4 Dec 2023

Programs and Communications Specialist at UNV – United Nations Volunteers

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Job Description


Mission and objectives
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading environmental authority in the United Nations system. UNEP uses its expertise to strengthen environmental standards and practices while helping implement environmental obligations at the country, regional and global levels. UNEP’s mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.


The Programs and communications specialist will be directly supervised by the National Coordinator and head of Tanzania office, under the guidance and consultation of the Deputy Director, Africa Office, with the overall leadership from the Director, Africa Office in Nairobi, Kenya. The incumbent will provide implementation support to projects/activities under UNEP’s UNSDCF commitments, and which are also in line with UNEP’s Programme of Work in the Africa Region, with direct linkage to Climate action, pollution action and nature action. Associated with this, the incumbent will assist in programme development, review of relevant documents and fundraising for the effective implementation and delivery of projects/activities. The incumbent will also conduct research, collect and collate data and maintain appropriate databases as well as country, regional and organizational profiles. The incumbent will additionally provide support in reporting, liaison and administrative duties appropriate to the implementation of the UNSDCF 2021/22-2026/27 work programme as financed under one fund, among other potential resources.

Task description
Under the direct supervision of National Coordinator and head of Tanzania office, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks.
•Supports in developing and preparing project proposals for the implementation of various priority activities under UNSDCF in line with UNEP’s Africa Office plan of work commitments.
•Assists in collecting and analyzing information related to environment and sustainable development to help deepen and widen the understanding of issues related to the nexus environment assets economic growth and social stability and how this relates to poverty reduction in Tanzania.
•Assist in preparing reflection notes, policy briefs and fact sheets on issues linked to environment and sustainable development to feed in the policy debate, and the overall communication assistance.
•Supports in identifying opportunities for partnerships that can be engaged and resources that can be mobilized in the country as well as those in the region for environmental sustainability and economic growth.
•Update relevant data bases and profiles for project formulation and information sharing.
•Assists in reviewing relevant documents with regards to among others, green growth, potentials for green economy, climate change, environmental governance and resource efficiency.
•Support planning and organization of meetings, training workshops, etc.
•Regularly review and recommend appropriate tools that enhance the delivery of the UNDAP related work.
•Any other activities assigned by the supervisor.

Eligibility criteria
27 – 80

Additional eligibility criteria
This assignment is funded by the Government of Korea and therefore specific criteria apply:

– Candidates must be Korean nationals.
– Candidates who have already served as UN Volunteer Specialist funded by the Government of Korea are not eligible to apply (former UN University and UN Youth Volunteers are eligible).
– Candidates may apply to a maximum of three assignments and indicate the order of preference in the ‘Additional remarks’ field when filling in the application form.
– Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The selection will be done by the UN Host Entity at the level of the country of assignment.


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Candidate must be a national of a country other than the country of assignment.

Donor priorities

Required experience
3 years of experience in Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resource management.
•Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded.
•Demonstrated skill in effective verbal communication and interpersonal interactions.
•Be familiar with a wide range of information on environment challenges in Africa and UNEP programmes and activities in Africa.
•Have a flexible approach and be able to work effectively as part of a team.

Area(s) of expertise
Energy and environment , Natural and life sciences

Driving license

English, Level: Fluent, Required
Swahili, Level: Basic, Desirable

Required education level
Bachelor degree or equivalent in Climate Change, Environment or Natural Resource Management, development planning or other relevant field.

Competencies and values
Competencies and Values
Adaptability and Flexibility
Building Trust
Commitment and Motivation
Commitment to Continuous Learning
Ethics and Values
Knowledge Sharing
Planning and Organizing
Respect for Diversity

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Closing Date : 15th December, 2023.

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