Job Title: Senior Communication / PI Assistant Vacancy Notice: VN-89-19-MEX Position Number 89-19
Location: Ciudad de Mexico Position Grade: G5 Closing Date: 2019-07-26
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.


  • 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.
  • (In offices where the working language is not English, excellent knowledge of UN working language of duty station and working knowledge of English.)

Desirable Qualifications & Competencies

  • Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of position.
  • Knowledge of another UN language is an asset.


  • Innovation and Creativity 
  • Technological Awareness
  • Political Awareness

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