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Vacancy Notice No: EMRO/12/TASR1
Title: Communications Officer
Contract type: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Duration of contract: Temporary appointment for six months
Republished (Currently accepting applications)
Duty Station: Cairo, Egypt
Organization unit: EMRO Eastern Mediterranian Regional Office (EM/RGO) /
EM/ARD Assistant Regional Director (EM/ARD)
EHA/ARD Emergency and Humanitarian Action
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
To collect, analyse and disseminate relevant information related to emergency preparedness and response from and to stakeholders within WHO, United Nations agencies, governments and nongovernmental organizations. The information will have to contribute to appropriate decision-making, project planning and programme design, monitoring and evaluation, advocacy, public information and resource mobilization of emergency preparedness and humanitarian action.
Description of duties:
To promote WHO achievements and results in crises, building contacts with the press/media and networking opportunities and to support broadcast media and journalists in promoting a better and increased understanding of Health Action in Crises in emergency situations.
Summary of Assigned Duties:
Under the direct supervision of the Regional Adviser, Emergency and Humanitarian Action, the incumbent will perform the following duties:
- Collect and analyse information, develop communications, reports, advocacy materials and other information products, and elaborate and disseminate appropriate messaging to ensure country offices, media and partners clearly understand WHO's role in preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies and crises.
- Provide web communications support, coordinate and maintain the emergency and humanitarian action programme web pages, develop content for the Regional Office home page, identify opportunities for and develop use of social media, and provide related training, in collaboration with Media and Communications and Editorial Graphics and Publishing Support teams.
- Support country offices in compiling and disseminating public information and technical guidance following an emergency in both acute and post-acute phases, and in drafting/editing of donor proposals, interim and final narrative reports.
- Contribute to the development and implementation of WHO's crisis communication strategy, in collaboration with Media and Communications and other units, for communications and advocacy, including visibility of health and WHO, in the event of an emergency.
- Contribute to the development of a training package for WHO country and emergency staff to improve skills and knowledge on communications.
- Liaise with WHO headquarters and humanitarian partners in the Region to ensure a common approach to communications products and services.
- Support the collection, analysis and verification of emergency and health data and facilitate dissemination to other units.
Essential: University degree in social science or international relations or communication or journalism.
1) Communicating in a credible and effective way
2) Producing results
3) Moving forward in a changing environment
4) Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
5) Fostering integration and teamwork
Functional Skills and Knowledge:
Demonstrated capacity in writing and editing communication and advocacy products related to health and human development.
Strong interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence, gender sensitivity and understanding of cultural diversity issues.
Demonstrated ability to work in a team with a capacity to work under pressure and with a high degree of independence.
Essential: At least two years of relevant experience in communication and advocacy, preferably related to humanitarian issues.
Desirable: Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing communications strategies aimed at reaching multiple stakeholders. Proven experience as media officer and spokesperson, preferably for international agencies or NGOs.
Excellent knowledge of English. Good knowledge of Arabic or French is an asset.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US$46,669 at single rate
US$49756 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 40.1 % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.
Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted.
WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
AJS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS AND AJS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.
SOME EMPLOYERS MAY ACKNOWLEDGE RECEIPT OF YOUR APPLICATION.