UN World Food Programme Senior Communications Associate Jobs in Uganda

UN World Food Programme Senior Communications Associate Jobs in Uganda

About WFP

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.

Job Purpose

The incumbent is expected to Design, Manage, and Facilitate the implementation of C4D/community engagement plans in the southwest region in alignment with WFP’s Communications and Advocacy Plan (2018-2020). Additionally, undertake roles for internal and external communications and engagement

Key Accountabilities

  • coordinate and facilitate stakeholder mapping exercises
  • develop and enhance strong partnerships with refugees and host community groups, leaders, local governments and other partners for strong buy-in, participation and ownership around WFP’s food assistance, including social and behavioral changes for Zero Hunger
  • oversee implementation of activities for enhanced Accountability to Affected Populations including WFP’s toll-free helpline
  • coordinate gathering of voices for influencing, policy advocacy and storytelling among refugees and host communities
  • support dissemination and advocacy around research findings and policy statements through strategic engagements and events
  • work with field teams and partners to develop, pre-test and roll out IEC/behavioral change materials (such as instructional videos, radio packages, posters and flyer) for awareness-creation and education.
  • coordinate campaigns and other public outreaches and the design, development and roll out of related materials
  • develop manuals and staff guidelines for C4D.
  • work with the field teams to form structures, train staff and community members to facilitate C4D.
  • work with local media partners to promote Zero Hunger agenda, targeting policy makers through strategic and
    cost-effective approaches
    generate content and design packages for internal communication
  • mobilize staff around WFP’s new Communication Plan
  • support generation of stories and visuals for WFP’s external communication sites
    oversee implementation with SOP for WFP and donor branding and profile raising
    take on other duties for Transformation of Communications.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications

    Education, Knowledge, Technical skills and Experience:

  • Minimum, Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Development Studies, Social Work, Community Mobilization or related studies
  • At least three years’ experience working with local governments among refugees and host populations around C4D
  • Work experience with non-governmental organizations affiliated with WFP or its sister UN agencies
  • Understanding of transformational development and dynamics around refugees and host populations
  • Experience with stills photography, video production and storytelling
  • Experience with working successfully in cross-cultural teams
  • Ability to clearly communicate complex ideas and principles and to tailor messages to varying audiences
  • High level of cross-cultural interpersonal skills, personal maturity and proven ability to influence multiple stakeholders


  • Proficiency in English language (oral and written)
  • Knowledge of French, Kiswahili, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi or southwestern local languages is highly desirable

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 26th May 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; UN World Food Programme Senior Communications Associate Jobs in Uganda

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