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Remote WFP Volunteer – Communications vacancy (829778)

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Grade:                                WFP Volunteer

Employment Type:            WFP Volunteer

Occupation:                       Communication and Advocacy, Media, General Support

Location:                            Remote

Hiring Time:                      6 Months  Possibility of extension

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The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. On average, WFP reaches more than 100 million people with food assistance in 88 countries each year. About 20,000 people work for the organization, most of them in remote areas, directly serving the hungry poor. WFP is part of the United Nations system.

WFP volunteers donate their services to the Programme. It provides an opportunity to gain valuable experience working in an international professional environment and provides exposure to a truly global humanitarian organisation.

All individuals holding volunteer agreement or those to be offered volunteer opportunities in the WFP Colombia Country Office will be screened and cleared by the HR unit prior to offering a volunteer agreement, and upon extension or renewal.


The WFP Volunteer (Communications) will be under the overall supervision of the Communications Senior Associate and will work closely with the team based in Bogota. The Unit is responsible for managing communications, advocacy, and marketing in Colombia, using traditional media, blogs, campaigns, events, and social media platforms to promote its messages. Some country specific priorities include emergency, preparedness and response, climate change adaptation, peace, and social protection to reach zero hunger.

Media monitoring

Carry out daily media monitoring, identifying relevant topics to WFP work both nationally and internationally in English and Spanish. Also, perform searches of emergency report documents of other UN agencies, partners, governments, and humanitarian groups, as well as other country status analyses from DNP and/or DANE for information purposes of the whole Country Office (CO).

Content and Products

  • Support the communications unit on the creation and review of content for audio-visual and written material suitable for SoMe in Spanish and/or English following WFP guidelines.
  • Provide support reviewing and writing stories for posting in WFP channels and other media, in Spanish and/or English including drafting of scripts, transcripts and subtitling, following WFP guidelines to do so.

Reviewing and providing inputs FOR the multimedia hub content documents to organize existing audio-visual inputs of the CO in this tool

  • Support proofreading and translation (Spanish to English and vice versa) of narratives on the websites, brochures, posters, two-pagers, factsheets, reports, newsletter, infographics, and other internal and external communications materials according to corporate style and tone.
  • Provide editorial/design inputs to enhance the visibility of the organization.

Administrative and General Support

Complete other projects as assigned, including preparing engaging mailings and PowerPoint presentations.


Education: Candidates must be enrolled or just graduated from a recognized university in one of the following areas: Communications, Foreign Relations, Politics, or related areas.

Experience in national or international non-governmental organizations is desirable.

Experience in multi-cultural environments is an asset.

Language: Fluency in English and Spanish (oral and written communication).


Professionalism: Ability to undertake coordination of specific activities, interpret/analyse a wide variety of data, and identify/resolve data/information discrepancies.

Planning and Organizing: Ability to handle work in an efficient and timely manner.

Commitment to continuous learning: Initiative and willingness to keep abreast of new trends in international development and public information fields.

Technological Awareness: Proficiency in MS Office.

Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills; ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Communication: Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively orally.


WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and 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.

Application deadline: October 22th 2023

All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and all employment applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

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