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The objective of the WHO Nepal Country Office is to implement the Country Cooperation Strategy by supporting the Nepal Government in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of national health policies, strategies and plans and developing and managing WHO's technical cooperation programmes at the country level. WHO provides guidance and technical support in organizing the humanitarian health response and in revitalizing…
Communication and Liaison Officer – (2104115)
Grade: No grade
Contractual Arrangement: Special Services Agreement (SSA)
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): Till 31 December 2021
Job Posting: Oct 4, 2021, 3:38:01 PM
Closing Date: Oct 26, 2021, 3:44:00 AM
Primary Location: Nepal-Kathmandu
Organization: SE_NEP WR Office, Nepal
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Purpose of the position:
The WHO Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) supports the Ministry of Health & Population (MoHP), Government of Nepal (GoN) to direct and co-ordinate and rapid provision of life-saving emergency health interventions at scale in the aftermath of multi-hazard emergencies and disasters and subsequently assists in the rapid recovery of the health system in collaboration with national and international partners. Thereupon it provides technical support to the MoHP and partners to enhance health sector emergency risk management through prevention risk reduction or mitigation; preparedness and response readiness to build a health system that is resilient to multi-hazard disasters including public health emergencies.
Within this framework, Communication and Liaison Officer will support Health Coordination and Communication and Documentation Pillar of the Incident Management System (IMS) in the area of Strategic Partnerships, Inter-ministerial Co-ordination, Liaison and Communication.
Summary of Assigned Duties:
Under the overall supervision of WHO Representative and Team Leader – WHO Health Emergencies Programme and direct guidance of Senior Consultant – Advocacy, Strategic Partnerships and Leadership Communication; in close coordination with the relevant Technical Officers and National Professional Officers of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme of the WHO Country Office for Nepal, and with the relevant Ministry of Health & Population (MoHP) counterpart; while strictly adhering to the WHO standards, the incumbent will perform the below functions:
Communication & Risk Communication Community Engagement
Functional Knowledge and Skills:
University degree in journalism/mass communications/political science/literature. from an accredited/recognized academic institution.
Postgraduate degree (Master’s) in journalism/mass communications.
At least two years of experience in communications and/or journalism, preferable in health-related field. Proven experience in media handling and in writing articles/social media posts/web stories or other documents, as evidenced by published materials.
Experience of working with partners, especially with Government Departments. Experience in covering issues of public health, particularly disease outbreaks/emergency, etc. Knowledge of the workings of social media and website design.
Other Skills (eg IT):
Good knowledge of computer applications and software including MS Office applications. Ability to coordinate with the government, manage projects, build partnerships with multiple partners in the context of health emergencies.
Use of Language Skills: Expert knowledge of English and Nepali.
Monthly Salary: (Net of tax) NPR 196,102.00 at single rate (taxable as per Nepal Government laws and appointment will be through Special Services Agreement (SSA) extendable subject to satisfactory performances and continuing need for the function.
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