Communications & Outreach Officer - Food Security Analysis Unit (FSAU)

Duty Station: Nairobi with frequent travel to Somalia

Closing date: 13 Aug

Vacancy Announcement No.: FAO/FSAU/01/2008

The Communications and Outreach Officer is responsible for updating and implementing FSAU’s communications and outreach strategy and for ensuring timely dissemination of all FSAU information in Somalia and to a broad base of stakeholders, including governments, the international aid community and the media.

The Communications and Outreach Officer will work closely with all teams and their managers at FSAU, both technical and operational, both in Nairobi and in the field.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • University degree in a relevant field

  • 5+ years work experience in communications and outreach, preferably in Africa

  • 5+ years work experience in editing and writing

  • Fluency in English and Somali, with strong writing skills in both languages

  • Strong computer skills, including MS Word, MS Power point, with Excel and Indesign experience preferred

  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout Somalia

    How to Apply:
    Candidates are requested to submit a covering letter quoting the Position Title and Vacancy Announcement number along with their current/detailed Curriculum Vitae and FAO Personal History (PH) form.

    E-mail is the preferred means of receipt and the application should be sent to; jobs[at]

    The subject line of the e-mail message should read CONFIDENTIAL – FAO/FSAU/01/2008.

    If making a hard copy submission, the envelope should be clearly marked CONFIDENTIAL – FAO/FSAU/01/2008 and sent to the following address:

    Food Security Analysis Unit
    3rd floor, Kalson Towers
    Box 1230 Village Market
    Nairobi, Kenya.
    Fax: +254-20-3740598

    For further details, see: Communications & Outreach Officer - FSAU Website

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