Food and Agriculture Organization
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Our goal is to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. With over 194 member states, FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide. We…
National Consultant – Media and Communication Specialist
Job Posting: 26/Nov/2021
Closure Date: 10/Dec/2021, 4:44:00 AM
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Primary Location: Various Locations
FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.
The main aim of the country offices of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) that are headed by a FAO Representative, is to assist the Government 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. One of the key issues identified in discussions with the Govt of Nepal counterparts is the need to enhance communication and visibility activities/efforts for the FAO country program in Nepal, including the identification of needs and opportunities for mainstreaming Communication for development (ComDev) components in support of the FAO Country Programme Framework (CPF) for Nepal and specific projects. To this end, under the overall supervision of the FAO Representation Office in Nepal, and in close collaboration with FAO HQ, FAO RAP, government and donor counterparts, national/international partners and stakeholders, the incumbent will assume the tasks as mentioned in the TOR.
The Media and Communication Specialist will work under the direct supervision of the FAO Representative in Nepal.
Provide needful media and communication expertise to carry out tasks as envisioned in the Terms of Reference (TOR).
Tasks and responsibilities
The Media and Communication Specialist will be responsible to carry out the following tasks:
FAO Core Competencies
• Results Focus
• Building Effective Relationships
• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
The expert shall have competency and demonstrated, practical media and communication experience on issues related to food security, agricultural/rural development, climate change adaptation and mitigation
• Extent of relevant technical experience in the areas related.
• Ability to manage and work with a multidisciplinary and multicultural team.
• High degree of team ethic, well-organized, result focused and dynamic personality.
• Previous experience of working with UN agencies is an asset.
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.
To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.
Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile.
If you need help, or have queries, please contact: Careers@fao.org