FAO – DIRECTOR, OFFICE FOR CORPORATE COMMUNICATION, ROMA
Luogo di lavoro: Italia
Scadenza: 18 maggio 2016
Under the policy guidance and the general supervision of the Director-General, the Director of the Office for Corporate Communication (OCC) will provide strategic vision and direction to all activities of the Office. In particular, the incumbent will:
– lead the Organization’s communication efforts, both internal and external, to support the five strategic objectives of the Organization;
– coordinate and supervise the communication activities of the Organization, both internal and external (media relations, social media, audiovisual productions, outreach and promotion, corporate web presence, publishing, and library and knowledge services);
– exercise overall management responsibility, including planning, for the Division’s programme of work, ensuring quality control, progress monitoring and reporting as well as cost-effective use of financial and human resources, within the framework of the FAO Strategic Framework and the Medium Term Plan, as per results-based management principles;
– work collaboratively with Senior managers and staff at all levels across the Organization, at Headquarters and in Decentralized Offices, to ensure efficiency and synergy and to create accurate and consistent communications;
– build strong professional relations in the area of communication with the other Rome-based UN Food Agencies to ensure coherent messaging and leverage synergies;
– maintain a motivated and effective work force by ensuring recruitment of highly qualified staff, by mentoring, coaching and supporting career development of staff, and by implementing effective approaches for performance management;
– represent the Organization at inter-agency and external high level meetings as required, as well as at FAO’s Governing Body sessions as needed;
– act as spokesperson of the Director-General.
– Advanced university degree or equivalent post-graduate professional development in communications, journalism or related area.
– Demonstrated professional skills and competence in the area of communication and public information, including a profound knowledge and understanding of the techniques and channels of international communication.
– Relevant international experience in communications and outreach in the UN system or similar context.
– Demonstrated political judgement in an international environment.
– Proven negotiation skills, maturity, tact and diplomacy.
– Demonstrated management and strategic leadership skills.
– Working knowledge of either English, or French or Spanish and limited knowledge of any of the other two or Arabic, or Chinese or Russian.
– Ability to lead and work effectively with a diverse team of people of different national and cultural backgrounds in an international setting.
Results focus: Takes accountability for the delivery of agreed results in service of FAO’s strategic framework
– Leading, engaging and empowering others: Coordinates, directs, facilitates and recognizes team efforts; creates an enabling environment and assists others to realize and develop their potential
– Communication: Encourages and contributes to clear and open communication
– Partnering and Advocating: Promotes ideas and develops partnerships to advance the Organization’s work
– Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement: Continually seeks to improve the knowledge, skills and work processes of oneself and others
– Strategic thinking: Makes informed and coherent decisions aligned with broader goals and strategies.
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO values of Commitment to FAO, Respect
for all and Integrity and Transparency.
FAO adheres to the UN common system of salaries, allowances and benefits. General information regarding salaries and allowances can be found at the International Civil Service Commission Web site – http://icsc.un.org/rootindex.asp.
How to Apply
To apply, visit the iRecruitment website at http://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment-access/en/ and
complete the on-line application. Only applications received through iRecruitment will be considered.
Vacancies will be removed from iRecruitment at 23:59 Central European Time (CET) on the deadline
for applications date. We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.
If you need help, or have queries, please contact: iRecruitment@fao.org