Communication Officer


Marketing & Communications

Unspecified NGN Confidential
1 month ago

Job Summary


Job Description/Requirements


Under the supervision of the Communications Officerand guidance of the WR, the incumbent will perform the following duties: Conduct media relations inconsultation with supervisor, technical units and country office as appropriatethis involves proactively pitching stories about key public health issues andthe Organization's work, arranging interviews and responding to requests in anaccurate and timely manner;Monitor WHO's exposure intraditional and social media and produce a daily media monitoring report distributed to staff, including systematic monitoring of pick-up of stories WHO has pitched;Maintain and update the regional media list and profiles of key reporters;Assist with planning and staging news conferences, campaign and advocacy events;Draft, coordinate clearance and support dissemination of communication and advocacy materials;Act as back-up when needed to update the home page of the WHO Nigeria website and social media accounts;Serve as focal point forinternal communications in WHO Nigeria, including drafting stories andmaintaining the calendar for the WHO Nigeria Intranet and day-to-day coordination of internal social media;Provide support to theCountry Representative (WR), cluster leaders and other programme officers inplanning and developing relevant information and communications products. Promote WHO country officework by enhancing WHO visibility through implementation of creative, strategic corporate communications campaign plans, compilation and finalization of theWCO annual report etc. Assist with resource mobilization efforts through packaging and disseminating key contributions of country office with outstanding results that foster realization of WHO's mandate on the website and brochures. Provide technical support for crisis management ( outbreak response) and empower communication skillsfor capacity building on strategic communications, interpersonal communication, media programming, public relations and social mapping.Development of IEC materials and produce visibility materials which included brochures, calendars, banners, posters, factsheets etc. for show casing WHO country office to donors, partners and other stakeholders. Oversee the design,editorial content of the WHO country office website, ensuring that the website remains relevant and content regularly updated. Draft press releases,speeches and talking points for WR and ensure print and electronic media coverage for major WHO celebration days and high profile activitiesProactively identify opportunities and liaise with national and international media and, in close liaison with field offices, plan and organize regular and ad-hoc briefings press conferences, breakfast meetings, report launches and press conferences. Monitor international and regional media, and regularly update WHO staff of any media coverage relevant to their work. Facilitate effectiveinternal communication and staff engagement. -Implement other activities as directed by the Communications Officer and WHO Country Representative.



Essential : A first university degree incommunication, journalism, political science or international relations or related field from an accredited/recognized institute.
Desirable : Formal qualification in public health. Courses in communication techniques such asgraphic design, visual language and in the use of social media


Essential : At least five years'related experience in communication and/or advocacy, part of which supporting humanitarian emergency or health outbreak response and recovery experience in writing advocacy documents and in the production of communication material.
Desirable : Prior working experience withWHO/UN or with an international non governmental organization. Experience inorganizing advocacy campaigns. Experience in managing publishing processes


Provenskills in the development and implementation of communication/media productsand tactics;Excellent interpersonal skills complemented by the ability to conceptualize ideas and advocate consensus;Excellent presentation skills;Abilityto "think out of the box" and to make innovative proposals as relatedto communication;Knowledge or understanding of WHO mandate and goals

WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Producing results
Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond

Use of Language Skills

Essential : Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable :

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