OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
and (vi) monitoring and assessing health trends.WHO - SEAR is made up of 11 countries, with over 1.9 billion people, including India's population of 1.
3 billion. The diversity of people and health situations requires, on the demand side, a solid understanding of the emerging socio-economic, epidemiologic and demographic patterns and trends at both the aggregate as well as national and sub-national levels, with due sensitivity to disadvantaged populations and vulnerable segments of the society.
On the supply side, it is equally crucial to have a solid understanding of the commonalities and divergences of the health systems, the circumstances and political economy under which they have evolved and operate.
Mission of the WHO Country Office for India Within the framework of WHO's Country Cooperation Strategy 2019-2023, the mission of WCO-India is to support India in : 1.
Accelerating progress on universal health coverage 2. Promoting health and wellness by addressing determinants of health 3.
Better protect the population against health emergencies 4. Enhancing India's global leadership in health.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Under the overall guidance of the WHO Representative to India and the direct supervision of Deputy WHO Representative to India, with a view to achieve the expected results set out in the relevant WCO-India biennial workplans in accordance with WHO's Country Cooperation Strategy with India, as part of the WCO-India team working on health systems, the incumbent will have the following responsibilities : (A) Managing Public Information Assignments 1.
4. Planning, drafting and preparing press releases, feature articles and fact sheets in consultation with the technical teams.
5. Ensuring production of quality communication materials such as print, electronic materials and website updates by soliciting information from sources within and outside WCO India.
2. Developing and coordinating communication training for WCO India staff.(C) Media Activities(1) Organizing and moderating press / technical briefings for the media and coordinating between media and WHO experts to ensure timely, efficient provision of information to the press, participating in WHO India health-related conferences, strengthening capacity to assist media representatives and answering their queries.
6. Perform any other tasks as required by the supervisors.
Essential : University degree inArts / Journalism / Communication / Social Sciences or relevant fields.
or other related field relevant to theposition.
Essential : Five years of experience in the field of communications, includingexperience in networking and liaison-building activities with national andinternational organizations or other relevant experience.
Desirable : Experience of work in UN and / or other international organizations. Skills The incumbent should identify with the core values of the World Health Organization.
Thorough knowledge of Mass Communication. Good understanding of country's needs and priorities, of issues and policies related to Media.
Very good knowledge of WHO policies, programmes and guidelines in the related areas. Knowledge of the administrative functioning of government institutions and related departments / agencies, and of the other partners in India would be an asset.
Very good ability to build and maintain relations and network with national authorities and other stakeholders across relevant sectors.
Understanding of the potential motivating factors within national context and ability to adjust to new approaches in an increasingly complex environment.
Modern management skills (planning and evaluation, etc). Capacity to prepare terms of reference and to prepare and monitor and manage the implementation of contractual agreements.
Capacity to convey information and options in a structured and credible way; ability to speak and write clearly. Proficiency in computer applications and ability to draft reports.
Knowledge of WHO / UN agencies programmes and practices will be an advantage.
Use of Language Skills
Essential : Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable : Intermediate knowledge of Hindi.
Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at INR 3,025,907 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.