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Roster: Communications for Partnerships Support Officer, P2, Fixed-term, Multiple Duty Stations
World Health Organization (WHO)
WP_SLB Solomon Islands
P2 Entry Professional Roster/Talent Pool Internationallly Recruited
Job Expired 8 Mar 2024
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description



The incumbent works – in the context of the WHO Country Cooperation Strategy – to enable achievement of the office’s partnerships and external relations’ goals for joint programming and funding in order to deliver the national health and development agenda. The purpose of the position is to support the development and implementation of the WHO Country Office’s communication strategies toward achievement of its partnerships goals through optimal stakeholder awareness and organizational branding..


The incumbent will perform all or part of the following, and other related responsibilities as required by the needs of the office.
● Work in coordination with the Partnerships and External Relations and Communications officers.
● Develop and manage the implementation of communication strategies and plans to enhance the visibility of WHO’s programme successes and advocacy to strategic partners.
● Design and implement promotional activities and campaigns to position WHO as a leader within the public-health space.
● Contribute to the office’s Partnerships’ data and intelligence information system.
● In close collaboration with technical staff, manage the creation, packaging, and dissemination of targeted materials to strategic partners on programme initiatives and issues as well as success stories which bring visibility to the impact of their funding.
● Manage partner linkages for the WCO website as well as related social-media engagements.
● Manage the regular monitoring and tracking of partnerships’ perceptions of the organization, proposing risk-mitigation communications and new strategies.
● Guide technical staff on appropriate communications’ approaches in Partnerships’ briefings.
● Conduct and coordinate partner-sensitive communication training for WHO Country Office staff and personnel. 




Essential: A bachelor’s degree in communication, journalism, marketing, health communications, political science, or international relations.

Desirable: Formal qualification in public health. Courses in communication techniques and/or graphic design, visual language in the use of social media. 

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: . 


Essential: At least two years of relevant experience in implementing communications services and products, including for a public organization; social media and graphic design.

Desirable: Some of the above-listed experience to have been obtained in an international context. Proven international exposure is an asset.


● Promoting an organizational brand in virtual communities and networks.
● Implementing communication/media products and approaches
● Excellent oral and written communication
● Experience with a range of communications tools, including publications and Internet,
● Exposure to web-based communications, marketing and outreach activities.
● Ability to elicit and communicate programme success stories.
● Knowledge of WHO /United Nations agencies’ programmes and practices in national context
● Knowledge or understanding of WHO mandate and goals in the national context.

WHO Competencies

Enhanced WHO Global Competency Model: 


Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of spoken and written English.


WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars.  The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 50,377, (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station.  Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.


  • This vacancy notice will be used to fill similar positions in Solomon Islands and other duty stations within the Western Pacific Region.

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  • A written test and/or an asynchronous video assessment may be used as a form of screening.

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