Bopinc – Communication Specialist 2SCALE Program.

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ABOUT THE JOB

The 2SCALE program, funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, is one of the most innovative incubator programs for inclusive agribusiness in sub-Saharan Africa.

2SCALE  develops a portfolio of partnerships in eight countries in sub-Saharan Africa (Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Niger and Nigeria). These partnerships aim to promote inclusive business in agriculture, through support to value chain development, agribusiness cluster formation and enabling business environments. The program partners with national and multinational agri-food companies as drivers to increase smallholder farmer productivity and efficiency within selected value chains. Specific attention is given to job creation (including for youth), women entrepreneurship and low-income consumers and producers. 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Develop and disseminate a regular stream of communication materials, documenting program progress and achievements in 2SCALE program countries. These may include, but are not limited to:
    – Stories from the field
      (ie. success stories, case studies.)
    – Social media updates
    – Project briefs
    – Fact sheets
    – Photographs
    – Videos
  • Identify, in consultation with the rest of the 2SCALE communication team, the most appropriate channels (print, web, social media, others) to target each stakeholder group.
  • Provide regular updates and stories for the quarterly 2SCALE e-newsletter.
  • Maintain and continuously expand the program’s contact database.
  • Contribute, in close collaboration with the Communication Manager and Program Director, the compilation and editing of material for 2SCALE’s annual highlights, and full program report.
  • Build a collection of high-quality photographs on 2SCALE work in the relevant countries, taking photographs themself – or identifying, contracting and supervising consultants (where necessary).
  • Develop good working relationships with key media in all target countries and  exploit synergies with communications staff from the 2SCALE consortium partners (IFDC, SNV and Bopinc);
  • Coordinate the visualization, scripting and production of short videos on 2SCALE within program countries.
  • Any other assignment that the supervisor deems necessary for the success of the program.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong affinity with agribusiness development and food security.
  • At least three years of working experience in the field of communication.
  • Relevant education, at least a Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline such as media, journalism or communication studies.
  • Native English speaker, talented writer with strong editing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to operate effectively in an environment with
    multiple stakeholders and people from different cultures and backgrounds.
  • Able to think creatively about the use of digital and visual communication.
  • Experience in managing and building a brand’s social media presence.

Additional assets

  • French language fluency, written and verbal.
  • Intermediate graphic design skills.

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We offer

  • A motivated, multidisciplinary and diverse team of innovators and professionals;
  • Culture of dedication to delivery whilst also ensuring creativity and innovativeness;
  • Market-based remuneration and conditions. 

Job location:       Nairobi, Kenya        

The position is based in Nairobi, Kenya. With frequent travel to Anglophone program countries: Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria and also within Kenya.

Deadline:       12 October 2020.          

Need additional info? Contact Kirsten Hombroek (hombroek@bopinc.org). 

Only applications through this platform will be considered and need to include your resume. Women are particularly encouraged to apply for this position. 

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