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Vacancy Notice No: WPRO/13/FT98
Title: Assistant (Audio-Visual)
Grade: G4
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  2 years
Date: 19 March 2013
Application Deadline: 9 April 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Manila, Philippines
Organization unit: WP/RDO Office of the Regional Director (WP/RDO) /
WP/PIO Public Information Office (WP/PIO)
The Public Information Office (PIO) is responsible for communications and advocacy in the WHO Western Pacific Regional Office (WPRO). Its overarching objective is to use communications to advance and support WPRO's public health goals.
Description of duties:
Under the supervision and guidance of the Public Information Officer, the incumbent performs the following functions:

1. Provides support in the maintenance of the WPRO Image Bank by descriptive cataloguing, selection and classification of photos and audio-visual materials.

2. Maintains the Image Bank by uploading photo thumbnails and encoding entries on the database using InMagic DB/Textworks and InMagic Publisher; coordinates with ITG in uploading live versions of images on the website; collaborates with HQ and other WHO regional and country offices for sharing of images and video resources.

3. Supports the Public Information Officer in the selection and uploading of photos and videos to the website and Intranet.

4. Screens images, considering their technical, informational and aesthetic qualities, prior to uploading in the website to ensure usability; scans, enhances and edits images through cleaning and digital-enhancing, using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, and stores high resolution copies on CDs for publication needs.

5. Provides assistance to PIO and technical units in selecting images for use in their publications, reports, advocacy and other information materials.

6. Works with the technical units to identify photos for timely and appropriate use, including web postings and publications that precisely reflect the scope and quality of technical work carried out by them.

7. Provides photo research and assists PIO, technical units, regional offices, WHO and non-WHO staff, including the media and other professionals, in the selection of images for health information, education and advocacy materials.

8. Designs graphics and layouts for publications and other information materials such as flyers, posters, CD labels and jackets and Nimloks using Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign.

9. Updates the WPRO homepage and media centre, as well as the intranet homepage, by posting articles along with photos and/or videos, using the WebIt and Content Management systems.

10. Assists in news monitoring and forwarding of relevant articles to technical units, as appropriate.

11. Maintains contact with photo distributors and resources for procurement of images for possible use in PIO's communications and advocacy materials.

12. Takes photographs of WPRO meetings, events, or functions, as requested.

13. Screens and routes incoming mail, documents and reports; ensures its distribution and follow up on deadlines.

14. Drafts correspondence on routine matters and type a wide variety of material from drafts, printed texts or from dictation.

15. Provides clerical assistance to the unit, visiting staff and consultants, as and when required.

16. Occasionally replaces secretary/PIO during the latter's absence, as coordinated by the PIO.

17. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Completion of secondary education, with training or experience in the use of photo management software like InMagic DB/Textworks, photo editing software like Adobe Photoshop and in the use of flatbed scanners.
Thorough knowledge of photo management software, preferably InMagic DB/Textworks, skill in scanning images on flatbed scanners and editing with Adobe Photoshop. Skilled in assessing image quality and integrity. Good organizational skills and able to work unsupervised. Ability to work harmoniously as a member of a team, adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds and maintain a high standard of personal conduct.
At least three years' experience in audio-visual and/or administrative work.
Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English.
Additional Information:
Post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the office. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
404 545 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

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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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