Application deadline: 16 September 2018
Organisation: UN Environment
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Website/full details: PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER – Chief, Public Advocacy and Communication Section

Description: The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. UN Environment ‘s Communications Division communicates UN Environment’s core messages to all stakeholders and partners, raising environmental awareness and enhancing the profile of UN Environment worldwide. This post is located in UN Environment/Communication Division at the Nairobi duty station and reports to the Deputy Director under the overall supervision of the Director.


Under the guidance of the Director and the supervision of the Deputy Director, the Chief of Public Advocacy and Communication Section is responsible for the effective and efficient performance of the following duties:-

1. Take the lead in development and maintenance of the organisation’s public advocacy strategy and the sub-programmatic communication strategies. 2. Contribute to the overall strategic direction to the work of the section, with appropriate strategic framing for the requirements of the section’s clients, underpinned by a sustained innovation and research strategy that delivers the mandate of the section on the cutting edge of associated communication practices, techniques, channels, and approaches. 3. Provide advice to the division’s clients on strategies and approaches especially as these link to and leverage public advocacy and communication initiatives. 4. Plan and monitor the section’s work and deliverables in the context of the organisation’s communication strategy and the division’s project commitments to UN Environment’s Programme of Work and its Medium Term Strategy. 5. Manage the section’s work and its human and other resources, in accordance with the organisation’s policies, procedures, rules, and regulations. 6. Contribute to resource mobilisation for the section and division; Ensure timely and comprehensive analysis, reporting and documentation as per client, division, corporate, and donor requirements; Take the lead in youth engagement strategy. 7. Serve as the division’s focal point on strategies and actions pertaining to the Secretariat of Governing Bodies’ Major Groups and Stakeholders portfolio and the stakeholder engagement strategy. 8. Perform other related duties as required.