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Technical Officer (UHC/NMH)

Cairo (Egypt)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Cairo (Egypt)
  • Grade: International Specialist - Internationally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
  • Closing Date: 2021-05-18

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Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Communications Lead, Department of UHC/Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health (UHC/NMH), or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the Technical Officer (UHC/NMH) will:

1- Facilitate the implementation of advocacy and communications activities for prevention,management and treatment of noncommunicable diseases and mental health, in collaboration withthe Department’s Communication Lead and other technical units in the Department of UHC/NMH,with a special focus on tobacco control.
2-Follow up with countries on their advocacy work related to noncommunicable diseases and mentalhealth, with particular attention to tobacco control.
3-Develop a work plan and/or strategy for the Department’s advocacy work, with a regional andnational focus.
4-Follow up with external and internal partners on the implementation of different advocacy products.
5-Support countries in the implementation of their advocacy projects, as needed.
6-Develop and contribute to developing advocacy products, including technical and non-technicalproducts fit for use on mainstream media, social and online media.
7-Develop, and support the design and production of advocacy materials, including messaging, write-ups, email templates, GIFs, etc. for the Department’s annual health days, with a special focus onWorld No Tobacco Day, and for priority non-WHO health days, for use on multiple platforms,mainstream media, and online and social media, with a special focus on tobacco control.
8-Engage in developing and contributing to advocacy work related to novel tobacco and nicotineproducts, in addition to traditional tobacco products.
9-Produce relevant, high-quality advocacy tools, including audio-visual, photographic and printedmaterials, multimedia presentations, social media, videos and press releases, etc., to highlightWHO’s work in the areas of Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health, with a special focuson tobacco control.
10-Ensure all work being done is reflected/updated on the Department’s websites, and developcontent, as needed, to capture the work being done in regard to noncommunicable diseases andmental health, specifically tobacco control.
11-Work closely with the Department’s Communication Lead and HQ counterparts to coordinate thedelivery of activities at the regional and country level, and to maximize visibility of UHC/MNHactivities in the context of public health.

Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Master degree or equivalent Education - Additional Comments:

Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in public health or area related to tobacco
control; a first-level university degree or equivalent in combination with relevant training and/or
professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree;

Required experience: 36 Months Experience remark:

• Required Experience: 2-3 years

- Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in Communications, Social Sciences,Humanitarians or any other relevant degree; a first-level university degree or equivalent incombination with relevant training and/or professional experience may be accepted in lieu of anadvanced university degree;
• At least 2 year of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in Communications, or relevant field, or other relevant programmes; experience with tobaccocontrol is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international developmentorganization;
• Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
•Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
•Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively andcollaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious andyouth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches ofcommunications for development;
• Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to workeffectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
• Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word,etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
• Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
• Sound security awareness;
• Have affinity with or interest in tobacco control volunteerism as a mechanism for durabledevelopment, and the UN System.

Language skills:
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise: Telecommunications systems, Public information and reporting, Other communications related experience Area of expertise details:

- Communications, Social Sciences, Humanitarians or related field.

Driving license: No Competencies values:

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Vision, Working in Teams

Application procedure:

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
Please first register your profile at Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of
your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly,
select the special call to which you would like to apply.
* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
Please first update your profile at Then go to ‘My Page’ at
and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 18 May 2021

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