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  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Geneva
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Public, Private Partnership
  • Closing Date: 2019-05-05

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Partnership, Outreach and Communication Specialist

Geneva (Switzerland)

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

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

 

People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply

 

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

 

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 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.
 
Reporting Lines
The Partnership, outreach and communication Consultant reports to the Director LOG.
 
Technical Focus
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\:
 
  • Develop  LOG communication plan;
  • Promote awareness of FAO objectives and achievements amongst Geneva based diplomatic missions, the UN, IGOs, civil society, academia, private sector, as well as the Swiss public;
  • Conceptualize and organize outreach activities and special events;
  • With OCC support, respond to media ad hoc requests, write media materials, and coordinate interviews and press briefings;
  • Contribute to the development of web publishing and media relations activities of FAO in Geneva;
  • Update LOG’s website with informative contents and suggest improvements in its format;
  • Provide draft briefs, analytical reports, speaking-points and statements;
  • Upon request, attend multilateral meetings and report;
  • Perform other related duties as required.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
 
 
Minimum Requirements
  • 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
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
 
Technical/Functional Skills
  • Able to work under pressure within multidisciplinary and different cultural background teams;
  • Ability to translate complex and technical papers in communication messages to a wide and varied audience, in a simple and concise manner;
  • Extent and relevance of experience in establishing partnerships and networks with partners;
  • Extent and relevance of experience in the development of communication activities;
  • Extent and relevance of experience in the preparation, production, and dissemination of communication, promotional or technical materials;
  • Effective teamwork skills with strong individual planning capacity.            
 
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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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