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Public Information Officer, P3

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 communication, journalism, international studies or other relevant field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with the two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work ExperienceA minimum of five years of progressively responsible work experience in media and strategic communications is required.Experience in managing multiple processes and projects in a complex environment and high profile media coverage (preferably in the United Nations and/or a development agency) is desirable.


1. Press and Media activities: Carry out media outreach functions and promote media coverage, e.g. press conferences and briefings, organizing interviews, addressing information requests, monitoring and reporting on impact of the coverage and undertaking follow up action etc. Update and maintain UN-Habitat’s Press Kit.
Develop and maintain networks with journalists, media practitioners and key partner constituencies around the world as a tool for advocating UN-Habitat's fundamental messages and work. Provide support in UN-Habitat's activities and urban issues in press releases, backgrounders, Q&A briefings etc.
Support in organizing press coverage around seminars, lectures, conferences and public events on major issues and events concerning UN-Habitat.
Support UN-Habitat’s Campaigns with communication material
Monitor and evaluate results and impact of news operations.
2. Content creation: Develop, plan and implement multi-media strategies aimed at communicating, advocating and promoting the impact of UN-Habitat’s work. Develop and supervise the preparation of information and communications products such as news stories, press releases, media alerts, e-Newsletters, and products supporting major corporate activities.
Supervise and clear the production and distribution of press materials and activities across divisions and regional offices.
Manage the promotion and news for major UN-Habitat events, including, but not limited to, the World Urban Forum, World Habitat Day and World Cities Day;
Manage the promotion and launch of major publications such as the World Cities Report. Work on multi-media outputs and support UN-Habitat’s social and digital media output; ensure photo and audiovisual coverage of key events and projects.
3. Editorial strategy and policy guidelines: Implement a cutting edge editorial strategy for the organization.
Contribute to the formulation and implementation of corporate editorial polices, objectives and guidelines that follow UN style guidelines.
Contribute to capacity building within UN-Habitat by providing advice on improving quality and style of major written outputs and communication materials to ensure effective internal and external communication.
Develop and manage editorial workflow to effectively and efficiently manage the content and deadlines.
Support the drafting and editing of reports, speeches, OpEds, statements and book forewords.
4. Liaison: Act as the communication focal point for liaising with UN-Habitat Branches and Regional offices and their communication focal points, other UN agencies and UNHQ, partner constituencies including global, regional, national and local governments, the private sector, regional organizations and civil societies on all matters pertaining to communications.
5. Perform any other relevant duties assigned.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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