Deadline: 20 June 2016
World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Information Officer in Geneva, Switzerland. The duration of this post is 6 months.
The Information Officer will implement a communications strategy, design and write information products and support a management process for creation and dissemination of technical and other information products for the PED area of work.
The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Information Officer will perform the following functions-
- Develop and implement a publication strategy for PED, incorporating planning, design, preparation, editing, production and dissemination of PED technical information products.
- Manage interaction with internal partners including DCO, web team, HSE/ADGO and technical units inside and outside PED to ensure consistent, efficient, and high-quality outputs.
- Design, draft, edit, and manage production of specific information products, including advocacy materials.
- Plan and support the modernization of the Weekly Epidemiological Record (design, content and web accessibility).
- Ensure the quality of PED technical documents through developing processes, Standard operating procedures (SOPs), and an evaluation metric for quality monitoring.
- Develop new approaches for knowledge management and sharing related to epidemic and pandemic diseases.
- Alert Director PED of potential delays and upcoming deadlines, ensuring necessary support and identifying back-up solutions as required.
- Attend department meetings related to PED activities, anticipating and identifying potential communication needs and assisting with follow-up and development of additional guidance and advocacy materials.
- Develop indicators and monitor the impact of PED technical products, in collaboration with related groups and units.
- The incumbent may be requested by Senior Management to assume additional responsibilities including that of leading the team.
- The incumbent is expected to welcome opportunities to support multi-disciplinary, cross cutting approaches within the cluster and may be called upon to manage other projects as necessary.
Applicants must have-
- Master’s degree in journalism or communications or in political/social sciences.
- Training in communications, desirable.
- 7 years of progressively responsible professional experience in journalism, technical communications or public relations.
- Experience dealing with the communication aspects of complex international issues.
- Experience in designing, editing and writing information products for a wide range of audiences, preferably in health related matters.
- Experience in quality assurance and in the development of online knowledge sharing platforms.
- Experience in implementation of communications strategies to prepare for and respond to public health events, desirable.
- Experience at WHO and/or other UN Agencies are desirable.
- Expert knowledge of English.
- Intermediate knowledge of French, desirable.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit WHO.