Strategic Communications Specialist: Climate Change (E-Volunteer)

Closing Date: 10 November 2020

Location: Fiji

Category: Marketing, Communication & Multi Media

The Organisation
The World Health Organisation's (WHO) primary role is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system. Established on the 7th of April, 1948, a date that is now celebrated as World Health Day, WHO now has a global staff team of 7000 people working across 150 country offices and six regional offices with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. 

WHO's Division of Pacific Technical Support (DPS) works in collaboration with pacific governments, other UN agencies, and NGOs to achieve better health outcomes in 21 pacific countries and areas. Climate change has been identified as having an impact on health outcomes and amidst the shock of Covid19, people are further realising  the need to protect both. 

The Assignment
This is a part-time e-volunteer assignment where you work from home. Partnering with technical teams on climate change and environment, communications staff based in Suva, Manilla, and WHO's new Asia-Pacific Centre for Environment in Seoul, the volunteer will ensure advocacy and communications activities are effectively developed and successfully implemented.

Responsibilities will include; 
  • Supporting the development of health advocacy plans for WHO Western Pacific region;
  • Contributing to the development of communications publications and advocacy materials,
  • Media and stakeholder engagement; and
  • Supporting the development of digital communications platforms. 
The Volunteer
Our ideal volunteer is an experienced communications professional. Tertiary qualifications in a related field as well as  demonstrable experience in strategic communications with a large NGO is essential. As this assignment will be delivered on-line, you will need to be highly motivated, demonstrate the ability to work cross-culturally in a remote setting and be adequately and appropriate resourced for a home-based assignment. 

If you believe you have the skills to be successful and are committed to improving regional health outcomes, we'd love to hear from you.

VSA covers flights, accommodation, insurance and some expenses. A living allowance is also provided.