Communications Analyst UN Women Mexico (For Mexican Nationals only)

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Location : México, MEXICO
Application Deadline :08-Mar-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :FTA Local
Post Level :NO-B
Languages Required :
English   Spanish  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :One year

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.


UN Women Mexico Country Office, in line with national priorities and regional and international tools for women´s human rights protection and defense, mainly the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), as well as its recommendations originated by the bodies in charge of their surveillance aims to achieve substantive gender equality in all aspects of life. The programme in Mexico aims to guide, promote and coordinate actions to drive national partners to better develop strategic interventions in four priority areas: 

a) Women´s leadership and political participation,

b) Women´s economic empowerment,

c) Ending violence against women and girls,

d) Gender responsive planning, budgeting and production of statistics. 


Living in the communications era, with information saturated societies and facing an enormous competency to capture key audiences UN Women requires a communications team with a clear, innovative, consistent, fresh, coherent and efficient communication strategy, which will allow UN Women Mexico to multiply its efforts to achieve gender equality. This 2018 will be a transition year; it brings structural changes for the Country in economic, political and social matters and for UN Women Mexico, it will pose significant challenges in the framework of the United Nations reform.


Under the supervision of UN Women Mexico Representative, the Communications Analyst is responsible for assisting in the planning and implementation of the Office communications and advocacy strategies to increase the standing and awareness of UN Women with partners, the media and the public. The Communications Analyst works in close collaboration with the Programme, Operations and technical teams of UN Women Mexico and the Regional Office, and UN Women Headquarters communication teams, staff of other UN Agencies, Government officials, media, multilateral and bilateral donors and civil society.

Duties and Responsibilities

Plan and design communication and outreach/advocacy strategies and plans:


  • Draft and implementation the communication strategy of UN Women Mexico, through compliance of specific plans for media communication, social networks, editorial contents, campaigns, programmes, events and other initiatives in support of UN Women's strategic objectives, ensuring compliance with UN Women rules and regulations for Communications;
  • Conduct communication needs assessments for UN Women Mexico, including strategic communication plans, projects, programmes and corporate change initiatives; analyze requirements and synthesize proposals for elaboration of communication strategies ensuring a gender perspective;
  • Coordinate and provide input to in-country UN Women/ UN system corporate and local campaigns and special events;
  • Provide inputs on communication   to the Representative and senior staff of UN Women
  • implement crisis communications strategies for UN Women Mexico over pertinent issuance of official communications related to the Office common interest issues, as required;
  • Provide guidance on ensuring that all communication channels of the agency are used effectively and in accordance with the Communications and advocacy strategy of the agency, as well as the goals of the organization.


Provide operational and coordination support for timely implementation of Communications strategy:


  • Prepare the project timeline and production schedule, ensure that planning mechanisms are established to meet the deliverables of the project;
  • Draft and implement the Communications area annual budget, and coordinate the proposed activities to ensure consistency with the objectives of the Office and in accordance with financial regulations;
  • Coordinate development and preparation of financial resources including budgeting, budget revisions, and expenditure tracking, and reporting and monitor the allocation and disbursement of funds to participating partners;
  • Provide support and prepare Terms of Reference for the implementation of contract management for consultants;
  • Supervise personnel of the Communications Area to ensure timely compliance of activities.


Coordinate and implement the development and dissemination of advocacy materials in the country:


  • Following the guidelines from HQ and RO, develop and produce communication products and materials, including briefing materials, press releases, and drafts of articles, and manage its dissemination;
  • Identify and propose information opportunities, activities, approaches and platforms and partners;
  • Promote and disseminate corporate advocacy materials for launching flagship initiatives, publications, and campaigns;
  • Manage the translation/adaption/rewriting of information received, printing and dissemination of publications and audio-visual materials;
  • Conceptualize and coordinate public information products such as printed material, audio, video, images and photographic material, among others;
  • Provide suggestion on how to Integrate communication, advocacy and outreach strategies into proposals for project/programme and other initiatives.


Coordinate media relations for UN Women Mexico:


  • Supervise and analyze present events, public opinion and press coverage, to identify problems and trends; provide input to the Representative over appropriate actions/responses on the Office´s interest issues:
  • Manage relationships with press in country;
  • Organize roundtable discussions, press conferences, and briefing sessions for press, as required; and draft talking points;
  • On behalf and under given representation of the CO Representative, attend public events and meetings with different audiences;
  • Undertake missions and field trips with media and other official visitors in support of UN Women and its work.


Build and maintain partnerships and maintain relations with donors:


  • Identify and develop new communication partnerships and alliances to enhance visibility;
  • Liaise with advocacy partners and undertake outreach to civil society organizations, governments, and other groups to ensure that newsworthy information reaches the public and donors;
  • Design, and maintain the Office Public Relations (PR) plan with opinion leaders, media communication and public figures;
  • Collaborate in designing and execution of resources mobilization strategies with private sector and individual donors;
  • Provide inputs to donor reports as needed.


Maintain UN Women Mexico’s web/online presence:


  • Manage the Office websites’ content based on corporate requirements and coordinate continued updating;
  • Manage the Office social media accounts in line with corporate social media policy;
  • Ensure UN Women strategic communications through media communication relations, social networks, websites and other.


Facilitate knowledge building and sharing: 


  • Identify and synthesize best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme country goals and activities;
  • Provide training and workshops on communication and advocacy, as appropriate;
  • Communication Focal point at the country UNCT, RO and HQ, as well as other COs to ensure the UN Women Mexico positioning within the United Nations in-house public.



Key Performance Indicators: 


  • Quality inputs and analysis into the communications strategy for the office;
  • Adherence to UN Women rules, regulations, policies and procedures in all operations.
  • Quality and relevant advocacy materials and content.
  • Increase of website and social media indicators.
  • Timely and strategic dissemination of materials as shown by knowledge of UN Women’s activities in country and strategic interactions with mass media, as shown by coverage.




Core Values:


  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism.


Core Competencies:


  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.


Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:


Functional Competencies:


  • Management experience including proven strong people management skills
  • Ability to communicate sensitively, effectively and creatively across different constituencies
  • Good knowledge of web-based knowledge management systems
  • Good understanding of production, graphic design and photography standards
  • Good knowledge of social media platforms and experience in social media outreach
  • Good knowledge of local country media landscape
  • Ability to be strategic and analytical
  • Excellent communication, presentation, networking and advocacy skills
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills.

Required Skills and Experience



  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in Communications, Journalism, International Relations, Marketing, or similar relevant field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience in professional communications at national or international level in progressively responsible functions;
  • Experience in managing teams is an asset;
  • Knowledge of gender and human rights issues, and gender priority agenda of the Organization is required;
  • Experience in media relations and in social media is an asset;
  • Excellent computer skills in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required;
  • Experience related to UN and/or any other international agency is an asset.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish is required;
  • Working knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.



  • All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from  Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.


In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.



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