Deadline: 30 June 2021
World Health Organisations (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Communications Officer in Manila, Philippines. 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 Job Responsibilities
The Communications Officer will perform the following functions:
- Develop and implement communications strategies on WHO’s work on emergencies in the Region, in line with the C4H approach.
- Develop and measure outputs, outcomes and impact of strategic communications products such as material for the website, reports and digital content to support advocacy and resource mobilization.
- Provide support to WHO country offices and Member States across the Region, including capacity building for the development, implementation and evaluation of strategic communications on outbreaks and other emergencies.
- Advise on, craft and evaluate traditional media content and activities including talking points, Q&As, media releases and press conferences, and foster good relationships with key journalists (e.g. enabling timely and accurate responses to inquiries), so that WHO is the “go to” source for information on health emergencies in the Region.
- Advise on, craft and evaluate social media content on emerging diseases and public health emergencies in the Western Pacific.
- Organize and evaluate strategic dissemination to various stakeholders of information on WHO’s work and achievements in relation to emergencies in the Region.
- Coordination with the Region’s External Relations and Partnerships Unit, provide support to resource mobilization efforts for WHO’s work on emergencies in the Western Pacific Region.
Applicants must have:
- University Degree in communications, journalism, international relations, global studies, political science, history, social science, public health or a related field from a recognized university.
- Advanced University Degree in a relevant field.
- At least 5 year’s experience at national including international exposure in communications, external relations, community engagement and/or measurement, evaluation and learning.
- Experience in developing, implementing and evaluating communications strategies, including digital platforms (social media, web).
Experience of working on outbreaks and public health emergencies.
- Experience in the UN system, preferably with WHO.
- Knowledge of/experience of working in countries and areas of the WHO Western Pacific Region.
- Experience of working on large projects/programmes with a range of stakeholders.
- Ability to communicate effectively, including demonstrated skills in writing and editing.
- Knowledge of WHO’s mandate and goals, including in relation to health emergencies.
- Proven ability to multi-task, prioritize, research and write within short deadlines.
- Sound analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills, including proposing and executing innovating solutions.
- Skill in measuring and evaluating communications activities and applying learning to future activities.
- Expert knowledge of written and spoken English.
- Intermediate knowledge of Any UN language.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit applications through online process.
For more information, visit WHO.