Marketing Services Assistant, Quito, Ecuador

Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund

Country: Ecuador

City: Quito

Office: UNICEF Quito, Ecuador

Closing date: Saturday, 31 December 2022

Marketing Services Assistant ( GS5), Quito, Ecuador, Temporary Appointment, 364 days

Job no: 557894

Position type: Fixed Term Appointment

Location: Ecuador Division/Equivalent: Latin America and Caribbean Regional Off

School/Unit: Ecuador

Department/Office: Quito, Ecuador

Categories: Fund Raising

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 future.

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does in programmes, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens addressing inequity not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations

For information of the work of our organization in Ecuador, please visit our website:

How can you make a difference?

The staff member will be in charge of generating a close link between the Fundraising, Programs and communications areas to produce more fundraising content, ensuring their timeliness, truthfulness and good quality due to the growing exposure of UNICEF through fundraising activities that demands particular attention to deliver high-quality, relevant and valuable information to potential and existing partners and donors, not only to drive profitable actions but also to avoid jeopardizing UNICEF imagine and reputation.

With the purpose of achieve greater and better integration of the PFP team, this position will be under the supervision of the NOB Fundraising Officer who oversees managing the relationship with all corporate allies including those with a CPTP agreement and the recruitment of new individual donors and the loyalty and retention of actual donors.

Your main responsibilities will be:

Work/content plan: Contribute to the preparation of the fundraising workplan / content Plan by analyzing and matching different PFP content requirements and providing relevant information on local and global programmatic/communicational priorities and needs (i.e. cause framework strategy).

Content guidance and generation: Assist in the implementation of the different initiatives and campaigns, by developing, providing and adapting accurate content and guidance for marketing and communicational alignment coherence, considering a fundraising approach for all the channels including F2F, telemarketing, digital, DRTV and others and communicate UNICEF programmatic presence in the country and abroad and with a primary focus on recruiting new individual and corporate donors and make them loyal.

Coordinated material generation: In coordination with programs and communication areas, timely produce reports to corporate partners and donors, newsletters, "UNICEF en Acción" bulletin for pledge donors, the content to update the webpage in the fundraising section, digital content (banners, social media ads, html pieces for emailing, etc.), videos, spots, and other material to engage potential an actual partners and donors.

Support and advice: Recommend criteria to give thematic, written, audio and visual content and coherence to fundraising activities and messages.

Looking for call to action opportunities: In coordination with the communication area, evaluate the possibility of include call to actions oriented to lead generation or acquire new donors in the campaigns and material prepared by Communication area.

Effective coordination: Conduct an effective coordination, communication, and collaboration with other PFP team members and partners like Communications and Programs, for efficient working processes, advisory functions, content coordination and general marketing services support.

Administration and coordination of providers: such as advertising agencies, media agencies, graphic designers, and others, that includes the leading and coordination of field missions to collect audiovisual material and the development of final communication products.

Material file: Administration and update of raw materials, as well as all the final materials developed and used in the campaigns.

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

Education: Completion of secondary education, preferably supplemented by marketing, communications, sales, management, or related areas training or university courses in these areas

Experience:minimum of 5 years of practical work experience in communication, marketing, promotional or related areas. Experience as copywriter in an Advertising Agency is an asset. Communication for fundraising experience is also an asset.

Language: Fluency in Spanish and advanced level of English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

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

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. Nurtures, leads and manages people ( 8).

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

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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 constantly works for the well-being of its team. We offer:

Hybrid work.

Flexible working hours and other flexible working arrangements.

International exposure (contact and networking with people from other UNICEF offices).

Benefits above those provided by law in Ecuador, such as 4-month parental leave for non-gestational parents and 6-month parental leave for gestational parents.

Paid vacations that are accrued after each month of work and can be taken flexibly.

The opportunity of impacting the future of children in Ecuador.

And many more, so apply now!


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

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

Advertised: Dec 13 2022 SA Pacific Standard Time Application close: Dec 30 2022 SA Pacific Standard Time

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Closes Dec 30 2022

Marketing Services Assistant ( GS5), Quito, Ecuador, Temporary Appointment, 364 days in Ecuador

Are you interested in generating a close link between the PFP, programs and communications areas to produce more fundraising content ? Come join UNICEF as our Marketing Services Assistant. Do you believe you have what it takes? Please review the advertisement and apply today.

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