Deadline: 23 July 2022
World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Communications Officer in Geneva, Switzerland. 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 Communications Officer will perform the following functions:
- Leads planning and implementation of communications around report launches, new technical guidance, corporate events and public health advocacy campaigns for assigned portfolios.
- Develops narrative and key messages for internal and external stakeholders.
- Produces and commissions communications products (including news releases and op-eds; web features, Q+As and other materials; videos and social media assets; campaign web pages) to promote WHO’s work and convey important public health messaging.
- Working closely with the media team, planning media events, providing spokesperson briefings, arranging interviews when required, and ensuring that media enquiries receive timely and accurate responses.
- Partners with other Units and Teams across the Department of Communications to ensure alignment, timeliness, quality and innovative approaches to communications products.
- Performs all other related duties as required.
Applicants must have:
- An advanced level university degree in communications, journalism or related field.
- Knowledge of public health and international relations.
- Minimum 7 years experience in communications or journalism;
- Demonstrated experience in health communications;
- Significant experience in developing and implementing communications content and strategies;
- Experience producing content for radio/TV broadcasting and the web, including photos, videos and social media.
- Experience working with WHO or other UN Agencies.
- Sound news and features writing skills.
- Proven ability to project manage, multi-task, prioritize, research and write to short deadlines.
- Sound advocacy skills complemented by the ability to plan and evaluate situations and propose innovative communications options.
- Experience in the pharmaceutical field and access to medicines issues.
- Expert knowledge of English.
- Intermediate knowledge of official WHO languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish).
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit WHO.