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Nairobi, Kenya: Snr Communications Officer - Content Production - UNHCR




Job Vacancy: 
Snr Communications Officer - Content Production - UNHCR

Location: 
Nairobi, Kenya

Closing Date: 20th October 2021

UNHCR is seeking a Senior Communications Officer (P4) to join our Global Communications Service, and be based in Nairobi, Kenya. We are looking for a talented individual with a passion for African stories to develop and implement communications strategies, identify thematic priorities and target audiences, and lead a dynamic team producing content for special projects, to meet our objectives to protect and serve people forced to flee across the continent. Qualified applicants must have at least 7 years of professional experience in journalism and/or communications at the international level.

Competitive package, including relocation.

UNHCR's Senior Communications Officers need to cultivate a keen understanding of our target audiences¿including an up-to-the-minute grasp of the methods and tone of voice that resonate deeply, win trust and spark quality engagement. They must be vigilant about editorial and journalistic standards, attentive to protection concerns and political sensitivities, and focused on communicating successfully with key demographics. These audiences will vary by location, language and platform, among other factors, as well as whether the aim is to inform, advocate or raise funds.

Senior Communications Officers functions, working relationships and skills specializations differ depending on language, location, grade, and whether they sit within a country operation, a regional bureau or the Global Communications Service. UNHCR's primary target audiences include public, media and policymakers, while our main partners and influencers include peers and private sector, trusted figures and our own workforce. Some communicators will focus mainly on news and media relations, for example, while others will produce multimedia content, manage social media accounts or lead advocacy campaigns. Forging partnerships with media outlets that reach target audiences is a central role for all Senior Communications Officers.

All Senior Communications Officers are expected to work strategically in support of UNHCR's operational and communications objectives for their geographic area of responsibility (AoR) as well as global priorities. Communications approaches should reflect our core values as an organization that is caring, trustworthy, proactive, outcome-focused and responsive. This will reinforce UNHCR's role as the lead agency that protects refugees, internally displaced and stateless people and mobilizes action to provide solutions.

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