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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Nigeria has recruitment 2013 for the position of Technical Support to DGD Reporting and Communications. The position is based in Abuja, Nigeria.

Job Title: TECHNICAL SUPPORT TO DGD REPORTING AND COMMUNICATIONS
Location: Abuja, NIGERIA
Additional Category: Management
Type of Contract: Individual Contract
Post Level: International Consultant
Duration of Initial Contract: 3 months
Expected Duration of Assignment: 3 months

The Reporting and Communications consultant will provide technical support to the DGD project in designing its communication and publication strategies and drafting its periodic reports with a view to sensitizing stakeholders on the project’s objective; to influence the development agenda; to promote public and media outreach; and to mobilize political and financial support for the Project.

The Consultant is expected to perform the following tasks:
Capture and extract best practices, good stories from programme evaluations and reports:
  • Extract critical lessons learned and good practices from final evaluation reports, and other useful reports for dissemination and knowledge sharing with programme colleagues.
  • Pull information together on selected topics and package it for reports, talking points and briefing papers, when requested.
Develop a logical, coherent and consistent documents for the DGD project including presentations, newsletters, and reports as required by the Project Director:
  • Support the editing and production of funder reports, newsletters through the effective combination and management of reporting frameworks to multiple donors and the government of Nigeria.
  • Prepare substantive reports and written contributions for various purposes, including inputs for the DGD Annual Report, periodic donor reports, speeches and newsletters, and other DGD publications.
  • Review/edit technical and non-technical publications, posters and communication materials for the DGD project
  • In consultation with the Project Director, produce professional documents as needed ensuring clear and compelling messaging, with appropriate technical design and layout
Design a visibility plan for DGD in line with the UNDP corporate policy, with a view to reflecting partners’ support in all DGD activities.
Design reporting templates for DGD programme staff including a back to office reporting template; programme update reporting template and templates for sharing lessons learnt and best practices.

Deliverables for the assignment:
The expected deliverables include:
  • Production of periodic DGD visibility materials and publications;
  • Production of periodic newsletters and funder reports including the DGD 2012 Annual report.
Supervision:
Strategic guidance and supervision will be provided by the DGD Project Director

Education:
At least a Master's degree in communications, media relations, journalism, publishing or any related field

Experience:
  • At least 7 years relevant experience in public relations, communications or advocacy;
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills are mandatory
  • Previous experience with a multilateral or international organization is helpful but not mandatory;
  • Progressively responsible work experience in democratic governance, including electoral issues is an added advantage;
  • Ability to prepare high quality policy briefs, analytical reports, and technical research reflecting global good practice in democratic governance.
  • Excellent PC user skills: word processing, spreadsheets, databases and web-based research.
  • Ability to work harmoniously with people from different cultural backgrounds
Application Closed On:
The last date is 15th January, 2013 for submission of application.

How to apply?
Visit at http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=34875 to apply and more info…

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