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Category Host entity Country
Secretary 08 March 2021 Int. Youth WHO Italy
Open

Secretary

International Youth
WHO
Italy
Venice (ITA)
English,Italian
Immediate
6 months with possibility of extension
08 March 2021

Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Head of WHO European Office for Investment for Health and Development or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer will:

As part of the team, the incumbent will be required to perform a variety of secretarial and administrative services in support of the technical and policy activities of the Venice Office:

  1. Drafts correspondence and documents based on written/verbal prompts from the professional staff of the Office. Composes and finalizes correspondence of administrative nature. Provides rough translation or synopsis of incoming mail. Takes notes at meetings. Types reports and other documentation.

  1. Assists with the administrative preparation and conduct of online meetings, trainings and policy dialogues in accordance with WHO established procedures.
  1. Makes travel arrangements for duty travels and, in accordance with established procedures, prepares approval memoranda, travel authorizations and follows up on issue of duty travel reports
  1. Prepares correspondence for the recruitment of consultants and staff; arranges briefing appointments and provides secretarial support for them while in the Venice Office; processes agreements for contracts as required and related correspondence follows up on deadlines of such agreements/contracts and prepares payment instructions.
  1. Initiates action to process or follow up on correspondence, documentation and forms. Creates background files and compiles reference material as appropriate. Accesses and retrieves information from relevant databases and updates as required. Assist in the preparation of the VAT forms for invoices processed in 2020.

  1. Responds to and acts on telephone enquiries and requests for information. Assesses the critical nature of technical enquiries and refers them to appropriate staff for reply. Coordinates appointments for supervisor(s) and organizes programmes for visitors.

  1. Assists or replaces other secretaries and/or programme assistants in the unit or department should the need arise.
  1. Performs other related duties as required.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
12 Months
  • At least 1 year of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in administrative assistance or other relevant areas;
  • Experience with latest IT technologies and trends is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Familiarity with WHO online administrative system (GSM) would be an advantage although a job training will be provided.

Language skils:

  • Fluency in spoken and written English is required;
  • Working knowledge of Italian is desirable;
  • Working knowledge of Russian would be an advantage.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Italian(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Administration and administrative assistance
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 08-03-2021

Communications Officer 14 March 2021 Int. Specialist WHO Mozambique
Open

Communications Officer

International Specialist
WHO
Mozambique
Maputo (MOZ)
English,Portuguese
Immediate
24 months with possibility of extension
14 March 2021

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

The incumbent, being the communication and advocacy focal point, will report to the WHO Representative in the Country office or the Technical Cluster Director in the Regional Office. The officers will collaborate with the Regional Communications Manager. The first line responsibility involves promoting effective communication strategies and establishing press/media networks. S/he will engage with subject matter experts in the organization to agree on best tactics to advocate WHO’s work, goals and achievements. The incumbent will also liaise with a broad range of officials from the press and media, partner organizations and institutions, target audiences, health cluster partners and official representatives from the national authorities to obtain information and, as necessary, provide advice on communication opportunities.

The incumbent, being the communication and advocacy focal point, will report directly to the Partnership, Planning and Performance Lead, under the matrix reporting to the AFRO Regional Communications Manager and under the overall guidance of the WHO Representative in the Country office. The officers will collaborate with relevant technical officers in the RO. The first line responsibility involves promoting effective communication strategies and establishing press/media networks. S/he will engage with subject matter experts in the organization to agree on best tactics to advocate WHO’s work, goals and achievements. The incumbent will also liaise with a broad range of officials from the press and media, partner organizations and institutions, target audiences, health cluster partners and official representatives from the national authorities to obtain information and, as necessary, provide advice on communication opportunities.

