FAO Communications Specialist Jobs 2021 – Zambia Jobs

FAO Communications Specialist Jobs 2021 – Zambia Jobs. FAO Zambia programme looking for “Communications Specialist“. Applicants with a minimum university degree in Information Studies may apply on or before 26 June 2021.

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.

FAO Communications Specialist Jobs 2021

The FAO has published a job vacancy announcement on 15 June 2021 for qualified Zambia’s to fill in the vacant post of Communications Specialist to be based in Lusaka, Zambia.

Recruiter Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Position Communications Specialist
Location Lusaka, Zambia
Country Zambia
Total Vacant Post 01
Qualification minimum university degree in Information Studies
Experience Required three years
Application Deadline 26 June 2021

FAO Job Vacancy 2021

Job Purpose: The Communications Specialist will be required to generate content from technical work, reports and projects to enhance the visibility of FAO’s work to the Zambian public and beyond.  The incumbent will need to ensure coherence with FAO’s corporate communication policy and operational guidelines for all communication and information outputs. Furthermore, the incumbent will be required to provide technical advice in the design and implementation of communication and outreach products and ensure that the FAO brand is well represented.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Communication Strategy: Develop, implement, and track impact of country and programme specific communication strategies in consultation with technical teams.
  • Communication Visibility Materials: Coordinate, produce and disseminate communication and advocacy materials, including brochures, project briefs, policy briefs, posters, and other visibility products in close coordination with focal points in RAF and in observance of corporate and branding guidelines. Publicize milestones through message packaging for various channels and diverse audiences.
  • Media Relations and Management: Develop a media database and partnerships with media organizations and journalists; interact and pitch stories/op-eds of interest; organize media field visits and sensitization of reporters and editors. Coordinate and collaborate with programme teams on media engagement during events and missions and collect visual and audio footage for archiving. Draft and disseminate press releases and talking points; organize press conferences; prepare media kits; provide information to querying journalists; keep track of FAO mentions/media coverage.
  • Corporate/Project Events: Manage flagship FAO events (e.g., World Food Day, and other international observances related to FAO’s mandate, project launches, workshops, etc.); update FAOZM website  and coordinate developing of monthly bulletins.  Coordinate with programme teams while organising high-level and high-visibility events; Coordinate and manage media engagement for high profile events. Ensure FAO brand visibility during events.
  • Internal Communication: Sensitize FAO staff on importance of communication for publicity of FAO activities to different audiences including but not limited to branding, presentation skills, farmer engagement/extension strategies.


  • A minimum university degree in Information Studies, Social Sciences, Business Administration, or fields related to the mandate of FAO.
  • 3 years + work experience part of which should be in Project, Operational or Senior Management role.
  • Proven skills in Information management, Communications, undertaking research and surveys, preparing research and management reports using Microsoft word and PowerPoint,
  • Proven experience and knowledge  in website development and maintenance;  graphic design, designing communication materials, infographics and technical implementation of user interfaces in a web-based environment. Data analysis including statistical elaborations with Excel.
  • Candidates should provide a portfolio containing examples of their achievements in similar assignments.
  • Experience in working with media teams.
  • Working knowledge of English.
  • National of Zambia

Technical/Functional Skills:

  • Work experience in more than one location or area of work.
  • Capacity to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize complex information and present ideas and recommendations in a clear and understandable manner.
  • Ability to work independently, strong analytical skills and problem-solving
  • Computer literacy with Word, PowerPoint and basic spreadsheets (Excel).
  • Excellent communication (both written and oral) and presentation skills.

Other Details

  • Contract Type: Full Time
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Selection Process: Interview
  • Type of Requisition: NPP (National Project Personnel)
  • Grade Level: N/A
  • Salary: negotiable
  • Application Process: Online

How to Apply FAO Communications Specialist Jobs 2021

  • 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
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