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Public Information and Advocacy Officer - World Health Organization (WHO)

الصفحة الرئيسية

Public Information and Advocacy Officer


  • Grade: NO-B
  • Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
  • Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 1 year (subject to availability of funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need for the position)
  • Job Posting: Jul 28, 2020, 3:59:26 PM
  • Closing Date: Aug 19, 2020, 12:59:00 AM
  • Primary Location: occupied Palestinian territory-Gaza
  • Organization: EM_PSE WHO Representative's Office, Palestine
  • Schedule: Full-time




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Public Information and Advocacy Officer (418134)

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

This programme aims to strengthen monitoring and reporting of violations of the right to health; to build capacities of public bodies, the humanitarian community, academia, and the local and international public for promotion of the right to health and a human rights-based approach to health; and to advocate for improved right to health for Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

  1. Collect, collate and verify information for regular monitoring reports on: referrals data; permits data; ambulance transfer data; Erez and Rafah crossings data; and data on drugs and disposables and other health service shortages in Gaza.
  2. Maintain and regularly update a database for key indicators on barriers to the right to health for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, particularly related to barriers to access and lack of availability of health care. 
  3. Liaise with key partners to ensure the availability of data on the right to health and respond to requests for information at WHO, UN, and local levels, as the basis of evidence-based advocacy interventions. 
  4. Pro-actively communicate with partners to identify key issues arising and obstacles to the right to health in the occupied Palestinian territory, and particularly in the Gaza Strip. 
  5. Support the design and implement capacity-building interventions for key partners to strengthen knowledge and understanding on the right to health and its key barriers. 
  6. Prepare and give presentations on the right to health, with a view to advocacy and capacity strengthening. 
  7. Conduct needs assessments with partners to identify key needs to maintain and strengthen reporting on the right to health and support information needs during emergencies.
  8. Support the development of monthly publications on barriers to the right to health for Palestinians, with publication of key indicators and in focus stories to demonstrate the difficulties and impacts of policies and practices. 
  9. Design and support research on right to health issues in Gaza, to strengthen evidence-based advocacy. 
  10. Prepare draft articles and case studies suitable for publication on access, shortages, development and training restrictions, health attacks, etc. 
  11. Participate in WHO Advocacy and provide technical input to UN fora, including WASH and protection clusters, and provide right to health input to the health cluster in Gaza. 
  12. Work with health and human rights partners to improve coordinate advocacy and to build messaging and recommendations for improving the right to health in the oPt .
  13. Act as WHO focal point at the Advocacy Working Group in Gaza, and follow up on actions agreed in the forum, including logistical arrangements for joint advocacy activities.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION

  1. Essential: University degree in a health discipline, social science, international human rights law or communications
  2. Desirable: Master's degree in public health or health-related field; knowledge and training in health and human rights issues

EXPERIENCE

  1. Essential: At least two years' relevant experience in advocacy, or human rights, gender and equity including emergency setting
  2. Desirable: Working experience with a UN agency or international NGO in similar work.

SKILLS

  1. Proven skills in monitoring and collecting reliable data and managing information related to right to health issues from various service providers and individuals, in government and in civil society. 
  2. Professional skills in the development of reports and persuasive document Excellent English and Arabic research, writing and presentation skills; detail oriented. 
  3. Knowledge and sound understanding of the impact of emergencies and crises on social and economic development, and its burden on populations. 
  4. Tact, discretion and diplomacy and commitment to human rights principles. Ability to think creatively about health rights-related issues and advocacy initiatives. 
  5. Knowledge of WHO mandate and goals in emergency response relief.

WHO COMPETENCIES

  1. Teamwork
  2. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  3. Communication
  4. Producing results
  5. Moving forward in a changing environment

USE OF LANGUAGE SKILLS

  1. Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Arabic.
  2. Desirable:

REMUNERATION

Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at ILS 201,346 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  1. This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  2. Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply on-line.   For assessment of your application, please ensure that your profile on Stellis is updated; all experience records are entered with elaboration on tasks performed at the time.  Kindly note that CV/PHFs inserted via LinkedIn are not accessible.  
  3. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  4. A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  5. In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
  6. Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  7. Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.
  8. For information on WHO's operations please visit: http://www.who.int.
  9. WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  10. WHO's workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.
  11. WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  12. This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.
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