Job Title: Senior Communication / PI Assistant Vacancy Notice: VN-72-19-MEX Position Number 72-19
Location: Ciudad de Mexico Position Grade: G5 Closing Date: 2019-06-24
Organizational Context

The incumbent will be supervised by the Communication / PI Officer.  S/he will have frequent contacts involving the exchange of a wide range of information with colleagues within UNHCR as well as media, international organizations, academic institutions and private individuals. 

The incumbent will be involved in multimedia projects that include video, audio, infographics and text, and he will also be involved in social media content. 

The incumbent will also have a role assisting the Communication / PI Officer in matters of Supply and Administration matters. 


  • Media and local situation regarding UNHCR's work is regularly monitored.


  • Follow-up on Administrative and Logistical arrangements to organise press briefings and other events, such as workshop and conferences.
  • Contribute to the production of information material for public awareness campaigns and for the preparation of in-house bulletins, newsletters and information kits by contributing to articles, reports and other information gathered from various sources; liaise with printers concerning brochures and publications published by the office.
  • Draft routine correspondence and texts for the office's website and maintain information databases.
  • Compile and distribute a daily news clipping service.
  • Distribute press statements and similar information to media, to other offices locally as well as to Headquarters.
  • Maintain up-to-date filing system and appointments diary.
  • Perform other duties as required.





  • Respond to non-complex media queries and incoming correspondence.
  • Have access to UNHCR Communication / PI systems.

Essential Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Completion of the Secondary Education with post-secondary training in International Relations, Journalism, Political Science or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of previous relevant job experience.
  • Communication and computer skills.
  • Excellent drafting skills as well as translation and interpreting skills.
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language.

Desirable Qualifications & Competencies

  • Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of position.
  • Knowledge of another UN language is an asset.
  • It is desirable that the candidate has basic notions of the Adobe software (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere). 


  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Technological Awareness
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Political Awareness

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