Communication Specialist

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This is a UNV National Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as National UN Volunteer. It is normally only for nationals. More about UNV National Specialist contracts.

WHO Country Office Kuwait inaugurated in June 2021 is mandated to support the Ministry of health and other national institutions in meeting the targets of the Sustainable Development Goal 3 aiming to improve health and wellbeing for all at all ages. The CO is engaged in supporting country partners with technical assistance in specialized health topics in accordance with country support plans developed in partnership with the Ministry of Health. Additional areas of support include implementation of capacity building initiatives, multisectoral action plans and the establishment of platforms to meet advocacy goals and forge dialogue around health issues of national priority with consideration to the UN guiding principles of inclusivity, equity, gender equality, respect, and dignity for all.

This UNV assignment will form a core function in shaping the image of the Country Office in Kuwait through the development and implementation of communication activities, in line with the WHO global communication strategy; identification of subjects of interest to develop communication activities and products; highlighting of achievements and results of WHO partnership with entities with a stake in health and; assurance of accurate and timely production and dissemination of high-quality public information products.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of WHO Country Office Representative or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Communication Specialist will: • Participate in the production, as relevant, high-quality media tools, including audio-visual, photographic and printed materials, television and radio programmes, multimedia presentations, social media, videos and press releases, etc., to highlight WHO’s visibility, achievements and success stories. • Work with relevant counterparts within the health cluster, regional and field offices, other WHO departments, UN agencies, and other partners to identify communication opportunities and prepare communication initiatives on specific topics. • Work closely with the other country and regional/HQ Communication Officers, if any, in identifying with the press/media to disseminate information on topics of SDG 3 relevance and priority. Support the planning of interviews and filming opportunities to support high-visibility of WHO achievements through television, radio and newspapers, etc. • Participate in the development of communication products to be used by the Country Office to advocate for support from Donors and other Stakeholders. to respond to country office needs. • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

• Professionalism • Integrity • Teamwork and respect for diversity • Commitment to continuous learning • Planning and organizing • Communication

• At least 3 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in graphic design, visual language or social media; experience with science communication is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization; • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills; • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing; • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development; • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel; • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment; • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines; • Desirable: valid national driver’s license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4x4 over rough terrain; (if not applicable, delete) • Sound security awareness; • Have affinity with or interest in advocacy for health, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

As this is a national UN Volunteer assignment, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for arranging his/her own housing and other living essentials.

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