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Community Radio Design Short-Term Consultant at Creative Associates International

Position Summary:

Under an upcoming activity, the USAID/NERI program is seeking to provide technical assistance to support the Borno State government (BOSG) to establish four (04) community radio stations across the regions of the State. By supporting community radio stations to provide relevant content in local dialects, NERI is seeking to reach communities currently unreached by radio programming. This will further contribute significantly in the effort to scale up efforts of the BOSG to reach their citizens through media, and continue to create a niche for itself in the battle against the insurgents as well as emerging threats in the Northeast.  

Reporting & Supervision:

This position reports to NERI’s Chief of Party in Abuja.


  • Monthly Report/Updates on activities of STTA when deployed.
  • Report of reviews with management of awardee on the prospects, set-up, equipping and sustainability of the proposed community FM radio stations. This should include plans for locally-sourced content development.
  • Practical management structure for proposed community FM radio stations.
  • A detailed coverage plan with justifications, maps and coordinates of possible locations for the proposed community FM radio stations.
  • Menu of options, investment plan and recommendations. The primary audience for this will be the Ministry; the secondary office will be NERI.
  • Submitted and approved final report that presents overall outcomes of assignment and identified opportunities for further engagement.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Closely work with the relevant staff and management of the Borno State Ministry for Home Affairs, Information and Culture as primary point of engagement while deployed in the field.
  • Participate in the process to objectively identify the locations for establishment of the proposed community FM radio stations.
  • Conduct a review and develop a framework for setting up, management and sustainability of the  four (4) proposed community FM radio stations.
  • Undertake regular on-site monitoring visits to other existing media establishments in Borno for learning and practice that will support delivery on this assignment.
  • Propose for NERI’s approval a draft signal coverage plan with justifications of identified catchment areas.
  • Support awardee to critically think through their aspiration and offer a draft resource investment plan for the establishment of the community FM radio stations.

Timeline: This assignment is expected to last for 04 months – with July/August 2017 expected start date

 Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Practical experience in setting up and managing the establishment community FM radio stations in post-conflict settings is a strong requirement.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage culturally diverse groups in developing countries, preferably in West Africa.
  • Demonstrated skills and ability to manage social and political sensitivities in a culturally diverse team.
  • Excellent communications skills and time management abilities.
  • Computer literate in Excel and Word.
  • Higher education degree in humanities, social science, peace building, creative writing or similar field of study considerable experience in-lieu of qualification.
  • Fluency in English required.
  • Minimum of three (3) years relevant experience.
  • Willingness to travel within Borno State (security to be provided by NERI program)

Only finalists will be contacted.  No phone calls, please.

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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