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Media Development Investment Fund is a not-for-profit impact investment fund specialising in the media sector, principally the news businesses. We work in countries where the press is not free.

We seek to recruit impact-driven minds to join us in our mission: professionals looking to excel in a varied and fast-paced international environment, individuals who will thrive serving the needs of a dynamic, mission-driven, not-for-profit corporation headquartered in New York City and operating globally.

As a member of our committed team, you will help MDIF to further expand its impact investing in independent media, helping them to provide the news, information and debate that people need to build open, thriving societies.

Current opportunities are listed below.

Vacancy: Program Assistant

Reporting to: Program Manager

The Nigeria Media Innovation Program (NAMIP) is a multi-year media initiative that seeks to accelerate digital media innovation and sustainability among independent media outlets in Nigeria. NAMIP is seeking to appoint a full-time ‘Program Assistant  to join the team. We are seeking a highly competent and organized media professional in a full-time contract position for the duration of the program (end date 31 December, 2024). The successful applicant will be based in Nigeria, either Lagos or Abuja. S/he will ideally be able to start immediately, at the latest by 1 May, 2023.


  • Logistical preparations for all program related activities, such as workshops, in-house training, mentoring visits, etc.;
  • Maintaining and updating the program database in a timely manner;
  • Recording and reporting on project activities and expenditures, and compiling relevant data, as requested by the Program Manager and according to project timeframes;
  • Establishing sound professional relationships and liaising regularly with media partners, consultants, MDIF staff, and other external agencies, as required for the smooth running of the program;
  • Providing communication support including the creation of multimedia content for program communication purposes;
  • If requested by the Program Manager visit and/or liaise with media partners on a regular basis and report on these visits and the findings to the Program Manager; and
  • Undertaking other program administration tasks as and when necessary


  • Suitable journalism/media qualifications (University degree or relevant experience)
  • Experience working in a journalism, media or publishing environment
  • Minimum of 2 years in a program and project management role
  • Understanding of media landscape in Nigeria

Closing date: 10 April 2023

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to