ICRAF Communications Consultancy Jobs in Kenya for GEF-IAP-FS & Regreening Africa Project

ICRAF Communications Consultancy Jobs in Kenya for GEF-IAP-FS & Regreening Africa Project


About our organization

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is a center of scientific excellence that harnesses the benefits of trees for people and the environment.

Leveraging the world’s largest repository of agroforestry science and information, we develop knowledge practices, for farmers’ fields to the global sphere, to ensure food security and environmental sustainability.

ICRAF’s headquarters are based in Nairobi, Kenya, and we operate six regional programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Our vision is an equitable world where all people have viable livelihoods supported by healthy and productive landscapes.

Our mission is to harness the multiple benefits trees provide for agriculture, livelihoods, resilience and the future of our planet, from farmers’ fields through to continental scales.

ICRAF is the only institution conducting globally significant agroforestry research in and for all the developing tropics.

Knowledge produced by ICRAF allows governments, development agencies, and farmers
to use the power of trees to make farming livelihoods more environmentally, socially and economically sustainable at scales.

About the Consultancy:

The communications consultant will primarily support two regional initiatives namely:

  • Integrated Approach Programme on Fostering Sustainability and Resilience for Food Security in subSaharan Africa (GEF-IAP-FS)- Launched in 2017, this is a unique collaboration among 12 African countries and several development partners committed to contributing to a paradigm shift in African agriculture: one which puts emphasis on the importance of natural capital and ecosystem services to
    enhance agricultural productivity and help ensure the food security of a rapidly growing population.
  • Regreening Africa- This is a dynamic and ambitious project funded by the European Commission and implemented by a consortium of international research and development NGOs, in eight countries across East and West Africa.
  • The overall purpose of the consultancy is to improve the projects’ strategic communication and advocacy strategies, create visibility and contribute to a paradigm shift in land management/restoration in Africa. This
    involves full and strategic integration of communication and knowledge management (KM) into project management, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), financial management, supervision and donor reporting.

    Terms of reference:

  • Support the development and implementation of communication strategies and knowledge management for projects’ visibility, outreach and advocacy, including associated calendars.
  • Support the project manager/ coordinator and other project staff on all communications-based tasks for these projects.
  • Liaise with other KM and communications focal points at ICRAF and externally.
  • Develop and maintain content for project websites – including writing and editing of blogs, promotional materials, core social media, development of on-line tools, resources and publications, uploading photo and
    video materials.
  • Facilitate exchange of information/KM clinics among projects.
  • Provide portfolio monitoring support (e.g. tracking of indicators at programme
    level; consolidation of M&E data and reporting).
  • Develop and maintain social media content.
  • Develop other content such as photos, video, infographics and a systematic archiving platform.
  • Prepare media products and liaise with media as required.
  • Undertake and present communications and KM research as requested.
  • Support the preparation of annual progress reports.
  • Support the organisation of meetings, teleconferences and other internal and external knowledge sharing events/activities.
  • Support the development of communities of practice / knowledge sharing networks to promote the exchange of ideas and lessons learned between projects.
  • Develop KM and communications training modules for project staff.
  • Support the development of presentations and knowledge products for dissemination at international meetings.
  • Send regular updates to selected external knowledge networks.
  • Record the outcomes and key action points of meetings.

    Required Qualification:

  • University degree in the field of communications, development, international affairs, environment or environmental cooperation agriculture, natural resources or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in communications and knowledge management in multi-partner and multicultural country programme.

    Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Strong written, oral English language capacity and interpersonal communication skills especially in multicultural
    settings.
  • Demonstrated experience writing targeted content and other communications and knowledge sharing materials in English.
  • Demonstrated experience in organizing and communicating small, medium sized and large meetings and events.
  • Familiarity with the U.N. system and the international agriculture and rural development community.
  • Knowledge on natural resource management, sustainable agriculture, climate change and related issues, including how they impact rural development and poverty reduction.
  • Ability to extract main points from diverse sources and clearly present them through prose.
  • Ability to work well in a high-paced, multicultural environment.
  • Strong Word processing skills.
  • Skills in design of communication products (e.g. ability to work with InDesign software).

    Terms of offer:

  • The consultancy will be for an initial period of six (6) months.

    How to apply

  • Complete the application form online and attach your cover letter and CV/Resume (as one document – labelled with your First Name and Last Name).
  • Applications will be considered until 25th November 2018. Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.

  • For more information and job application details, see; ICRAF Communications Consultancy Jobs in Kenya for GEF-IAP-FS & Regreening Africa Project

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