Communications Intern Vacancy at CIAT/ Bioversity International

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The Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) delivers research-based solutions that harness agricultural biodiversity and sustainably transform food systems to improve people’s lives.

The Alliance solutions address the global crises of malnutrition, climate change, biodiversity loss, and environmental degradation ( https://alliancebioversityciat.org/ ). With novel partnerships, the Alliance generates evidence and mainstreams innovations to transform ​food systems and landscapes so that they sustain the planet, drive prosperity, and nourish people.

The Alliance a member of the CGIAR Consortium ( www.cgiar.org ) a global research partnership for a food-secure future

About the position

The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT is seeking a Communications Intern to be based in Arusha, Tanzania to support communication activities in the Accelerate and bean program in Tanzania. This role will report to the Research Team Leader and co-supervised by Communication Analyst.

Main duties and responsibilities include:

  •  Support the development of communications content and materials that can take the form of compelling narratives, blogs, case studies, multimedia graphics, newsletters etc. for publication to a range of audiences.
  •  Work with the communication analyst to highlight project milestones in various platform including the PABRA website, The Alliance website and social media platforms.
  •  Promote the project work in the local and regional media for visibility.
  •  Support with compiling best practices, lessons and synthesising knowledge management resources.
  •  Package interactive communication for the project as needs.
  •  Liaise with the Regional Communications team and the project coordinator to ensure all communication products are aligned to the donor communications guidelines.
  •  Assist with formatting reports, presentations and other technical documents including editing, design and layout.
  •  Assist in sharing materials and information across PABRA internal collaboration spaces and communication channels. eNcbR7b vhcO3
  •  Strong photography and video skills and ability to prepare collage for Project PR and Communication.
  •  Assist in the organization and production of internal events and internal webinar discussions.
  •  Perform any other substantive and/or administrative task that might be required.


  • Msc degree in communications, Public Relations, or Development related field.
  •  Excellent computer literacy in standard software applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  •  Experience with Adobe Creative packages, such as Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign etc.
  •  Experience in public relations, communications or journalism is an advantage.
  •  Excellent written and spoken English skills.
  •  Excellent drafting and copy-editing skills for internal/external communications purposes.
  •  Good research and analytical skills.
  •  Motivated and energetic self-starter who takes initiative.

Terms of employment:

This is a nationally recruited internship position based in Arusha, Tanzania. The initial contract will be for a period of three (3) months and is renewable depending on performance and availability of resources. Alliance offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits; we believe that the diversity of our staff contributes to excellence. Alliance is an equal opportunity employer and strives for staff diversity in gender and nationality.


Applicants are invited to visit https://www.bioversityinternational.org/jobs to get full details of the position and to submit their applications. Applications MUST include reference number Ref: XXXX-Communication Intern-Tanzania as the position applied for. Application and CV should be saved as one document using the candidate’s last name, first name for ease of sorting.

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

Closing date:

Please note that email applications will not be considered.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

We invite you to learn more about us at: http://alliancebioversityciat.org

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