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Expert 1: Team leader: Content Development (Category I)
Expected start
3 January 2022
60 working days
12 November 2021
Aylin Alpagot (

Detailed description Back

The global objective is to ensure visibility, raise awareness and promote a shared understanding of EU funded actions implemented under the EU Support to Recovery from Conflict and Resilience Building in Yobe State.

The specific objectives of this assignment are:

  • Communicate the projects to potential end-beneficiaries and encourage their participation in the process;
  • Help the target audience understand the EU’s role in building resilience in conflict-affected areas in Nigeria;
  • Demonstrate the EU’s partnership with Nigeria’s development processes at the grassroots level;
  • Inform the media on the EU’s contribution as Nigeria’s largest development cooperation partner;
  • To influence federal and state level policy-making for better targeting of social safety net programmes through highlighting end-beneficiaries success stories;
  • Create visibility for the EU Delegation and its activities in Nigeria.

In addition to these specific objectives, all activities to be funded under this Terms of Reference will adequately integrate and promote the cross-cutting objectives of the European Commission: environment and climate change, rights based approach, persons with disability, indigenous peoples and gender equality.


Education, and duration of equivalent experience:

  • Master’s degree in Communication, Journalism, Social Sciences or equivalent. In lieu of a Master’s degree, equivalent qualifying professional experience of at least 15 years may be accepted.


  • At least 12 years of experience in content development and writing project stories; specifically, writing and editing feature stories, case studies, press releases, fact sheets and scripts for multimedia presentations and writing for the web and interactive platforms/social media;
  • At least 5 years’ experience in developing communication strategies and content, both written and digital, and in providing creative direction in projects (including photo shooting);
  • Experience in working in the media, design, publishing;
  • Experience in content development and information dissemination for development programmes/projects funded by national (or regional) governments, the EU, Member states agencies or other donors, having completed at least 3 similar projects/assignments;
  • Demonstrated ability of managing cross-functional teams including journalists, graphic and multimedia designers;
  • Previous experience in West Africa. Experience in Nigeria and in particular, the North-eastern region will be an advantage;
  • Knowledge of EU communication and visibility rules and of EU development cooperation activities will be an advantage.

Language skills:

  • The expert is required to have a very good command of English both written and oral;
  • Knowledge of local languages (Hausa, Kanuri/Fulfulde, Pidgin English) will be an advantage.