Deadline: 6 June 2023
World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Finance Assistant in Kampala, Uganda. The duration of this post is 12 months.
The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Finance Assistant will perform the following functions:
- Develop and implement communications strategies and plans which include a timeline of key communications products.
- Identify subjects/stories of interest pertaining to WHO efforts at the country or regional level to develop communications products such as feature stories, press releases and social media posts.
- Work together with WHO Country Office and the Regional Communications Team to conceptualize a set of new advocacy documents to inform stakeholders and the public about WHO’s work; co-develop, as relevant, high quality media tools, including audio-visual, photographic and printed materials, television and radio programmes, multimedia presentations, social media, videos and press releases, bulletins etc., to promote WHO’s and Donor’s visibility, achievements and success stories.
- Liaise with the press/media to advocate and disseminate information on WHO work as well as relevant events such as WHO campaigns, meetings, and other events. Organize interviews and filming and video documentation opportunities to support high visibility of WHO achievements through television, radio and newspapers, etc.
- Manage the development and maintenance of content for the country website and social media platforms, in compliance with guidelines and standards used throughout the Organization, to ensure consistency of approach. Critically review and improve contents.
- Prepare communication and advocacy products and statements to be used by the External Relations and Management team in convincing and encouraging donors to rapidly fund the overall health sector response to affected populations.
Applicants must have:
- First university degree in communication, journalism, political science or international relations or related field from an accredited/recognized institute.
- Formal qualification in public health;
- Courses in communication techniques such as graphic design, visual language and in the use of social media.
- Training in risk communication is an asset.
- At least 2 years of professional work experience at the national and international level, in external communications.
- Proven experience in writing engaging communications materials.
- Experience in using graphic design and video editing tools as well as global email drafting tools (Adobe Premiere Pro, CANVAPro, Populo, mailchim).
- Prior working experience with WHO/UN or with an international nongovernmental organization; experience in organizing advocacy campaigns and experience in managing publishing processes.
- Proven experience in writing advocacy documents.
- Proven experience in taking photographs or filming video which are of professional quality.
- Expert knowledge of English.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit WHO.