Current employment opportunities at WHO Mongolia

Job announcement: Communication and Health Promotion Officer

Post title:
Communication and Health Promotion Officer
ToR: (Post Description)
14 October 2013
4.00 pm

The objective of programme and of the immediate Unit or Field activity (Overview of the Programme)

  • To advocate and coordinate all health promotion related WHO programme activities at country level
  • To support, design and develop communication and health promotion materials such as videos, posters, pamphlets, books and newsletters.
  • To update, and operate WHO country office websites in both languages of English and Mongolian and provide support for Joint UN website
  • To support and disseminate relevant findings and lessons learnt from country programmes, WHO regional and global initiatives and other health related UN programme activities.
  • To support communication activities (including relations with media) during outbreaks and emergencies
  • To support for civil society engagement in health areas
  • To support WHO Representative (WR) and all technical staff in written and oral translation from Mongolian to English and vice-versa

Organizational Context

  • The incumbent will be based at the WHO Country Office in Mongolia and will be expected to adhere to WHO organizational policies and guidelines that he/she will be permitted to interpret in consultation with the WR, technical programme staff and WPRO/HQ relevant technical staff. The respective team leaders and WHO Representative will generally clear the public information materials prepared by the incumbent but when necessary the materials will be also submitted for technical accuracy to regional advisers and directors concerned.
  • He/ she will be expected to take active part in the WR office senior staff meetings and to motivate teams to take steps to increase awareness of WHO policies and help disseminate relevant initiatives at country, regional and global level that may be relevant to Mongolia. Media relations will be a key component of the process, as the incumbent will be expected to communicate regularly with national and international media platforms, including the capacity of spokesperson for the WHO Mongolia office.
  • He/she will be expected to work closely with programme staff in the development and dissemination of health promotion and publication materials.
  • He/she will be expected to maintain close connects with communication services in national and international health related agencies.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision and guidance of the Public Health Specialist (Programme Management Officer) and the WHO Representative, the incumbent will carry out the following duties:

1. Strategy and work plan for communication and health promotion

  • Coordinate with all programmes in the development, design and dissemination of communication and health promotion materials;
  • Implement communication strategy to mark important country, regional and global events such as World Health Day, World TB Day, World No Tobacco Day, World Mental Health Day, World Diabetes Day and World AIDS day, etc.
  • Support programme staff in the monitoring and evaluation of the effectiveness of advocacy and health promotion activities. Expected achievement:

Expected achievement:

  • Effective coordination mechanisms established between all programmes at country office for communication and health promotion activities.
  • Effective advocacy and communication packages for important public health events.
  • Improved community awareness on prevention and control of diseases

2. Media and Public relations

Main activities:

  • Liaise and coordinate with the media, organize press conferences and provide daily updates and press releases when necessary
  • Strengthen WHO access to media facilities
  • Coordinate with Public Information Officer (PIO) and HQ in relation to public information as necessary
  • Help WHO colleagues with media training as relevant including in the areas of risk communications (during outbreaks ad other emergencies)
  • Responsible for productions of statement, speeches and press releases

Expected Achievements

  • Improved relationship between public media and WHO advocacy global public events
  • Adequate support on health promotion and communication activities available to all programme staff
  • Improved relationship between Civil society organization in advocacy and health promotion of the community

3. Increased visibility of WHO and its activities

Main activities:

  • Update and administer WHO country office websites
  • Translate and write news, stories and articles and create photo stories for WHO country office websites
  • To support UN joint website updating and maintaining in terms of translation and writings
  • To support, design and develop communication and health promotion materials such as videos, posters, pamphlets, books and newsletters.

Expected achievements

  • Adequate support on information management, web services, publications and translations
  • Effective advocacy and communication packages prepared for important public events
  • Regularly updates websites of UN Joint website and WHO country office website

4. Communication and Translation

Main activities:

  • Translate documents, reports and correspondences from Mongolia into English and vice versa.
  • Make oral translation for WHO Representative and technical staff during meetings, conferences and workshops and take notes for record.
  • Coordinate information management and web services, publications and translation.

Expected results:

  • Improved communication and understanding of government programmes (mostly Mongolian languages) on health among WHO staff
  • Adequate support on information management and web services, publications and translation to the WHO Representative and other staff.


  • University degree in journalism/communications or health promotion.
  • Expertise in communications, media, public relations, journalistic writings, international relations, effective internal and external networking. Ability to work harmoniously as a member of a ream, adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds and maintain a high standard of personal conduct.
  • At least five years’ experience in public information and mass media or related areas.
  • Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English and Mongolian. IT skills, experience and knowledge administering organizational websites and familiarity with IT package and issues related to website design and maintenance. Skills to write WHO messages, stories and article for website both in English and Mongolian.

How to Apply: Please deliver the following documents in a sealed envelope to the

  • Application letter
  • Duly completed and signed
  • At least 3 (three) original reference letters from current/previous employers
  • Other relevant documents

1. Send by post to:
Administrative Assistant
World Health Organization,
P.O. Box: 663
Ulaanbaatar-13, Mongolia

2. Drop into the box for:
"Job Applications/Bidding Documents"
in front of the Office of the WHO Representative for Mongolia,
Government Building-VIII (Ministry of Health Building)
Olympic Street-2, Sukhbaatar District, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Interested candidates are encouraged to read the attached detailed Terms of References Post description. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The submitted documents will not be returned.