Deadline: 14 July 2021
World Health Organisations (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Communications Officer in Geneva, Switzerland. The duration of this post is 24 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, implement and continually update a communications strategy for the Special Programme, encompassing internal and external communication, using a broad range of tools and channels.
- Develop and implement a limited number of communications initiatives for the Special Programme, including at international conferences and symposia, working in close collaboration with senior staff, the departmental Communications group, and the WHO Communications Department.
- Promote HRP evidence, and sexual and reproductive health and rights guidance to senior internal and external partners, including with WHO country offices.
- Convene and chair communications meetings with the WHO Communications Department to plan for joint communications activities and events.
- Develop communications and publication policies for the Department and HRP Special Programme, in consultation with staff and management, and the WHO Communications Department.
- Monitor and evaluate the impact of HRP’s communications activities in order to improve them.
- Report on communications achievements on an annual basis in line with the ToC monitoring plan.
Applicants must have:
- Advanced University Degree in communications, media, international development, languages, or another field relevant for this position
- Post-graduate Degree in international relations or public health.
- At least 7 year’s experience in communications in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights, or a related public health field, including at the national and international levels.
- Direct experience with managing corporate communications campaigns using social media in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights.
- Experience in a United Nations agency or Programme, or international organization.
- Proven ability to develop and implement communications or advocacy initiatives, using appropriate tools and channels and to achieve results in a global, multicultural, multinational and decentralized organization.
- Ability to create and motivate networks of people across a range of communications-related disciplines.
- Expert knowledge of English.
- Intermediate knowledge of Other UN Language.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit applications through online process.
For more information, visit WHO.