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International Organisation hiring Strategic Direction and Advice Writer


Geneva, Switzerland, 27 November 2014

Background

The Department of Communications (DCO) objectives are to: Provide accurate, accessible, understandable, useable information on a wide variety of health issues in a timely fashion. Reinforce International Organisation' reputation and leadership by showcasing the consistent quality and how International Organisation's work to improve health. Ensure International Organisation staff all have access to the programmatic and organizational information they need in a timely fashion so they can connect with others, engage in activities and processes and speak with consistent messaging both internally and with key stakeholders externally. Build networks and capacity of Member States and International Organisation staff at national, regional and global levels to provide quick, accurate and proactive communications in disease outbreak, public health emergencies and humanitarian crises.

Description of duties

Provide strategic direction and advice on messaging and positioning relating to a set of technical areas. Liaise regularly with directors and technical leads, providing strategic advice on key communications issues. Convene teams within DCO to deliver support as necessary. Provide accurate, accessible, understandable, useable information on a wide variety of health issues in a timely fashion. Develop and provide clear and accurate material related to International Organisation's norms and standards: press releases, key messages, talking points, Q&As, fact files and other written communications products. Conduct media training for spokespeople Reinforce WHO's reputation and leadership by showcasing how International Organisation's work improves health. Develop and provide clear and accurate material, such as feature stories, that illustrate the relevance and impact of International Organisation's technical assistance in countries, in liaison with regional and country offices and technical departments at HQ. Safeguard against reputational risks. Provide senior staff with talking points regarding potential reputational risks for media encounters. Surge capacity: Provide communications surge capacity as needed in the case of public health or humanitarian emergencies or in other situations. All other related duties as required.

Contract duration: 12 months.

Submission Deadline: 12 December 2014

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