Africa Communication Coordinator Job Opportunity at CIFOR-ICRAF

Full Time


Africa Communication Coordinator Job Opportunity at CIFOR-ICRAF

Reference Number: 2353
Job Status: In-progress
Job Category: Local Position
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya


Are you passionate about impactful communication that drives positive change? CIFOR-ICRAF, two renowned non-profit science institutions, are seeking an Africa Communication Coordinator to join their dynamic team. This role presents a unique opportunity to shape regional, national, and project-related communications strategies. You’ll play a pivotal role in enhancing the environment, well-being, and knowledge sharing across the African continent.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Regional Communication Management

  • Oversee all communications activities in the Nairobi office and across Africa.
  • Manage a talented team of communications staff and consultants.
  • Develop and implement effective communication strategies and tactical plans for country offices, projects, and programs.
  • Coordinate media interactions, ensuring consistent messaging and engagement.

2. Content Creation and Management

  • Produce a range of content, including publications, articles, web content, social media posts, media releases, infographics, videos, and more.
  • Manage regional communication channels, such as websites, social media platforms, and language blogs.
  • Collaborate with the COE communications team and consultants to ensure high-quality production.

3. Event Coordination

  • Plan, market, and execute various events, including regional participation in global events.
  • Handle event logistics, promotion, and reporting to drive successful outcomes.

4. Reporting and Analysis

  • Create insightful reports analyzing the performance of communication activities.
  • Utilize data-driven insights to refine strategies and improve engagement.

5. Risk Management and Safety

  • Identify and mitigate potential risks within the communication realm.
  • Adhere to occupational health and safety policies and statutory requirements.

Education, Knowledge, and Experience

  • Master’s degree in communications, journalism, or a related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 6 years of progressive experience in strategic communications planning, messaging, and monitoring.
  • 4 years of full-time experience in journalism, writing, editing, digital and print media, video production, or broadcasting.
  • Strong understanding of various communication formats and channels, with a focus on digital media and social media trends.
  • Background in environment, climate, forestry, or related subjects, coupled with science communication skills.
  • Proficiency in English and French (both verbal and written); Proficiency in Portuguese and Spanish is an advantage.

Terms and Conditions

  • This is a local position offering competitive remuneration in local currency based on skills and experience.
  • Initial appointment is for 1 year, inclusive of a three-month probationary period, with potential for extension.
  • Duty station: Nairobi, Kenya.

Application Process

To seize this incredible opportunity, please visit our career sites: CIFOR Careers and ICRAF Careers to submit your application.

Application Deadline: August 25, 2023

Learn More

Explore CIFOR-ICRAF’s impactful work by visiting our websites: CIFOR-ICRAF.

Be the Change

As a gender-diverse and equal-opportunity employer, CIFOR-ICRAF encourages applications from talented women professionals. We foster a multicultural environment that values teamwork, diversity, and gender equality.

Expert Tips to Be a Successful Applicant

Are you eager to make your application stand out? Here are some expert tips to help you succeed in joining CIFOR-ICRAF’s impactful team:

  1. Tailored Application: Craft a tailored application showcasing your relevant skills and experience in communication, journalism, and relevant subject areas.
  2. Showcase Impact: Highlight your contributions to successful communication strategies, content creation, and event coordination in previous roles.
  3. Demonstrate Cultural Awareness: Showcase your ability to work in a multicultural environment by emphasizing your respect for diversity and teamwork skills.
  4. Digital Savviness: Emphasize your proficiency in digital media and social media trends, illustrating your ability to engage diverse audiences effectively.
  5. Language Proficiency: Highlight your language skills, particularly in English and French. If applicable, mention any additional languages you’re proficient in.

Join us in shaping a more equitable world through impactful communication. We look forward to receiving your application

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