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WFP Volunteer - Communications

Colombia (Cuba)

  • Organization: UN WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Colombia (Cuba)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
    • Volunteerism
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Logistics
  • Closing Date: 2021-08-01

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Internacional Interships-WFP  Please note that the nature of this particular position requires the volunteer selected to be physically located within countries in Central European Time (CET) zone. The work will be carried out remotely with the WFP Country Office in Colombia Gain work experience abroad while living a new experience with a large humanitarian agency  

 

  • Do you have a good knowledge of the English and Spanish language?
  • Are you interested in helping, transforming, resignifying lives in humanitarian assistance contexts?
  • Would you like to contribute your time, work and talent to transform the situation of vulnerable populations in Colombia?

 

This is a great opportunity to contribute your time, work and talent to transform the situation of vulnerable populations in Colombia. In addition,

you will be able to learn more about the situation facing our country, enhance your leadership, motivate others and change lives.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

 

 

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. On average, WFP reaches more than 90 million people with food assistance in 88 countries each year. About 20,000 people work for the organization, most of them in remote areas, directly serving the hungry poor. WFP is part of the United Nations system.

WFP volunteers donate their services to the Programme. It provides an opportunity to gain valuable experience working in an international professional environment and provides exposure to a truly global humanitarian organisation.

All individuals holding volunteer agreement or those to be offered volunteer opportunities in the WFP Colombia Country Office will be screened and cleared by the HR unit prior to offering a volunteer agreement, and upon extension or renewal.

There is no compensation for such volunteer services.

 

JOB PURPOSE

 

The WFP Volunteer (Comms) will be under the overall supervision of the Communications Coordinator and work closely with the team based in Bogota. The Unit is responsible for managing communications, advocacy and marketing in Colombia, using traditional media, blogs, campaigns, events and social media platforms to promote its messages. Some country specific priorities include emergency, preparedness and response, climate change adaptation, peace, and social protection to reach zero hunger.

 

MEDIA MONITORING

 

  • Carry out media monitoring on a daily basis identifying relevant topics to WFP work both nationally and internationally.
  • Assist in the preparation of a newsletter to be shared within the organisation.

 

CONTENT AND PRODUCTS

 

  • Support post-production of audiovisual content suitable for Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter in Spanish and/or English including drafting of scripts, transcripts and subtitling, following WFP guidelines to do so.
  • Support Graphic Designer colleagues on the enhancement of existing communications material including brochures, posters, two-pagers, factsheets, report templates, newsletter, infographics, and other internal and external communications materials according to corporate branding and style guidelines.
  • Assist the design of new, and update existing social media banners, content etc. to reflect corporate branding and style guidelines.
  • Conduct photo research for branded print and online material.
  • Provide editorial/design inputs to enhance the visibility of the organization.
  • Produce and edit images and videos using interviews, b-roll and photos for communications activities and social media platforms, following WFP guidelines to do so.
  • Edit photos and create graphics/other design products using Adobe software in Mac or PC.

 

ANALYTICS, DATA ANALYSIS AND REPORTING

 

  • Analyse social media posts and campaigns.
  • Provide analytics and social media reports on a regular basis and when requested.

Administrative and General Support

  • Complete other projects as assigned, including preparing engaging mailings, PowerPoint and Prezi presentations and materials.

 

STANDARD MINIMUN QUALIFICATIONS

 

Education: Candidates must be enrolled in a graduate degree programme from a recognized university in one of the following areas: Communications, Design, Art & Technology, or related area;

Experience in national or international non-governmental organizations is desirable.

Experience in multi-cultural environments is an asset.

Language: Fluency in English and Spanish (oral and written communication).

 

COMPETENCIES

 

Professionalism: Ability to undertake coordination of specific activities, interpret/analyze a wide variety of data, and identify/resolve data/information discrepancies.

Planning and Organizing: Ability to handle work in an efficient and timely manner.

Commitment to continuous learning: Initiative and willingness to keep abreast of new trends in international development and public information fields.

Technological Awareness: Proficiency in MS Office.

Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills; ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Communication: Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively orally.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

- This volunteering at WFP is unpaid.

- Costs associated with volunteering must be borne by the applicant, who will have to obtain subsistence funding and make their own arrangements for remote work.

- The volunteer will respond virtually to Communications Unit of the WFP Country Office in ColombiaThe purpose of volunteering is not to lead to a new job with WFP, but to complement the professional experience of the person concerned. However, the applicant, after having completed his time as a volunteer and if he has the necessary requirements, can apply to the vacancies of the WFP or in the United Nations system.}

- Female applicants and qualified applicants are especially encouraged to apply

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

Please note that the nature of this particular position requires the volunteer selected to be physically located within countries in Central European Time (CET) zone.

The work will be carried out remotely with the WFP Country Office in Colombia

 

"When you support from what you know, incredible things happen"

We are completely sure that to help you only need the will to want to do it ... We take care of the rest!

 

 

Deadline to apply: July 25, 2021

Only those people who meet all the requirements established in the terms of reference will be taken into account.

The United Nations is committed to achieving workplace diversity within its office in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority social groups,

indigenous groups and people with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

All employment applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

Please visit the following website for more information on the work that WFP does.

http://www.wfp.org

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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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