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Management Alternatives Limited’s client, the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood is a network of maternal health advocates campaigning for more resources and the right policies to prevent the needless deaths of women during pregnancy and childbirth. The Project is operational in Abuja and has presence in Cross River and Gombe States and has vacancies for the position of Project Manager (PM). The PM will report to the National Coordinator.

Ref: Code: MAL/WRA/01

Position Summary:
This job is the primary person in Nigeria responsible for the implementation, administrative, and financial management of WRAN advocacy campaigns and projects. The position includes day-to-day organizing and campaign planning, as well as project and financial management.

Principal Functions:
  • Lead on strategic communications plan in support of the national advocacy objectives, including developing and delivering specific products
  • Develop and implement media plan
  • Maintain regular communication with WRA Nigeria individual and organizational members
  • Support National Coordinator, champions and members in messaging and communication platforms
  • Support project communication with government Ministries, members, and other stakeholders
  • Document project activities and write reports, with support from the Project Manager
  • Collect, collate and send stories from the national and subnational level to the Global Secretariat for dissemination to regional and global media and donors
  • Maintain NA communications files, including member rosters and meeting minutes
Required Qualifications of the Position:
  1. Candidate must have Bachelor’s degree in mass communications, journalism, international development, business administration, or other related field required; post-graduate degree in a related field, preferred
  2. Candidate must have minimum of five years’ experience leading and delivering effective communications for advocacy initiatives, preferably in field of public health/maternal health in Nigeria
  3. Candidate must have experience developing and implementing communications plans; ability to analyze target audiences and develop appropriate tactics and products
  4. Candidate must have experience working directly with the media
  5. Demonstrated experience developing and producing professional, high-quality, targeted, and high-impact communications, such as reports, briefs, films, brochures, and websites
  6. Candidate must have experience in writing successful program reports in at least 2 if the following types: program reports to US government donors; program reports to other government donors; program reports to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; and program reports to other foundations
  7. Candidate must have experience in developing design and writing content of advocacy communications, including strong computer skills for newsletters and other electronic communications
  8. Competency in the use of social media and driven to use innovative approaches to reach target audiences
  9. Strong sense of purpose; personally and powerfully motivated to make an impact on women’s and families’ lives
  10. Understanding of: causes of maternal mortality and morbidity, and the interventions needed; the specific safe motherhood issues in Nigeria; and other organizations’ past and current work on maternal health in Nigeria.
  11. Results-oriented, success-driven, and has the ability to anticipate problems before they arise and take appropriate measures to resolve any issues
  12. Communicates effectively and openly, and can foster consensus, problem solving and personal connections resulting in impact and change
  13. Respects and embraces diverse voices, placing a high value on participation at all levels, from grassroots to high government officials
  14. Ethical and engages in transparent, inclusive and fair practices
  15. Demonstrated superior project management and organizational skills
  16. Willingness to take on administrative or other additional tasks, as needed to accomplish work
  17. Native-level fluency in English; excellent written and oral communications skills in English
Others Requirements:
Position requires a large amount of accountability to the WRA GS, as WRAN’s grantor, to deliver high-quality, and measurably high-impact, funded programs. Frequent travel within Nigeria (outside of Abuja); occasional international travel

The application will close on 9th of June, 2013.

How to apply?
Candidates should submit a one page Personal Profile and their CVs as one word document to recruitment@mal.com.ng. The subject of the mail should be: Job Position-Code. Only submissions that follow the above guidelines will be selected for review. Only shortlisted applicants would be contacted.

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