Deadline: 13 August, 2012. The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is a collaborative endeavor between the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and the Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP), research communities, and their respective partners. CCAFS seeks to overcome the additional threats posed by a changing climate to achieving food security, enhancing livelihoods and improving environmental management in the developing world. The program is structured around four closely inter-linked global research themes: Adaptation to Progressive Climate Change; Adaptation through Managing Climate Risk; Pro-poor Climate Change Mitigation; and Integration for Decision Making. The global theme activities are implemented through regions. East Africa is one of the CCAFS implementing regions. The program leadership of this region is based at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi, and research activities are conducted in 4 countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda) and at six bench mark locations in the region. The East Africa regional program is seeking a Communication Specialist.
The Communication Specialist will contribute to developing and implementing a regional communication strategy, provide communications support to CCAFS research scientists, technical support staff, and a wide range partners. The Communication Specialist will work closely with the global CCAFS Communications and Knowledge Management unit and will be responsible for the following tasks:
Required skills and experience
Terms of appointment
This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus with frequent travel to the field and is open to Kenyan nationals only. The position is on a 2-year fixed contract subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.Position Level: This position is job Grade 2D, with a starting gross salary of KES 143,917 per month. This is exclusive of other benefits provided by ILRI.
Applicants should send a cover letter and CV combined as one document explaining 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. Applications should be submitted online to the Human Resources Director at: http://www.myjobsinkenya.com/ilri_jobs. Closing date for Applications is 13th August 2012.
The position title and reference number REF: CS/CCAFS/07/12 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the email applications. Only applications sent via email to the indicated address will be considered, and only short listed candidates will be contacted.
CCAFS Coordinating Unit - University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Science, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Rolighedsvej 21, DK-1958 Frederiksberg C, Denmark, phone +45 35331046; Email ccafs [at] cgiar [dot] org, EAN 5790000279012
Lead Center - International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)