National Project Personnel - Communications, Tbilisi, Georgia

Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Country: Georgia

City: Tbilisi

Closing date: Tuesday, 10 May 2022


National Project Personnel - Communications

Job Posting: 19/Apr/2022

Closure Date: 10/May/2022, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : FEGEO

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition : NPP (National Project Personnel)

Grade Level : N/A

Primary Location: Georgia-Tbilisi

Duration : 12 months with a 3 months of probation period, with the possibility of extension

Post Number : N/A

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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 person 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

Organizational Setting

FAO mandate in Georgia is to support national efforts to promote food security and sustainable development of agricultural sector. FAO priorities in Georgia reflect the objectives and priorities of the Government set in the strategy papers related to agricultural development. In essence FAO assists the Government in creating and implementing an institutional, legal and regulatory environment. At the same time, FAO supports individuals working in agriculture - farmers, cooperatives, companies etc. by providing technical and financial assistance.

Reporting Lines The National Project Personnel - Communication works under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Georgia, the direct supervision of the Assistant FAO Representative in Georgia, in close collaboration with National Communication Officer and FAO staff in Georgia, as well as the REU communication team, and in accordance with FAO’s corporate communications policies and donor visibility guidelines.

Technical Focus

National Project Personnel - Communication supports FAO projects in all information, communication and visibility work.

Tasks and responsibilities

Prepare news items (press releases, news stories, newsletters) of various formats (electronic, printed, web) in Georgian and English in accordance with FAO writing style guidelines (formatting, fonts, index, acronyms, spell check, headers and footnotes) and visuals (pictures, graphics, infographics, etc.);
Participate in the design and rollout of awareness campaigns for different projects;
Develop and edit visibility materials (banners, leaflets, tri-folds);
Develop video, as well as photo materials covering FAO activities in Georgia in collaboration with OCC. This includes maintenance of a photo library, sharing edited and captioned content with FAO Photo Library, according to technical guidelines provided by the Photo Unit;
Develop content for social media; provide support in administrating social media accounts;
Participate in field visits and facilitate media visits to the FAO project sites;
Participate in planning and organization of public events (conferences, presentations, training, officials‘ visits, field visits, etc.) in line with FAO and donor visibility guidelines;
ensure compliance of all products with: FAOSTYLE (English:; FAONOCS; FAO terminology; Publishing at FAO - Strategy and guidance; FAO Brand and policy book.

Ensure that all publications and documents to be disseminated via the FAO document repository are timely processed through the corporate Publications Workflow System (PWS), from their planning to production and dissemination.

Work in constant contact with the Publishing Group at FAO and ensure that all corporate publishing standards are adhered to in publications and documents.

Translate communication materials from English into Georgian and vice versa.

Prepare briefs based on the technical project documents.

Perform other related duties, as required.


Minimum Requirements

University degree (MA) in communications, public relations, journalism or related discipline.

2 years of relevant work experience

Working knowledge (Level C) of English and Georgian

National of Georgia

Working knowledge of Russian is an asset

FAO Core Competencies

Results Focus



Building Effective Relationships

Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

Very good knowledge of the MS Office package, the Internet, photo and document editing software

Hands-on experience in administrating and creating content for social media accounts.

Hands-on experience in developing communication and visibility materials, strategies and plans

Experience in writing, editing and reviewing the texts in Georgian and English


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Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted

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Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required. Vaccination status will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.


To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, and language skills

Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile

Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application

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Incomplete applications will not be considered

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