|OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME : |
Within the framework of global health security, the Global Alert and Response Department (GAR)
is tasked with preparing for, and responding to international public health threats caused by
| Description of duties: |
1) Advocacy (40%) :Develop advocacy products (multimedia, brochures, briefing papers, documents,
toolkits) to support implementation of ARO key products: Event Management System, IHR Event
Information Site, GOARN portal. Work with GOARN partners to develop new initiatives for
advocacy, resource mobilization and monitoring and evaluation of activities.
2) Risk Communication(30%): Based on technical input from disease and threat-specific experts, prepare and disseminate WHO's risk communication products to Member States under IHR.
3) Social Mobilization (30%): Support development of COMBI global platform through strategic communications and products (ie. newsletters, updates, meetings). Document and evaluate lessons learnt from previously deployed
risk communication and social mobilization experts to inform guidelines, tools, and best practice
Support development of COMBI trainings for GOARN outbreak readiness and response
| Education: |
University degree in communications and/or writing.*
| Skills: |
*1. Communicating in a credible and effective way
*2. Producing results
*3. Fostering integration and teamwork
Knowledge of WHO alert and response activities, application of IHR (2005), understanding of
event-based surveillance and the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN).
Demonstrated ability to deliver projects involving multiple partners. Ability to function effectively
in a cross-cultural team and under time pressure. Proficient in the use of word processing, database
and data analysis software and social networking media.
| Experience: |
At least five years of progressively responsible experience in risk communications and networking at international level.
Demonstrated practical experience in managing risk communication for acute public health events
| Languages: |
Excellent knowledge of English with a good working knowledge of French.
| Additional Information: |
This vacancy is publised in English only.
Other similar posotioms at the same level may be filled fro, this vacancy notice.
*WHO staff please see e-manual lll.4.1, para 220.
|Annual salary: (Net of tax) |
$ 55 259 at single rate
$ 59 200 with primary dependants
|Post Adjustment: 92.2 % 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.|
|A written test and interviews may be used as a form of screening|
|Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: www.who.int/employment. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.|
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