COMMUNICATIONS EXPERT

The Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB) (www.unaab.edu.ng) was established by Decree No. 48 of 2 November, 1992 as a centre of excellence for agricultural learning, research and professional development .The vision of FUNAAB is to be a centre of excellence in knowledge generation for global development and the sustenance of an environmentally friendly society. The university’s mission is to build future leaders and generate knowledge through research and an intellectually stimulating environment for teaching, learning and community outreach towards sustainable development. FUNAAB has an international research profile, working with partners from academia, private sector and civil society throughout the world. FUNAAB has considerable experience in managing and participating in large, multi-country research and development projects.

FUNAAB is currently involved in the second phase of a project aimed at ultimately increasing the incomes of smallholder cassava farmers (SHFs) and community cassava processors through participation in profitable and sustainable value-added cassava chains in five sub-Saharan African countries.

We are seeking to recruit a Research Fellow to join our team to enhance effective communication among all parties involved in the implementation of the Project’s objectives.

The post-holder will contribute in the following work area:

  • Development of a communication strategy for sharing lessons learned to inform and engage project and non project actors to support the wide spread uptake of profitable and sustainable cassava farming and processing;

This specific post will focus on a large cassava project – Cassava: Adding Value for Africa Phase II (CAVA II) working in five African countries namely: Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda and Malawi. Spanning a period of 5 years (April 2014 to March 2019), the post will be based in Abeokuta, Nigeria. The position will involve frequent travel within these countries.

Qualifications and experience

University degree in Mass Communication, Communication Arts or related fields is required. Experience with technical cooperation projects, particularly in the area of communications would be an advantage. Some professional experience at an international level is desirable. English is the working language. For the post advertised, fluency in English, Good drafting and communication skills is required.

Salary and allowances are competitive.

Last Updated on May 13, 2014 by admin

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