Quezon City, Metro Manila – The Winrock International-implemented, USDA-funded Building Safe Agricultural Food Enterprises (B-SAFE) is a four-year project (October 2019 – September 2023) that builds on the opportunity created by Government of Philippines' (GOP) political will to implement the Food Safety Act of 2013 and adhere to international commitments, through a participatory capacity building approach to strengthen regulatory agencies with the information, tools, and systems to improve food safety systems through evidenced-based risk analysis and management. B-SAFE works with these regulatory authorities-particularly the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the Department of Health and those under the Department of Agriculture (DA)-to support the development of evidence-based standards or management procedures, train staff, increase the capacity of laboratory facilities to efficiently test key export commodities, and contribute to an enabling environment for the safe use of modern biotechnology (BT). POSITION SUMMARY: The Communication and Learning Officer is responsible for the over-all planning,development and disseminationof communication materials for the Building Safe Agricultural Food Enterprises (B-SAFE) Project. The Officer will collaborate with the project's technical staff in developingeffective information materials for events and capacity development activities, documenting project experiences through case studies, news articles, success stories, and facilitating the dissemination of these materials to stakeholders, partners, and donors through appropriate media. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Oversees and coordinates all communication activities for the project and contributes to the development of a project communication strategy. Develops content for newsletters, success stories, infographics and audio-visual materials toinform and educate stakeholders of B-SAFE's work. Ensures the timely release of Communication materials including event press releases and maintains all web-based communication portals. Spearheads the documentation of best practices through case studies and other formats for dissemination and possible adoption by other stakeholders Provides writing, copy editing and communications support for technical staff, particularly in the preparation of regular reports to USDA, ensuring that the design and layout of the reports effectively communicates its content to all the recipients. Supports activities and events for education and awareness-building, including webinars and potential speaking engagements for COP, Advisors and other technical staff. OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides support to the Capacity Development Officer in packaging training materials to ensure that these are well-presented and easily understood by the participants. Collaborates with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager in the preparation of case studies based on results of monitoring and evaluation. Perform other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication, Communication Research, Journalism or a closely related field Minimum 5 years' experience in implementing communication activities; experience working in an agriculture-related/development project will be preferred. Experience working on USG funded projects, experience with USDA projects preferred. Experience working with Government Agencies and Private Sector. Knowledge, Skill & Ability Requirements: Demonstrated experience with mass media and communication and development of online content Experience of working with technical experts to harness knowledge and expertise to support learning, collaboration and problem solving. Good understanding of different communication channels and platforms and the style and type of content needed to reach different target audiences Strong writing and proofreading skills, with attention to detail. Ability to present complex information in a simple, creative and visually engaging way. Ability to work as part of a team and have good interpersonal communication skills. Good Microsoft Office skills (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams). Excellent written and spoken English skills. Willing and able to travel throughout the Philippines…. – Permanent – Full-time

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