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

Job Title:    Communications and
Knowledge Management Specialist – ILRI

Organization: Bioversity

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

About US:

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

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Livestock CGIAR Research

  • Work closely with the Livestock CGIAR Research Program
    Communications Manager to identify priorities and activities
  • Contribute blog posts for the Livestock CGIAR Research Program
  • 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
  • Support production of knowledge products from project findings
  • Maintain and update online content, including Ugandan social media
  • 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
  • Liaise with the ILRI Communications and Knowledge Management
    Department to ensure that all materials meet ILRI branding and quality

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
  • 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.


Deadline: 27th September 2019

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