Job

Communications Officer

at World Food Programme (WFP)
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted March 26, 2020
Category Media, Communications & Writing
Job Type FULL_TIME
Currency KSH
Work Hours Day

Description

Communications Officer

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

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.

Job Responsibilities

Implement country specific communication work plans designed to maintain and enhance the visibility and reputation of WFP, as well as support fundraising activities, ensuring alignment with overall communications and WFP 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).

Maintain a contact list of journalists and media outlets and support the flow of news/information about WFP’s work to the media, in order to support regular and appropriate communications.

Support the social media plan by developing social media content, and utilising platforms, networks and partners to enhance coverage and support of WFP’s activities.

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.

Education Requirements

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.

Skills

Language: International Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese.
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