Communication Technician II at The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is one of the worlds leading research partners in finding solutions for hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. Its award-winning research-for-development (R4D) approach addresses the development needs of tropical countries. IITA works with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture. IITA is a non-profit organization founded in 1967 in Nigeria and governed by a Board of Trustees. IITA works on the following crops: cowpea, soybean, banana/plantain, yam, cassava, and maize.The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, seeks suitable Nigerian for the position below at the Institute’s headquarters in Ibadan:Job Title: Communication Technician IIRef: IITA-HR-NRS2017-0031Location: IbadanRecruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)ResponsibilitiesSuccessful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:In consultation with the IITA Communications office; implement communication strategies and campaigns to support AfricaYam project activities.Support the information dissemination and awareness creation through the Yam Community of Practice (YCoP) activity of the project.Capture and write up stories about AfricaYam work for a diverse range of stakeholders and publish them on social media platforms as well as other formats including video, radio, stills, website and print publications.Carryout purchase requisitions through Supply chain unit, ensure efficient travel logistics for project staff and provide support for routine office activitiesManage the project’s social media channels, uploading information and materials;Perform any other duties as properly assigned by supervisor 

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