International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Communications Officer I to develop communications materials and organize communications and knowledge sharing activities of research, outputs and outcomes of the Sustainable Livestock Systems program.
Establish effective systems and processes to support the program and scientists in promoting and contributing to the impact of the SLS program, ensuring consistency of messages and alignment to the program objectives.
Develop, implement and monitor the program communications strategy, including annual action plans targeting key audiences and outputs.
Manage the production of a stream of public materials generated by the research programs, including regular news and feature blog articles and more occasional research reports, policy briefs, brochures, science posters and multimedia products
Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, advertising or related field.
Master’s degree communications or related field will be added advantage;
At least 5 years of progressively advanced experience in relevant communications work with focus on writing, editing, proofreading and design of materials for print and web;
Experience and expertise in: Graphic arts computer programs. Database management. Managing media relations. Publishing software.
How to apply
Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development by clicking on the “Apply Now” tab above before 3 December 2020. The position title and reference number REF: C/SLS /2020 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.
We thank all applicants for their interest in working for ILRI.