Established in 2006, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) is an African-led and Africa-based institution that puts smallholder farmers at the center of the continent’s growing economy by transforming agriculture from a solitary struggle to survive into farming as a business that thrives.
Working in collaboration with our partners—including African governments, researchers, development partners, the private sector and civil society— AGRA’s work primarily focuses on smallholder farmers – women, men, and youth who typically cultivate staple crops on two hectares or less. Through our 5-year strategy for 2017-2021, we aim to catalyze and sustain an inclusive agricultural transformation
through integrated, country-based investment plans in 11 countries with high potential for success. This transformation will be achieved through innovation-driven and sustainable productivity increases and access to innovative finance and markets to increase the incomes and improve food security for 30 million farming households in these countries by 2021.
The strategy focuses on supporting countries to drive the transformation; developing systems for delivery of essential services and goods to farmers; and building an ecosystem of partners for delivery.
Most of our investments will be channeled through the Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa (PIATA), which is a unique 5-year strategic partnership that enables African agriculture actors to do business differently as they support leaders to drive an inclusive agricultural transformation.
COMMUNICATING FOR CHANGE
Communication is central to delivering this strategy and will play an even more crucial role in ensuring that our messages and stories of change and impact are pro-actively identified, tastefully packaged and shared through multiple platforms optimizing traditional, new and social media. AGRA’s Communications function will aim to use multiple tools and tactics to reach our audiences composed of African governments, private sector, businesses and investors, donors and philanthropists, key policy makers, academia, research institutions and thought leaders, farmers and the general public.
The overarching aim of the communication push is to showcase solutions that should be scaled up, create awareness about the place of smallholder agriculture in inclusive wealth creation, spotlight challenges that should be addressed, profile opportunities for investment across the agricultural value chain and provide an accountability to our funders while supporting the resource mobilization effort for AGRA and African agriculture more broadly.
To complement our in-house capabilities and capacity to deliver a world class communication function, we are hiring consultant stringers to support our communications work in Ghana, Nigeria, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Malawi and Mozambique. The consultants will be engaged for an initial period of one year based on performance. The consultant will be commissioned for specific deliverables. Please note that only nationals of these countries should apply.
Duties and Responsibilities
Country Communications Support and Media Engagement