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Web and Communications Editor

World Health Organization





Area of expertise :

  • Web and Communications Editor

Purpose of consultancy

  • There is strong demand across technical departments and country offices for the creation of high-quality new or repurposed content for regional and country office websites as well as speeches, social media content, press releases and campaign material. The Communications for Health Programme (CFH) receives some editorial support from the Publishing, Editorial and Graphic Design (PEG) team, but additional support from a consultant is now being sought to help leverage limited in-house resources to best effect and ensure the timely creation of effective strategic communication products.
  • The Consultancy is needed to support the CFH programme in editing and producing quality communication products including, web/social media content, press releases, and campaign materials as well as speeches, in close coordination with PEG team and particularly WHO/EMRO’s Chief Editor.


  • As part of the Communications, Resource Mobilization and Partnerships department, the CFH programme drives and shapes communication activities for WHO in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. This includes creating a wide range of corporate, programme and emergency communication products.
  • CFH is one of the priorities of the WHO Regional Director’s “Vision 2023” for the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) and is an integrated part of the Department of Communications, Resource Mobilization and Partnership (CRP).
  • The communications programme’s Strategic Objective is to reinforce WHO’s role as the trusted health authority, and to share evidence-based health information in the Region.

The programme’s specific objectives are to: 

  • Reach the public, donors, media and other stakeholders with accurate, timely and appealing information through traditional and innovative platforms to:
  • promote WHO’s impact and credibility as the leading voice for public health;
  • highlight heath needs across the Region through human stories; and
  • communicate health risks and dispel misinformation. 
  • Enhance WHO’s capacity to communicate for health, foster partnerships with the media and other key stakeholders, and attract resources for strategic priorities.
  • Reaffirm WHO staff’s knowledge of, and pride in the work of the Organization.
  • Advise senior management on issues that affect WHO’s reputation and credibility.)

Educational Qualifications:

  • Essential: First university degree (Bachelor’s degree) in English language, linguistics, communication, science, social sciences, humanities or other related field.


  • Essential: At least 5 years of proven relevant experience working in a professional editing and communication environment.
  • Desirable: Working experience in an international organization.
  • Working experience with content management system (CMS) for websites such as Joomla and Sitefinity.


  • English (Read – Write – Speak / Expert)

Skills / Technical skills and knowledge:

  • Expertise in writing and editing in English, with strong knowledge of the English language and trends in spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Proven competency in planning and preparing content for publication on websites.
  • Understanding of the work of international organizations and the potential sensitivities involved.

Source: https://careers.who.int/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=2300863&tz=GMT%2B05%3A30&tzname=Asia%2FCalcutta




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