Work with us

Communications Coordinator

Reference number: 2158
Job status: Inactive
Job category: Local Position
Duty station: New Delhi, India
Download PDF:

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and World Agroforestry (ICRAF) envision a more equitable world where trees in all landscapes, from drylands to the humid tropics, enhance the environment and well-being for all. CIFOR and ICRAF are non-profit science institutions that build and apply evidence to today’s most pressing challenges, including energy insecurity and the climate and biodiversity crises. Over a combined total of 65 years, we have built vast knowledge on forests and trees outside of forests in agricultural landscapes (agroforestry). Using a multidisciplinary approach, we seek to improve lives and to protect and restore ecosystems. Our work focuses on innovative research, partnering for impact, and engaging with stakeholders on policies and practices to benefit people and the planet. Founded in 1993 and 1978, CIFOR and ICRAF are members of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food secure future dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources.

CIFOR-ICRAF is looking for a

Communications Coordinator


CIFOR-ICRAF is currently seeking to fill several positions in The Asia Continental Program (ACP) for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for Trees Outside Forest in India (TOFI) program. The TOFI Program will run for five years – November 1, 2021 to October 31, 2026) in Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Haryana, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh. Initial appointment will be for a period of one year with a probation period of 3 months for Local Positions. Contracts will be renewed every year during the 5 years’ duration of TOFI, based on performance, timely delivery, and continued relevance for the position. All these positions will be under CIFOR-ICRAF umbrella, and while contributing to TOFI’s implementation; hired staff will also be actively engaged in overall CIFOR-ICRAF program in India. The positions may continue beyond TOFI subjected to availability of placement and funding.

  • Job Category: Locally Recruited Position,
  • Remuneration package: INR 904,228 – 1,563,468 p.a.
    - Cash Benefits: Base salary, House rent allowance, fixed dearness allowance, leave travel allowance, children education allowance, etc
    - Non-cash Benefits: The staff, spouse and two dependent children are entitled for in-patient medical health insurance policy; and for outpatient medical care (equivalent to one month salary plus fixed dearness allowance) for a calendar year
  • Duty station: New Delhi, India with frequent travel within India

Duties and responsibilities

The successful applicant will be based at New Delhi and will report to the Chief of Party (COP) and be backstopped by CIFOR-ICRAF’s Regional Communications Specialist. The incumbent will be responsible for all program communications, both in support of its effective implementation and to raise its visibility and profile.  A key role of this position will be to oversee the implementation of TOFI’s Branding and Marketing Plan. This position requires a professional with strong communication and writing skills, a highly degree of attention to detail and ability to interface with web-based and social media platforms.

Summary of responsibilities

  • Lead the development and implementation of TOFI’s broader Communications Strategy in general and its Branding and Marking Plan in particular.
  • Oversee or directly design and deploy strategic communication products for enhancing TOFI’s delivery, out-scaling and resource leveraging, including those which contribute to building strategic relationships with key government institutions, private sector partners, USAID, and other stakeholders. 
  • Work closely with the program partners, keep track of outreach campaigns, events and activities, and support the design of engaging marketing and public relations materials.
  • Ensure efficient and effective documentation and information management, updating relevant internal information management systems/platform in a timely manner.
  • Lead in contributing to writing, rewriting, and editing material in English, Hindi and local languages of project site for institutional branding and promotional material and produce publications (as needed) together with scientist involved.
  • Coordinate proactively with CIFOR-ICRAF Communications Outreach and Engagement team to ensure project activities are effectively promoted at regional and global levels.
  • Any other communication work related with the project as assigned by the CoP.
  • Attend to any other work assigned by CIFOR-ICRAF.

Education, knowledge and experience

  • Master’s degree in relevant discipline in communication, media, journalism or related field.
  • At least 5 years of prior experience in donor-funded projects and or/development programs.
  • Excellent oral and written skills in English and Hindi is required.
  • Demonstrated capacity of handling multimedia platforms and social media accounts.
  • Strong skills in conceptualization, communication, and reporting.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships and working relationships with multiple stakeholders in the communication field.
  • Exceptional abilities in written and relational communication skills (e.g. speaking and active listening), especially in a cross-cultural environment.
  • Good skills in use of standard software packages (MS Office).

Personal attributes and competencies

  • Strong organization and event management skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills an ability to work in a multicultural environment and across different task teams.

Terms and conditions

  • This is a Locally Recruited Staff (LRS) position.
  • Duration of the contract: One year renewable contingent upon availability of funds, continued relevance of position and performance of the incumbent.
  • CIFOR-ICRAF offers competitive remuneration in local currency commensurate with skills and experience.
  • CIFOR-ICRAF reserves the right to modify the number of positions, locations, timeline or cancel the hiring as necessary.
  • Based on the performance/ competencies and needs, hired staff may be relocated to other project locations upon mutual consent.
  • Interested candidates are requested to submit their application online with cover letter, with at least three reference through CIFOR-ICRAF career page
  • Application without cover letter and references will not be considered.
  • Candidates should mention the position and location (if applicable) they are applying in the cover letter.

    To apply, please visit our career site at:,,

    To learn more about CIFOR-ICRAF, please visit our websites at:,,

    CIFOR-ICRAF promotes Gender Diversity – Applications from women professionals are encouraged.

    CIFOR-ICRAF is an equal opportunity employer. It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equality, teamwork, and respect for diversity.

Application process

The application deadline is 23 Dec-2021
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.

Apply this job Download

Another open position

General Call for Applications - Science Roster (Global Position)
Various Locations
General Call for Applications - Consultant Roster (Consultancy)
Various Locations
GLF Partner Engagement Consultant (Consultancy)
Consultant - GLF Speakers Coordinator (Consultancy)
Senior Project Officer (Local Position)
Bogor, Indonesia
Internship to update the International Database on REDD+ Projects and Programs - Linking Economics, Carbon and Communities (ID-RECCO) (Internship)
Research Officer – Financial and Economics Analyst (Local Position)
Bogor, Indonesia
Human Resources Officer, Compensation and Benefits (Local Position)
Bogor, Indonesia
Head of FACT Dialogue Secretariat (Global Position)
Bogor, Indonesia; Bonn, Germany; Nairobi, Kenya; OR other CIFOR-ICRAF locations
Global Conferences and Events Outreach Manager (Consultancy)
Bogor, Indonesia; Bonn, Germany; or Nairobi, Kenya