About the Project:
Pakistan Agricultural Technology Transfer Activity (PATTA) is a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded project designed to increase smallholder farmers’ access to markets, alongside their overall development impact and cost-effectiveness. Smallholders farmers in Pakistan use outdated and less effective technologies, leading to stagnant or dwindling productivity and returns, particularly in the horticulture and livestock sub-sectors. Because improved technologies that are affordable, impactful, and safe have not yet penetrated the vast smallholder market. PATTA will combat these challenges by galvanizing ongoing private-sector investment to commercialize the types of agricultural technologies that enable smallholders to increase their incomes, improve farm productivity, create jobs, and enhance economic growth and stability. These technologies include seeds, fertilizers, water pumps, improved plant and animal breeds, precision agriculture, and integrated soil fertility management, amongst others.
The Project Communications Consultant will be engaged in a full-time role and will be responsible for providing short-term technical assistance in raising awareness about the project among key stakeholders including government counterparts, private sector partners, donor agencies, entrepreneurs in the agricultural technology sector and media among others. The consultant will be responsible for implementing the communications strategy for the project. In this light, the consultant will develop communications materials, provide program support, manage events, review project documentation, produce audio/visual materials, laisse with the media and other agencies and provide all kinds of support for the smooth implementation of project-related communications activities.
The Communications Consultant will report to the Project Communications Officer.. Tasks and responsibilities include:
Job location: Islamabad, Pakistan
Major Tasks and Responsibilities:
The main tasks of the Consultant Project Communications are: