Action Against Hunger is the world’s hunger specialist and leader in a global movement that aims to end life-threatening hunger for good within our lifetimes. For 40 years, the humanitarian and development organization has been on the front lines, treating and preventing hunger across nearly 50 countries. It served more than 21 million people in 2018 alone.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Media and Communication Assistant

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Job Type: Full Time
Start date: As Soon As Possible
Direct Line Manager: Advocacy Manager

Objective 1

  • Develop media and communication plan, tools and materials to increase awareness on ACTION AGAINST HUNGER programming to various stakeholders

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Liaise closely with the Advocacy team to develop and support the integration of new communication approaches, tools and techniques into ACTION AGAINST HUNGER programming.
  • Document and share good practices, innovation, and lessons learned from the programs’ interventions by consolidating regular updates, reports, case studies, briefs and wide range of IEC materials
  • Organization and implementation of the celebration of international/national days and campaigns (e.g. Global Handwashing Day etc).
  • Profile ACTION AGAINST HUNGER advocacy efforts by developing advocacy messages, materials, tools as well as multimedia content.
  • Undertake field visits to monitor the impact of the communication materials, messaging, use of tools identifying communication gaps and opportunities for a wider spread and reach critical masses with appropriate information.
  • Update mainstream and social media platforms, with good ability to make the necessary contacts within the various platforms.
  • Contribute immensely towards media and communication as part of advocacy development in all programs.
  • Support in identifying potential new strategic media partners and develop strategies for working with them.
  • Monitoring and supervision of media as part of advocacy-related partner activities and plans in Nigeria by ensuring that these are in line with ACTION AGAINST HUNGER country strategy.

Objective 2

  • Collect evidence-based information and testimonies that ACTION AGAINST HUNGER can use to inform programming and advocacy

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the state and national level advocacy agenda by collecting and providing evidence that leverage on project outcomes.
  • Collect and document beneficiary stories and testimonies that can be used for advocacy at a national and international level.
  • Promote cross-thematic learning through synergistic engagements, lessons learned and knowledge sharing workshops complementing other programmatic interventions within ACTION AGAINST HUNGER.
  • Perform additional activities as requested by the Advocacy Manager, and other members of the coordination team.

Objective 3

  • Maintain and organize communication data and materials

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Proactively cultivate relationships with key media contacts and compile and maintain contacts and a general database of stakeholders.
  • Assist logistics with tenders for outsourced services relating to communications and media.
  • Collect data for the production of new communications material.
  • Manage ACTION AGAINST HUNGER image and video library for communication, reporting and other needs.
  • Liaise with media outlets to package information and ensure external visibility with appropriate information and messages targeting a wider audience, including preparation of talking points, media briefs, and press releases.

Objective 4

  • Document and share good practice from planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of program activities at the local community and state levels.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Support to organize learning, knowledge sharing and capitalization workshops at state and national levels in collaboration with relevant teams.
  • Support the timely dissemination of program information internally and externally.
  • Assist in the dissemination of communication planning, monitoring, evaluation, accountability and impact assessment are documented, shared and considered in the design of new projects and technical plans and are discussed during periodic program reviews and ultimately fed into current work and future program development

Internal & External Relationship

  • Advocacy Manager: Hierarchical relationship – reporting, exchange of information and collaboration on program, operational and other issues, exchange of information, collaboration, coordination on early recovery, policy and development agenda
  • Technical Coordinators: exchange of information and collaboration on program issues
  • Deputy Country Director/ Grant HOD – Technical Unit/Knowledge Management Team: Collaboration and exchange of information on technical program issues.
  • Deputy Country Director – Humanitarian/Area Coordinators: exchange of information on challenges and concerns within the humanitarian response.


  • International and Local Aid Organizations: exchange of information
  • Media: Exchange of Information and liaison

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a reputed university in Mass Communications & Journalism, Media Studies, Communications Strategy, Development Communication or relevant discipline.
  • At least 1- 2 years of relevant experience in journalism, media relations or communications.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Good photography and videography skills.
  • Intermediate knowledge of video and photo editing software.

Skills and Experience

  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and culturally sensitive;
  • Excellent team player;
  • Previous experience with advocacy or communication duties;
  • Microsoft Office Skills (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word) and graphic design;
  • Experience in designing and leading media campaign or communication strategies;
  • Previous experience in the humanitarian or development context;
  • Commitment to ACTION AGAINST HUNGER mission, values, and policy;
  • Familiar with Northeast Nigeria context;
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.


  • Previous experience with ACTION AGAINST HUNGER;
  • Fluency in Hausa or Kanuri (written and spoken);
  • Administrative and management competence would be an asset;
  • Experience in handling of web-based management systems.

Minimum Basic Salary

  • NGN 156,995 per Month.

Application Closing Date
Monday, 27th January, 2020.

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