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Communication Consultant at UNEP KENYA


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Job Description

7 Year
Male, Female, Both
Master Degree


  • Organization: UNEP – United Nations Environment Programme
  • Location: Nairobi
  • Grade: Consultancy – International Consultant – Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Environment
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Climate Change
  • Closing Date: 2023-05-15


The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is an association established in 1972 to guide and harmonize environmental activities within the United Nations (UN) system. UNEP works closely with its 193 Member States and agents from civil society, businesses, and other major groups and stakeholders to address environmental challenges via the UN Environment Assembly, the world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment. UNEP advances international cooperation on environmental issues, provides guidance to UN organizations, and encourages the international scientific neighborhood to participate in formulating policy for many of the UN’s environmental projects. UNEP’s efforts are focused on varying the triple planetary crisis of climate change, nature and biodiversity loss, and corruption and waste to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal.


The duties for Communication Consultant at UNEP KENYA are:

1. Check and provide inputs to the draft NAP Malawi Communication Strategy and Action Plan, addressing different stakeholder groups, following international best practice criteria.
2. Support the process of enforcing and reporting on the Communication Strategy and Action Plan, working closely with the National Communication Consultant, the Gender Consultant and the PMU. The consultant is expected to organize monthly check-up meetings with the national transmission consultant and the project coordinator to take stock of the transmission action plan implementation, follow up on activities and address delays.
3. Provide direction for the delivery by the national communication consultant of production and dissemination of eight (8) transmission and outreach materials including stories and news on NAP developments, briefing notes, factsheets, audio-visual, press/media kit, etc.;
4. Synthesize the key results and suggestions of the climate risk assessments into communication messages for key target audiences.
5. Generate an active dissemination campaign with ministries, districts and relevant stakeholder groups for use of the climate-risk mapping tool being developed by the NAP project, and provide guidance to the national transmission consultant and project team for its implementation and monitoring of its results.
6. Donate to the private sector arrangement led by the project.

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The requirements for Communication Consultant at UNEP KENYA are:

  • Master’s Degree in Communications, Communication for Development, or other related area is required
  • At least 7 years relevant post-graduate work experience in transmissions for environment and/or development, in particular in strategic contact planning and production of communication materials and capacity building; is needed
  • At least one prior experience related to elaborating communication strategies and action plans for an institution or national program, and/or related to leading dissemination campaigns to targeted audiences; is required
  • Illustrated experience of drafting key messages and developing communication products tailored to relevant audience including private sector entities, such as newsletters and press briefing, briefing notes, guidelines and audio-visual products is required
  • Outstanding English language writing and editing skills, and an ability to convey complex ideas in a concise, clear, direct, and lively style; is required
  • Strong administrative and interpersonal skills, ability to meet deadlines and to manage multiple tasks effectively and efficiently, ability to take initiative and be innovative; is required
  • Working understanding of relevant computer software such as MS Office, WordPress, Adobe InDesign/Illustrator/Photoshop; is demanded
  • Fluency in written and oral English is demanded .


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