FAO's office for Yemen is responsible for developing, promoting, overseeing and implementing agreed strategies for addressing countrywide food, agriculture and rural development priorities under Yemen. It develops and maintains relations with the relevant Ministries at country level. This position is based in FAO Representation in Sanaa, Yemen. The main aim of the FAO country offices, which are headed by an FAO Representative, is to assist governments to develop policies, programmes and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to help develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors and to use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable manner. Tasks and responsibilities:
Design and implement, with the support of the Regional Communication Specialist, a National Communication Plan that dove tails the Regional Communication Strategy and the Regional Plan and that is in line with the Country Programming Framework (CPF), the Plan of Action for Yemen and the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) Work Plan in Yemen;
Ensure full participation in the activities and initiatives led by the United Nations Communication Group (UNCG) in Yemen;
Maintain and update the official website of the Representation with press releases generated by FAO staff and/or submitted by the Regional Office;
Conduct of communications needs assessments for FAO Yemen Country Office (CO) (projects, country programme and corporate change initiatives);
Provide support to programme teams in reporting, drafting articles, content management, norms for publishing and design in line with donor requirements as well as FAO guidelines;
Developing social media platforms and overseeing their maintenance and updating as well as preparing content for the digital platforms to ensure consistency of materials following corporate requirements in cooperation with the RNE and OCC
Promotion and dissemination of corporate advocacy materials for flagship initiatives such as IPC and annual events including World Food Day;
Preparation/Review and dissemination of newsletter to donors, donor reports, and civic education and community awareness, where appropriate, to support projects;
Work experience in more than one location or area of work communication /public information
Extent and relevance of experience in communication
Extent and relevance of experience in information dissemination
Familiarity with FAO’s branding guidelines and social media use
Experience in basic photography
Dynamic and creative
Ability to operate under pressure and good interpersonal skills.
Excellent communicative skills
Selection Criteria/ Technical/Functional Skills:
Demonstrated capacity to plan, advice and guide planning processes.
Demonstrated capability to manage and coordinate implementation of agricultural/rural development projects.
Excellent ability to summarize complex topics in a simple way, understandable to technical and non-technical audiences.
Demonstrated ability to liaise with multiple agencies,
Ability to work within a team of professional staff from diverse technical and cultural backgrounds.