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Communication Officer - WHO

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Communication Officer - WHO

  • Communication Officer - (2100651)
  • Grade: NO-B
  • Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
  • Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 2 Years (subject to availability of funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need for the position)
  • Job Posting: Feb 11, 2021, 1:30:07 PM
  • Closing Date: Mar 5, 2021, 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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Communications Officer - NOB - 418133


The WHO Suboffice for Gaza aims at promoting the health of all Palestinian people by improving health sector performance based on equity, effectiveness and sustainability, as well as by addressing the broader social, economic, environmental and cultural health determinants, particularly those most affected by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


  1. 1. Proactively identify and contribute to the development of relevant communications and advocacy messages and products to promote WHO's work via web and social media, other platforms/materials;
  2. 2. Support the development and implementation of selected health and advocacy campaigns (e.g. barriers to health, non-communicable diseases, universal health coverage,) including messages, written and multimedia materials, dissemination and follow-up;
  3. 3. Be responsible for the effective dissemination of information and advocacy products through maintaining a dissemination and contacts list, liaising with media contact points and providing support to improve the accessibility of information on the right to health to journalists and broadcast media - especially focused on Arabic-speaking media
  4. 4. Ensure all communications and advocacy content are in line with established WHO guidelines and standards.
  5. 5. Collect, analyse and manage data on health attacks in Gaza in the global Surveillance System for Attacks on Healthcare (SSA); and ensure regular reporting to partners and the public.
  6. 6. Support the development of relevant trainings and capacity building activities for health partners, including on health attacks and the right to health.
  7. 7. Maintain a photo database and commissioning of photography, with appropriate consents, relevant to right to health and WHO programs in Gaza to support public advocacy efforts.
  8. 8. Collect qualitative data including case studies of patient stories, with supporting photographs or film footage, for use in regular reporting and on social media.
  9. 9. Carry out other tasks as required to support the internal and external communication of the organization.



  • Essential: University degree in communication, social science, international relations.
  • Desirable: Master's degree in public health


  • Essential: At least two years' experience in communication and/or advocacy. Proven experience in writing advocacy documents and in the production of communication materials and products.
  • Desirable: Relevant work experience in WHO, other UN agencies, Health Cluster Partners, recognized Humanitarian Organizations or relevant nongovernmental organizations.


Ability to produce written and visual communication materials in English and ArabicAbility to think creatively and make innovative communication and advocacy proposalsExcellent presentation skills and familiarity with web design and social media, and working with web-based multimedia. Ability to work independently often under pressure. 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

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Arabic.


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.


  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • 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: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  • Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.
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  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO's workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • 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.

How to Apply

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.