Deputy Project Team Leader (Communications & Knowledge Management) at Finpact Development Foundation (FINDEF) – Sokoto & Zamfara

transparency, accountability, shared goals, honesty

Finpact Development Foundation (FINDEF) is an indigenous non-governmental organization. Our focus is on delivering lasting value through the work we do, making us trusted advisors to all our partners. We are actively involved in the food security, livelihood and education projects, as well as government-led NGO coordination committee platform. Our local presence, capacity, experience, relationships, understanding of local culture and context are all major factors that enable us deliver humanitarian response. We are guided by humanitarian principles and our working philosophy with partners includes commitment to transparency, accountability, shared goals, honesty and trust. We keep a fast paced environment where self-motivated and independent Individuals who are looking to constantly develop themselves thrive well. We pride ourselves in working at hard to reach communities while maintaining keen focus on culture and management structures that support excellent interaction with partners and stakeholders.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Deputy Project Team Leader (Communications & Knowledge Management)

Locations: Sokoto and Zamfara

Role Summary

  • The Deputy Project Team Leader will play a critical role in ensuring effective communication, knowledge management, and learning within the project.
  • This individual will be responsible for developing and implementing communication strategies, managing knowledge assets, and fostering collaboration and learning among project stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive communication strategy to raise awareness of the project’s objectives, activities, and achievements among stakeholders and the public.
  • Produce high-quality communication materials, including reports, presentations, newsletters, and social media content, to effectively communicate project progress and impact.
  • Manage project-related information and knowledge assets, including databases, documentation, and lessons learned, to facilitate learning and decision-making.
  • Facilitate knowledge sharing and collaboration among project staff, partners, and stakeholders through workshops, webinars, and other learning events.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of communication and knowledge management activities and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Support capacity building activities related to communication and knowledge management.
  • Lead the development and maintenance of a project knowledge management system.
  • Provide support to the Project Team Leader in overall project management and coordination.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Communication, Journalism, Knowledge Management, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in communications, knowledge management, or related roles, preferably in the development sector.
  • Strong writing, editing, and presentation skills, with the ability to communicate complex ideas clearly and concisely.
  • Proficiency in digital communication tools and platforms, including social media, websites, and multimedia content creation software.
  • Experience in managing social media accounts and digital marketing campaigns.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluating communication and knowledge management activities.

Application Closing Date
30th April, 2024.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Resume (not more than 3 pages) and Cover Letter (not more than one page) detailing why they are qualified for this position to: using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Important Information and Notice

  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and only qualified candidates will be contacted.
  • FINDEF is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disabilities.
  • Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • FINDEF does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process. FINDEF’s recruitment process is transparent, and merit based. Lobbying of any form is not allowed and can lead to disqualification.
  • FINDEF has zero tolerance to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse of beneficiaries. Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) is everyone’s responsibility, and all staff are required to adhere to the Code of Conduct, that enshrines principles of PSEA, at all times (both during work hours and outside work hours).
  • Familiarization with, and adherence to FINDEF’s Code of Conduct is an essential requirement for all staff, in addition to related mandatory training.
  • Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
  • This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, efforts, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position. Our organization procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
  • We are an equal opportunity employer. We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities.
  • This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various project locations.