Posted inProgram and Project Management

Jobs at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Jobs at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP),

Jobs at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

View Jobs in NGO / Non-Profit Associations / View Jobs at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations’ global development network. Headquartered in New York City, UNDP advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life.

Programme Support Officer, Environment and Resilience

Task description
Under the direct supervision of the Team Leader, Environment Resilience Unit, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Provide technical support to UNDP Country Office, National and County Governments in the development, planning and implementation of climate change, environment and resilience initiatives.
  • Support the Environment and Resilience Unit (ERU) team through providing programme support to the implementation of the portfolio projects ensuring compliance with the organizations rules and regulations as detailed under POPP.
  • Support the unit to ensure alignment of programming with UNSDCF, UNDP Country Pro-gramme Document, Strategic Plan and National priorities including the Ending Drought Emergencies Framework, Nation DRM Strategy, National Climate Change Action Plan and other relevant policies and frameworks.
  • Provide support to the Implementing partners for capacity building on environment, resilience, climate change and disaster risk management working in close collaboration with other identified partners as necessary.
  • Provide technical support to county governments on issues related to environmental governance, risk reduction and resilience.
  • Provide administrative support to the ERU portfolio in through development of relevant briefs, research, organization of events, meetings and workshops etc.
  • Support the project managers in coordination of implementation in the in close collaboration with the other responsible parties including NEMA, CoG, NDOC, NDMA and other implementing partners.
  • Provide day to day support to implementing partners to ensure smooth implementation of activities including administrative and procurement aspects at UNDP.
  • In close collaboration with NDMA at National and County levels ensure that procurement and other administrative issues at the county level are in line with UNDP rules and regulations.
  • Support liaison between the ERU and other CO units including GIG, PSMU and Operations units.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:

  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day).
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country.
  • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities.
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly arrived UN Volunteers.
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible

Required experience

  • 3 years of experience in Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience, Energy, NRM, Development Studies


Communications Associate


Duties and Responsibilities

You will be expected to:

  •  Repackage UNFPA Somalia publications in line with UNFPA graphic guidelines
  •  Improve the design, branding and layout of IEC materials and facilitate the production of IEC material
  •  Design and lay-out reports into advocacy key messages on stickers, fact sheets, policy briefs, booklets, newsletters, magazines, etc.
  •  Design templates for new publications and products in line with UNFPA graphic guidelines and in close cooperation with the UNFPA Communications, Partnerships and Donor Relations Specialist
  •  Improve and edit artworks, photos, charts and other graphic elements of UNFPA Somalia
  •  Produce creative graphic and technical solutions for use by the media
  •  Arrange and coordinate press conferences, and plan events.
  •  Manage content for the office website and newsletters
  •  Develop social media strategies and content creation
  •  Keep up to date with the organization style guide as per regional and global standards
  •  Work with key role-players to brainstorm content ideas, in line with the organization strategy and in support of various partner initiatives
  •  Evaluate results of communication campaigns with the team.
  •  Establish and maintain effective relationships with journalists, and maintain a media database.
  •  Collaborate with team members to develop and implement an effective communications strategy based on our target audience
  •  Maintain records of media coverage and collate analytics and metrics
  •  Research media coverage and trends.
  •  Manage and Populate media bank (coordinate photography, videography and audio recording)

Knowledge and Experience:

  •  Secondary School certificate holders should have at least 7 years of progressively responsible experience in media relations, journalism, communications, editing/publishing, Graphics Design or related fields.
  •  Previous experience with a multilateral or international organisation is useful but not mandatory.
  •  Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, good knowledge, and experience in handling web-based management systems.
  •  Experience in internal communications including communication of key corporate messages.
  •  Experience in managing the production of printed material, including brochures, and leaflets, briefing third-party designers/printers to ensure corporate brand and style is met.
  •  Good facilitation and coordination skills demonstrated ability to work in an independent manner;
  •  High sense of responsibility. Tact, discretion, initiative, and good judgment in dealing with staff members, partners, and other stakeholders.
  •  Experience with popular social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube LinkedIn, etc
  •  Knowledge in photography and/or videography skills, and experience in Adobe Creative Suite software is an asset;
  •  Familiarity with Mailchimp and WordPress CMS is an asset.


Fluency in English both written and spoken is required. Knowledge of any other official UN language is desirable

Method of Application

Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

Career and Employment Opportunities in Nairobi, Kenya. Check Job Opportunities, Job Vacancy, Job Description, Application Form and Guidelines on How to Apply.