Deadline: 05 February 2023
The World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Communications Officer in Berlin, Germany.
World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Communications Officer will perform the following functions:
- Assist the spokesperson and/or Head of Office with the research of background information, media pitches, and preparation of talking points, briefings, or presentations to ensure adequate and timely responses to media and further external queries.
- Support research relevant to WFP’s work, gather data from academic publications, compile information and write overviews for the BER Head of CAM and Director.
- Maintain a contact list of journalists and media outlets and support the flow of news/information about WFPs work.
- Support the preparation, creation and translation of publications/content for external distribution to the German-speaking audience. This includes factsheets, brochures, and multimedia products for external distribution to the public, the media, educational institutions and non-governmental agencies.
- Support BERs internal communications strategy.
- Support the management of the German-speaking social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
- Monitor statistics and respond to queries received through social media.
- Write articles or translate content for the German WFP website and blog.
- Manage relationship with BER Goodwill Ambassador and serve as focal point for celebrity partnerships – Identify new celebrity supporters and potential Goodwill Ambassadors, build collaborations, and create advocacy plans.
Applicant must have:
- Advanced University degree in Journalism, International Relations, Public Relations, Communications or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/ courses.
- At least one year of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience and a proven track record in communications.
- Knowledge of the political environment in Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein is required.
- Ability to structure and implement own ideas in a team environment.
- Ability to handle a large volume of work and to meet short deadlines.
- Fluency in oral and written German and English is a must (mother tongue or CEFR level C2) and strong writing skills are required.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit applications through online process.
For more information, visit WFP.