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Communications Consultant-UN Habitat in Nairobi

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  Nairobi, Kenya
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Job Summary

The Communications Consultant will work under the overall supervision of the Land and GLTN Unit Leader and direct supervision of the Partnerships and Networking Coordinator in the implementation of the GLTN communication implementation plan, which forms part of the GLTN Partnership and Communication Strategy.


  • Manage the GLTN website and social media platforms
    • Source and develop website content
    • Supervise and enforce implementation of online policies (subscriptions, security, backups, copyright, host relations)
    • Promote GLTN website and Social Media content on Partners’ platforms, including UN-Habitat
    • Provide media liaison with international media
  • GLTN visibility and information products
    • Carry out graphic design work and production of video materials for printed and online information products
    • Support Substantive Officers in conceptualizing and formulating communication solutions under their work streams
    • Prepare and disseminate GLTN newsletters and other regular information products
    • Oversee the services provided by off-site contractors (translators, editors and graphic designers)
    • Support the procurement function of communication materials
  • Network communication
    • Provide the Partnerships and Networking Coordinator with communication solutions that support smooth network management
    •  Support the GLTN advocacy and resource mobilization initiatives championed by the management
  • GLTN information database
    • Develop and maintain GLTN contacts and mailing lists (partners, members and other land sector actors)
    • Develop and maintain an image database (photos, logos, diagrams, illustrations)
  • GLTN events
    • Provide communication solutions for missions, meetings and events
  • Perform any additional tasks as required to deliver on the shared goals of the unit
Occasional travel, in-country and international, will be required.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract typeTemporary
Job typeFull Time
Area of workMedia, communications, languages
SeniorityExperienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education

Bachelor's degree

Required relevant work experience

2 years

Required skills
  • Press relations
  • Digital content development and editing (social media, blogs, etc.)
  • Journalism
  • Film and video editing
  • Graphical design tools
  • Social media community management (admin)

Required languages
  • French
    (Spoken:  | Written: )
  • English
    (Spoken:  | Written: )

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United Nations

Non-profit, social work

Company size:

1000+ people

The United Nations Office at Nairobi, the UN headquarters in Africa, was established by the General Assembly in 1996. The office is headed by a Director-General, at the Under-Secretary-General level, serves as the representative office of the Secretary-General in Nairobi and performs representation and liaison functions with permanent missions, the host-country and other Governments, and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations in Nairobi, as well as other organizations of the United Nations system in Kenya; facilitates cooperation between the United Nations and regional organizations; provides administrative and other support services to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat); provides joint and common services to other organizations of the United Nations system in Kenya, as applicable; and manages and implements the programmes of administration, conference services and public information and provides security and safety services for United Nations staff and facilities in the United Nations Office at Nairobi.

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