Programme Associate (Communication)-SC6, Islamabad

Full time Full day

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.

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Job Title: Programme Associate (Communication)

Grade: SC-6

Type of contract: Service Contract

Duration: 12 Months

Duty Station: Islamabad

This vacancy announcement is for Pakistani Nationals only.


WFP offers a competitive benefits package including salary, pension, leave plus a medical insurance.*Remote work if applicable or/FWA until return to office or travel is possible due to covid-19 restrictions.


The Programme Associate Communication is responsible to implement the NP communications plan by supporting and delivering a range of communications activities, providing reports, different educational material, and prioritising effectively in close coordination with different stakeholders.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1. Provide technical support and assist in the development and implementation of various activities and processes within the specific area of work supporting alignment with wider programme policies and guidelines.2. Provide specialized project management support to specific and/or defined programmes to ensure that the various activities are performed within the established targets following WFP’s policies and procedures.3. Within the specific area of responsibility, prepare a range of reports and data analysis (e.g. food assistance needs, resource utilization, programme status, performance) and highlight trends/issues ensuring deliverables adhere to corporate standards and quality control.4. Ensure and/or perform accurate, timely recording of data within the specific technical area of work (e.g. assistance programmes, food security and vulnerability assessments) and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.5. Liaise with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing project activities.6. Coordinate and communicate with local partners, agencies, NGOs and government institutions to perform accurate food security analyses and to ensure efficient delivery of food assistance.7. Support the capacity building of WFP staff, cooperating partners and national government within the specific technical area.8. Act as a point of contact for resolution of a range of operational queries and problems within a specific technical area of responsibility. 9. Oversee and/or review the work of other support staff, providing practical advice and guidance, to contribute to delivering objectives to agreed standards and deadlines.10. Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.


1. Implement NP specific communication work plans designed to maintain and enhance the visibility and reputation of WFP, ensuring alignment with overall communications and WFP strategies (with specific attention to BISP requirements for visibility).2. Ensure that NP’s Communication Strategy is updated and aligned with programme concept and design.3. Contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reports through good research, analysis of assigned area of work and timely preparation and distribution of information products to target audience(s), ensuring consistency of information presented to the different stakeholders.4. Annual/quarterly reports, project briefs, etc.5. Coordinate and organize public information campaigns, announcements, advertisements, and road shows to educate masses on H&N CCT, program conditions, implementation and monitoring processes, payment system, and appeals and grievance redressalsystem;6. Coordinate the design and production of the Information, Education and Communication (IEC) material for the beneficiaries, stakeholders and general public; implementation of communication campaigns;7. Ensure that NP/BISP specific visibility contents including, case studies, text, photos, videos and audio are generated for use across a range of integrated platforms, ensuring consistency with corporate messages and BISP requirements.8. Elicit 30-40 good quality photos from provinces each month to ensure a growing photo library.9. Collect case study material from provinces using template form and draft these into effective case studies to showcase the programme’s impact.10. Support capacity building of NP staff on all aspects of communication, provides advice and guidance within area and level of expertise, in order to ensure that all activities meet desired standards of consistency, quality and impact. For example, capturing the required data for case study, how to take activity-based photos.11. Develop field guidance for case study collection and photography best practices.12. Ensure that staff understand the information required and provide on-job and online trainings as required.13 Liaise and interact with WFP/PMU staff and external counterparts to support aligned activities and a coherent approach to communications within WFP.


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.

Knowledge & Skills:• Hands on experience of developing and implementing communication for the field operations;• Excellent command on MS package;• Strong familiarity with the provincial context, including different tiers of government and donor agencies operating in the area of Social Protection;• Proven ability to work in a collaborative, multi-tier team environment;• Good communication, people management, and writing skills.


This job is located in Islamabad. The Programme Associate Communication will report to the Project Manager PMU or the designate.

Interested candidates can apply at the link below:

Minimum Education:


Minimum Experience:

6 Years(Minimum 6 years of experience in public and/or private sector with provincial/national/ international organization(s) demonstrating evidence of communication and related assignment at the strategic and field level)

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