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Content Development Assistant Job in Kenya

Content Development Assistant

CABI - Nairobi, Kenya

The Content Development Assistant will report to the Senior Content Editor. 

They will be part of the team in CABI, Kenya, but will be working as part of the Plantwise knowledge bank team who are mainly based in the UK.

Established over 100 years ago, CABI is a not-for-profit science-based development and information organization. CABI improves people’s lives by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment.

Our mission and direction is influenced by our member countries who help guide the activities undertaken. These include scientific publishing, development projects and research, and microbial services. Our activities are based principally in 2 major sites in the UK and 5 scientific centres globally. 

Please see our website for further details about our organisation.

Plantwise is a global initiative, led by CABI, to improve food security and the lives of the rural poor by reducing crop losses. 

We can reduce crop losses by collecting and sharing vital information about plant health. 

With the right knowledge we can identify plant health problems, slow down the spread of plant pests and diseases and provide the correct treatments before yields are significantly affected. 

Plantwise will make this knowledge accessible to those who need it.

Plantwise will deliver knowledge in two ways – face-to-face via a network of plant clinics in the developing world to help the poorest farmers and internationally via a comprehensive global knowledge bank.

CABI is offering an exciting opportunity to be involved in the development of this new initiative. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and highly organised biology graduate with an interest in plant pests and diseases, to fill a position supporting the Plantwise knowledge bank team. 

Activities will be tailored to the skills and interests of the successful applicant. 

Potential activities include: working closely with local partners to assist in and promote data collection methodologies and analysis of clinic data; fostering the creation of local factsheets; locating sources of relevant plant pest and disease factsheets; sourcing relevant local content; advocacy of Plantwise and the knowledge bank; augmenting the images used on the website; collating, analysing and managing plant clinic data.

For a copy of the full Candidate Brief please go to under reference number 03/2012. 

Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating how they meet the requirements of the Candidate Brief and detailed curriculum vitae, with names and full addresses of 3 referees. Applications should be emailed to

Closing Date for receipt of applications is 5 pm (UK) Friday 3 February 2012.

Additional Information

Salary: Negotiable but commensurate with skills, abilities and experience

Position Type: 1 year initial appointment with a possibility of renewal.

Please reply to by 3 Feb 2012

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