Public Information Assistant Jobs at UNEP
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.
Public Information Assistant Job Responsibilities
- Provide specialized assistance in the production and delivery of information communications products and services; Researches a broad scope of information sources, printed and electronic; compile and present information for use in the preparation and production of communications products/services for external audiences; Drafting of Press releases, media advisories, articles for the web and newsletters, briefing notes as well as updating country profiles.
- Serve as an information focal point on UN Environment, Africa Office activities open to accredited press and coordinate media coverage of important events; compiles, produces and distributes to journalists basic information (e.g. press releases, media advisory) on the wide spectrum of UN Environment, Africa Office activities open to the press; updating and maintaining database for environmental journalists, reporters and other stakeholders such as Non-Governmental organizations, and civil society within the region.
- Promote regional and sub-regional environmental action learning and training programmes to support environmental awareness/education and the mainstreaming of environmental sustainability in the region.
- Providing support to UN Environment children and Youth programmes in the region.
- Assist in the production and editing of video/film projects, radio programmes, or website projects: researches diverse print and electronic information sources for topics and materials for projects; suggests ideas on content, narration texts, audio excerpts, design elements, etc.; selects and catalogues sound/ visual materials and evaluates quality for inclusion in productions, and obtains requisite clearances and copyrights; prepares detailed “shot lists” of video and film material; transcribes audio materials available only on audio format, etc.
- Identify and prepare new material for inclusion in appropriate web pages by: researching various information sources for relevant material and cross-checking information with author offices as required; identifying, retrieving and downloading pertinent documentation and other information in requisite programming languages for Web format or inserting into database after determining appropriate categorization;
- Editing documents to conform to UN format, structure and style and preparing new pages, incorporating graphics as needed, using appropriate authoring tools;
- Preparing and updating index of documents; posting documents on the UN Environment Africa Office web.
Qualifications for the Public Information Assistant Job
- Completion of secondary school is required.
- Must have passed the United Nations Administrative Support Assessment Test (ASAT) or the Global General
- Service Test (GGST) at Headquarters or an equivalent locally-administered test at Offices away from Headquarters.
How to Apply