World Federation of
Science Journalists

Science Writer/Editor

Employer: The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
Location: Aleppo, Syria
Closing date: 22 May 2011

Main purpose of the position
Write/edit a range of publication including technical reports, journal articles, generalaudience
articles, posters, and brochures.

About ICARDA
The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is an international autonomous, non-profit, research center based in Aleppo, Syria, supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). We are committed to the improvement of livelihoods of the resource-poor in dry areas by enhancing food security and alleviating poverty through agricultural research, and the equitable use and conservation of natural resources. For more details: www.icarda.org

Main responsibilities
  • Write/edit and supervise production of both technical and non-technical publications and web content, related to the activities and achievements of ICARDA, including reports to donors;
  • Write syntheses and briefings that summarize research results for various non-research audiences, such as policy makers; work with researchers to create tools and useful materials for ICARDA key audiences, derived from research program outputs.
  • Supervise production team and manage network of external editors.
  • Any other responsibilities assigned by the Head of the Unit.

Complete application document