International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Science Writer, Communication UnitRef: DDG-R4D/SW/CU/02/19Location: Ibadan, OyoContract: 3-years renewable contractDutiesThe Communication Unit is a strategic unit under the Research for Development directorate that covers corporate communication, publishing, data management, and knowledge management.Position ResponsibilitiesConceptualize and develop ideas for communicating science and success stories to various audiences across multimedia platforms, including web, social media, and other online platforms. Write and produce science communication materials about research topics and projects, outputs, important and timely themes, or events in close collaboration with scientists and partners, other stakeholders, hub/station communicators, and IITA communication community of practice (COP).Provide science communication advice and training to members of the communication COP, media partners, and scientists at HQ and hubs, as needed.Assist in developing communication strategies/plans for hubs, projects, outputs, and/or events, and institutional communication products with the team of communication specialists.Work with IITA communication colleagues in the Communication Unit, hubs, and COP to communicate and promote IITA’s visibility. Produce institutional communication products such as the annual report, slide presentations, newsletters, blogs, posters, and other collateral materials for different audiences.Develop infographics and other multimedia content for use in IITA communication campaigns, materials, and media outlets.Develop blogs and social media posts for Flickr, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and other IITA social media platforms.Contribute to resource mobilization through participation (as a lead or team member) in the development of concept notes and proposals.Perform any other tasks assigned. 

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