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Nigeria Communications and Relationships Specialist


  • Organization: OAF - One Acre Fund
  • Location: Nigeria
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: 2023-02-21

About One Acre Fund

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. Our 8,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across six core countries in Africa, we make farmers more prosperous by providing quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. On average, the farmers we serve harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund. 

To learn more about our work, take a look at our Why Work Here blog for more information.

About the Role

You will develop and manage communication and visibility strategies that support our Nigeria program. You will build and manage relationships with relevant partners in the public, private and non-profit sectors, including potential donors, to build networks and unlock opportunities for program growth in Nigeria. You will support in driving policy advocacy strategies leading to impact for farmers and de-risking our program.

This is a full-time job. You will report to the Government Relations and Partnerships lead based in Abuja.


Communications Strategy Design & Implementation

  • You will develop a communications strategy for engaging with stakeholders at different levels.
  • You will be responsible for organizing and coordinating brand building and networking events.
  • Produce communications materials to engage important contacts and keep them informed of our work, including quarterly reports, briefing notes, and official written correspondence.
  • Lead the development of content for OAF Radio program and other media engagement.

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Support the scoping of partnerships and networks for the Nigerian program.
  • Create and manage a database and dashboard of relevant stakeholders and partners in Nigeria.
  • Engage with partners in the public and private sector with a view to deepening and broadening. One Acre Fund's networks at the state and federal level.
  • Assist program expansion through relationship management with relevant authorities in new or targeted areas of operation

Policy Advocacy

  • Research policies, regulations, programs, and political developments relevant to field operations in Nigeria
  • Analyze policies and make recommendations to leadership to de-risk our operations.
  • Map and identify policy opportunities, gaps and risks at the state and federal levels and make recommendations to leadership.

Career Growth and Development

We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.


Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

  • A first degree in mass communication, political science, law or any relevant area. Candidates with training in communications and policy will be given additional consideration.
  • Work experience in government, business or NGO environments, especially work planning and executing on task.
  • At least 2 years experience managing government or partner relationships.
  • At least 2 years experience producing communication materials for stakeholders engagement.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience in research and report writing.
  • Collaborative approach; ability to work across many different departments effectively
  • Languages: English required

Contract Duration

2 Years

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Abuja, Nigeria


Health insurance, paid time off 


This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of Nigeria

Application Deadline

21 February 2023

One Acre Fund never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. Official One Acre Fund emails will always arrive from an address. Please report any suspicious communication here (, but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI), and anti-racism are deeply connected to our organization’s mission and purpose. One Acre Fund aspires to build a culture where all staff feel consistently valued, represented, and connected – so that our team can thrive as professionals, and achieve exceptional impact for the farmers we serve.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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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