World Health Organization

Director of Communications

Geneva, Switzerland (CH)
$185,964 (Average)
04 Sep 2018
02 Oct 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

The World Health Organization (WHO) seeks a Director of Communications

In support of the Organization’s mandate and mission, the Director of Communications develops an effective communications strategy, and creates innovative new channels to increase visibility and get WHO message across to key stakeholders as well as the general public.

More specifically, the Director of Communications will:

  • Innovate: Identify external challenges and emerging issues and design strategies to manage them, while anticipating and incorporating appropriate communications tools and channels into WHO work.
  • Partner: Provide strategic communication advice to the Director-General and senior WHO staff, drive internal communications, liaise with external partners and establish external networks to ensure support in driving WHO messaging and advocacy.
  • Lead: Direct the development, implementation and monitoring of a new WHO global communications strategy and promote WHO communications policies.
  • Manage: Direct the organization, management, operation and performance of the Department of Communications.

Salary: This position is classified at the level in the United Nations common system. Kindly note salary fluctuates on a monthly basis depending on exchange rates. WHO offers an attractive expatriate package including health insurance, financial support for schooling of children and a relocation package.

Deadline for applications is 14 October 2018.