World Health Organization Recruitment 2019 for Communications Officer
Applications are invited from suitably qualified Applicants for the World Health Organization Recruitment 2019. Interested applicant(s) ought to follow the details and procedures on this page to secure this opportunity.
World Health Organization Recruitment 2019
The UNV will be based in Accra, the capital city. The city is quiet, everyday life in Accra is safe and one can circulate freely. The food and non-food commodities are available. Medical facilities are readily available in the city. The apartments must be approved by the Department of Safety and Security in Accra.
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21 Mar 2019 Page 1 of 7AsssgnmmeentTitele Communications Officer OrrganizatonnalCoontext& PrroecctDeescrpttono
The incumbent, being the communication and advocacy focal point, will report directly to the Programme
Management & Resource Mobilization Officer, under the overall guidance of the WHO Representative in
Ghana Country office. The officers will collaboration with relevant technical officers and the Department of
Communications in RO and HQ. The first line responsibility involves promoting effective communication
strategies and establishing a press/media networks. S/he will engage with subject matter experts in the
organization to agree on best tactics to advocate the World Health Organization’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
Sussainable DeevelopmeenntGooalss 3. Good Health and Well-being
In the context of the WHO strategic direction at the country level, the incumbent will deliver a well-
rounded Communication and Advocacy plan, highlighting WHO’s work on the ground and promoting
achievements and results in the WCO Ghana efforts.
- Identify subjects of interest to develop and improve media/communication activities pertaining to
WHO efforts at the country level. Design state-of-the-art communication materials and tools; ensure
the rapid and timely dissemination of information to all partners.
- Work together with WHO PMO/RM in Country office in Ghana 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.
- 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.
- Manage the development and maintenance of content for the emergency related websites, in
compliance with guidelines and standards used throughout the Organization, to ensure consistency
of approach. Critically review and improve contents, architecture and design.
- Research and write feature stories and messages, ideally bringing in a human element from real life
- 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.
21 Mar 2019 Page 2 of 7 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.
- Represent the WCO in the UN Communication Group and provide appropriate technical support as
- Organize advocacy events and meetings to increase the visibility of WHO and knowledge about the
work of the WCO;
- Perform any other communication specific related duties, as required by the functional supervisor.
- Support the development and implementation of multi hazard risk communications, social
mobilization and advocacy plans
- Support MoH/GHS public communications during health crisis, developing talking points, press
releases, press statements and other media products
Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:- Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the
concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV
activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day)- Be acquainted with and build on
traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country- Provide annual and end of assignment
reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities using UNV’s Volunteer Reporting Application-
Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites,
newsletters, press releases, etc.- Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers-
Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals
and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.
At the end of the assignment, it is expected that the UNV will have;
Delivered a well-rounded Communication and Advocacy plan, highlighting the WHO’s work on the
ground and promoting achievements and results in the WCO Ghana efforts.
Developed and implemented a Communications Strategy that Identify subjects of interest to develop
and improve media/communication activities pertaining to WHO efforts at the country level. Design
state-of-the-art communication materials and tools; ensure the rapid and timely dissemination of
information to all partners.
A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for development during the as-signment,
such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities
- The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, when working
with (including supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counter-parts, including Implementing
- Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated anddocumented in all activities throughout the assignment
- A final statement of achievements towardsvolunteerism for peace and development dur-ing the assignment, such as reporting on the number of
volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed
21 Mar 2019 Page 3 of 7Qu uaal ificaat tionnss//Re eqqu uiiremme enntts
RequiredDeegeeeLevell Bachelor degree or equivalent
University Degree in journalism, Communications, International Relations, Advertising/Public Relations,
Marketing, or Political or Social Science or related field from an accredited/recognized institute.
Desiable:: Postgraduate studies in Development management or public health; Courses in communication
techniques such as graphic design, visual language, use of social media; additional training in risk
Requiredexperience 24 months
At least two years’ related experience, at the national and international level, in communication and/or
advocacy, proven experience in writing advocacy documents and in the production of communication
Desiable:: Experience working with WHO/UN or other international organizations; Experience in
organizing advocacy campaigns and management of publishing processes.
English (Mandatory) , Level – Fluent
AND – French (Optional) , Level – Working Knowledge
Other Communications Related Experience Mandatory
NeeedDrrvng Lcence No
Comppetences & Vaues
Adaptability and Flexibility
Commitment and Motivation
Ethics and Values
Planning and Organizing
Respect for Diversity
21 Mar 2019 Page 4 of 7 Working in Teams
Coon ndditionnss ooff Seerrviicee anndd oottheerr infforrmma ationn
Condton ofSevcec Click here to view Conditions of Service
Condtons oServce orntenatonalSpecast::s
The contract lasts for the period indicated above with possibility of extensions subject to availability of
funding, operational necessity and satisfactory performance. However, there is no expectation of renewal
of the assignment.
A UN Volunteer receives a Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) which is composed of the Monthly Living
Allowance (MLA) and a Family Allowance (FA) for those with dependents (maximum three).
The Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) is paid at the end of each month to cover housing, utilities,
transportation, communications and other basic needs. The VLA can be computed by applying the Post-
Adjustment Multiplier (PAM) to the VLA base rate of US$ 1,631. The VLA base rate is a global rate across
the world, while the PAM is duty station/country-specific and fluctuates on a monthly basis according to
the cost of living. This method ensures that international UN Volunteers have comparable purchasing
power at all duty stations irrespective of varying costs of living. The PAM is established by the
International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) and is published at the beginning of every month on the
ICSC website http://icsc.un.org.
For UN Volunteer entitlements, kindly refer to the link https://vmam.unv.org/calculator/entitlements
In non-family duty stations that belong to hardship categories D or E, as classified by the ICSC,
international UN Volunteers receive a Well-Being Differential (WBD) on a monthly basis.
Furthermore, UN Volunteers are provided a settling-in-grant (SIG) at the start of the assignment (if the
volunteer did not reside in the duty station for at least 6 months prior to taking up the assignment) and in
the event of a permanent reassignment to another duty station.
UNV provides life, health, permanent disability insurances as well as assignment travel, annual leave, full
integration in the UN security framework (including residential security reimbursements).
21 Mar 2019 Page 5 of 7UN Volunteers are paid Daily Subsistence Allowance at the UN rate for official travels, flight tickets for periodic home visit and for the final repatriation travel (if applicable). Resettlement allowance is paid for
satisfactory service at the end of the assignment.
UNV will provide, together with the offer of assignment, a copy of the Conditions of Service, including