AfricaRice recrute 01 Consultant Communication Officer

AfricaRice recrute 01 Consultant Communication Officer

AfricaRice

Libéria
Agronomie, Agroalimentaire
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Consultant Communication Officer (Liberia)
Ref.: CONS/LOC/RSD/2020/19
The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) is seeking for a highly qualified Consultant Communication
Officer to be based at its’s Liberia office at The Central Agricultural Research Institute for Liberia
(CARI) in Suakoko, Bong County. S/He will work under the supervision of the Coordinator of the
Integrated Rice-fish Farming (IRFF) Lead Scientist.
About AfricaRice
AfricaRice is a leading Pan -African rice research organization committed to improving the
livelihoods in Africa through strong science and effective partnerships. AfricaRice is one of the 15
international agricultural research centers that are members of the CGIAR System Organization
(CSO). It is also an Intergovernmental association of African member countries. Its membership
comprises of 28 countries, covering West, Central, East and North African regions
About the position
AfricaRice has received grant from the European Union to implement the Integrated Rice-fish
Farming project for a research and extension development-based initiative to improve food
security and nutrition in Liberia. The job purpose is to create awareness and provide the media
with information on the project and its achievements to insure visibility and outscalling.
Major Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Coordinator of the Integrated Rice-fish Farming Lead Scientist, the
Consultant Communication Officer will perform these below activities, but are not limited to:
• Develop or prepare a Communication Strategy for the Integrated Rice-fish Farming (IRFF)
for both internal and external use;
• Lead the implementation of the IRFF Communication Strategy in line with the project
outputs and outcomes;
• Contribute to the design of project counties level communications plans;
• Coordinate, produce and disseminate communication materials including media releases,
brochures, media kits and other product and resource materials;
• Coordinate media relations engagement
• Produce content for online and social media channels as well as maintain webpage for
regional activities;
• Ensure or enhance the quality, consistency and appropriateness of overall
communication materials, activities, processes, and messages;
• Provide summary reports on progress of technical activities at the national level;
• Ensure that EU’s branding guidelines are strictly followed on all communication materials
and products;
• Report writing, communication, coordination and networking with government and other
relevant stakeholders;
• Assist in public relations and outreach efforts of Africa Rice and World Fish;
• Facilitate audio-visual production of photos and videos;
• Organize and facilitates learning sessions to improve and develop communications skills
and capacity of the IRFF team and partners to deal with the media access to information,
supplies and equipment and through knowledge sharing;
• Plan, design and implement learning and knowledge sharing aspects of the Project in
consultation with the Project Coordination Unit;
• Work proactively with the PCU (Project Coordination Unit) to identify opportunities for
capturing and sharing knowledge, and disseminating information about major progress,
results and lessons learned.
• Facilitate key events such as field visits, training workshops, stakeholder meetings,
conferences, exhibitions and end-of-project meetings, will be used to reach out to target
groups
• Monitor and evaluate all communication activities through appropriate surveys and
feedback mechanisms.
Qualifications/Selection criteria
Academic qualifications :
• Holding a Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in communication related field.
Professional experience :
• At least five (5) years of experience at national level in Development Communication,
Public Information, and Journalism or related fields
• Independent worker and excellent skills working as part of a team;
Key competencies and abilities:
• English proficiency in writing; expertise in preparing high quality print and digital
publications and products.
• Experience working with EU projects would be an asset
• Demonstrate ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given
• Show pride in work and in achievements;
• Demonstrate professional competence and mastery of subject matter;
• Work collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals
• Oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, interpersonal skills
Languages :
• Good writing and speaking skills in English. Working knowledge in French is an asset
Terms and conditions
• This is a locally recruited position
• AfricaRice provides an attractive salary and benefits package and a collegial and gendersensitive working environment
• The initial appointment is for 1 year with a contract renewal possibility.
How to apply :
1. Please click on the following link: http://eservices.africarice.org/application/index.php
2. Sign up on the recruitment platform and access the vacancies
3. Select: Consultant Communication Officer
4. Follow the instructions to activate your application
Applications are admissible not later than 10 September 2020. If you encounter some
troubleshooting when applying, kindly report incident through this email:  [email protected]
AfricaRice promotes equal opportunities and believes that the diversity of its staff contributes to
excellence and encourages applications from women, those with disabilities, and those from
developing countries.
We thank all candidates, but remember that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
For more information on AfricaRice, please visit our website at :  www.AfricaRice.org

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