The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. On average, WFP reaches more than 90 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year. About 13,500 people work for the organization, most of them in remote areas, directly serving the hungry poor. WFP is part of the United Nations system.
The position is based in WFP’s Office for Caribbean Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR), based in Barbados. The programme focuses on supporting capacity strengthening to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and national government of the English- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean in emergency preparedness and response. Thematic areas of EPR regional engagement include (1) vulnerability analysis, (2) end-to-end supply chain management and emergency telecommunications, (3) shock-responsive social protection (including disaster risk financing) and (4) climate change adaptation.
The candidate will support WFP’s communication and reporting activities of the office to highlight the WFP Caribbean programme within and outside of the region and assist with programme monitoring and reporting duties.
Under the general supervision and guidance of the Partnerships Officer, the Intern will focus on the following tasks during the internship:
Monitoring and Reporting
• Liaise with programme and supply chain staff to collect and input training and technical assistance information (attendance sheets, evaluation forms, meeting notes etc.) for input into quarterly, bi-annual and annual reporting requirements.
• Support the development of a quarterly online newsletter to showcase the work of the WFP Caribbean office and its team.
• Develop a social media calendar, elaborate the content and post to Twitter, and LinkedIn platforms, as well as provide inputs for WFP regional and global channels, as required.
• Contribute to short articles on WFP’s work for various publications.
• Monitor and record WFP brand and other relevant news online and/or in print, radio or television.
• Development of short videos, images and/or infographics to communicate WFP’s work.
• Assist with the set up and running of WFP information booths at regional events, as required.
• Support the taking of photographs and videos at events and the archiving of WFP media to be used in WFP publications and other promotional materials.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
The candidate must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree programme from a recognized university in one of the following areas: Communications, Design, Multimedia Production, Public Relations and other related areas. Knowledge of international development, particularly in the areas of social development disaster risk management and/or climate change is beneficial. The candidate must have attended courses in the last 12 months and have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies or be a recent graduate (up to 6 months after graduation).
Knowledge and Experience:
•Experience and skills in Communications and copywriting.
•Good computer knowledge and skills in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is required.
•Experience with graphic design and videography software is considered an asset.
Fluency (level C) in English language.
DESIRED KNOWLEDGE FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
• Knowledge and experience in using ICT programmes to produce infographics, visual reports and/or short videos for external consumption.
• Use of cameras and mobile phone to capture and edit photographs and short videos in a variety of contexts.
• Setting up and maintaining social media accounts across different platforms.
• Proven analytical skills and the ability to produce high-quality written documents
• Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher, Outlook)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
• The Intern receives a monthly stipend from WFP which is the equivalent of 14% of the daily subsistence allowance prevailing in Barbados for each day worked, but not to exceed USD $ 1,000.00.
• WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, necessary visas and related costs.
• The internship is normally on a full-time basis in accordance with the working schedule of the WFP office.
• The internship is for a duration of 6 months.
• WFP will recognize candidates’ educational credentials from recognised institutions that have been certified by competent international or national authorities such as the United Nations Educational,
Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) or Ministries of Education;
• If travel restrictions continue due to the current situation (Covid-19), the selected candidate must be located in Barbados.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
The deadline to apply is May 17, 2020.
“Qualified applicants, especially female applicants, are encouraged to apply”
How to apply
To apply, please create a personal account and fill out the profile form with yor personal information athttp://www1.wfp.org/careers/job-openings. In the application form, ensure filling the mandatory sections,attaching yor CV, answering the pre-screening questions and agreeing on the legal statement before submitting your application. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis on account of potential and performance. All applicants will undergo a rigorous process which includes screening against job requirements, and a technical test and a panel interview.
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