Job Opening

Posting Title: WEBSITE OFFICER (Head of Web), P3
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 29 June 2018 - 12 August 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Public Information-UNEP-99387-R-Nairobi (X)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) 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. UN Environment's Communications Division communicates UN Environment's core messages to all stakeholders and partners, raising environmental awareness and enhancing the profile of UN Environment worldwide. This post is located in the Communications Division at the Nairobi duty station. Under the general guidance of the Director and the supervision of the Chief of Section, Digital Strategy, the incumbent is responsible for the following duties:


1. Strategy implementation:
a.Ensure implementation of the digital communication strategy by establishing, maintaining and developing intuitive, user-friendly and technically efficient UN Environment web pages;
b.Contribute to design of a cutting-edge web communication strategy;
c.Undertake activities with regard to management of web platforms, outreach and strengthening of exchange of information;
d.Identify priority issues, opportunities and major events by proposing appropriate web platforms and conceptualizing new solutions.

2. Capacity building:
a.Develop and sustain partnerships with internal and external parties;
b.Monitor UN Environment’s websites analyze relevant information using Google analytics and other tools, and provide comprehensive monthly reports;
c.Identify gaps and provide proposals for improving and increasing of web traffic;
d.Build capacity amongst staff with regard to web strategy by providing training and raising awareness in order to ensure enhanced outreach, engagement and growth of UN Environment’s websites;
e.Contribute to the development and implementation of highly effective web strategies.

3.Content creation:
a.Manage Web-platforms using an effective and efficient content management system by setting compatibility and standards that ensure site accessibility for all users;
b.Coordinate UN Environment’s websites and ensure content consistency, regular and frequent content upload and prompt language coverage;
c.Carry out regular quality control by ensuring conformity with internal rules and a consistent presentation across various web pages by promoting uniform fonts, formatting, icons, images and layout;
d.Troubleshoot and identify potential problems before they arise;
e.Monitor feedback and respond appropriately by leading the development of new and specialized sections and webpages;
f.Act as an Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) focal point by providing specialized advice and training to content providers and website users, analysing their requirements and translating these into new applications and solutions;
g.Work closely with the Information Technology Service and Web developers to facilitate implementation of new applications;
h. Provide guidance and supervision to junior staff and consultants when necessary.

4. Perform any other related duties.


• Professionalism: Knowledge of all aspects of the design, development, management, implementation and maintenance of complex web projects using web content management systems and technologies; Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of digital communications strategy, tools, approaches and practices for the creation and maintenance of high-quality communication campaigns; Strong analytical skills and ability to rapidly analyze, strategize and integrate diverse information from various multimedia and digital sources. Shows pride in work and in achievements; Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; 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.

• Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

• Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.


Advanced University Degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in information systems, computer science, journalism, communication, public information or other related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with the two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in digital media strategy, public information, web development and management. Experience in content management systems such as Drupal is required .Experience in web design and mounting digital campaigns is a desirable.


English and French are the working knowledge of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.


Evaluation of qualified candidates for this position may include a substantive assessment which will be followed by a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

Appointment against this post is for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him
or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening. On-line applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided.If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received.. If the problem persists, please seek technical assistance through the Inspira "Need Help?" link.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

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