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The Global Panel on Agriculture
and Food Systems for Nutrition is seeking a Communications Officer to be part
of a Secretariat team supporting the Global Panel; a small group of influential
independent experts who have a commitment to tackling challenges in food and
nutrition security, especially in low- and middle-income countries.  The Panel is co-chaired by Prof Sir John
Beddington, former UK Chief Scientific Adviser, and H.E. John Kufuor, former
President of Ghana.  It is hosted by the
London International Development Centre (LIDC). 

Reporting to the Deputy Director,
The Communications Officer will be responsible for delivering an innovative
programme of communications activities to promote the work of the Global Panel,
and in particular the delivery of a high-profile Foresight Report on Food
Systems and Diets. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, enjoy working
as part of a hard-working team, have a keen interest in international development
and/or food systems and nutrition, and with experience in
journalism/communications/PR or marketing, preferably within an international
development environment, as well as proven publishing, editing and writing
skills. Further particulars can be found in the attached job description.

Starting salary will be for a
grade 5 position, £34,238 inclusive per annum.  Access to a pension scheme and interest free
season ticket loan, sports and social facilities are available.

This position will run until the end of March 2021, and candidates will preferably be available for an immediate start.  Any queries can be directed to Ivan Kent, Deputy Director Global Panel, on 020 7612 7955.  Applications should be made online at our website at  The reference for this post is LIDC-LIDC-2020-05-R. Online applications which include a CV and supporting statement against a set of criteria will be accepted by the automated system until 10 p.m. BST. Applications should include the names and email contacts of two referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted.  Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to  Only applications in the format outlined in the recruitment pack will be considered. Closing date for applications is 3rd May 2020. For more information about the school visit

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria.  Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion giving one or two brief examples of how each criteria is met.  The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. 

Please note: if you are
shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be
possible to offer you an alternative date.

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