Communication expert German-Argentinean dialogue on innovations for a sustainable, climate and environmentally friendly agricultural economy

The object of the project is to provide targeted advice to the Argentine Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MAGyP) in the area of innovations for the promotion of a sustainable, environmentally and climate-friendly future-oriented agricultural economy. In particular, this involves the development of political recommendations for action in the area of institutional innovation promotion, advice on the establishment of an AgTech platform, the organisation of innovation competitions and dialogue events at national and provincial level, scientific expert exchanges and targeted expert assignments. In addition, innovations are to be disseminated between experts from both countries and applied on a pilot basis in research institutes and selected enterprises.

The expert dialogue comprises three result areas (EB).

EB 1 focuses on advising the MAGyP on the institutional framework conditions for innovation promotion.

EB 2 advises the Ministry on the systemic and organisational development, establishment and institutional anchoring of an AgTech platform with the involvement of private-sector and scientific actors. In this context, a help desk and topic- and technology-specific working groups are being set up and innovation events organised.

In EB 3, the focus is on supporting research cooperation for the dissemination of innovations in sustainable agricultural production and use systems. German and Argentinean applied research institutions play a central role here. In this context, the project works together with the Argentine Institute for Agricultural Technology (INTA). The aim is primarily to disseminate knowledge on the practical application of innovations, not to directly promote research.

The communication specialist (full-time) is responsible for the project's public relations work and supports the two long-term specialists in administrative tasks

  • Public relations: creation, design and coordination of specific communication products
  • Helping to communicate with partners and the professional public using digital media and platforms
  • Assisting in the design of virtual and face-to-face formats for team-internal and external communication and coordination
  • Support in the area of knowledge management
  • Administrative tasks and Office organisation
  • Support of the LZF 1 and 2 in the organisation of workshops, seminars, conferences
  • Supporting the preparation and support for the assignments of international STE (hotel, travel planning, etc.)



Necessary minimum requirements / Exclusion criterion

  • Completed university degree (Bachelor's degree or equivalent)
  • Several years (three years or more) Experience in the field of public relations and communication
  • Several years (three years or more) Experience in office organisation/assistance
  • Very good knowledge of Spanish and at least good German or English skills

Other qualifications / experience that should be positively considered in the evaluation (advantageous)
Professional background

  • University degree in communication, Administration, Social, economic sciences, or comparable
  • Very good demonstrable skills in with digital technologies and social media
  • Experience of working in an international environment
  • Regional expertise and language skills
  • Good command of English or German

Methodological skills

  • Strong communication and interaction skills
  • Problem-solving orientation and creativity
  • Open-minded personality and willingness to work in a complex environment
Start / Duration: 

The project is planned to run for 3 years with a target start date of 11/2021. The location is Buenos Aires, Argentina

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