Deadline: 30 June 2021
World Health Organisations (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Country Communications Officer in Nairobi, Kenya. 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 Country Communications Officer will perform the following functions:
- Coordinate and respond to the external communications needs of Anglophone country offices in the WHO African region.
- Provide training and coaching to Anglophone country offices with the aim of building the capacities of country offices in external communications in the WHO African region.
- Work with country offices and regional clusters to identify subjects of interest to develop and showcase WHO’s work at country and regional level.
- Support country offices by providing templates for key communications materials such as press releases, media advisories, talking points, and other materials on WHO events, products and issue.
- Write press releases, impact stories, social media tweets and other communications materials on important events at the country level for dissemination on both country and regional websites.
- Organize photographic and video shoots, interviews and filming opportunities to support high-visibility of WHO achievements for dissemination on social media platforms and regional and country websites.
- Support country offices when the Regional Director conducts an official country visit and promote the highlights of the mission.
- Support country offices to develop engaging content for their country websites.
- Support the regional office to keep its website regularly updated.
Applicants must have:
- University Degree in communications, social sciences, journalism, public health, international relations or related field from an accredited/recognized institute.
- Course in communication techniques such as graphic design, visual language and in the use of social media and in photography and videography.
- At least 5 year’s related experience, at the regional and international level, in communications.
- Proven experience in writing a range of communication products.
- Prior working experience with WHO/UN or with an international nongovernmental organization.
- Experience working for a media outlet, international organization, photography, videography and editing of video footage.
- Proven skills in the development and implementation of communication/media products and tactics.
- Excellent interpersonal skills complemented by the ability to conceptualize ideas.
- Excellent presentation skills.
- Expert knowledge of English.
- Intermediate knowledge of French.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit applications through online process.
For more information, visit WHO.