Technical Communications Adviser

Summary:
We are looking for a dynamic technical writer / conservation scientist with the ability to think outside the box and contribute to assist our partners in Tanzania in delivering a diverse programme of practical conservation, community development and technical monitoring. Excellent communication skills are a must and should be combined with strong analytical ability.

 
Responsibilities:
  1. Build MCDI’s communications capacity.
  • Train MCDI’s Communications Officer and other staff on how to craft communications for international audiences.
  • Manage the content of MCDI’s website, transitioning responsibility to MCDI’s Communications Officer.
  • Provide publicity materials (written and photographic) to external partners and to media, and build the MCDI team’s capabilities in this respect.
  • Raise MCDI’s profile with regular technical and non-technical articles for publication.
  1. Provide technical analyst support to MCDI when needed.
  • Analyse and write up results of MCDI’s monitoring and evaluation activities.
  • Advise on appropriate technical protocols for monitoring and evaluation.
  • Provide technical input and suggestions on MCDI activities as requested.
  • Train MCDI staff in the above and other technical skills and monitoring protocols.
  • Support with writing funding applications.
  1. Assist in coordinating MCDI’s research-related activities and partnerships.
  • Advise on research methodologies appropriate to MCDI’s area of operations.
  • Coordinate research with longer term monitoring and evaluation work.
  • Build local capacity within MCDI to take on responsibility for these functions.
Requirements:  
  • A master’s level degree in a relevant discipline (does not have to be biological).
  • Basic computer literacy including expertise in MS Word and Excel.3. High level of fluency in written English (to publishable standards).
  • At least 1 year’s previous experience in Africa or other developing countries.
Additional skills/experience of relevance include:
  • Previously published technical and non-technical articles.
  • Experience in web publishing / blogging.
  • Skill in photography and photo-editing.
  • Proficiency in GPS / GIS.
 
Deadline:
Interested candidates should send a CV to applcn_2013-01@environmentafricatrust.org.uk. In your covering email please state how you heard about the opportunity. There is no deadline for applications: the position will stay open until filled. Only those invited for interview will be contacted. If you do not hear from us within six weeks of applying then you should assume your application has been unsuccessful.
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