Deadline: 10 December 2018
World Health Organisation (WHO) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Risk Communications Officer in Copenhagen, Denmark. The duration of this post is 12 months.
The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Risk Communications Officer will perform following functions-
- Implement the ERC five-step capacity building package.
- Train and prepare country-level counterparts for emergency risk communication.
- Participate in ERC and technical country missions under IHR to evaluate and build risk communications capacity.
- Support national authorities to convene stakeholders and co-develop a national risk communication strategy and plan.
- Underpin the national assessment of risk communication capacity and oversee the running of simulation exercises to test and improve the national capacity.
- Represent ERC within the IHR Monitoring and Evaluation Framework.
- Liaise with affected country office(s) providing support to ERC needs.
Applicants must have:
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- University degree in social sciences, behavioral sciences, development sciences, communications or public health from an accredited/recognized institute.
- Training in public health, health education, health communication, or health promotion.
- At least 5 years of ERC related experience, at the national and international levels, part of which working in disease outbreaks or health emergencies.
- Proven experience in ERC capacity building.
- Proven experience in the development and implementation of risk communications strategies and plans.
- Experience with behavioural change communications, social marketing or anthropology.
- Prior working experience with WHO, the UN, health cluster partners, recognized humanitarian organizations or other international organizations, including at country level.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
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For more information, please visit WHO.