Deadline: 29 June, 2021

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

World Health Organisation (WHO) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Country Communications Officer.

The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.


  • Coordinate and respond to the external communication needs of Anglophone country offices in the WHO African region
  • Provide training and coaching to Anglophone country offices with the aim of building the capacities of country offices in external communications in the WHO African region
  • Work with country offices and regional clusters to identify subjects of interest to develop and showcase WHO’s work at country and regional level
  • Support country offices by providing templates for key communication material such as press releases, media advisories, talking points, and other materials on WHO events, products and issue
  • Write press releases, impact stories, social media posts and other communication material on important events at the country level
  • Organise photographic and video shoots, interviews and filming opportunities to support high-visibility of WHO achievements for dissemination on social media platforms and regional and country websites
  • Support country offices when the regional director conducts an official country visit and promote the highlights of the mission
  • Support country offices to develop engaging content for their country websites
  • Support the regional office to keep its website regularly updated


  • University degree in Communications, Social Sciences, Journalism, Public Health, International Relations, or a related field from an accredited/recognised institution
  • Course in communication techniques such as graphic design, visual language and use of social media (desirable)
  • Five years, minimum, of related experience at the regional and international level
  • Proven experience in producing a range of communication items
  • Experience with WHO/UN or with an international non-governmental organisation
  • Experience working for a media outlet or international organisation
  • Proven skills in the development and implementation of communication/media products and tactics
  • Excellent interpersonal skills complemented with ability to conceptualise ideas
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Expert knowledge of English
  • Intermediate knowledge of French

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: WHO/Pierre Virot


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