UNEP Website Assistant Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya

UNEP Website Assistant Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya

Posting Title:


    Job Code Title:

  • Website Assistant


  • United Nations Environment Program

    Duty Station:

  • Nairobi

    Posting Period:

  • 26 October 2018 - 24 November 2018

    Job Opening Number:

  • 18-Public Information-UNEP-104709-R-Nairobi (X)

    Staffing Exercise;N/A

    Org. Setting and Reporting

    The United Nations Environment (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 position is located in the Communication Division at the Nairobi duty station. Under the supervision of the Head of Web the incumbent will carry out the following duties:


  • Participates in the development, programming, testing, debugging and implementation of new web modules and functionalities.
  • Manages UN Environment website, ensuring colleagues are posting content according to established guidelines and policies.
  • Curates content for UN Environment’s homepage, topic landing pages and news and story section.
  • Prepares technical and user documentation for deployed website, as well as training materials and conducts training and technical presentations for organization’s web focal points.
  • Conducts regular updates and checkins with web focal points and develops monthly web tips/newsletter
  • Provides web focal points with guidance on sound storytelling.Serves as team member in the planning, specification, design, development, implementation and support of UN Environment’s web and digital ecosystem; independently liaises with users to define and specify requirements.
  • Conducts user analysis to identify emerging user needs; monitors how users are interacting with the website; reviews website analytics and provides suggestions on how to enhance the organization’s content strategy.
  • Maintains functional specifications for website and procedures developed and/or modified.
  • Provides support for deployed website including version management, content recovery and deployment to users’ offices; performs ongoing reviews with users and developers and responds to users requests.
  • Drafts correspondence and communications, including work plan revisions and other related issues, as well as prepares unit contributions for a variety of periodic reports.
  • Serves as focal point for coordination, monitoring and expedition of website, involving extensive liaison with diverse organizational units to initiate requests;
  • prepares standard terms of reference; processes and follows-up on administrative actions and resolves issues related to project implementation, e.g.
  • organization of and participation in training, procurement of equipment and services, etc.
  • Keeps abreast of developments in the field; performs benchmarking and proposes new acquisitions.
  • Provides guidance to new/junior staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Professionalism: Knowledge of all aspects of the design, development, management, implementation and maintenance of complex web projects using web content management systems and technologies;
  • 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.
  • Planning and Organizing; Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required;
  • Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; Uses time efficiently.
  • Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; Understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; Shows willingness to learn
    new technology.


  • Completion of secondary school is required. Supplementary training in Information Technology is required.
  • MUST have passed the United Nations Administrative Support Assessment Test (ASAT) or the Global General Service Test (GGST) at Headquarters or an equivalent locally-administered test at Offices away from Headquarters.

    Work Experience

  • A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in web development, information systems analysis and programming, systems administration and maintenance, software development, technical writing or related area is required.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.


  • Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

    Special Notice

  • This position is funded for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension.
  • Appointment against this post is on a local basis.
  • External candidates will be considered only when no suitable candidate from the duty station is identified.
  • The candidate is responsible for any travel expenses incurred in order to take-up the appointment.
  • Staff members are subject to the authority of and assignment by the Secretary-General. All staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates should apply online by 24th November 2018
  • For more information and job application details, see; UNEP Website Assistant Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya
  • All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening.
  • On-line applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided.
  • If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary.
  • If the problem persists, please seek technical assistance through the Inspira "Need Help?" link.
  • 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. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
  • Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.
  • No Fee

    The United Nations Does Not Charge a Fee at Any Stage of the Recruitment Process (Application, Interview Meeting, Processing, or Training). The United Nations Does Not Concern Itself With Information on Applicants’ Bank Accounts.

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