Communications Officer Job in Nigeria

 The 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Communications Officer

Job Identification: 14451

Location: Abuja
Duration of contract: 12 months (Renewable).
Grade Level: Grade 5 in NRC's grading structure.
Reporting line: Communications Coordinator

Job Description

  • These strategic locations have allowed NRC greater reach from the north and south parts of the North-East and North Central region and allowed NRC to contribute to bridging the gap between humanitarian aid and development cooperation, including by focusing on equitable access to basic services and strengthening the rights of displaced people and returnees. In addition to the Country Office and the above-mentioned Area Offices, NRC has sub-office structures in Monguno, Biu, Mubi, Pulka and Gwoza.
  • We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee. 
  • If you are those people, the Norwegian Refugee Council in Nigeria is looking for an enthusiastic, and passionate Communications officer to join our team in Abuja, federal capital.
  • The communications officer will support the day to day communication functions for NRC.


  • Deliver and support the implementation of  communications plans, products and packages with an emphasis on social media content and multimedia packages to accompany key media products.
  • Work with programmes teams to develop success stories and content featuring the delivery of NRC programmes. 
  • Explore and utilize innovative and emerging communication tools and new media in support of the advocacy and communications strategy.
  • In coordination with the Media and Communications Coordinator and other NRC staff, regularly package NRC’s success stories ready to be placed in on the NRC website, Donor websites, online news platforms and social media.
  • Support plans for increasing the visibility of the country programme through audio-visual material to  Regional and Global social media platforms.
  • Produce multimedia materials for social media use including short videos, graphics and web stories for digital use.
  • Liaising with Area offices to support them to communicate their success stories and results, offering mentoring and advice when needed.
  • Prepare periodic reports and summaries for the management on regional communications activities.
  • Perform any other tasks as requested by the Country Advocacy Manager or Media and Communications Coordinator towards implementation of NRC Nigeria’s Advocacy, Media and Communications Strategies.

Generic professional competencies for this position: 

  • Higher relevant University Degree in Journalism, Media, Communications is highly regarded but experience, motivation and/or demonstrated ability is more important.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in journalism and/or media management, including experience in social media. Experience working in communications for a humanitarian organisation will also be highly appreciated. 
  • Excellent English oral and written. Knowledge of local languages is desired.
  • Advanced photography, filming, and social media skills. High level of computer literacy, including use of Word, PowerPoint, Photoshop, high level photography and videography skills.

Context related skills, knowledge and experience (shall be adapted to the specific position): 

  • Knowledge of social media use. 
  • Knowledge of communicating humanitarian needs and ethical reporting of beneficiaries.
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and dedication to humanitarian work. 
  • Flexibility including ability to work overtime on weekends and evenings according to need and requests. 

Application Closing Date
12th June, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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