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Posting Title: Communication Coordinator
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 06 October 2020 - 15 October 2020
Job Opening Number: 20-United Nations Environment Programme-142517-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

1. Documentation for how a) Communications campaign for the release of the Marine Protected Areas Outlook (already created) was updated as necessary and enacted successfully, including through the holding of an event; creation of a video; facilitation through the UN system and Nairobi Convention/WIOSAP Focal Points of materials; conduction of a social media campaign; creation of a website ‘landing page’; and statistics on social media/website performance after release, and b) Virtual webinar for seagrass guidelines was successfully organized and held.
2. Documentation outlining contributions to promotion of SAPPHIRE private sector engagement strategy and demonstration projects (for specific products, see above).
3. Documentation outlining consultant’s contributions to promotion of other WIOSAP and SAPPHIRE events, progress, and data on the website, CHM, and social media (specific products described above) including one quarterly newsletter.
4. Documentation outlining weekly research conducted on items relevant to the coastal and marine protection of the Western Indian Ocean region and completed Mailchimp news round-ups.

Work Location

Home Based (Kenya)

Expected duration

The contract duration will be five (5) months.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities
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. UNEP's Ecosystem Division works with international and national partners, providing technical assistance and advisory services for the implementation of environmental policy, and strengthening the environmental management capacity of developing countries and countries with economies in transition. This position is located at UNEP, Nairobi duty station, under the supervision of the WIOSAP and SAPPHIRE Project Managers.

Background of the Consultancy:
UNEP/The Nairobi Convention is seeking a consultant in communications to contribute to promoting progress made by Nairobi Convention Contracting Parties in implementing its two flagship projects, namely the ‘Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme for the protection of the Western Indian Ocean from land-based sources and activities’ (WIOSAP); and the Western Indian Ocean Large Marine Ecosystems Strategic Action Programme Policy Harmonisation and Institutional Reforms (WIO LME SAPPHIRE) and the overall work-programme of the Convention.

The consultant will support the Convention to communicate progress, challenges, and priority areas for enhanced delivery of the projects and the overall Nairobi Convention work plan.

Scope of Work/Objective:
- To assist the implementation of the Communication Strategy of the Convention.
- To contribute to various written outputs for the SAPPHIRE and WIOSAP projects, i.e. concept notes, briefs, guidelines, reports, etc. by providing input on wording, grammar, and any other expertise to make the greatest communications impact possible.
- To contribute to the promotion of progress made by WIOSAP and SAPPHIRE, including through posting on the website and updating of the Nairobi Convention Clearing House Mechanism (CHM).
- To contribute to the design and implementation of communications campaigns for the launch of WIOSAP and SAPPHIRE publications, toolkits, and guidelines as scheduled for release during the term of the consultancy.
- To contribute to the promotion and documentation of Nairobi Convention progress ahead of the next scheduled Conference of Parties in 2021.

Specific tasks and responsibilities:
1) WIOSAP campaigns and meetings:
a. Coordinate for the release of the WIOSAP Marine Protected Areas Outlook, i.e. updating and finalization of eleven press releases (one per contracting party and one region-wide), creating a release calendar for promotional materials, designing new materials as necessary (including a minimum of one video and three infographics), facilitating approval of materials such as press releases and videos internally and within UNEP system. Coordinate with the Communications Division on campaign release, creating of relevant videos, posting on WeDocs, etc. as needed. Arrange and organize a promotional launch event (likely virtual due to COVID) with the WIOSAP Project Manager.
b. Manage Seagrass Restoration Guidelines Webinar: Before webinar, send out invitations, set up Teams virtual webinar, create agenda, promote on social media using campaign materials (already created), contact and prepare speakers as necessary, liaise with UN Communications Division to ensure event is posted on LinkedIn and UNEP Weekly Digest. During webinar, track and respond to questions as able in Teams chat box and for later report, work with colleagues to display slideshows/other materials as necessary, and live tweet. After webinar, create short report outlining major points of proceeding.
2) SAPPHIRE campaigns and promotions:
a. Create materials promoting the SAPPHIRE private sector engagement strategy, including a regional press release, a 2-page Key Takeaways document, and a minimum of three infographics.
b. Create materials promoting the SAPPHIRE demonstration projects (as approved), including a promotional ‘summary’ booklet, story map, minimum of two stories for UNEP website (as travel is not possible, interviews with some project leads on the ground could be a suitable alternative for information gathering for this purpose), and other items as updates from the project are received.
3) Promote daily, via social media (Facebook and Twitter), posting on the website (at least weekly), and uploading to the CHM (at least weekly), any new events or products created that note the progress made by the WIOSAP and SAPPHIRE projects. This includes, but is not limited to: two summary documents and two website articles on meetings of the Project Steering Committees, updates and profiles of the 20 WIOSAP demonstration projects onto the CHM/website and the SAPPHIRE demo projects as approved, updates on the creation of the Marine Environment Diagnostic Analyses, and at least one article per event (as necessary if held). Compile all updates into one quarterly newsletter for the Convention
4) On a weekly basis, research new articles, publications, events, etc. pertaining to the Western Indian Ocean region or coastal and marine protection globally. Compile such research into a weekly news round-up for dissemination via Mailchimp and posting on the website/CHM.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: Degree is required in Communications, International Relations, or related field
Experience: •Minimum three (3) years of relevant work experience is required in the field of communications, global outreach, and/or environmental research, analysis and writing. Familiarity with outreach and targeted messaging highly desirable. Prior experience in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region would be an advantage.
Language: English and French are the official working languages of the United Nations. For this consultancy, fluency in oral and written knowledge of English is required. Knowledge of French is an advantage.

No Fee


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