Communication Officer (Alliances & Special Events), (NO-1), Mexico City, #112526 [Fixed-Term Appointment]
Job no: 562417
Position type: Fixed Term Appointment
Location: Mexico Division/Equivalent: Latin America and Caribbean Regional Off
Department/Office: Mexico City, Mexico
Categories: Communication, Partnerships
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child, a voice
Mexico is a country of origin, transit, and destination for migrant children from the countries of northern Central America, seeking safety and opportunity in Mexico or the United States. These are children fleeing from gang-related and gender-based violence, organized crime, extortion, poverty, and limited access to education and social services. They have been repeatedly exposed to threats, intimidation, and insecurity in a lawless environment. Many also want to be reunited with their families who reside in the United States.
UNICEF is supporting state and local authorities for the rapid identification, registration, and care of unaccompanied and separated children and adolescents who have entered the country or are moving through Mexico at both the northern and southern borders. UNICEF is providing technical assistance to child protection authorities to implement standard procedures and case management. UNICEF is also supporting the implementation of alternative care options for short and long-term solutions. UNICEF is also a key actor in providing mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) to children on the move, and their families, currently housed in different shelters across the country, through recreational and sports activities with s upport from implementing partners.
How can you make a difference?
Assists in planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating an advocacy and communication strategy to get children’s and women’s issues into the public domain, strengthen political will in support of UNICEF’s mission and objectives in the country, and enhance the organization’s credibility and brand.
Under the guidance of the Chief of Communication, you will be able to: 1) Contribute to the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of UNICEF Mexico´s brand positioning strategy (as a key element of the Section´s Communication Strategy), with a particular focus on strengthening influencer engagement by further developing the existing pool of key national influencers like Good Will Ambassadors (GWAs) and other high-profile personalities that support UNICEF, maximizing their potential to strategically communicate our agenda for children in Mexico and globally.
2) Help identify, build and maintain relationships with key communication actors in the country, with the ultimate objective of establishing formal alliances in support of UNICEF´s communication efforts in Mexico, and
3) Take the lead in identifying key public events/activities at the national level with solid potential to position UNICEF as an engaged social actor, strengthen the organization´s public profile and increase brand trust, negotiating participation in such activities with the overall objective of maximizing organizational presence while minimizing costs.
If you are interested in learning more about this position and the key-end results and accountabilities, read the Complete Job Description Communication Officer JD (Communication Alliances and Special Events) .pdf
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- University degree, preferably, in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, or any other related field.
- A minimum of one year of practical professional work experience in communication, media network, or partnerships.
- Demonstrated experience in successfully generating and managing alliances with high-profile individuals and institutions (specifically in the communication sector) for non-profit purposes.
- Experience curating complex public events at minimum cost to the client is an important asset.
- Fluency in Spanish is required.
- An intermediate level of English is required.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
- UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).
- The technical competencies in UNICEF´s Competency Framework
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority, and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
- Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
- Candidates must be citizens of Mexico to be considered eligible for this post.
and JOIN US as the next Communications Officer at UNICEF Mexico!
Advertised: Jul 04 2023 Central Standard Time (Mexico)
Application close: Jul 17 2023 Central Standard Time (Mexico)
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- Closes Jul 17 2023Communication Officer (Alliances & Special Events), (NO-1), Mexico City, #112526 [Fixed-Term Appointment] in Mexico
Come join us as a Communication Officer for Alliances & Special Events! If you are selected, you will be assisting our Communication Unit in planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating an advocacy and communication strategy to get children’s and women’s issues into the public domain. Your work will contribute to strengthening political will in support of UNICEF’s mission and objectives in the country and enhancing the organization’s credibility and brand.