Data & Communication Officer at Jesuit Refugee Services

  • The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organisation with a mission to accompany, serve and advocate on behalf of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. JRS undertakes services at national and regional levels with the support of an international office in Rome. Founded in November 1980 as a work of the Society of Jesus, JRS was …

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    Data & Communication Officer

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience 2 – 5 years
    • Location Adamawa , Borno
    • Job Field Media / Advertising / Branding&nbsp , NGO/Non-Profit&nbsp

    Job Title: Data & Communication Officer                                                     Supervisor: Head of Programmes

    Country of Assignment: Nigeria                                                                  Regional Directorate: West Africa

    Place of Assignment: Either Mubi, Adamawa State or Maiduguri, Borno State.     

    Job Summary

    Under the supervision of the Head of Programmes, The Data & Communications Officer will produce communication and fundraising resources and pursue media opportunities and exposure. S/he will manage data and provide technical support in the implementation of humanitarian interventions.

    Support our internal and external communications strategy, write and disseminate publicity material, coordinate promotional events, write and distribute content to promote organization’s activities.


    • Travel frequently to field projects to pro-actively and re-actively obtain and pitch resources. Gather and prepare communication materials for input into the document management software and online photo and video databases (photos, video footage, stories, quotes, programme updates, reports, interviews).
    • Write, edit, and distribute content, including publications, press releases, website content, annual reports, speeches, and other marketing material that communicates the organization’s activities and services.
    • Establish and maintain effective relationships with journalists, and maintain a media database.
    • Seek opportunities to enhance the reputation of JRS humanitarian field activities, and coordinate publicity events as required.
    • Maintain records of media coverage and collate analytics and metrics.
    • Proficiency in design and publishing software.
    • Manage conflict as it arises and escalate to management.
    • Establish and maintain effective relationships with journalists, and maintain a media database.
    • Provide technical and IT support to team members as needed
    • Collect and manage program data and prepare reports as needed. 

    Required Profile 

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, or related field

    Experience and Qualification

    • Minimum of 2 – 5 years’ relevant experience in a communications role. 
    • Strong experience in graphics, photography.
    • Proven technical and practical experience in multimedia, web and the use of digital tools.
    • Excellent writing skills and experience in writing reports, publicity materials, etc. 


    • Adhere to JRS values and abide by the code of conduct and other policies.
    • Knowledge of desktop publishing software (InDesign/Photoshop).
    • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
    • Good time management and organizational skills.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office, content management systems, and social media platforms.
    • Excellent oral communication in English and in a local language.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: [email protected] using the position as subject of email.

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