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Communication Assistant

Peshāwar (Pakistan)

  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Peshāwar (Pakistan)
  • Grade: NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-17

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FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.

Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.

People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

Organizational Setting

This position is located in FAO Program Office in Peshawar, Pakistan. The main aim of the FAO country offices, which are headed by an FAO Representative, is to assist governments to develop policies, programmes and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to help develop the agricultural , fisheries and forestry sectors and to use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable manner.

Reporting Lines

Under the overall supervision of FAO Representative in Pakistan and in close coordination with Assistant FAO Representative (Program / Administration), the incumbent will report to Communication Specialist in performance of the following functions and shall ensure coherence with FAO’s corporate communication policy and operational guidelines for all communication and information outputs.

Technical Focus
  • To assist in implementing the overall communication strategy of FAO Pakistan with a focus on FAO activities in Pakistan.

  • To support and assist Communications at FAO Pakistan Representation in visibility, outreach and advocacy project

Tasks and responsibilities
  • Assist in arranging media coverage, dissemination and follow up activities on a range of events of the FAO programmes in Representation and FAOPK field offices such as conferences, workshops, international days and other meetings.

  • Initiate preparation of press releases, write-ups, leaflets, project fact sheets, talking points, note taking and power point presentations.

  • Design graphics and animation, using independent judgment, creativity, and computer equipment.

  • Design Templates, brochures, layouts.

  • Develop briefings, brochures, leaflets, multimedia presentations, web pages, promotional products, technical illustrations, and computer artwork for use in products, technical manuals, literature, newsletters and slide shows.

  • Clear all drafts with Communication Specialist

  • Arrange and catalogue photographs from the field and take photographs as and when required

  • Regularly Gather success stories from FAO projects and provide drafts to for finalization to Communication Specialist

  • Pitch material regularly to Communication Officer in Islamabad for FAO Corporate communication channels

  • Update the photo database with captioning all the photos and organizing the photo libraries.

  • Liaise with Information management team to accomplish communication objectives.

  • Assist in preparation of social media content

Minimum Requirements
  • University degree in Mass communications, Advertising & Communication design or related areas;
  • 02 years of relevant working experience;
  • National of Pakistan
FAO Core Competencies
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Technical/Functional Skills
  • Experience in communication and diffusion strategies and techniques, reporting and documentation

  • Remain open to change and ability to manage complexity;

  • Ability to work and act under pressure and with discretion in multicultural environment;

  • Demonstrate capacity to plan, prioritize and deliver tasks on time to meet goals in a high pressure;

  • Good knowledge of communication and documentation standards

  • Understanding of the purpose and functions of technical programmes, operational guidelines and programme/project ma Knowledge of design techniques and tools involved in production of drawings and models.

  • Knowledge of Corel Draw, Adobe Photoshop, IN page, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  • Strong writing & communications skills.

  • Good knowledge of Urdu and a good working knowledge of English and ability to work in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams is essential.

  • Management procedures, preferably those adopted by the United Nations or FAO would be considered an added asset.

Selection Criteria

Candidates will be assessed against the requirements listed above.


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  • 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
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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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