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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:
·         Completion of secondary school, supplemented with post-secondary training in Communication, Journalism and Public Relations.
·         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
·         Five years experience in Communications, Journalism and Public Relations
·         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
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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