Deadline: 16 September 2021
World Health Organisations (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Communication Officer in Brazzaville, Congo. The duration of this post is 2 years.
The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Communication Officer will perform the following functions:
- Develop, propose, implement and evaluate proactive coherent regional communications strategies to promote and advocate to increase the awareness of the Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) goals, work and achievements.
- Provide expertise on effective media strategies and implement proactive communications with media building long-term relationships in close coordination with WHE EXR in HQ.
- Systematically ensure awareness coverage of WHE work and achievements, developing and disseminating technical and non-technical articles and success stories and drafting responses to articles as relevant.
- Coordinate media events, information briefings and other international events.
- Liaise with communications project manager to strategically disseminate information, in coordination with WHE/ HQ.
- Provide guidance and support to Regional and Country Offices teams in building communications capacity, developing communication strategies and ensuring their implementation.
Applicants must have:
- Master’s Degree in journalism, communications, international relations, political or social science, or related field from a recognized University.
- Studies or Degree in public health.
- At least 7 year’s experience as a journalist, including television, radio and/or print, at national or international level, or spokesperson in a large non-governmental or international organization involving information and communications projects and/or strategies on health subjects.
- Experience in planning, implementing and evaluating information and communications projects/strategies, speech or campaign writing, elaboration of brochures, pamphlets and documentaries (written, film or others).
- Experience in developing escalation protocols for managing communication crises.
- Demonstrate writing and editing skills, with an ability to communicate effectively.
- Expert knowledge of English.
- Intermediate knowledge of French.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit applications through online process.
For more information, visit WHO.