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FAO hiring English/Spanish Publications Coordinator

Rome, Italy, 05 February 2016

An intergovernmental organisation, the UN's Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has 194 Member Nations, two associate members and one member organization, the European Union. Its employees come from various cultural backgrounds and are experts in the multiple fields of activity FAO engages in. FAO’s staff capacity allows it to support improved governance inter alia, generate, develop and adapt existing tools and guidelines and provide targeted governance support as a resource to country and regional level FAO offices. Headquartered in Rome, Italy, FAO is present in over 130 countries.


The Consultant will work independently and collect information from the technical experts of internal divisions, and edit such information to make them reader friendly in both Spanish and English language. The incumbent will do all of this in support of the Chief of OCCP. More specifically, the consultant will:

  • Manage English and Spanish editions of FAO publications (downloadable and printed handbooks, information booklets, brochures, position papers and fact sheets), ensuring quality and consistency;

  • Provide expertise and guidance on publications and communication matters, acting as a focal point with communication officers in FAO divisions and field offices;

  • Act as a project manager managing relationships to facilitate cooperation and decision-making among different multicultural backgrounds and divisions;

  • Draft or edit FAO brochures and publications content and make sure they are written accurately, concisely and correctly (grammar), and comply with FAO standards (terminology and house style);

  • Advise on strategic product development and impact evaluation of FAO’s publications;

  • Identify technical publications for possible publication in other formats that may be more attractive to a wider general audience;

  • Provide editorial experience to ensure that publications are relevant and interesting to a target audience;

  • Follow the workflow of the English and Spanish editions of main publications in terms of quality and accuracy;

  • Cooperate with editors and graphic designers (internal and external to FAO);

  • Review the different publication texts in English and Spanish to ensure uniformity of style and terminology with FAO policy;

  • Make sure the publications are developed according to corporate policy on internal and external communications;

  • Perform other communication-related duties for the division when needed.

Duration: 6 months (renewable)

Submission Deadline: 15 February 2015

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