Communication Assistant – FAO


Job Description

OrganizationThe Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Division/DepartmentFAO Sudan
Duration3 Months with Possible Extension
Contract Type/LevelNational Project Personnel Service Contract – SB3
Duty StationKhartoum, Sudan
Deadline for Applications14/02/2022

Duties And Responsibilities:

Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative (FAOR) in Sudan and Deputy FAOR, the general supervision of the COMMUNICATION & PARTNERSHIP Specialist, the candidate will perform the following tasks:

  • Assist with scheduling of various component of the production process .e.g.(copy and proofreading. graphics, translation, service, typesetting, printing .etc.).
  • Mastery in updating websites and create new as per request.
  • Fluent Arabic & English language (spoken & written).
  • Mastery of Microsoft office tools.
  • Planning and directing the development of programs to maintain favorable public and stockholder views of the organization’s agenda and accomplishments.
  • Studying the organization’s objectives, promotional policies, and needs to build public relations strategies that influence public opinion and promote products, ideas, and services.
  • Preparing and editing organizational publications, including employee newsletters or stockholders’ reports, for internal and external audiences.
  • Writing press releases and other media communications to promote for the organization events.
  • Responding to requests for information release or press conference from the media or designating a spokesperson or source of information.
  • Creating posters and the brochures in the primary stages and creating publicity ideas to advertise for the organization events.
  • Coordinating with field offices on the upcoming events.
  • Follow up the needed information from field offices.
  • Support in editing all the media stones (success stories, news, etc.)

Minimum Qualifications Required:

Applications will not be considered from candidates who do not possess ALL of the Essential Qualifications.

Education: University Degree in Communications or related field.

Experience: At least three years of relevant experience in the field of communications or related fields.

Other: Working knowledge of the English language.

FAO Core Competencies:

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills:

  • Ability to work under pressure and adapt to an evolving and complex humanitarian context and within multidisciplinary and different cultural background teams;
  • Strong analytical skills and knowledge of agriculture, food security, livelihoods and value chains in the context of Sudan;
  • Experience or familiarity with food security and livelihoods assessments methodologies, including surveillance or monitoring systems, Post-Disaster Needs Assessments, Damage and Losses assessments, agricultural production assessment, market analysis, and/or value chain analysis;
  • Experience in survey des sampling, data collection, data analysis, and interpretation for assessment processes in agriculture and food security;
  • Expertise in remote data collection including phone or web-based surveys and/or remote-sensing would be a plus;
  • Working knowledge of advanced statistics with ability to use statistical software packages (in particular SPSS STATA and/or R);
  • Proven data visualization and reporting skills;
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
  • Coordination skills with strong individual planning capacity,
  • Knowledge of humanitarian principles.

To Apply:

  • Download FAO Personal History Form:
  • Submit the completed FAO Personal History form/ updated CV and copies of supporting documents in a sealed envelope clearly indicating the vacancy number and the duty station to:
    • FAO Representation Office
      Attention Human Resources Unit
      Osman Digna Street (near Central Bank of Sudan, Khartoum Branch)
      Khartoum, Sudan
      Or send your application by email to: [email protected] (Attachments are not to exceed 3 MB)
  • Applicant should dearly quote the vacancy number and the duty station in the subject title
  • This vacancy is open to Sudanese national male and female candidates. Applications from qualified women candidates are encouraged
  • FAO is a Non-Smoking Environment

About Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger and improve nutrition and food security. Its Latin motto, fiat panis, translates to “let there be bread”. It was founded in October 1945. 

Headquarters: Rome, Italy

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