Partnership, Outreach and Communication Specialist
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The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations
depending on the evolving needs of the Organization
The Liaison Office in Geneva (LOG) is in a location where many UN system organizations, other international intergovernmental and non-governmental associations/organizations are interacting. The office maintains relations with Member Countries as well as development and humanitarian partners operating in Geneva. Additionally, the office places a specific focus on Member countries that are accredited to FAO with non-resident Permanent Representatives based in Geneva. The office monitors developments affecting nutrition, food and agriculture, and represents the Organization at meetings and partnerships relevant to the mandate of FAO. LOG plays an important overall information dissemination and advocacy role on global governance for food security and nutrition.
The Partnership, outreach and communication Consultant reports to the Director LOG.
Contribute to the partnership, outreach and communication activities of LOG in support of FAO’s Strategic Objectives, with special focus on Functional Objective 8 (Outreach & Partnerships).
Tasks and responsibilities
The partnership, outreach and communication Consultant, in close collaboration with relevant FAO Headquarters units, contributes to the LOG collaboration and liaison activities with Member Countries through their Permanent Mission in Geneva (in particular the countries under LOG’s responsibility), strengthens FAO strategic multi stakeholder partnerships with Geneva-based UN agencies, NGOs, Swiss-based academic institutions and the Private Sector, and assists in increasing the visibility of FAO’s activities and accomplishments. This will include\:
- Advanced university degree/ University Degree in international relations, public relations, international cooperation for development, communication, social science, journalism, political science or related field;
- Minimum of 7 years of proven knowledge and experience in partnership, outreach or communication;
- Working knowledge of English and French. (for PSAs knowledge of only one of the two is sufficient).
FAO Core Competencies
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency