Vacancy Announcement: Development Communication Specialist, CABI Kenya

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Job title: Development Communication Specialist, Kenya
Salary range: Negotiable but commensurate with Skills, Abilities and Experience
Grade: T.B.C. (3 years Initial contract with possible extension)
Reporting to: Deputy Director, Research with dotted line to Global Director, Marketing and Communications
Direct reports: TBC
Key peer group: Project Managers, Corporate Communication Officers, M&E Officers
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Purpose of the role

CABI Africa implements a portfolio of development communications projects that aim to deliver positive social change amongst development stakeholders including: farmers, public and private extension, policy and decision makers and the private sector. The Development Communications specialist role will be to lead and contribute to activities in the Africa Soil Health Consortium and associated projects including:

  • Coordination of scale-up campaigns that use multiple channels to reach farmers from hands on extension approaches to ICT and print based mass communication methods;
  • Implementation of advocacy activities;
  • Coordination of participatory development of materials for use in the different channels including print, video, SMS etc.
  • Support action research to test communications
  • To manage projects and support fund-raising where appropriate.

Key Accountabilities

  • To work with project teams and partners to plan and implement development communications activities that support positive social change.
  • To engage with partners and coordinate consultants involved in development of communication products, over-seeing the quality of design, accuracy of content and its suitability for target audiences
  • To implement work in a learning environment and contribute to implementation of research designed to test assumptions and communication hypotheses
  • To write high-quality journal papers, conference presentations and other technical outputs based on the work implemented
  • To manage project activities, network and engage with project partners
  • To contribute to project communications that raise the profile of the project including contributions to blog, newsletter and promotional materials.

Please note closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm GMT Friday 22 April 2016



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