World Agroforestry – Senior Communications Officer.

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The Senior Communications Officer will be responsible for production and editing of ICRAF-specific content on a broad range of institutional and research topics for various communication purposes and channels. He/she will also work closely with counterparts from CIFOR.

Job Description

  • Develop compelling content to position CIFOR-ICRAF on key topics and illustrate its expertise through targeted campaigns.
  • Liaise closely with internal content providers and develop key messages based on input received.
  • Work across a range of different communication channels (print and digital).
  • Liaise closely with the regional communications focal points to identify areas of mutual interest and develop it to the benefit of projects and the      institution.
  • Liaise closely with graphic designer to develop data visualizations and infographics.
  • Coordinate preparation of feature and multimedia packages, including content curation, collaboration with designer, web team for successful launch.
  • Liaise with events and video coordinators, Forests News/ Landscape News editors at CIFOR to develop content, blogs, video, etc. pre-and post-event.
  • Collaborate with partners and stakeholders to develop joint content and campaigns.


  1. Master’s degree in communications or a related field.
  2. Up to 5 years of progressive experience in drafting compelling content, editing and coordinating content production with internal and/or external stakeholders.
  3. Excellent understanding of different communication formats and channels with proven knowledge of drafting content for these.
  4. Story-telling skills with concise messaging is essential.
  5. Experience in managing communication campaigns/ projects and ability to coordinate consultants.
  6. Experience in the areas of environmental sciences, social science is an asset.
  7. Experience in a demanding multi-stakeholder environment at policy-level is an asset.
  8. Fluency in English is essential; proficiency in other languages e.g. French would be a distinct advantage.


· Be self-motivated and results focused.
· Ability to work autonomously as well as within a team.
· Creativity and problem-solving capabilities.
· Ability to work well under pressure.
· Enjoy managing multiple projects with proven ability to keep track of multiple deliverables at the same time.
· Be able to synthesize information according to strategic needs.
· Proven interpersonal communications skills with strong client service approach.

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Deadline 10/01/2020




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