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Vacancy Notice No: HQ/13/PEC/TA15
Title: External Relations Officer
Grade: P3
Contract type: Temporary appointment
Duration of contract:  6 months
Date: 12 February 2013
Application Deadline: 5 March 2013 Vacancy Notice Cancelled
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit: HQ/PEC Polio, Emergencies and Country Collaboration (HQ/PEC) /
HQ/ERM Emergency Risk Management and Humanitarian Response (HQ/ERM)
HQ/ERX ERM Resource Mobilization and External Relations
The Humanitarian Emergencies External Relations (ERX) Unit of the Emergency Risk Management and Humanitarian Response (ERM) Department in the Polio, Emergencies and Country Collaboration (PEC) Cluster is, in the emergencies context, responsible for 1. Mobilizing resources for WHO's core staff and activities in emergency work and for WHO's country-level emergency response. 2. Advocating for WHO's policies and work in ERM and HR, using publications, the website, donor meetings, etc. 3. Mapping existing and potential funding support, identify funding opportunities, and translate needs into funding proposals. 4. Training and supporting WHO staff to advocate and mobilize resources for WHO's work in emergencies at the three levels of the Organization. 5. Creating an enabling environment with internal and external partners.
Description of duties:
The External Relations Officer is charged with coordinating communications strategies and messages for WHO's work in emergency risk management and humanitarian response, and for writing, editing and production of information products. To this end, she/he maintains regular contact and strengthens cooperation with a selected group of donors and partners through the following activities:

Formulation of advocacy materials.
Finalization of project proposals to donors.
Information to donors of funding appeals and contributions negotiation.
Finalization of donor agreements.
Following-up on donor requests.
Coordination of correspondence with a selected group of donors.
Preparation, participation and following-up on donor meetings.
Resource mobilization support to efforts of regional and country offices in responding to crises through surge support.
First level degree in a relevant field, e.g. communications, journalism, public health, international relations.*

Advanced or masters level degree in related field.

* (For WHO staff please see e-manual III.4.1, para 220)
Excellent written and oral communications skills.
Proven ability to multi-task, prioritize, research and write to tight deadlines.
Proven ability to guide and motivate people from a broad range of cultural backgrounds.
Sound advocacy skills complemented by the ability to plan and evaluate situations and propose innovative communications options.
Integrity, tact and discretion dealing with numerous contracts.
High level of judgment and initiative.

WHO Competencies:
1. Communicating in a credible and effective way
2. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
3. Producing results
4. Moving forward in a changing environment
5. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences.
At least 5 years of combined national and international experience in communications, with a strong focus on writing and editing.
Experience in preparation of content for web site publication.
Significant experience in developing and implementing communications strategies.

Experience in humanitarian operations.
WHO and/or UN experience.
Experience working at regional and country levels.
Experience in writing and editing, specifically in the context of donor relations/reporting.
Experience in supporting public health programmes.

Excellent knowledge of English with a working knowledge of French are essential.
Additional Information:
Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this Vacancy Notice. This vacancy is published in English only.

Priority will be given to internal candidates.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 56091 at single rate
USD 60091 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 103.3 % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

A written test and interviews may be used as a form of screening

Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: www.who.int/employment. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.

WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

Vacancy Notice Cancelled

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