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7 Year
Master Degree

Short Information

  • Organization: WHO
  • Location: Ethiopia
  • Type: Full Time
  • Job Title: External Relations Officer
  • Close on:  15 Mar 2023

About Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) responsible for international public health. It was established on April 7, 1948, with its headquarters located in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO’s main objective is to promote and achieve the highest possible level of health for all people.

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The organization works with governments and other partners to develop and implement health policies, guidelines, and programs. It also conducts research, provides technical assistance and training, and supports the development of health systems in countries around the world.

The WHO has a broad mandate that includes promoting health, preventing and controlling diseases, improving access to essential medicines, and strengthening health systems. It also responds to global health emergencies such as pandemics and natural disasters. The organization is governed by the World Health Assembly, which is composed of representatives from its member countries. As of September 2021, there are 194 member states of the WHO.

About UNjobs-External Relations Officer

To advance the continental public health agenda, the WHO Liaison Office to the AU and ECA’s mandate calls for developing positive alliances with the AU organs and the UNECA. Influencing AU and ECA discussions and actions on health, technical collaboration on health-related issues, and keeping an eye on WHO-relevant developments at the continental level are all included in this.

The incumbent will research donor interests and requirements, draft proposals and reports, maintain external relations, and collaborate with AFRO counterparts. They will also work with Africa CDC and AUC communications counterparts to prepare joint communication and develop regular internal and external communication products, including social media.

UNjobs-External Relations Officer Requirments


  • Master’s degree from an acknowledged or recognized university in social sciences, international relations, political science, business administration, communications, marketing, management, or economics.
  • studies that are specific to resource mobilization and partnership communication. instruction in general project administration, proposal writing, donor intelligence, and public health.


  • At least seven years related experience, at the national and international level, in external relations and communications. Documented achievements in resource mobilization activities
  • Experience in WHO, other UN agencies, or in a similar field. Experience working in an emergency context.


  •  Expert knowledge of English or French with a working knowledge of the other.


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