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Chief of Section, Content Production, P5

United Nations
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

EducationAdvanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business or public administration, communication or organizational management, marketing, advertising, computer or information systems or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work ExperienceA minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in communication, media production, publishing, or related field is required.Experience in senior editorial management for a top-tier media, publishing outlet or international organization is desirable.Experience working in a science or environmental organization is desirable.Team management in a multi-cultural environment is desirable.
LanguagesEnglish and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another UNofficial language is desirable.

Responsibilities

1) Planning, monitoring, and assessment: (a) Plan, monitor, and assess the section’s work, including outsourced work, in the context of the division’s project commitments to UNEP’s Programme of Work and its Medium Term Strategy; (b) Management and oversight: Manage and oversee the section’s work, including the procurement of goods and services, and its human and other resources, in accordance with the organisation’s policies, procedures, rules, and regulations;
2) Strategy and innovation: Provide overall strategic direction to the work of the section, with appropriate strategic framing for the requirements of the section’s clients, underpinned by a sustained innovation strategy that delivers the mandate of the section at the cutting edge of associated industry practices, techniques, technologies, and approaches;
3) Executive editor, publisher, and producer: Under the Director’s delegated authority, fulfill the functions of executive editor, publisher, and producer, accountable for the cost and quality control of the organisation’s relevant communication collaterals;
4) Resource mobilization: Mobilize and manage resources for the section and for the division;
5) Reporting and communication: Ensure timely and comprehensive reporting and documentation as per client, division, corporate, and donor requirements;
6) Resource scheduling: Establish and maintain effective and efficient resource scheduling and workflow management systems and processes for the section;
7) Content and traffic coordination: Coordinate the section’s throughput, optimizing the systems and processes required to absorb client and project inputs and deliver client and project outputs, including sound relationship management.
8) Perform any other relevant duties.

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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