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📢 Job Title: Communication Junior Consultant

✨ Contract type and Grade: International Consultant 

📧 Duration: 11 months

✅ Unit / Division: Partnership and Communication

📍   Duty Station: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

⏰ Closing date: 28 April 2024

Background

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization focused on addressing hunger and promoting food security worldwide. Established in 1961, it is one of the specialized agencies of the United Nations (UN) and is headquartered in Rome, Italy. The WFP works in partnership with governments, other UN agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and the private sector to provide food assistance and support sustainable development.

JOB PURPOSE:

The purpose of this assignment is to lead WFP’s communication by prioritizing an audience-first approach. The incumbent will proactively create and participate in campaigns and engagement opportunities with all parties in order to raise awareness on food security issues and highlight successes and evidence of WFP’s solutions in action.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive, within delegated authority):

  • Contribute to the implementation of WFP Côte d’Ivoire communication strategy.
  • Provide regular content (photos, videos, and articles) for social media such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to maintain strong relationships with key partners, funders, media professionals, the public, supporting groups and organizations.
  • Design, research, write, and edit communications materials (articles, press releases, human stories, fact sheets, and others) for both traditional and social media for advocacy and resource mobilization purposes.
  • Ensure the layout and graphics of quality information and communication materials (situation reports, fact sheets, articles, and statistics) for briefings and official visits with donors, high-level personalities, the press, etc.
  • Coordinate and make proposals/recommendations on the organization of events and ensure that adequate plans, services, equipment, and materials are in place.
  • Collaborate with WFP sub-offices, cooperating partners, and WFP IT to ensure that relevant information, including multimedia content (photos, videos, and articles), is collected, and saved in appropriate files and databases and that accurate records are available and accessible to others.
  • Prepare communications products that effectively convey the desired message to targeted audience(s).
  • Maintain and develop a contact list of journalists and media outlets and manage the regular flow of news/information about WFP’s work in Côte d’Ivoire to the media, ensuring reputational risks are identified and managed.
  • Generate and/or facilitate the production of 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 fundraising activities, ensuring consistency with corporate messages.
  • Track and analyses traditional and online media, to identify trends and/or issues, and propose solutions and ideas to improve the effectiveness of communication strategy and activities.
  • Coordinate and prepare accurate and timely reporting on communications activities that enables informed decision-making, evaluation of objectives and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.

DELIVERABLES

  • A country office communication strategy is developed for 2024.
  • A social media editorial calendar is developed and regularly updated.
  • WFP’s corporate websites are regularly updated.
  • A digital communication monitoring and evaluation system is developed and implemented.
  • A digital communication report including website statistics is produced every three months.
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EDUCATION:

You have

  • University degree in Communications, digital Marketing, journalism and or any other relevant field. Or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.

EXPERIENCE:

You have:

  • Minimum of three years’ relevant post-graduate professional experience working in communications, community management, digital marketing. 

LANGUAGES:

Working knowledge (proficiency/Level C) of English and French is a must.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:28 April 2024

About World Food Programme

The World Food Programme (WFP) is a prominent international organization within the United Nations that is dedicated to providing food assistance worldwide. Here are some key points about the WFP:

  • The WFP was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2020 for its efforts to combat hunger, contribute to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas, and prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict.
  • WFP operates with an unparalleled reputation as an emergency responder, utilizing a fleet of 6,500 trucks, 20 ships, and 140 aircraft to deliver food and other assistance to those in most need 1.
  • About two-thirds of WFP’s life-saving food assistance goes to people facing severe food crises, with most of these crises being caused by conflict. The organization warned of record numbers of people who were either starving already or facing starvation in September 2022.
  • WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian organization and the leading provider of school meals, with its headquarters located in Rome and offices in 80 countries. As of 2021, it supported over 128 million people across more than 120 countries.
  • The organization’s efforts focus on emergency assistance, relief and rehabilitation, development aid, and special operations, with two-thirds of its work being in conflict-affected countries where people are three times more likely to be undernourished than those living in countries without conflict.
  • In 2022, WFP assisted 160 million people, marking a historic high for the organization. Its Strategic Plan for 2022-2025 is grounded within renewed global commitment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its associated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • WFP’s work involves providing life-saving relief in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability, and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters, and the impacts of climate change. The organization is committed to achieving a Zero Hunger world

Why Work At WFP

Working at the World Food Programme (WFP) offers a unique opportunity to contribute to a noble cause and make a meaningful impact on a global scale. Here are some compelling reasons to consider a career at WFP:

  • Making a Difference: The day-to-day work at WFP directly impacts the lives of the people it serves. The organization provides learning tools for staff to continually develop their careers and encourages gender and cultural diversity to make its teams stronger.
  • Learning and Development: WFP provides an environment that fosters learning and development. It offers numerous learning platforms for employees and provides opportunities for personal and professional growth.
  • Global Impact: WFP’s work spans over 120 countries and territories, encompassing a broad range of activities aimed at saving and changing lives, with the ultimate goal of achieving a world with zero hunger. The organization supports governments and populations in mitigating the impact of threats including conflict, climate shocks, and other disasters, and in developing sustainable livelihoods that can build self-reliance and resilience in the long term.
  • Humanitarian Mission: Working at WFP provides the opportunity to be part of a humanitarian organization that serves regardless of faith, culture, and gender. It offers a collaborative and challenging environment where employees can contribute to delivering food aid and making a real difference in the world.
  • Work-Life Balance: While the work at WFP can be fast-paced and challenging, it also offers a good work-life balance. The organization values its employees and provides benefits that are worth the commitment.
  • Opportunities for Field Work: WFP offers opportunities for field work, providing employees with the chance to acquire working experience from various Country Offices. This allows for a diverse and enriching professional experience.

In summary, working at the World Food Programme presents the chance to be part of a global effort to combat hunger, contribute to humanitarian causes, and make a tangible impact on the lives of millions of people in need.

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