-Saharan countries including DRC, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda.
Successful candidates will have: a talent for distilling crystal-clear messages about complex policy issues, a track record of success using social media, and excellent media relations skills.
All applicants must be fully bilingual in English and French, and have the legal right to reside and work in Senegal.
The communications officer will support country and regional teams in developing and executing strategic communications and media outreach. They will apply message discipline and audience identification approaches to produce timely, high-quality informational materials, such as press releases and media advisories, fact sheets, audiovisual content and impact stories from the country programs. They will also help develop the capacity of country teams to strategically use communications channels to promote debate on priority policy issues.
Duties and responsibilities
• Provide advice and support advocacy in the country and regional programs; lead the planning and implementation of communications strategy of NRGI in the region
• Participate in stakeholder analysis, political analysis, and audience research in the region; develop a comprehensive understanding of how stakeholders must be influenced in order for NRGI’s goals to be achieved.
• Work collaboratively with colleagues in the region to develop a communication strategy that will activate and enable the regional and organization-wide strategy:
• Support the team to segment audiences and develop key messages that will appeal to them
• Determine the mix of traditional and new media channels, forms, and platforms to be used in the region
• Determine which global campaigns and communication projects will be adopted in the region and accordingly participate in strategy and planning
• Document stories of NRGI impacts in the region
• Undertake media outreach; arrange all media contacts, press briefings, and interviews; collaborate with technical staff in the formulation of key messages and other materials as needed for public-facing events; respond to media inquiries quickly and effectively. Liaise with journalists from national and regional outlets, as well as foreign correspondents from international outlets.
• Raise the profile of individual colleagues as experts on resource governance
• Draft publications, brochures, fact sheets, stories from the field to inform media, donors and general public on the work of NRGI in the region
• Hire video producers to produce relevant video material; commission or create compelling imagery to enhance visual appeal of content
• In collaboration with the global communications team, support production of policy briefs and related documents for publication. Participate in early stage inception of planned research outputs, providing perspective on communications planning.
• Contribute to NRGI public materials, e.g., country content on NRGI web site, reports, video productions etc. to highlight regional /country initiatives and ensure visibility at the regional and international level
• Contribute content to NRGI’s social media channels, including Twitter and Facebook. (At some point in the future this role may establish regionally specific social media channels.)
• Advanced degree in communications, journalism, public relations, social sciences, international relations, or a related field.
• A minimum of 5 years’ experience (post-masters) in communications at the national or regional level, including experience in media relations
• Outstanding oral and written communications and editing skills, with proven ability to meet tight deadlines
• Demonstrable experience producing press releases, blog posts, and digital assets for use on social media
• Full fluency in written and spoken English and French
• Experience in multimedia production an asset
• Experience communicating content related to economics, international development or policy issues; familiarity with extractive industries governance a plus
Standard Office Working Environment in Senegal (currently staff work at home due to Covid restrictions)
Location: Dakar, Senegal
Application deadline: Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis and will close on Friday 5 February 2021.
For the one billion people living in poverty in resource-rich countries, the oil, gas and mining sectors have failed to deliver on the promise of better quality of life. Instead of fact-based public debate, populist promises dominate many political systems. Corruption and state capture have spread, and democracy is under threat. Those who demand accountability face harassment and violence. The climate crisis looms large and the transition to green energy risks replicating governance misdeeds in the sector. Unless governance improves, half of the world’s poor will live in resource-rich countries by 2030.
The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) mission is to secure a future where countries rich in oil, gas and minerals achieve sustainable, inclusive development – one where people receive lasting benefits from extractives, and the negative impacts associated with the sector are minimized. Transparency, intelligent data, and capacity building are key tools to delivering impact.
Our international staff of more than 90 country and issue experts, lawyers, economists, and governance specialists contribute evidence-based knowledge, advocacy, and technical expertise to make gains for the public good.
Integrity: Maintaining our independence and credibility. Mindful of context, adapting to changing realities and seizing new opportunities.
Collaboration: Partnering internally and externally to affect change. Capitalizing on NRGI’s comparative advantage.
Valuing teamwork, diversity and inclusion. Working with and across different stakeholders.
Commitment to building the field and inspiring others to act.
Passion: Commitment to social justice. Dedication, creativity and resiliency in the face of obstacles.
Rigor: Technical competence, intellectual leadership and commitment to quality.
Generating and leveraging the evidence base.
Interrogating our work. Innovation and initiative to push the boundaries of our field.
Impact: Strategic and selective in approach.
Mindful of context, adapting to changing realities and seizing new opportunities.
Looking critically and openly at what works and what doesn’t, and why. Integrating that learning into our forward-looking work.
Accountable to our mission, the actors with whom we work and each other
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