Communication and Resource Mobilisation Officer
Mission and objectives
The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations Public Health Organization established in 1948. The objective of the World Health Organization shall be the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. World Health Organization achieves its goals by performing its essential functions: 1. Take a leadership role in key health issues and create partnerships when joint action is needed; 2. Set research priorities and encourage the acquisition, application and dissemination of useful knowledge; 3. Setting standards and criteria and encouraging and monitoring them; 4. Develop ethical and evidence-based policies 5. Provide technical support, be an agent of change and build institutional capacity in a sustainable way; 6. Monitor health status and assess health trends.
The World Health Organization(WHO) was founded in 1948. WHO is the specialized agency of United Nations that connects nations, partners and people to promote health, keep the world safe and serve the vulnerable. WHO aims to have everyone, everywhere attain the highest level of health. WHO leads global efforts to expand universal health coverage. It directs and coordinates the world’s response to health emergencies and promote healthier lives from pregnancy care through old age. The Triple Billion targets outline an ambitious plan for the world to achieve good health for all using science-based policies and programmes. The WHO has its headquarters in Geneva with 6 regional offices, 150 country offices and other offices around the world. This assignment will be under the WHO Regional Office for Africa. WHO AFRO has three technical clusters under programme management namely: Universal Health Coverage Life Course, Universal Health Coverage Communicable Disease and Non-Communicable Diseases and Universal Health Coverage Healthier Populations. The Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) Management Programme is part of and contributes to the work of the Universal health coverage/Communicable and non-communicable diseases (UHC/UCN) cluster in the WHO Regional Office for Africa. The strategic agenda of the cluster is to reduce disease burden in the WHO African Region, by guiding the disease control agenda in Africa, and using analytics to inform strategic investments and tailored interventions for disease control. This approach is underpinned by the guiding principles of comprehensive whole of society, people-centered, integrated approaches to disease control. The comprehensive whole of society approaches to disease control involves: (a) coherent implementation of triple response – technical response: implementing diseases specific normative guidance, promoting intervention mixes and deploying medical commodities; health systems response: building capacities of district service delivery systems in disease mapping and stratification, interventions tailoring, and sector/subsector planning; and multi-sectoral response: addressing socio-economic and environmental determinants of diseases through mobilizing non-health sectors, communities and stakeholders; (b) disease control partnership of public and private sectors, health and non-health sectors; and (c) community involvement in targeted high risk communities, focused on managing determinants of diseases, health services demand creation and accountability by local health stewards. The people centered, integrated approaches to disease control involves: (a) integrated guidance on disease control for each health service delivery platform, a move away from stand-alone disease specific guidance; and (b) integrated and efficient disease control investments in strengthening the capacity of appropriate health services delivery platforms through deployment of appropriate technologies and analytics to guide stratification of disease risks across population groups in order to develop and deploy comprehensive packages of interventions appropriate to each targeted population group and health service delivery platform, as well as monitor population access, coverage and impact to leave no one behind.
Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of UCN/NCD Coordinator or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Monitoring and Reporting Officer will: • Develop, write and edit marketing and communications materials, including graphics, press releases, blog posts and social media content. • Promote communications materials through appropriate social channels • Track analytics and create reports detailing successes and failures of communications campaigns together with WHO AFRO COM team. • Ensure that all communications and marketing material aligns with brand standards • Maintain digital media archives including photos and videos • Work with NCD Technical officers and communications team members to conceptualize and implement communications strategies and campaigns • Respond to media inquiries and perform media outreach to achieve brand placement in publications • Develop escalation protocols for managing communication crises, should they arise • Engage together with the NCD team discussions with potentials partners to support NCD programme • Support to develop funding proposals • Support to update the contents of NCDs pages in the WHO Regional Office for Africa’s website • Coordinate the publication of periodic NCD Newsletter on the WHO African Region NCD webpage and disseminate it via email. • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor. Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities: • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day); • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country; • Provide annual and end of assignment self- reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities. • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.; • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers; • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.