• United Nations
  • Nairobi County, Kenya
  • Dec 20, 2017 - Jan 24, 2018
Full time Communications

Job Description


  • Under the delegated authority, the incumbent will perform the following duties:
  • Publication strategy and policy guidelines implementation: Implement a cutting edge publication strategy for the organization with appropriate strategic framing for the requirements of the Content and Client Services Section’s clients and support the formulation and implementation of corporate publication policies, objectives and guidelines. 
  • Publication planning and implementation: Assist in the planning and implementation of internal and external publishing including distribution, marketing and sales activities of the organisation, coordinating closely with divisions, clients and services providers to develop and execute annual publishing plans. Implement long-term and other arrangements with the full spectrum of service providers involved in publishing in order to ensure the Unit’s readiness to deliver high quality products on a turnkey basis. Assist the Chief of Section to mobilise and report on resources for the work of the unit, section and division.
  • Print and e-publication production management and quality control: Manage production processes from input supply and procurement through to end-user feedback, ensuring the highest standards of quality and service delivery. Liaise with the Chief of Section on human and other resources of the Publishing Unit as per rules and regulations of the organization.
  • Secretary, Publishing Board: Ensure the effective and systematic functioning of the organization’s Publishing Board in the capacity of Secretary. Manage and provide the full range of secretariat services required for the Board’s monthly business, periodic monitoring, and annual planning. Perform other duties as prescribed by the section chief or the Office of the Director.


  • Professionalism: Demonstrated In-depth knowledge of publishing processes and procedures for the creation and maintenance of information repositories; shows pride in work and in achievements; Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; Is Motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; Remains calm in stressful situations. Establish effective collaboration and partnerships with officials at all level inside and outside the organization 
  • Planning and Organizing:Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; ability to coordinate the work of others, work to tight deadlines and handle multiple concurrent projects/activities.
  • Technological Awareness: Fully proficient computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications, e.g., word processing, spread-sheet and other project management software; Keeps abreast of available technology; Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office; Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; Monitors technology trends, urges staff supervised to take special interest to train and apply new technology in the field of publishing.


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business or public administration, publishing, communication, computer or information systems, or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

 Work Experience

  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in public administration, publishing, communication or related field is required. Experience in an international environment is an advantage.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in written and oral English is required. Working knowledge of other UN official languages is desirable.