23 Jun 2016

Full-Time Deputy Press and Public Affairs Officer

Toni AdewunmiAnywhere

Job Description

View Vacancy – Deputy Press and Public Affairs Officer
The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.
Job Category
Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
Job Subcategory
Communications, Press and Media
Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)
Main purpose of job:

The successful candidate will work within the Press and Public Affairs Team to deliver and implement a range of communications tasks to support and project the objectives of the British Government in Nigeria. Duties will include, but will not be limited to, briefing and engaging a broad range of media outlets to deliver HMG messages, and managing the British High Commission’s digital media platforms and audio-visual material. The successful candidate will also provide tailored communications planning support to government departments working on the BHC platform.

Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve?:

Monitor digital, print and broadcast media for issues of interest to the UK mission in Nigeria
Provide briefing and media handling support to the High Commissioner and other senior officials
Manage the British High Commission Abuja webpage and digital media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter
Prepare draft news releases for the press
Maintain an up-to-date database of media contacts for the BHC, including staying engaged with a broad range of international and domestic journalists
Work with Nigeria-based HMG departments, including British Council, Department for International Development, UK Trade & Investment and UK Visas & Immigration to establish and implement appropriate campaign plans and to ensure that HMG communication is coordinated
Contribute to the development and production of communication tools at post including infographics and short video clips.
Photograph and record BHC and other HMG departments’ activities as required
Keep a well organised electronic library of photos and audio/visual files for use in publications, productions or for release to the media
Essential qualifications and experience
At least 3 years experience work experience in a media, marketing or public relations role
Thorough knowledge of social media, including the ability to analyse usage in order to shape BHC engagement and to focus campaigns
Excellent analytical, communication and presentation skills
IT literate with specific knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel programmes
Desirable qualifications and experience
Evidence of maintaining effective professional networks of contacts
Evidence of designing and delivering communications plans
Photography and/or graphic design skills
The ability to work as part of a busy, creative team, as well as willingness to provide support to team members when needs be
Resilience, flexibility and ability to deliver quality under pressure and against strict deadlines
Required competencies
Seeing the Big Picture, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Engaging Internationally
Application deadline
6 July 2016
B3 (L)
Type of Position
Fixed Term
Duration of Post
12 months
Location (City)
Type of Post
British High Commission
Starting monthly salary ()
N 493,126
Start Date
8 August 2016
Other benefits and conditions of employment
For more information about the FCO competencies please refer the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-service-competency-framework
Additional information
Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Abuja are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Nigeria.
Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.
Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted.
Any questions you may have about this position will only be answered during interview, should you be invited.

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