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Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for the latest job at the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Infodemic Management Consultant

Job Description:

Based on the identified trends, the deployment of a infodemic management consultant is required to support the World Health Organization in Nigeria and its partners to strengthen the infodemic management mechanisms, enhance coordination between infodemic and RCCE partners, strengthen capacity and provide high-quality and timely technical support.

Key responsibilities:

Under the overall supervision of the EPR team lead, and with close collaboration with the AIRA Country Support Lead, the infodemic management consultant shall undertake the following tasks:

    • Lead an information ecosystem analysis, with contributions from partners
    • Map out the existing coordination mechanisms, and mobilize partners to adapt them to current infodemic needs
    • Help draft strategic documents, SOPs, tools to support an efficient workflow between IM stakeholders
    • Establish a community-based, mass and social media surveillance on discussions around perceptions, vaccines and issues around health emergency and non-emergency topics.
  • Monitor and analyze the discourse on key health topics, including vaccinations in the country from online and offline sources.
  • Prepare routine infodemic analysis reports, with key recommendations.
  • Contribute to research activities linked to infodemic and RCCE
  • Build a dissemination network including linkage with media influencers (Guild of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria (GPBN), Borno Social Media Forum, Nigerian Union of Journalists, institutional WhatsApp groups, Instagram groups, Facebook, etc) to amplify content developed to counter the infodemic
  • Ensure infodemic management activities and lessons learned are well-documented
  • Contribute to reporting duties for the WHO Nigeria Country office and AFRO WHO regional office.
  • Attend any other requests from the supervisor related to risk communication and community engagement

Reporting lines:

The Infodemic Management Consultant will report to the EPR Cluster Lead in the WHO Nigeria Country Office while closely liaising with the Africa Infodemic Response Alliance team as well as the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health, NCDC, and NPHCDA.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Advanced university degree in communication, public health, health sciences or a related field an accredited/recognized institute.

Essential qualifications:

    • At least five years of experience in public health communication, risk communication, social behavior change or any related field.
    • Experience in an emergency response including risk communication, community engagement and infodemics is a strong plus.
    • Demonstrated experience in multistakeholder coordination
    • Demonstrated experience in designing and delivering training sessions, especially in infodemic management
    • Excellent English writing and editing skills, knowledge of another Nigerian national language is a plus

Commitment to WHO’s values and objectives including:

  • Ability to work flexibly within short deadlines in a changing environment with competing priorities
  • Ability to communicate with respect, tact and diplomacy
  • Share a results-oriented work ethic
  • Fostering integration and teamwork
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, techniques, and practices of online dissemination of information, via social media mechanisms and the web and.
  • A thorough understanding of the impact of communications on the reputation, image, and success of an organization, as well as the role the web and social media has in this regard.
  • Fluency in using Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Desirable qualifications:

  • Work experience with WHO or a Governmental agency in Nigeria is a plus

Method of Application

Qualified and interested candidates should Apply by Clicking the Button below.

Deadline: April 17, 2024



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