WHO WE ARE
SOUTH-EASTERN EUROPE HEALTH NETWORK
- REGIONAL ALLIANCE FOR PEACE, HEALTH, WELL-BEING, DEVELOPMENT AND PROSPERITY IN SOUTH EAST EUROPE
The South-eastern Europe Health Network (SEEHN) is regional intergovernmental organization founded in 2001 with aim to promote collaboration, common values and to encourage mutual efforts towards peace, health and well-being of the people in the SEEHN member states. SEEHN is providing platform for discussion and exchange of best practices in priority areas of main concern between its 9 (nine) member states: Republic of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Bulgaria, State of Israel, Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania and Republic of Serbia. Seat of the SEEHN Secretariat is in Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia.
SEEHN Secretariat is the legal entity of the Network with a Seat in Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia.
SEEHN mission is to improve health of member states’ populations through better and more intense cooperation, collaboration, integration, capacity building and coordination in public health at regional level, by following a comprehensive approach that integrates health in all policies.
SEEHN POLITICAL COMMITMENTS
● The Chisinau Pledge (2017), established the basis for the continuation of the cooperation in public health in the forthcoming period and the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
● The Banja Luka Pledge (2011), providing commitment to extend sub regional cooperation and enhance partnerships towards achieving equity and accountability in health through implementing a whole government approach and a focus on non-communicable diseases.
● The Skopje Pledge (2005), focused on cross-border health development, through an innovative approach that fostered collaborative efforts to put health on the agenda of economic development. It was signed by nine ministers of health with special participation of ministers of finance.
● The Dubrovnik Pledge (2001), focused on modernizing seven areas of public health of common interest and vulnerable populations.
SEEHN ADDED VALUE (Why do we need this kind of cooperation?)
● It is the only SEE regional organization exclusively focused on health
● It addresses common health issues in SEEHN member states (Western Balkans and beyond)
● It serves as an additional channel for cooperation
● It advocates with a single voice for public health
● It is becoming a meaningful voice for global health.
● SEEHN serves as an influential tool for health diplomacy
● It is a platform for fundraising and project development
PRINCIPLES OF THE REGIONAL COLLABORATION
● Regional ownership
● Transparency and accountability
● Equal and active involvement of all member states
● Equal distribution of activities and resources
Under the overall supervision of the Head of SEEHN Secretariat, the intern will provide support for activities relating to communications, in order to support communication on relevant health issues and results, as well as the work of the SEEHN Secretariat, Executive Committee and Presidency to audiences in the region of SEEHN and promote communications about regional health issues and developments.
Duties will include but not be limited to:
● Writing and/or editing of SEEHN website/FB/Instagram posts
● Supporting the production of brochures/leaflets/publication/event pages etc.
● Proposing changes in the structure of the existing web site in order to be more user friendly
● Proposing content development including images and videos for website and advocacy materials
● Helping SEEHN Secretariat team to organize meetings, webinars and events
● Reviewing/analyzing the SEEHN Member States social media landscape, identify appropriate platform(s)/means to establish a certain SEEHN presence in the respective Member States, and maintain this presence through regular postings and engagement on such accounts/platforms;
● Providing support in ensuring visibility of the various initiatives managed by SEEHN and the broad collaboration (including development partners and donors) in the area of work (e.g. provide input to appropriate newsletters, contribute to the arrangement of press briefings and conferences, utilize the emblems of organizations in all project communications appropriately);
● Providing a day-to-day support to the activities of the office
● Candidate is enrolled in a graduate degree programme of a recognised institution in fields related to Journalism, Communications, Media Studies, Political and Sciences, Economics, International Relations, Law, Marketing, Public and Business Administration, Public Health or other relevant programmes
● Excellent knowledge of English with fluency in speaking, reading and writing.
● General IT competence and command of main office software programmes
● Internet communication and searching skills
● Social media skills
● Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and a strong team working capacity.
Member Countries & Regions
Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Israel, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, North Macedonia
Partner governments (2):
Member Countries & Regions