Job Description


Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters Duty Stations.

  • Research technical, scientific, and historical material and check supporting data for accuracy and relevance.

  • Analyse data in Excel and other software and visualize data in user-friendly ways to clearly communicate key Health Information and contribute to evidence-informed decision making.

  • Draft sections of key documents, reports, presentations, speeches and talking points for a variety of purposes and audiences, summarizing developments, outcomes/results and recommendations.

  • Interact and communicate clearly and consistently with WHO staff members across the African Region and with partners as required.

  • Contribute to strengthening document development and knowledge Management Systems and processes, including documenting action points from key meetings and initiatives and monitoring follow-up.

  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

Master degree or equivalent
  • Advanced higher degree (Master or equivalent) in a relevant area, e.g. health, communications, international development or a related area; a first-level university degree or equivalent in combination with relevant training and/or professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree;

24 Months
  • At least 2 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in health, communications, Programme Management, research or other relevant programmes; experience working in the UN or other international development organization is an asset;

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent

  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge

  • Portuguese(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge

Development programme management
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting and presentation Design skills;

  • Accuracy and professionalism in researching and document production and editing ( Research and document production can be general not necessarily related to health topics.)

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;

  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;

  • Good computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with Database Management; and office technology equipment;

  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;

  • Have affinity with or interest in Public Health and volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

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