Deadline: 22 June 2020
World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Communications Officer in Beirut, Lebanon. The duration of this post is 1 year.
The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Communications Officer will perform the following functions:
- Identify subjects of interest communication activities and products pertaining to the emergency preparedness and response efforts at the country level.
- Design communication materials and tools and ensure the rapid and timely dissemination of information to all partners, through traditional and social media channels.
- Support the development of content for emergency-related advocacy tools, in line with established WHO guidelines and standards used throughout the Organization, to ensure consistency of approach.
- Review and propose content and liaise with the web teams at all levels on the appropriate channels for and presentation of materials and messaging.
- Participate in the production, 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, etc., to highlight WHO’s visibility, achievements and success stories.
- Work closely with the other country and regional/HQ Communication Officers, if any, in identifying with the press/media to disseminate information on emergency prevention, preparedness, recovery and response strategies and efforts.
- Support the planning of interviews and filming opportunities to support high-visibility of WHO achievements through television, radio and newspapers, etc.
- Participate in the development of communication products to be used by the Country Office to advocate for support from Donors and other Stakeholders to respond to country office needs.
Applicants must have:
- University Degree in communication, journalism, political science, social sciences, international relations.
- Courses in communication techniques such as graphic design, visual language and the use of social media.
- 2 year’s of relevant experience in communication and/or advocacy.
- Proven experience in writing advocacy documents and in the production of communication materials and products.
- Experience supporting humanitarian emergency or health outbreak response and recovery activities.
- Prior working experience with WHO/UN or with an international nongovernmental organization.
- Experience in organizing advocacy campaigns.
- Ability to write well in English and produce engaging communication materials.
- Proven skills in the development and implementation of communication/media products and tactics.
- Excellent interpersonal skills complemented by the ability to conceptualize ideas and advocate consensus.
- Expert knowledge of English and Arabic.
- Intermediate knowledge of French.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit WHO.