Media Relations Specialist Nairobi, Kenya

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Employer: UNDP

Location: Nairobi, Kenya (Nairobi with frequent travel to Somalia)

Closing date:06-Mar-08

The Media Relations Officer plays a major role in improving UNDP’s visibility and in ensuring continuous contact and exchange with national, international media and national and international opinion makers.


Education: - Master’s Degree or equivalent in Communication, Public Relations, Journalism, International Relations or other related field

Experience: - A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience, progressive experience in international development;
- Previous experience in post conflict or emergency settings preferred;
- Proven track record as a media professional and of tangible results in this capacity

Language and other Requirements: - Strong written & spoken English skills, extremely desirable knowledge of Somali.
- Somali candidates are preferred and strongly encouraged to apply for the position

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain excellent relationships with key local and international media and key strategic opinion makers
  • Advise on media policy, position and response, prepare media strategy and materials
  • Arrange media briefings and trips into Somalia and explore new means of outreach
  • Establish and maintain media monitoring mechanisms
  • Maintaining contact with UN Somalia Country Team information group Teamwork- Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity

    Vacancies Contact:

    Please send your curriculum vitae, marked “Media Relations Officer” by 7th March to:

    The Deputy Country Director (Operations)

    United Nations Development Programme - Somalia

    P.O. Box 28832, Nairobi, Kenya

    Fax: 254-2 4183641


    For more information, visit:United Nations Development Programme Website

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