UNON Intern - Communications Jobs in Kenya

UNON Intern - Communications Jobs in Kenya

The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN headquarters in Africa and the Director-General of UNON is the representative of the Secretary-General in Kenya. UNON supports programme implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the Resident Coordination System (RCS) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing administrative, security, conference and information services (

This position is located in the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON), Division of Administrative Services Gigiri Master Plan, Nairobi, Kenya. The Gigiri Master Plan (GMP) is intended to address the deteriorating conditions and limited capacity of the conference facilities at the United Nations Offices at Nairobi (UNON). This project span's seven (7) years and is currently at design phase.

This position will be located in the UNON Division of Administrative Services, Programme Management Section of the GMP, and the incumbent will report to the Chief, Programme Management Section. The UNON, Communications internship is for 6 months. The Internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.


Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background, the intern's assigned office as well as the internship period. Under the direct supervision of the team lead, the intern will assist with the following duties and responsibilities: Regularly update the UN internet websites and UNON intranet sites with project articles and stories in support of the overall GMP Communication Strategy.

  • Support development of the GMP social media strategy and coordinate its implementation.

  • Serve as focal point for GMP social media accounts.

  • Monitor and moderate comments on social media posts, intervening as appropriate to guide a story/conversation.

  • Prepare brochures, presentations and other marketing material to solicit Voluntary Contributions or in-kind contributions from Member States and other potential donors for various aspects of the project.

  • Draft/compile information and communication products for target audiences, including press releases, reports, brochures, briefings, video clips, newsletters,
    etc. Focus communication on project updates including the 'sustainability' and 'accessibility for persons with disabilities' initiatives, which are key drivers of the project.

  • Organize or participate in the organization of conferences, press briefings, meetings etc.

  • Prepares presentations and briefing materials for officials prior to their participation in such events.

  • Works with the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) and Visitors Service to share information and create awareness on the GMP.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications/special skills

    Education Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher).

  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent).

  • Have graduated with Bachelor's degree, Masters, PhD or equivalent.

  • Be computer literate in standard software applications (Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, etc.). No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme.

  • Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship. Experience in social media, public information, journalism, communication, media affairs, campaigns or events of public interest, or related area is required.

  • Experience in developing information/communications products for target audiences such press releases, reports, brochures, briefings, video clips, newsletters, catalogues is desirable.

  • Knowledge of video editing and graphic editing tools is desirable.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship position, fluency in oral and written French is required. Knowledge of English is desirable.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; UNON Intern - Communications Jobs in Kenya

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