Communication and Media Outreach Analyst NOA – UAE Nationals Only , WFP , Dubai

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Global hunger has reached alarming levels in 2022, and WFP, Nobel Peace Prize winner (2020), remains dedicated and committed to addressing this global food crisis. To enhance the efficiency and impact of our global initiatives, WFP is relocating key corporate functions within procurement and supply chain from its headquarters (Rome, Italy) to the UAE, Dubai. The UAE, chosen for its strategic location, stability, advanced infrastructure, markets, expertise, and innovation, is hosting the newly established Global Supply Chain Support Center. Six national Emirati positions, integral to this initiative, are part of WFP’s innovative Humanitarian Leaders Programme.


The Humanitarian Leaders Programme

The Humanitarian Leaders Programme is a dedicated investment in nurturing young Emirati talent, aiming to develop future humanitarian responders and leaders. This programme offers high-potential Emirati professionals a unique opportunity to accelerate their career growth, aligning with the UAE government’s priorities. It also serves as a platform for Emirati talents to familiarize themselves with the UN system and become future humanitarian leaders. For WFP, this programme is a chance to leverage the talent, knowledge, and cutting-edge practices developed in the UAE, particularly in areas crucial to WFP, such as sustainability, innovation, AI, and digitization.


JOB TITLE: Communication and Media Outreach Analyst



REPORTING TO: Head of Communication, WFP GCC Office

Job Summary:

The Communication and Media Outreach Analyst position is part of the Communication team of the GCC WFP Office based in Dubai. The position holder will report to the Head of Communication and will support the development and implementation of the communication strategy for the Global Supply Chain Support Centre. The role will involve delivering a range of communication activities, conducting research and analysis, and effectively prioritizing communication tasks while operating with minimal supervision.


1. Contribute to the development and implementation of Communication Strategies to enhance the visibility and reputation of the Global Humanitarian Response Centre.
2. Tailor communication plans to promote the Centre’s mission of supporting WFP’s and partners’ humanitarian responses, ensuring alignment with WFP’s broader communication and fundraising strategies.
3. Create compelling communication content that showcases the centre’s critical role in global humanitarian response and its innovative approaches highlighting success stories, partnerships, and impact achieved.
4. Monitor and analyse traditional and social media to inform the development and/or evaluation of communication activities and strategies.
5. Ensure effective dissemination of content through various channels including traditional media, social media platforms, newsletters, and targeted outreach to stakeholders.
6. Contribute to building and maintaining strong relationships with local, regional, and international media outlets to secure accurate and positive coverage of the Centre’s activities.
7. Support with preparation of interviews, talking points when spokesperson needs to respond to media inquiries, interviews, and press briefings, ensuring consistent messaging and alignment with organizational goals.
8. Assist in coordinating media visits, press conferences, and other events to showcase the Centre’s initiatives and achievements.
9. Collate communication and media outreach data and contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reports.
10. Any other duty as required.


• Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, International Relations, or related field. Advanced degree preferred.
• Bilingual, proficiency in Arabic and English.
• Good communication skills.
• Graphic design, video editing softwares knowledge is an advantage.
• Driven and motivated by WFP’s mandate, showcasing a commitment to humanitarian goals. Strong work ethic, and genuine willingness to contribute to advancing global food security.
• Readiness to travel across GCC and to some locations where WFP operates.
• Minimum of 1-year post-graduate experience, ideally in a communication, public relations, journalism position.
• Excellent people skills, a proven team approach.
• The ability to thrive in multicultural environments, and a curious mindset geared towards analytical thinking and innovation.
• Track record of achieving tangible and measurable results in previous roles with an ability to set and meet ambitious targets aligned with organizational objectives.
• Only UAE Nationals are eligible to apply for this position.


All WFP Employees are expected to demonstrate the competencies and standards of behaviour aligned with our core values and defined in the WFP LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK, namely:
– Leading by example with integrity,
– Driving results and delivering on commitments,
– Fostering inclusive and collaborative teamwork,
– Applying strategic thinking,
– Building and maintaining sustainable partnerships.


What We Offer:

Join the Global Humanitarian Response Centre and enjoy a comprehensive benefits package designed to support your personal and professional well-being:

Competitive UN Salary Scale: Benefit from a rewarding salary structure, providing financial stability.
Generous Leave Entitlements:

  • Annual Leave: Earn 2.5 days per month, allowing you ample time to recharge and pursue personal interests.
  • Paid Sick Leave, Parental Leave, Family Leave ensuring you can take the necessary time to recover and take care of your family without financial worry.

Comprehensive Medical Insurance: Access quality healthcare coverage for yourself and recognized dependents, promoting health and wellbeing.
Professional Development: Engage in continuous learning and career advancement opportunities within the UN framework, enhancing your skills and expertise.
Work-Life Balance: Benefit from a supportive environment allowing you to maintain a healthy balance between work and personal life.
Global Impact: Contribute to meaningful humanitarian work that makes a difference worldwide, providing a profound sense of purpose and fulfillment.
Diverse and Inclusive Workplace: Join a multicultural team that values diversity, inclusivity, and collaboration, fostering a supportive professional environment.
Networking Opportunities: Build connections with professionals and organizations globally, expanding your professional network and influence.


26 July 2024.


Join WFP UAE’s journey to make a difference in global hunger and contribute to the organization’s impactful initiatives. Be part of the Humanitarian Leaders Programme and shape the future of the Humanitarian & Development sector. Apply now and be a catalyst for positive change.


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WORK HOURS: 8 Hours a Day

Dubai, United Arab Emirates