Communications Assistant

World Food Programme(WFP), Ankara, Turkey

Skill Required:, Media and Communication
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
2nd August, 2016

Job Description


  • Provide coordination, administrative and specialized services, to support staff in the development, preparation and execution of communications campaigns for target audiences.
  • Monitor and coordinate materials, schedules, facilities and clearances, and provide support for special events, and video/film, photographic and radio projects.
  • To manage and co‐ordinate, with guidance, the Communications Unit’s procurement activities, working closely with the Procurement Unit to ensure compliance with WFP guidelines
  • Conduct clearly defined research and prepare reports and provide data that enables informed decision‐making.
  • Monitor traditional and social media and report relevant information to senior staff to inform the development and/or evaluation of communications activities and strategies.
  • Under clear guidance, prepare content for traditional and social media platforms and networks, and printed materials, to enhance coverage and support of WFP’s activities, ensuring consistency
  • with corporate messages and standards.
  • Distribute communications guidelines for WFP staff to refer to when creating content.
  • Manage and maintain records and databases, such as journalist and media outlet contact lists, to ensure the information is accurate, organized and readily available for others to access.
  • To manage and oversee the ordering, storage and distribution of visibility items for WFP and its donors
  • Respond to a variety of queries and requests for support, following standard processes, and obtaining guidance as required, to ensure timely and accurate resolution of all enquiries.
  • Liaise with WFP staff and the media in a timely manner, to support aligned activities and an effective approach to communications within WFP.


  • Completion of secondary school education. 
  • A post‐secondary certificate in the related functional area is desirable.


  • 2 Year in relative experience

Desired Experience for Entry to the role:

  • Has demonstrated an ability to perform routine communication techniques and activities in line with WFPs operating standards through day to day work
  • Has supported in providing ad‐hoc guidance to new staff members 


  • Fluency in both oral and written communication in English, and Turkish

Nationality and Residency

  • The applicant should be either a Turkish national or have a valid Turkish residence permit at the time of application.

How to Apply:

  • Applications must be submitted online
  • Application procedures: 1. To view the job description and apply to this vacancy please go to:‐0021795, 2. Create your online CV, 3. Click on “Apply” to submit your application (please note that you must complete step two in order for your application to be properly submitted).
  • Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Only candidates who are short‐listed will be contacted

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