Recrutement de 01 Communication and Advocacy Officer

Localité : Kenya / Nairobi
Domaine : Communication
Niveau : Non precise
Entreprise recruteur : World Food Programme

Recrutement de 01 Communication and Advocacy Officer

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.

The WFP Regional Bureau for Eastern Africa (RBN) is based in Nairobi and provides strategic direction, technical guidance, resource mobilization, and management support to WFP operations and activities in ten countries: Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, and Uganda.

The Communication and Advocacy Officer role in the RBN will report to Senior Regional Communications Officer. The key mandate for this role is to ensure that the RBN/CO advocacy activities serve WFP needs, taking into consideration the overall regional communications and advocacy plan and WFP's corporate communications and advocacy goals as well as regional priorities.

JOB PURPOSE: Under the supervision of the Senior Regional Communication Officer, and working closely with the Programme and Partnerships teams, develop, plan and implement advocacy activities that support the overall RBN advocacy strategy and objectives, with a specific focus on conceptualizing and delivering high-impact advocacy initiatives in the region, outlining clear goals and objectives, as well as different audiences, influencing and positioning strategies, tactics, key activities, deliverables for 2023 and beyond.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
1. Develop, maintain and update an appropriate advocacy work plan for 2023-2024, which implements the regional advocacy strategy, in order to position WFP as a partner of choice with governments, IFIs and donors in Eastern Africa, and enhance the visibility and reputation of WFP, and support partnerships and fundraising activities, ensuring alignment with WFP strategy.
2. Plan, manage and evaluate advocacy campaigns that favourably influence and position WFP in the changing lives agenda and narratives, and positively impact the views of governments, IFIs, private and public sector, opinion leaders and donors in order to raise WFP’s profile and support partnerships, programming and fundraising activities.
3. Working closely with programme, partnerships and VAM, prepare advocacy briefs and products that effectively convey the desired position and message to targeted audience(s).
4. Maintain and develop a contact list of key policy, donor and governments partners and allies, and manage the regular flow of information about WFP’s work to the policy makers, media, ensuring reputational risks are identified and managed.
5. Works closely with other CAM officers to develop a social media plan for advocacy and influencing, which leverages social media content, platforms, networks and partners to enhance coverage and support of WFP’s activities.
6. Generate and/or facilitate the production of donor-specific advocacy assets and content including content from research, data and programme impact evaluations, for use across a range of integrated online platforms, in order to support global and country advocacy activities, ensuring consistency with corporate advocacy agenda.
7. Build the capacity of WFP staff on all aspects of advocacy and influencing, providing advice, guidance and training to ensure consistent, quality advocacy activities that deliver the desired impact.
8. Work in close collaboration with counterparts to align activities and ensure a coherent approach to advocacy within WFP.
9. Contribute to preparedness actions, providing technical recommendations and guidance and monitoring the management of advocacy-specific risks.
10. Other as required.

Education: Advanced University degree in social/development studies, Journalism, International Relations, Public Relations, Communications or other relevant fields, or First University degree with five years of related advocacy and communications work experience and/or training/courses.


At least five years of experience in an advocacy and communications role in a humanitarian/development setting.
Has gained experience in advocacy campaigns, influencing and communications practices
Has managed small teams of staff with related areas of expertise in the delivery of innovative communications projects
Has provided support in leading advocacy initiatives at the national and regional levels, including engagement with regional economic entities (AU, EAC, IGAD)
Must have experience working in coalitions and partnerships with other UN/INGO agencies to influence and advocate for policy change with governments/regional economic entities, Africa Union.
Knowledge & Skills:

Must work well independently and within a matrix team structure;
Experience in managing all elements of advocacy and partnerships relations – including organising advocacy events, high-level meetings and panels; bringing together coalitions and partnerships; managing media
Familiar with WFP advocacy, communications and media relations protocols
Ability to train teams and explain complicated concepts across a range of cultures and geographies to a diverse audience;
Proactive and highly organised, with strong time management and planning skills;
Able to meet tight deadlines and remain calm under pressure.
Language: Excellent knowledge of English is required. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of second official language (a WFP working language).

• Has gained experience in utilising specialist communications techniques to enhance functional outputs
• Has provided direction and instruction to more junior staff members within area of expertise

Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Media and Influencer Relationship Management Demonstrates ability to build and sustain effective collaborative relationships with key media contacts and influencers in area of expertise to raise the profile of WFP, build relationships and further organisational aims.
Media and Communication Expertise Facilitates open verbal or written communication with media and influencers as required (i.e. through preparation of tailored written or visual materials presentations, and official documentation) to convey tailored messages. Engages in mutually informative discussion with media and influencers.
Specialised Knowledge in Communications Uses sound theoretical knowledge of communications concepts to generate or facilitate the generation of effective communication materials across various media. Applies this to define work plans aligned to identified areas of WFP’s communications strategy.
Sociopolitical Contextual Understanding Demonstrates deep understanding of the multilateral/interagency environment and the dynamics in which WFP operates which influences approach to working, policy development and decision making.
Communication Strategy and Planning Applies advanced understanding of WFP communications strategy and best practice to effectively develop strategies to engage with media and other significant external stakeholders within area of responsibility. Oversees implementation, providing recommendations for improvement.
This position is only open to Kenyan Nationals

Type of contract: Fixed Term - NOB

Duration: 12 months (with a possibility of renewal)

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

28th November 2022

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