Humanitarian Reporter, UN OCHA IRIN, Kenya

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United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN)

Vacancy Announcement OCHA/IRIN/01/2011

National Humanitarian Reporter - NOB Level

2 Posts

Duty Station: Nairobi

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Duration: 12 months (with possibility of extension)

UNOCHA/IRIN ( is seeking applications from Kenyan nationals for the following posts to cover the Central and East Africa Region.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Under the direct supervision of the Nairobi Senior Editor, the Humanitarian Reporter will be responsible for researching, writing and producing written materials and multi-media products on countries in the Central and East Africa region, with special attention to maintaining the quality and relevance of IRIN’s humanitarian coverage.


Education: First University Degree in journalism or related field. Master’s degree or equivalent will be an added advantage

Experience: Minimum of 2 years of progressively responsible experience in journalism, public information or related field. Additional experience in the humanitarian sector an advantage;

Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post fluency in English (both oral and written) is required; Knowledge of French or another UN official language is an advantage.

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Note: Late applications will not be accepted and only short-listed candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

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