UN World Food Programme Junior Communications and Community Support Assistant Jobs in Kenya

UN World Food Programme Junior Communications and Community Support Assistant Jobs in Kenya

Job Purpose

In the UN System, UNIN is recognised as a valuable and credible platform for sharing leading practices, foster exchange and scale innovation across the UN System.

It supports knowledge sharing and exchange through regular webinars, as well as hosting a website, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube account, and Teams Channel.

Under the supervision of the UNIN Manager and Deputy, the Junior communication and community support will support the identification and sharing of content on these channels, as well as assist in expanding UNIN’s service and information offering overall.

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

1. Communications Media Support

  • Initially support and eventually lead the management of UNIN’s social media accounts

  • Monitor official UN social media accounts and other online sources and recommend relevant content for social media

  • Curate UNIN’s online libraries and identify and add relevant content publications, webinars and other assets to UNIN libraries

  • Monitor relevant innovation challenges and job openings and add them to UNIN’s online presence

  • Monitor and analyse engagement across UNIN’s online platforms

  • Support the preparation of publications, such as regular UN Innovation Updates and broader reports

  • Develop a UNIN photo base with relevant metadata and tags to ensure digital accessibility

    2. Web Support

  • Manage and update UNIN’s website with new content (based on WebFlow)

  • Create new website sub-pages to reflect UNIN’s ongoing work and priorities

  • Support the maintenance and management of UNIN’s membership database (e.g. verification, data cleaning etc)

    3. Event Support

  • Support UNIN in setting up, scheduling and hosting events, including through

  • Creating and managing Zoom meetings and webinars

  • Arranging and leading technical rehearsals

  • Providing technical support during e-meetings

  • Analysing meeting data and feedback

  • Preparing and sending post-event communications

    4. Community Support

  • Provide overall community management support

  • Support WFP and UNIN in building a local innovation community in Kenya (in collaboration with the WFP Kenya Innovation office)

    Standard Minimum Qualification

  • Education: Completed secondary school education.

    A post-secondary certificate or degree in communications, event management, digital learning, community management, public relations or a related discipline is desirable.

  • Work Experience: At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in communication, event planning, community management or related activities.

    With a relevant post-secondary degree, 2 years of experience.

  • IT skills: Experience in using online platforms such as MailChimp, Zoom, WebFlow, Airtable and Zapier is strongly desirable
    Language: High proficiency in written and spoken English; knowledge of a second UN language is a plus.

  • Mobility: Willing to travel as needed (not regularly anticipated).

    Other Specific Job Requirements

  • Self-motivated and able to work with a high degree of autonomy

  • Collaborative spirit able to liaise with a wide range of people at all levels and across different cultures

  • Strong time management skills with an ability to plan, anticipate requirements and problems, juggle competing priorities, and meet deadlines

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to produce high-quality materials

  • Experience in managing social media accounts and creating engaging content. Experience in graphic and video editing and design is a strong plus.

  • Experience planning events, including virtual events (experience in planning events in large complex organisations is desirable)

  • Experience in managing the backend of websites to add, update, modify and tag content where relevant

  • Fully committed and motivated to achieve the aims of the United Nations, including through leveraging data and innovation

    Functional Capabilities

  • Media and Communication Expertise

  • Collates accurate and timely information presented in required format (i.e. written or visual materials) as well as verbally, to enable information flows and informed decision making on communications issues.

  • Specialised Knowledge in Communications

  • Exhibits specalised technical knowledge of communications channels processes, tools and techniques.

    In immediate area of responsibility, provides support in developing written, visual, audio and multi-media content for communications materials and suggestions for improved communications processes.

    Terms and Conditions]

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

  • The opening is on part time basis.

  • The World Food Programme Does Not Charge a Fee at Any Stage of the Recruitment Process.

  • WFP embraces diversity and equal opportunity.

  • We are committed to building a team that celebrates diversity and inclusivity in all ways.

  • All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications and merit.

  • Applicant’s profile MUST match the C.V attached.

    Any discrepancies between the C.V and the profile will lead to automatic disqualification.

  • Applications for this position will close at 11.59 (East Africa Time) on 20 September 2022.

    Deadline For Application

    20 September 2022

    Application Link: UN World Food Programme Junior Communications and Community Support Assistant Jobs in Kenya

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