FAO recruits 01 Communication and Outreach Specialist

FAO recruits 01 Communication and Outreach Specialist


Mangochi, Malawi
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement

Job Description:  2200505 Communication and Outreach Specialist
Closure Date: 10/Mar/2022, 11:59:00 PMOrganizational Unit: FRMLWJob Type: Non-staff opportunitiesType of Requisition: PSA (Personal Services Agreement)Grade Level: N/APrimary Location: Malawi-MangochiDuration: 11 months (110 days with possibility of renewal)Post Number: N/A
FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.
FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and cultureQualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and person with disabilities are encouraged to applyEveryone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold FAO’s valuesFAO, as a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is incompatible with its status, objectives and mandate, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination  All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checksAll applications will be treated with the strictest confidentialityFAO staff are subject to the authority of the Director-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the Organization. Organizational SettingFAO assists governments to develop policies, programmes and projects to address hunger and malnutrition, and provides technical support for the sustainable development of their agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors and to respond to cries. FAO in collaboration with the Government of Malawi and with support of multiple development partners is implementing a wide range of activities to improve livelihoods of small-scale farmers as well as assisting a more inclusive and sustainable development in the country.  FAO Malawi is currently supporting the Government to strengthen community-based resilience in vulnerable rural areas, facilitate a more sustainable management of natural resources and supporting nutrition-sensitive agriculture.  Likewise, FAO provides and mobilizes technical assistance required by the country in areas related with agriculture production, agriculture economics and other areas relevant.

Reporting LinesThe communication and outreach specialist will be under the general guidance of the chief technical advisor and supervision of the FAO Representative

Technical Focus:The specialist will support the project generate awareness and ensure the dissemination of information among all key stakeholders regarding the objective, principles, strategies of the project, and lessons learnt in the course of its implementation, as well as specifically raising awareness regarding the conservation and management of fisheries and land resources, taking into account the vulnerability of these communities with respect to climate change. 

Tasks and responsibilities
The incumbent will work more specifically:Strengthen the project’s implementation of the communication and visibility strategy using tools that are compatible with the needs and conditions of the different target groups;
Participate and co-facilitate workshops on communication in relation to knowledge transfer on co-management, habitat restoration, etc.;Prepare presentation and facilitation materials and tools, and providing inputs to project workshops’ outputs and deliverables;Improve public awareness and media campaigns raising awareness on ecosystem management issues (including fisheries and aquaculture related matters) in relation to climate change;Participate in the Save the Chambo Campaign and helps integration with the Communications and Outreach Unit of the Malawi College of Fisheries;Develop specific communication materials and knowledge products, in line with OCC guidelines, which could include brochures, radio messages, television-spots, social media messages, posters, etc.;Carry out other tasks as assigned.
Minimum Requirements   University degree, Advanced university degree (masters or equivalent) in Communication, journalism, marketing or other related field
A minimum of five years of relevant experience, in environmental education/awareness, marketing or related field.National of Malawi or resident in the country with a regular work permit. FAO Core CompetenciesResults Focus
TeamworkCommunicationBuilding Effective RelationshipsKnowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement Technical/Functional SkillsDemonstrated field experience in communication and visibility actions from community level to national level;
Excellent communication skills in English at professional level (in reading, writing and communicating) as well as in Chichewa.Technical knowledge in multimedia (tv, radio, social media) journalism and/or marketing and production of various types of knowledge and marketing products.Familiarity with natural resources management, climate change and other environmental issuesKnowledge of Yao will be an added advantage Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.
 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION• FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing).

• Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help or have queries, please contact:

• Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.
• Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications.
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HOW TO APPLY• To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, and language skills• Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile• Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application• Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at • Candidates may be requested to provide performance assessments and authorization to conduct verification checks of past and present work, character, education, military and police records to ascertain any and all information which may be pertinent to the employment qualifications• Incomplete applications will not be considered• Personal information provided on your application may be shared within FAO and with other companies acting on FAO’s behalf to provide employment support services such as pre-screening of applications, assessment tests, background checks and other related services. You will be asked to provide your consent before submitting your application. You may withdraw consent at any time, by withdrawing your application, in such case FAO will no longer be able to consider your application• Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered• Your application will be screened based on the information provided in your online profile• We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date. If you need help, or have queries, please contact:

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