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Responsible for the technical efficiency and effectiveness of communications and advocacy priorities, strategies and products pertaining to communications and external relations activities at the country level. Advise the emergency team on media outreach priorities and strategies. Design high-quality innovative mediatools, including audio-visual, photographic and printed materials, television and radio programmes, multimedia presentations, social media, videos, and press releases, etc., to advocate for and promote WHO's visibility, achievements andsuccess stories. Provide editorial guidance (, copyediting and proofreading) to the technical team and information management officer with regard to the situation report. Represent the emergency team in press conferences, media forums, journalist briefings, etc. Provide early warning to the senior leadership on issues of concern from the media, flag issues requiring communications preparation and response, as well as respond to media queries. Work closely with Communication teams atthe three levels of the Organization, on proactive outreach, including mediarelations, advocacy, and proactive placement of articles and opinion editorial pieces in the external media. Coordinate and manage media visits to the field emergency operations. Coordinate interviews and filming opportunities to support high visibility of WHO achievements through television, radio and newspapers, etc. Oversee the development, harmonization,and establishment of content for the emergency[1]related websites, in compliance with guidelines and standards used throughout the Organization.Critically review and improve content and liaise with the web team at all levels on the appropriate channels for and presentation of messages and materials. Work closely with the Resource Mobilizationteam to ensure the provision of targeted communications and media strategies and products required to convince and encourage donors to rapidly fund theoverall health sector response to affected populations. Build partnerships with all relevant actors, including the health cluster, regional and field offices, other WHO departments, UN agencies, and other partners to identify and create communication opportunities and design communication and advocacy campaigns on specifictopics. 13. Performall other related duties as assigned



Essential : A first university degree in communication, 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 as graphic design, visual language and in the use of social media.


Essential : --> At least five years' related experience, at the national and international level, in communication and/or advocacy, part of which supporting humanitarian emergency or health outbreak response and recovery activities. Proven experience in writing advocacy documents and in the production of communication material
Desirable : --> Prior working experience with WHO/UN or with an international nongovernmental organization. --> Experience in organizing advocacy campaigns. --> Experience in managing publishing processes.


--> Proven skills in the development and implementation of communication/media products and tactics. --> Excellent interpersonal skills complemented by the ability to conceptualize ideas and advocate consensus. --> Excellent presentation skills --> Ability to "think out of the box" and to make innovative proposals as related to communication. Knowledge or understanding of WHO mandate and goals in the emergency incident management context.

WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
Driving the Organization's Position in Health Leadership

Use of Language Skills

Essential : Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable :

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