Consultant – Project Communications Specialist

from 5 to 10 year(s) of Experience

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

ICRISAT seeks applications from a highly motivated and qualified person for the position of Consultant - Project Communications Specialist to be based in Hyderabad. She/He will provide key communication support services to research and development projects mostly in South Asia. The incumbent will be expected to travel to field sites and to develop training and promotional videos to support project activities, manage the design, layout and printing of publications and assist in maintaining regional web pages and social media services. This is a Consultant position open for Indian nationals only. The consultant will be based in Hyderabad and will work closely with The World Vegetable

Headquarters Communication team.


  • Design and develop short training and promotional videos in close collaboration with project field staff located across India.
  • Design and manage the printing and distribution of project training and extension publications.
  • Write news stories for publishing in the WorldVeg global newsletter and website, and develop regional promotional materials.
  • Liaise with communication staff in WorldVeg headquarters and with communication professionals in Hyderabad to enhance regional communication services.
  • Raise the profile of WorldVeg in India through print media and social media, and facilitate communications between regional project teams using social media.


  • A self-starter with good all-round communication skills in video and print media who is prepared to travel within India and can build good rapport with field staff and farmers to help meet project communication needs.
  • Proven abilities to design and develop short and effective training and promotion videos.
  • Excellent graphical design and writing skills.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Hindi (knowledge of other regional languages would be an advantage).
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, a good team player and the ability to work well in a multicultural environment.
  • Excellent computer skills with experience in using InDesign and other major graphical design software.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in communications/ advertising/ social sciences or a related field, with atleast five years’ experience in organizational or development communications, training or event support services.
  • A demonstrated understanding of agricultural development in South Asia, especially in relation to vegetables and horticulture would be a major advantage.


The initial appointment is for six months and may be extended depending on the requirement, funding availability and performance of the incumbent.

How to apply:

Applicants should apply on or before 13 January 2021 with their latest Curriculum Vitae, a recent passport size photograph and the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable about your professional qualifications and work experience. All applications will be acknowledged; however only short listed candidates will be contacted.

“ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer”

Salary: Not Disclosed by Recruiter

Industry:Agriculture / Dairy

Functional Area:Other

Key Skills

Desired Candidate Profile

Please refer to the Job description above


UG:Other Graduate


Doctorate:Other Doctorate

Company Profile


The World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg) is an international non-profit institute for vegetable research and development. Founded in 1971 with headquarters in Taiwan, the Center’s global network today covers East and Southeast Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Central Asia. The Center mobilizes resources from the public and private sector to realize the potential of vegetables for healthier lives and more resilient livelihoods. WorldVeg’s improved varieties, production and postharvest methods help farmers increase vegetable harvests, raise incomes in poor rural and urban households, create jobs, and provide healthier, more nutritious diets for families and communities. For more information, please visit our website:

ICRISAT is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world. ICRISAT and its partners help empower those living in the semi-arid tropics, especially smallholder farmers, to overcome poverty, hunger, malnutrition and a degraded environment through more efficient and profitable agriculture.

ICRISAT is headquartered in Patancheru near Hyderabad, India, with two regional hubs and five country offices in sub-Saharan Africa. ICRISAT, established in 1972, is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, see

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