Organisation: World Health Organization (WHO); WPRO Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WP/RGO)
Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Deadline: 22 May 2013.
Vacancy Notice No: WPRO/13/FT163
Title: Technical Officer (Advocacy & Communication)
Contract type: Fixed-Term Appointment. Duration of contract: Two years
Duty Station: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Organization unit: WP_KHM Cambodia (WP_KHM) / WP_KH3 Director, Combating Communicable Diseases (WP_KH3) Malaria, other Vectorborne and Parasitic Diseases.
Objectives of the programme:
To expand the implementation of the Stop TB / Malaria - Vectorborne and Parasitic (including Dengue and Neglected Tropical Diseases) strategy and strengthen disease control by: applying effective strategies and policies, including those related to co-infection and multi-drug resistance; increasing the involvement of communities, health-care providers, nongovernmental organizations and corporate partners, through increased country support and strong partnerships; and to strengthen surveillance, monitoring and evaluation.
Description of duties:
1. Develop and implement an advocacy and communication strategy, in close coordination with key regional and technical partners.
2. Manage relations with Ministries of Health within six countries of Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), development partners and regional bodies to ensure that the issues of malaria elimination, drug resistance and containment are high on political agendas.
3. Provide communications and advocacy support to affected countries, manage media relations, and develop WHO communication materials, including:
a. quarterly updates of progress;
b. an annual progress report for the emergency response; and
c. a website for the emergency response to artemisinin resistance (with technical support from consultants as needed).
4. Support and plan fundraising for regional and country activities.
5. Coordinate planning for technical and advocacy events.
6. Perform other related duties as needed.
Education: University degree in political science, social sciences/humanities, journalism or communication or related fields from a recognized university is essential. Training in public health is desirable.
Skills: Excellent written and oral communications, organizational and negotiation skills; Knowledge of the UN system, intergovernmental bodies, fundraising and public relations; Ability to plan and organize meetings; Ability to develop plans and proposals; Proficient in standard MS Office software applications; Diplomacy, tact and ability to build and maintain partnerships; High degree of professionalism; Ability to work effectively with colleagues at national and international levels; Maintain high integrity and standard of personal conduct, and work under tight deadlines; Ability to work harmoniously as a member of a team, adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds and maintain a high standard of personal conduct.
1. Communicating in a credible and effective way
2. Producing results
3. Knowing and managing yourself
4. Moving forward in a changing environment
5. Fostering integration and teamwork
Experience: Minimum five years' experience working with advocacy, communication, fundraising, or international relations, including at least three years' experience at international level is essential. Experience in the development of website material is required. Background in global health is desirable. Field experience in developing countries in Asia an advantage. Proven experience in development of advocacy and communication products and activities at international level is a plus. Experience in developing and implementing resource mobilization strategies is desirable.
Languages: Written and spoken fluency in English is essential. Working knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage.
Additional information: This vacancy notice is published in English only.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD56 091 at single rate
USD60 091 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 28.4 % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.
A written test and interviews may be used as a form of screening.
Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: www.who.int/employment
. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.
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.
Off-line applications should be sent to:
WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific
P.O. Box 2932
Fax: 632 - 526 7583
WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
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