"Qualified FEMALE candidates and candidates from minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply."
WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.
Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.
The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.
These jobs are found in Headquarters (HQ) and Country Offices (COs). Job holders operate with minimal supervision, and are heavily involved in day–to-day activities, analytical work and provide advice on less complex issues.
In HQ, job holders report to the Director of Communications or the designate. These roles work in a specialist area of communications.
In RBs, job holders report to the Regional Director or the designate, with functional supervision from the Director of Communications or the designate.
In COs, these roles report to the Country Director, with functional supervision from the Regional Communications Officer, to ensure that the CO communications activities serve WFP needs in the country of assignment, taking into consideration the overall regional communications plan and WFP's corporate communications goals.
To implement the communications plan by supporting and delivering a range of communications activities, providing research and analysis, and prioritising effectively.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Under the direct supervision of the Representative and Country Director, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive, within delegated authority):
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Advanced University degree in Journalism, International Relations, Public Relations, Communications or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.
Language: Excellent oral and written communication in English and drafting and creative writing skills in English and Nepali.
OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS
Has skills in developing high quality multimedia content such as photos and videos.
Has gained experience in utilising specialist communications techniques to enhance functional outputs
Has provided direction and instruction to more junior staff members within area of expertise
Has five years of postgraduate professional experience in a relevant field of work, with a background and interest in international humanitarian development;
Has broad or specialized knowledge of communications best practices, techniques and processes with some understanding of the basic theoretical background;
Ability to track and manage small budgets;
Good communication skills to give and receive information and work with a variety of individuals;
Has knowledge of, or the ability to quickly assimilate;
Has research and analysis skills;
Knowledge of UN or WFP specific processes and systems would be desirable.
How to Apply:
Only the candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to submit an online application by 08 October 2018.
To apply, please visit http://www1.wfp.org/careers/job-openings
External Link: Communication Officer
Candidates are requested to Create an account in system before applying. Candidate's UN Personal Histoty Form (P11), curriculum vitae (CV) and applications will be registered allowing profile updates, apply for a job through wfp career website.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
The organization reserves the right to cancel or postpone the whole recruitment process without providing any reasons whatsoever.
No telephone enquiries will be entertained.
Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply
No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.
The World Food Programme is the food assistance branch of the United Nations and the world's largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security.