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Communications Consultant-UN Habitat

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Media, communications, languages
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary

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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 type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Media, communications, languages
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required skills: Journalism; Digital content development and editing (social media, blogs, etc.); Social media community management (admin); Press relations; Graphical design tools; Film and video editing
Required languages: French (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent),

United Nations

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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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