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Communications Officer (Roving) - NOB Zinder, Niger

Publiée le 13.07.2021

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Site Internet : https://www.wfp.org/
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Poste proposé : Communications Officer (Roving) - NOB Zinder, Niger

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.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

These jobs are found in Headquarters (HQ) and Country Offices (COs). Job holders operate with minimal supervision, and are heavily involved in day–to-day activities, analytical work and provide advice on less complex issues.
In HQ, job holders report to the Director of Communications or the designate. These roles work in a specialist area of communications.
In RBs, job holders report to the Regional Director or the designate, with functional supervision from the Director of Communications or the designate.
In COs, these roles report to the Country Director, with functional supervision from the Regional Communications Officer, to ensure that the CO communications activities serve WFP needs in the country of assignment, taking into consideration the overall regional communications plan and WFP's corporate communications goals.

 

JOB PURPOSE

To implement the communications plan by supporting and delivering a range of communications activities, providing research and analysis, and prioritising effectively.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1. Implement country specific communication work plans designed to maintain and enhance the visibility and reputation of WFP, as well as support fundraising activities, ensuring alignment with overall communications and WFP strategies.
2. Contribute to communications through good research, analysis of assigned area of work and timely preparation and distribution of information products to target audience(s).
3. Maintain a 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.
4. Support the social media plan by developing social media content, and utilising platforms, networks and partners to enhance coverage and support of WFP’s activities.
5. Generate 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 fund-raising activities, ensuring consistency with corporate messages.
6. Monitor and analyse traditional and social media to inform the development and/or evaluation of communication activities and strategies.
7. Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.
8. Collate outreach data contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reports, Support communications activities that enable informed decision making and ensures consistency of information presented to the media and other stakeholders.
9. Support capacity building of WFP staff on all aspects of communication, provides advice and guidance within area and level of expertise, in order to ensure that all activities meet desired standards of consistency, quality and impact. For example the design and review of training materials.
10. Liaise and interact with WFP staff and external counterparts to support aligned activities and a coherent approach to communications within WFP.
11. Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to support WFP to quickly respond and deploy food and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of a crisis.
12. Other as required.

 

OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS

13. Serves as roving communication officer, supporting all sub offices in communication with communities, communication with partners including beneficiaries and capacity building in C4D;

14. Coordinate the implementation of the communication with communities’ strategy and operational plan, and initiate activities to achieve the strategy;

15. Undertake appropriate assessments of communities’ information and communication needs to inform WFP’s needs overviews, strategic response plans and programmes;

16. Identify and build upon local capacities to ensure that existing information and communication channels are complemented, promoting community recovery and resilience;

17. Set-up and supervise systems to produce high-quality content (radio, outreach, drama, print, etc) covering key themes of WFP operations, programmes for better understanding of processes by communities and local authorities including but not limited to, targeting, registration process, safety, protection etc;

18. Design, implement and oversee all aspects of a regular training and mentoring program for WFP operational personnel and partners on communications with communities and understanding of WFP role;

19. Work closely with WFP cooperating partners to strengthen capacity, plan trainings on communications with communities.

4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES

Purpose

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
  •  Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
  •  Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
  •  Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.

People

  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
  •  Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
  •  Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
  •  Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.

Performance

  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
  •  Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
  •  Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.
  •  Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.

Partnership

  • Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
  •  Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.
  •  Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
  •  Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.

FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES

Capability Name/Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level

Media and Influencer Relationship Management

Demonstrates ability to build and sustain effective collaborative relationships with key media contacts and influencers in area of expertise to raise the profile of WFP, build relationships and further organisational aims.

Media and Communication Expertise

Facilitates open verbal or written communication with media and influencers as required (i.e. through preparation of tailored written or visual materials presentations, and official documentation) to convey tailored messages. Engages in mutually informative discussion with media and influencers.

Specialised Knowledge in Communications

Uses sound theoretical knowledge of communications concepts to generate or facilitate the generation of effective communication materials across various media. Applies this to define work plans aligned to identified areas of WFP’s communications strategy.

Sociopolitical Contextual Understanding

Demonstrates deep understanding of the multilateral/interagency environment and the dynamics in which WFP operates which influences approach to working, policy development and decision making.

Communication Strategy and Planning

Applies advanced understanding of WFP communications strategy and best practice to effectively develop strategies to engage with media and other significant external stakeholders within area of responsibility. Oversees implementation, providing recommendations for improvement.

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STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Advanced University degree in communication for development (C4D), sociology, anthropology, International Relations, Human rights, Communications, Public Relations 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 and local languages. Intermediate knowledge (level C) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese.

National Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.

Experience

At least 4 years of post graduate professional experience in a relevant field of work.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

  • Has gained experience in utilising specialist communications techniques to enhance functional outputs
  • Has provided direction and instruction to more junior staff members within area of expertise

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

WFP offers equal opportunities to all

WFP is committed to promoting a work culture in which every employee understands and is able to carry out their work responsibilities and maintain the dignity of their co-workers. WFP offers career opportunities for its employees and supports them in their professional development with training and continuous learning actions.

WFP is also committed to creating and maintaining a harmonious climate in the workplace, based on mutual respect and understanding, free of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment and abuse of authority and respectful of diversity. WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion in its workforce and encourages qualified women and men from all religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. WFP has a zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate based on the status of HIV / AIDS.

Finally, WFP seeks to promote gender equality and women's empowerment and is confident that its mission to fight global hunger can only be achieved if women, men, girls and boys equal opportunity for access to resources and services and participation in decision-making roles

  • Contract Duration: 1 year (Renewable)
  • Remuneration: A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.
  • Eligibility: This VA is open ONLY to Nigerien Nationals.  WFP is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates meeting the above qualifications are encouraged to apply.
Critères de l'annonce pour le poste : Communications Officer (Roving) - NOB Zinder, Niger
Métier :
Marketing, communication
Secteur d´activité :
Activités associatives
Type de contrat :
CDD
Région :
Zinder
Ville : Zinder
Niveau d'expérience :
Expérience entre 2 ans et 5 ans
Niveau d'études :
Bac+3
Langues exigées :
anglaiscourant
Nombre de poste(s) : 1

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