Bioversity International Communications and Knowledge Management Specialist - Jobs in Uganda

Bioversity International Communications and Knowledge Management Specialist - Jobs in Uganda

On behalf of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Bioversity International is now seeking for a qualified candidate to serve as a Communications and Knowledge Management Specialist.
Bioversity International and ILRI are CGIAR Research Centres.

Based in Kampala, Uganda, and under the supervision of the Coordinator of the ‘BuildUganda’ Program and the Country Uganda Coordinator, the Communications and Knowledge Management Specialist will support with the communication of ILRI research results emanating from Uganda. He or she will work as a team member of the Country Uganda Program Office, 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.


​Livestock CGIAR Research Program

  • Work closely with the Livestock CGIAR Research Program Communications Manager to identify priorities and activities
  • Contribute blog posts for the Livestock CGIAR Research Program website
  • Contribute to outcome and innovation stories on the Livestock CGIAR Research Program’s integrated work in Uganda
  • Work with scientists to package information 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 maintainance of the project SharePoint page

    Country Uganda Program Office and ILRI

  • Maintain
    a list of media and partner contacts
  • Produce communication materials
  • 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


  • Master’s 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 working in an international organisation and/or in applied agricultural research

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 27th September, 2018

    For more information and job application details, see; Bioversity International Communications and Knowledge Management Specialist - Jobs in Uganda

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