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The aim of the World Health Organization is to promote health, keep the world safe, and help those who are most vulnerable. WHO workers work with governments and other partners to ensure the best possible level of health for all people through offices in more than 150 countries.
Overview Of The Programme
Within the framework of the collaborative Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS), the WHO India Country Office collaborates with the Government of India and relevant stakeholders to actively support the development and implementation of national health policies, strategies, and plans aimed at promoting access to and utilisation of affordable and high-quality health services, as well as improving financial protection against health-related risks.
The Country Office contributes to the development of national policies, strategies, and activities in the area of health systems strengthening, including I advocating for Universal Health Coverage and building national capacity in UHC-related matters (ii) facilitating the adoption of evidence-based public health interventions as well as appropriate reforms/changes with the goal of promoting equity and speeding up the movement toward universal health coverage.
Underlying Values And Core Functions Of WHO
WHO’s mandate revolves around six (6) leadership priorities: I expanding universal health coverage; (ii) achieving health-related sustainable development goals; (iii) addressing the challenges of noncommunicable diseases, mental health, violence, and injuries and disabilities; and (iv) implementing the International Health Regulations (2005) (vi) addressing the social, economic, and environmental determinants of health by providing access to high-quality, safe, effective, and cheap medical products.
The WHO’s South-East Asia Region (SEAR) includes 11 nations with a combined population of over 1.8 billion people, including India’s 1.3 billion inhabitants. Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, India, Indonesia, the Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Timor-Leste are all members of WHO/SEAR, and they all view health as a fundamental human right. This is the foundation for all WHO actions, which are founded on the underlying ideals of equity, solidarity, and participation.
Mission Of The WHO Country Office For India
WHO India’s mission is to improve the lives of India’s 1.3 billion people by assisting the government in eliminating vaccine-preventable and other communicable diseases, reducing maternal and neonatal mortality, promoting healthy lifestyles, addressing health determinants, preparing for and responding to health emergencies, and strengthening health systems to achieve universal health coverage.
The WHO Country Office for India has broadened its scope of operations to boost the visibility and reach of WHO’s field activities, key campaigns, and communication initiatives on digital and social media. This includes year-round interaction with stakeholders using new approaches and technologies, such as crowdsourcing and multimedia campaigns, to amplify messages across traditional and new media channels, such as digital, radio, and social media.
Description Of Duties
The purpose of this position is to provide coordination and communication support to the Communicable Diseases (CDS) team and associated teams in order to brainstorm, develop, and execute work and content related to communications and advocacy based on the technical and communication teams’ prioritised programmes, campaigns, and initiatives.
- Coordinating with CDS technical teams for talking points for WR’s public and media interactions, publication of reports, articles, factsheets, and commentaries, as and when required;
- Sourcing web stories, videos, photos and infographics from the technical teams, get them reviewed and approved by the Team Leader, and share with Comms for publication;
- Monitoring and tracking daily news coverage;
- Amplifying dissemination and impact of public health communications and campaigns by exploring innovations and new approaches;
- Sourcing for high-resolution photos and captions working with the technical teams in the field for archiving and web publication;
- Coordinating timely updation of CDS-related information and health topics on the WHO website. Review and provide web support to publish CDS and other web content;
- Providing technical assistance to the CDS team for building communication capacity of the CDS team in country office and field teams in public health communication;
- Developing structured communications plans for all the CDS technical teams, including cross cutting and integration/common agenda areas and provide support for implementing communications during health days related to CDS;
- Supporting implementation of multimedia communication plan for the technical teams throughout the year, with Communications and other teams in WCO and SEARO;
- Coordinating all incoming and outgoing jobs related to communication to ensure quality control for language and design;
- Other support to comms initiatives, as and when required, by WCO technical teams, SEARO and HQ; and
- Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor(s).
- Essential: University degree in Arts/Journalism/Mass Communication/English/Social Sciences or equivalent in a related field from a recognized institution/university.
- Desirable: Post Graduation in Mass Communication or in any of the essential education qualifications listed or other allied fields.
- Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
- Producing results
- Moving Forward in Changing Environment
- Ensuring the effective use of resources
- Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and working knowledge of the local language will be an asset. Proficient knowledge of MS Office applications for making high-quality data analysis, presentations, and drafting reports etc.
- Working experience with UN and/or other international agencies at the national or state level will be an advantage.
- Ability to create innovative campaigns
- Excellent writing and editing skills in English
- Excellent knowledge of recent trends in graphic design and social media campaigns
- Familiarity and experience in using different Content Management Systems (CMS) – experience of using SiteFinity will be an advantage.
- Monthly remuneration is INR 196,550 taxable as per Indian laws and the appointment will be through Special Services Agreement (SSA) extendable subject to satisfactory performance and continuing need for the function.
- S/he will be posted at New Delhi. The position may require extensive travel (can be upto 15 days in a month) to the states and districts.
- This Vacancy Notice may be used to fill similar positions at the same level.
- Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
- A written test and interviews will be used as a form of screening
- WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
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- WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates
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