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Communications Officer (donor visibility) - Consultant, Aden, Yemen

Aden (Yemen)

  • Organization: UN WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Aden (Yemen)
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-09

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WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Selection of consultants is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.




The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.  The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.  Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.





The humanitarian crisis in Yemen remains the worst in the world. An estimated 80 percent of the population approximately 24 million people, require some form of humanitarian or protection assistance, including 14.3 million people who are in acute need.

At least 50 percent of the population is estimated to be living in poverty.  WFP currently aims to save lives and protect livelihoods in emergencies, and specifically increase food consumption through the scale-up of life-saving emergency food assistance (particularly among the most food insecure population), as well as to expand coverage of nutrition interventions.




The Communications Officer (donor visibility) will be responsible for the creation and management of a constant stream of creative content for WFP’s Yemen country office’s key donors. The content will tell the story of how donor support for WFP’s operation in Yemen is making the difference for millions, pushing the boundaries of creative storytelling with imaginative content.


Reporting to the Head of Communications (based in Sana’a) and working in close coordination with donor relations colleagues, the position will be based in Aden and require significant travel to the field.



KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)


Content creation

  • Ensure pipeline of fresh content targeted towards donors, providing visibility for their support and telling the story of WFP’s operation in Yemen.


Specific Duties and Tasks

  • Generate ideas for and execute creative visual content packages, including video, photos and written human-interest stories, that convey the impact of donor support for WFP’s Yemen operation and the ongoing humanitarian needs.
  • Edit photo and video content into polished final products that can be shared directly with donors and/or be published on WFP’s social media channels.
  • Write long-form articles that highlight the impact of donor funds.
  • Organise regular missions to the field to ensure a constant pipeline of fresh content.
  • Ensure that key donors have the necessary visibility through the development and coordination of international events (e.g. photo exhibitions).
  • Manage and coordinate high-profile donor visits to Yemen.
  • Develop designs (banners, posters etc.) that provide donors with appropriate visibility in the field while adhering to WFP brand guidelines.
  • Ensure all donor-related content is produced with a strong understanding of the political context.
  • Establish and maintain a donor visibility tracker to ensure timely production of content, with reference to key milestones and events.
  • Work with donor relations colleagues to develop visibility proposals for donors.
  • Work in close coordination with liaison offices in key donor countries to ensure the execution of a donor visibility package that will resonate with the donors’ national audiences.
  • Produce regular reports for key donors on visibility results and engagement.
  • Collaborate with and manage third-party photographers to the collect high-quality photos of WFP activities, as needed.
  • Any other task as required..





  • Advanced University degree in Journalism, International Relations, Public Relations, Communications or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses;
  • A minimum of 3 years of professional experience with at least 2 years of experience in video and photo content production in a professional context (journalism, NGO/UN or private sector);
  • High proficiency in use of Adobe Creative Suite (Premier, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop).
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Experience working in emergency humanitarian context is desirable.
  • Fluency in English is required, knowledge of Arabic (spoken and written) is desirable.





The closing date for this Vacancy Announcement will be 09 December 2019 



WFP never uses external recruitment agencies and recruitment is always free of charge. WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. The selection of consultants is made on a competitive basis and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance. Only applicants whose profiles meet the advertised job requirements will be considered and only within the announced deadline.



Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

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