IITA Ibadan

Oyo, Nigeria | HND | 3 - 5 years | Contract | Male or Female | Project Management | Consulting

Job Summary

Develop, coordinate, and implement a detailed communication planstrategy for the SARD-SC project

Facilitate the dissemination of information on SARD-SC project activities through feature writing, press releases and social media

Prepare and collate project scheduled reports and other documentations

Promote and publicize SARD-SC project activities and results to various stakeholders

Write, edit, and produce articles and news stories on project related activities and findings and have these published in project newsletter or other outlets

Develop and maintain good working relationships with the media including national, regional, and international newspapers, magazines, radio and television

Monitor and document stories citing the SARD-SC project and work closely with the project M&E specialist to ensure that write-ups and reports are captured and properly documented in project reports

Maintain SARD-SC project website and ensure that it is updated regularly with inputs from the different project commodity value chains

Perform any other related duties as assigned from time to time

Job Requirements

B.Sc.HND in Mass Communication or a closely related field such as Agricultural Extension from a recognized University with at least 5years working experience or a Master’s degree in Communication or a closely related field with 2years working experience

Working experience in multicultural and multidisciplinary teams and environments is desirable

Proficiency in the use of computers, database management software, internet-based tools and other electronic communication tools is required

Good understanding and knowledge of online social media tools such as web 2.0platforms, blog sites, etc and writing for web

An excellent communication skill in English language is compulsory. A working knowledge of the French language will be an added advantage

The candidates must also possess excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills

General information: Initial appointment is for 2years. Subsequent renewal of the contract will be decided based on research outputs and productivity, and continued need for the position

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