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Africa Research Institute (ARI) is looking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Communications Officer.

Start date: As soon as possible

Salary: Up to £25,000 depending on experience

As part of a small, collaborative team, you will oversee ARI’s external communications. You will also be required to manage a busy schedule of events, co-ordinate a demanding publication cycle and manage the editing, production and distribution of our work. Applicants should be self-motivated, creative and possess outstanding and proven communication skills.

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate that s/he can improve the dissemination of ARI’s research through a range of channels, including social media and targeted engagement with policymakers and appropriate organisations. S/he will be expected to represent us with confidence at public events and conferences, as well as in targeted meetings with individuals and institutions.

This role requires considerable initiative and creative thinking. Applicants must be able to demonstrate the ability to devise innovative communications strategies for ARI publications.

Previous experience in communications and/or external relations is essential. A keen interest in contemporary sub-Saharan African affairs is desirable. A working knowledge of French and/or Portuguese would also be an asset.

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK and be available for interview in London.

How to apply : Applicants are requested to send a covering letter and CV to with “Communications Officer” in the subject line by 5pm on Friday 17th March 2017 at the latest. As we aim to recruit a candidate before the closing date, applications will be appraised as they are received. A first round of interviews will take place in the week beginning Monday 13th March 2017.

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