Junior Communication Officer

United Nations Volunteers, Hanoi, Vietnam

Skill Required:, Media and CommunicationProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
26th May, 2021

Job Description

Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Acting Coordinator, Universal Health Coverage – Healthy Lifestyle and Environment Team, and/or the technical supervision of the Communications Team Lead within the WHO-VNM, the UN Volunteer [Junior Communication Officer] will be a part of the Communications Team and will focus on writing communication materials and stories from the field to highlight impact of health programs, document challenges from the field and tell stories of the lives of people impacted by and benefitting from health programs, by performing following tasks.

  • Provide support in office-wide communication for health activities, including corporate communications and external relations, particularly in the areas of health systems strengthening, healthy lifestyles, and environmental health;
  • Provide support to the technical focal point for communication on the implementation of the National Action Plan for Health Communication, 2019-2025;
  • Provide support to the risk communication activities of WHO Viet Nam and in support to the Ministry of Health;
  • Provide operational support in preparing for and conducting advocacy campaigns;
  • Provide support in the monitoring and evaluation of communication products, including use of behavioral insights for communication;
  • When needed, provide Vietnamese-English translation/interpretation support during meetings with Ministry of Health counterparts and partners; and
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor and/or his/her designated mandated representative(s).


Required degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalent

Education - Additional Comments:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area, e.g. communication arts, mass communication, development communication, etc;

Required experience: 24 Months

Experience remark:

  • At least two years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in development and implementation of communication campaigns (online/offline), conducting community engagement activities or other relevant programmes; experience with writing for public audiences is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;

Language skills:

  • Vietnamese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent


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