Organization: International Center for Tropical Agriculture
Country: Viet Nam
Closing date: 21 Mar 2016
The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (www.ciat.cgiar.org) works to reduce hunger and poverty, and improve human nutrition in the tropics through research aimed at increasing the eco-efficiency of agriculture. CIAT is a member of the CGIAR Consortium (www.cgiar.org), a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for a food secure future. The Center’s research focuses on increasing productivity of key crops (cassava, common bean, rice, and tropical forages), reversing soil and land degradation, and using information to foster better decisions about issues such as climate change and environmental management. Headquartered near Cali, Colombia, CIAT has regional offices in Nairobi, Kenya, and Hanoi, Vietnam, with staff posted in other developing countries as well.
CIAT’s communications department works to ensure the center’s research from around the world is visible and available to a range of audiences, from scientists to policymakers, donors and the general public. To achieve this, our multidisciplinary team is involved in a range of activities, including news writing and media outreach, graphic design, web development, and multimedia production. The team is also very active on social media.
This key person in CIAT’s global Communications team will coordinate communications activities in Asia, including support to regional program strategy, development of communication products, facilitation of knowledge-sharing events, and knowledge management linkage. This key person in the Communication’s team should be willing to raise the profile of CIAT’s research in Asia and enhance the impact of research outputs.
The position will be based at CIAT regional headquarters in Hanoi, Vietnam.
· At least 5 years of relevant work experience
Terms of employment
The position is internationally recruited and will be based at Hanoi, Vietnam and reporting directly to the Asia’s Regional Director and Senior Communications Officer at Headquarters. The initial contract will be for up to two (2) years, subject to a probation period of six (6) months, and is renewable depending on performance and availability of resources.
CIAT offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits. CIAT is an equal opportunity employer, and strives for staff diversity in gender and nationality. Woman candidates from Latin America, Africa and Asia are particularly encouraged to apply.
How to apply:
Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications, competencies, skills together with a detailed curriculum vitae, including names and addresses of three referees knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience. All correspondence should be addressed to the CIAT Human Resources Office to Andrea Linares (firstname.lastname@example.org) and should clearly indicate “Regional Communications Specialist – Asia”.