Job Opportunities in Kenya and Ghana- CABI


CABI are currently inviting applications for two new roles. The application deadline for both positions is 5pm GMT Friday 22 April.

Development Communication Specialist

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Purpose of the role: CABI Africa implements a portfolio of development communications projects that aim to deliver positive social change amongst development stakeholders including: farmers, public and private extension, policy and decision makers and the private sector. The Development Communications specialist role will be to lead and contribute to activities in the Africa Soil Health Consortium and associated projects including:

  • Coordination of scale-up campaigns that use multiple channels to reach farmers from hands on extension approaches to ICT and print based mass communication methods;
  • Implementation of advocacy activities;
  • Coordination of participatory development of materials for use in the different channels including print, video, SMS etc.
  • Support action research to test communications
  • To manage projects and support fund-raising where appropriate.

Key Accountabilities

  • To work with project teams and partners to plan and implement development communications activities that support positive social change.
  • To engage with partners and coordinate consultants involved in development of communication products, over-seeing the quality of design, accuracy of content and its suitability for target audiences
  • To implement work in a learning environment and contribute to implementation of research designed to test assumptions and communication hypotheses
  • To write high-quality journal papers, conference presentations and other technical outputs based on the work implemented
  • To manage project activities, network and engage with project partners
  • To contribute to project communications that raise the profile of the project including contributions to blog, newsletter and promotional materials.

A full job description is available here.

Communication Specialist

Location: CABI West Africa Centre, Ghana,

Purpose of the role: The incumbent is to collect relevant content from on-going and just ended projects and format them into different information and communication materials for a host of audiences including farmers; extension staff; students; agro-input dealers; scientists and policy makers.

Under the supervision of the Communications Manager of CABI, s(he) will work with partners in the National Agricultural and Extension Systems (NARES) of West African States to identify information needs of different stakeholders and produce relevant communication material in appropriate formats for them.

Key Accountabilities

  • To plan, write, synthesise, edit and proof high quality communication materials, appropriate for target audiences (taking into consideration, language, education, literacy levels, location, gender, age, faith etc.)
  • To work with programmes’/projects’ M&E specialists, sub-grantees and partners to test the efficacy and appropriateness of the materials developed by getting feedback on them and incorporating revision where necessary. This will involve field visits and travels.
  • To develop and manage relationships with programmes’/projects’ partners and other development partners in order to keep them informed about CABI and produce materials in collaboration with them.
  • To contribute to the preparation of corporate reports of the organisation.
  • To contribute to proposal writing in response to calls on EOIs
  • To work directly with in-country service providers and development initiatives to offer communication expertise to help them produce the best materials for a range of audiences including farmers; extension staff; trainers, students; agribusinesses; scientists and policy makers amongst others.

A full job description is available here.