VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT - Assistant Communication Specialist (FAO)

Duty station: 
Moscow, Russian Federation
Contract type: 
PSA (Personal Services Agreement)
Contract duration: 
30 days on a when-actually-employed basis over a period of three months, extendable up to 11 months
DEADLINE: 1 May 2020 (12:59:00 AM)

Minimum Requirements

  • University degree in journalism and/or public relations, or a related field 
  • At least two years of relevant work experience (could be combined with years of university study)
  • Working knowledge of English and Russian (excellent command of written Russian and English)
  • Basic understanding of FAO fields of competence – agriculture and food security, fisheries, forestry and rural development
  • The position is open to citizens and residents of the Russian Federation.

FAO Core Competencies

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

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Practical experience with social networks and/or maintenance of websites is an advantage
  • Solid editing and researching skills

Selection Criteria

  • Successful candidate will be proposed a three-months consultancy (national consultant PSA.NAT) contract (30 days on a WAE basis) with possible extension up to 11 months subject to successful performance during the initial three-month period;
  • FAO will not provide social benefits (except for limited medical insurance), and will not be responsible for payments to pension funds;
  • The duty station will be Moscow. Work could be split between office and home-based work;