United Nations Public Information Assistant Jobs in Kenya

United Nations Public Information Assistant 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. This position is located within the Africa Office, UNEP Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. Under the general supervision of the Regional Information Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for the following:

    Responsibilities

  • Researches a broad scope of information sources, printed and electronic; compile and present information for use in the preparation and production of communications products/services for internal and external audiences.

    • Provides specialized assistance in the production and delivery of information communications products and services, including reports measuring the impact of communication activities organized by the Africa Office to include assistance in drafting talking points and inputs to reports.

    • Organizes and executes special events, coordinating with diverse partners and the media to highlight and publicize key events.

    • Serves as a focal point on the reporting of programmatic activities implemented by the United Nations Environment Programme in Africa Office; compiles and/or produces information on a wide range of activities, liaising with relevant colleagues and offices; develops data collection mechanism to gather information on relevant audiences and/or clients.

  • Assists in the electronic dissemination of programmes; prepares, maintains and updates web page, to include drafting and editing content; uploads/downs load audio files and maintains file structure. Identifies and prepares new material for inclusion in appropriate web pages by: researching various information sources for relevant material and cross-checking information with author offices as required; identifying, retrieving and downloading pertinent documentation and other information in requisite programming languages for Web format or inserting into database after determining appropriate categorization; editing documents to conform to UN format, structure and style and preparing new pages, incorporating graphics as needed, using appropriate authoring tools and necessary programming languages; preparing and updating index of documents; posting documents on the UN web and/or development servers and ensuring the appropriate directory location; checking and testing for multiple browser support

  • Assists in the production and editing of video/film projects, radio programmes, or website projects: researches diverse print and electronic information sources for topics and materials for projects; suggests ideas on content, narration texts, audio excerpts, design elements, etc.; selects and catalogues sound/ visual materials and evaluates quality for inclusion in productions, and obtains requisite clearances and copyrights; prepares detailed “shot lists” of video and film material; transcribes audio materials available only on audio format

  • Corporate identity Ensures that suitable speakers from the Africa Office are identified for delivering presentations to visiting groups Introduces new technology, software and alternative outreach means to ensure the Africa Office presents to visiting groups and stakeholders in the most effective way possible Covers for Programme Officer when needed and performs other related duties, as assigned.

    Competencies

    • Professionalism: Knowledge of internal policies, processes and procedures related to the communication, production and dissemination of public information. Ability to research and gather information from a variety of sources. 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

    • 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; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

    • Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

    Education

  • Completion of high school diploma or equivalent is required. Supplementary training in communication or related field is desired.

  • Passing the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Services and related categories in the United Nations Secretariat.

  • Successful passing of the Administrative Support Assessment Test (ASAT) in English at the United Nations Headquarters (UNHQ), Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) or International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) may be accepted in lieu of the GGST.
    The GGST is administered to applicants when required before the administration of a written assessment and/or interview.

    Work Experience

  • A minimum of seven (7) years progressively responsible work experience in public information, communications, international broadcasting or related area is required.

  • Work experience in drafting and editing talking points, inputs to reports or materials to promote the work of a large international organization is desirable.

  • Work experience in preparing reports using extracted and analyzed data is desirable.

  • Work experience with UN or similar international organization in the area of public information, communications, international broadcasting or related area is desirable.

    Languages

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

  • Note: "fluency equals a rating of "fluent" in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand) and "Knowledge of" equals a rating of "confident" in two of the four areas.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; United Nations Public Information Assistant Jobs in Kenya


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