WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.
The selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.
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 Rwanda Country Office is building strong partnerships with the media, national and local government, civil society, and other development and donor partners. To pursue this, the Country Office must produce a wide range of material and requires a Communications Associate to help meet the growing need for quality design products and videos. The function will provide technical support to the External Partnerships and Communication (EPC) unit in designing and creating graphic design, videos, and other specialized communication products aimed at maintaining and enhancing WFP’s visibility and reputation.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
- Developing graphic design and layout for print and online communication materials (including but not limited to infographics, banners, posters, booklets, brochures, bulletins, flyers, cards, maps, and reports).
- Producing high-quality videos (including animations) in English and Kinyarwanda for various audiences (including but not limited to social media, humanitarian partners, donors, and programme beneficiaries).
- Developing content for social media purposes and supporting the EPC unit in managing the country office’s social media accounts.
- Conducting field missions to WFP programme sites to gather photo and video content for the creation of communication products.
- Implementing WFP’s corporate branding policy and graphic guidelines and ensuring adherence to donor visibility conditions in coordination with other relevant units.
- Representing WFP Rwanda at meetings as required.
- Developing creative and innovative ideas for communication materials.
- Developing internal records and databases of products produced, ensuring information is accurate, organized, and available for others to access.
- Responding to specialized queries and requests for support, using initiative and following standard processes, to ensure timely and accurate resolution of all inquiries.
- Maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders, in order to provide an aligned, coherent service, and to identify opportunities to collaborate/integrate processes and activities.
- Any other duties as required.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area complemented by a bachelor’s degree in graphic design, video production, journalism, communications, marketing, political science, or any other related field.
- At least five years of progressive work experience in graphic design and videography or other related fields.
- Very good level of written and spoken English. Fluency in Kinyarwanda.
- Experience in the use of design software (such as, but not limited to, Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere Pro) for photo and video editing and the creation of graphic design products.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
- Work experience with the UN or a large NGO.
- Strong eye for detail.
- Strong creativity.
- Culturally sensitive – candidate should enjoy working in a new context with people of other cultures.
- Social Media experience.
- Knowledge of French.
4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES
- Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the field.
- Be a force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve the team’s work processes and productivity.
- Make the mission inspiring to our team: Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.
- Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.
- Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct reports.
- Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in their own unit.
- Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues with coaches within their own team.
- Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and targets.
- Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be creative in their own work and to help the team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work.
- Focus on getting results: Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.
- Make commitments and make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to team on expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.
- Be Decisive: Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in the field.
- Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.
- Build strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to the team on how to build relationships with external partners.
- Be politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.
- Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfill the needs of internal and external partners.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
• The World Food Programme DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS.
• WFP embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that celebrates diversity and inclusivity in all ways.
• All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications and merit.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
• Applications for this position will close at 11:59 p.m. (Rwanda Time) on 4 December.
Female qualified applicants are especially encouraged to apply
WFP has zero-tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.