Senior Public Information Officer (Communication Deputy Director) Job in Kenya - UN


Lead and coordinate UNEP’s global strategic communication at corporate and programmatic levels.

Supervise the Communication Division’s Section Chiefs, nurturing innovation, creativity and ambition to reach new audiences with world-class, science-based communication and advocacy.

Supervise media engagement, speeches and other public-facing communication for the Executive Director.

Oversee planning, implementation and monitoring of the Communication Division’s work in the context of UNEP’s Programme of Work and its Medium-Term Strategy.

Oversee the Communication Division’s work and budget in accordance with the organization’s rules.

Mobilize resources for the Communication Division and forge partnerships that amplify reach and impact.

Lead team members efforts to collect and analyze data and provides insight to identify trends or patterns for data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting.

Ensures that everyone can discover, access, integrate and share the data they need.

Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Director.

Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Director.



Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in communications, public/business administration and management or in a related field is required.

A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. S

uccessful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in journalism, communication and/or public-facing advocacy is required.

At least four (4) years of experience in managing communication teams is required.

At least three (3) years of experience in writing and editing of speeches, talking points and managing media engagement at a senior level is required.

A minimum of two (2) years of cumulative experience, in the last five (5) years, in producing content for media, reports, multimedia, social media and/or similar mass communication on environmental or related scientific issues is required.

At least three (3) years of experience working for an international organization is desirable.

Experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.

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