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Communication Officer – Lagos

The Institute of Human Virology (IHVN) is a leading and reputable non-governmental organization addressing infectious and non-infectious diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis, and cancer through the provision of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, capacity building, research, and care and support services. IHVN is in partnership with local and international organizations and the different tiers of the government of Nigeria at national, state and local levels. The Institute’s vision is to be a leader in providing quality health services, capacity building and research in West Africa and beyond.

To further uphold our commitment to providing excellent services in the sector, we are recruiting to fill the below-listed position:

Job DescriptionCommunication Officer
Job TypeFull Time
Reports toExternal Relations and Communications Manager

Opening Date: 3rd July 2024

Closing Date : 17th July 2024

Job Summary:

The prospective Communications Officer will be responsible for developing and implementing communication strategies to promote the organization’s mission, values, and objectives. He/she will manage internal and external communications, media relations, social media presence, and content creation; ensuring consistent and effective messaging is passed across all platforms to engage stakeholders and the public.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Write, edit, and produce high-quality content for various platforms including press releases, articles, newsletters, social media posts, and website content.
  • Develop and execute comprehensive communication plans.
  • Develop internal communication strategies to keep employees informed and engaged.
  • Align communication strategies with organizational goals and objectives.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of communication strategies.
  • Create and engage multimedia content, such as videos and infographics, to support communication campaigns.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with IHVN’s media contacts.
  • Draft and distribute press releases and media kits.
  • Organize and coordinate press conferences, media briefings, and interviews.
  • Create and distribute internal newsletters, memos, and announcements.
  • Coordinate internal events and meetings to foster a positive organizational culture.
  • Develop and implement social media strategies to increase online presence and engagement.
  • Work with the social media (SM) officer to monitor SM channels and respond to comments and inquiries.
  • Ensure consistency in branding and messaging across all communication channels
  • Engage with stakeholders, including employees, customers, partners, and the community
  • Organize and participate in community outreach activities and events.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing, or a related field.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and project management abilities.
  • Proven experience in a communication or public relations role.
  • Proficiency in using social media platforms and content management systems.
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Creative thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of media relations and crisis communication.

Preferred Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with thematic teams.
  • Skills to organize communication awareness campaigns
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with the media, stakeholders, employees, vendors, partners, government institutions, etc
  • Exceptional networking skills
  • Ability to adapt to changing circumstances and work under pressure.
  • Experience working collaboratively with different departments and teams.
  • Flexibility to manage multiple tasks and priorities.
  • Strong attention to detail to ensure accuracy and consistency in communication materials.
  • Ability to think creatively and develop innovative communication strategies and content.

Working Conditions:

  • Full-time position may require occasional evening or weekend work.

Equal employment opportunity statement:

IHVN is an equal employment employer. We do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable laws.

Mode of Application:

Please submit your application letter and detailed curriculum vitae as one Microsoft Word document with the position applied for and location well captured as the subject of the email to the Assistant Director, Human Resources, through this email address: [email protected].