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Communication Officer

Amman (Jordan)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Amman (Jordan)
  • Grade: NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: 2020-03-31

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To ensure that effective WHO country presence is established to implement WHO country cooperation strategies that are aligned with Member State's health priorities, sustainable development agendas and harmonized with the United Nations country teams and partners to improve health outcomes and progress towards achieving Universal Health Coverage.


1) Support the development of WHO messages, success stories from the field, media releases, talking points, press releases, position statements, IEC, other communication materials.
2) Contribute in the production of advocacy materials for the implementation of awareness campaigns and events on specific topics.
3) Assist in the development of country communication plan including corporate communications materials which will support projects implementation and ensure that project communication objectives (e.g. awareness raising) are reflected in all interventions.
4) Draft regular newsletter, internal talking points, web and feature stories/messages, and updates where appropriate to support the WHO Country Office's projects, showing human face of WHO, including profiles of WHO staff and health care professionals.
5) Support production and proper dissemination of WHO Country Office communications products including but not limited to audio-visual and printed materials, multimedia presentations, media releases, etc.
6) Monitor and update WCO's websites, Social Media accounts (e.g. Facebook and Twitter) in accordance with guidelines and standards used throughout the Organization to ensure consistency of approach; liaise with EMRO and HQ to ensure maximum visibility on global and regional social media channels;
7) Exchange information with relevant communications supplier including video/photographers, graphic designers, multimedia producers, social media specialists, etc and establish a roster of such professionals for WCO's communications needs.
8) Establish and maintain a network of contacts in the media institutions to ensure the dissemination of information; arrange for interviews and filming opportunities to support high-visibility of WHO country work
9) Maintain and update a database of photos and multimedia content for WCO, in various health fields including but not limited to health subjects covering affected populations, health situation, and WHO health response on the ground;
10) Arrange for and compile material for the communications capacity building workshops for WCO and Ministry of Health and partners.



Essential\: University degree in communications, or social sciences behavioural sciences, development sciences, public health or related area.
Desirable\: Training in public health, health education, health communication, or health promotion.


Essential\: At least one year of related experience at the national level in media, information and communications. Demonstrated experience in production of communications and social media materials.
Desirable\: Experience in implementation of media and communications projects, including the development of audio and visual materials and tools. Prior working experience in WHO, the UN, recognized humanitarian organizations.


  • Excellent interpersonal skills complemented by the ability to conceptualize ideas and promote consensus.
  • Ability to work under pressure while producing results.
  • Knowledge or sound understanding of the health communications and familiarity with other relevant communications fields such as Risk and Crisis Communications, as well as Social Mobilization.
  • Ability to "think out of the box" and to recommend proposals as related to communication.
  • Tact, discretion and diplomacy.
  • Excellent presentation skills with proven ability to write in English in a clear and concise manner.

WHO Competencies

Enhanced WHO Global Competency Model\:
  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Moving forward in a changing environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential\: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Local Language.


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at JOD 27,655 (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\: http\:// 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.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • 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.
  • 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.
We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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