UNEP Public Information Officer Jobs in Kenya

UNEP Public 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 UN Environment, Communication Division at the Nairobi duty station and reports to the Deputy Director, the Goodwill Ambassador Coordinator is responsible for the effective and efficient performance of the following duties:


  • Implementation of Goodwill Ambassador programme: Lead UN Environment’s Goodwill Ambassador (GWA) programme by developing and implementing a strategy that maximizes the celebrities’ outreach and engagement in support of the organization’s public advocacy campaigns, World Environment Day, the UN Environment Assembly and other initiatives. Foster and maintain positive relationships with GWAs to maximize their outreach and productivity. Plan events for the GWAs in coordination with others from across UN Environment’s Communication Division and elsewhere within the organization. Ensure implementation of all GWA activities adhere to relevant UN policies and practices.

  • Guide and grow UN Environment’s stable of GWAs: Identify and recruit high-profile celebrities to UN Environment’s stable of GWAs. Provide guidance to regional offices and others within UN Environment on the recruitment and management of national and international Goodwill Ambassadors. Monitor all GWA activity and report back to campaign coordinators and others on all activities.

  • Resource mobilization: Identify and coordinate activities in which GWAs support fund raising for UN Environment advocacy campaigns and other initiatives


  • PROFESSIONALISM Knowledge and 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 communication, public information, marketing, public relations or other related field is required.

  • 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 five (5) years work experience in public information, communication, programme management or related field is required.

  • Experience in international environment is an advantage.

  • Prior experience in dealing with high-profile stakeholders, Goodwill Ambassadors and /or prominent personalities 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 in French Language is an added advantage.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UNEP Public Information Officer Jobs in Kenya

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