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Communications Analyst at UN Women, Nairobi

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Job Description

Duties And Responsibilities

  • Provide coordination support in the development and implementation of a coherent Kenya Country Office (KCO) communications and advocacy strategy
  • Provide substantive inputs to the development of the KCO communication strategy.
  • Provide support to advocacy efforts and campaigns by organizing roundtable discussions, press conferences, online events, and other publicity events, and preparing briefing materials and press releases.
  • Provide guidance and support to Programme and other KCO staff on UN Women corporate communications guidelines and printing norms.
  • Track and monitor print and social media and report relevant information to senior staff to inform strategy development.
  • Provide inputs to Programme to integrate advocacy and communication strategies into Programme formulation, as necessary.
  • Provide coordination support to the development of KCO advocacy materials
  • Identify storylines and achievements from KCOs work, for online and printed publications.
  • Prepare press releases, articles, key messages, and other advocacy materials.
  • Oversee the translation, adaptation, or rewriting of information received for the local context.
  • Manage the publication of materials for final approval including but not limited to designing
  • Maintain library/ database of reference materials and photos and digital assets, as necessary.
  • Identification of storylines for publications and drafting of substantive articles contributing to debates on key gender and development issues.
  • Coordination and management of Country Office publication activities, such as content management, norms for publishing, design, etc.
  • Provide substantive support in the management of the KCO’s online presence
  • Identify KCO stories and develop/review content for the www.genderinkenya.org website and KCO corporate social media accounts.
  • Update the website and social media channels, ensure consistency in branding.
  • Research, compile and produce reports on web statistics on a regular basis and electronic surveys.
  • Maintain files, databases, and systems relevant to the KCO’s digital presence, as necessary.
  • Provide media relations support to KCO
  • Serve as a focal point on UN Women activities open to the media, as necessary.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with press in country; maintain and update database of relevant press, as necessary.
  • Respond to requests for information and arrange interviews.
  • Draft talking points, speeches, Opeds etc.
  • Facilitate knowledge management and sharing
  • Contribute to the identification of best practices and lessons learned.
  • Conduct trainings and workshops on communication practices.
  • Provide/ exchange information with the Regional Office and Headquarters.
  • Other
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by supervisor.
  • Provide support on special web/digital/media projects undertaken by the KCO.
  • Train KCO staff and partners.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Timely organization of discussions, conferences, briefings, information campaigns and other events
  • Timely provision of substantive inputs as requested
  • Timely delivery of developed communication and advocacy materials in high quality
  • Website and social media accounts are up to date
  • Number of communication products developed as assisted in development.


  • At least 6 years of progressively responsible experience in providing support to the formulation and implementation of internal and external communications and advocacy strategies and related plans.
  • Experience in the use of computer applications and software packages such as Microsoft Office as well as web-based management systems.
  • Experience in the use of social media and digital communications.

Language Requirements

  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili is required;
  • Working knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.
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