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CALL FOR INTEREST - Communication Specialist& Editor CONSULTANT TALENT POOL

Fiji (Fiji )

  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Fiji (Fiji )
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Translations and Languages
    • Scientist and Researcher
    • Documentation and Information Management
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-24

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CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

 

Consultant Talent Pool for the Pacific Multi-Country Office

 

Communication Specialist and Editor

 

 

Are you ready for SAVING LIVES CHANGING LIVES of the world's most vulnerable people?
If yes, this opportunity is for you!

 

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.
 

ABOUT WFP


The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is a leading organization delivering food assistance and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. We also support governments of developing countries in their efforts to eliminate hunger and malnutrition by addressing the underlying causes and disparities in access to food and good nutrition to ensure that no one is left behind in line with the Agenda 2030, Sustaining Peace and Agenda for Humanity. WFP is particularly focused on Goals 2 (Zero Hunger) and 17 (Partnerships).

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

 

WFP’s Pacific MCO supports Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICT) primarily through the UN Cluster System and other regional partnerships. In line with WFP's upcoming Multi-Country Strategic Plan (MCSP) 2023-27 process for the Pacific, and with new demands bought by COVID-19, WFP is seeking a range of technical experts to undertake analyses to strengthen WFP’s support to Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICT). 

 

Consultancies will be home-based. WFP is seeking both local and international consultants for these roles. Applicants should have experience working in the Pacific region and understand WFP’s role in supporting capacity building and technical assistance to government and civil society counterparts across the region. 

 

Please note that this is a call for interest, and not a consultancy posting. The Pacific MCO is compiling a talent pool of expert consultants for a variety of subject areas of focus. When consultancies for the Pacific MCO arise, WFP will review the consultant’s talent pool first for suitable candidates. Consultants may be contacted for specific projects throughout the year. Remuneration will be commensurate with candidate’s qualifications, experience, and skills as well as the nature of the assignment in terms of its responsibilities and complexities; and the degree of specialization required.
 

EXPERTISE

 

To facilitate WFP's work in the region, the Pacific MCO is seeking experts in the following fileds (as they relate to WFP's mandate).

 

No. Field

Internal

Application Link

External

Application Link

1 Climate Change Adaptation and Climate Risk Finaning Click Here Click Here
2 Technical Assistance in Emergency Preparedness and Response to Natural Disaster Responders Click Here Click Here
3 Anticipatory Action/ Forecast Based Financing Click Here Click Here
4 Social Protection Click Here Click Here
5 Food Security Click Here Click Here
6 Data Analysis and Statistics Click Here Click Here
7 Logistics and Emergency Telecommunications Click Here Click Here
8 Capacity Strengthening Click Here Click Here
9 Gender and Inclusion Click Here Click Here
10 Communication Specialist and Editor Click Here Click Here

JOB PURPOSE

 

Educations: Master's degree from an accredited institution in the field of specializations.

 

Experience: Minimum of five years of relevant professional experience.

 

Knowledge and skills:

  • High level of technical skill and experience relevant to sectoral expertise listed above
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Have experience working in the Pacific
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural team, and establish effective working relationship with persons of different national and cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships with counterparts and staff in the office, host population, the Government of Fiji, donors, other CBT actors, UN agencies and others is desirable


Core Values: A genuine interest in the humanitarian/development sector and in WFP’s mission; full alignment with humanitarian principles; service-minded; partnership and accountability strongly valued.

 

Language: Excellent command of English (oral and written). Working knowledge of official UN and national languages is desirable.

DEADLINE FOR THE APPLICATIONS

 

Sunday 24 October 2021 23:59 midnight, Bangkok Time. The applications will be reviewed upon received.

 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Female applicants, individuals with disabilities, and those from developing countries are encouraged to apply.


WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organisation. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection & recruitment process, and for work-related needs upon joining the Programme. WFP has zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority or discrimination. All selected candidates will, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

 

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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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
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