Communications Coordinator

Mar 18 2022

Grade: Grade 3 (The position is graded in accordance with the CGIAR System Organization staff salary and grading structure, under which jobs may be graded between grades 1 to 9, with grade 9 being the highest).

Closing Date for Applications: 19 April 2022 at 9h00 CET

About CGIAR •

CGIAR is a global research partnership for a food-secure future. CGIAR science is dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources and ecosystem services. Its research is conducted in close collaboration with hundreds of partners, including national and regional research institutes, civil society organizations, academia, development organizations, and the private sector.

About the CGIAR System Organization

Established in 2012, the CGIAR System Organization (“System Organization”) provides governance to the CGIAR System in collaboration with the System Council and has about 60 staff. The System Organization is committed to cultivating a work environment that reflects teamwork, gender equality, and respect for diversity.

It is a truly exciting time to be joining the System Organization as CGIAR undertakes a transformation into a more integrated “One CGIAR” that will allow us to achieve a more significant impact with our research. One CGIAR is a dynamic reformulation of CGIAR’s partnerships, knowledge, assets, and global presence in key areas where innovation is needed to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. It focuses on collaborating more closely to enable us to deploy scientific innovations faster, on a larger scale, and at a reduced cost so that they can have a more significant impact where they are needed the most. The transition to One CGIAR will have profound implications on how CGIAR and its constituent parts are structured and operate: with unified governance, an integrated structure, a new research modality, and more pooled funding, One CGIAR will be better positioned to achieve its mission.

Please find more information about CGIAR at and about One CGIAR here.

Job Summary

The Communications Coordinator supports the implementation of the CGIAR System Organization’s Funder and External Engagement Communications and Outreach Strategy, working under the supervision and guidance of the Senior Manager, Communications, to promote the organization’s profile and brand visibility.

This position works collaboratively with different teams to design and disseminate internal and external communications that drive forward organizational priorities of the Funder and External Engagement Unit and influence the Organization’s capacity to establish and maintain strategic relationships.

A vital component of this position is contributing to and handling branding and communication activities of a highly responsible, sensitive, and/or confidential nature. This position, therefore, requires a professional with strong communication and writing skills, a high level of attention to detail, and the ability to manage corporate websites and social media accounts efficiently. •

A university degree in communications, international studies, journalism, or related field.

At least five years’ experience in a similar position, managing social media and websites, publications, events, and outreach materials

Good information management skills and excellent attention to detail

Demonstrated capacity for handling multi-media platforms and social media accounts

Strong capacity for project coordination and management

Proficiency in use of Microsoft-based applications and ICT tools for editing and packaging information into readable material

Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment and across different task teams

Excellent written and oral communication, editing, and reporting skills in English

Intermediate knowledge of French will be an advantage

The CGIAR System Organization is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive compensation with favorable taxation arrangements in France and, subject to eligibility, comprehensive employee benefits comprising extensive insurance coverage, a retirement plan, an education grant, and relocation support at the start of the appointment and upon conclusion of appointment for staff members and eligible dependents. All benefits are denominated and paid in Euros.

System Organization appointments are typically for a fixed term of three years, with a possibility of renewal subject to the organization’s operational needs and funding. •

Submitting Your Application

All applications must be submitted online by clicking the ‘Apply’ button below. If you require assistance or face challenges in submitting your application, please email with the position title in the subject line. Please note we will not accept applications through this email.

Please ensure that your resume and cover letter are in English and do not contain your marital status, age, or photograph. Documents provided in a language other than English will not be considered.

CGIAR 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. We offer a multi-cultural, multi-color, multi-generational, and multi-disciplinary, collegial working environment, with a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and flexible working arrangements. We consciously create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character and commitment to gender equity. We, therefore, encourage applicants from all cultures, races, ethnicities, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientations, and gender identities. If you require accommodation due to a disability, please email your request to and include “Diversity and Inclusion Accommodation” in the subject line. •

All received applications will be acknowledged; however, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Source: CGIAR Vacancies