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Communication Officer

World Food Programme

World Food Programme

Marketing & Communications
Posted on Thursday, May 18, 2023


WFP encourages female candidates and people with disabilities to apply.

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis. We are committed to promoting diversity and the principle of equal employment opportunity for all our employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of religion or belief, ethnic or social background, gender, gender identity and disability.

Job Title:

Grade: Consultant II

Type of contract: International Regular Consultancy

Unit: Communication, Marketing and Advocacy (CAM)

Vacancy Number: 827263

Date of Publication: 18 May 2023

Deadline of Application: 01 June 2023

Duration: 5 Months

Duty Station: Bangkok, Thailand


Under the direct supervision of the Regional Communication Officer, the incumbent is expected to:

  1. Provide guidance and support to country offices in Asia and the Pacific to effectively implement their communication strategies and workplans, and support advocacy, donor relations and fundraising efforts.
  2. Prepare, gather, package and disseminate communication products in line with global narratives and guidelines.
  3. 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 platforms, in order to support global and country fundraising activities, ensuring consistency with corporate messages.
  4. Manage RBB social media account through day-to-day maintenance, including content creation and curation in collaboration with HQ and country offices.
  5. Track and analyze traditional and online media, to mitigate and manage reputational risks, and inform the development and evaluation of communication activities.
  6. Identify and engage with the media as required, to support regional and country communication objectives.
  7. In collaboration with HQ, build capacity of WFP country office communication staff on all aspects of external relations communication, providing advice, guidance and training to ensure consistent, quality communications activities that deliver the desired impact.
  8. Deploy to WFP emergency and other operations in the region as required.
  9. Provide backup to Regional Communication Officer.
  10. Perform other related tasks as required.



  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in communication, advocacy, marketing, fundraising or other related fields.

Knowledge & skills:

  • Knowledge of latest communication developments and trends, strategy design and implementation, writing, editing, content gathering, social media, media, etc.


  • Minimum of Bachelor's degree in journalism, International Relations, Public Relations, Communications or other relevant field. Master’s Degree is desirable.


  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills; understanding of a wide range of communication tools and channels and how to use them effectively; experience with social media monitoring and analytical tools; experience in media and influencer engagement; ability to work under tight timelines with limited supervision and build and maintain relationships with internal and external partners.


  • English

All WFP Employees are expected to demonstrate the competencies and standards of behaviour aligned with our core values and defined in the WFP LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK, namely:

  • Leading by example with integrity,
  • Driving results and delivering on commitments,
  • Fostering inclusive and collaborative teamwork,
  • Applying strategic thinking,
  • Building and maintaining sustainable partnerships.


To be considered, interested candidates are invited to apply via ( Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

Request for Disability related Reasonable Accommodations:
It is important to WFP to create an accessible and inclusive workplace for everyone. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the selection and hiring process, please direct your request and inquiries to the Diversity and Inclusion team on:, cc’ing A member of the reasonable accommodation team will contact you to confidentially discuss your needs.
This email is only to be used for any disability related accessibility requirements, and not for sending the application itself. Due to volume of applications, any applications or CVs sent through this email address will not be considered as a formal application and will not receive a reply from WFP.


The World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.


WFP’s Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, Thailand oversees operations in 17 country offices including the Pacific, reaching 30 million people with assistance. The portfolio of our work ranges from humanitarian aid in Afghanistan, to school meals in Cambodia and Laos, supporting government, social protection schemes in India and Pakistan, climate change adaptation in Nepal and Sri Lanka, nutrition for mothers in Bangladesh and Timor-Leste, to emergency preparedness in Indonesia and the Pacific.

WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce. WFP has zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority or discrimination. All selected candidates will, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

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.