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Consultant- Communications

Multiple locations

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Multiple locations
  • Grade: Consultancy - International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: 2023-02-08

Purpose of consultancy

To provide technical expertise to enable the EYE Strategy to renew attention to yellow fever at all levels by disseminating advocacy and communication materials more broadly at global level, in Africa and in Latin America.

The consultant will use, gather and build on communication products developed in previous years.

Background

WHO and partners developed a long-term global Eliminate Yellow fever Epidemics (EYE) strategy for the period 2017-2026 to respond to the increasing risk of large urban yellow fever outbreaks. To ensure and guide successful implementation, three strategic objectives were defined together with milestones to be attained throughout a 10-year timeline (2017-2026). In 2022, an external midterm evaluation was conducted to assess progress and advise on the way forward for the second half of the Strategy. To renew global and regional engagement as well as to accelerate implementation of the Strategy, it is important that the EYE Strategy harnesses available communication tools to amplify its position globally.

Deliverables:

1. Organize and harmonize all global YF communications tasks in conjunction and interaction with EXT/DCO department for a regional event of the EYE Strategy to introduce the roadmap for countries in Latin America and prepare any relevant events.

2. Plan and execute the global communications needs for the 2023 face-to-face annual EYE partners meeting and support preparations as follows:

  1. Pre-recorded videos for the Annual EYE Partners meeting and regional events.
  2. Event management for the Annual EYE Partners meeting.
  3. Guide event preparations.
  4. Event facilitation/management.
  5. Coaching of presenters.

3. Disseminate developed EYE podcasts and the EYE website broadly (e.g., through social media, partners’ web sites, WHO announcements etc) through targeted communication in liaison with WHO regional communication officers and EYE partners, existing and new to be actively sought.

4. Develop target track-keeping record and indicators to monitor quantitatively access to communication products (e.g. Downloads/unique visitors/clicks) in order to inform future dissemination efforts at global level and regional level (Africa and Latin America).

5. Update EYE communication strategy defining list of partners and their role in supporting communication on the EYE Strategy for the period 2024-2026 and to address comments made by Midterm evaluation.

6. Produce 11 monthly newsletters presenting activities related to the EYE Strategy and 1 x Annual Highlights.

7. Co-ordinate press activity, including responses to journalists and writing press releases.

8. Update the 2023 calendar with all key events and opportunities for engagement and showcase of EYE work.

9. Create a Dashboard with communication-related indicators and list of entities relaying communication products, updated every two months.

Qualifications, experience, skills and languages.

Educational Qualifications:

Essential:

  • First university degree in Communications, Media, Journalism or related field.

Experience

Essential:

  • At least five years of relevant experience in Communications and Media for vaccine-preventable diseases, humanitarian, government or public health related field.
  • At least five years of relevant experience related to humanitarian or public health communications or government.

Desirable:

  • Experience with WHO, UN agencies, US CDC or a health cluster member organization.
  • Working experience for the EYE Strategy.
  • Working experience related to humanitarian/charity or public health communications.

Skills

  • Strong organizational knowledge of advocacy, communications, resource mobilization.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team in multiple locations.
  • Good understanding of the work of UN agencies and the practical considerations of communications outreach to different audiences.
  • Good communication and presentation skills.
  • General knowledge of Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers and/or arboviral diseases.

Languages required:

Essential:

  • Expert knowledge of English.
  • Intermediate knowledge of French or Spanish.

Location

Off-site: Home based.

Travel

The consultant is expected to travel.

Remuneration and budget (travel costs are excluded):

Remuneration:

Band level B-USD 7,000 – 9,980 per month.

Living expenses (A living expense is payable to on-site consultants who are internationally recruited):

N/A

Expected duration of contract:

11 months.

Additional Information

  • This vacancy notice may be used to identify candidates for other similar consultancies at the same level.
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • If your candidature is retained for 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://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
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  • Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.
  • WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.
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  • Consultants shall perform the work as independent contractors in a personal capacity, and not as a representative of any entity or authority. The execution of the work under a consultant contract does not create an employer/employee relationship between WHO and the Consultant.
  • WHO shall have no responsibility whatsoever for any taxes, duties, social security contributions or other contributions payable by the Consultant. The Consultant shall be solely responsible for withholding and paying any taxes, duties, social security contributions and any other contributions which are applicable to the Consultant in each location/jurisdiction in which the work hereunder is performed, and the Consultant shall not be entitled to any reimbursement thereof by WHO.
  • Consultants working in Switzerland must register with the applicable Swiss cantonal tax authorities and social security authorities, within the prescribed timeframes (Guidelines issued by the Swiss Mission are available at: https://www.eda.admin.ch/missions/mission-onu-geneve/en/home/manual-regime-privileges-and-immunities/introduction/Manuel-personnes-sans-privileges-et-immunites-carte-H/Non fonctionnaires et stagiaires.html
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