The World Health Organization is looking to hire a strategic communications partner to educate the 2B people living in its 37-country western Pacific region about health risks posed by COVID-19 and the vaccines that fight the virus.

The effort will raise awareness of and build confidence in available vaccines to thwart the virus, and mobilize partner resources to support roll-out of the shots.

Headquartered in Manila, WHO’s western Pacific group includes Mongolia, Singapore, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Vietnam, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand.

The desired firm has knowledge of the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, experience in running vaccine-preventable disease outbreak campaigns, and a track record of working with WHO or other major institutions in the field of public health, strategic communications and PR.

The COVID-19 PR effort will run throughout 2022 and be carried out remotely.

Proposals are due Dec. 27 at [email protected].

Read the RFP (PDF).