Communications Officer

  • Full Time
  • Germany

World Food Programme


Career Opportunities: Communications Officer, NOB – Berlin, Germany (827896)
Requisition ID 827896 – Posted 28/06/2023 – Fixed Term – Europe, Western – Germany – Berlin – Working Job Language (2) – COMMUNICATIONS

WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees. We encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.

Are you a Communications Officer interested in further developing your professional experience while contributing to ending global hunger? Are you passionate about helping those in need? Would you like to join a global organisation investing in its people?

If so, an exciting & fulfilling career awaits you!!! Join our diverse and passionate team that works on varied and international projects directly contributing to saving & changing millions of lives around the globe.


Applications must be submitted by Sunday, July 16th 2023 (11:59 PM CET).


The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) , a highly prestigious, reputable & world’s largest humanitarian organization, operating in more than 120 countries and territories, bringing life-saving assistance in emergencies, building pathways to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change and supporting sustainable and resilient livelihoods for a world with zero hunger.

At WFP, people are at the heart of everything we do and the vision of the future WFP workforce is one of diverse, committed, skilled, and high performing teams, selected on merit, operating in a healthy and inclusive work environment, living WFP’s values (Integrity, Collaboration, Commitment, Humanity, and Inclusion) and working with partners to save and change the lives of those WFP serves.

To learn more about WFP, visit our website: and follow us on social media to keep up with our latest news: YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter.


  • WFP is a 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
  • WFP offers a highly inclusive, diverse and multicultural working environment.
  • WFP invests in the personal & professional development of its employees through a range of trainings, accreditation, coaching,mentorship and other programs as well as through internal mobility opportunities.
  • A career path in WFP provides an exciting opportunity to work across various country, regional and global offices around the world, and with passionate colleagues who work tirelessly to ensure that effective humanitarian assistance reaches millions of people across the globe.
  • We offer attractive compensation package (please refer to Terms and Conditions section).


The Communications, Advocacy and Marketing (CAM) team in Berlin positions WFP in the German-speaking public sphere in line with the organizations values and priorities. Focusing on key opinion leaders, CAM conceptualizes and implements activities that help shape the image of WFP as the leading humanitarian organization tackling hunger and climate change. These activities leverage the experience of WFP as a trusted, field-based organization ultimately contributing to a favorable funding environment.


Reporting to the Head of the CAM team and stepping in in his absence, the incumbent will be part of the CAM team and support all activities that help to publicly position WFP in German-speaking markets with quality content and information. The incumbent is expected to develop communication products and support media activities both as a self-starter and as part of the Berlin team.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Assist the spokesperson and senior BER management with the research of background information, media pitches, preparation of talking points, briefings, or presentations to ensure adequate and timely responses to media and other queries.
  • Implement country specific communication work plans designed to maintain and enhance the visibility and reputation of WFP, as well as support fundraising activities, ensuring alignment with overall communications and WFP strategies.
  • Generate and/or facilitate the production of donor visibility content for Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein including, text, photos, videos and audio for use across a range of integrated online platforms, in order to support the fundraising activities of the BER Government Partnerships team.
  • Serve as the focal point linking country offices with donor counterparts for all things concerning donor visibility.
  • Support the preparation, creation and translation of publications/content for external distribution to the German-speaking audience. This includes factsheets, brochures, and multimedia products for external distribution to the public, the media, educational institutions and non-governmental agencies.
  • Develop a social media plan for the German-speaking social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) making best use of social media content, platforms, networks and partners to enhance coverage and support of WFP’s activities.
  • Track and analyze traditional and online media, to identify trends and/or issues, and propose solutions and ideas to improve the effectiveness of communication strategy and activities.
  • Coordinate and prepare accurate and timely reporting on communications activities that enables informed decision-making, evaluation of objectives and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  • Manage interns, develop work plans, monitor performance against objectives, and ensure appropriate development to enable high performance.
  • Build capacity of intern on all aspects of external relations communication, providing advice, guidance, and training to ensure consistent, quality communications activities that deliver the desired impact.
  • Work in close collaboration with counterparts to align activities and ensure a coherent approach to communications within WFP.
  • Contribute to preparedness actions, providing technical recommendations and guidance and monitoring the management of communications specific risks.
  • Other as required



  • Advanced University degree in Journalism, International Relations, Public Relations, Communications, or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/ courses.

Experience and Competencies:

  • At least 3 years of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience and a proven track record in communications
  • Knowledge of the political environment in Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein required
  • Ability to structure and implement own ideas in a team environment
  • Ability to handle a large volume of work and to meet short deadlines


  • Fluency in oral and written German and English is a must (mother tongue or CEFR level C2) and strong writing skills are required.


These are the common standards of behaviour that guide HOW we work together to accomplish our mission.

Leads by Example with Integrity  
Lives the WFP values and shows humanity and integrity by role modelling care for others

Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments

Delivers on commitments and adapts readily to change

Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative Teamwork

Is inclusive and collaborative, and contributes to a culture of learning and personal growth

Applies Strategic Thinking

Demonstrates commitment to gather perspectives, analyse options and risks, and propose new ways of doing things

Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships

Builds and nurtures external partnerships and collaborates with partners to deliver common objectives


This position is open to German nationals only.

You will be appointed on a National fixed-term (1-year renewable) contract. Remuneration is in line with the UN salary scale for National Officers (see: Medical insurance is provided to UN Staff and dependents (incl. spouse, child(ren).

Your package includes attractive leave entitlements, including 30 annual leave days per year and family leave options.


  • We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, language skills and UN Grade (if applicable)
  • Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application
  • Please make sure you upload your professional CV in the English language
  • Kindly note the only documents you will need to submit at this time are your CV and Cover Letter
  • Additional documents such as passport, recommendation letters, academic certificates, etc. may potentially be requested at a future time
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  • Only shortlisted candidates will be notified

WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

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.

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