CIFOR-ICRAF: Writer/Editor Consultant

Full Time


Join Us in Shaping Impactful Science Communication


Fuel Your Passion for Science Communication

Are you a skilled, creative science journalist/editor ready to shape and lead respected online news sites? CIFOR-ICRAF invites you to drive impactful science communication strategies. Partner with the Head of Global Outreach and Engagement to elevate our established platforms.

Elevate Science Communication: Your Key Role

Our news sites drive global communication, reaching diverse audiences with accessible research findings, on-ground projects, and insightful analysis. Be at the helm of these pivotal resources. Collaborate with remote science writers and partners worldwide, ensuring quality and broad accessibility through translations.

Why Join CIFOR-ICRAF’s Mission?

Our news sites empower researchers, policymakers, students, and the public. As a News Editor/Content Manager, your prowess in science journalism, headline mastery, and story refinement will drive our success. Immerse yourself in science, environment, and development, infusing your work with unwavering energy.

Responsibilities: A Spectrum of Impactful Tasks

  • Strategic Oversight: Manage daily operations, content calendars, and stakeholder collaboration.
  • Engaging Content Creation: Craft engaging, scientifically accurate content across mediums.
  • Diverse Material Management: Handle news stories, features, op-eds, speeches, and multimedia content.
  • Outreach Enhancement: Amplify global awareness of CIFOR-ICRAF’s research through compelling content.
  • Networking and Collaboration: Build relationships with partners and stay current with trends.
  • Innovative Planning: Develop thematic coverage strategies, conference plans, and in-depth features.
  • Social Media Synergy: Collaborate with social media teams for effective outreach.

Your Profile: The Ideal Candidate

  • Educational Excellence: Undergraduate degree in journalism or related field, plus a master’s (or equivalent) in a diverse subject.
  • Journalistic Experience: A minimum of five years in print journalism.
  • Language Proficiency: Impeccable written English fluency; additional languages (French, Spanish) are a plus.
  • Sector Insight: Experience in research organizations or development sector advantageous.

Engage with Impact: The Terms

  • Consultancy: Engage in a consultancy role.
  • Duration: One-year term.
  • Location: Nairobi, Kenya.

Join Us: Application Process

To embark on this transformative journey, visit our career site at: CIFOR Careers and ICRAF Careers.

Discover CIFOR-ICRAF: Explore Our World

Learn more about us at CIFOR and ICRAF. Be part of our commitment to gender diversity—women professionals are encouraged to apply. Embrace our multicultural work environment that values equality, teamwork, and diversity.

Application Deadline: Act Now

Submit your application by August 20, 2023. We appreciate all applicants and will reach out to short-listed candidates.

EXPERT Tips To Be A Successful Applicant

  • Connect with Our Mission: Showcase your passion for impactful science communication and environmental preservation.
  • Highlight Journalism Prowess: Emphasize your journalistic achievements, especially those related to science and research.
  • Demonstrate Multilingual Skills: If applicable, underline your language proficiency, especially in French and Spanish.
  • Illustrate Collaboration: Share instances of successful teamwork and partnership building.
  • Tailor Your Application: Customize your application to align with our mission and the role’s responsibilities.

Join us in shaping global narratives, inspiring change, and fostering innovation. Your skills can amplify our mission to tackle pressing challenges. Apply today and be part of a transformative journey.

To apply for this job please visit

Discover more from THE KENYAN JOB FINDER

Subscribe to get the latest posts sent to your email.