Job Opening

Posting Title: Public Information Assistant (Tour Guide) - Part-time
Department/Office: United Nations Office at Nairobi
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 21 December 2021 - 29 December 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-United Nations Office at Nairobi-170427-Individual Contractor
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

To provide information to the public on the work of the United Nations in different languages

Work Location

Nairobi

Expected duration

The contract is from 1 January 2022 - 1 February, 2022 (one month)

Duties and Responsibilities

ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING AND REPORTING
The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN headquarters in Africa and the representative office of the Secretary-General. We support programme implementation of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing administrative, conference and information services (www.unon.org). This vacancy is located in the Visitors’ Service, United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in the United Nations Office at Nairobi. This is a temporary position to be filled for one month with a possibility of extension.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the direct supervision of Deputy Director, UNIC Nairobi. The incumbent will be responsible for the following tasks:
Conduct tours of the United Nations Office at Nairobi


CONDUCT TOURS AND BRIEFINGS
• Conduct tours of the United Nations Office at Nairobi
• Give briefings and presentations about the United Nations and topics linked to the work of the UN (online or in-person).
• Explain the structure and current functions of the United Nations as well as rules of procedure of the Principal Organs of the United Nations and subsidiary bodies.
• Describe recent actions taken by United Nations bodies, especially UNEP and UN-Habitat and statements made by them or by the Secretary-General.
• Answer questions, precisely and diplomatically, concerning political, economic, and social matters connected with the work of the United Nations.
• Provide historical information regarding UNON and its buildings, including the significance of gifts donated by Member States and by other entities.
• Observe visitors' behavior and traffic on the tour route and report any security and safety concerns.
• Conduct special tours and briefings for new UN recruits, delegates, military personnel, visiting affiliates such as NGOs and corporate executives, VIP guests, and students from elementary to graduate level.
• Provide information adapted to the various cultural backgrounds, educational levels, and special interests of the groups visiting.

PREPARATORY WORK
• Attend briefings provided by the Visitors Service in order to keep abreast of current developments and gets guidance on how to address certain issues.
• Review press releases and other official UN information material for information.
• Maintain up-to-date knowledge of events relating to political, security, humanitarian, human rights and development issues by monitoring daily situation reports as well as local and international news.
• Request and attend special briefings from high-ranking UN officials/experts on specific UN-related issues.
• Develop and update materials aimed at presenting the work of the UN to a broader public; or at promoting and marketing the Visitors Service vis-à-vis its target audiences.
• Engage with the Visitors Service’s target audiences (via e-mail, social media, newsletters, etc.) in order to inform about the VS services and facilitate tours and briefings.
• Prepare and translate tours in different languages.
• Perform other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: A minimum of HS Diploma required. First level Degree and Supplemental courses in the field of public relations, marketing, communications, or other relevant field are desired.
Experience: A minimum of one year of experience in public communication is desirable.
Profound knowledge of the history, structure and work of the United Nations.
High level of customer orientation and patience.
Good presentation skills and outgoing flexibility
Flexibility to adapt working hours according to demand.
Language: Fluency in oral and written English is required. Fluency in Arabic, Spanish and Russian, Germany and other UN languages is desirable.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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