Job Opportunity with WFP to Work as a Communications Officer in Japan

Date limite : 29 juil. 2020

Organisation à but non lucratif: World Food Program

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Job Opportunity with WFP to Work as a Communications Officer in Japan

Spécialités: Lettres Sciences Humaines

Niveau d'études: Premier cycle

Opportunités: Emploi

Pays hôte: Japon

Région: Asie-pacifique

WFP announces a job opportunity in Japan to work as a communications officer. WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share the humanitarian principles. In WFP offices, job holders report to the office director with functional supervision from the director of communications or the designate at headquarters. The communications officer, P3, is expected to work with a high degree of independence to carry out the work plan using technical knowledge and experience to analyse data, prepare reports, provide advice and solutions to problems, and identify opportunities for improvements. 


You must have:

  • Minimum of five years of relevant professional experience
  • Experience in specialized communications and marketing practices as well as experience in developing and implementing communication, marketing, advocacy and outreach strategies/plans/campaigns.
  • Knowledge and experience of humanitarian, development, SDGs or related areas in an international environment.
  • 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 training/courses.
  • Fluency (level C) in both English and Japanese.
  • Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or Portuguese, which is a WFP working language. (You do not need to currently hold or provide a certificate, but your language proficiency will be tested by WFP if you progress through the recruitment process.)
  • Knowledge and/or experience of communications, marketing and advocacy in the Japanese market.
  • Experience in planning, gathering and producing tailored multimedia content.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Has managed small teams of staff with related areas of expertise in the delivery of innovative communications projects.
  • Well organized and detail-oriented with strong judgement/decision-making skills.
  • Experience in fundraising would be considered an asset.
  • Ability to understand what audiences need and how they want to consume it.
  • Ability to plan and organize work and communicate effectively.
  • Ability to handle a large volume of work and to meet strict deadlines.
  • Note: only applications submitted in English will be considered.

Your Responsibilities:

You will be responsible of:

  1. Develop, maintain and update an appropriate work plan for the assigned area, which implements the corporate communications strategy, in order to maintain and enhance the visibility and reputation of WFP, and support fundraising activities, ensuring alignment with WFP strategy.
  2. Plan, manage and evaluate communications campaigns and events that favorably impact the views of the public, opinion leaders and donors in order to raise WFP’s profile and support fundraising activities.
  3. Prepare communications products that effectively convey the desired message to targeted audience(s).
  4. Maintain and develop a contact list of journalists and media outlets, and manage the regular flow of news/information about WFP’s work to the media, ensuring reputational risks are identified and managed.
  5. Manage the WFP Japanese language website, and lead the content development, translation and maintenance process.
  6. Define a social media plan for the assigned area which leverages social media content, platforms, networks and partners to enhance coverage and support of WFP’s activities.
  7. Generate and/or facilitate the production of donor specific visibility content including, text, photos, videos and audio for use across a range of integrated online and offline platforms, in order to support fundraising activities in Japan, ensuring consistency with corporate messages.
  8. Track and analyse traditional and online media, to identify trends and/or issues, and propose solutions and ideas to improve the effectiveness of communication strategy and activities.
  9. Provide marketing expertise to analyse the market's trend, formulate schemes and campaigns to enhance WFP's brand and contribute to fundraising activities.
  10. Identify and maintain relationships with celebrities supporting WFP, including the WFP national ambassador, and coordinate all aspects of their activities which contributes to awareness and fund raising for WFP. 
  11. Coordinate with Japan association for WFP (JAWFP), a non-profit entity in support of WFP, to ensure brand consistency and alignment with corporate messages, and to generate synergy effects with their communications and fundraising activities.
  12. Build capacity of WFP and JAWFP staff in all aspects of external relations communication, providing advice,strategic guidance and training to ensure consistent, quality communications activities that deliver the desired impact.
  13. Manage junior communications officers/team, develop work plans, monitor performance against objectives, and ensure appropriate development to enable high performance.
  14. Coordinate and prepare accurate and timely reporting on communications activities that enables informed decision-making, evaluation of objectives and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  15. Work in close collaboration with counterparts to align activities and ensure a coherent approach to communications within WFP.
  16. Contribute to preparedness actions, providing technical recommendations and guidance and monitoring the management of communications specific risks.
  17. Other duties as required.


  • WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance.
  • For more information on the salary please click here then Click on: Quick Links > Salary Scales > by date.

About World Food Program:

The World Food Program (WFP) is the food-assistance branch of the United Nations and the world's largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security. According to the WFP, it provides food assistance to an average of 91.4 million people in 83 countries each year. From its headquarters in Rome and from more than 80 country offices around the world, the WFP works to help people who cannot produce or obtain enough food for themselves and their families. It is a member of the United Nations development group and part of its executive committee.

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