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Project Communications Officer - WEMA

The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) is a not-for-profit organisation that facilitates and promotes public/private partnerships to access, develop, adapt and deliver appropriate agricultural technologies for sustainable use by smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Develop, implement and monitor project communications strategies and plans in line with the project work plan and the Foundation communications strategy
  • Manage the development, production and dissemination of effective project communication products, including a project website, for technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Manage media activities, ensuring appropriate plans are drawn, implemented and monitored to support a healthy engagement between the project and SSA media
  • Monitor coverage of the project by media and other communication channels, produce reports and guide project partners appropriately
  • Draw plans to enhance project branding & marketing to support positioning and understanding by its publics
  • Develop, manage and update the project partner database and ensure timely provision of information to partners and stakeholders
  • Assist in managing project related events including mounting and managing AATF displays in exhibitions and meetings as required
  • Support other project PR activities and identify visibility opportunities that will contribute to realisation of project goals

    Desired Candidate Profile

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Business Administration or related field from a recognised university with a postgraduate diploma in communication, public relations, or mass communication
  • 5 years progressive experience in media management; science writing and editing; utilisation of social media tools; development and management of communication strategies and plans; event design & management; information documentation; taking still and video photography; creativity in development of communication products
  • Excellent communication skills – with specific experience in science writing/editing
  • Ability to work under pressure in inter-cultural settings
  • Willingness to travel especially within SSA
  • Fluency in English; working knowledge of French will be an advantage

    Submission of Applications

    Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications together with a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) to the Human Resource Associate aatf-hr [at] on or before 21 June, 2013.

    Your CV should include details of your qualifications, experience, current position, telephone contact, email address, names and addresses of three referees.

    For more information and application, see: African Agriculture Technology Foundation Jobs

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