[ASC-list] Communication positions in Kenya and Vietnam

Cathy Reade creade at squirrel.com.au
Mon Jan 24 23:47:33 UTC 2011

Members may be interested in either of the following volunteer positions
currently advertised with AusAID's Australian Youth Ambassadors for
Development Program. The Crawford Fund is the Australian Partner
Organisation for each assignment and I'm happy to take inquiries once you've
checked information on the AYAD website:


1.    Communications Officer at the World Agro Forestry Centre (ICRAF), in
Nairobi, Kenya for 12 months - more info at

Description of the Host Organisation: The Kenya Landcare Network is an
affiliate of the Africa Landcare Network that is hosted and managed by the
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Nairobi. The Network membership is
drawn from organisations and individuals with diverse resources and
expertise such as research institutions, higher learning institutions,
government departments, NGOs (non-government organisations), CBOs
(community-based organisations), FBOs (faith-based organisations) and
individual landcare champions in Kenya. The Network was formed in order to
facilitate learning and institutionalisation of landcare in Kenya;
facilitate access to and skills transfer and capacity building of the
membership; and promotion of private public sector partnerships to promote
landcare in Kenya. 

Position Summary: The AYAD will support the World Agroforestry Centre's
communication efforts in relation to the United Nations initiated 2011
International Year of Forests (IYF) as well as the World Agroforestry
Centre's campaigns relating to Evergreen Agriculture and Reinventing
Agriculture. Primarily, the AYAD will play an important role in improving
the World Agroforestry Centre's use of social media and establishing an
'Agroforestry Community'. 


2.    Knowledge Sharing and Communication Support Officer at the
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) - in Hanoi, Vietnam for 12
months - more info at

Description of the Host Organisation:  International Livestock Research
Institute (ILRI) is a non-profit-making and non-governmental organisation
with its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a second principal campus in
Ethiopia and other offices in West Africa, South and Southeast Asia, China
and Central America. ILRI's strategic intention is to use livestock as a
development tool, one that widens and sustains pathways out of poverty. 

Position Summary:  The AYAD will assist ILRI staff (and those in partner
research organisations across Asia, as well as Kenya and Ethiopia) to more
effectively document, share and employ their knowledge. The orientation
program will include travel to the ILRI offices in Nairobi and Delhi, as
well as to the campus in Addis Ababa. Knowledge management is a weakness
within many international scientific institutions in the field of
agriculture. Consequently, the AYAD's role will be that of an enabler,
catalyst and capacity-builder in the use of communication and
knowledge-sharing tools and approaches. This may include the use of blogs
and wikis in research, electronic communication platforms, social reporting
of face-to-face meetings and use of RSS as a publishing and distribution
tool. It is expected that the AYAD will spend half their time using these
tools to disseminate knowledge and the remainder supporting the use of these
tools by staff at ILRI and partner organisations. 


Cathy Reade
Coordinator - Public Awareness
Crawford Fund
Ph/Fax: 07 54483095
Mobile: 0413 575 934

The Crawford Fund's mission is to increase Australia's engagement in
international agricultural research, development and education for the
benefit of developing countries and Australia.

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