Communications Consultant

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed


The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a non-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. For more information, please visit IITA is seeking the services of fully qualified Zambian national to fill up the position of Communications Consultant at Lusaka Station.


Job Summary:

To assist in smoothly operating with Communications at IITA- Zambia station.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement, and monitor, in close collaboration with IITA headquarters, a communication and public relations strategy for IITA Zambia
  • Support, strengthen, and enforce IITA branding, presence, and culture.
  • Provide communication/information support and backstopping to IITA’s R4D activities and projects in Zambia.
  • Communicate IITA-Zambia, R4D and P4D activities, products and achievements.
  • Write, edit, and produce content for various communication and knowledge products.
  • Develop and implement science-related education and public awareness campaigns via traditional and online (Web-based) media.
  • Establish and maintain news and media contacts in the community.
  • Be a regular contributor on various social media and email platforms and engage with the public.
  • Undertake activities and tasks that may be assigned by the Regional Director, and/or the Head of the CU as and when needed.

Qualification and Experience:

  • Bachelor or Higher Degree preferably in journalism
  • At least 5 years of experience in television or radio news reporting

Core Competencies

  • Good attitude and team player.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested applicants should forward their detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter indicating the position and send as One Document by email to [email protected] not later than 28th June 2024 to:

The Regional Hub Administrator

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

Plot 145B Ngwerere Road

Chongwe District Lusaka Province

P.O. Box 310142

Chelstone, Lusaka, Zambia

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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