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National Reports Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya - UN

Vacancy Announcement No.VA-034/2011

Post Title:
 National Reports Officer 

Post Grade:
 National Officer (NOA)

Duty Station:

Date of issue:24.11.2011

Closing date:

Contract type:
 Fixed Term (FT)

Organizational background

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Reports Unit and the overall supervision of the Deputy Country Director-Operations the incumbent undertakes the following responsibilities.

This position is open to qualified candidates.

Female candidates in particular, are encouraged to apply.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide technical support and clarification on reporting policies;
  • Monitor and review regular sources of information and data required for preparation of reports;
  • Write a regular situation report for WFP Headquarters summarizing WFP activities in an emergency operation and assist in preparation of other reports as required;
  • Gather and analyze information about donor policies, trends and preferences.
  • Prepare donor appeals and reports;
  • Act as a Public Information focal point in the absence of PI Officer, prepare press releases, media briefs, talking points, donor visibility materials and organise advocacy campaigns;
  • Compile field level information required for operational reports to donors;
  • Liaise with Headquarters and provide local input on the production of maps;
  • Contribute to preparedness actions such as early warning, risk analysis and contingency planning and make recommendations.
  • Periodically monitor the management of risks and report on any actions taken.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Minimal Qualifications:

 University degree with relevant experience and advanced training/courses in journalism, English, social sciences, international relations, communications, or other related fields.

 At least one year of postgraduate professional experience as a journalist, junior public information officer or specialist, information management specialist or similar specialist, including experience in the preparation and production of materials for publication.

 Fluency in both oral and written communication in English. Knowledge of Somalia language is an advantage;

 Experience utilizing computers, including word processing, spreadsheet and other WFP standard software packages and systems. General knowledge of UN system administrative
policies, rules, regulations and procedures.

Send applications according to the following procedures:


Quote the Vacancy Announcement No. and the job title on the Personal History Form (P11), available on the following link:

Applications without completed P11 and not clearly showing the VA No. indicated above will not be considered.

For UN staff members the two latest performance appraisal forms MUST be enclosed with the

Hand-delivered applications are no longer accepted at the Nairobi office.

Applications received later than the deadline will not be considered.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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