Communications and Knowledge Management Specialist – ILRI Non-profit Jobs – Bioversity International

Job Title:    Communications and Knowledge Management Specialist - ILRI

Organization: Bioversity International

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:

Bioversity International is a global research-for-development organization. We have a vision – that agricultural biodiversity nourishes people and sustains the planet. We deliver scientific evidence, management practices and policy options to use and safeguard agricultural and tree biodiversity to attain sustainable global food and nutrition security. We work with partners in low-income countries in different regions where agricultural and tree biodiversity can contribute to improved nutrition, resilience, productivity and climate change adaptation.

Job Summary:   The Communications and Knowledge Management Specialist – ILRI will support with the communication of ILRI research results emanating from Uganda. He or she will work as a team member of the Country Uganda Program Office, the Livestock CGIAR Research Program, the Animal Health Program funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and the ILRI Communication and Knowledge Management Department.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Livestock CGIAR Research Program

  • Work closely with the Livestock CGIAR Research Program Communications Manager to identify priorities and activities
  • Contribute blog posts for the Livestock CGIAR Research Program website
  • Contribute to outcome and innovation stories on the Livestock CGIAR Research Program’s integrated work in Uganda
  • Work with scientists to package information to be shared with national stakeholders
  • Liaise with multi-stakeholder pig platforms to document their activities and lessons learned
  • Animal Health Program
  • Develop and implement a communication plan
  • Develop and oversee a crisis communication plan
  • Provide regular updates on project findings and activities to key stakeholders
  • Support production of knowledge products from project findings
  • Maintain and update online content, including Ugandan social media sites
  • Facilitate and promote knowledge sharing through maintainance of the project SharePoint page
  • Country Uganda Program Office and ILRI
  • Maintain a list of media and partner contacts
  • Produce communication materials
  • Contribute to ILRI Communications and Knowledge Management activities
  • Liaise with the ILRI Communications and Knowledge Management Department to ensure that all materials meet ILRI branding and quality requirements

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant should preferably hold a Master’s Degree in a relevant subject (e.g. Communications, Journalism)
  • At least five years of relevant experience with communications for development or agriculture
  • Proven ability to communicate research findings using various media
  • Strong English language skills, both written and spoken
  • Proven interpersonal-, and cross-cultural skills, including ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and to develop strong and effective working relationships with partners
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and an engaging personality
  • Ability to communicate with different stakeholders from inside and outside Uganda
  • Good judgment and willingness to take initiative
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Willingness to travel both regionally and internationally
  • Desirable qualifications and competencies
  • Experience working in an international organisation and/or in applied agricultural research

How to Apply:

All candidates who wish to join us should apply online through the Bioversity International Job Opportunities web page at the link below. Please note that in the application you are required to provide the contact details (address, telephone number and e-mail address) of at least three referees, whom we will contact for short-listed applicants.

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Deadline: 27th September 2019

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