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.
If coming from abroad
Start date of 15 March 2019 – 6 month fellowship with the possibility for a longer, full-time position.
While the deadline is 4 March 2019, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
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.