Communication Associate

WHO, Kampala, Uganda

Skill Required:, Media and Communication
Preferred Experience: 
Above 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
24th November, 2020

Job Description


  • To improve strategic communication and knowledge management for WCO Uganda 
  • To portray a favourable image of WHO and its activities to the Ugandan public through the mass media and other communication channels


  • Drafting other substantive written material for the Office of the WHO Representative as requested, including statements, briefings, opposite the editorial page (op-eds), opinions, articles, talking points, key messages and other written communications. This may include targeted messages for internal communications within the United Nations Systems or for specific stakeholders and partners; 
  • Support designing state-of-the-art communication materials and tools; support WHO web site, social media, intranet, web-based knowledge management system and ensure the rapid and timely dissemination of information to all partners; 
  • Support development of advocacy documents to inform humanitarian and development stakeholders and the general public about WHO's response, support development of 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 promote WHO's visibility, achievements and success stories. 
  • Prepare communication, advocacy products and statements to be used for resource mobilization efforts in convincing and encouraging donors to fund health sector response to affected populations. 
  • Supports the formulation and implementation of internal and external communications and advocacy strategies, supports business development. 
  • Extracting key messages from speeches/presentations/articles for dissemination through social media channels, in close collaboration with the Programme Management Officer. 
  • Undertaking original research on a range of development topics (within the context of UN system, Country Cooperation Strategy and Sustainable Development Goals) as needed to substantively inform the speechwriting process. 
  • Organization of roundtable discussions, press conferences, briefing sessions, seminars, interviews, observation of Health Days. 
  • Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and management.



  • Essential: Completion of secondary education; preferably supplemented by technical or university courses in communications, journalism, international relations.
  • Desirable: First level degree in communications, journalism, social sciences


  • Essential: At least10 years' experience in communication, journalism, media (print, broadcast and electronic or public
  • Desirable: Experience in design of website and social media, maintaining and updating current information.


  • In depth knowledge of communications approaches, tools, and methodologiesAbility to deliver oral presentations to various audiences3. Ability to keep abreast of available technology willingness to learn new technology

Use of Language Skills

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English.


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