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
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.
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
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit WHO.