Communication Assistant – Speechwriter, Outreach and Advocacy at the World Health Organization (WHO)


Job Title: Communication Assistant – Speechwriter, Outreach and Advocacy

Ref No: 1905445
Location: Abuja
Grade: G5
Contractual Arrangement: Special Services Agreement (SSA)
Contract duration: 6 months
Schedule: Full-time 

Required Qualifications

  • Essential: Completion of secondary school education.
  • Desirable: Degree in Journalism, Communications, Sustainable Development, International Relations or other relevant field.


  • 5 years working experience in the development of all written external communications including web articles, factsheets, press releases, Annual Reports, event coverage, including photography, interviews, newsletters and other media contents
  • Organization of press conferences with local and national media outlets
  • Production, launch and dissemination of institutional knowledge products, including Press Releases
  • Production of digital/social media materials such as tweets, Facebook Live content and short videos
  • Excellent general understanding of public health, gender, equity and other related issues;
  • Experience working collaboratively in a team structure in a multicultural environment;
  • Experience working with the Microsoft Office suite, and particularly in development of PowerPoint presentation materials


  • Relevant work experience in WHO/UN.

Use of language skills:

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of  English.
  • Desirable: Knowledge of one of the other five official languages of the UN (French, Portuguese and Spanish) would be an asset.


  • Ability to acquire sound knowledge of WHO rules, regulations and procedures. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain good relations with people at various levels and of different background


  • Promote WHO’s position in health leadership
  • Communication
  • Foster integration and teamwork
  • Produce results
  • Respect and promote individual and cultural differences.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Features

Job CategoryTelecommunications
Deadline9th December, 2019.
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