Media & Communications Manager at Amnesty International

Amnesty International is a global movement with the aim to end human rights abuses. Independent, international, and influential; we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they’re denied. Amnesty International Nigeria is a national entity that is part of the global and we campaign for meaningful human rights change to build a culture of respect for human rights in Nigeria.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Media & Communications Manager

Location: Abuja
Type: Fixed Term Contract
Contract Duration: 2 Years
No of weekly working hours: 40

Job Summary

  • We are looking for a media professional to develop media strategies and plans to help achieve its campaign objectives.
  • The role would involve communicating Amnesty’s campaigns and projects to national and regional media, and effectively contributing to the development and implementation of strategies to establish a sustained campaign presence across a range of media outlets.

Working Relationships:

  • Reporting to: Director – Amnesty International Nigeria
  • Posts that this job manages: Media Assistant, Campaigner, and interns.
  • Other key relationships: Amnesty International Nigeria staff particularly the researchers, programme manager and the Finance and Office Manager; International Secretariat (IS) particularly the thematic programme leads.

Main Responsibilities

  • Develop and build a robust campaign and media strategy for Amnesty International Nigeria’s campaign and projects.
  • Manage the organisation’s presence on social media sites including Facebook, X, YouTube, WhatsApp and other similar community sites, posting on relevant blogs, and seeding content into social applications as needed.
  • Locate and engage advocates on priority areas within the community (Facebook, X, YouTube, Instagram, and WhatsApp) to foster dialogue.
  • Draft media materials, including press releases, statements, quotes and briefing documents ensuring accuracy, appropriate sign off and placement.
  • Communicate briefs to external parties, and validate every content and material used by Amnesty International Nigeria
  • Ensure key messages are accurately and consistently expressed in relevant media.
  • Develop and promote press releases and Briefing published by Amnesty International Nigeria
  • Develop a strong response strategy to showcase Amnesty International Nigeria’s role as a conscientious watchdog on human rights issues
  • Monitor national/international trends, political-economic issues, and other developments relevant to the Amnesty International priority areas.
  • Provide a weekly summary of analytics of our social media platforms and regularly share insights and analytics gained from social media monitoring with the team.
  • Provide a monthly report on the organisation’s media presence, trends, opportunities and challenges.
  • Explore alternative channels to disseminate Organisation’s message and showcase its work.
  • Promote as day-to-day liaison between the Amnesty International Nigeria and its online communities;

Relationship Management:

  • Manage Amnesty International’s relationships with traditional media partners (newspapers, radio & tv), new and online media partners.
  • To represent Amnesty International Nigeria at events with external stakeholders and communicate Amnesty International’s concerns, positions and, where relevant, campaign strategies to external and internal stakeholders.
  • Contribute to human rights education and growth activities through research.
  • Contribute to the team’s response during a crisis or unexpected work.
  • Manage the Amnesty International Nigeria’s relationships with media vendors – videographers, newspaper, script writers, producers etc.
  • Implement media activity across projects and events to meet set objectives.
  • To carry out other related duties that are within the employee’s skills and capabilities with reasonable flexibility.


  • Candidates should possess B.Sc Degrees in Communication, International Relations, Social Sciences or related disciplines
  • A Master’s Degree in Communication or related discipline would be an advantage;
  • At least 10 years’ experience working in the field of communication, media operations in human rights and development sector;
  • Excellent communication skills (written & verbal), organisational and interpersonal skills;
  • Experience working on organizational communications and social media platforms such as: Facebook, X, Instagram, Youtube, etc;
  • Demonstrated interest in human rights, through previous work, membership of an organization, and involvement in media advocacy of human rights;
  • Ability to exercise good political judgment, thorough analysis and diplomacy to develop effective strategies to impact on human rights in the region;
  • Ability to multi task with multiple deadlines, manage conflicting demands and work to achieve results;
  • Able to work in a manner that is consistent with the organisation’s core behaviours and competencies;
  • Ability and willingness to undertake personal administrative tasks in accordance with Amnesty International’s guidelines on self-servicing;
  • Good working knowledge of Office 365 and standard media software;
  • Good understanding and use of social media e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube.
  • Ability to deal in a sensitive and understanding manner with a variety of people, including survivors of human rights violations and others whose campaign Amnesty International is championing;
  • Experience of working in a team and understanding of the importance of efficient communications for the coordination and effective functioning of teams;
  • Good interpersonal skills, a helpful and personable attitude;
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English; other relevant local languages or additional foreign languages desirable;

N7,000,000 per annum.

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

Application Deadline  5th February, 2024 (23.59 pm UK time).


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