Summary of Assigned Duties

  1. Develop and implement communications plans which includes a timeline of key communications products.
  2. Identify subjects/stories of interest pertaining to WHO efforts at the country or Regional level to develop communications products such as feature stories, press releases and social media posts.
  3. Work together with WHO Country office and the Regional Communications Team to conceptualize a set of new advocacy documents to inform stakeholders and the general public about WHO's response, co-develop, as relevant, high quality media tools, including audio-visual, photographic and printed materials, television and radio programmes, multimedia presentations, social media, videos and press releases, bulletins etc., to promote WHO's visibility, achievements and success stories.
  4. Liaise with the press/media to advocate and disseminate information on WHO work as well as relevant events such as WHO campaigns. Organize interviews and filming opportunities to support high-visibility of WHO achievements through television, radio and newspapers, etc.
  5. Manage the development and maintenance of content for the country website and social media platforms, in compliance with guidelines and standards used throughout the Organization, to ensure consistency of approach. Critically review and improve contents.
  6. Prepare communication and advocacy products and statements to be used by the Resource Mobilization team in convincing and encouraging donors to rapidly fund the overall health sector response to affected populations.
  7. Collaborate 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 prepare communication campaigns on specific topics.
  8. Represent the WHO Country Office (WCO) in the UN Communication Group and provide appropriate technical support as required.
  9. Organize advocacy events, press interactions and meetings to increase the visibility of WHO and knowledge about the work of the WCO;
  10. Support Ministry of Health (MoH) public communications during key health events including health emergencies, through the development of talking points, press releases, press statements and other media products.
  11. Perform any other communication specific related duties, as required by the functional supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

A first university degree in communication, journalism, political science or international relations or related field from an accredited/recognized institute.

Desirable Education: Formal qualification in public health; Courses in communication techniques such as graphic design, visual language and in the use of social media. Training in risk communication is an asset.

36 Months

At least 3 years of professional work experience at the national and international level, in external communications. Proven experience in writing engaging communications materials

Desirable Experience: Prior working experience with WHO/UN or with an international nongovernmental organization; experience in organizing advocacy campaigns and experience in managing publishing processes. Proven experience in writing advocacy documents. Proven experience in taking photographs or filming video which are of professional quality

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Portuguese(Optional), Level - Fluent
Public information and reporting, Other development programme/project experience, Public health
  • Proven skills in the development and implementation of communications plans
  • Proven skills in writing feature stories and other key communications products
  • Proven skills in engaging with national, regional and international media and securing media coverage
  • Excellent interpersonal skills complemented by the ability to conceptualize ideas and advocate consensus.
No

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of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink.

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https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to

apply.

Application deadline: 14 March 2021

External Relations Officer 15 March 2021 Nat. Specialist WHO Eswatini
WHO
Eswatini
Mbabane (SWZ)
English,Siswati
Immediate
24 months
15 March 2021

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Head of the WHO Country Office or the External Relations & Partnership lead or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer will:

  • Mapping of top donors the programme areas to which they provide funding
  • Research on donors and maintain extensive data on governmental, foundations and corporate donors and potential donors up to date
  • To assist technical staff to format and submit proposals and reports that meet donor requirements
  • Arrange visits from and meetings with donors, including briefing notes.
  • Assist in response to calls for proposals by major donors
  • Assist in the preparation of external relation trainings
  • Assist in maintaining and develop partnerships with external stakeholders
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

First level university degree in public health, business administration, management, communications, international relations or a related field

36 Months
  • At least 3 - 5 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level experience in grant management, donor funding, proposal development, and resource mobilization

  • Desirable: Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing; Experience in WHO or other UN organizations would be an asset.

  • Skills: Excellent excel and power point skills; good management, communications, resource mobilization, public relations and interpersonal skills. Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills; Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Siswati(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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FOR National UN Volunteer assignments ONLY This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Sao Tome and Principe and legal residents in Sao Tome and Principe with a residency permit, the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Don’t forget to tick the yes box for: “I am interested in serving as a volunteer in my own country.” This assignment is in the framework of the Africa Women Health Champions to improve health and gender equality initiative. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application deadline: 15th March 2021