Communications and Learning Officer at United Purpose

United Purpose (formerly Concern Universal) is an international development organisation that works through local partners to tackle poverty and has been active in Nigeria since 2001.United Purpose is the Executing Agency (EA) for the Rural Sanitation & Hygiene Promotion in Nigeria (RUSHPIN) Programme funded by the UN WSSCC Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) and the Nigerian Government. The programme aims to significantly increase sanitation coverage and sustained hygiene behavioural change in six Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Cross River and Bernie States, and to serve as a model towards state wide coverage for sanitation that can be marketed and replicated in other States.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Communications and Learning OfficerLocation: Cross River (Calabar) Responsible to: Rushpin Programme ManagerManages: Communications and learning of RUSHPIN Budget Responsibilities: Workplans Relationship to others: Work closely with PSO, State & LGA Technical Officers, Finance Manager, Grant Accountant, Partners, Government Agencies and other stakeholders. Job DescriptionThe position offered will form part of the team for United Purpose's ongoing Global Sanitation Fund programme on the eradication of open defecation, increased sanitation and improved hygiene practices.Job PurposeTo strengthen the communications and media work, learning and sharing in the RUSHPIN Programme and more widely in UP and to WSSCC/GSF. The incumbent will engage the partners and broader public on advocacy issues and raise the profile of UP, primarily through communication tools, media and events.S/he will have a key role in developing, improving, adopting, and sharing best practices and innovative approaches in sanitation and hygiene promotion.Main Duties and ResponsibilitiesTo implement UP’s communications in the context of the advocacy, Organisational Learning & Knowledge Management, and Behaviour Change and Communication strategies;To report on the progress of the communication work plan including the coordinationof the delivery of its outputs;To develop communication messages relevant to the Programme and UP’s work and streamlining UP’s messaging;Support the team responding to other emerging tasks as may be requiredSpecific ResponsibilitiesOperation and Monitoring:Support programme staff and partners in documenting human stories;To support the recording and documenting of best practices in approaches, methodologies and techniques;To oversee internal and external communication and media work of UP to reach out more effectively to Programme target audiences;To develop media communication for the print media, newsletters and social media;To monitor and analyse how the Programme and UP is covered in the media;To review and monitor progress of outreach opportunities and take follow-up actions;Build capacity of partners to develop and implement communication and learning strategies;Monitor programme communications budget.Corporate Management:Support Programme Manager to review and input to terms of references for external evaluations;Strengthen GSF Programme and UP’s branding consistent with the organisations’ global plans;Organise jointly with RUSHPIN team communication actions and events;Conduct reviews of RUSHPIN and UP’s communication strategies and plans.Reporting and Documentation:Support Programme Manager and team in developing monthly, quarterly, six-month and annual reports;Improve the programme's effectiveness through systematic learning and the promotion of best practices and innovations in sanitation and hygiene;Efficiently and systematically capture, develop, store, retrieve and share knowledge to achieve programme objectives.Learning and Sharing:Identify & share documented learnings and practices with partners and programme and UP staff;Support partners to improve learning and sharing mechanisms with their interventions;Promote culture of two way learning in the organisation;Ensure externally generated ideas, learnings and practices are introduced to the programme and more broadly in UP.Contribution to effectiveness of the Programme and UP:Work collaboratively with other programmes to strengthen integration and cross learning in the country programme and with WSSCC/GSFDemonstrate willingness to take the initiative, be creative and contribute to overall goals. 

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