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  • Posted: Jan 25, 2023
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  • The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health. It was established on 7 April 1948, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
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    Consultant- Communications

    Purpose of consultancy

    To provide technical expertise to enable the EYE Strategy to renew attention to yellow fever at all levels by disseminating advocacy and communication materials more broadly at global level, in Africa and in Latin America. 

    Deliverables: 

    • Organize and harmonize all global YF communications tasks in conjunction and interaction with EXT/DCO department for a regional event of the EYE Strategy to introduce the roadmap for countries in Latin America and prepare any relevant events.
    • Plan and execute the global communications needs for the 2023 face-to-face annual EYE partners meeting and support preparations as follows:
      • Pre-recorded videos for the Annual EYE Partners meeting and regional events. 
      • Event management for the Annual EYE Partners meeting. 
      • Guide event preparations.
      • Event facilitation/management. 
      • Coaching of presenters. 
    •  Disseminate developed EYE podcasts and the EYE website broadly (e.g., through social media, partners’ web sites, WHO announcements etc) through targeted communication in liaison with WHO regional communication officers and EYE partners, existing and new to be actively sought. 
    • Develop target track-keeping record and indicators to monitor quantitatively access to communication products (e.g. Downloads/unique visitors/clicks) in order to inform future dissemination efforts at global level and regional level (Africa and Latin America). 
    • Update EYE communication strategy defining list of partners and their role in supporting communication on the EYE Strategy for the period 2024-2026 and to address comments made by Midterm evaluation.
    • Produce 11 monthly newsletters presenting activities related to the EYE Strategy and 1 x Annual Highlights.
    • Co-ordinate press activity, including responses to journalists and writing press releases.
    • Update the 2023 calendar with all key events and opportunities for engagement and showcase of EYE work. 
    • Create a Dashboard with communication-related indicators and list of entities relaying communication products, updated every two months.

    Qualifications, experience, skills and languages.

    Educational Qualifications:

    Essential:

    • First university degree in Communications, Media, Journalism or related field. 

    Experience

    Essential:

    • At least five years of relevant experience in Communications and Media for vaccine-preventable diseases, humanitarian, government or public health related field.
    • At least five years of relevant experience related to humanitarian or public health communications or government. 

    Desirable: 

    • Experience with WHO, UN agencies, US CDC or a health cluster member organization. 
    • Working experience for the EYE Strategy. 
    • Working experience related to humanitarian/charity or public health communications.  

    Skills

    • Strong organizational knowledge of advocacy, communications, resource mobilization. 
    • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team in multiple locations. 
    • Good understanding of the work of UN agencies and the practical considerations of communications outreach to different audiences.  
    • Good communication and presentation skills. 
    • General knowledge of Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers and/or arboviral diseases. 

    Languages required:

    Essential:

    • Expert knowledge of English.
    • Intermediate knowledge of French or Spanish. 

    Closing Date: Feb 8, 2023

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    Consultant – Scientific Writer

    Purpose of consultancy

    The consultant will act as the scientific writer and contribute to the development and publication of key strategic and scientific documents. 

    Deliverables: 

    Output 1: Develop derivatives of the 1st annual report (2022) on pandemic and epidemic preparedness published early 2023.
    Expected by: June 2023.   

    • Activity 1.1:  To develop at least 3 LinkedIn posts for Director EPP.   
    • Activity 1.2:  To develop at least 10 Twitter posts for Director EPP.   

    Output 2: Outline of the 2nd annual report (2023) on pandemic and epidemic preparedness revised based on experts feedback.
    Expected by: July 2023. 

    • Activity 2.1: Organize meetings with relevant experts to gather their inputs.
    • Activity 2.2: Integrate feedback from experts.
    • Activity 2.3: Conduct literature reviews for areas requiring more information.

    Output 3: Foresight article ready to be published.
    Expected by: August 2023.

    • Activity 3.1: Draft foresight article based on EFI recent activities in the areas.
    • Activity 3.2: Facilitate the clearance process.
    • Activity 3.3: Ensure timely publication in the WHO Weekly Epidemiological report and at least one peer-reviewed journal. 
    • Activity 3.4: Prepare relevant derivatives (PPT, LinkedIn or Twitter posts, etc.) as necessary.

    Output 4: Inputs from the STAG-IH annual meeting integrated to the draft annual report.
    Expected by: September 2023.

    • Activity 4.1: Attend the STAG-IH annual report early October 2023 and take notes. 
    • Activity 4.2: Integrate main discussion points to the draft annual report.
    • Activity 4.3: Prepare “STAG-IH recommendations” for distribution to Senior Leadership.

    Output 5: Organize epidemics version 2 translated in the 6 UN languages.
    Expected by: October 2023.

    • Activity 5.1: Organize the process with the company hired to translate the Managing Epidemics v2.
    • Activity 5.2: Facilitate the clearance process.
    • Activity 5.3: Ensure timely publication of the translated versions.

    Output 6: Content of the 2nd annual report (2023) on pandemic and epidemic preparedness finalized.
    Expected by: November 2023.

    • Activity 6.1: Finalize the annual report.   
    • Activity 6.2: Facilitate the clearance process.
    • Activity 6.3: Follow up with designer and WHO Press to ensure timely publication.

    Qualifications, experience, skills and languages.

    Educational Qualifications:

    Essential:

    • Advanced University degree degree in health, health sciences, life sciences.

    Desirable: 

    • PhD in health, health sciences, or life sciences.

    Experience

    Essential:

    • At least 5 years of relevant experience in scientific research.
    • Demonstrated professional experience in evidence/literature review experience. 
    • Publication experience with peer-reviewed journal (attach publication list) as first author, or peer-reviewed journal.
    • Demonstrated experience in technical editing.

    Desirable:

    • Experience related to infectious diseases. 

    Skills

    • Expertise in copyediting with WHO style.
    • Knowledge of research methods (public health, health science, epidemiology).
    • Expertise in literature search.
    • Expertise in reference/bibliography management.
    • Knowledge of MS office (Word, Excel, PPT) and other essential software computer literacy.

    Closing Date: Feb 7, 2023

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