Deadline: 17 September 2018
World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Commmunication Officer in Seoul, South Korea. The duration of this post is 1 year.
Commmunication Officer will implement the communications plan by supporting and delivering a range of communications activities, providing research and analysis, and prioritising effectively.
World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Commmunication Officer will perform the following functions:
- Implement country specific communication work plans designed to maintain and enhance the visibility and reputation of WFP, as well as support fundraising activities, ensuring alignment with overall communications and WFP strategies.
- Contribute to communications through good research, analysis of assigned area of work and timely preparation and distribution of information products to target audience(s).
- Maintain a contact list of journalists and media outlets and support the flow of news/ information about WFP’s work to the media, in order to support regular and appropriate communications.
- Support the social media plan by developing social media content, and utilising platforms, networks and partners to enhance coverage and support of WFP’s activities.
- Generate donor specific visibility content including, text, photos, videos and audio for use across a range of integrated online platforms, in order to support global and country fund-raising activities, ensuring consistency with corporate messages.
- Monitor social media conversations, especially Facebook, Naver and news articles, and alerts management to online reputation risk and takes mitigating action as appropriate.
- Collate outreach data contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reports, Support communications activities that enable informed decision making and ensures consistency of information presented to the media and other stakeholders.
- Guide and supervise more junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.
- Engage in dialogue with supporters and the online community to market and connect WFP social media to key influencers, including on other websites and online platforms to multiply messages to wider audiences.
- Liaise and interact with WFP staff and external counterparts to support aligned activities and a coherent approach to communications within WFP.
Applicants must have:
- Advanced University degree in Journalism, International Relations, Public Relations, Communications, Marketing or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.
- At least 2 years of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience and a proven track record as a PR, communications, advocacy or marketing specialist, journalist or spokesperson or experience on social media.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Korean language are a must.
- Well organized and detail oriented with strong judgement/decision-making skills.
- Strong communication and negotiation skills.
- Ability to understand what audiences need and how they want to consume it.
- Ability to plan and organize work and communicate effectively.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit WFP.