Publishing Outreach Interns at CABI

On Friday, March 29th, 2013
Internship: Publishing Outreach
CABI, Nairobi, Kenya
Established over 100 years ago, CABI is a not-for-profit science-based development and information organization. CABI improves people’s lives by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment. Our mission and direction is influenced by our member countries who guide the activities undertaken.
These include scientific publishing, development projects and research, and microbial services. Our activities are based principally in 2 major sites in the UK and 5 scientific centres globally.
Please see our website www.cabi.org for further details.
CABI publishes CAB Abstracts, the world-leading bibliographic database covering agriculture and environment, and Global Health covering public health information. We also publish multimedia compendia, books, ebooks and full text electronic resources aiming to further science and its application.
Behind each product is a team of subject specialists committed to delivering the most relevant and authoritative information to researchers worldwide.
CABI is offering an exciting 6-months internship opportunity to support and promote the partnership between CABI and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM).
During the internship you will learn and become familiar with the editorial, marketing and sales processes of CAB Abstracts and CABI Compendia. You will train and support RUFORUM Member Universities to use these products in their courses and research. You will be part of the CABI regional team in Kenya, but you will be working as part of the global Publishing team based in the UK.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and highly organised graduate of RUFORUM’s Masters of Science in Agricultural Information and Communication Management. You will be familiar with developing and implementing marketing and communication strategies, and have a broad understanding of the role of verified information in education and research.
You will be familiar with internet and electronic publishing technologies and databases used in teaching, research and policy.  An ability to use multiple ICT systems and software is desirable. You must have proven ability in communication and administration, and be able to learn and apply new skills rapidly.
For a copy of the full Candidate Brief please go to www.cabi.org/vacancies under reference number 65/2013
Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating how they meet the requirements of the Candidate Brief and detailed curriculum vitae, with names and full addresses of 3 referees.
Applications should be emailed to [email protected]
Please note closing date for receipt of applications by email is 24.00h GMT 10 April 2013.
Candidates to note that interviews are planned for week beginning 15 April 2013
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