Beirut – BSA Communications – SC4, Beirut, Lebanon At United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)


Closing date: Tuesday, 19 September 2023

VACANCY ANNOUCEMENT

VA number # 829313

WFP Lebanon encourages female candidates and people with disabilities to apply.

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis. WFP does not charge a fee or request bank details at any stage of recruitment process. We are committed to diversity and inclusion within iour workforce, and encourage all qualified candidates to apply irrespective of religion or belief, ethnic or social background, gender, gender identity and disability .

( The World Food Program is looking for employees with a high degree of integrity and professionalism. Employees are selected on a competitive basis. The World Food Program does not charge any fees or request any banking information during any stage of recruitment. We are committed to diversity and inclusion within the workforce and encourage all candidates Eligible people are eligible to apply regardless of their religion, beliefs, ethnic or social background, gender, sexual identity or disability.

JOB TITLE:

(BSA) Communications

TYPE OF CONTRACT:

SERVICE CONTRACT

JOB GRADE:

SC4

UNIT/ DIVISION:

Partnerships and Communications Unit

DUTY STATION:

Beirut

CONTRACT DURATION:

ONE YEAR WITH POSSIBILITY OF EXTENSION

TYPE OF VA

INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL

NO. OF POST/S:

ONE (1)

ABOUT WFP

Assisting more than 130 million people in 123 countries and territories each year, the World Food Program (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies partnering with governments, and providing common services that allow the entire humanitarian community to save lives in emergencies and build the resilience of food insecure people and communities.

As the international community has committed to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition by 2030, one in nine people worldwide still do not have enough to eat. Food and food-related assistance lie at the heart of the struggle to break the cycle of hunger and poverty.

WFP Lebanon provides humanitarian assistance to nearly 1.1 million vulnerable persons, in the form of unrestricted assistance in-kind and cash-based transfers. WFP Lebanon also provides food assistance in the form of snack and fresh food to school aged students and their families. This support is designed to improve the students’ health and make them and their families more motivated to pursue the children’s right to education.

To know more about WFP’s mission, please check the below video: https://www.facebook.com/WorldFoodProgramme/videos/10154930622760178

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT:

The job holder reports to the Senior Communications Associate under the overall supervision of the Communications Officer. At this level, the job holder is expected to take responsibility for supporting the Communications team in producing content and stories, organizing field visits and events, administrative and procurement processes, and internal organization of the team’s materials and documents.

ACCOUNTABILITIES/RESPONSIBILITIES (not all inclusive):

Within the assigned unit and delegated authority, the Communications Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:

  •  Support content creation by pitching posts for WFP Lebanon social media platforms and networks, ensuring consistent coverage and support for activities, in accordance with WFP messaging and standards;
  •  Support with editorial tasks including drafting and editing of human interest stories, and inputs for WFP reports;
  •  Maintain a comprehensive database, including both audio-visual and written content to ensure the systematic organization and easy accessibility of communication resources for WFP Lebanon staff;
  •  Facilitate coordination, administrative assistance, and specialized services to contribute to the development, preparation, and execution of WFP Lebanon communication campaigns and field visits;
  •  Monitor traditional and social media channels to extract relevant information for timely updates to the WFP Lebanon staff;
  •  Implement improvements to communications methods and practices, to contribute to a better flow of information about WFP’s work to the media and stakeholders;
  •  Respond to specialized queries and requests for support, using initiative and following standard processes, to ensure timely and accurate resolution of all enquiries;
  •  Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

WFP LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK: COMMON STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOUR

Leads by

Example

with Integrity

Upholds WFP values, principles, and

standards

Demonstrates and encourages others to uphold the WFP values, principles and standards

Respects others and values diversity

Values diversity using respectful and inclusive language, and encourages others to do the same

Stays focused and calm under pressure

Stays focused and calm when under pressure and encourages others to do the same

Demonstrates humility and a willingness to learn

Shows humility and a willingness to learn and share knowledge, frequently seeking and acting on feedback, and taking up opportunities to develop

Drives Results and Delivers on

Commitments

Delivers results for maximum impact

Holds self and/or others accountable for the delivery of results

Delegates

appropriately

Delivers results against delegated tasks and seeks guidance and support where needed

Adapts readily to change

Responds readily to change adjusting work as needed

Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative

Is inclusive and

collaborative

Promotes inclusive teamwork and psychological safety by sharing ideas and openly raising issues

Gives timely and constructive

feedback

Supports development for others by giving timely and constructive feedback

Builds and shares

new perspectives

Listens attentively to others to capture, learn, build and share new perspectives

Applies Strategic

Thinking

Communicates and

fulfils WFP’s vision

Fulfils WFP’s vision and is able to explain how their objectives support the vision

Embraces curiosity and new ways of doing things

Demonstrates curiosity, and proposes new ways of doing things when relevant

Analyses and

evaluates data

Gathers data and shares knowledge to inform team decision making

Considers the impact of decisions

Implements decisions and asks questions to understand the impact for wider objectives

Builds and

Maintains

Sustainable

Partnerships

Builds partnerships

Builds partnerships by seeking out opportunities to work with others

Collaborates to deliver common

objectives

Collaborates with partners by sharing information and working together to deliver common goals

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

Education:

Secondary School Certificate is required. Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Communications, Media Studies, or relevant fields are a plus.

Experience:

Four (4) years of experience in communications and media.

Knowledge and Skills:

  •  Excellent organization skills
  •  Proficiency in social media platforms including: drafting posts, scheduling, and extracting analytics
  •  Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  •  Eye for latest communication trends and good content
  •  Advanced writing skills in Arabic and English

Language

Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Arabic, French is a plus.

REMEMBER BEFORE YOU SUBMIT APPLICATION

  •  We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, language skills and UN Grade (if applicable)
  •  Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application
  •  Please make sure you upload your professional CV in the English language
  •  Kindly note the only documents you will need to submit at this time are your CV and Cover Letter
  •  Additional documents such as passport, recommendation letters, academic certificates, etc. may potentially be requested at a future time
  •  Please contact us at wfprecruitment@wfp.org in case you face any challenges with submitting your application
  •  Only shortlisted candidates will be notified

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

The deadline for applications is on 18 September 2023, Monday at 11:59 pm (Rome Time). Qualified candidates are required to complete an online candidate profile on UN WFP Careers Website (https://www.wfp.org/careers). Only applications received on this website are considered valid and will be processed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, 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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