World Health Organization (WHO) Recruitment for Communications Officer

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for World Health Organization (WHO) Recruitment for Human Resources Assistant.

World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.


  • 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.

Results/Expected Outputs

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

Partners (IPs);

  • 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

    Educaton -AdditonalCommmeenss

    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

    Experence Remaark

    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.

    Language Skislllls

    English (Mandatory) , Level – Fluent

    AND – French (Optional) , Level – Working Knowledge

    Area ofExpertses

    Other Communications Related Experience Mandatory

    Area ofExpertseRequirement

    NeeedDrrvng Lcence No

    Comppetences & Vaues


    Adaptability and Flexibility

    Commitment and Motivation



    Ethics and Values


    Knowledge Sharing

    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

    For UN Volunteer entitlements, kindly refer to the link

    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.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should Click here to apply.

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