Communication Associate, G-6 (TA), Phnom Penh, PAT #128441, (For Cambodian Nationals Only)

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UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, is seeking a passionate, dedicated, experienced, and highly motivated person to supports the Communication Officer in the development and implementation of the digital and social media strategy, in support of public advocacy, information sharing and awareness raising, behavior change priorities and audience engagement (especially young people).
If your profile matches the job description to the post and are passionate to make positive impact for children and women in Cambodia, we encourage you to apply and become part of our team.

UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, defend their rights, and help them fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.

At UNICEF, we are committed, passionate, and proud of what we do. Promoting the rights of every child is not just a job – it is a calling.

UNICEF is a place where careers are built: we offer our staff diverse opportunities for personal and professional development that will help them develop a fulfilling career while delivering on a rewarding mission. We pride ourselves on a culture that helps staff thrive, coupled with an attractive compensation and benefits package.

Visit our website to learn more about what we do at UNICEF.

For every child, a champion.

UNICEF started operation in Cambodia in 1952 and opened first country office in 1973 in Phnom Penh. More information on what we do in Cambodia is available at

How can you make a difference? 

In line with the Global Communication Strategy and UNICEF Cambodia’s advocacy and communication priorities as well as donor visibility and recognition requirements, this post will contribute to the communication section’s editorial planning, content coordination and creation, social and digital media management, audience reach and engagement, particularly young people, by supporting the Communication Officer and working closely with both programme and communication team members.

Social media plays an important role in UNICEF’s communication strategy contributing to strengthen political will in support of UNICEF’s mission and objectives in the country and enhance the organization’s credibility and brand. Social media is also an important avenue for engaging with the audience especially young people.

If you would like to know more about this position, please review the complete Job Description here: Download File Specific JD- Communication Associate GS6-tms.docx

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

The following minimum requirements:


  • Completion of secondary education is required, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses in the area of communication, media, journalism or social science. Specialized training in content creation of digital media would be an asset.
  • Specialized training in social media management platform use would be an asset.

Work Experience:

  • At least six years of experience in communications, content creation, editorial planning and social media management including planning and implementation is required.

A bachelor’s degree from a recognized academic institution in a field relevant to the position may replace three years of related work experience. A master’s degree may replace an additional two years.

  • Experience in writing, editing and proofing web content; visual design skills.
  • Hands-on experience and use of several social media platforms and tools including Facebook, TikTok, X, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
  • Knowledge of Google analytics, search engine optimization (SEO), and email marketing an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

The following desirables:

  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency.
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization
  • Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

The 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 

Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels.

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, time off for breastfeeding purposes[KR5] , and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

UNICEF does not hire candidates who are married to children (persons under 18). 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 promoting the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will 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.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station is required for IP positions and will be facilitated by UNICEF. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be canceled.


As per Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.

UNICEF’s active commitment to diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Government employees who are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required[LK6]  to resign from their government positions 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. 

UNICEF does not charge a processing fee at any stage of its recruitment, selection, and hiring processes (i.e., application stage, interview stage, validation stage, or appointment and training). UNICEF will not ask for applicants’ bank account information.

All UNICEF positions are advertised, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. An internal candidate performing at the level of the post in the relevant functional area, or an internal/external candidate in the corresponding Talent Group, may be selected, if suitable for the post, without assessment of other candidates.


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