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Country: Kenya
City: Nairobi
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Writer Jobs at United Nations, Nairobi, Kenya

Position: Public Information Officer (Head Writer) at the United Nations Environment Programme


The Public Information Officer – Head Writer will be doing the following jobs at the United Nations Office at Nairobi

Program Implementation

  • Design, plan, develop and implement large, complex communication campaigns (e.g. story harvesting, global promotion initiatives, public information programs, broad-reaching environment-specific issues, etc.).
  • Plan and manage the work to ensure smooth coordination, the accuracy of the information and compliance with the content strategy.
  • Provide advice as well as expertise to managers, senior officers and public information staff on a range of public information issues, methods, and approaches.
  • Similalry, anticipate and resolve communication/public relations issues/problems.

Content Preparation 

  • Prepare a diverse range of information communication products in support of UNEP’s major campaign initiatives.
  • Write complex materials for various UN Environment newsletters, periodicals, reports, and other publications.
  • Similarly, write texts to be issued in the name of UN Environment’s senior officials as well as writing speeches, speaking notes, media advisories, and other content for the use by media.
  • Draft and edit the UNEPannual report. Similarly, edit press releases, media advisories and other written outputs drafted by junior officers.
  • Work closely with the communication team in developing key messages and themes for major UNEP events to promote a relevant policy or science messages.

Capacity Building

  • Evaluate results and impact of communication activities and report on developments, trends, and attitudes regarding UNEP.
  • Build information networks, plan and also oversee the maintenance of publicly accessible information materials on UNEP.
  • Plan and develop outreach activities including capacity building for journalists through workshops and training.


The ideal appointee will have the following qualifications

  • Advanced University Degree in Journalism, Communication, Social Sciences or other related fields. However, candidates with a bachelor’s degree with an additional two years of qualifying experience can also apply.
  • Minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in public information, communication, program management or related field, some of which at the international level.
  • Experience as an English writer with a focus on environmental and also sustainable development issues is desirable.
  • For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Furthermore, knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.


Type of Opportunity General Job
Deadline04 January,2020
Company NameUnited Nations



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