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Communication Assistant Job in Nairobi Kenya


Title: Communication Assistant
Grade: NA G5
Official Station (Country):Nairobi
Organizational Location/Unit: Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO) / Office of the WHO Representative for Somalia.
The purpose of the post: To provide support to WHO Somalia country office programmes in all activities related to communications and advocacy including dissemination of information products.
Date of Issuance: 13 June 2012
Closing Date: 29 June 2012
Starting Date: 01 August 2012
Duration: 1 year fixed-term – Post of limited duration
The Successful Candidate Will:
Under the direct supervision of the Communications and Donor relations officer, with overall guidance of the WHO Representative for Somalia, the Communications Assistant will:
·         Contact WHO sub-offices to gather material on WHO’S work to promote the agency’s role in emergencies and health in general;
·         Prepare drafts of information materials, health updates, annual reports, human interest stories and updates for the website;
·         Assist in the design and development of communication materials;
·         Be responsible for the timely dissemination of the programme communication materials to target audiences, and participate in the evaluation of their impact;
·         Ensure that health partners, donors and other stakeholders receive on a timely basis WHO updates on the Somali situation;
·         Organize meetings and conferences, take notes, follow up with action points and prepare reports;
·         Contribute to development of an advocacy and communication strategy by conducting appropriate audience research and compiling and analyzing relevant data.
·         Any other tasks as requested by the Communications and Donor relations officer or WHO representative for Somalia;
Qualifications Required:
Education:
·         Completion of secondary school, supplemented with post-secondary training in Communication, Journalism and Public Relations.
Skills:
·         Good knowledge of WHO rules, manuals, practices/procedures and routines
·         Good knowledge of modern office procedures; computer literacy
·         Good filing and organizational skills
·         Communication in a credible and effective way, and ability to maintain good working relation with staff, experts and visitors
·         Producing and delivering quality results in pressing situations and conflicting priorities
·         Proven ability to work as part of a team
Experience:
·         Five years experience in Communications, Journalism and Public Relations
Languages:
·         Very good knowledge of spoken and written English and the local language.
Closing date for applications: 29 June 2012
Applications should be made in writing and sent to:
Administrative Officer
WHO Somalia
Email: recruitment@nbo.emro.who.int
WHO is committed to workforce diversity. Any appointment extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

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