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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Recruiment 2020/2021 (Africans)

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – Guided by the conviction that each life has equivalent worth, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation attempts to assist all with peopling lead sound, beneficial lives. In creating nations, it centers around improving individuals’ wellbeing and allowing them to lift themselves out of craving and extraordinary destitution. In the United States, it looks to guarantee that all individuals particularly those with the least assets – approach the open doors they have to prevail in school and life. Situated in Seattle, the establishment is driven by CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann and co-seat William H. Doors Sr., under the course of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.
We are selecting to fill the situations beneath:
Occupation Title: Senior Communications Officer
Ref No: B014600
Area: Africa
Occupation Type: Full time
Position Reports to: Deputy Director, Program Advocacy and Communications, Nigeria
Gathering Summary
The External Communications group helps advance the establishment’s worldwide backing needs through key correspondences while fortifying and securing the establishment’s notoriety.
The group is answerable for driving the establishment’s all-encompassing interchanges methodology through focused issue-explicit and cross-slicing efforts intended to reach and draw in influencers.
We regulate article arranging and create methodologies to improve initiative voice, brand, and imaginative substance through the establishment’s possessed channels and earned media.
Initiative and Culture:
Our way of life shapes our decisions about what we do and how we do it. We accept that invigorated individuals, functioning admirably together, energized by incredible administration in a comprehensive situation can do unprecedented things.
We anticipate that establishment workers should deliberately and reliably encapsulate our four understandings; show regard, offer trust, be straightforward, and make vitality.
Position Summary:
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he essential duty of the Senior Communications Officer, Nigeria, is to create and execute an organized and imaginative interchanges and media procedure that will utilize a scope of top notch correspondences strategies, scattering techniques, materials, explicit occasions/activities; and innovative instruments, including online networking to help accomplish the establishment’s automatic and backing objectives in Nigeria.
This will be done in close coordinated effort with Nigeria-based authority and staff, interchanges accomplices in the Gates Foundation’s Africa Regional and Seattle workplaces, program groups, and other approach and promotion associates. It will likewise include coordinated effort with a scope of outside establishment grantees and accomplices, including-given the Gates Foundation’s work with Nigeria’s administration government correspondences experts at both bureaucratic and state levels.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation works in close association with Nigeria’s bureaucratic and state governments, common society, the private area and improvement accomplices on the side of the nation’s advancement objectives-especially in Human Capital Development, Health, Agriculture, Digital Innovation and Data, Nutrition, Gender and Financial Services for poor people.
The Senior Communications Officer must be very much situated to lead interchanges mediations that help the nation program and will have a decent comprehension of notoriety hazard the executives.
The Senior Communications Officer will answer to Nigeria-based Deputy Director for Policy, Advocacy, and Communications, with a specked line revealing relationship to the Africa Regional Office’s Deputy Director for Communications, situated in Johannesburg.
Center Responsibilities:
With initiative and staff partners, create and execute a Nigeria interchanges procedure that conveys establishment resources (e.g., awards and agreements, authority voice, meeting capacity, staff time) on the side of the Gates Foundation’s methodology and its automatic, arrangement and financing objectives.
Work inside with Abuja-based, local, and worldwide program accomplices and interchanges associates to adjust techniques, accumulate data and lead on correspondences ventures, including overseeing accomplices and specialists to chip away at correspondence work.
Work with inside accomplices – and lead interests in outside accomplices – to create correspondence materials, occasions, and activities.
Work together with partners in the locale and in Seattle to help the establishment’s support objectives and corporate interchanges needs, including spread of the establishment’s leader crusades and productions.
Lead and oversee correspondences and media commitment of official and establishment authority visits to the country(primarily the Nigeria Country Director, yet conceivably including Co-seats, CEO, Division Presidents and different Directors visiting Nigeria).
Manufacture and keep up associations with Nigerian media accomplices, and interchanges accomplices at other important government, giver, and common society associations in Nigeria – as a team with interior establishment correspondences partners.
Work intimately with the worldwide External Communications group, the Africa Communications group, the Program Advocacy, and Communications group, and Program Strategy groups to arrange and organize the establishment’s utilization of voice in Nigeria.
Conceivably speak to the establishment and the Nigeria program to inward and outside crowds, including both formal and casual introductions – clarifying the establishment’s need issues, strategies and operational objectives, making talks, going to gatherings and different gatherings as fundamental.
Lead venture advancement, coordination and after creation exercises of explicit interchanges activities.
Drive key bits of knowledge to guarantee that interchanges procedures are lined up with the more extensive establishment and promotion targets.
Hazard Management: screen recognitions, track moves in sentiment and react to requests while giving and refreshing key realities about the establishment’s need issues.
Distinguish supposition pioneers and persuasive associations in Nigeria at national and states levels and guide a methodology for commitment.
Training and Experience
Ace’s or Bachelor’s qualification in pertinent field; Communications, English, Journalism, Literature, Public Relations, Political Science or other significant zone of study.
At any rate 7+ long stretches of dynamic experience to incorporate senior and positions of authority, or proportional involvement with significant fields including showcasing, PR, media, and interchanges, open arrangement or worldwide relations.
Senior level jobs held working in non-benefit/general wellbeing or advancement, government, correspondences office, or private part association is firmly liked.
Must have the option to lawfully work in the nation where this position is situated without visa sponsorship.
Center Knowledge and Skills:
Extraordinary information, experience and skill in media and correspondences in Nigeria – either straightforwardly including worldwide wellbeing and advancement issues or in territories that have given solid and significant experience that can be meant wellbeing and improvement issues.
Experience and additionally demonstrated capacity in drawing in with government correspondences accomplices in Nigeria, ideally at both national and sub-national levels.
Experience conveying around approach and support endeavors, and in working with NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) and the private segment (notwithstanding the media and government), liked.
Experienced in making a fundamental interchanges portfolio and building and creating vital correspondences and media associations.
Work together inside groups and across limits. Empowering organizations that reinforce support for the establishment’s need goals and mitigates reputational chance.
Comprehension of key crowd division, and how to utilize interchanges channels, customary and web based life, and multi-media ways to deal with contact crowds with suitable messages. Ready to suggest proper conveyance channels that contact target groups.
Profound familiarity with correspondence industry patterns, channels, and assets. Shown involvement with a multicultural group. Shows consciousness of worldwide contrasts when speaking with individuals in different nations.
Demonstrated reputation to produce thoughts that help crowd and channel systems.
Capacity to decipher advanced thoughts and data into straightforward messages adjusted to focused crowds.
A devotion to utilizing realities and sound method of reasoning to pass on advantages to objectives, just as an exhibited responsibility to inventiveness and development.
Extraordinary verbal and composed relational abilities; with obvious experience of composing drawing in articles on social effect issues.
Experience working with universal associations (in a correspondence job) and additionally in various nations is liked.
Experience or high capacity to work in a complex, matrixed condition – requiring social mindfulness, and a collective nature that knows the advantages of looking for agreement.
Capacity to work with adaptability, business enterprise, and discretion both exclusively and as a feature of an intricate collaboration. A demonstrated capacity to successfully oversee and adjust to an evolving situation.
Ability to work all the while on an assortment of issues and undertakings autonomously, acclimating to needs and accomplishing results with concurred goals and cutoff times.
Strong experience working in Africa, with a solid nation experience. A profound devotion to improvement issues in Nigeria.Capacity to make a trip up to 25% locally and globally.

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