Communications Specialist

United Nations Volunteers, Turkmenistan

Skill Required:, Media and CommunicationPolicy/ Advocacy and Campaign
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
21st January, 2021

Job Description

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the WHO Representative or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Communications Specialist will:

The purpose of this assignment is to support the WHO Country Office in communicating on relevant health issues, developments and findings; promoting the work of WHO at national level; and contributing to communications activities on delivering the European Programme of Work at country and regional levels.

Key duties include:

  • To develop, coordinate, implement and evaluate an EPW communications action plan for the WHO Country Office.
  • To plan and develop, with support from Country Office (CO) and RO (Regional Office) staff when necessary, communications messages and products on country work for public and professional groups (policy-makers and health professionals, media, web and social media audiences, and the public).
  • To develop and deliver selected public health and health care campaigns (e.g. communicable and non-communicable diseases, vaccination, mental health, digital health, health care workers, health system developments, universal health coverage, the Sustainable Development Goals), including messages, written and multimedia materials, dissemination and follow-up.
  • To contribute to Regional communications strategies and plans, and coordinate/ share information with the Regional communications team on key communications activities including capacity-building.
  • To network, coordinate and manage the contacts of key communications counterparts among UN partners, authorities and communications outlets at national level.
  • To ensure proper visibility and support to partner engagement initiatives and collaboration (including development partners and donors) through development and dissemination of relevant communications products.
  • To provide support to CO/RO in managing resource partner engagement including assisting in proposal development and reporting.
  • To support the WHO Representative on strategic external and internal communications.
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.


  • Required degree level: Master degree or equivalent
  • Education - Additional Comments:
  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in a relevant area, social and political science, international relations, development studies, communications, public relations, journalism or social sciences.
  • Required experience: 24 Months

Experience remark:

  • At least 2 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in communications, or other relevant programmes; experience with social media, web communications, resource mobilization, and media relations is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization.

Language skills:

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Russian(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
  • German(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge


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