ILRI Consultancy- Dissemination of PCSL training materials using digital, traditional and social media

  • Home based, with possible travel to Kenya
  • Sustainable Livestock Systems Program (SLS)

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a consultant to develop and implement a strategy to document and share training materials to make livestock production more “climate smart” (low emissions and resilient). The consultant will have extensive production experience that would enable her/him to guide the content and creative production of multimedia materials, including some manuals and videos prepared or already underway.

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR Research Centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa.

Scope of Work

The consultant will undertake tasks as described below in Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda for a project on “climate smart” livestock interventions:

  1. Support the development of a communication strategy that looks at the potential target groups, their needs, how to reach them and provides options on the range of partnerships needed to reach them. Should also include a monitoring plan.
  2. Identify and reach out to platforms and media partners in the three countries to agree upon a dissemination strategy, including contractual arrangements.
  3. Work with ILRI researchers and partners to develop key video, photographic, written and graphic materials to promote trainings in manure management, participatory rangeland management, feed conservation and supplementation, silage making, and local adaptation practices.
  4. Supervise the development of videos related to the above in Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda.
  5. Develop radio messages appropriate for different local contexts and coordinate with two stations per country.
  6. Coordinate with one television program per country to develop content and disseminate it.

Final Products

  1. Communication dissemination plan
  2. Final set of briefs, videos and infographics on “climate smart” livestock practices
  3. Campaign in key countries implemented
  4. Short report describing how the training materials are disseminated and monitoring report evaluating the reach and outcomes from the campaigns and lessons learned for future materials

Consultancy Fee:  Monthly based on agreed milestones and deliverables

Post location:  Consultant’s base

Expected places of travel: Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda

Duration:   8 months

Maximum working days:  60 days

Essential skills and qualifications

  • Bachelors’ degree in communications, journalism or a development related field.
  • 5 years’ experience in coordinating dissemination efforts
  • Experience in coordinating outreach campaigns using digital, traditional and social media
  • Demonstrated video and production expertise
  • Experience in working with mass media outlets in Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda
  • Strong written English skills

How to apply: 

Applicants should send a cover letter and CV expressing their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to the Director, People and Organizational Development by clicking on the "Apply Now" tab above before 14 June 2021.  The position title and reference number SLS/06/01/2021 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the cover letter.

We thank all applicants for their interest in working for ILRI. Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ILRI does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing or training). ILRI also does not concern itself with information on applicants' bank accounts.

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