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Communication Specialist

Yokohama-shi (Japan)

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FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and nationality.

Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations

depending on the evolving needs of the Organization 

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Organizational Setting
The Liaison Office in Japan is based in Yokohama, Japan. It undertakes a series of activities aimed at facilitating information exchange, fostering mutual understanding and promoting collaboration between FAO and the people of Japan on issues pertaining to food security and nutrition around the world. As such, it would be crucial to maintain and improve communication networks among FAO units/decentralized offices and relevant organizations and counterparts in Japan, in order to contribute to achieving hunger eradication and world food security and nutrition for all.
 
The selected applicant will undertake communication and related activities to enhance the visibility of FAO in Japan, including organization of events aimed at raising awareness on FAO’s work, in collaboration with FAO’s Office for Corporate Communication and LOJ staff as well as in cooperation with various stakeholders including Government institutions, media, FAO National Goodwill Ambassadors for Japan, NGOs, private companies, academia and research institutions.
 
 
Reporting Lines
Under the supervision of the Director, the incumbent will coordinate communication and arrange various events with FAO offices and relevant counterparts/stakeholders in Japan.
 
 
Technical Focus
Communication among FAO offices, a variety of stakeholders, media, and the Japanese public at large.
 
 
Tasks and responsibilities
 
  • Prepare and present information materials and documents on the state of world food and agriculture, both in Japanese and English;
  • Manage and coordinate the dissemination of FAO messages and activities through mass media, websites, email news, and SNS to maximize their visibility in Japan, including organization of launch event for flagship publications;
  • Manage and update the LOJ communication tools such as the website and twitter account on a regular basis;
  • Formulate, plan and implement various seminars/activities/events in cooperation with the other LOJ staff and stakeholders, and produce related analytical reports;
  • Coordinate various activities for FAO National Goodwill Ambassadors and disseminate their reports, including organization of at least one event with each FAO National Goodwill Ambassador by the end of the year, in cooperation with the other LOJ staff and stakeholders;
  • Coordinate the preparation of the quarterly internal newsletter “Konnichiwa”, including presentation and graphics;
  • Coordinate, on a regular basis, with the FAO Office for Corporate Communication as well as the Regional Communication Officer to keep abreast of FAO’s corporate communication needs and developments; 
  • Prepare and/or answer queries from media or the public; and,
  • Perform any other relevant duties upon request.
 
 
 
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
 
 
Minimum Requirements
  • University degree in communication or in a field related to the work of FAO;
  • One year of relevant experience;
  • Working knowledge of Japanese and English
 
FAO Core Competencies
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
 
 
Selection Criteria
  • Relevance of academic qualifications;
  • Relevance of work experience relevant to job requirements;
  • Language skills;
  • Familiarity with main MS Office applications;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and work in a team; and
  • Demonstrated ability to handle various tasks and responsibilities with effectiveness.
  • General knowledge and experience in international cooperation, food, agriculture and/or rural development or other related areas;
 
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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
 

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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: Yokohama-shi (Japan)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: 2018-07-20

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