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Communication Analyst at Bioversity International

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
  • Salary: 00

Bioversity International

Job Description

The Organization

The Alliance of Bioversity International delivers research-based solutions that harness agricultural biodiversity and sustainably transform food systems to improve people’s lives. Alliance solutions address the global crises of malnutrition, climate change, biodiversity loss, and environmental degradation.

The Alliance works with local, national and multinational partners across Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and Africa, and with the public and private sectors. The Alliance is part of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future, dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources and ecosystem services.


About the position

The Communications Analyst will support the design and implementation of Alliance in the bean program Pan Africa Bean Research Alliance (PABRA) activities according to project annual work plans and budgets to deliver the expected outputs and outcomes in communication. 


Key duties & responsibilities

  • Support the development of communications content and materials that can take the form of compelling narratives, case studies, multimedia graphics and newsletters for publication to a range of audiences.
  • Work with the communication analyst to highlight project milestones in various platform including the PABRA website and social media platforms.
  • Promote the project work in the local and regional media for visibility.
  • Support with compiling best practices, lessons and synthesizing 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 Alliance 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.
  • 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.


  • Bachelor’s 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, and InDesign.
  • Experience in public relations, communications or journalism is an advantage.
  • Photography or video skills
  • 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 position is a nationally recruited position based in Lilongwe, Malawi. The initial contract will be for one (1) year subject to a probation period of three (3) months and is renewable depending on performance and availability of resources.

This position is graded at BG06, level, with a minimum basic salary of MWK 760.234.00   in a scale of BG01 to BG14 (BG14 being the highest level according to the Alliance job classification framework policy). We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits including but not limited to insurance, retirement plan, staff training and development, paid time off and flexible working arrangements.

The Alliance Bioversity-CIAT is committed to fair, safe, and inclusive workplaces. We believe that diversity powers our innovation, contributes to our excellence, and is critical for our mission. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority. We encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability statuses, sexual orientations, marital status, and gender identities.

Method Of Application

Applicants are invited to visit to get full details of the position and to submit their applications. Applications MUST include reference number REF : 103617-Communication Analyst as the position applied for. Cover letter and CV should be saved as one document using the candidate’s last name, first name for ease of sorting. The Alliance collects and process personal data in accordance with applicable data protection laws.


Applications closing date: 5th April 2024


Please note that email applications will not be considered.


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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