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The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Vacancy Notice No: HQ/13/DGD/FT72
Title: Assistant (Multi-media)
Grade: G5
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  One year
Date: 19 February 2013
Application Deadline: 19 March 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit: HQ/DGD Offices under the Director-General (HQ/DGD) /
HQ/DCO Department of Communications (HQ/DCO)
HQ/FPE Flagship Communications
The Department of Communications (DCO) objectives are to: ensure timely production and dissemination of high quality public information on longstanding and emerging public health issues through various platforms (print, web, broadcast, social media, etc.) and in multiple languages; define and promote a consistent corporate identity for WHO internally and externally; create a 21st century "culture of communications" at WHO by strengthening capacity at every level; contribute to managing WHO's reputation by monitoring public opinion and concerns, and responding to them trategically; and lead the strategic communications response to epidemics and pandemics, public health emergencies and for the health aspects of humanitarian crises.
Description of duties:

Support the development of content for news, communications products such as news interviews, video statements, audio files, photo stories, animated presentations, short videos, b-roll, podcasts video clips and motion graphics.
Provide production services for routine and emergency broadcasts, press conferences including virtual press conferences and produce recorded video and audio clips.
Help ensure that audio-visual content is distributed to news and other channels.
Provide support when needed to broadcasts media and photographers covering WHO news and events.
Help maintain WHO studios in good working order, manage movable and immovable assets and ensure workflow is efficient and optimized to meet deadlines and targets.
Provide audio-visual support as needed for communications.
Provide direct audio-visual services support for corporate priorities and/or involving the Director-General.
Help produce training videos for communications capacity building and webinars for staff.
Contribute to communications surge capacity.
Work as part of WHO emergency communications teams as needed during humanitarian or public health emergencies and be deployed to the field as needed.
Completion of secondary school education or equivalent.
Formal training in audio-visual production.
Proven skills in audio-visual recording and post-production.
Knowledge of modern multi-media news and feature delivery.
Attention to detail, flexibility and creativity.
Understanding of latest AV technology and software and willingness to follow trends on new products, techniques and styles.
Ability to use electronic databases and other work flow management tools and platforms.
Knowledge of web and social media and ability to produce content for social media.
Good communications and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work with multiple interdisciplinary teams.
Formal or self-training in the use of standard office software.

WHO Competencies:
1. Communicating in a credible and effective way
2. Producing results
3. Fostering integration and teamwork.
At least 5 years of experience in the audio-visual communications field with proven experience in providing audio-visual services.
Experience working as a cameraman, photographer, video editor or audio-visual production assistant.

Video library, cataloguing and information management experience an asset.
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.

The following priority order will be observed in the screening of candidates: 1. WHO staff members (Continuing, Fixed-term and Temporary appointments), 2. External candidates.

This post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of each office.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
CHF 75093 at single rate

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: 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.

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