Consultant Campaign Coordinator (World Environment Day)

Nairobi, , KE


UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing our partners’ expectations.

With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it.

A flexible structure and global reach means that we can quickly respond to our partners’ needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale. 

Background Information – East Africa Hub (EAH)

Located in Nairobi, Kenya, the East Africa Hub manages a growing portfolio of engagements, including associated strategic and operational risks. The East Africa sub-region currently consists of an established Operation Centre in South Sudan and a portfolio of engagements managed by the Kenya based East Africa Hub office. This includes primarily transactional projects in partnership with the Nairobi based UN Agencies, UN-Habitat and UNEP, and multiple ‘operational’ projects in Somalia, Tanzania, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya and several island states.

World Environment Day (WED) is the UN’s primary public outreach effort on the environment. Each year, more than 1,600 global events take place, attended by up to 1.5 million people. Millions more people are reached through digital media.
UN Environment is looking for an outstanding WED consultant Campaign Coordinator. The ideal candidate will have outstanding organizational skills, initiative, tenacity and passion. He/she will report to the Communication Division’s Chief of Public Advocacy and Communication, and will work closely with colleagues across the division and beyond.

1.  Support development of campaign strategy, budget and implementation plan
2. Support the Chief of Public Advocacy and Communication to coordinate implementation of the strategy. Specifically:
  • Maintain budgets
  • Coordinate procurements
  • Liaise with the WED 2017 Host Country (Canada)
  • Develop work plans
  • Support development of partnerships
  • Support editorial colleagues in development of engagement packs
  • Help arrange events
  • Coordinate regular briefings/teleconferences with partners
  • Oversee regular monitoring and reporting, especially to donors
  • Other tasks as needed

  • 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.
  • Experienced in organizing events, preferably advocacy activities.
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.
  • 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 the audience; 
  • Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.


  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; 
  • Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; 
  • Is willing to learn from others; 
  • Places team agenda before personal agenda; 
  • Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; 
  • Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in in communication or related field required.
  • Equivalent combination of education and certification with a relevant combination of academic and professional qualifications with an additional years’ relevant  working experience may be accepted in lieu of the  Bachelor’s Degree.
  • A Master’s degree in communication or related field required will be an an added advantage.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in communication/event organizing.

Fluency in English is required

Contract type: International Individual Contractor Agreement
Contract level: IICA 1
Contract duration: Seven (7) Months 

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link: 

Additional Considerations
  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.  

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.