Communications Officer

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Norwegian Refugee Council




If you are those people, the Norwegian Refugee Council in Nigeria is looking for an enthusiastic, and passionate Communications officer to join our team in Abuja, federal capital. The communications officer will support the day to day communication functions for NRC.


  • Deliver and support the implementation of  communications plans, products and packages with an emphasis on social media content and multimedia packages to accompany key media products.
  • Work with programmes teams to develop success stories and content featuring the delivery of NRC programmes. 
  • Explore and utilize innovative and emerging communication tools and new media in support of the advocacy and communications strategy.
  • In coordination with the Media and Communications Coordinator and other NRC staff, regularly package NRC’s success stories ready to be placed in on the NRC website, Donor websites, online news platforms and social media.
  • Support plans for increasing the visibility of the country programme through audio-visual material to  Regional and Global social media platforms.
  • Produce multimedia materials for social media use including short videos, graphics and web stories for digital use.
  • Liaising with Area offices to support them to communicate their success stories and results, offering mentoring and advice when needed.
  • Prepare periodic reports and summaries for the management on regional communications activities.
  • Perform any other tasks as requested by the Country Advocacy Manager or Media and Communications Coordinator towards implementation of NRC Nigeria’s Advocacy, Media and Communications Strategies.


Generic professional competencies for this position: 

  • Higher relevant university degree in journalism, media, communications is highly regarded but experience, motivation and/or demonstrated ability is more important.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in journalism and/or media management, including experience in social media. Experience working in communications for a humanitarian organisation will also be highly appreciated. 
  • Excellent English oral and written. Knowledge of local languages is desired.
  • Advanced photography, filming, and social media skills. High level of computer literacy, including use of Word, PowerPoint, Photoshop, high level photography and videography skills.

Context related skills, knowledge and experience (shall be adapted to the specific position): 

  • Knowledge of social media use. 
  • Knowledge of communicating humanitarian needs and ethical reporting of beneficiaries.
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and dedication to humanitarian work. 
  • Flexibility including ability to work overtime on weekends and evenings according to need and requests. 





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