1003 - FAO Reporting and Communications Assistant - Jerusalem, with travel to the West Bank and Gaza Strip as required

Application Type : External Vacancy
Job ID/Title : 1003 - FAO Reporting and Communications Assistant
Category : Other
Brand : FAO
Post Level : SB3/2
Application Deadline : 15-Apr-19
Duty Station : Jerusalem, with travel to the West Bank and Gaza Strip as required
Type of Contract : Service Contract
Post Number :
(for 100 Series Contracts)
Languages Required :
Arabic, English,
Starting Date :
(date when the selected canditate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract : one year, extendable
Expected Duration of Assignment : until 14 October 2020.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is an intergovernmental Organization with more than 190 member countries. Since its inception, FAO has worked to alleviate poverty and hunger by promoting agricultural development, improved nutrition and the pursuit of food security - defined as the access of all people at all times to the food they need for an active and healthy life.
To achieve its goals, FAO cooperates with thousands of partners worldwide, from farmers’ group to traders, from non-governmental organizations to other UN agencies, from development banks to agribusiness firms (further and more detailed information on FAO can be found on the internet site: http://www.fao.org).
Since 2002, FAO Coordination Office for the West Bank and Gaza Strip (WBGS) Programme has supported the preparation for, and response to, food and agricultural threats and livelihood emergencies in the WBGS through emergency relief, rehabilitation and revitalization of productive capacity. FAO interventions help protect access and entitlements of Palestinian farming households to land, water, services and markets. Such interventions are essential to enhance overall food security, reduce dependency on relief assistance amongst vulnerable Palestinians and contribute to institution building.
Description of Responsibilities:
Functions / Key Results Expected/ Responsibilities
Reporting: The Reporting and Communications assistant will work under the overall supervision of the Head of Office of FAO West Bank and Gaza Strip (WBGS) and the direct supervision of the Reporting and Communications consultant who works in close consultation with the FAO WBGS Head of Programme and Operations Officer, and in coordination with the TCE/TCS Reporting Unit.
Communication: The Reporting and Communications assistant will work under the overall supervision of the Head of Office of FAO West Bank and Gaza Strip (WBGS) and the direct supervision of the Reporting and Communications consultant who works in close consultation with the FAO WBGS Head of Programme and Opeartions Officer. and in regular consultation and coordination with OCCM, the Regional Communication Officer in FAORNE and the TCE Outreach team.

The main duties of the Reporting and Communications Assistant are:
• Assists in soliciting timely qualitative and quantitative input for progress and final reports from Project Managers and the Food Security Analysis and Monitoring Unit in line with individual donor requirements;
• Assists in the final preparation, consolidation and review of progress/terminal reports, publications and communication materials, while ensuring quality and alignment with the organization’s editorial policy.
• Assists in editing /revising other reporting requests and programme/operation documents such as project documents, assessment reports, etc.;
• Assists in the production of English and Arabic Information products for different audiences including for project activities, workshops and events;
• Assists in undertaking clearance processes for FAO logo use and ensuring compliance of the FAO logo guidelines in communication and visibility materials and publications.
• Assists in undertaking manage the clearance processes for visibility items and communications materials through FAO's Publications Workflow System, ensuring all relevant publications are entered correctly in the system and keeping communication products and publications in the online repository up to date;
• Assists in capturing and developing stories on FAO WBGS activities to be integrated into articles, press releases and other public information products, including where necessary photographic and video documentation;
• Assists in the dissemination of relevant visibility materials for the FAO-RNE within local networks (such as press releases, agendas and other materials for events/press conferences)
• Assists in follow up plans for FAO WBGS contributions to SOMI.
• Assists in the development of public information/visibility products for the FAO WBGS programme (E.g. signage at project sites, inaugural/milestone events, brochures, posters, videos etc.) to enhance the quality and outreach of messaging to external stakeholders, including donors, humanitarian agencies and the general public; in alignment with the Regional Outreach and Engagement Plan develop communications and visibility strategies for all on-going and new projects, providing capacity building support to project staff and NGO partners, as needed;
• Supports the development of, and regularly update, the FAO WBGS webpage and ensure that WBGS activities are reflected on FAO's emergency and corporate websites and through FAO corporate accounts on social media (Twitter®, Facebook® etc.)
 Impact of Results
Reporting and communications work serving specific projects and the FAO WBGS office.
Competencies :
Competencies and Selection Criteria Description of Competency at Level Required
(For more comprehensive descriptions please see the competency inventory)
FAO Core Competencies
• Results Focus
• Teamwork
• Communication
• Building Effective Relationships
• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Technical/Functional Competencies
Knowledge Management and Learning - Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office
- Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more practice areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills.
Operational Effectiveness
 - Ability to apply conceptual models in support of formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects,
- Strong IT skills.
Management and Leadership
 - Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback
- Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
- Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills.
- Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure.
- Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
Communication Competencies
 - Effectively communicates relevant project information to superiors
- Delivers engaging, informative and well-organized presentations
Qualifications :
University degree in Communications, Social/Political Sciences, International Relations or a related field.
At least three years of relevant experience in drafting and producing information and communication materials and reports.
Language Requirements: Fluency in both spoken and written English and Arabic Languages.
• Excellent ability to write for different audiences using different communication media.
• Ability to participate and work in a team under tight deadlines.
• Demonstrated experience working in complex environments.
• Familiarity with agriculture/food security issues and development/humanitarian contexts is desirable.
•  Ability to manage tight deadlines and multiple work streams.
• Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, particularly InDesign and Photoshop is desirable.