Dobrovoľnícky projekt Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) Specialist - WHO Slovakia

Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) Specialist - WHO Slovakia

Projekt / iniciatíva bez právnej formy
Ukraine
refugees and host communities
listening skills
RCCE
communications
Community Engagement
communications strategies
data collection
data analysis
Miesto
Bratislavský kraj
Ideálny začiatok projektu
Ihneď
Spôsob spolupráce
Osobné stretnutia
Min. dĺžka projektu
do 3 mesiacov

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Assignment Country: Slovakia

Sustainable Development Goal: 3. Good health and well-being

Volunteer Category: National UN Volunteer Specialist

Host Organization: WHO Slovakia

Number of Assignments: 1

Eligibility: The candidate must be a national or legal resident of the country of assignment.

Age: 27 - 80

MISSION AND OBJECTIVES

The WHO Country Office in Slovakia was established in 1994 in Bratislava to support WHO’s work in the country and provide leadership in advocacy, partnership and representation, policy development and technical cooperation. The Office is the focal point for WHO activities in Slovakia and consists of two staff members. In 2013, Slovakia successfully reduced the tuberculosis rate to 6.4 cases per 100 000 population and is entering the elimination phase.

CONTEXT

Following the 3-level grading of the emergency in Ukraine on 24 February 2022, a structure has been put in place to respond to the emergency in Ukraine and surrounding countries. This includes a Communication Pillar at the regional and country levels.
RCCE specialists are needed in Ukraine’s surrounding countries to coordinate RCCE strategies and plans, implementing and measure RCCE activities in the context of refugees arriving from Ukraine.

TASK DESCRIPTION

Reporting to the WHO Representative (WR) and/or Head of the Country Office (HoCO), and under the regular guidance of the Risk Communication and Community Engagement Regional Adviser WHE/EURO and the Communication Manager, the volunteer is expected to deliver effective RCCE interventions informed by listening and relevant to the target audience.

Coordinate the development and implementation of an RCCE action plan for the country office and in support of national authorities, as part of the health response operations to Ukraine’s emergency. This includes:

  • Identify key target audiences with a focus on refugees and host populations;

  • Use listening mechanisms and data collection and analysis methods to monitor and analyze information and address perceptions among key target audiences;

  • Map key areas of interest and concern in both refugees and host populations;

  • Based on listening data;

  • Develop relevant RCCE messages and materials (brochures, leaflets, and posters including graphic design; animated videos; radio and TV scripts; social media content), campaigns, and other initiatives, in languages and formats used by target audiences;

  • Respond to rumors and misinformation as needed;

  • Deploy RCCE messages, materials, campaigns, etc. to key target audiences via trusted sources and channels;

  • Engage community influencers (e.g. community leaders, health mediators, faith-based organizations, civil society organizations) and co-develop and deliver effective RCCE interventions;

  • Measure and evaluate interventions by setting a MEL strategy;

  • Support WHO coordination on RCCE across UN agencies and health partners;

  • Report regularly on RCCE activities and issues to the IM and respective RO counterparts;

  • Build and maintain RCCE capacity in the country (WHO Country Office, national authorities, partners, media, and other stakeholders) through training, coaching, and on-the-job support;

  • Perform any other related incident-specific duties, as required by supervisors.

Results/Expected outputs:
The mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to help countries, and coordinate international action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and emergencies:

  • Identify key target audiences with a focus on refugees and host populations;

  • Use listening mechanisms and data collection and analysis methods to monitor and analyze information and address perceptions among key target audiences;

  • Map key areas of interest and concern in both refugees and host populations;

  • Based on listening data

  • Develop relevant RCCE messages and materials (brochures, leaflets and posters including graphic design; animated videos; radio and TV scripts; social media content), campaigns, and other initiatives, in languages and formats used by target audiences;

  • Respond to rumors and misinformation as needed

  • Deploy RCCE messages, materials, campaigns etc. to key target audiences via trusted sources and channels;

  • Engage community influencers (e.g. community leaders, health mediators, faith-based organizations, civil society organizations) and co-develop and deliver effective RCCE interventions;

  • Measure and evaluate interventions by setting a MEL strategy;

  • Build and maintain RCCE capacity in the country (WHO Country Office, national authorities, partners, media, and other stakeholders) through training, coaching and on-the-job support.

REQUIREMENTS

Required experience

  • 3 years of experience in RCCE related professional experience, part of which working in disease outbreaks or health emergencies. Proven experience in the development and implementation of RCCEs strategies and plans.

  • Desirable: Knowledge or understanding of WHO mandate and goals in emergency response relief or experience in similar positions in the UNs.

Other Skills (e.g. IT):

  • Computer literacy. Excellent presentation skills, with proven ability to write in English in a clear and concise manner. Knowledge or skills in visual design.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Effective negotiation, facilitation and consensus-building skills. ▪ Ability to work under pressure while producing results. Ability to “think outside the box” and to make innovative proposals related to RCCE. Tact, discretion, and diplomacy. Knowledge or understanding of WHO mandate and goals in the emergency incident management context.

  • Sound security awareness.

Area(s) of expertise

  • Communication, Crisis and emergency response, Health

Driving license

  • n/a

Languages

  • English, Level: Fluent, Required

  • Slovak, Level: Fluent, Required

  • Russian, Level: Working knowledge, Desirable

  • Ukrainian, Level: Working knowledge, Desirable

Required education level

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in social sciences, behavioural sciences, development sciences, communications, humanities or related fields from an accredited/recognized institute.

  • Desirable: Master level in any of the above. Training in public health, health education, health communication, or health promotion.

Competencies and values

  • Professionalism

  • Integrity

  • Teamwork and respect for diversity

  • Commitment to continuous learning

  • Planning and organizing

  • Communication

  • Flexibility

  • Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity, and self-reliance; and commitment towards WHO’s mission and vision, as well as to the UN Core Values.

UN Volunteer entitlements and allowances

The purpose of the allowances and entitlements paid to UN Volunteers is to enable UN Volunteers to sustain a secure standard of living at the duty stations in line with United Nations standards without incurring personal costs. The allowances are in no way to be understood as compensation, reward, or salary in exchange for the UN Volunteer’s service.

Contingent on specific eligibility criteria, location of the volunteer assignment and contractual type and category, the payment of allowances will begin from the date of Commencement of Service. For more information on entitlements please read the Condition of Service (https://explore.unv.org/cos) and use the entitlement calculator (https://app.unv.org/calculator) for the most up to date information.

Note on Covid-19 vaccination requirements

Selected candidates for certain occupational groups may be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) in line with the applicable host entity policy

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