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Communications Officer, CST I, Nairobi

World Food Programme

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Job Summary

 

Job Description/Requirements

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WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.

ABOUT WFP

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.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

This role will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and will report to the Farm to Markets Alliance (FtMA) Managing Director with functional supervision from the FtMA Programe Manager, to ensure that the communications activities serve FtMA needs at the Global Team, while also being capable of supporting FtMAâs Country Teams to ensure adherence to FtMAâs corporate communication goals.

JOB PURPOSE

To implement the communications plan by supporting and delivering a range of communications activities, providing research and analysis, and prioritizing effectively.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Implement communication work plan designed to maintain and enhance the visibility and reputation of FtMA, as well as support fundraising activities, ensuring alignment with overall communications and FtMA strategies. Contribute to communications through good research, analysis of assigned area of work and timely preparation and distribution of information products to target audience(s). Craft key internal and external content including case studies, donor reports, beneficiary profiles, and other required communications materials. Lead in creating communications templates and prepare presentations to be used by all staff at meetings and conferences. Support the social media plan by developing social media content, and utilizing platforms, networks and partners to enhance coverage and support of FtMAâs activities.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (cont.)

Generate donor specific visibility content including, text, photos, videos and audio for use across a range of integrated online platforms, in order to support global and country fund-raising activities, ensuring consistency with corporate messages. Monitor and analyse traditional and social media to inform the development and/or evaluation of communication activities and strategies. Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries. This includes the onboarding, training, and support of FtMA Country level Communications Officers. Collate outreach data contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reports, Support communications activities that enable informed decision making and ensures consistency of information presented to the media and other stakeholders. Support capacity building of FtMA staff on all aspects of communication, provides advice and guidance within area and level of expertise, in order to ensure that all activities meet desired standards of consistency, quality and impact. For example the design and review of training materials.

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.

Experience:  Three years post graduate relevant managerial experience with Masterâs Degree, or five years post graduate relevant managerial experience with a first University Degree.

Language:  Fluency in English language. 

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

⢠Has gained experience in utilizing specialist communications techniques to enhance functional outputs
⢠Has provided direction and instruction to more junior staff members within area of expertise

FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES

Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level Media and Influencer Relationship Management Demonstrates ability to build and sustain effective collaborative relationships with key media contacts and influencers in area of expertise to raise the profile of WFP, build relationships and further organisational aims. Media and Communication Expertise Facilitates open verbal or written communication with media and influencers as required (i.e. through preparation of tailored written or visual materials presentations, and official documentation) to convey tailored messages. Engages in mutually informative discussion with media and influencers. Specialised Knowledge in Communications Uses sound theoretical knowledge of communications concepts to generate or facilitate the generation of effective communication materials across various media. Applies this to define work plans aligned to identified areas of WFPâs communications strategy. Sociopolitical Contextual Understanding Demonstrates deep understanding of the multilateral/interagency environment and the dynamics in which WFP operates which influences approach to working, policy development and decision making. Communication Strategy and Planning Applies advanced understanding of WFP communications strategy and best practice to effectively develop strategies to engage with media and other significant external stakeholders within area of responsibility. Oversees implementation, providing recommendations for improvement.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. The World Food Programme  DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS. WFP embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that celebrates diversity and inclusivity in all ways. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications and merit.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

Applications for this position will close at 11:59 p.m. (East African Time) on  09 November 2023.

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WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFPâs standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

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