Opportunity: CGIAR looking for two student assistants in communications and outreach

by Rebecca Bengtsson on January 31, 2014

in ComDev Jobs

The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is looking for two student assistants from March 1, 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter , to assist the CCAFS Coordinating Unit placed at the University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Science, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Rolighedsvej 21, Frederiksberg. Employment period is 1 March 2014 till 31 December 2015.

CCAFS is a 10-year research initiative launched by CGIAR and Future Earth, hosted by the University of Copenhagen. CCAFS brings together the world’s best researchers in agricultural science, development research, climate science, and Earth System science, to identify and address the most important interactions, synergies and tradeoffs between climate change, agriculture and food security (see more information on www.ccafs.cgiar.org).
We are looking for two student assistants with a strong interest in communications and outreach who can help make CCAFS become an honest broker in the international climate debate and reach its goal of reducing poverty and malnutrition among millions of families in developing countries. The student assistants will form part of the small and geographically dispersed communications and knowledge management team and your tasks will focus on supporting the implementation of CCAFS’ global engagement strategy. This includes assistance to the management of our website and various other communications tools and approaches (website, social media, multimedia, e-newsletters, publications, media outreach, and engagement in international events and policy processes). Tasks may also include assistance to daily program administration.

We expect you:
– Have good English and communications skills (particularly writing);
– Work systematically and independently and can manage dealing with several parallel tasks with sometimes tight deadlines;
– Have experience managing website content and working with blogs and social media;
– Have finished at least one year of your education with good results;

It is a prerequisite that you are enrolled in a university study program (Bachelor or Master level). An educational background in communications is an asset but not a prerequisite. Likewise, an interest in climate change, agriculture and/or international development is an asset but not a prerequisite.

Terms of employment, working hours, salary
Starting date: 1 March 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter. Working hours on average are 15 hours per week. Employment as student assistant is in accordance with the collective agreement with HK (§35). The actual hourly wage depends on your seniority.

Inquiries regarding the positions can be adressed to Misha Wolsgaard-Iversen (M.WOLSGAARDIVERSEN@CGIAR.ORG

We offer a unique opportunity to work with – and learn about managing and communicating – high level international research in a challenging and engaging environment. The working hours are approximately 15 hours per week and starts preferably early March or as soon as possible thereafter.

University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

The application – incl cover letter, CV and university grades – must be submitted in English via the job portal of the University of Copenhagen – http://employment.ku.dk – under “technical and administrative staff” at the Faculty of Science. Please submit your application by clicking on the “Send application (send ansøgning)” button. Application deadline is February 16. Job interviews with relevant candidates will be conducted shortly after. We look forward to hearing from you!

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