World Agroforestry Vacancy: Communications Officer - Bogor, Indonesian

World Agroforestry Vacancy: Communications Officer - Bogor, Indonesian
About our organization
The World Agroforestry Centre (also known as the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry or ICRAF) is an independent research institution which generates science-based knowledge about the complex role trees play in agricultural landscapes and rural livelihoods. As part of the Centre’s work to bring tree-based solutions to bear on poverty and environmental problems, researchers – working in close collaboration with partners – are developing new technologies, tools and policy recommendations for increased food security and ecosystem health.

The Centre’s headquarters are located in Nairobi, Kenya, and research is conducted in 34 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We are supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and receive funding from over 50 different donors.

To learn more about our organization, please visit our website:

About the position
The Communications Officer will work with the Regional Communications Specialist and the Project Leader of the Climate-smart, Tree-based, Co-investment in Adaptation and Mitigation in Asia (Smart Tree-Invest) project to develop and implement the Southeast Asian regional and Smart Trees Invest communications strategies.
Duties and Responsibilities:
In close liaison with the Project Coordinator and the Research Communications Specialist in Bogor, West Java, establish a communications plan, which will include:
  • Work with the Regional Communications Specialist to support external and internal communications and resource mobilization in the Southeast Asia region, specifically our offices in Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam, and liaise with our HQ in Kenya as required. 
  • Coordinate internal and external communications processes for the Indonesian section of the Smart Trees Invest project with the Project Leader, including collaborating in the development and implementation of a communications strategy for the project and liaising closely with staff in the other project countries: the Philippines and Viet Nam.
  • Provide input to research methods and protocols in order to develop effective communications processes with targeted stakeholders and increase understanding of best-practice communications methods.
  • Develop print, audio and visual communications materials as required for a range of stakeholders and a range of media.
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  • Bachelor degree in communications, media, development, literature, social sciences, environment, forestry, agriculture, agroforestry or related discipline.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in communications, public relations, journalism, advertising or related discipline.
  • Excellent command of English and Indonesian. Other Southeast Asia languages an advantage but not essential 
  • Excellent writing skills 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well in multicultural teams 
  • Excellent time management, prioritization and organizational abilities 
  • Willing to learn new skills and knowledge related to the content of specific projects, including new technologies and approaches 
  • Willingness and ability to travel frequently to often remote parts of Indonesia and Southeast Asia 
  • Able to generate creative, practical approaches to overcome challenging situations 
  • Able to devise new systems and processes, and modify existing ones
Terms of offer
The World Agroforestry Centre is an equal opportunity employer and offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment. We believe that staff diversity promotes excellence and strongly encourage applications from qualified women. This is a national position and will be for an initial period of one (1) year, renewable subject to 3 (three) months probation period, assessment of performance, continued relevance of the position and availability of resources.

How to apply
Applications for the position must include:
  • A cover letter illustrating your suitability for the position against the listed requirements and salary expectations
  • Detail curriculum vitae, including names and addresses of three referees, including telephone, fax numbers and email addresses.
All correspondence should be addressed to the Human Resources Unit, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) Southeast Asia Regional Office via email: and should indicate “Application for Communications Officer” on their application letters and email submissions.

Applications will be considered until July 4, 2014 or until a suitable candidate is identified and selected.  Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.