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Communications Specialist

  • Partner: UNEP
  • Job categories: Communications
  • Vacancy code: VA/2020/B5323/19717
  • Level: ICS-10
  • Department/office: AFR, KEMC, Kenya
  • Duty station: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Contract type: Fixed Term
  • Contract level: P3
  • Duration: 12 months – Subject to availability of fund and satisfactory
  • Application period: 24-Jun-2020 to 17-Jul-2020

Background Information – Job-specific

  • The Communications Specialist will produce and coordinate the production of text and multimedia products that highlight the impacts of projects implemented by UN Environment and funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to a broad audience. In addition, s/he will develop, and/or support the development of a range of other editorial products about the UN Environment/GEF project portfolio for internal and external use.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of the GEF Coordinator, and in close coordination with the GEF Portfolio Managers and the Communication Division, the Communications Specialist is responsible for :

Implementation of Communications Strategies and Procedures

  • Advice on the project and programme communication, including strategy, branding and communication outputs;
  • Track and report on communication impacts and analytics;
  • Support key communications events, like the GEF Assembly, UNEA, MEA COPs among others;
  • Manage the timely submission of key reports such as monthly updates and inputs to progress;
  • Develop and maintain strong advocacy channels and networks with media and government, maintaining relevant contact lists and content libraries.

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Web Content management

  • Design and development of content for and manage the UNEP/GEF website and UNEP/GEF’s contributions to the corporate website;
  • Oversee the production of works provided by consultants.
  • Contribute to delivering content of agreed work plan;
  • Actively participate and provide sound contributions in the recruitment processes of consultants in charge of delivering content of agreed work plans
  • Develop quarterly communications work plans for review by the GEF Coordinator and GEF Portfolio Managers, including the elaboration of multimedia packages, proposed budget, timeline, and staffing plans;
  • Coordinate with the UNEP and GEF Communications teams to ensure broad dissemination and impact of content produced;
  • Promote, advocate and raise awareness around communications activities, results, and flagship initiatives through a variety of communication resources.
  • With advanced consultation with GEF Coordinator, assist with various other ad hoc corporate communication processes and products


  • Advanced University Degree (Masters or equivalent) in journalism, communications or a related field is required;
  • University Degree (Bachelors or equivalent) with a combination of relevant academic qualifications and extensive practical experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


  • 5 years’ of working experience in communications or journalism is required
  • Proven experience in multimedia production is required
  • At least 1 years of experience in copywriting and video/audio production is required


  • Fluency in written and oral English is required.


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Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.
  • It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
  • Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Contract type, level and duration

  • Contract type:Fixed-term staff contracts
  • Contract level: P3/ICS10
  • Contract duration: One year initially, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability
  • This position is based on a family duty station and qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • The UNOPS Kenya office manages more than 60 projects in around 10 countries of eastern and southern Africa. UNOPS in Kenya helps partners achieve their project goals in sectors including: governance, education, health, the environment, grant management and rural development.

Background Information – UNOPS

  • UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.
  • UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

  • UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.
  • Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

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