UNEP Communication Volunteers March 2016


Communication Officer Volunteers at UNEP, Kenya

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the voice for the environment within the UN system. We set the global environmental agenda, raise priorities for addressing environmental challenges amongst governments and the public, and provide a solid evidence base to inform sound policy and practice.

In 2016 UNEP’s communication division will engage 10-20 United Nations Volunteers to help fulfill its mission.
We’re looking for smart, dynamic, creative and motivated individuals to join us at our global headquarters in Nairobi in the following roles:

Communication Officer Job Responsibilities in Kenya

  • Join UNEP’s fast-paced media team, liaising with our teams and journalists around the world
  • Draft press releases, op-eds and speeches about UNEP’s work
  • Support a broad range of media and communication activities delivered by the media team


  • Be a proactive go-getter with loads of initiative and an adventurous spirit
  • Be deeply committed to environmental issues
  • Have a passion for storytelling and connecting with audiences
  • Related Master’s degree is preferred; relevant work experience and porfolio
  • An ability to work under pressure in a performance-driven environment;
  • Fluent spoken and written English; Knowledge of other UN languages an asset.

Requirements for Communication Volunteers in Kenya

  • A university degree (either BA/BSc)
  • At least three years of professional experience
  • At least age 25 (no maximum age limit)
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to adjust to difficult living conditions
  • National UNV volunteer assignments usually range from 6 to 24 months
  • Strong commitment to values and principles of volunteerism
  • Good working knowledge in at least one of the three working UN languages: English, French and Spanish.

Conditions of Service
United Nations Volunteers (UNV) will be engaged on a 12-month contract that may be renewable depending on performance and available resources.


How to Apply

Register and create a profile on the UNV website and email your CV or copy of your application form to [email protected], with the UNV assignment title in the subject line. In your email to UNEP, please indicate your earliest availability to start with us in Nairobi, Kenya.