Vacancy: Communications Intern for the LIRA 2030 programme

The International Council for Science (ICSU) is recruiting a Communications Intern to support the LIRA 2030 programme, starting as soon as possible.

Vacancy: Communications Intern for the LIRA 2030 programme

The intern will be helping to support the LIRA 2030 programme (Leading Integrated Research for Agenda 2030 in Africa). This programme, funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), seeks to develop the potential of next-generation scientists in Africa, in the production and communication of policy-relevant knowledge in the domain of sustainable urban development.

The programme provides two-year collaborative research grants that advance the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal 11 (sustainable cities and communities) in Africa and that explore the development of new approaches and strategies towards the innovative re-thinking of urban futures – in partnership with local authorities, industry, communities, and government.

The key responsibility of the intern would be to help develop and publish engaging content about the collaborative projects on sustainable urban development across Africa.

The intern will report to the LIRA Science Officer and will work closely with other communications and support staff as well as project leaders across Africa.

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Applications should include a CV and cover letter (in English) and should to be sent to

Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.


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