Media and Communications Coordinator at the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Media and Communications Coordinator at the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Media and Communications Coordinator at the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). As a matterThe Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, emergency food security, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters, NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours’ notice when a crisis occurs.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Media and Communications Coordinator


Project number: NGFM1902, NGFM1903 
 Maiduguri, Borno State – North East Nigeria

Reports to: Advocacy Manager

Supervision of: None

Travel: 40%

Duration and type of contract: 12 months (with possibility of extension)

Job Description

  • Advice and support programs in donor visibility requirements in all publications, prints and social media.

  • Ensure at all times compliance with and adherence to NRC policies.

  • Also, Promote, give input, guidance and advice on general communications work for all staff.

  • Also, Responsible for ensuring production of high quality media and communications materials.

  • Conduct trainings and on the job technical capacity building of programme staff.

  • Manage and implement media and communication delegated portfolio (activities and documentation) from the Advocacy Manager in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality.

  • Provide regular progress reports to Advocacy Manager.

  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders

  • Visit on a regular basis the area of implementation as required.

  • In coordination with the Advocacy Manager, represent NRC in coordination meetings with local authorities and NGOs when required.


  • Strong and documented writing skills for humanitarian organisations or comparable.

  • Strong and documented experience in working with social media such as Facebook and Twitter.

  • Knowledge of working with donors, visibility standards, and publications’ writing and production.

  • Previous documented experience in working as a Media or Communication Coordinator in a humanitarian/recovery context.

  • Also, Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts.

  • Also, Fluency in English, both written and verbal .

  • Fluency in Hausa, both written and verbal, is an asset.

  • Knowledge of the context in Nigeria.

Education field:

  • Advertising / Media studies

  • Journalism / Communications

  • Education title: B.Sc., M Sc.

Education level:

  • Also, College / University, Bachelor’s degree

  • Also, College / University, Master / Phd grade

Personal qualities:

  • Handling insecure environments.

  • Managing resources to optimize results.

  • Empowering and building trust.

  • Also, Managing performance and development.

  • Also, Planning and delivering results.

  • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.

  • Also, Highest standard of ethics and integrity.

  • Also, A good sense of humour is an asset

  • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.

We Offer

  • Commencement: June 2019.

  • Also, Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions.Grade Level 7 Step 1.

  • Also, Approved health certficate will be requested before contract start.

Application Closing Date
13th May, 2019.

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

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Application Procedures and CV Registration

  • Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the “Company name” field for both company and location.
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