UN WFP Uganda Jobs 2022 – Communications Associate

Job Title: Communications Associate – UN WFP Uganda Jobs 2022

Organization: UN World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Communications Officer

 

 

UN World Food Programme (WFP) Profile:

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) 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. In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to food and contribute to lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.

 

 

Job Summary:

To provide research and specialised communications services that support the creation of content aimed at influencing key policies, maintaining and enhancing WFP’s visibility and reputation, and supporting fundraising activities.

 

 

Roles and responsibilities of UN WFP Uganda Jobs 2022:

  • Collect content, 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.
  • Lead on the production of policy position papers, programme briefs and other material to influence key policies, and support Country Office senior management communication with donors and government. At times this will include conducting own research and policy analysis.
  • Give communications support to staff in the development, preparation, execution, and dissemination of campaigns for target audiences in line with the WFP Uganda Campaigns, Advocacy, and Marketing strategy.
  • Lead in the implementation of the Country Office’s social media strategy, running and monitoring social media platforms and ensuring WFP Uganda content engages its target audiences.
  • Organise and execute special events, working closely with colleagues, external partners and media, to ensure events are effectively scheduled, publicized and attended.
  • Distribute and promote communications guidelines for WFP staff to refer to when creating content, providing bespoke training on the same as required/requested by different technical units and field offices.
  • Provide basic design and content production support.
  • Strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, in order to provide an aligned, coherent service, and to identify opportunities to collaborate/integrate processes and activities.
  • Any other roles as may be necessary for the smooth running of WFP communications and campaigns.

 

Qualifications for UN WFP Uganda Jobs 2022

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication, Marketing, or in a related academic field from a recognized Academic Institution.
  • Language: Fluency (level C) in the English language.
Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Media and Influencer Relationship Management Demonstrates ability to respond to and/or escalate needs of media and influencers within own scope of responsibility to raise the profile of WFP, build relationships and further organisational aims.
Media and Communication Expertise Collates accurate and timely information presented in required format (i.e. written or visual materials) as well as verbally, to enable information flows and informed decision making on communications issues.
Specialised Knowledge in Communications Exhibits specalised technical knowledge of communications channels processes, tools and techniques. In immediate area of responsibility, provides support in developing written, visual, audio and multi-media content for communications materials and suggestions for improved communications processes.
Sociopolitical Contextual Understanding Shows awareness of the multilateral/interagency environment and the dynamics in which WFP operates which informs approach to daily tasks.
Communication Strategy and Planning Demonstrates sound understanding of WFP communications strategy and effectively implements tailored media and communications plans which support the delivery of the strategy.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

  • At least five years of professional work experience in a relevant role
  • Has demonstrated a sound understanding of WFP communication techniques and activities, as well as awareness of the socio-political context in which WFP operates.
  • Has demonstrated sound understanding of traditional and new media terrain and understands how to utilize opportunities to improve WFP’s reputation and visibility.
  • Has demonstrated excellent understanding of key policies necessary for reaching Zero Hunger and insight into how to produce powerful content and carry out impactful campaigns in support of the same.
  • Has experience running social media for an international organization.
  • Has experience providing training and mentorship for staff in communication skills and the agility to adapt style according to the team’s training needs.
  • Has experience producing multimedia content for humanitarian and/or international development campaigns and knowledge of the latest and most effective design, photo and video editing software.

 

 

How To Apply for UN WFP Uganda Jobs 2022

All interested and suitably qualified candidates should submit their applications through the link below.

Click here to apply

Closing Date: 25th February 2022

 

 

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