Communication Specialist RTB Program (18-71)

Category: Research and Development

Location: Lima Lima Peru

  • Update and implement
    the RTB communication strategy in coordination with partner Centers, programs
    and organizations.
  • Leverage the
    capacities of RTB partners to raise awareness of the objectives and outcomes of
    the program.
  • Ensure the knowledge
    generated by the program and its partners is open and accessible.
  • Identify and
    coordinate media opportunities, including preparing press releases and opinion
    pieces.
  • Coordinate, write,
    edit and upload blogs for the RTB website.
  • Manage publishing of
    program-level publications
  • Manage and maintain
    RTB social media channels.
  • Monitor and evaluate
    media, social media, newsletter, Google Analytics and altmetrics data.
  • Develop and implement
    communication plans for RTB’s presence at international events.
  • Lead the preparation
    of the RTB Annual Report, including story selection and messaging, writing and
    editing, supervision of consultants, and providing direction for print and web
    versions of the report.


Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (Masters preferred) in
    journalism, communication, marketing or a related area.
  • Five (5) years of professional
    experience in developing and implementing communication strategies or exemplary
    communications results in fewer years.
  • Demonstrated experience working with media.
  • Dynamic, accomplished storyteller
    across communications platforms, strategic, able to leverage the capacities of
    others
  • Strong and effective use of social
    media skills.
  • Knowledgeable and familiarity with public
    relations.
  • Experience with website content
    management.
  • Excellent communication and
    interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to work in
    multidisciplinary and multicultural teams.
  • Proactive approach, with ability to
    find creative ways to solve problems or exploit potentials.
  • Excellent writing and oral
    communication skills in English. Spanish language skills a plus.
  • Experience with international
    agricultural research for development, CGIAR, and CGIAR Research Programs a
    plus.
  • Strong
    written and oral communication skills in English, working knowledge of Spanish
    desirable.


Benefits

  • CIP
    is an international organization that has a strong, state-of-the-art
    R&D background. 
  • CIP is a recent World Food Price
    Winner, and CIP has been recently awarded the Al-Sumait Award for our
    Orange Flesh Sweet Potato work in Africa.   
  • CCCAP aims to boost root and
    tuber production in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond, accelerating
    poverty reduction and improving food security. 
  • CIP is dedicated to achieving
    food security, improved nutrition and well-being, and gender equality for
    poor people in root and tuber farming and food systems of the developing
    world. 
  • CIP is a member of the CGIAR
    Consortium, a network of 15 research centers that are mostly located in
    the developing world and supported by more than 50 donor members.

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