Communications Consultant - Los Baños

Short-term contract
Localisation Los Baños, Philippines
No remote
2 yrs of exp.
Posted on 01-25-2024

Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT

We have a vision: food systems and landscapes that sustain the planet, drive prosperity and nourish people.

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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 Consultant for Asia plays a pivotal role in facilitating seamless internal and external communication strategies. Working closely with the Communications Officer for Asia, this position’s responsibilities include crafting compelling content for diverse audiences, contributing to the Alliance’s social media platforms, and providing valuable research support to enhance the organization's outreach efforts. This position requires a keen understanding of regional dynamics and cultural nuances for Asia, alongside excellent research communication skills.


Key duties & responsibilities

  • Work closely with the regional communications officer to develop and promote various communication products for Asia, including media releases, digital materials, podcasts, and videos;
  • Coordinate deliverables among research teams and service providers;
  • Manage media relations in Asia in coordination with regional, global, and media engagement officers;
  • Maintain digital evergreen content portfolio of the Alliance in Asia;
  • Support in the implementation and dissemination of internal communication activities in the region with input to the Alliance’s global internal platforms (newsletter, SharePoint, townhalls, etc);
  • Plan and organize internal sharing and capacity building events for staff;
  • Capture regional participation in key national and international events in Asia and globally;
  • Support the regional management and project management teams in the creation of relevant communication materials and plans; and
  • Participate in key One CGIAR activities in Asia and the Pacific

Required qualifications and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in communication, development communication, journalism, communication research
  • At least 2 years of experience in science and research communication
  • Extensive understanding of the Asian food system contexts, with knowledge of global challenges such as nutrition, climate, gender equity, poverty reduction, or other similar topics is a plus
  • Skills to produce multiformat and creative content for various internal and external communications is a plus
  • Experience with photography and/or videography desirable
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud, SharePoint, and Office 365 applications
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills in English


  • Ability to multi-task/prioritize and to relate positively and engage with a wide range of people
  • Proven ability to integrate, inspire and develop multidisciplinary teams and manage talent, with a strong commitment to promoting diversity, knowledge sharing, and staff development
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team with people in a multi-cultural and multidisciplinary environment, including with external stakeholders, and excellent interpersonal skills


Terms of contract

This is a consultant position that will be based in Los Banos, Philippines and available for Philippine nationals only. The initial contract will be for one (1) year and is renewed annually based on performance and availability of project resources. The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT offers a multicultural and academic research environment, with competitive remuneration. We are an equal opportunity organization, and strive for gender, diversity, and inclusion in our staff, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, or any other characteristic.


Applicants are invited to visit to get full details of the position and to submit their applications. Applications MUST include reference number 103424 – Communications Consultant 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 (Cover letter should illustrate your motivation to apply and suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications and work responsibilities. Detailed curriculum vitae should include the names and email addresses of three professional referees who are knowledgeable about your skills and professional abilities). The Alliance collects and processes personal data in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

Applications closing date: February 6, 2024