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Content Development Assistant Job in Nairobi, Kenya


Content Development Assistant
 
Plantwise, CABI – Nairobi, Kenya
 
The Content Development Assistant 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. 

Please see our website www.cabi.org for further details.
 
Plantwise is a global initiative, led by CABI, to improve food security and the lives of the rural poor by reducing crop losses. 

Please see our website www.plantwise.org for further details. 

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 graduate with a Masters in Plant Protection or related subject, 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 towww.cabi.org/vacancies under reference number 02/2013
 
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 recruitment@cabi.org
 
Closing Date for receipt of applications is 5 p.m. (UK) Friday 15 February 2013
 
Additional Information
 
Salary: Negotiable but commensurate with skills, abilities and experience
 
Position Type: 1 year initial appointment with a possibility of renewal.

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