Communications and Public Affairs Officer

October 17, 2023

Job Description

Job Summary

The role of Communications and Public Affairs in a disaster management non-profit organization is crucial for effectively conveying the organization’s mission, goals, and impact to various stakeholders. The job requirements typically include a combination of administrative, organizational, and communication skills, as well as a strong understanding of disaster management principles.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 7 years

Job Description/Requirements


  • A bachelor’s degree in communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or a related field is required.
  • A master’s degree can be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 7 years of proven experience in communications, public relations, or a related field, preferably within the non-profit sector and with a focus on disaster management or emergency response.
  • Knowledge of Disaster Management: Understanding of disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation strategies.
  • Familiarity with relevant regulations, policies, and best practices in disaster management.
  • Proficient in using office software (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite, Google Workspace).
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to coordinate and schedule meetings, conferences, and events.
  • Document preparation, including reports, presentations, and correspondence.
  • Ability to develop and implement a comprehensive communication and public affairs strategy that aligns with the organization’s goals and mission.
  • Strong understanding of crisis communication strategies and the ability to respond effectively during emergencies or disasters.
  • Proficiency in building and maintaining relationships with members of the media, including journalists, editors, and influencers.
  • Experience in creating and distributing press releases, and media kits, and organizing press conferences or media events.
  • Strong writing, editing, and storytelling skills to create compelling content for various channels (press releases, articles, blog posts, social media, etc.).
  • Experience in managing the organization’s website, social media platforms, and other digital communication channels.
  • Ability to engage with key stakeholders, including government agencies, NGOs, community organizations, and the public, to advocate for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery efforts.
  • A genuine passion for disaster management and a deep commitment to IAEM Africa/Nigeria’s mission of building resilient communities and responding effectively in times of crisis.