Communications Specialist – Partnerships and Communications

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  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Communication and Advocacy, Partnership and Resource Mobilization
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About the positionu202F

The Science Communications Specialist develops and manages strategic communications plans for designated Alliance research areas. The selected person will leverage strong technical knowledge of research, plus close contact with scientists based across the globe, to produce written content that showcases research impact to target audiences. The specialist will also identify strategic priorities to inform institutional communications and resource mobilization.


The position will be based in the operations center of the Americas, located in the Campus of Palmira, Colombia. 



Qualifications and requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, or related fields. 
  • Master’s, Degree in Communications, or relevant research field.
  • Prior experience working in an international organization, and in multiple time zones.
  • Thematic knowledge of topics including agriculture, food systems, climate change, agrobiodiversity, nutrition, poverty and livelihoods, digital and gender inclusion, crop research and sustainable development.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. 
  • Fluency in English (oral and written) is essential. Working competency in Spanish, French, or other UN languages is a plus (oral and written).
  • Experience in progressive communications (at least 5 years), leading and deploying strategic plans and other communications deliverables.




Terms of employmentu202F u202F


This is a national recruited position placed at a BG08, on a scale of 14 levels, with level 14 being the highest.u202F

This is a Colombian national search and will be managed through a fixed term contract of a one (1) year period, subject to a probation period according to the local legislation and is renewable depending on performance and availability of resources. 

The Alliance Bioversity-CIAT offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salaries and excellent benefits. We are an equal opportunity employer, and strive for gender, diversity, and inclusion in our staff, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, or any other characteristic.u202F



Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the qualifications, competencies, and skills together with a detailed curriculum vitae, including names and addresses of three referees knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience (English Applications Only). All correspondence should be addressed to the Human Resources Office, at the following link:

                                                      and clearly indicate “Application: Communications Specialist – Partnerships and Communications–“ .


Closing date for applications: January 16th, 2023 


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