17 Mar 2023

Business Support Assistant II (Communications Assistant) at icipe – African Insect Science for Food and Health

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Job Description

Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, icipe was established in 1970, to address this very paradox of insects and accompanying challenges. The Centre’s mission is to use insect science for sustainable development, to ensure food security and improve the overall health of communities in Africa by addressing the interlinked problems of poverty, poor health, low agricultural productivity and environmental degradation. Since its founding, icipe has remained committed to developing and disseminating environmentally safe, affordable, acceptable and accessible tools and strategies to control insect pests and disease vectors. icipe’s mandate further extends to the sustainable conservation and utilisation of Africa’s rich biodiversity. icipe is the only international institution in Africa working primarily on arthropods. Therefore capacity building of individual researchers and institutions in Africa is an integral part of all the Centre’s research and development activities. icipe also aims to empower women, harness the youth and build capacity to use, transfer and teach the Centre’s technologies. How we work

Overall Purpose of the Job

To support with packaging and archiving BioInnovate Africa communications documentations that targets broader audience, through production of information, education, and communication (IEC) materials, and content for social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc. He/She is expected to research and analyse online media trends, including social media visitor data, to enhance social media presence and campaign efficacy of BioInnovate Africa.

Specific Duties

  • Cover BioInnovate Africa events, including taking photos, captioning and filing the photos.
  • Assist in streamlining BioInnovate Africa digital platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flicker, and Website), ensuring uniform content and for landing pages, graphics, and other elements within the platforms.
  • Track and monitor BioInnovate Africa publicity; filing media publications and footages that cover BioInnovate Africa events and supported projects.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications or other related fields.
  • Writing and editing skills for articles.
  • Social media management skills.
  • Photography and videography, including production of podcasts.
  • Skilled in using Adobe graphics design software to develop artworks for IEC materials.
  • At least 1 year of work experience in a similar role.

Other Desirable Attributes

  • Provide platforms for knowledge and information exchange among partners and the public, by supporting content production and management of BioInnovate Africa digital platforms.
  • Enhanced visibility of BioInnovate Africa through supporting production of IEC materials, photography, videography, podcasts, media tacking

Method of Application

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 31 March. 2023


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