Job Vacancies At Management Alternatives Limited

Vacancies for the following positions

COMMUNICATION OFFICER

CODE: MAL/WRA/02
WORK LOCATION: Abuja
REPORTS TO: National Coordinator

POSITION OVERVIEW
Strong effective and inspiring communications are critical to the success of this project.  The Communications Officer will take the lead role in ensuring clear consistent messaging is delivered to a wide variety of internal and external audiences

PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS
Develop and manage work plans that support WRA Nigeria’s advocacy objectives and reporting requirements
Support the National Coordinator with advocacy campaign and project strategy development and implementation
Manage activity planning and implementation, and monitoring and evaluation, including supporting logistics for all meetings, such as advocacy workshops, core group meetings, and Board of Directors meetings
Document project activities and write project activity reports; collect and maintain records as part of results management plan.

Ensure all activities, expenses, and reports are in accordance with WRAN policies, financial management firms policies and procedures, donor requirements, and (sub)grant agreements, including meeting all reporting deadlines
Support WRAN’s financial agent/host with preparing monthly financial reports. Monitor (sub)grant spending and ensure compliance with (sub)grant and donor requirements, and proposing revisions to the budget or workplan, as necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS
Qualifications necessary to perform the core functions of the position
Bachelor’s degree in international studies, international development, business administration, or other related field required; medical doctor, nursing, or post-graduate degree in any related field is preferred
Minimum of 5 years of experience in project management in Nigeria, in maternal health or public health preferred
Minimum of 3 years demonstrated experience with managing and monitoring (sub)grant-funded project finances, preparing and understanding project and operational financial reports, budget preparation, and budget-to-actual analysis, all with a high degree of accuracy
Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
Proven track record of successfully planning and managing grant-funded projects, which are on budget, on time, and without any notices of noncompliance from donors
Demonstrated superior project management and organizational skills, including experience developing and implementing shared project workplans
Respects and embraces diverse voices, placing a high value on participation at all levels, from grassroots to high government officials
Native-level fluency in English; excellent written and oral communications skills in English

OTHERS
Position requires a large amount of accountability to the WRA GS in the areas of messaging, documenting impact, and translating evidence-based impact into stories individuals relate to on a personal level
Occasional travel within Nigeria (outside of Abuja); possible international travel

PROJECT MANAGER

CODE: MAL/WRA/01
WORK LOCATION: Abuja
REPORTS TO: National Coordinator

POSITION OVERVIEW
The Project Manager is the primary person in Nigeria responsible for the implementation, administrative, and financial management of WRAN advocacy campaigns and projects. The position includes day-to-day organizing and campaign planning, as well as project and financial management.

PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS
Lead on strategic communications plan in support of the national advocacy objectives, including developing and delivering specific products
Develop and implement media plan
Maintain regular communication with WRA Nigeria individual and organizational members
Support National Coordinator, champions and members in messaging and communication platforms
Support project communication with government Ministries, members, and other stakeholders
Document project activities and write reports, with support from the Project Manager
Collect, collate and send stories from the national and subnational level to the Global Secretariat for dissemination to regional and global media and donors
Maintain NA communications files, including member rosters and meeting minutes
Qualifications necessary to perform the core functions of the position
Minimum of 5 years’ experience leading and delivering effective communications for advocacy initiatives, preferably in field of public health/maternal health in Nigeria
Experience developing and implementing communications plans; ability to analyze target audiences and develop appropriate tactics and products
Experience working directly with the media.
Demonstrated experience developing and producing professional, high-quality, targeted, and high-impact communications, such as reports, briefs, films, brochures, and websites
Experience in writing successful program reports in at least 2 if the following types: program reports to US government donors; program reports to other government donors; program reports to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; and program reports to other foundations
Experience in developing design and writing content of advocacy communications, including strong computer skills for newsletters and other electronic communications
Competency in the use of social media and driven to use innovative approaches to reach target audiences
Strong sense of purpose; personally and powerfully motivated to make an impact on women’s and families’ lives
Understanding of: causes of maternal mortality and morbidity, and the interventions needed; the specific safe motherhood issues in Nigeria; and other organizations’ past and current work on maternal health in Nigeria.
Bachelor’s degree in mass communications, journalism, international development, business administration, or other related field required; post-graduate degree in a related field, preferred
Results-oriented, success-driven, and has the ability to anticipate problems before they arise and take appropriate measures to resolve any issues
Communicates effectively and openly, and can foster consensus, problem solving and personal connections resulting in impact and change
Respects and embraces diverse voices, placing a high value on participation at all levels, from grassroots to high government officials
Ethical and engages in transparent, inclusive and fair practices
Demonstrated superior project management and organizational skills
Willingness to take on administrative or other additional tasks, as needed to accomplish work
Native-level fluency in English; excellent written and oral communications skills in English

OTHERS
Position requires a large amount of accountability to the WRA GS, as WRAN’s grantor, to deliver high-quality, and measurably high-impact, funded programs.
Frequent travel within Nigeria (outside of Abuja); occasional international travel

TO APPLY
Candidates should submit a one page Personal Profile and their CVs as one (1) word document to recruitment@mal.com.ng . The subject of the mail should be: Job Position-Code. Only submissions that follow the above guidelines will be selected for review. Only shortlisted applicants would be contacted. Application closes on the 9th of June, 2013

DUE DATE: 9 June, 2013

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