The World Food Programme (WFP), the leading humanitarian organization fighting hunger worldwide, is now accepting applications for the position of Communications Officer, International Regular Consultant Level – I. This crucial role is based in Mozambique, a country where WFP has significantly expanded its operations in response to natural disasters, security challenges, and the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Expanding Humanitarian Efforts in Mozambique
Mozambique has been at the forefront of WFP's emergency response, with the organization maintaining its corporate attention emergency category for the country since March 2021. With the transition to its second-generation Country Strategic Plan (2022-2026), WFP Mozambique is addressing ongoing security issues, logistics challenges, and the critical need for resources to meet increasing demands.
Role and Responsibilities
The Communications Officer will be responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive communications and advocacy strategy, including media engagement, content production, and social media management. Key responsibilities include:
- Crafting a new communications and advocacy strategy to support WFP’s goals in Mozambique.
- Managing media inquiries and acting as a spokesperson when required.
- Producing quality multimedia content in Portuguese and English.
- Developing strategic donor communication plans and products.
- Leading the production of internal communications products to enhance staff cohesion and knowledge of WFP activities.
Eligibility and Skills
Candidates should possess an advanced university degree in Journalism, International Relations, Communications, Marketing, or a related field, complemented by 3-5 years of relevant professional experience. Essential skills include strong communication and negotiation abilities, strategic planning and organization, and fluency in English and Portuguese. Experience in managing and coaching staff and interns is also desirable.
Commitment to Values and Leadership
WFP seeks individuals who exemplify integrity, are results-driven, foster teamwork, apply strategic thinking, and build sustainable partnerships. The ideal candidate will lead by example, adapting readily to change and driving the organization’s humanitarian mission forward.
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by the closing date of 12 February 2024. This is an exceptional opportunity to contribute to the World Food Programme’s life-saving work in Mozambique, ensuring that the organization’s communications strategy effectively supports its mission to fight hunger and foster resilience among vulnerable populations.
For more information on how to apply, please visit the World Food Programme’s careers page. Join us in our efforts to make a tangible difference in the lives of millions facing hunger and hardship in Mozambique.