Communication & Public Relations Officer

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Continuously update and implement FAO Balochistan communication strategy (including corporate style, carriers and modes of communication per target category) for AusABBA, based on the generic corporate FAOR Islamabad communication strategy;
  • Develop, share and implement annual work plans for communication with donors and other target audiences, including templates and provide staff training;
  • Be responsible for media coverage, dissemination and follow up activities on a range of events of the FAO Balochistan programmes such as Agriculture Conferences, workshops, farmer’s field days, farmer field schools, wool days and other meetings;
  • Liaise and cooperate with FAOR Islamabad communication staff;
  • Clear all drafts for use on any communication channels with immediate supervisor and Communication Officer in Islamabad
  • Arrange and catalogue photographs from the field and take photographs as and when required.
    Gather success stories from FAO projects and provide drafts with photos to Islamabad office for finalization
  • Pitch material regularly to Communication Officer in Islamabad for FAO Corporate communication channels
  • Train staff for articles/report writing; use of social media including what’s app and upload materials for the FAO corporate website;
  • Communication on AusABBA achievements (including development / writing success stories) for Farmers, Policy makers, Companies, UN agencies, NGOs, Donors (through written, social media, video and other channels etc.);
  • Develop reports, press releases, TV and radio, workshops, movies, monthly bulletins and more to disseminate project achievements in collaboration with subject matter specialists;
  • Support – from a communication point of view – 3 monthly, 6 monthly and annual reporting of the AusABBA, WEE and other programmes as well as the development of training manuals for trainers and farmers;
  • Liaise with communication staff of Government of Balochistan Line Departments and local journalists to cover and disseminate FAO (Balochistan) activities in the provincial and national media;
  • Perform any other duties assigned by Project Management and Islamabad office within the area of technical competence

Senior Irrigation and Drainage Specialist

The main aim of the FAO country offices, which are headed by an FAO Representative, is to assist governments to develop policies, programmes and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to help develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, and to use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable manner.

  • Assistance in the preparation of expression of interest notices;
  • Assistance in the preparation of evaluation criteria for short-listing of consulting firms, as well as for technical and financial proposals for each assignment;
  • Assistance in the short-listing of the consultants, preparation of evaluation reports, ranking etc. necessary for preparing a short-list;
  • Assistance in reviewing and finalization of Terms of Reference and request for proposal packages (RFPs) for consultancy services, in collaboration with the implementing agencies, SIDA/AWB, Irrigation and Power Department (IPD) and PCMU;
  • Assistance in checking overall performance of the consultants, carrying out field visits (together with other PMCA Team members) to see their work, supervision of construction contracts, ensuring quality of construction is maintained according to the specifications as included in the bidding documents and that the Project Implementation Consultants (PICs) perform construction supervision according to the designed schedule;
  • Collaboration with international Technical Specialist in Irrigation and Drainage (to be requested according to demand); and
  • Any other task related to irrigation and drainage issues requested by the PMCA TL.