UNEP Job Vacancy For Public Information Officer, Application Details

UNEP Job Vacancy For Public Information Officer, Application Details

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Posting Title: Public Information Officer (Managing Publisher), P3


Department/ Office: United Nations Environment Programme

Duty Station: NAIROBI

Posting Period: 11 December 2017-24 January 2018

Job Opening number: 17-PUB-UNEP-88833-R-NAIROBI (X)

Staffing Exercise ID: N/A

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

Special Notice

Appointment against this post is for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

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

If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. If the problem persists, please seek technical assistance through the Inspira ‘Need Help?’ link.

Organizational Setting and Reporting

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 Communication 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 Chief of Content and Client Services under the overall supervision of the Director.


Under the delegated authority, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

  • Publication strategy and policy guidelines implementation: Implement a cutting edge publication strategy for the organization with appropriate strategic framing for the requirements of the Content and Client Services Section’s clients and support the formulation and implementation of corporate publication policies, objectives and guidelines.
  • Publication planning and implementation: Assist in the planning and implementation of internal and external publishing including distribution, marketing and sales activities of the organisation, coordinating closely with divisions, clients and services providers to develop and execute annual publishing plans. Implement long-term and other arrangements with the full spectrum of service providers involved in publishing in order to ensure the Unit’s readiness to deliver high quality products on a turnkey basis. Assist the Chief of Section to mobilise and report on resources for the work of the unit, section and division.
  • Print and e-publication production management and quality control: Manage production processes from input supply and procurement through to end-user feedback, ensuring the highest standards of quality and service delivery. Liaise with the Chief of Section on human and other resources of the Publishing Unit as per rules and regulations of the organization.
  • Secretary, Publishing Board: Ensure the effective and systematic functioning of the organisation’s Publishing Board in the capacity of Secretary. Manage and provide the full range of secretariat services required for the Board’s monthly business, periodic monitoring, and annual planning. Perform other duties as prescribed by the section chief or the Office of the Director.


  • Professionalism: Demonstrated In-depth knowledge of publishing processes and procedures for the creation and maintenance of information repositories; shows pride in work and in achievements; Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; Is Motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; Remains calm in stressful situations. Establish effective collaboration and partnerships with officials at all levels inside and outside the organization.
  • Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; ability to coordinate the work of others, work to tight deadlines and handle multiple concurrent projects/activities.
  • Technological Awareness: Fully proficient computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications, e.g., word processing, spread-sheet and other project management software; Keeps abreast of available technology; Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office; Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; Monitors technology trends, urges staff supervised to take special interest to train and apply new technology in the field of publishing.


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business or public administration, publishing, communication, computer or information systems, or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in public administration, publishing, communication or related field is required. Experience in an international environment is an advantage.


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English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in written and oral English is required. Working knowledge of other UN official languages is desirable.


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

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term ‘sexual exploitation’ means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term ‘sexual abuse’ means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places 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. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on ‘Manuals’ hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

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