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Website Assistant Job in Kenya

Job Title

WEBSITE ASSISTANT, G6

Department/ Office

UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME

Duty Station

NAIROBI

Posting Period

25 February 2011-27 March 2011

Job Opening number

11-PUB-UN ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME-18277-R-NAIROBI

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations system's designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action. UNEP's Division of Regional Cooperation (DRC) helps to implement UNEP's global programs in the regions by initiating, coordinating and catalyzing regional and sub-regional cooperation and action in response to environmental problems and emergencies. This position is located in the United Nations Environment Programme, Division of Regional Cooperation at the Nairobi duty station. Under the supervision of the Deputy Director, the incumbent will carry out the following duties:
 


Job Details

Responsibilities

1. Develop and maintain the websites for DRC Headquarters in accordance with UNEP web development guidelines and in consultation with Division of Communications and Public Information (DCPI); Review regularly all websites to ensure conformity with UNEP policies, standards and guidelines and perform quality control checks. 2. Identify web requirements, develop, maintain and update the websites; provide and interpret web statistics and identify means of improving web performance; Prepare information/document summaries from various sources for web posting; Provide support in editing and revising web content.

3. Provide technical support for preparation of communication materials as brochures, fliers and other communication materials; Assist in performing print media and electronic document conversion to prepare them into a web format. 4. Provide basic support in planning specification, design development, implementation and maintenance of customized application software systems in cooperation with United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON), Information and Communications Technology Service (ICTS). 5. Provide IT assistance in the coordination of the Division's Programme of Work planning and preparation; Research, compile, analyze, summarize and present basic information on specific programmes and projects in DRC as well as the status of implementation of the Programme of Work and prepare a variety of periodic reports. 6. Prepare, maintain and update the electronic shared folder within the Division; perform any other duties assigned.

Competencies

Professionalism: Knowledge of organizational information infrastructure, including hardware, software and application systems. Ability to develop information systems; knowledge of system development workflow and document flow processes, ability to conduct research and gather information from a wide variety of sources. Ability to respond to changing requirements and assignments, ability to apply good judgment in the assignments given. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.

Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.

Education

Completion of secondary school is required. Supplementary training in computer programming, web design and development or related training in information technology is required.

Work Experience

A minimum of six years of progressive responsible experience in information systems administration and maintenance is required. Experience in operating systems, sofware development, website design, development and maintanance, project administration and/or management is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

United Nations Considerations

The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Assessment Method

Evaluation of qualified candidates for this position may include a substantive assessment which may be followed by a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

1. All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening. Online applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided.

2. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary. If the problem persists, please send an email to recruitment@unon.org, quoting the job opening number in the subject header of your email.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS' BANK ACCOUNTS.

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