United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) – Social Media Specialist

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Task description

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Social Media the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: · Draft content for publication on UNEP social media channels · Prepare regular analytics reports on UNEP’s social media activity; · Implement UNEP digital campaigns; · Identify interesting content for potential use on UNEP social media channels; · Monitor social media accounts for comments and questions from users; · Conduct research on social media developments and tactics; · Participate in and conduct staff trainings on social media use; · Coordinate with UNEP’s social media account operators in non-English languages to ensure the content published to all relevant audiences; · Respond to content management issues that arise in the daily performance of the activities; · Serve as the Social Media Unit focal point for report launches and other initiatives; · Liaise with UNEP Regional Offices as necessary; · Perform other duties as assigned. Results/Expected Outputs · Social media platforms updated with the frequency in line with UNEP social media strategies; · UNEP content on social media channels is posted in accordance with organizational editorial practices; · Social media metrics and analytics reports provided in a timely manner; · Social media support provided for key UNEP publications and UNEP campaigns; · Successfully implemented tasks assigned by Supervisor and Division;

Eligibility criteria


27 – 80


Candidate must be a national or legal resident of the country of assignment.


Required experience

3 years of experience in digital media; · Expertise in creating content for major social media platforms (Twitter, Instagram, Tik-Tok, Snapchat, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.); · Strong experience creating visual (photo and video) assets for use on social media channels; · Knowledge and experience using social media monitoring, analytics, and scheduling tools.

Area(s) of expertise


Driving license


English, Level: Fluent, Required

Required education level

Bachelor degree or equivalent in Communications, International Relations,

Competencies and values

Adaptability and Flexibility Client Orientation Commitment and Motivation Communication Creativity Planning and Organizing Professionalism Respect for Diversity Technological Awareness

Other information

Living conditions and remarks

The Republic of Kenya is an equatorial nation on the coast of East Africa, neighboring Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, and the Indian Ocean. Kenya has two levels of Government; National Government and 47 sub-national Governments called Counties. Counties are further divided into sub-counties. Kenya is a multi-party state with Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches. Kenya’s population of more than 40 million is growing at an annual rate of 2.2%. The country’s GNP per capita estimated at purchasing power parity (PPP) is $975, and the GNP is growing at an average rate of 0.1% annually. More than 26% of Kenya’s people live below the international poverty line of $1 per day. Kenya’s main food crops are “maize, wheat, pulses, roots and tubers.” (FAO). Nairobi is a modern metropolitan city where most basic goods and services, health facilities, public transport, telecommunication and banking services and educational facilities are readily available. The city is widely connected through its main airport, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and the smaller Wilson Airport. Air transport is also available to many up-country destinations. The city is home to some 3,000 UN personnel mainly attributed to the fact that it serves as the headquarters for both the UN HABITAT and UNEP. The socio-economic and cultural background of the immediate society the UNV would be living and working in is diverse and prevailing security conditions at the place of assignment is modest. The topographic and climatic features of the assignment location is highland cool and warm tropical climate.

Inclusivity statement

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

Note on Covid-19 vaccination requirements

Selected candidates for certain occupational groups may be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) in line with the applicable host entity policy





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