Communications Expert  (Tanzania)

Organisation: AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center

Location: Arusha, Tanzania

Closing Date: 30 August

The Center is seeking an experienced Communications Expert to support its pan-African program on Vegetable Breeding and Seed Systems for Poverty Reduction in Africa.

Key Responsibilities:
Under the Supervision of the Program Manager and in close collaboration with senior research and support staff, the Communications Expert will develop and put into operation a communications and reporting strategy, to ensure improved communication between the liaison officer and program management, on one hand, and Regional Breeding Units and spoke countries, on the other hand and, to ensure increased visibility within Africa and beyond.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Communication, Journalism or Rural Extension with Agriculture background
  • At least 5 years experience in developing communications strategies for multi-country programs in Sub Sahara Africa Excellent computer literacy, and good knowledge and experience in electronic/desk top publishing
  • Strong affiliation with the rural sector and with means of developing awareness campaigns to effectively communicate with the rural sector
  • Effective communication skills in spoken and written English, working knowledge of French is an advantage
  • Wide networking experience with advanced research organizations in and outside Africa; public sector organizations and private sectors
  • Ability to perform effectively and efficiently in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment.

    Submit a letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, with names and contact addresses (phone number and e-mail) of three referees. Send to:
    Ms. Lilia Tan Habacon
    HR Manager
    AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center
    P.O. Box 42, Shanhua, Tainan 74199, Taiwan
    E-mail: lilia.tan-habacon[at]
    Fax: +886-6-583-0009.

    For further information, see: Communications Expert - AVRDC Website

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