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
  • 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.


  • 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
  • Strong and effective use of social
    media skills.
  • Knowledgeable and familiarity with public
  • Experience with website content
  • 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
  • Strong
    written and oral communication skills in English, working knowledge of Spanish


  • 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
  • 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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