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The Women's Health and Action Research Centre (WHARC) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in 1994 to promote the health and social well-being of women through action-research, evidence-based advocacy, training and service delivery on reproductive health with special emphasis on girls and women. WHARC works in 18 Nigerian states, with headquarters located in Benin City, Edo state. The Benin office now wishes to recruit self-motivated, innovative and proactive individuals to fill the post of Media Relations Officer in Benin City, Edo, Nigeria.

Responsibilities
The job holder will lead the media communication activities of the Centre. Candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing a media strategy, ensuring that the centre's activities are captured in both the old and new media platforms and that key audiences are reached. The objective of this office is to ensure that WHARC's research activities and results are reported to broad audiences in ways that would enable proper understanding of such results and their utility for improving policies and programs in reproductive health.

Person Specifications
Possession of an HND or Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Mass Communication and Public Relations
Previous experience in the media or working with a public relations outlet will be an advantage
Deep knowledge and experience in the use of computer, especially use of social media
Some knowledge or experience in the philanthropic sector and in reproductive health programming
2 years job and employment experience.

Lat date of application
The last date is 4th April, 2013 for submission of application.

How to apply?
Applications should be submitted in the form of an application letter for the desired position and a detailed CV that spells out previous experiences. Appropriate contact information along with the names and addresses of three referees should be provided. These should be forwarded to the following email addresses: n_abokede@wharc-online.org and neneviky@yahoo.com and copied to: wharc@hyperia.com. The subject line of the email must be the title of the position being solicited.

Closing date for submission is Thursday, March 4, 2013. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview. At that point, the candidates will be contacted and they will be requested to provide supporting letters from two of their listed referees.

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