Media Consultant at Search for Common Ground (SFCG)

Search for Common Ground which is currently in 36 countries, is an international non-profile organization with a mission to transform the way the world deals with conflict.

Media Consultant at Search for Common Ground (SFCG) 1

JOB TITLE: Media Consultant

JOB LOCATION: Maiduguri, Borno


Purpose of the Consultancy

  • Search for Common Ground (Search) is seeking the services of a Media Consultant in Maiduguri, Nigeria. The Consultant is expected to have proven media experience in relation to media partner relationships and understanding of multimedia content production. 
  • The position requires an experienced media professional who has experience in producing high quality radio programs using a range of different radio formats. The Media Producer will be in charge of ongoing radio programs and overall media output. 
  • She/He will manage partnerships with the radio stations, develop the radio program curriculum, work with consultants tasked with media deliverables and support production and broadcasting of the media output. In doing so he/she will be responsible for ensuring all radio programming follows Search’s methodologies and approach. 
  • The position holder will supervise and closely monitor the work of the radio producers based in Search’s partner stations, they will also be responsible for mobilizing media for relevant activities and leading media engagement. 
  • She/He will work under the direct supervision of the Project Manager and functionally managed by the National Media Manager. She/He will also work closely with the Design, Monitoring and Evaluation team, and other project team members.

Role of the Posiiton

  • Support the media manager in managing media outreach activities, including programmatic, compliance, personnel, financial, and administrative matters
  • Ensures all activities are conducted in accordance with Search policies and donor rules and regulations
  • Nurture positive relationships with partner radio station and producers of these radio station
  • Support local radio stations in their planning, production, publicity, outreach and broadcast of  media products
  • Shall make sure guests on the show are progressives and not controversial people in the society
  • Develop activity work plans, radio program production and broadcast plans and strategies;
  • Develop and implement the promotion, publicity and outreach plan and strategy to promote and publicize the radio programs and spots/jingles among its target audience;
  • Oversee and ensure the quality of the production of the media output;
  • Keep track of media logs, monitor the broadcast of the radio programs and provide regular feedback to the partner FM radio station;
  • Provide necessary support to the Communication team to manage social media profiles relating to the project, including publishing and distributing content, running campaigns and monitoring progress;
  • Listen and report all aired episodes of radio program and provide constructive feedback to the producers and presenters;
  • Provide regular coaching and mentoring support to the radio producers and presenters;
  • Coordinate with the program teams to integrate program messages into media programming streams;
  • Track organization’s news coverage through online and traditional sources;
  • Provide support in writing, formatting and editing communications/media/outreach materials;
  • Develop relations with media actors and assist in mobilizing media for events where necessary;
  • Provide monitoring data to the DM&E manager and share success stories and impact stories as a result of radio programs;
  • Provide media reports and documentation and share progress, challenges, and lessons learned to support the Media Manager and Project Manager to write periodic progress reports;


  • The position will be based in Maiduguri and include field travels.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent in Radio Production, Media, Journalism, Communication, Development Communications or a related area;

Required Experience:

  • At least 3 years of experience in producing and coordinating media programs including Radio/TV programs and Radio/TV teams;
  • Track record of producing successful radio programs in Nigeria, preferably using radio magazine, discussions, talk  shows formats;
  • Ability to communicate in local languages will be a big advantage;
  • Significant experience designing and conducting training courses in journalism and media;
  • Experience in media program design, including podcasts, drama, spots, news & current affairs;
  • Track record in delivering effective media/communications/advocacy strategies in support of  campaigns and advocacy programs;

Other Relevant Requirements:

  • Understand key opportunities in Nigerian media markets and a thorough understanding of requirements of different kinds of media i.e. print, TV, radio, and online;
  • A good understanding of target audience, intended outcome programming, behavior change communications, and edutainment approaches;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills;
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and strong interpersonal skills.


  • The consultancy will take place from September 2021 – December 2021

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  • 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.

Deadline: September 30, 2021

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