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Junior Communication Specialist

Job Posting: 04/Jun/2024
Closure Date: 18/Jun/2024, 11:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit: OCC – Office of Communications
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition: Consultant / PSA (Personal Services Agreement)
Grade Level: N/A
Primary Location: Various Locations
Duration: 11 months
Post Number: N/A

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Organizational Setting

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) plays a crucial role in advancing the 2030 Agenda by transforming agrifood systems to be more efficient, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable. The Office of Communications (OCC) ensures coherence and consistency in FAO’s corporate messaging, facilitating effective use of communication resources across the organization.

Purpose of the Vacancy Announcement

This vacancy aims to establish a roster of junior communications specialists for FAO’s Office of Communications (OCC). While inclusion on the roster does not guarantee immediate employment, rostered candidates may be contacted for roles over the next two years based on specific organizational needs. We seek candidates proficient in public communication, advocacy, journalism/storytelling, and impact content creation across various media formats.

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Reporting Lines

Junior Communication Specialists will report to Communication Officers within various teams of FAO’s Office of Communications (OCC).

Technical Focus

The role encompasses public information, external and internal communication, writing and editing, web publishing, social media management, multimedia production, and digital media marketing.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Junior Communication Specialists will support OCC teams in several areas, including:

  • Researching and analyzing FAO technical information to aid content development.
  • Drafting texts for internal and external channels, such as newsletters, digital posters, infographics, and news articles.
  • Developing multimedia content (graphics, videos, animations, podcasts) for diverse platforms and events.
  • Assisting in website and social media content creation and management.
  • Coordinating cross-team communication efforts and stakeholder research.
  • Providing information and support on OCC processes and standards to technical divisions.
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Selection Criteria

Minimum Requirements:

  • University degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Communications, Videography, or related field.
  • 1 year of relevant experience in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, or related field.
  • Working knowledge (level C) of English and limited knowledge (level B) of another FAO official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish).

FAO Core Competencies:

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Additional Information

FAO upholds values of Commitment, Respect for All, Integrity, and Transparency. The organization operates under a zero-tolerance policy for conduct inconsistent with its objectives, including sexual exploitation, abuse, harassment, abuse of authority, and discrimination. All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks, ensuring adherence to FAO’s high standards.

Keywords: Communication, Journalism, Public Relations, Multimedia, Digital Media, Social Media, Content Creation, Editing, Advocacy, FAO, United Nations, Sustainable Development, Agriculture, Roster, Junior Specialist, Non-staff Opportunities, Consultant, Personal Services Agreement, OCC, Office of Communications.

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