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Print and Digital Publishing Specialist

Apr 05 2022

Type of contract:03-years fixed-term contract(Possibility to renew based on performance and budget)

Language(s) required:English (proficient/fluent writing and oral skills)

WorldFishis an international, non-profit research and innovation organization reducing hunger, malnutrition and poverty across Africa, Asia and the Pacific. For over 45 years, our work on sustainable aquaculture and fisheries has improved the lives of millions of women, men and youth.

Fish and other aquatic foods grown in and harvested from oceans, lakes, rivers and ponds provide income for more than 800 million people and provide 3.3 billion with 20% of their animal protein intake. Our focus on sustainability makes sure that the way we produce and use these foods today means a plentiful future of generations to come.

Our evidence-based solutions range in scale from households to global policies and spans across six interlinked themes: nutrition, gender, climate, sustainability, economy and COVID-19.

We champion aquatic foods for healthy people and planet and believe that a sustainable blue planet of well-nourished children, women and men is within our reach.

Communications for impact are a critical element of our new strategy and seek to advance WorldFish’s global thought leadership in addressing critical sustainable development challenges (such as nutrition, climate change, gender and social inclusion, environmental sustainability, etc.) through research and innovation on aquatic food systems. Together with our strategic funding and implementing partners, we want to influence, develop, deliver and scale high-impact research and evidence-based innovations and policy recommendations that support vulnerable communities in low-and middle-income countries to meet their 2030 SDGs.

This is a challenging and exciting role for a stellar communicator with strong publication management and project management skills, excellent people relations and the incurable intellectual curiosity to always learn and push her/himself outside of the comfort zone. S/he is passionate about science and communications and has a knack for seizing opportunities. S/he has a proven ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects and people across different regions and time-zones, as well different functions and disciplines. His//her results-driven work ethic and approach to constant learning and innovation sets the bar for others to deliver high-quality results time and again.

Reporting to the Interim Global Communications Lead, the Print and Digital Publishing Specialist will serve as the main liaison with science and research leads, project leaders, researchers, corporate functions units, country leads, country communications teams, donors, partners and WorldFish staff in general in providing high-level publication management support in publication planning, budgeting, scheduling, production and dissemination. S/he will lead on the production and delivery of WorldFish’s extensive portfolio of print and online publications from concept to dissemination. This will involve liaising internally with relevant project leaders and researchers, corporate functions, communications team as well as externally with production agencies, donors and partners. The successful applicant must be able to take ownership of a series of publications at one time with strong ability to review content edited by external sources, ensuring consistency in branding, messaging and design layout, and has excellent proofreading skills.

The successful candidate will be responsible in the following areas:

To oversee creation of WorldFish’s extensive portfolio of publications from concept to dissemination including managing the overall publication process from publication planning, budgeting, scheduling, resource management, production and dissemination of corporate publications and key project publications (print and online) undertaken by the Communications and Marketing department.

To collaborate closely with internal and external stakeholders, including researchers, project leaders, writers, consultants, designers and suppliers to develop strategic corporate publications that align with the organizational strategy and to ensure consistency of message across all communication channels.

To provide coordination and backstopping support for the department corporate publication preparation and dissemination campaign (print and online).

To act as first point of contact with consultants on communications consultancy contracts under the department including monitoring of outputs, deliverables and deadlines.

To work closely with the digital communications specialist and writer to maximize a blended approach between print and digital publications.

To review all printed publications for consistency in branding, messaging, style, and quality across publishing of WorldFish publications.

To liaise and source effectively with internal and external stakeholders a wide range of content ensuring the accuracy of the copy with the content owners, while ensuring WorldFish’s publications adhere to the CGIAR and WorldFish brand guidelines and support the CGIAR and WorldFish brand vision and messaging strategy.

To oversee efficiently the proofreading stages of WorldFish’s publications to ensure amendments and corrections are effectively processed.

To support Global Communications Lead in analysing the Communications and Marketing department’s publication workflows and processes; suggesting areas for improvement; and developing best practices.

To support Global Communications Lead in ensuring effective management of publications pipeline tracking and monitoring, and ensure effective integration of publications pipeline planning with activities of the Communications and Marketing department.

To support Global Communications Lead in preparing publication-related key performance indicators for the Center.

To perform other official duties and special assignments which may be requested by supervisor.

Source: CGIAR Vacancies