Communications Officer- ASSAR Research Project


Guest editor Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR), who hosted ‘R2A Climate Month‘ during November 2017, is looking for a Communications Officer.

ASSAR is one of four multi-partner projects in the Collaborative Adaptation Research in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) Programme, funded by IDRC and DFID. ASSAR is based at at the African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI). The ACDI is a strategic initiative at UCT that coordinates and enhances research and teaching on climate and development across departments and faculties.

The chosen candidate will work with the ASSAR communications team under the direction of the ASSAR Consortium Coordinator and the ASSAR Principal Investigator, the main purpose of the Communications Officer is to communicate ASSAR’s research findings to maximise the project’s impact into policy and practice within its regional and global spheres of influence. The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of communication including information management, editorial duties (writing, editing, quality control and assurance), coordinating and disseminating communication products, and maximising the uptake of research outputs.

Period of employment: 4-month (maternity cover) position, from 1 May 2018 to 31 August 2018.

Closing date:    23 February 2018

Location: UCT, South Africa

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