VdE | Oficial de comunicações | FAO


Through its Country Offices, or FAO Representations, FAO assists governments to develop policies, programmes and projects to address hunger and malnutrition, and provides technical support for the sustainable development of their agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors. The activities of the FAO Country Offices include design and implementation of country-tailored field programmes, liaison with local donor representatives, and active public awareness-raising and outreach activities related to FAO initiatives such as the World Food Day.

The Communication Officer will serve specifically two projects: The project "PROMOVE Agribiz" and the Agro-Industrial Development Programme (ProDAI) respectively funded by the European Union and Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS). The objective of both projects is to contribute to sustainable, inclusive and broad-based economic growth and poverty reduction in the context of national food and nutrition security as well as climate change. The specific objectives are: i) to improve food and nutrition security and resilience of smallholders through climate-smart and nutrition-sensitive agriculture development in the provinces of Nampula and Zambézia; and ii) to enhance rural competitiveness through increased participation of smallholders and Micro, Small - Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in economic activities, economic diversification, improved access to rural services and improved rural investment climate in the provinces of Nampula, Zambezia, Sofala and Manica. Both projects relay on important institutional cooperation at central, provincial and district level. The broad range of stakeholders from Public, Private and Community Based Organizations, requires a significant of communication, information and visibility actions.

The position is located in the FAO Representation in Maputo, Mozambique.

Reporting Lines

The Communication Officer reports to the FAO Representative, under the direct supervision of the Technical Adviser/Head of Programme and in close collaboration with Project Coordinator(s), and in liaison as necessary with the Regional Communications Officer at RAF.

Technical Focus

To increase visibility of the projects and promote awareness of their activities and impact, the Communication Officer will develop and manage an effective strategy for producing key communication materials and surfacing them on the organization’s main platforms, identifying and increasing FAO participation in relevant events, and providing assistance to the communication team of the FAO Representation in Mozambique when required. S/he will also develop the relevant information materials to be broadcasted for large audience of farmers.

Key Results

The provision of internet and internal communication.

Key Functions

  • Processes, coordinates arrangements and delivers services.
  • Researches and analyses communication policy and service delivery issues, maintains operational statistics and prepares related reports.
  • Contributes to the development of information and training materials and coordinates and assists in the presentation of information/training sessions to management and staff.
  • Provides information and advice to management and staff.
  • Participates in project teams and work groups.

Specific Functions

  • Works closely with the Programme team and members of the project teams to keep abreast of the project activities.
  • Facilitates information exchange between partners and identified stakeholders.
  • Provide support to the project experts pre-drafting articles.
  • Assures the visual identity of any communication and information material produced by the programmes and assuring the proper visibility of the donor.
  • Collects success stories and shares them in the broadcasting and social media tools adopted by the different programmes.
  • Follows up the relevant procurement processes assuring timely execution.
  • Ensures that all communication materials will follow FAO clearance processes and comply with FAO standards.



Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced university degree in communication, social science, journalism, political science or a related field
  • Three years of relevant experience in in communication, web publishing and/or social media networks
  • Working knowledge (proficient – level C) of English and limited knowledge (intermediate – level B) of another official FAO language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish).


  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions.
  • Ability to translate complex and technical communications to a wide and varied audience, in a simple and concise manner, cooperate with officials in national governments, intergovernmental organizations facilitating the buy-in for complex schemes/systems involving relevant stakeholders.
  • Understanding of FAO policies and programmes is considered a strong asset.
  • Extent and relevance of experience in the field of web publishing and social media networks as well as in editing communication, promotional or technical materials, working with government institutions at different level.
  • Extent and relevance of experience in working with government institutions at different levels.
  • Working knowledge (proficient – level C) of Portuguese is considered an asset.

Job Posting


Closure Date

21/Apr/2023, 10:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit

FAO Representation in Mozambique (FRMOZ)

Job Type

Staff position

Type of Requisition

Professional Project

Grade Level


Primary Location



Fixed-term: one year with possibility of extension

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  • FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture
  • Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold FAO's values
  • FAO, as a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is incompatible with its status, objectives and mandate, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination
  • All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks
  • All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality
  • FAO staff are subject to the authority of the Director-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the Organization.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) contributes to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda through the FAO Strategic Framework by supporting the transformation to MORE efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agrifood systems, for better productionbetter nutrition, a better environment, and a better life, leaving no one behind


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