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Regional Communications Officer at The World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg) Tanzania

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World Vegetable Center

Jobs in Tanzania 2023: New Job Vacancies at The
World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg)
2023

Regional Communications Officer
Regional Communications Officer at World Vegetable Center Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA).
The
World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg) is a non-profit, autonomous
international agricultural research center with headguarters in Taiwan
and five regional offices around the globe. WorldVeg conducts research
and development programs that contribute to realize the potential of
vegetables for healthier lives and more resilient livelihoods.
Forfurther information please visit our website:
www.worldveg.org
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The
Center is recruiting a Regional Communications Officer to lead the
Center’s communication function at ESA-level and thus contribute to the
building and enhancement of WorldVeg’s image, raise the Center’s profile
and influence policies and actions of governments, farmers, development
partners, corporates, foundations, academia, philanthropists in respect
to nutritional, social and economic importance of vegetable crops.

JOB SUMMARY
The
Regional Communications Officer will be responsible for the
implementation of the WorldVeg’s communication strategy at regional
level. She/he will develop and implement communications plan for
internal and external audiences including staff, resident scientists,
development partners, media and other stakeholders.

The post
holder will also be responsible for establishing and promoting the brand
of WorldVeg regionally, raising awareness about the organization’s work
at various forums and ensuring transparency and regular information
sharing with the public. He/she will be a strategic thinker with strong
understanding of various media platforms and the development sector.

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Reporting:
The Regional Communications Development Officer will report to the
Regional Director, ESA and will work closely with other regional
communications officers of WorldVeg, the Director Global Engagement, and
the Communications team at Headguarters.

KEY RESULT AREAS

  • Develop and implement annual communication workplans.
  • Produce periodic (country, regional, project-level) reports.
  • Organize
    and manage the Center’s events including the activities to celebrate
    the 50th anniversary of WorldVeg to be held throughout 2023.
  • Share knowledge to inform and influence policy and programmes at national and regional level.
  • Collaborate with other WorldVeg regional communications officers to enhance the visibility of WorldVeg’s at global level.
  • Develop a good partnership with WorldVeg project managers to generate ideas and stories for dissemination to the public.

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KEY ACTIVITIES

  • Develop
    the ESA annual communication and outreach strategy and contribute to
    other WorldVeg communication plans as may be required from time to time.
  • Support
    country or project offices in the region in communication related
    activities producing communication and visibility products and
    materials, as well as providing necessary guidance to the
    country/project teams etc.
  • In collaboration with WorldVeg
    project managers and the Communications team at HQ. develop knowledge
    and communications products on on-going projects, initiatives and
    impacts for wider dissemination to regional economic communities,
    governments, resource partners, and other development partners with the
    goal of informing, raising awareness, and facilitating advocacy /
    resource mobilization.
  • Be the regional focal point for
    information requests from outside actors and channel such requests to
    technical staff for effective response.
  • Provide oversight and quality control of communication support for events organized by the Region.
  • Participate
    in One CGIAR inter-agency communication and reporting efforts
    particularly in relationship to projects which are implemented jointly.
  • Establishing standard information-sharing and clearance processes, in consultation with technical colleagues.
  • Contribute
    to the development and production of communication and visibility
    products (e.g., success/beneficiary stories for print and web, leaflets,
    brochures, presentations, posters, etc.), including drafting/reviewing
    texts in English, and overseeing the design, printing and distribution
    process.
  • Facilitating media relations for ESA, including
    organizing press conferences/briefings or field visits and producing
    media-style public information products, media speaking/talking points,
    press releases, human interest stories for use by WorldVeg. Liaise with
    relevant colleagues in headquarters, specifically the Communications
    Team at HQ and the Director Global Engagement to facilitate exposure of
    WorldVeg’s activities and ensure the accuracy/coherence of content
    developed.
  • Providing information and advice to staff on communications related matters.
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JOB REQUIREMENTS
Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Social Science, Business Management, Communication, Marketing, Public Relations or a related field.
  • Minimum 8 years of demonstrated experience in the communication industry.
  • A good understanding of the media industry in terms of communication for development aspects.
  • 5-10 years business/management experience
  • Proven competence in written and spoken English, good writing and editorial skills.
  • Fluency in French will be an added advantage.
  • Proven skills in developing, writing, editing and dissemination of impactful communications pieces.
  • Have
    high energy, confident person who is able to engage people and get them
    to buy-in to our mandate and/or to partnering with WorldVeg.
  • Strong
    organizational and time management skills. Also, very strong networking
    skills and excellent interpersonal relationship skills
  • Ability to work effectively across multiple functions, locations and cultures
  • Strong team leadership skills.

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HOW TO APPLY
Applicants
should submit a letter of application explaining their suitability for
and interest in the position along with their curriculum vitae, a recent
passport size photograph, names and addresses (including
telephone/e-mail) of three professional referees and date of
availability. Please send applications stating the job title by email to
info-esa@worldveg.org by the closing date on 10 February 2023.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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