Communication Officer at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)


About " International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) "

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

Job Location:


Job Type:

Full time Jobs

Job Description

  • Develop and formalize a project communication strategy and plan that will establish, improve, and expand the reach of its information services for creating awareness and knowledge management purposes.
  • Coordinate media and public relations efforts of I-Youth by sharing the activities, successes, and achievements through regular reports and specific documentation (case studies, best practices, lesson learned, etc).
  • Facilitate the dissemination of information on I-Youth activities by local and foreign media through feature article writing and press releases.
  • Facilitate a strong presence on social media that includes YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
  • Identify tools that will enhance strong internal communications, accurate communications of project results, and lessons learned amongst project stakeholders.
  • Create visibility for the I-Youth brand within the larger youth empowerment and agricultural development communities.
  • Create rich and creative content that is optimized for search engines.
  • Write, edit, and produce articles and news stories on project-related activities and findings and have these published in the project newsletter or other outlets.
  • Develop and package print/web/audio-visual and multimedia materials for the I-Youth project upon interaction with focal persons at the project implementation sites.
  • Plan content and write copy for publications such as corporate brochures, annual reports for donors, banners, posters, and flyers for use in advocacy events.
  • Write content for website pages, scripts for presentations, and videos.
  • Perform any other job-related duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

Job Requirement

  • B.Sc / HND in Mass Communication, Public Relation or related field with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience performing a similar role in a well-structured environment.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have excellent communication skills (writing, reading, and speaking).
  • Have ability to use basic Microsoft software (word, excel, PowerPoint).
  • Have strong multi-tasking abilities and problem-solving skills.
  • Have proven experience as an executive assistant or other relevant administrative support experience.
  • Have the ability to work with little or no supervision.

We offer highly competitive salaries with equally attractive benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


July 16, 2023
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