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ICT and Social Media Advisor (Yobe, Nigeria)

Programs | Various cities, Nigeria | Contract

Job Description

Reboot is a social impact firm dedicated to inclusive development and accountable governance. We help governments, foundations, and international organizations achieve their missions.

We are seeking a consultant to work on a project in Yobe aimed at supporting more accountable delivery of public goods and services for citizens in Nigeria. The consultant will work 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. The consultant will use this information to facilitate the implementation of projects and activities in civic tech to support citizen-government engagement, in partnership with PERL and partner organizations and institutions.

The consultant will be responsible for working with PERL delivery team staff to manage relationships with local partners and corresponding stakeholders. Additionally, the consultant will serve in an advisory role, providing training, input, and guidance on program planning, implementation, research and ICT and digital media project execution.

Experience or background in ICT and/or social media research and project/program implementation is required. 

Note: The consultant must have experience living and working in Yobe. Candidate should currently reside in Yobe. We are no longer accepting applications for Kano. Thanks!

Duration of Commitment 

Advisors are expected to start in May 2019 and will work full-time for a contracted period of roughly up to one year. Renewal of the contract will be based on project priorities and work performance.


Generally, consultants will be responsible for digital media-related technical support research, and documentation. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Technical Support

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

  • Create and review program concept notes and provide recommendations for the integration of ICT and digital media;

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

  • Support design and implementation of training of local partners (in media, civil society, government, etc). 


  • 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

  • Participate in group synthesis of data;

  • Support documentation of findings and final outputs  


Successful candidates will bring a mix of skills and experiences to the role.

Ideal candidates meet the following criteria:

  • Must reside in Yobe

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

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

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

  • Excellent communication skills in English and Hausa are necessary;

  • Demonstrated interest in qualitative research;

  • Computer proficiency (especially MS Office and Google apps) required;

  • Willingness to travel, up to 15% or as needed.

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 gender, gender identity or expression, race, national origin, religious belief, political opinion, age, or disability. Diversity of perspective and experience benefits our firm and helps us deliver our best work. We encourage qualified individuals from all backgrounds to apply.     

To Apply

Submit a copy of your CV and a cover letter that describes why you believe you would be a good fit for Reboot and this role, as well as your availability to start and daily rate expectations.

We are looking to fill the positions immediately.