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Feb 202019
 

Organization: Ignitia
Country: Ghana
Closing date: 04 Mar 2019

As the Communications Fellow, you will use your talents to engage audiences through written word and imagery in order to broaden awareness about the value of accurate weather forecasts for agriculture. In this role, you will primarily support the organisation in creating and executing communications campaigns including content management, social media, PR, and marketing initiatives. As part of the communications team, you will be a face of Ignitia, working to improve local and international media relations along with outreach to our many stakeholders.

You will also be part of a dynamic team in an exciting environment, which due to our rapid growth, will make you an integral part of our team’s success.

Job Duties:

  • Implement a communications strategy, including actively participating in monthly and quarterly strategy meetings
  • Manage social media platforms, creating and curating content for distribution including long forms, interviews, and multimedia content
  • Help staff prepare for presentations and meetings to ensure accuracy and consistency
  • Identify, evaluate, and track media opportunities
  • Work with our local monitoring and evaluation team to engage all staff members in qualitative story collection
  • Go into the field with team members as needed in order to connect to our customers, collect stories, and represent the company
  • Identify and implement other tasks within the scope, spirit, and purpose of the role

Experience

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree (preferred degree in communications, marketing, international development or related field)
  • 2-3 years experience in communications
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Project management skills; ability to coordinate and prioritise activities across various projects
  • French-speaking preferred
  • West African preferred

Personal skills

  • Well-organised with outstanding attention to detail
  • Self-directed, intrinsically motivated; proven capacity to manage work independently, multitask and be responsive to time-sensitive deadlines
  • Cultural sensitivity and demonstrated ability to work diplomatically with diverse constituencies
  • Ability to work effectively in an entrepreneurial environment, with the capacity to remain flexible and adapt to change
  • Intellectual agility, curiosity, and creativity; problem-solving is your default mode

BENEFITS

Fellowship package

  • Paid fellowship stipend
  • Company housing
  • Lunch/dinner during workdays
  • Monthly Uber stipend

If coming from abroad

  • Travel healthcare insurance provided
  • Visa fees and entrance vaccinations covered

Employment

Start date of 15 March 2019 – 6 month fellowship with the possibility for a longer, full-time position.

Deadline

While the deadline is 4 March 2019, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

About Ignitia

Ignitia is a high-technology company and social enterprise that has recently developed the world’s first highly accurate tropical weather forecast model. We serve small-scale farmers in West Africa by sending a daily forecast provided in partnership with major telecommunication firms and agricultural B2B organisations.

We started in 2010 as a new research team in physics & meteorology, gathered from different renowned universities and research institutions such as NASA. We set out to tackle the difficult problem of accurately predicting weather in the tropics. It wasn’t easy.

After years of painstaking efforts in developing the algorithms and model, we finally had something we wanted to test in the field. Our first trial in 2013 offered 3,400 small-scale farmers in Ghana seasonal, monthly and daily weather forecasts. A mere eight farmers opted out of the service during the season and our accuracy rate was measured at 82%, as compared to the current standard of 39%.

We made it – a reliable tropical weather forecast was born!

How to apply:

Please apply online at Workable using the following link: https://workable.com/j/B38A7ACCD5.

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