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Communication Assistant (Content), (GS-5), Lima-Peru, # 100594


  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Lima
  • Grade: Administrative support - GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: Closed

UNICEF Peru Job Title: Communication Assistant (Content) Level of Job: GS-5 Position No. 100594 Supervisor Title / Level: Communication Officer / NOA Organizational Unit: Communication Post Location: Lima, Peru


Job Title:  Communication Assistant (Content)

Level of Job: GS-5
Position No. 100594
Supervisor Title / Level: Communication Officer / NOA

Organizational Unit: Communication
Post Location: Lima, Peru

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


How can you make a difference?

Purpose for the job

Under the supervision of the NOA Communication Officer, the GS5 Communication Assistant (Content) supports the multimedia content creation required by the Country Office.

Key functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks

In coordination with the supervisor of the post, support the following activities:


1. Support in the identification of stories for the creation of multimedia content

• Support the identification of stories for the creation of multimedia content that allows visualizing the issues prioritized by UNICEF and showing the results of their intervention.

• Coordinate the audiovisual and photographic record of the activities scheduled by the Representation and by the Progamme and Communication areas.

• Support in the construction of scripts for audiovisual pieces.


2. Support in the press media management

• Support the identification of entertainment spaces where there is an opportunity to post UNICEF messages.

• Support in coordinating the presence of UNICEF program spokespersons, ambassadors and friends in those spaces.

• Support in contributing to the permanent updating of the area’s media directory.

• Support in the preparation and field accompaniment of national or foreign press teams.


3. Support managing the UNICEF audiovisual bank

• Ensure that the photographic and audiovisual record of the office is duly archived and is easily accessible to the personnel that requires it.

• Carry out the calls and selection of photographic and video recording service providers.

• Respond to the request for images made by the different areas of the office or counterparts.


4. Support in the celebrity management and special event production of press conferences or

launch of UNICEF communication campaigns in Peru.

• Support monitoring the information disseminated about UNICEF ambassadors and friends.

• Support the task of keeping ambassadors and friends informed about UNICEF actions.

• Support the accompaniment of ambassadors and friends of UNICEF to the media or other public events that they attend on behalf of UNICEF.

• Support in the organization of press conferences, campaign launches or other public events of the office in which the support of communication is requested.

• Support in the construction of the programme and script of the events.



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

1.  Education

Secondary education, preferably supplemented by technical or university studies in communications, audio-visual, print and broadcast media, or in a related field.

2. Work Experience

Minimum of 5 years of practical professional work experience in communications, audio-visual, print and broadcast media or interactive digital media or in a related field is required.


Practical experience in the UN System is an asset.

3. Languages

Fluency in Spanish and English is required. 



For every Child, you demonstrate UNICEF’s core values of:

Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability

Get acquainted to our values

The UNICEF Core Competencies required for this post are:

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (1)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.


If your competencies match the requirements of the post, apply to:

Deadline for receiving applications is 20 December 2022

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.


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 benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

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 promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, 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.

Qualified young women and young men are highly encouraged to apply.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for International Professional positions.

Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government 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.

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