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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Communications and Knowledge Management Specialist Job at Bioversity International - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Communications and Knowledge Management Specialist [ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources , Category: Media, Communications & Writing ]

Jobs at: Bioversity International

Deadline of this Job:
27th September 2019
Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Summary
Date Posted: Monday, September 02, 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
JOB DETAILS:
Communications and Knowledge Management Specialist
Background
On behalf of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Bioversity International is now seeking fora qualified candidate to serve as a Communications and Knowledge Management Specialist. Bioversity International and ILRI are CGIAR Research Centres.
Role
Based in Kampala, Uganda, and under the supervision of the Coordinator, Build Uganda Project and the Country Coordinator, Uganda, the Communications and Knowledge Management Specialist will support with the communication of ILRI research results emanating from Uganda. He or she will be an integral team member of the Uganda Program Ofiice, the Livestock CGIAR Research Program, the Animal Health Program funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and the ILRI Communication and Knowledge Management Department..

Key Responsibilities
Livestock CGIAR Research Program
• Work closely with the Livestock CGIAR Research Program Communications Manager to identify priorities and activities
• Contribute biog posts for the Livestock CGIAR Research Program website
• Contribute to outcome and innovation stories on the Livestock CGIAR Research Program‘s integrat ed work in Uganda
• Work with scientists to package rntormation to be shared with national stakeholders
• Liaise with multi-stakeholder pig platforms to document their activities and lessons learned
Animal Health Program
• Develop and implement a communication plan
• Develop and oversee a crisis communication plan
• Provide regular updates on project findings and activities to key stakeholders
• Support production of knowledge products from project findings
• Maintain and update online content, including Ugandan social media sites
• Facilitate and promote knowledge sharing through maintenance of the project SharePoint page
Uganda Program Office and ILRI
• Maintain a list oi inetila and partner contacts
• Produce communication ministerial
• Contribute to ILRI Communications and Knowledge Management activities
• Liaise with the ILRI Communications and Knowledge Management Department to ensure that all materials meet ILRI branding and quality requirements

Qualifications and competencies
• Masters Degree in a relevant subject (e.g. Communications, Journalism)
• At least five years of relevant experience with communications for development or agriculture
• Proven ability to communicate research findings using various media
• Strong English language skills, both written and spoken
• Proven interpersonal, and cross-cultural skills, including ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and to develop strong and effective working relationships with partners
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and an engaging personality “
• Ability to communicate with different stakeholders from inside and outside Uganda
• Good judgment and willingness to take initiative
• Ability to work under pressure
• Willingness to travel both regionally and internationally

Experience:
• Experience working in an international organisation and/or in applied agricultural research.

Job Skills: Not Specified

Job Education Requirements: Not Specified

Job application procedure
For further information on ILRl, consult the website at: http://www.ilri.org . For Further information on Bioversity international, consult the website at: http://www.bioversityinternatianal.org
Terms and conditions: This is a locally recruited position and all beneiits are denominated and paid in Ugandan Shillings. Bioversity's remuneration package includes a competitive salary, leave provisions and medical insurance. The initial contract will be ior a period oi three years, subject to a probationary period of one year and is renewable based on performance and availability of funds.
Applications: Please apply online through the Bioversity international Job Opportunities web page ( https://www.bioversityinternational.org/jobs/ ) by clicking on the "Apply" button, completing the online application and attaching the required information. no later than 27 September 2019. Please note that in the application you are required to provide the contact details (address, telephone number and e-mail address) oi at least three referees, whom we will contact for short-listed applicants. Bioversity International is an equal opportunity employer and strives for staff diversity.

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