Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Information Management Officer, P-4. UNEP, Nairobi. Open until 14 November 2015

United Nations Environment Programme
15 September 2015-14 November 2015

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


Special Notice
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Org. Setting and Reporting
The United Nations Environment Programme (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. This position is located in the Division of Environmental Law and Conventions (DELC), at UNEP's Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. DELC is the lead Division charged with carrying out the functions of UNEP in the field of environmental law, governance and related policy issues, including those related to multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs). The post is located in Nairobi duty station. Under the overall supervision of the Director and Deputy Director and day-to-day guidance and supervision of the Head of the Programme Delivery and Management Unit of the Division, the incumbent is responsible for managing the Division's Knowledge Management and Communication priorities.
Within delegated authority the incumbent will perform the following duties:- 1. Direct the further development and operation of knowledge management systems at the Division to generate, collect, maintain and disseminate information on environmental law and governance, including MEAs. 2. Take lead in strategy, planning, development and implementation of large, complex communications campaigns in the field of environmental law and governance; develop ways to implement campaigns system-wide and to incorporate the campaign message and themes into all relevant events and products. 3. Develop project proposals and identify sources and seek funding and other assistance for major campaigns. 4. Contribute to the formulation of overall policies, procedures, objectives and guidelines affecting the development and maintenance of the Division's non-current records and archives and delivery of reference services, archival description and systems management. 5. Prepare or oversee preparation of a diverse range of information communications products in support of major campaign initiatives. 6. Coordinate preparation of material for newsletters, periodicals, reports and books and edit drafts. 7. Take the lead in compiling information from various knowledge repositories and web resources 8. Build partnerships and information networks; plan and oversee maintenance of publicly accessible information materials on UNEP; plan and develop outreach activities. 9. Manage publications programme; produce materials for print/electronic/voice/visual media. 10. Manage the day-today operation of the team which include participation in coordination of substantive and administrative activities of the team, interpret and disseminate policy, provide procedural advice, improve reporting systems, handle operational and administrative queries, prepare budget submissions, establish and/or coordinate training programmes and monitor and evaluate results. 11. Evaluate applications and cost-effectiveness of services in relation to technology options and prepare data and recommendations for decision-making. 12. Develop and implement policies and guidelines relating to the preservation of and access to digital archives; retain schedules for incorporation into electronic record keeping systems; transfer, maintain security protocols; and select standards for digitisation of finding aids and record and their electronic dissemination. 13. Perform other duties as may be assigned.
• Professionalism: Knowledge of different aspects of public information and communication.
Ability to address a range of issues in the context of political developments, public attitudes and local conditions. Ability to conceptualize, design and implement major information campaigns. Ability to rapidly analyze and integrate diverse information from varied sources. Ability to diplomatically handle sensitive situations with target audiences and cultivate productive relationships. Ability to produce a variety of written communications products in a clear, concise style. Ability to deliver oral presentations to various audiences. 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.
• Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds 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.
• Creativity: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks "outside the box"; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.
• Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients" and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in communication, international relations, international law, public administration, environmental policies/management or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work Experience
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in public information, environmental law, MEAs, international relations, environmental policies/management, public administration or related area.
English and French are the working languages of the UN. Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required for this post. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
Assessment Method
Evaluation of qualified candidates for this position may include a substantive assessment which will be followed by a competency-based interview.
United Nations Considerations
Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

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