Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
To increase the awareness in Member States of WHO's policies and public health issues in general, and to gain public support for its achievement, through the design of a comprehensive communication policy and strategy for WHO-SEARO.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Under the general supervision and guidance of the Public Information and Advocacy Officer (PIA), the incumbent performs a variety of administrative support functions as follows:
Essential: Completion of Secondary School Education
Essential: At least 3 years of administrative/clerical related experience.
Ability to perform calmly and efficiently under pressure within short deadlines and in evolving situations is essential.Knowledge of WHO staff procedures/processes. Familiarity with internet and social media.
Other skills (eg IT skills):
This position requires a willingness to acquire new knowledge about latest communication technology such as internet-based software like Mailchimp, SEARO content management system. Due to the high visibility and high sensitivity of information handled by this unit, the incumbent needs to have demonstrated discretion and judgment when dealing with internal and external stakeholders. The incumbent needs to have demonstrated ability to work with other technical units. The unit's work involves short deadline and evolving situations. Proficiency in the use of modern office software packages such as MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook etc.) and standard office equipment. Knowledge of Photoshop is an advantage. Good working knowledge of GSM (or other Oracle-based ERP systems) is desirable.
Use of Language Skills
Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Intermediate knowledge of Hindi.