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New Job Vacancy UN at The World Food Programme (WFP) - Communications Consultant | Deadline: 23rd June 2020




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 DESCRIPTIONS 

POSITION: COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTANT  
Requisition No: 122858
Location: Dar-es-Salaam , Tanzania
Deadline: 23rd June 2020

OVERALL:
WFP Tanzania’s Communications and Partnerships Unit aims to enhance public awareness and understanding of WFP’s work in the country. It aims to improve brand recognition through a variety of communication avenues to appeal to as wide an audience as possible. The Unit’s work extends to include WFP’s partnerships with donors. In this regard, the Unit’s work spreads over a spectrum of tasks which include engaging with donors, developing proposals, editing reports and responding to donor queries.

The Unit is recruiting a Communications Consultant. Reporting to the Head of Unit, the candidate will support both the communications and partnership aspects of the Unit’s work including writing and editing project proposals and reports.

KEY DUTIES (not all-inclusive)
▪︎ Support the team in developing and implementing a communications work plan in order to maintain and enhance the visibility and reputation of WFP
▪︎ Support media relations for press related events and activities, including media visits to the field, one-to-one interviews and press conferences
▪︎ Draft press releases, media briefs, talking points and speeches
▪︎ Generate high quality written content, including op-eds and human-interest stories covering a breadth of WFP work.
▪︎ Support the team in planning, managing and evaluating communications campaigns and events that impact the views of the public, opinion leaders and donors
▪︎ Provide support in developing and implementing a social media plan which leverages content, platforms, networks and partners to enhance coverage and support of WFP’s activities
▪︎ Prepare communications products, including donor specific visibility content such as text, photos, videos and audio for use across a range of platforms
▪︎ Monitor and analyze traditional and social media to inform the development and/or evaluation of communication activities and strategies
▪︎ Maintain contact list of Journalists, media outlets and support the flow of news/information about WFP's work to the media in order to support regular and appropriate communications
▪︎ Write situation reports and prepare Country Briefs on a timely basis.
▪︎ Provide support in drafting/editing proposals in co-ordination with relevant units and bring them to a camera-ready stage to share with donors.
▪︎ Coordinate donor reporting, including updating and following up on the reporting matrix, and work with relevant units to ensure that reports are camera ready for submission to donors.
▪︎ Other as required.

ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 
▪︎ Education: Advance :Advanced University degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Communications or other relevant field, or first university degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.
▪︎ Language:
International Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language.
National Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language and Swahili

DESIRED EXPERIENCE 
▪︎ Passionate, creative and versatile writer with proven publishing record of human-interest stories with experience in writing speeches, media briefs, talking points, project proposals, reports, scripts and social media posts.
▪︎ Proven experience in utilising specialist communications techniques and technologies to develop multi-media assets.
▪︎ Work experience in journalism in a newsroom environment is a plus.
▪︎ Experience in working in fundraising, drafting donor proposals and reports.
▪︎ Experience in producing social media content.


HOW TO APPLY

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Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.




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