UN Associate Information Officer Jobs in Kenya

UN Associate Information Officer Jobs in Kenya

Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.

UN Environment's Communication Division communicates UN Environment's core messages to all stakeholders and partners, raising environmental awareness and enhancing the profile of UN Environment worldwide. This post is located in the Communication Division at the Nairobi duty station.

Under the general guidance of the Chief of Section, Digital Strategy and under the supervision of the Public Information Officer (News and Media) the Associate Information Officer will perform the following duties:


  • Researches and analyses environmental information on assigned topics/issues from diverse sources and helps to assess news value and other potential impact, as well as to evaluate the effectiveness of information campaigns.
  • Drafts/compiles information communications products for target audiences, to include press releases to media around the world.
  • Maintains good media relations and ensures that the mailing lists and databases are kept up-to-date.
  • Strengthen UN Environment’s brand recognition and positioning and actively seek support for UN Environment and its activities at various levels.
  • Undertakes to implement UN Environment’s External Communications Strategy with due considerations to organizational priorities.
  • Supports UN Environment divisions and regional offices in their media activities to ensure an open flow of information and communication and works with various units within the Communication Division and UN Environment at large to help them maximize their media outreach.
  • In consultation with the Head of the Media Unit and the UN Environment spokesperson, identifies newsworthy activities and issues for press conferences and invites a wide range of participants from local and international media to press conferences.
  • In consultation with others identifies and proposes information opportunities, activities and approaches, taking into account the situation/topic and target audience.
  • Identifies key contacts/constituencies and opportunities for strategic partnerships to facilitate communication efforts and maintains working relationships with them.
  • Develops media plans
    for UN Environment events and conferences such as the UN Environment Assembly, youth meetings, and prepare talking points and background documents for senior officials and the media prior to their participation in such events.
  • Responds to a variety of inquiries and information requests internally and externally, and prepares related correspondence.

  • A first level university degree in Journalism or related area.

    Work Experience
  • No experience is required for candidates who have passed the Young Professionals Programme (YPP) Examination/ United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P).

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in written English is required.
  • Knowledge of French is an asset.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 27th May 2019
  • Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira.
  • The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines.
  • Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening.
  • No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted.
  • For more information and job application details, see; UN Associate Information Officer Jobs in Kenya

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