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Senior Communications Officer at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD)

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) was established in the United Kingdom in 1997 and subsequently registered in Lagos – Nigeria in 1999 as an independent, not-for-profit, research, training, advocacy and capacity building organisation.

The Centre was established to mobilise global opinion and resources for democratic development and provide an independent space to reflect critically on the challenges posed to the democratization and development processes in West Africa, and also to provide alternatives and best practices to the sustenance of democracy and development in the region

We require Interns to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Communications Officer

Location: Abuja

Job Responsibilities

  • Information: working with and coordinating the media on disseminating information about CDD programmes, activities, and events. Regular Press Releases on CDD’s work to media and liaising with electronic and the print media on CDD’s image-building and profile.
  • Coordinating the communication unit of the Centre
  • Set up of the CDD project information Centre
  • Writer and editor of CDD’s Annual reports, and occasional papers/research findings.
  • Part of Image-building work and research work.
  • Developing and managing CDD’s information database
  • Conceptual and Copy editor of CDD’s publications – books, newsletters, etc.
  • Production: design and printing work/supervision of CDD publications;
  • Web-site management

Person Specification

  • Master Degree in Mass Communication, English Language, Communication Art, Language Art or any related course.
  • Experience as an editor in a reputable newspaper house while not compulsory will be an advantage.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in books publication
  • Ability to organize press conferences at short notice
  • Fluency in both English and French is an advantage,
  • Experience in web design and content production is a plus
  • Solid understanding of project management principles
  • Working knowledge of MS Office; photo and video-editing software is an asset
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and presentation skills
  • Outstanding organizational and planning abilities
  • Excellent analytical, writing and ‘actioning’ skills
  • Ability to thrive under pressure with limited support
  • Effective and persuasive communication skills
  • Excellent inter-personal, presentational and public speaking skills
  • Excellent IT Skills
  • Know what is hot in the Social Media Landscape and know how to keep up-to-date with latest news and trends.

Application Closing Date
8th December, 2017.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified applicants should forward a one page Application plus a maximum 3 page CV to: [email protected]


  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • We are an equal opportunity employer of labour committed to feminist principles, human rights and fundamental freedoms.

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