Communications Officer at WHO, Copenhagen, Denmark


Deadline: 1 May 2019

World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Communications Officer in Copenhagen, Denmark. The duration of this post is 5 months.

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The Communications Officer will develop and implement WHO Europe’s communication activities related to the Division of Health Systems and Public Health Division.

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:

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  • Develop communications plans for programmes, key products and events of the Division which promotes the technical soundness and maximizes the impact of key messages.
  • Ensure news about the Division’s activities is disseminated in a timely fashion to target audiences via a suitable mix of innovative communications tools across a diversity of platforms/media, including the website and newsletter.
  • Conceptualize and coordinate the production of strong visuals – images, graphics, films – to aid in storytelling for the Division.
  • Coordinate communications for events and campaigns (WHO/Europe visibility) – developing and implementing a full communications strategy for each event for the full palette of communications channels.
  • Facilitate visibility by ensuring that communications cross-link with all relevant areas, programmes and Divisions in-house, and include relevant external stakeholders.
  • Synergize communication for the Division strategically with WHO HQ, and key partners.
  • Coordinate and provide advice to programme managers of the Division on how to maximize communications output for their key priorities.
  • Build communications capacity and improving the understanding of technical areas through training of staff and media.
  • Support the overarching communications objectives of the organization related to SDGs, Health 2020 and the corporate communications plan for WHO/Europe.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • University degree (Bachelor’s level) in communications, journalism, marketing, social sciences or a related field.
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in the area of strategic communications, including experience at the international level. Experience with communications in the domain of public health.
  • Demonstrated core communication skills in advocacy, consensus building, strategic communications, and related fields.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the WHO and the UN.Excellent computer and multimedia skills.
  • Expert knowledge of English.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WHO.