Advocacy and Communication Specialist at Network of People Living With HIV in Nigeria (NEPWHAN)

Network of People Living with HIV and AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWHAN)

Network of People Living with HIV and AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWHAN) was established in 1998 as a non-governmental Organization to serve as a collective voice of PLHIV in the Country. The Organization is registered with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in Nigeria in September 2004.

NEPWHAN is now Seventeen (17) Years Old as a vibrant patient community network in Nigeria. The network formed since 1998 has established structures at the zonal and all States including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and as well saddled with the responsibility of coordinating, supervising and monitoring activities and programs of over 1, 030 support groups membership across the Federation making it one of the biggest Patient network in Africa. Our GOALNEPWHAN has formed constituent bodies; Association of Youth Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (APYIN), Association of Women Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (ASWHAN), Association of Religious Leaders Living with and Personally Affected by HIV/AIDS (NINERELA+) to advocate and provide HIV programming intervention for the specific needs of their targets and members.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Advocacy and Communication Specialist

Location: Abuja (FCT)
Employment Type: Contract
Reports to: National Coordinator/ Program Manager

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and carry out campaigns to raise awareness of important issues and influence policy changes.
  • Research and analyze policy trends and stakeholder viewpoints.
  • Establish and nurture relationships with policymakers and other stakeholders to advance our advocacy goals.
  • Create and distribute advocacy materials, including briefs, fact sheets, and press releases.
  • Organize advocacy events to garner support for our organization’s priorities.
  • Monitor media coverage and public discussions relevant to our focus areas and respond as needed.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to align advocacy and communication efforts with organizational strategies.
  • Evaluate the impact of advocacy and communication activities and report findings to senior management.
  • Collaborate with the National Coordinator on program-related tasks.
  • Attend and report on discussions at State Coordination meetings.
  • Coordinate with advertising firms and partners on messaging and materials for caregivers and providers.
  • Provide monthly reports to the NEPWHAN National Coordinator and Program Manager.
  • Work with partners to promote communication and counseling for health workers addressing gender-based violence and stigma.
  • Contribute to project exit strategies and sustainability planning.
  • Network with governments, CSOs, and community partners to strengthen HIV programs.
  • Manage the deployment and distribution of prevention resources.
  • Document advocacy and communication progress and report regularly.
  • Assist local implementing agencies in designing and implementing communication interventions.
  • Conduct capacity-building activities related to advocacy and SBCC at zonal levels.
  • Coordinate the development of communication materials and provide feedback on media materials.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders in HIV/AIDS/STI/TB prevention and treatment efforts.
  • Assist in identifying and contracting consultants for SBC activities.
  • Mobilize collaboration and resource sourcing for gender and vulnerability initiatives.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Policy, Political Science, or related field
  • A Master’s Degree is desirable and an added advantage.
  • 10-15 years of proven experience in advocacy, public affairs, donors, or government relations.
  • Understanding of policy processes and political dynamics at various levels.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Experience managing advocacy campaigns and using various communication channels.
  • Strong project management skills and ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and advocacy/communication tools.

Application Closing Date
27th May, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications (detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter) electronically to: using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

Note: Application and Curriculum Vitae should be mailed as One MS Word Document or PDF. Please specify the position for which you are applying in the subject line.