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Communication and Reporting Specialist


  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Mongolia
  • Grade: Consultancy - Consultant - Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Documentation and Information Management
  • Closing Date: Closed

IMPORTANT NOTICE\: Please note that Closure Date and Time displayed above are based on date and time settings of your personal device

  • FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture
  • Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold FAO's values
  • FAO, 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 checks
  • All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

Organizational Setting

FAO Mongolia works with the vision "to be a leading, credible and responsive partner in ensuring food and nutrition security of the population". The office has been coordinating projects and programmes in research, capacity building, natural resources management, technology transfer, food and agriculture policy, livestock production systems management, emergency and post crisis management, forestry information, statistics, food security and nutrition, emergency response operations, crop production system management, and food quality and safety.

Reporting Lines

The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of FAO Representative in Mongolia and project team leader and in close collaboration with OCC branches and focal points.

Technical Focus

The incumbent will support the FAO Mongolia program and projects ensuring that relevant communication, visibility and branding materials are developed and disseminated to target groups through relevant media and network channels.

Tasks and responsibilities

• Collaborate with FAO representative, program teams and technical colleagues at FAO Mongolia country office, Regional Office and HQ, to ensure that relevant communication, visibility and branding materials (such as success stories, briefing notes, Human Interest Stories, picture stories, videos, project portfolio, etc.) are developed and disseminated to target groups through relevant media and network channels;
• Assist to identify appropriate communication activities for the FAO Mongolia program and project activities;
• Develop and maintain contact information, materials and relationships with journalists and media outlets (print, TV, radio, web etc.) within and outside Mongolia to increase visibility of FAO Mongolia in the media;
• Archive communication materials, including digital, such as publications, project briefs, press releases and clippings, photographs, audio-visual materials, web resources etc;.
• Assist in organizing and generating public support for special events and campaigns to promote strategic organizational goals;
• Monitor and evaluate impact of communication materials and advocacy events/campaigns to target audiences;
• Scan the external landscape for trends, preferences, patterns, ways of working and concepts than can be translated into better outcomes within FAO’s mandate;
• Compile and compose FAO Mongolia annual report with engaging content for publication and dissemination.
• Prepare a detailed and feasible communication strategy and work plan to raise government and public awareness of vegetable production and consumption in Mongolia
• Implement the communication work plan in collaboration with public and private partners, meeting FAO and donor communication guidelines and parameters;
• Build partnerships with relevant stakeholders including farmers and private sector stakeholder;
• Assist in the preparation and updating of briefs, speeches, talking points, presentations, brochures, infographics and public information materials related to assigned project;
• Undertake field visits to document project field activities, gather stakeholder perceptions and capture knowledge attitudes and practices;
• Proactively seek out good beneficiary feature story possibilities for TV, newspaper and journals;
• Identify training requirements in communications, and develop and implement a training programme for FAO staff, the project staff and related stakeholders;
• Translate a variety of materials including speeches, press releases, brochures and reports produced by the projects and national consultants, into English or Mongolian as required;
• Liaison with the Office of Communication (OCC) will be maintained, either directly or through an agreed focal point/coordinator, to ensure compliance with OCC standards, appropriate review and clearance processes.
• All communication materials will follow FAO clearance processes and comply with FAO standards, including\:
FAOSTYLE (English\: https\:// ; French\: https\:// ; Spanish\: https\:// ; Arabic\: https\:// ; Chinese\:
https\:// );
FAO terminology http\:// ;
FAO Names of Countries https\:// ;
Story guidelines http\:// ;
Story template http\:// ;
UN map standards (available to staff);
FAO Brand and policy book (available to staff).
Further guidance regarding FAO communications, policies and procedures can be found through the FAO intranet, OCC section.
• Any other duties as required.


Minimum Requirements

• A university degree in journalism, communication, public relations, economics, business administration, translation and interpreting of English, or other relevant disciplines,
• At least 6 years of work experience in communications and social media,
• Working knowledge (level C) of English,
• National of Mongolia.

FAO Core Competencies

• Results Focus
• Teamwork
• Communication
• Building Effective Relationships
• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

• An excellent command of English is required as are proven writing and reporting skills,
• The ability to operate under pressure and good interpersonal skills,
• Social media experience and ability to utilize video tools is an advantage.
• Excellent communication and presentation skills,
• Proactive approach to improve the visibility of the FAO Mongolia activities,
• Experience in awareness-raising activities,
• Strong writing, composition and editing skills in both English and Mongolian.


  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
  • 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 http\://
  • For additional employment opportunities visit the FAO employment website\: http\://
  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.


• 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
• 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 create a one-time registration with FAO’s client support team for further assistance\: https\://


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