Africa Climate Knowledge Network Consultant

Nairobi, Kenya 🇰🇪

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. The Regional Office for Africa helps to implement UNEP’s Regional programs in Africa by initiating, coordinating and catalyzing regional and sub-regional cooperation and action in response to environmental, challenges, opportunities and emergencies. This position is in UN Environment Africa Office, Nairobi, Kenya. The Consultant will report to the Regional Climate Change Sub Programme Coordinator.
Functional Responsibilities

Specific roles and responsibilities for the duration of the consultancy include.

  • Design the Africa Adaptation and Low Emissions Development (LEDS) Newsletter;
  • Create creative works for print and LEDS
  • Generate interactive info graphic presentations and upload them on AAKNet and LEDS website;  Develop art-works, charts and other graphic elements for use on website;
  • Identify and download pictures for use in publications, presentations for website;
  • Generate graphic images and illustrations,
  • Generate interactive presentations, flash files, sound, and video;
  • Create a database to store and retrieve the body of adaptation work;
  • Manage social media activity for the programme
  • Revamped the LEDS Website Ultimate result of service Edited art work, photos charts and other graphic elements,
  • Formatted Africa Adaptation and Low Emissions Development Newsletter publications, • Flash and power point presentations,
  • Formatted flyers, brochures, banners, posters, etc.
  • Database with packaged content in suitable formats for the web
  • Uploaded data and information to the web portal
  • Formatted documents for the web portal
  • Social Media feeds to the Africa Adaptation Knowledge Network
  • Expanded social media presence of programme
  • LEDS Website revamped
Outputs /Work Assignment
  •  Africa Adaptation and Low Emissions Development Newsletters designed and released bi-monthly;
  • Interactive infographic presentations generated and uploaded to website;
  • Interactive charts based on project work and publications developed for use on website;
  • Banners, flyers, posters and related promotional material based on project developed
  • An archive file of publications and presentations developed and uploaded to website
  • Dynamic flash files, Images, sound and video on project activities developed and Final consultancy report delivered.
  • Bachelor Degree in information technology or related field required
  • A minimum of two years’ of progressively responsible experience in graphic design, website design and information packaging with the UN system. 
  • Previous experience within the UN is preferred. 
  • Fluency in English is required.
Functional competencies

Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; 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; Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; Uses time efficiently.

Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listen to others, correctly interprets messages and responds appropriately; Tailors language, tone, style, and format to match the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; Takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks big and bold and if has a strong idea, takes it through to impact; Takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; Is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.

Flexible and Nimble:
 Be able to respond to other opportunities as they arise and able to deliver calmly, with no drama to shifting deadlines.

Required skills:

  • Graphic design,
  • Website design
  • Information packaging.
  • Developing Communication Strategies
  • Editing
  • Proof reading
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.

    Contract type: International Individual Contractor Agreement
    Contract level: IICA 1
    Contract duration: Initial 6 months with possibility of extension

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     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.