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Thursday 27 February 2014

Public Information Assistant - World Health Organisation (WHO) Uganda

Vacancy : Public Information Assistant
Recruiting Company: World Health Organisation (WHO)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Country: Uganda
Reports to: Health Promotion Officer

About WHO:
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system.  WHO 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.

The Public Information Assistant for the WHO Country Office (WCO) will primarily be responsible for the following:
Prepare information for and maintains the WHO Country Office (WCO) websites
Prepare information and materials for social media such as Face Book, Twitter, My Space and others for promotional needs of the organization.
Act as a key liaison and coordinator with the media and assists in responding to their information needs in consultation with the supervisor.

Plans and coordinates implementation of activities to meet specific WCO needs and objectives in media communications and public information.
Write and edit public information materials including news releases, articles, photographs and newsletters/bulletins.
Offer support to report on WCO various events such as meetings, workshops, commemorative days as appropriate.
Support in the need assessments, planning and formulating the office’s communication policies, strategies, and responses.
Support the IT Officer to troubleshoot basic problems in the office computer system
Perform any other duties assigned by the WHO Representative.

The Public Information Assistant for the World Health Organisation (WHO)  must ideally possess a  bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication, journalism, public relations or a related field from a recognized University
Additional professional certificate in information technology
Additional qualifications in a health related field will be an added advantage

Skills and Experience:
The suitable candidate must possess three or more years; relevant working experience in health reporting, health communication, public health or health promotion.
Demonstrated team work, excellent communication & writing skills
Proven ability to understand and interpret health figures, statistics and concepts
Demonstrated ability to solve basic computer problems
Demonstrated skills in various computer packages
Language Proficiency: Thorough knowledge of the English Language. Working knowledge of French would be added advantage.

All candidates who desire to work in the United Nations’ World Health Organisation should send their applications accompanied by detailed updated Curriculum Vitae and copies of certificates, diplomas and testimonials should be addressed to:
The WHO Representative, 60 Prince Charles Drive, P.O. Box 24578 Kampala, Uganda
N.B. Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.