Job Vacancy For Communication Specialist

Job Title: Communication Specialist - Africa Rising Wa Project

Main Duties

Work with Africa Rising Research teams in Ghana and Mali.

• Support production of and regularly updating publicity and outreach communication materials including brochures, flyers, posters, videos and infrographics (as may be requested)
• Document and communicate news, updates and success stories from the Africa RISING project sites for wider dissemination
• Organise and manage project information and knowledge outputs for wide access and application
• Publish and disseminate project results in various forms - print, digital, video or audio and contributing these to the sharing platforms and tools established by the Africa RISING programme
• Support and facilitate internal collaboration and communiaction across projects. This includes support for online tools, face to face meetings, workshops and faciliation, as needed
• Organise and facilitate regular country learning meetings bringing together project partners
• Support networking and engagement activities with other actors in the two countries as a specific contribution to the project's wider alignment and scaling objectives
• Providing outreach support at major events by organising displays, designing and producing posters, aranging booths, negotiating with suppliers, selecting and displaying publications, answering questions and arranging logistics
• Take lead in training and general capacity of staff and partners on use of various communication tools and information plaforms used by Africa RISING
• Support the innovative use of information and communication technologies (ICT) and digital social platforms to promote collaboration and learning e.g wiki, CG space, Flickr, Yammer promote adherence to IITA and africa Rising open access policies
• Develop and main good working relationships with the national media (newspapers, magazine, radio and television) and mobilise them for public awareness events
• Support the entire process of documentation of all Africa RISING project research team meetings
• Provide any other communications related support as may be requested

Qualification Required & Experience

• Post-graduate Degree (M.A, MS or Post-graduate Diploma) in Communication, knowledge Management, journalism or related field from a recognised university


• At least 3 to 5 years relevant experience in the communication field


• Ability to conceptualize, design and implement communication campaigns, strategies and programmes
• Very good knowledge of oral and written English - we want a writer/communicator
• Communication and facilitation generalist - editing, writing, policy communicatiom, community engagement, internet tools and skills, information management, process facilitation, reporting and administration
• Experience in working with different national media
• Excellent knowledge of modern communication tools and approaches and solid experience in knowledge management, including ICT and web 2.0 tools applications like wiki, Flickr, slideshare, Yammer, Youtube, Dropbox and blogging
• Self-starter able to work to agreed priorities and deliverables
• Excellent interpersonal and networking skills in an international environment
• Good knowledge of the agricultural development scene in either or both Ghana and Mali, key issues and actors etc. will be an added advantage
• Working knowledge of french will be a key advantage

Location: Tamale with field work travels to project sites in northern Ghana and Southern Mali

How to Apply For the Job

Applicants should send a cover letter and CV (4 pages maximum) explaining their interest in the position, relevant documents and testimonials and the names and addresses (telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledge about the candidate's professional qualifications and work experience.

Applications should be addressed to the administrator,

P.O.Box TL 6,

and submitted by email to:

[email protected]

Closing Date: 31 October, 2018
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