Apply: UNEP Chief of Section, Public Information

Deadline:  05 May, 2024

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is seeking to fill the position of UNEP Chief of Section, Public Information.

UNEP 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.


  • Plan, monitor, and assess the section’s work, including outsourced work, in the context of the division’s project commitments to UNEP’s programme of work and its medium term strategy
  • Manage and oversee the section’s work, including the procurement of goods and services, and its human and other resources, in accordance with the organisation’s policies, procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Provide 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 strategy that delivers the mandate of the section at the cutting edge of associated industry practices, techniques, technologies, and approaches
  • Under the director’s delegated authority, fulfill the functions of executive editor, publisher (including e-publishing), and producer, accountable for the cost and quality control of the organisation’s relevant communication collaterals
  • Mobilise and manage resources for the section and for the division
  • Ensure timely and comprehensive reporting and documentation as per client, division, corporate, and donor requirements
  • Establish and maintain effective and efficient resource scheduling and workflow management systems and processes for the section
  • Coordinate the section’s throughput, optimising the systems and processes required to absorb client and project inputs and deliver client and project outputs, including sound relationship management
  • Lead team members efforts to collect and analyse data and provide insight to identify trends or patterns for data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting.
  • Ensure that everyone can discover, access, integrate and share the data they need
  • Perform any other relevant duties


  • Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in Business or Public Administration, Communication or Organisational Management, Marketing, Advertising, Computer or Information Systems or related area
  • First-level university degree in combination with two years, minimum of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree
  • Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programmes in data analytics, business analytics or data science programmes desirable
  • Ten years, minimum, of progressively responsible experience in communication, media production, publishing, or related field
  • Two years, minimum, of cumulative experience in the last five years in producing content for media, reports, multimedia, social media and/or similar mass communication on environment
  • Experience in senior editorial management for a top-tier media, publishing outlet or international organisation
  • Experience with digital publishing in different digital formats including pdf, EPUB, XML, mobi, is desirable
  • Experience working in a science or environmental organisation is desirable
  • Experience with team management in a multi-cultural environment is desirable. Experience in data analytics or related area is desirable
  • Knowledge of policies and procedures for the creation and maintenance of communication collaterals that ensures a stable and effective systems environment
  • Highly developed conceptual, analytical and innovative problem-solving ability, demonstrated ability to handle complex business process and information integration issues, extensive theoretical background and experience in communications and information management and technologies
  • Ability to analyse and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management
  • Shows pride in work and in achievements
  • Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter, 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
  • Efficient in written and spoken English
  • Ability to listen, correctly interpret messages from others and respond 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

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