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Communications Associate

Venezuela (Cuba)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Venezuela (Cuba)
  • Grade: GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-28

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Mission and objectives



On April 19, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in the city of Caracas, Venezuela between the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the World Food Program (WFP) in which WFP undertook to establish - among others - an office that allows food assistance to be carried out in the national territory. On April 27, the Executive Director approved the creation of a Country Office and on April 30, the WFP arrived to start operations and establish a new office in the city of Caracas and a logistics center in Maracaibo. WFP is implementing a large-scale school meals programme in Venezuela that will progressively expand operations to reach up to 1.5 million beneficiaries by June 2023. Community Engagement activities are amongst the top priorities of WFP Venezuela to ensure beneficiaries and their communities are active participants in the design, implementation and monitoring of the school-meals programme, and that their rights and protection are considered in all decisions taken by WFP. Job Purpose To provide research and specialised communications services that support the creation of content and services aimed at promoting WFP’s visibility and reputation in Venezuela and supporting fundraising activities.

Task description

Under the direct supervision of Head of Communications, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: 1. Perform specialised communications processes and activities, to support staff in the development, preparation, execution and dissemination of campaigns for target audi-ences. 2. Conduct research and suggest ideas to ensure the timely and effective delivery of video/film, photographic and radio projects. Manage the storage and distribution of au-dio/visual materials in accordance with relevant policies. 3. Conduct content communications gathering missions on the field as required in order to support operations and increase their visibility. 4. Serve as an information focal point, support and/or coordinate media coverage of events to optimise publicity of WFP’s activities. 5. Organise and execute special events, working closely with colleagues, external part-ners and media, to ensure events are effectively scheduled, publicised and attended. 6. Monitor traditional and social media, and report critical information to senior staff to inform the development and/or evaluation of communications activities and strategies. 7. Under guidance, prepare content for use on traditional and social media platforms and networks, and printed materials, to enhance coverage and support of WFP’s activities, ensuring consistency with corporate messages. 8. Distribute and promote communications guidelines for WFP staff to refer to when cre-ating content. 9. Manage updates and further develop internal records and databases, ensuring infor-mation is accurate, organised and available for others to access. 10. Maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders, in order to provide an aligned, coherent service, and to identify opportunities to collaborate/integrate pro-cesses and activities. 11. Support communication campaigns that favourably impact the views of the public, opin-ion leaders and donors in order to raise WFP’s profile and support fundraising activities. 12. Serve as focal point for graphic design of material pertaining to the WFP Venezuela brand in order to promote organizational visual identity in internal and external commu-nication while respecting official branding guides. 13. Implement improvements to communications methods and practices. 14. Others as required.

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