Internship at The World Health Organization

Internship at The World Health Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO) is the United Nations organization that specialized in public health.  Our goal is to build a better, healthier future for people all over Nigeria. Working through offices in in all 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), WHO staff work side by side with governments and other partners to ensure the highest attainable level of health for all people. Together we strive to combat diseases – infectious diseases like tuberculosis, polio, influenza and HIV and non-communicable ones like cancer and heart disease.

WHO’s Speechwriter intern is responsible for developing high-impact communications for the WHO Country Representative (WR). This internship requires strategic thinking with the ability to deliver consistently high quality, well-written, thought-provoking materials under pressure and tight deadlines.

Eligibility

Education

  • Qualified/suitable intern from the field of journalism, communications, sustainable development, social science, international relations or related field with the following academic qualifications: (a) enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); (b) enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); graduated with a university degree as defined in (a) and (b) above and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year after the graduation.

Experience

  • 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;
  • Familiarity with the UN system in general and/or WHO in particular are an asset.

Language

  • Proficiency in English;
  • Knowledge of one of the other five official languages of the UN (French, Portuguese and Spanish) would be an asset.

 Competencies

  • Have a good understanding of strategic communication and how it can contribute to the achievement of specific development goals;
  • Possess excellent writing skills;
  • Be able to write quickly, clearly and concisely;
  • Ability to originate or edit written content for media and the general public;
  • Knowledge of analytical tools and methods for undertaking substantive research on various policy related issues;
  • Ability to engage with other parties and forge productive working relationships;
  • Have an understanding of, and experience with the major social media channels;
  • Be familiar with global development issues and the world of the UN.

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Deadline: 11th November 2017