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Communication Officer (Campaigns), (NO-1), Mexico City, Mexico, #129033, [Temp Appointment]

Mexico City

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Mexico City
  • Grade: Junior level - NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
  • Closing Date: Closed

Join UNICEF Mexico as the next Communication Officer (Campaigns)! Are you passionate about making a difference? We are looking for a talented person to support campaign planning and coordination for UNICEF Mexico’s flagship initiatives. As the Communication Officer, you’ll contribute to brand building, public advocacy, and fundraising efforts. If this position interests you, please read the advertisement and apply today!

UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, defend their rights, and help them fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.

At UNICEF, we are committed, passionate, and proud of what we do. Promoting the rights of every child is not just a job – it is a calling.

UNICEF is a place where careers are built: we offer our staff diverse opportunities for personal and professional development that will help them develop a fulfilling career while delivering on a rewarding mission. We pride ourselves on a culture that helps staff thrive, coupled with an attractive compensation and benefits package.

Visit our website to learn more about what we do at UNICEF.

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 works in Mexico to support the country´s efforts to implement the Convention on the Rights of the Child. 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. Mexico Office supports the country deal with the migration crisis and implement actions to improve the lives of the children in Mexico in the areas of education, nutrition, social policy, child protection besides other transversal activities. The office is rapidly growing, and we are building the structure we need to increase our reach in the country and improve the services we deliver.  

Flagship communication campaigns improve the Mexican public’s awareness of UNICEF’s work for children in Mexico, make UNICEF’s programmes for children more visible and impactful, increase the public’s understanding that this work is only possible thanks to donations, and raises donations to support UNICEF’s work in Mexico from the Mexican public.   

This role acts as the Communication Officer (Campaigns), (NO-1), whose main role is to act as campaign planner and coordinator for UNICEF Mexico’s flagship campaigns towards the Mexican public and makes sure they benefit the organization’s goals from brand building, public advocacy, and fundraising perspectives, under the under the direct supervision of the Communication Officer (Public Advocacy), (NO-2) in UNICEF Mexico´s Communication Area (led by the Chief of Communication), as well as in close collaboration with the Private Fundraising and Partnerships (PFP) team. 

For information of the work of our organization in Mexico, please visit our website: UNICEF Mexico and watch the video of our 2022 results: Informe Anual 2022: Acciones de UNICEF 

How can you make a difference? 

Under the direct supervision of the Communication Officer (Public Advocacy), (NO-2), the Communication Officer (Campaigns), (NO-1) will have the following responsibilities.

  1. Support advocacy and campaign strategy development, production and implementation. 
  2. Celebrities, partners and special events
  3. Campaign monitoring and evaluation

If you would like to know more about this position, please review the complete Job Description here:Download File TOR- Communication Officer (Campaigns),NO1 TA.pdf

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Minimum requirements:

  • University degree (Bachelor's Degree), preferably in Marketing, Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising, or related fields.
  • One year of practical professional work experience in communication/media.
  • Proven track record of successful campaigning in a marketing, advocacy, or brand context.
  • Fluency in Spanish.
  • Proficient level of English (advanced).

Desirables:

  • Planning and coordination experience.

  • Production of communication materials (including video, digital, and mass media-related products).

  • Additional years of experience in digital communication, social media, and interactive digital media.

  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergencies.

  • Fluency in English.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships

(2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness

(3) Drive to achieve results for impact

(4) Innovates and embraces change

(5) Manages ambiguity and complexity

(6) Thinks and acts strategically

(7) Works collaboratively with others 

Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

We offer a wide range of measures to include a more diverse workforce, such as paid parental leave, time off for breastfeeding purposes, and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

UNICEF does not hire candidates who are married to children (persons under 18). 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 is committed to promoting the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station is required for IP positions and will be facilitated by UNICEF. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be canceled.

Remarks:

As per Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.

UNICEF’s active commitment to diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable.

Government employees who are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government positions before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason. 

UNICEF does not charge a processing fee at any stage of its recruitment, selection, and hiring processes (i.e., application stage, interview stage, validation stage, or appointment and training). UNICEF will not ask for applicants’ bank account information.

All UNICEF positions are advertised, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. An internal candidate performing at the level of the post in the relevant functional area, or an internal/external candidate in the corresponding Talent Group, may be selected, if suitable for the post, without assessment of other candidates.

Additional information about working for UNICEF can be found here.

Please note that this is a temporary position expected to last for 364 days. 

THIS IS A NATIONAL POSITION. PLEASE NOTE THAT only CANDIDATES WITH A MEXICAN NATIONALITY WILL BE CONSIDERED. 

This vacancy is now closed.
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