Deadline: 21 April 2020
World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Communications Officers in Geneva, Switzerland. The duration of this post is 5 months.
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The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.
Key Job Responsibilities
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The Communications Officer will perform the following functions:
- Draft feature stories and other news products.
- Draft factsheets, Q+As, and other products for the corporate website.
- Copy editing:
- Edit WHO written material to ensure accuracy and conformity with WHO style and that the information is accurate and consistent, including the use of facts and figures.
- Fact checking:
- Ensure that public health information and content is accurate and current.
- Surge capacity:
- Provide communications surge capacity as needed in the case of public health emergencies or in other situations.
- Other duties as required.
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Applicants must have:
- University Degree in communications, journalism, public health, political or international relations or other field relevant to the position.
- At least 5 year’s experience working in communications or a communications-related field with a focus on researching, copy editing and fact checking written text against technical information and style — preferably in the field of public health.
- Demonstrable experience in editing and writing for a range of audiences.
- Proven experience researching and editing text under deadline pressure. Some experience in an international context.
- Expert knowledge of English.
- Intermediate knowledge of French.
- Intermediate knowledge of WHO language.
How to Apply
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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit WHO.
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