Communications Officer at The Centre of Excellence in Reproductive Health Innovation (CERHI)

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The Centre of Excellence in Reproductive Health Innovation (CERHI)

Communications Officer

The Centre of Excellence in Reproductive Health Innovation (CERHI)

Job Title: Communications Officer


Job ID: CO677837


Location: Benin


Job type: Full Time



• The Centre requires the services of a Communications Officer to manage its strategic comnunication activities and to strongly brand and disseminate the Centre’s niche and visibility throughout the African region, and globally.



• Bachelor’s (Masters preferred) in Mass Communication, Journalism, Public Relations, ICT, Marketing and related fields with demonstrated evidence that the candidate is conversant with the needs of postgraduate Education.


Other key requirements include the following:

• Experiences in a similar role producing media releases and conducting regular liaison with media organizations;

• Ability to work under tight time pressure and to produce high quality content;

• Familiarity with social media and web content;

• Strong computer literacy

• An interest in public health and reproductive health issues



• The Communications Officer shall work under the supervision of the Centre Leader and Program Manager to provide media coverage to the programmes and activities of the Centre.

• He/she shall be responsible for the Centre’s communication with different target audiences including academics, students, journalists, program partners, supervising agencies, and funding organizations both within the region and internationally.

• The ultimate objective is to build a positive reputation for the Centre and disseminate its activities, enabling it to attain its vision of being one of the most pre-eminent reproductive health training centre in the African region.


The specific responsibilities of the post include the following:

• Write a range of media materials, ensuring it remains consistent, clear and delivered in a timely manner

• Report all activities of CERHI using various social and traditional media channels

• Develop a strategic communication plan for CERHI for achieving positive awareness and brand alignment, and lead the training of academic staff and students to strategically communicate their research findings in reproductive health

• Coordinate the management and update of information on the CERHI webs ite, and support the development and use of various social media platforms including (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc)

• Respond to media inquiries about the Centre




This is negotiable and shall be on a renewable contract basis. Salary and emoluments are similar to those on contract at the directorate level in the Nigerian University system.


Method of Application


Interested and qualified candidates should submit 10 (Ten) copies of their Application, Curriculum Vitae and 3 References accompanied with photocopies of their certificates and relevant credentials. Detailed Curriculum Vitae should include the following:

• Full names

• Date of birth

• Permanent Home Address and other contact details

• Nationality

• Marital Status

• Educational Institutions attended with dates

• Academic/Professional Qualifications (include dates and granting bodies)

• List of previous experiences in information management

• Statement of experience including full details of current and former employers with current salary

• Other activities outside current employment

• Names and addresses of three (3) referees.


All applications should be forwarded in properly sealed envelopes marked “CERHI Communication Officer” in the top left corner and addressed to:


The Program Manager,


The Centre of Excellence in Reproductive Health Innovation (CERHI),


University of Benin (Ugbowo Campus),


P.M.B. 1154. Benin City,


Edo State.


The application should also be emailed to the application email

Application Phone Number: Application Email:

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