The position: The International Centre of Insect Physiology & Ecology (icipe) seeks to hire a Communications Officer who will be a member of icipe Ethiopia office which is located at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
General: International Centre of Insect Physiology & Ecology (icipe)—African Insect Science for Food and Health - is a world-class research centre with a mission to alleviate poverty by ensuring food security, improving health, protecting the environment and building the capacity of researchers and communities across the developing world, through the application of insect sciences. Employing more than 500 national and international staff, icipe is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya with outposts in Ethiopia and on the shores of Lake Victoria in western Kenya. icipe has a proud reputation and history of delivering world-quality science that has made crucial contributions to African food and health policy, delivered development outcomes to rural communities, and has been at the forefront of building Africa’s biological research capacity. The Centre’s research activities span the African continent with partnerships linking research organizations, not only across Africa, but also the globe. In addition, more than 100 graduate students and a number of postdoctoral fellows contribute to icipe’s research portfolio annually. For more information visit: www.icipe.org
Prepare and manage all communication and dissemination activities of the YESH and IPM projects.
Write publicity articles for the local and international media in Amharic and English languages on YESH and IPM activities and achievements to the general public through different media;
Prepare and manage the publication and dissemination of project training and extension materials in consultation with project scientists of both the YESH and IPM projects;
Assist the YESH and IPM projects in media, communication and dissemination of outputs;
Maintain the YESH and IPM projects’ websites, bimonthly newsletters and press releases;
Prepare project specific communication strategy for the IPM project;
Prepare photographic records of events, prepare project videos and document project activities in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania for the IPM project;
Liaise with project partners and stakeholders on sharing audio-visual and printed communication materials;
Collaborate with icipe’s Head of Communication to liaise with project donors;
Liaise with science reporting journalists in each country to disseminating project information, news and outputs through different media.
Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Position level: 2D.
Minimum Base salary:
Birr 20,180 per month (Negotiable depending on experience, skill and salary history of the candidate)
Terms of appointment: Initial appointment is for three years renewable appointment based on performance and funding availability. icipe offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits in line with ILRI salary applicable for its Nationally Recruited Staff. icipe is an international and equal opportunity organization and believes that diversity of its staff contributes to excellence.
The ILRI campus is set in a secure, attractive campus with dining and sports facilities that are located on site.
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