Communication Analyst (Video)

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  • Added Date: Friday, 23 September 2022
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The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is an international financial institution and a specialized United Nations agency dedicated to eradicating rural poverty and hunger. It does so by investing in rural people. IFAD finances programmes and projects that increase agricultural productivity and raise rural incomes, and advocates at the local, national and international level for policies that contribute to rural transformation.ย 

The External Relations and Governance (ERG) department, comprising the Communications Division (COM), Global Engagement Partnership and Resource Mobilization Division (GPR) , and the Office of the Secretary (SEC) is formed to strengthen and streamline IFADโ€™s global policy engagement, multilateral relations, SSTC, communications, and governance policies and procedures functions to increase IFADโ€™S operational efficiency and effectiveness.ย 

The Communications Division (COM) leads implementation of IFAD's Communication Strategy and acts variously as facilitator, partner and leader with regards to delivery of IFAD's internal and external communication work. COM is a strategic partner for IFAD departments, divisions, offices and units in Rome and across the globe. The division has a team of expert staff in media relations, video production, writing, publishing, web and other digital media, graphic design, visual identity, brand management, internal communication and events management to meet IFAD's communication priorities.

IFADโ€™s video and broadcasting unit is responsible for the creation and delivery of high-quality video content for use on IFADโ€™s corporate website and social media platforms, for sharing with broadcasters, news outlets and partners, and for raising visibility at events.ย 

The Communication Analyst (Video Production) works under the direct supervision of Senior Communications Officer, Global Ourtreach.ย 

Job Role ย 

The Communication Analyst (Video Production) is responsible for ongoing maintenance of IFADโ€™s video infrastructure and supports the creation and delivery of high-quality video products for both external and internal audiences.

Key Functions and Results ย 

1.ย ย ย ย CONTENT CREATION: ย The Communication Analyst (Video Production) will

Provide technical expertise, make recommendations and advise on the creation of IFAD video productions, determining budget needs, scheduling and deliveryย ย requirements. Conceptualize, script and edit social media videos, video news releases and stories using available materials or shooting original footage and for a variety of audiences. Provide expert advice concerning video productions for internal and external audiences, campaigns, workshops and events, liaising with relevant IFAD staff. Liaise with and provide guidance to external video producers, camera operators, editors and suppliers, identifying and recommending appropriate video and audio materials, systems and/or approaches to video production.

2.ย ย ย ย TECHNICAL SUPPORT: The Communication Analyst (Video Production) willย 

Operate and maintain IFADโ€™s video production infrastructure, which may include but is not limited to, camera equipment, non-linear editing systems, digital archiving systems, ancillary sound and video recording equipment, teleprompters, microphones, and editing and graphics software as well as studio lighting, mounts and rigs. Serve as IFADโ€™s camera operator and sound recordist, recording senior managersโ€™ statements, messages, interviews, as well as footage at live events. Serve as IFADโ€™s video technical specialist, providing expert advice for live events, such as the IFAD Governing Council, and working with production teams to deliver the highest technical quality. Schedule, record and edit audio recordings such as podcasts and narrations. Maintain IFADโ€™s video archives, regularly backing-up systems and creating highlights reels. Work alongside concerned divisions to ensure all video recordings of IFADโ€™s President and other senior managers are of a professional standard, including appropriate backdrops, lighting and framing.ย  Maintain, update and make recommendations to improve performance of IFADโ€™s YouTube channel (IFADTV). Participate in team meetings and contribute to the development of communications strategies that incorporate video and audio materials, including applications for television, video, internet and multimedia. Other duties as required.


Is accountable for integrity, transparency, and equity in the personal use of assigned IFAD resources, including equipment, supplies and, as applicable, staff supervised.

Key Performance Indicators ย 

The work requires analysis of current trends. While the type of analysis and decision making varies, typical examples include: interpreting a body of rules, regulations and precedents to determine new communication opportunities.

Communication Analyst positions have access to advice and on-the-job training from more senior officers.ย ย  ย 

Working Relationships ย 

The work relationships of Communication Analysts involve close interaction with team members, and staff throughout the Fund. This requires skills in building constructive, effective relationships. External contacts are predominantly with current and prospective partners and relevant stakeholders.

Job Profile Requirements ย 

Organizational Competencies:

Level 1:

Building relationships and partnerships - Builds and maintains effective working relationships Communicating and negotiating - Communicates effectively; creates understanding between self and others Demonstrating leadership - Personal leadership and attitude to change Focusing on clients - Focuses on clients Learning, sharing knowledge and innovating - Continuously seeks to learn, shares knowledge & innovates Managing performance and developing staff - Managing time, resources and information - Manages own time, information and resources effectively Problem-solving and decision-making - Demonstrates sound problem-solving and decision-making ability Strategic thinking and organizational development - Personal influence Team working - Contributes effectively to the team


Level - Advanced university degree from an accredited institution listed onย in a job related field (*).ย The advanced university degree may be substituted by a first university degree and at least four (4) additional years of relevant professional experience over and above the minimum number of years of experience as stipulated below.ย 

(*) Note:ย  For internal candidates, this requirement will be assessed in line with the provisions set forth in the IFADโ€™s Human Resources Implementing Procedures.

Areas - ย Communications, Journalism or other relevant discipline


At least four (2) years' progressively responsible professional experience in advertising, television news or current affairs programming with direct responsibility for video/audio equipment operation, editing and output. ย  Position-specific experience: Ability to write scriptsย 


English (4 - Excellent) Desirable: working knowledge of another official language (Arabic, French, Spanish)ย 


Advocacy: Ability to leverage IFAD knowledge and/or communication materials to maintain and promote constructive dialogue around IFAD`s vision and strategic priorities to external actors Communication strategy: Expertise in communication and outreach strategies and theories IFAD governance & mandate: In depth knowledge of IFAD`s governance structure, mandate, strategic priorities and technical work Specialized communication skills: Technical know-how relevant to the specific communication role considered (e.g. communication planning, building and maintaining media relations, video production, publishing, web and other digital media, graphic design, visual identity, brand management, internal communication and events management) Verbal communication: Ability to use verbal communication as a main tool in profession; clear, succinct and convincing verbal communication; highly professional, balanced and diplomatic language Written communication: Ability to use written communication as a main tool in profession, including for speech writing; clear, succinct and convincing written communication; highly professional, balanced and diplomatic language Project coordination: Identification of key-priorities, ability to work with others, coordinate and structure work to meet deadlines and adjustment of workplan/resource allocation when needed, identification and management of project-related risks Risk management (e.g. reputational): Identification and assessment of potential liabilities and risks in IFAD's activities, particularly vis-ร -vis third parties; ability to handle risks via contingency and mitigation strategies

Other Information ย 

Applicants should note that IFAD staff members are international civil servants subject to the authority of the President of IFAD. In accordance with IFAD's Human Resources Policy, the President can decide to assign them to any of the activities of the Fund. All International Professional staff members are required to be geographically mobile and positions in the professional category are subject to changes in location at any time in line with strategic priorities and reform initiatives in IFAD.

IFAD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of ethnic, social or political background, colour, nationality, religion, age, gender, disability, marital status, family size or sexual orientation.

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In the interest of making most cost-effective use of funds and resources, we are only able to respond to applicants who are short-listed for interview. Candidates who do not receive any feedback within three months should consider their application unsuccessful.

Candidates may be required to take a written test and to deliver a presentation as well as participate in interviews

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