Communication and outreach

Desalegne Tadesse

Ethiopia Senior Communication Expert International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe)

Dedicated, passionate and solutions-driven communication expert with 10+ years of experience working with high-profile international organizations. Collaborative who builds productive relationships with diverse stakeholders and is efficient in designing and planning to present companies in the best possible light to partners and the public. Skilled in documentation, with proven content creation, analytical writing and disseminating informative, persuasive human-interest stories connecting the organization’s mission and service to a wider audience. Equally effective in leadership, planning, coordinating, managing internal and external communications, balancing and prioritizing multiple tasks, and time and resource management. Master’s Degree in Journalism and Communications and honoured two bachelor’s degrees and related certifications from several institutions. Fluent in English and Amharic. Proficient in MS Office Suite. Currently supervising the communication unit and a motivated team of 4 Communication and Community Mobilizers. 

Core Qualifications

  • Excellent written and analytical communication skills

  • Extensive knowledge of successful public relations campaigns, advocacy and practice

  • Good interpersonal and oral communication skills

  • Understanding of the global, regional and national trends

  • Engage and able to collaborate effectively with media and other stakeholders

  • Excellent proofreading and copy-editing abilities

  • Proficient in the use of social media and other online communication platforms

  • Ability to effectively manage multiple social media platforms

  • Sound technical expertise pertaining to web content and setting up social media pages

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