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Communications %26 Publications Specialist

various locations

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FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants

in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.

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Qualified female applicants and qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member countries

are encouraged to apply.

Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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Organizational Setting
 
The Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (RLC) is responsible for leading FAO’s response to regional priorities for food security, agriculture and rural development through the identification, planning and implementation of FAO’s priority activities in the region. It ensures a multidisciplinary approach to programmes, identifies priority areas of action for the Organization in the Region and, in collaboration with departments and divisions at Headquarters, develops, promotes and oversees FAO's strategic response to regional priorities.  RLC also advises on the incorporation of regional priorities into the Organization’s Programme of Work and Budget and implements approved programmes and projects in the region, monitors the level of programme implementation and draws attention to problems and deficiencies.  RLC develops and maintains relations with region-wide institutions including the Regional Economic Integration Organizations (REIOs).
 
The consultancy assignments are located at the FAO Regional (Chile) and sub-Regional (Barbados and Panama) offices or in country offices within the region.
 
Interested consultants are invited to submit their applications on-line in order to establish their profiles in the RLC Roster database from which they may be considered for consultancy opportunities that might arise. Inclusion in the database does not guarantee a contract with RLC or other FAO units. Applications will be maintained in the database for a period of two years.  The exact contractual arrangements pertaining to each consultancy will be determined as appropriate to the nature of that particular consultancy. These assignments do not carry any expectation of, or imply any right to, further extension, renewal or conversion to any other appointment.
 
Call Purpose
 
The purpose of the Call is to attract global talent for the Consultant and Personal Services assignments as they become available.  The Call will create a roster of Applicants that will be used to identify candidates for these assignments.
 
The FAO Functional Objective (FO) covered by this functional roster is\:  
 
  • Communications & Publications
 
 
 
 
Duration
 
Depending on the task to be undertaken, the appointment will be on a short-term contract, lasting from several days to 11 months, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and depending on the resources and needs of the Organization.
 
Reporting Lines
 
The consultant reports to a Team Leader of the assignment.
 
Tasks and responsibilities
  • Develop, manage and implement communications, media and press relations strategies
  • Manage publications
  • Undertake editing, translations, and proof-reading (English, Spanish and/or French);
  • Perform Graphic Design for web and publications
  • Be Responsible for social media management
  • Produce compelling audio-visual products (editing and film, photography and video)
  • Organize and administer regional and/or local meetings, workshops and events;
  • Provide Internal communications
  • Perform any other duties as required
 
 
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
 
Minimum Requirements
 
  • For Consultants\: Advanced university degree (Master or equivalent) relevant to the above areas (eg. communications, media relations, social studies, filmmaking, editing, translations, and web).
  • For PSAs\: University degree in the above areas
  • Relevant experience\:
 
  • For Consultants/PSA level C\: at least one year of relevant experience
  • For Consultants/PSA level B\: at least five years of relevant experience
  • For Consultants/PSA level A\: at least twelve/fifteen years of relevant experience respectively
 
  • Working knowledge of English or French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the two (for Consultants).
  • Working knowledge of English or  French or Spanish (for PSAs);
 
Competencies
 
For Consultants/PSA Level A\:
 
  • Results Focus
  • Leading, Engaging and Empowering
  • Communication
  • Partnering and Advocating
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
  • Strategic Thinking
 
For Consultants/PSA Level B and C
 
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
 
Technical/Functional Skills  
 
  • Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in the field is desirable
  • Extent and relevance of experience in the functional area of assignment
  • Excellent ability to analyze problems and develop effective, practical solutions
  • Ability to organize and support technical meetings, conferences and workshops when applicable
 
 
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 Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO,

Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency 

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing).
  • Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognised in the IAU/UNESCO list.
  • 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.
  • Candidates with acceptable language certificate/s should upload them when submitting their application. For details, visit http\://www.fao.org/3/I8446EN/i8446en.pdf
  • For other issues, visit the FAO employment website\: http\://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/
  • For further information on categories, contract duration and honoraria, please refer to the Conditions page.
 
HOW TO APPLY
 
To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.
 
Vacancies will be removed from the recruitment portal at 23\:59 Central European Time (CET) on the deadline for applications date. We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.
 
If you need help, or have queries, please contact\: iRecruitment@fao.org
 

FAO IS A NON-SMOKING ENVIRONMENT

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: various locations
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: 2019-01-01

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