Child Protection Project Manager at Search for Common Ground (SFCG)

Media Coordinator at Search for Common Ground (SFCG)

  • Contract
  • Nigeria

Search for Common Ground (SFCG) is an international non-profit organization that promotes the peaceful resolution of conflict. With headquarters in Washington, DC and Brussels, Belgium, Search’s mission is to transform how individuals, organizations, and governments deal with conflict – away from destructive approaches towards cooperative solutions. With more than 600 staff worldwide, Search implements projects in more than 30 countries across the globe.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Media Coordinator

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Full Time

Position Summary

  • Search for Common Ground seeks a professional, motivated, and creative Media Coordinator who will develop and implement the media component under the project. Specifically, the Media coordinator will manage the media team and the implementation of all the media activities; organize and supervise the implementation of media campaigns to raise public awareness and knowledge around issues as they relate to the local context of the target States.
  • Under the direct supervision of the Head of Office and functionally managed by the National Media manager, the position holder will also follow Search’s media programming approach to create high-quality relevant radio and television programs, which increase public awareness of these issues across the target locations and contribute to changing attitudes and challenging stereotypes.
  • The Media Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing all the radio and television production and liaising with the partner FM radio and television stations for broadcasting. The position will be based in Maiduguri and will include frequent travel to the field.

About the Project

  • In the past decade, states in the North East region of Nigeria have faced frequent attacks by Boko Haram militants leading to widespread displacement, violations of national laws, international humanitarian and human rights laws, and a deepening humanitarian crisis. Children, who are the most vulnerable members of society, have suffered the worst impacts as pre-existing problems of access to social protection, education and healthcare increase, new threats emerge, and the systems to protect children fail.
  • This project aims to ensure that children verified and separated from CJTF receive a comprehensive child protection package including counselling, psychosocial support and socio-economic reintegration and that their communities understand the importance of their separation and reintegration.
  • Search will work closely with the children, their families and communities, and CJTF to address the psychosocial and economic needs of the children and to influence the attitudes of communities and CJTF so they understand the negative impact of associating with armed groups on children and prevent the CJTF from using children.
  • By increasing the resilience of children associated with CJTF and increasing their employability, this project will facilitate lasting reintegration of these children and amplify positive narratives around their role in communities as productive civilian actors and agents for peace.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Deploy a mix media approach to covering media programs i.e record short videos that can be adapted for other platforms such as Instagram and Youtube
  • Support the Senior Subgrants, Compliance and Accounts Coordinator to collate RFQs to negotiate for contracts for the production and broadcast  of  discussion programs, UN Women films, promotional jingles and other relevant media products
  • Listen and report all aired episodes of radio program and provide constructive feedback to partner producers/presenters during the weekly postmortem and make projection towards the next episode
  • Design a weekly tracker for the radio program
  • Track organization’s news coverage through online and traditional sources 
  • Provide support in writing, formatting and editing communications/media/outreach materials
  • Coordinate with the program teams to integrate program messages into media programming streams
  • Coordinate activities of media staff;
  • Develop relations with media actors
  • Support the Communications team by sharing relevant content relating to the project for publishing and distributing on Search’s Social media platforms
  • Capture photos and success stories in all Search meetings, trainings and events
  • Assist in editing and proofreading documents, materials
  • Contribute to visibility efforts, i.e. assist in planning of media visits
  • Report all media-related activities and feed into donor reports; 
  • Provide weekly updates to the Media Manager and Head of Office
  • Support with development of weekly context update
  • Work closely with the DMEL team Identify lessons learned, constraints, and project impacts based on a determined theme and/or sector for inclusion in Quarterly Reports.
  • Maintain project files, electronic files, project Library and other resources
  • Assist in mobilizing media for events where necessary


  • At least 3 years of experience in coordinating media projects, programs and media teams; including television production;
  • Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent in Media & Communication Studies, Peace Building, Conflict, Security Studies, Political or Social Science, International Studies, Public Administration, Development Studies and experience in a related area. 
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting the design and production of Multimedia content for radio, television and social media platforms which is not limited to talk show, drama, , feature films and/or documentaries;
  • Demonstrated skills in utilizing editing tools to produce multimedia content
  • Understand opportunities in key Nigeria media markets and thorough understanding of requirements of different kinds of media i.e. print, TV, radio, and online;
  • Support and assist the Media Manager to develop and implement an effective communication strategy 
  • In coordination with the Media Manager oversee all the project’s radio and television production and liaising with the partner FM radio and television stations for broadcasting.
  • Knowledge of civil society organisations, government agencies, private sector companies and international development agencies, with experience of working in partnership within some of these sectors;
  • Written and verbal communications skills 
  • Experience of partnership building, with experience of influencing stakeholders and establishing and maintaining strong partnerships;
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and strong interpersonal skills;
  • Commitment to SFCG’s aims and a clear understanding of the links between policy, lobbying, campaigning and media work and of how policy change can be achieved through effective advocacy;
  • Organisational skills and attention to detail;
  • Ability to manage competing priorities in a rapidly changing environment;
  • Demonstrate capacity to adapt to a multi-cultural context, and tolerance and respect to issues related to gender, religion, race and nationality;


  • Fluency in oral and written English and Hausa is essential;
  • Good knowledge of other local languages will be an asset.

Application Closing Date
11th October, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Application Documents
Interested candidates should send the following to our Career Portal:

  • Current resume 
  • Cover Letter (which includes expectations of compensation and projected start date).


  • As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.
  • Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. Please see our website for full details of our work.
  • All Search Employees must adhere to the values: Collaboration- Audacity – Tenacity – Empathy – Results. In accordance with these values, Search enforces compliance with the Code of Conduct and related policies on Anti Workplace Harassment, Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Conflict of Interest and Anti-fraud. Search is committed to safeguarding the interests, rights, and well-being of children, youth and vulnerable adults with whom it is in contact and to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for children, youth, and vulnerable adults.
  • Search for Common Ground does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

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