Communications Officer

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  • Added Date: Friday, 09 December 2022
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The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by its Spanish acronym, CIMMYT, is a not-for-profit research and training organization with partners in over 100 countries, focused on increasing food security and reducing poverty at an international scale. Please refer to our website for more information

CIMMYT seeks to recruit a Communication Officer who will be working for Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia-Mechanization and Extension Activity (CSISA-MEA) in SAS Program. The selected candidate will report to the Communications Coordinator, CIMMYT Bangladesh.

The duty of post will be Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Main duties and responsibilities:

Communication and knowledge dissemination initiatives for CSISA-MEA; Develop creative concepts and promote the work of CSISA-MEA; Create and implement an annual communication calendar; Document and communicate project news, updates and stories for wider dissemination; Document stories for dissemination in suitable formats (interviews, photographs, video) to target audiences; Assist technical people in preparing scientific posters, presentations, and other materials; Support networking and engagement activities with other actors in Bangladesh โ€“ as a specific contribution to the projectsโ€™ wider alignment and scaling objectives; Oversee the activities related to the production of high quality communications materials, including, digital content, reports and reviews, newsletters ,publications, press releases, website content, annual reports, speeches, and other material that communicates the organizationโ€™s activities, products and/or services, etc; Establish and maintain effective relationships with journalists and maintain local media and media database. Proficiency in design and publishing software. Work with printing house, media house, television channel or radio etc; Management of online supporters through social media; Manage photo and video content; Perform other duties as directed by supervisor.

Academic and professional skills:

๐Ÿ“š ๐——๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—š๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ฎ ๐—๐—ผ๐—ฏ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ก ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ! ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿค ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ช ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐˜๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—š๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ก ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—จ๐—ก๐—›๐—–๐—ฅ, ๐—ช๐—™๐—ฃ, ๐—จ๐—ก๐—œ๐—–๐—˜๐—™, ๐—จ๐—ก๐——๐—ฆ๐—ฆ, ๐—จ๐—ก๐—™๐—ฃ๐—”, ๐—œ๐—ข๐—  ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€! ๐ŸŒ

โš ๏ธ ๐‚๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐‹๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž ๐๐จ๐ฐ: ๐๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ ๐“๐ž๐œ๐ก๐ง๐ข๐ช๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐š ๐ฃ๐จ๐› ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐”๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐๐Ž๐–!

Completed masterโ€™s degree in communication, Media & Journalism, English language or social science. Support develop content for promotional materials including electronic newsletters, web site, social media and blog. Relevant professional certification or portfolio in designing and media communication. Basic knowledge of and skills in desktop publishing, HTML, photography and photo editing. Ability to work independently and well within teams. Possess skills at initiating innovative ideas and judging correctly what will appeal to target audiences. Excellent writing ability (English and Bangla). Experience with using social media: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Youtube and Instagram. Skills with PowerPoint, Photoshop, Illustrator and In-design are extremely useful. At-least 3-4 yearsโ€™ experience working in NGO/ UN/ research organizationโ€™s media and communication unit. Experienced working in USAID project and know USAID comms priorities. The selected candidate must exhibit the following competencies: Communication, Creative thinking, Teamwork, Problem-solving and decision-making and Client Orientation.

Contract period: The position is for Bangladesh Nationals for an initial fixed-term contract of 1-year with 3 months probationary period, which further employment is subject to performance and the continued availability of funds. CIMMYT will provide a nationally competitive salary and benefits that include comprehensive health and life insurance, paid vacation, contributions to a retirement plan, and a range of other benefits as required by Bangladesh law.

Interested candidates must apply here for B22242_Communications Officer no later than Tuesday Dec 20th, 2022. Applicants should attach a cover letter and curriculum vitae; names and addresses (including telephone and email) and portfolio of previous work. For more information on the process please e-mail Human Resources, CIMMYT (Email:

Incomplete applications (without CV and cover letter) will not be taken into consideration.

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

CIMMYT is an equal opportunity employer. It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equality, teamwork, and respect for diversity. Women are encouraged to apply.

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