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Graduate Communications And Events Coordinator At Girl Hub - NGO

Date Posted: 13/Mar/2014
Deadline: 24/Mar/2014
  • Specialization Admin / Finance
  • Industry
  • Experience 0 year(s)
  • Location Nigeria


Position: Communications and Events Coordinator

Reporting line: Partnerships and Communications Manager


Girl Hub Nigeria seeks an organized, efficient, go-getter with experience in event planning and coordination, and project management to support the growing Communications and Partnerships function.


Girl Hub is a strategic partnership between the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the Nike Foundation. We currently operate in three countries: Rwanda, Ethiopia, and Nigeria, with a head office in London. Girl Hub Nigeria’s mission is to transform the lives of Northern Nigerian adolescent girls by repositioning them in society as critical drivers for development. We support the girl effect, a movement that's about leveraging the unique potential of adolescent girls to stop poverty before it starts, for themselves, their families, and their communities.


Girl Hub Nigeria is a catalyst organization; we do not create nor implement programs for girls. Rather, we support others in their own efforts to deliver more and better for girls in the following ways:

  • We Inspire the Girl to reach her full potential using a variety of innovative brand and social communications platforms for behavioural change.
  • We Gather, Build Evidence of the unique challenges girls face, their needs and desires (“Insights”), and success stories via a combination of development expertise, robust research, monitoring and learning frameworks.
  • We Catalyse Critical Partnerships with and among developmental organisations, government, institutional donors, and private sector actors in order to foster a girl advocacy ecosystem that produces more effective and sustainable solutions to girls’ issues.
  • We Influence Policy by informing, inspiring, and equipping leaders and critical stakeholders to support girls in reaching their potential.


The role of the Communications and Events Coordinator is to support the day-to-day work streams of the Communications and Partnerships team, maintain core communications frameworks and infrastructure, and support the planning and coordination of GHN events and engagements year-round.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:*

  • Support in Girl Hub Nigeria event coordination and execution
  • Maintain internal Girl Hub Nigeria calendar
  • Support in development of talking points, letters, briefings, and other written materials for Country Director and partners
  • Support in content collection, media coordination, and development of creative assets
  • Prepare correspondence with partners
  • Support in coordinating high level visits
  • Manage printing and other physical collateral production
  • Manage and track contracts
  • Manage day-to-day communications budget

The Ideal Candidate: Is This You?

You are self-motivating, self-starting, and proactive. You appreciate working within a team but are even more excited to lead individual strands of work. You don’t need a whole lot of supervision, just guidance and direction. You’re a goal-oriented, planner and organizer, pulling together many tiny details to create a masterpiece. Simply put, you make big things happen. You are able to take a seemingly enormous idea and break it down into smaller, achievable tasks, which you can coordinate and execute towards delivery of the bigger, unified vision.You are an efficient multi-tasker: You use your people skills and organizing prowess to keep everyone else on-schedule and on-time, because timing is everything when it comes to delivering success. You can juggle multiple projects at a time with no sweat. You’re always on time and on deadline.You are a reliable and dependable team player: You put out fires before people even realize they’re happening. You pride yourself on the level of support and dependability you provide the teams you are a part of -- you’re most likely the backbone of the entire operation – and are a deeply valued team player. You are invested in a career in marketing & communications: You are interested in a career in communications, project management, and/or events, and have a track record / experience to prove it.

Essential Skills: Do You Posses These Qualities?

  • Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Extremely attentive to detail (most important): You’re the person who makes sure that all grounds have been covered, even if it means asking more questions than some people may think necessary. You don’t shy away from over-preparation; you’d rather be safe than sorry.
  • Experience managing budgets and contracts: In excel, or other project management, budgeting software. (Experience with CRM tools a plus, but not required).
  • Ability to work in diverse team: Girl Hub Nigeria’s team comprises a range of personalities, cultures, political views, and schools of thought. It makes work interesting and exciting, as we constantly learn from each other. We’re interested in a candidate that sees the value in working as part of a very diverse team.
  • BA degree required: This is preferred as the communications and events coordinator role is a language-intense and/or communications field. You will need to be able to demonstrate strong written and verbal communication in your application.
  • Local and/or Industry Experience: Record of work in West Africa/Nigeria and/or coordinating events for important stakeholders preferred. Experience in both public and private sector welcome.
  • A Good Balance of Creativity and Practicality: There is some room to be very creative in this role, but it must be balanced with a strong sense of practicality and planning. The coordinator will work within the larger Communications and Partnerships team to concept ideas and strategies to deliver on Girl Hub Nigeria’s goals, but will mainly be responsible for implementing them.

How to apply:

If you’d like to apply to this position, please send to the following to [email protected]:

  • Cover Letter detailing your interest in the position and summarising your qualifications (800 words, max)
  • A current resume/CV
  • Two writing sample of no more than 1000 words.

For the writing sample: Press releases, project planning communications, or other samples

that might mirror the kinds of writing you’d be doing in this role preferred, but not required.

Application Deadline: March 25th, 2014

Expected Start Date: June 1st, 2014

Please Note: All applications submitted without a cover letter and/or writing sample will be discarded.


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