Nigeria: Communications Manager, You Lead

Organization: Cuso International
Country: Nigeria
Closing date: 19 Oct 2016

Communications Manager, You Lead

Calabar, Nigeria


Cuso International is currently implementing a five-year project titled, Youth Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Access and Development Project (YouLead). YouLead supports the creation of youth-led enterprises and employment for young women and men in the natural resource sector in Cross River State, Nigeria. Cuso International and implementing partners are developing a youth-driven approach to support sustainable economic activities in key sectors (forestry, agriculture, aquaculture and eco-tourism) identified by the CRS government and other stakeholders. The project is also strengthening capacity of government at State and LGA levels, youth-serving civil society organizations, training organizations, and financial institutions to develop and implement a gender-responsive NRM ‘green jobs/green economy’ policy framework as the basis of increasing employment, self-employment and secured livelihoods for young women and men in the natural resource sectors.

Cuso is recruiting a Communications Manager in its office of Calabar, Nigeria. The incumbent will need to implement communications and marketing strategy that will support the success of the project and provide timely and relevant information to project stakeholders with support and guidance from the Director of Communications based at the Cuso International HQ. In addition, the incumbent will supervise/build the capacity of the Communications Officer in carrying out work related functions.


The Communications Manager reports to the Project Team Leader and will work in close collaboration with the Country Director with regards to external communications and advocacy messages. The Communications Manager will also work in close collaboration with various Component Managers to maintain strong understanding of Cuso International’s priorities and programs in Cross River State. The position is based in Calabar, Cross River State with occasional travels to 18 Local Government Areas in CRS.


The ideal candidate has at least 5 years of experience in development communications, working under high complex environment to put out communication products to showcase project achievements, lesson learned, preparing quality briefs for senior officers, producing documents for fund raising. Ideally, the candidate has extensive experience working for an international NGO in a pressured environment. The candidate has a degree in Communications, International Development or a related area, solid experience in leading communication initiatives in developing countries like Nigeria or in other west Africa countries and has experience in knowledge management.

How to apply:

Deadline for applications is Wednesday, October 19th, 2016. Additional information can be found at–youlead-communications-manager–aug-2016.pdf?sfvrsn=2

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