UNEP Chief Digital Officer Jobs 2022 – Kenya NGO Jobs

UNEP Chief Digital Officer Jobs 2022 – Kenya NGO Jobs. UNEP Kenya looking for “Chief Digital Officer”. Applicants with a degree in University Degree may apply on or before 21st May 2022.

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system, and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.

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UNEP Chief Digital Officer Jobs 2022

The UNEP has published a job vacancy announcement on 9th April 2022 for qualified Kenyans to fill in the vacant post of Chief Digital Officer to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Recruiter United Nations Environment Programme
Position Chief Digital Officer
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Country Kenya
Total Vacant Post 22
Qualification University Degree
Experience Required Minimum Fifteen years
Application Deadline 21st May 2022

UNEP Job Vacancy 2022

Job Responsibilities: Strategic vision and coordination of UNEP’s digital transformation:

  • Provide strategic guidance to the implementation of UNEP’s digital transformation.
  • Further develop UNEPs digital transformation strategy outlining concrete priority areas for the use of digital innovations to enhance the accountability, efficiency, results-orientation, and responsiveness of programs.
  • Develop a strategic framework for a human-centered and sustainable digital transformation, which outlines both the opportunities and potential risks (i.e., data protection, privacy) of leveraging digital technologies for sustainable development.
  • Maintain an agile and iterative digital transformation workplan across all divisions and regions as well as coordinate its implementation including supporting the design of initiatives related to internal digital transformation, including progress monitoring and consolidated reporting of results.
  • Keep abreast of innovations and emerging applications of digital technologies to support their testing, validation, and scaling in UNEP while ensuring synergies are built between different work processes.
  • Serve as a member of UNEP’s Senior Management Team and other related forums to ensure programmatic, policy, external relations, operational, and other activities are fully supported by appropriate digital technologies.
  • Provision of strategic advice and support to the Executive Office and Senior Management Team of UNEP in relation to transforming UNEP’s business model through digital technologies.
  • Streamline digital strategies across the organization linked to science and communications in collaboration with the Office of the Chief Scientist and the Director of Communications respectively.
  • Serve as the digital champion and lead for implementation of a series of high-level lighthouse programs that leverage digital transformations as a key enabler for sustainability and climate action.
  • Develop an open innovation program, that leverage innovation processes, (i.e., hackathons, challenges, prizes) to identify, co-design and accelerate innovative digital solutions for environmental protection and climate action.
  • Support the work of the Chief of Enterprise Services to ensure that UNEP’s digital enterprise architecture has the requisite capacities and resources to enable achievement of the Digital Transformation outcomes.
  • Co-lead the internal governance mechanism supporting data, ICT and Digital Transformation efforts of UNEP. Work with internal stakeholders to continually optimize digital governance and decision-making processes as the business context and technology landscape changes.
  • Act as a trusted technical advisor to Divisional and Regional Directors, and other senior staff of UNEP as they set about digitally transforming their respective areas of work.
  • Use change management expertise and an end-to-end understanding of the digital value chain to coach project teams on driving enterprise change and internal collaboration.
  • Oversee the Digital Acceleration Lab that will take the lead in the development, testing and rapid prototyping of technological solutions and platforms based on business needs identifies within UNEP and its partners.
  • Manage the financial resources assigned to the internal Digital Transformation pathway workplan.

Position in Organization:

  • Posting Title: Chief Digital Officer, D1
  • Job Code Title: Chief of Service, Programme Management
  • Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
  • Duty Station: NAIROBI
  • Posting Period: 07 April 2022 – 21 May 2022
  • Job Opening Number: 22-Programme Management-UNEP-176994-R-Nairobi (X)
  • Staffing Exercise: N/A


  • An advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in Information and Communication Technology, Informatics, Management Information System, Computer Science, Business, Management, environmental science, or related disciplines is required. A first level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.


  • A minimum of fifteen (15) years of progressively responsible work experience in the field of innovation, green technology, digital strategies, organizational management, digital change management, corporate ICT services is required.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of strategic and managerial experience at a senior level and in managing complex processes and portfolios is required.
  • Experience in identifying/developing and applying digital solutions to an organization’s (either public or private sector), business challenges, with demonstrated application of new technologies to one or more business areas is required.
  • Experience in forming partnerships in the field of digital technologies to advance organizational objectives is required.
  • Experience in undertaking change management and culture change activities to support an organization’s transformation is desirable.
  • Experience working with the United Nations Common System or other international organizations is desirable.
  • Direct experience in implementing digital transformation programs across different sectors in developing countries is desirable.

How to Apply UNEP Chief Digital Officer Jobs 2022

Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.

Then to apply, go to https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=176994

The Closing Date: 21st May 2022.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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