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This position will be based primarily in Abuja, Nigeria. Candidates must be able and willing to travel as needed for the project. This is a multi-year project engagement and prior USAID experience is required. Work you'll do
NPSP is funded by Power Africa, a U.S. Government-led partnership coordinated by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
The Communications Manager will manage the Nigeria Power Sector Program/USAID PMO's cross-cutting communications and outreach component and provide strategic leadership and implementation support to promote the program's accomplishments and deliver on the project's communication and outreach priorities in Nigeria.
- Inspire, lead, manage, and ensure the day-to-day performance of supervised staff in compliance with the project's strategy, policies, and work plan.
- Work with technical leads and communications team to develop and implement yearly strategic communications plans to promote the client's activities to target audiences.
- Maintain effective, cooperative relationships across management, technical, and operations teams.
- Provide strategic direction for the project's technical teams in support of using communications to strengthen work plan implementation and results;
- Develop, implement, and monitor the NPSP's editorial calendar, ensuring flow of regular, engaging coverage to promote and showcase NPSP activities in USAID, USAID Nigeria, and Power Africa publications on social media sites.
- Develop compelling project narrative and messaging to inform stakeholders about successes achieved, foster ongoing engagement and support, and continually communicate support for improved access to electricity.
- Create a portfolio of marketing collateral to promote project activities to target audiences, including program talking points, fact sheets, one-pagers, info kits, and similar;
- Conceptualize and implement communications campaigns based on technical team activities;
- Conceptualize and manage events to promote and support project work - such as technical workshops, high-level conferences, and peer-to-peer learning events - and develop communications as needed
- Lead the review, editing, and branding of all major contractual and technical deliverables in various publication forms for readability, spelling, grammar, accuracy, punctuation, consistency, and logic
- Organize staff trainings to develop communications skills, such as writing and editing best practices, developing success stories, and producing engaging social media posts;
- Perform any and all tasks as may be assigned by the Chief of Party or designee
Transparency, innovation, collaboration, sustainability: these are the hallmark issues shaping Federal government initiatives today. Deloitte's GPS practice is passionate about making an impact with lasting change. Carrying out missions in the GPS practice requires fresh thinking and a creative approach. We collaborate with teams from across our organization in order to bring the full breadth of Deloitte, its commercial and public sector expertise, to best support our clients. Our aspiration is to be the premier integrated solutions provider in helping to transform the public sector marketplace. Qualifications
- 5+ years of experiencein Program Management (PMO)
- Experience with strategic communications, publication, editorial, social media, stakeholder engagement and event management
- USAID experience
- Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Journalism, Media Studies, or other related field
- Ability to support engagements of greater than average size and complexity
- Ability to lead multiple teams and multiple clients with confidence
- Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills
- Professional oral and written communication skills
- Ability to mentor and manage junior staff and further their professional growth
- Authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship; ability to work onsite with the client in Nigeria throughout the duration of the project
- Willingness to travel for the project as needed, which will likely include international and/or overseas travel
- Experience in international development and aid efforts
- Subject matter expertise in one or more of the following: change and communications management, communications strategy and planning, stakeholder engagement planning, social media strategy, event management, business writing/communication
How you'll grow
- Master's Degree preferred
- Ability to start a new position with 2-3 weeks' notice upon accepting an offer
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