Deadline: 20 November 2019
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-
- Develop and implement a communications strategy for the Special Programme, encompassing internal and external communications, using the range of modern and traditional tools and channels.
- Advocate for TDR and support TDR staff in their efforts for advocacy and fund raising in alignment with WHO communications approach.
- Develop and implement communications initiatives for the Special Programme, working in close collaboration with TDR staff and WHO Communications Department.
- Promote WHO messages, communications activities and interests to senior internal and external partners.
- Conduct departmental communications meetings to facilitate planning for upcoming communications activities and events.
- Monitor and evaluate the impact of TDR’s communications activities in order to improve them.
- Perform all other related duties as assigned.
- Report on TDR communications achievements on an annual basis.
Applicants must have:
- University Degree (Master’s level or above) in communications, journalism, media, public health and/or related field.
- 7 years experience in the field of health and science communications, some of which gained at an international level.
- Demonstrated experience working in low and middle-income countries, as well as some experience in communications to support stakeholder’s engagement and research uptake.
- Demonstrated ability in working with all forms of media in all situations.
- Proven skills in the development and implementation of communication/media products and tactics.
- Knowledge or understanding of WHO mandate and goals in the emergency incident management context.
- Knowledge of public health sector and issues.
- Expert knowledge of English.
- Intermediate knowledge of French.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit WHO.