Communication Assistant at Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA)

Application deadline closed.

Job Description

1. Background
The Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) is a sub-regional not-for-profit intergovernmental organization comprising 14 member countries, namely: Burundi, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. ASARECA brings Together researchers from the national agricultural research, extension and education institution, the private sector, and other strategic partners, including Development partners to generate, share and promote Technologies, Imovations and Management Practices (TIMPs) to solve common challenges acting agriculture in the sub-region, ASARECA is strategically positioned to perform higher level facilitative, supportive coordination and advocacy roles to enhance sustainable
‘agricultural transformation and economic growth in Easter and. Central Africa (ECA). ASARECAS operations. are structured into four thematic areas as per the ten-year ASARECA Strategy and Results Framework (A-SRF 2019-2028). These include: (i) Transformative Capacity Strengthening and Integration; i Agricultural Transformation

Technologies and Innovations; (i) Enabling Policy Environment, Functional Markets and Transformative Institutions;’ and (w) Knowledge and Information Management

Under the thematic thrust covering Knowledge Management and Communication, ASARECA explores ways through which data, information, knowledge, and communication tools relevant for Agricutural Research for Development can increasingly be placed in the public domain to inform agricultural decision-making actions as well as raise the visibility of ASARECA and its partners. ASARECA therefore, wishes to recruit a Communications Assistant to support the thematic area on Knowledge Management. Communication and

2. Job Purpose
The positon is available as a support role to the Knowledge Management and Communications theme of ASARECA. it is aimed at boosting the timeliness and efficiency of Corporate Communication and dissemination of Agricultural Research or Development (AR4D) outputs,

3. Reporting Line
Reports to the Technical Communications and Knowledge
Management Officer

4. Duties and Responsibilities
The detailed job description can be accessed on

5. Contract Period: 2years
6. Duty Station: ASARECA Secretariat, Entebbe, Uganda

7. Academic Qualifications
Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication or Public Relations

8. Experience and other considerations

Previous experience of at east one year in handling similar tasks,

Ability and passion to engage in writing in various forms and for diverse audiences.

Possess good working knowledge of at least one of the two ASARECA working languages (English and French),

Respect for diversity and a willingness to work in a multicultural environment.

Must be ready to work under hard conditions where circumstances dictate.

9. Application
Interested candidates who full the job description are requested to submit applications via email detailing: (i) Academic qualifications: ii) experience; and (iii) relevant CV not later than August 4, 2022, 16:00hrs EAT.

NB: Application documents must be combined in a single file and sent as one attachment. Applications sent with more than one attachment will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates
will be contacted,

All applications must be addressed to:
The Executive Director
Attn: Administrative and Personnel Officer
Plot 5, Mpigi Road; P.0. Box 765 Entebbe, Uganda