Deadline: 29 May 2016
World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Communications Officer in Copenhagen, Denmark. The duration of this post is 1 year.
The Communications Officer will be responsible for the development, functioning and sustainability of the EURO web site, the EURO intranet and various social media channels.
The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations’ system.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Communications Officer will perform the following functions-
- Respond to media queries on a daily basis.
- Proactively conduct media outreach and contribute to the media promotion of WHO/EURO work, major events and activities (RCs, ministerial meetings, campaigns, etc.) through media targeting, list-building, pitching news items.
- Strategically target journalists to establish and maintain a network of these selected media contacts in WHO European Member States to promote the work of WHO/EURO.
- Write, edit and produce press materials (press releases, fact sheets, statements, news features, etc.,) as appropriate. Ensure brand standards are adhered to and integrated into WHO/EURO media products.
- Arrange interviews and organize press conferences/briefings for major corporate events as required.
- Support technical divisions and other COM staff in responding to press queries, interviews/information requests by developing talking points, FAQs, etc.
- Coordinate the development of FAQs and media products among divisions.
- Develop and maintain EURO’s corporate media list and disseminate EURO press materials.
- Conduct regular media monitoring and monitor EURO press box. Analyze media reports and propose responses where needed. As required, provide media support during outbreaks or other emergencies in WHO/EURO Region.
- Contribute to communications surge capacity and work as part of the global WHO emergency communications team during humanitarian or public health emergencies and be deployed to the field as needed. Perform other tasks as requested by the supervisors.
Applicants must have-
- University degree in public relations, political sciences, communications, journalism or related discipline.
- Advanced degree (at the level of Master of Science) in the above.
- At least 5 years professional experience in the area of communications and/or press relations.
- Experience at the international level.
- Working experience within the World Health Organization or UN.
- Knowledge of the technicalities involved in the area (communications; public relations; journalism, etc.)
- Computer and IT skills (including on use of internet and the design of web pages) as per the requirements derived from the lines of responsibility described above.
- Very good command of the English language (advanced level) and working knowledge (intermediate level) of WHO or EURO official language (Russian, French, Chinese, Arabic, Spanish or German).
- Knowledge of other European languages would be an asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit WHO.