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Internal Application: Digital Media Advisor (Abuja, Nigeria)

Programs | Abuja, Nigeria | Full Time

Job Description


Reboot is interested in hiring a creative and collaborative problem solver with a track record on the use of ICT and social media to work full-time as a consultant on a DFID governance program, PERL, aimed at supporting more accountable delivery of public goods and services for citizens in Nigeria. As a consultant, you will be working closely with the Reboot Nigeria team and local partners to gather and analyze ICT and social media research and information related to project focal areas, and develop civic tech ideas and provide ICT and social media guidance to the staff and local partners. You will also be facilitating the implementation of projects, creative designs and activities in civic tech to support citizen-government engagement, in partnership with the program staff, partners and relevant institutions. You will help partners communicate their work to the citizens using ICT and social media tools with a measurable impact on governance. 

This is a full-time consultancy based in Abuja, Nigeria, with the expectation of significant travel (approximately 15%) as the project requires. 

Key Responsibilities

Key responsibilities include:

Technical Support

  • Working closely with the delivery team to incorporate relevant local initiatives and applications of ICT and social media into local partners planning, implementation, and learnings.

  • Assess digital media capabilities of local partners (media, civil society, government, etc).

  • Lead testing and piloting of civic tech platforms and tools to support local partners launching and implementing civic tech initiatives. 

  • Support the design and implementation of training of local partners (in media, civil society, government, etc) on civic tech and digital media focus areas.


  • Participate in desk and field research activities to inform project priorities and direction as needed.

  • Lead user research interviews and schedule respondents in accordance with project demands.

  • Participate in check-ins with local project staff in- person and with Reboot staff.

  • Utilize research findings to make recommendations on ICT and civic technology to support local partner’s priorities.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Professional Attributes

  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English. Fluency in Hausa language preferred.

  • Experience and networks in ICT and social media research is required and familiarity with development project/program implementation is helpful. 

  • Proficient use of social media tools and knowledge of design tools.

  • Comfort with public speaking and workshop facilitation; poised in client communications and project management


  • A university degree in a relevant field. An advanced degree preferred;

  • 3 to 5 years relevant professional experience working on digital media-related projects for governance, advocacy, consulting or media;

  • Previous experience in managing relationships with stakeholders in government agencies, donor organizations, and/or NGOs;


You will be expected to work from the PERL office in Abuja and sometimes as demanded from the Reboot office. Travel within program localities should be expected; with occasional travel across Nigeria.

To Apply

Please complete the application through the link below. Include your CV and a cover letter that describes why you would be a good fit for Reboot and this role. If you have a portfolio or work samples, please provide a link in your cover letter. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, however, we encourage you to submit no later than October 14, 2019. We encourage interested applicants to apply as soon as possible. 

About Reboot

Reboot is a mission-driven social design firm dedicated to accountable government. A recognized leader in adapting design and innovation practices for the unique dynamics of the public sector, Reboot has worked with international organizations, governments, and civil society organizations across the world to bring people’s voices into the programs and policies that affect their lives. 

Headquartered in New York City with a regional office in Abuja, Nigeria, we have worked in over 30 countries in the Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and the Americas since our founding in 2010. Reboot puts empathy for people and user-centered design at the core of our work in our three program areas:    

Reboot is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Reboot respects and values diversity. We are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination in the recruitment, retention, training, or development of employees on the basis of age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, national origin, veteran status, pregnancy, race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, personal appearance, marital status or other personal characteristics, or political opinion. Diversity of perspective and experience benefits our firm and helps us deliver our best work; we encourage qualified individuals from all backgrounds to apply.