Deadline: 9 October 2019
World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of National Professional Officer (Communications Officer) in Sana’a,Yemen. The duration of this post is 6 months.
The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
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The National Professional Officer (Communications Officer) will perform the following functions:
- Identify subjects of interest to contribute to the development of media and communications related activities, finalise communications ensuring reflecting the health situation and WHO’s work in an effective manner.
- Draft regular newsletter/ situation report to partners, donor reports, talking points, web and feature stories/messages, and updates where appropriate to support the WCO’s projects, showing human face of crisis, including profiles of WHO staff and health care professionals.
- Coordinate the production and proper dissemination of WCO publication material as audio-visual, photographic and printed materials, multimedia presentations, videos and press releases, etc. , liaise with printers and other suppliers.
- Participate in establishing and maintaining a network of contacts in the press/media world to ensure the dissemination of information on emergency response and relief efforts; arrange for interviews and filming opportunities to support high-visibility of WHO humanitarian work through television, radio and newspapers exposure; provide support to broadcast media and journalists and facilitate their access to related information, as appropriate.
- Update WCO’s websites, Facebook and Twitter accounts on the basis of guidelines and standards used throughout the Organization to ensure consistency of approach; liaise with EMRO and HQ to ensure maximum visibility on global and regional social media channels.
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Applicants must have:
- University degree in journalism, communications, arts, international relations or social science.
- Studies or experience-based knowledge of communications techniques and media relations, particularly in an emergency setting as well as studies or a good understanding of humanitarian actions or equivalent in academic and professional experience.
- At least 1 year experience as a journalist or in a media organization (television, radio and/or print), or in the organization involved in information and communications projects and/or tactics related to humanitarian crises and response relief interventions.
- Experience in planning and implementing media and communications projects tactics, humanitarian projects including the development of audio and visual materials and tools.
- Experience in similar positions in the UN or NGOs.
- Proven skills in the development and implementation of communications/media products and tactics, including relations with the press and media. Excellent interpersonal skills complemented by the ability to conceptualize ideas and promote consensus.
- Knowledge or sound understanding of the impact of emergencies and crises on social and economic development, and its burden on populations.
- Excellent presentation skills with proven ability to write in English in a clear and concise manner.
- Expert knowledge of English.
- Expert knowledge of Arabic.
- Nationality of Yemen.
How to Apply
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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit WHO.
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