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Grants Management and Communications Specialist

Yola (Nigeria)

Overall purpose of the role

The Grants Management and Communications Specialist is responsible for ensure that all information and data collected from the field is compiled, documented, analyzed and reported in a results-based and timely manner for DRC Nigeria internal purposes and as per donor requirements. The position is also responsible to develop high-quality communication products, highlighting DRC Nigeria programme activities for external audiences.



  • Support programme unit to compile high quality concept papers and proposals, specially your role will be compilation of inputs and editing of concept/proposal documents
  • Ensure updating of DRC Nigeria grant files for ease of reference
  • Regularly update rant portfolio document, highlighting reporting timelines, as well as concept and proposal development timelines



  • Under the direction of the QAM and in coordination with programme sector managers and the M&E Specialist, ensure timely compilation of programme and project data to meet internal, donor, and sector coordination reporting requirements by deadline;
  • Ensure templates and processes are fit for purpose to collect relevant quantitative and qualitative information required for reporting to a range of stakeholders;
  • Conduct capacity building with programme and support unit staff to ensure reporting requirements and toolkits are used effectively;
  • Provide editing and quality assurance of all internal and external reports for review by the QAM prior to dissemination.



  • Under the direction of the QAM, develop, implement, and monitor a communication and visibility plan to facilitate better understanding among partners, donors, beneficiaries and host communities, media, the general public, and government stakeholders about DRC-DDG as an organization and programme achievements and progress;
  • Act as the focal point for collecting and compiling information to produce external communication products promoting the contribution of DRC-DDG Nigeria to the crisis response, ensuring protection principles and standards are adhered to in all products disseminated publicly;
  • Undertake field visits to produce creative and engaging communications products to raise awareness of the crisis in northeast Nigeria and the humanitarian response efforts of DRC-DDG;
  • Provide high-quality editing of text and visual materials and products to the standard required for public dissemination;
  • Maintain and update DRC-DDG Nigeria country profile documents, fact sheets, and presentations for external audiences;
  • Ensure all DRC-DDG and donor visibility requirements and communications commitments are implemented;
  •  In coordination with the PDQM, liaise with DRC-DDG West Africa regional office and headquarters communications focal points as required.

Experience and technical competencies:

  • At least 2-3 years of professional experience working with humanitarian / development organizations with responsibilities for grants, reporting and/or communications;
  • Knowledge of relevant sectoral areas implemented by DRC-DDG Nigeria programmes – including protection, food security, WASH, shelter, NFIs, mine action, mine risk education, and armed violence reduction;
  • Highly developed skills and demonstrated capacity in editing of written and audio-visual reporting and communication products to the quality required for submission and dissemination to external audiences;
  • Advanced computer literacy in publishing and design software (Office suite, Adobe, InDesign, etc), evidenced by a portfolio of communications products produced by the candidate;
  • Demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively in a multi-cultural environment with competing priorities, tight deadlines, and in a complex emergency context;
  •  Ability to live and work in an insecure and high stress environment.


  • University degree in a relevant field such as social sciences, development studies, journalism, communications or similar;
  •  Certification or equivalent professional experience in graphic design, publishing, or similar.


  • English – fluent with capacity to produce high-quality written products for formal reporting and public communication purposes
  •  Hausa and other languages used in northeast Nigeria an asset, but not essential to the position

We offer

Contract length: 12 months, renewable

Level: A16

Designation of Duty Station: Yola, Nigeria

Start date: 1st September 2018

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Yola (Nigeria)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Procurement
    • Communication and Public Information
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
  • Closing Date: 2018-07-23

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