Communications Associate

World Food Programme, Egypt

Skill Required:, Media and Communication
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
14th November, 2019


Job Description

ABOUT WFP

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

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.

WFP’s Global Strategic Plan 2017–2021 aligns WFP with the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and Goals (SDGs). It focuses on ending hunger and contributing to a revitalized global partnership to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Further extensive consultation with the Government and other development partners in Egypt during the second half of 2017 to allow informing and formulating the WFP Egypt Country Strategic Plan for the next 5 years until mid-2023 in line with Egypt’s development priorities, the WFP Egypt Country Office has started implementing the Country Strategic Plan (CSP). The focus of the CSP remains on support to school meals and nutrition support for Pregnant and Lactating Women as integrated part of the national social protection scheme, food assistance for assets and resilience-promotion for smallholder farmers and support to vulnerable Syrian refugees and migrants. To sustain those planned interventions, WFP will be conducting joint monitoring activities with Government representatives of key line Ministries to enforce the concepts of participation, transparency and accountability to its partners. In addition, capacity development activities will be provided to national counterparts and cooperating partners to ensure efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability and raising their capacity to conduct monitoring at the local level.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree is required mainly in Journalism, International Relations, Public Relations, Communications or any other relevant field
  • Experience: Six or more years of progressively responsible work experience in Communications, public information or professional writer, including experience in the preparation and production of materials for publication.
  • Language: Good command of both oral and written communication in English and Arabic

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Travel to the field to write stories on WFP’s programs (basic photography skills is a plus)
  • Draft concept notes and reports for the different campaigns of the CAM unit to be reviewed and finalized by the communications officer.
  • Maintain an updated contact list of journalists and media outlets and support the flow of news/information about WFP’s work to the media, in order to support regular and appropriate communications.
  • Draft press releases and handle their dissemination in various languages
  • Perform specialized communications processes and activities, to support staff in the development, preparation, execution and dissemination of campaigns for target audiences.
  • Conduct research, suggest ideas, and provide coordination support to ensure the timely and effective delivery of video/film, photographic and radio projects. Manage the storage and distribution of audio/visual materials in accordance with relevant policies.
  • Serve as an information focal point, support and/or coordinate media coverage of events to optimize publicity of WFP’s activities.

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