Communication Officer at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

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The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Communication Officer

Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Job Types: Full-time

Nature of Work (Job Description)

  • Communications Officer is in charge of managing and directing a company or organization’s public relations, create and produce internal newsletters for the organization.
  • Act as a spokesperson for the organization, Maintain personal and professional competence and awareness.
  • Write, edit and distribute various types of content, including material for websites, press releases, marketing materials and other types of content that take the message to the public.
  • Conduct online advocacy, develop unit budget and provide monthly report on unit activities.

Required Experience / Training

  • Bachelor’s Degree, HND or M.Sc in Linguistics, Mass Communication, English, Creative and Visual
  • Arts or related field.
  • 2 to 5 years of social media, public relations or other communications experience.

Skills / Expertise

  • Understanding of resource management and operational procedures
  • Communication and listening skills.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Understanding public media needs
  • Ability to keep calm in distressing situations
  • Proficient computer skills. Also typing and data entry
  • Interpersonal, negotiation and persuasive skills
  • Problem-solving skills including the ability to prioritize and think quickly

Work Location:

  • Ibadan, may be required to travel.

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented – quality and precision-focused
  • People-oriented – supportive and fairness-focused

This Job Is:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends required
  • Holidays required
  • Overtime
  • On call

Salary
To be decided

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Pension
  • Lunch
  • Training
  • Conducive work environment

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.
Or
Click here to apply

Application Deadline  25th September, 2021.

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