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The World Vegetable Center is a non-profit, autonomous international agricultural research center with headquarters in Taiwan and five regional offices around the globe. The World Vegetable Center conducts research and development programs that contribute to realizingthe potential of vegetables for healthier lives and more resilient livelihoods. For more information, please visit our website:worldveg.org
The World Vegetable Center seeks a highly experienced individual to develop communication strategies, design and deliver effective communications to promote the project’s activities entitled “Veggies for Planet & People” (V4P&P) among relevant stakeholders through various media and materials.ln addition, the Communications Officer will also carry out communications activities for the World Vegetable j CenterRegional Office in Eastern and Southern Africa.
The Veggies for Planet & People project, launched in 2020, is funded by the IKEA Foundation. The project aims to establish j 200 vegetable business networks (120 in Kenya, 80 in Ethiopia) to engage an estimated 4000 women and youth in vegetable market activities designed to improve their livelihoods and create jobs. Project “business champions”will j guide the formation of Vegetable Business Networks (VPNs) of women and youth as they pursue collective action in vegetable production and marketing in urban and peri-urban areas. The champions will facilitate their networks’ access to information, training, financial or other services, and j input/output markets and serve as liaisons with local j governments.The project emphasizes regenerative agricultural technologies to nourish the soil and reduce or j eliminate chemicals, fertilizers, and pesticides.
The Communications Officer will promote knowledge, understanding, and coverage of horticulture for development j in the project countries and build awareness and interest in j the activities, outcomes,andwork of the World Vegetable Center throughout the region.The position will be based at theWorld Vegetable CenterRegional Office for Eastern and Southern Africa in Arusha, Tanzania.
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How to Apply:
Applicants should submit a letter of application explaining their suitability for and interest in the position along with their curriculum vitae, a recent passport size photograph, names and addresses (including telephone/e-mail) of three professional referees, and date of availability.
Please send applications stating the job title by email to [email protected] by the closing date on 31 July 2021.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted