UNEP Communication Lead - Un Decade on Ecosystem Restoration Jobs in Kenya

UNEP Communication Lead - Un Decade on Ecosystem Restoration Jobs in Kenya

Org. Setting and Reporting

  • The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) 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. UNEP's Communication Division communicates the organization's core messages to all stakeholders and partners, raising environmental awareness and enhancing the profile of UNEP worldwide.

  • This post is located in UNEP’s Communication Division at the Nairobi duty station and the incumbent reports to the Chief of Public Advocacy and Communications and is responsible for the effective and efficient performance of the following duties:


  • Strategy implementation: Develop, design, plan and implement innovative communication projects and campaigns in support of UNEP's programme of work with a focus on the #GenerationRestoration campaign in support of the UN Decade on Restoration (2021-2030); Provide strategic input and oversight of various communication campaign; Identify sources and seek funding and other assistance for major campaigns. Develop and implement specific fundraising and resource mobilization plans.

  • Partnership management: Identify potential new partners, from the public and private sectors; Draft and tailor donor engagement strategies and manage new relationships; Develop strategic partnerships with key constituencies; Maintain partnerships by organizing and facilitating regular meetings and providing accurate information and reports in a timely manner.

  • Programme Management: Evaluate results and impact of campaign activities and report on developments, trends and attitudes; Prepare or oversee preparation of a diverse range of information communications products related to various campaigns and donor relationship; Conduct research and channel analysis by using relevant information/data to effectively formulate campaigns that amplify UNEP messages to wider audiences.

  • Content and activity implementation: Plan, coordinate and implement activities related to the organization of large special events; Provide guidance and direction in the conceptualization of large events by designing event concepts, organizing coordination meetings with internal and external partners; Act as a focal point on the specific issues with regard to activities relating to special events and large communication campaigns.


  • Professionalism: Knowledge of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to effective campaign management. Ability to coordinate and manage complex communication campaigns and events; establish effective collaboration and partnerships with officials at all levels inside and outside the organization. Shows pride
    in work and in achievements; Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; Remains calm in stressful situations.

  • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailor's language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed

  • Creativity: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; Offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; Promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; Takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; Thinks ''outside the box''; Takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; Is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.


  • Advanced University Degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in mass communication, marketing, political sciences, cultural studies, development studies, environmental communication, ecology or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience

  • A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible work experience in campaign management, marketing, communication, behavior-change project management, two of which at the international level, is required.

  • Direct work experience with environmental communication is required

  • Experience in working for the UN system or any other international organization is desirable.


  • English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English (both Oral and written) is required. Working knowledge of another UN language is an added advantage.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UNEP Communication Lead - Un Decade on Ecosystem Restoration Jobs in Kenya

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