Senior Editor - Kenya

Location: Kenya (Nairobi)

Closing date: 30 May

UN Competencies


– Advanced knowledge of the use of information management to improve the delivery of humanitarian assistance;

- ability to analyze and articulate the information management requirements of complex situations requiring a coordinated UN response;

-demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to use sound judgment to ensure the effective and timely completion of complex tasks;

- ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. civil strife, natural disasters and human misery);

- very good knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines pertaining to humanitarian affairs and sound knowledge of the institutions of the UN system;

- Empowering Others

– Delegates responsibility, clarifies expectations and gives staff autonomy in important areas of their work;

- Encourages others to set challenging goals;

- Holds others accountable for achieving results related to their area of responsibility.

- Client Orientation

– Considers all those to whom services are provided to be ‘clients’ and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view;

- Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect;

- Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions;

- Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients; environments to keep informed and anticipate problems;

- Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to clients.

- Commitment to Continuous Learning

– Willingness to keep abreast of new developments in the field.

- Communications

– Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to convey complex concepts and recommendations to staff at senior levels, both orally and in writing, in a clear, concise style.

- Planning & Organizing

– Ability to coordinate the work of others, work to tight deadlines and handle multiple concurrent projects/activities.

- Technology Awareness

– Fully proficient computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications, e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, internal databases, Internet, etc.

- Teamwork

– Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries;

- ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.



- Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) preferable in a related field.

A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience in journalism, media, information or humanitarian affairs may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;


- The Senior Editor will have at least seven years’ progressively responsible professional experience (at least two at the international level) in the humanitarian or journalism field, or, ideally, a combination of both; and/or experience in a related area such as research, public information and advocacy or media management;

- Proven excellent written and oral communication and inter-personal skills;

- Knowledge and prior professional experience working on Africa;

- At least two years' management experience.


- Excellent written and spoken English required.

At least intermediate French required. Knowledge of a regional language an advantage.

Other skills

- Computer and Internet proficiency.

Vacancies Contact

Ms. Pat Banks

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