Vacancy at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA): Communication Specialist

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is one of the world's leading research partners in finding solutions for hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. Our award-winning research for development (R4D) addresses the development needs of tropical countries. We work with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture.Job Title: Communication SpecialistReporting LineThe Communication Specialist will report to the Managing Director of the ATTC Project. Position ResponsibilitiesLead the development and implementation of the communication strategy for the project toimprove its visibility.Support the manufacturing and distribution companies of Aflasafe to develop and promote theaflasafe brand.Support the awareness creation component of the project.Develop and implement communication plans and campaigns to support ATTC project activities,and promote results and impact among investors/donors, partners, beneficiaries, and the generalpublic.Lead all public events organized by the project such as launches, business meetings, productspresentations, networking events.Capture and write up stories about ATTC work for a range of stakeholders and platforms invarious formats including video, radio, stills, website and print publications.Generate/contribute written content and provide editing and quality control in the production ofvarious publications and project documents such as progress reports, newsletters, annualhighlights, R4D Review, among othersPlan, edit and design a variety of print products/ publications using desktop publishing tools.Regularly monitor and report on website analytics to inform digital strategies online.Redesign the Aflasafe website, enrich content, provide editorial support and offer guidance to awidening pool of website contributors.Create and manage the project’s social media channels, uploading information and materials;monitoring comments and giving feedback.Mentor and train program staff in a variety of communications and digital media skills (e.g. socialmedia, writing blogs, editorial style and guidelines, brand).

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