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Communication Associate

Cairo (Egypt)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Cairo (Egypt)
  • Grade: GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: 2021-05-16

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The Department of UHC/Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health (UHC/NMH) supports the Member States in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, in close collaboration with WHO HQ, WHO Country Offices, and other partners to reduce the avoidable burden of NCDs and mental illness through effective prevention and control interventions.


1. Manage non-staff contractual arrangements including issuing imprest procurement requests concerning processing APWs and consultant contracts and follow up with GSC and with technical units on delivery of assignment reports, effecting payments, etc.

2. Implement decisions related to distribution of funds received by the department and ensure that received funds are reflected and linked to the respective workplans.

3. Monitor award expiry dates, alert responsible staff, and liaise with relevant stakeholders regarding necessary actions to extend awards.

4. Implement communications activities for prevention, management and monitoring of noncommunicable diseases and mental illness/health, in close collaboration with other technical units in the Department of UHC/NMH and beyond.

5. In consultation with technical units, design and provide layout and production of technical and non-technical communication materials, including messages, write-ups, HTML templates, GIFs, publications, web content, etc. for the Department and for its annual health days, and priority non-WHO health days, for use on multiple platforms, including mainstream/traditional media, and especially new media, including online and social media.

6. Produce relevant, high-quality media tools, including audio-visual, photographic and printed materials, multimedia presentations, social media cards/tiles, videos, GIFs and press releases, etc. to highlight and amplify WHO's work in the areas of noncommunicable diseases and mental health.

7. Support the restructuring and updating/editing of the Department's websites, by using content management systems, as well as designing and developing content for the web, based on Google Analytics, user needs, WHO accessibility policy and the Department's expanding scope of work in noncommunicable diseases and mental health, communication and publications.



Essential: Completion of secondary education supplemented by experience and/or training in related administrative fields as well as graphic design, content development and effective writing for communications.
Desirable: University degree in communications, marketing, journalism or a related field.


Essential: At least eight years progressive experience in the fields of public information, design and content development, media and communications, supplemented by experience in relevant fields of administration.
Desirable: Related experience in UN or international organizations, especially in administration and communications.


- Demonstrated knowledge and application of WHO administrative policies and procedures.

- Very good time management and stress management skills.- Very good communication, writing and analytical skills.

- Very good knowledge and use of content management systems, MS Office suite and Adobe creative suite.

- Very good knowledge and understanding of social media channels, trends and audiences.

- Ability to think fast, as well as creative while under pressure, and apply creative solutions.

- Good knowledge of WHO procedures and HR practices as applicable to the administrative level an asset.

WHO Competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Arabic.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French.


WHO offers staff in the General Services category an attractive remuneration package, which for the above position includes an annual net base salary starting at EGP 294,414 (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.
  • 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 post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the duty station.
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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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