Costa Rica: Communications and Marketing Officer

Organization: University for Peace
Country: Costa Rica
Closing date: 27 Nov 2016

The Communications and Marketing Officer will assist in the development and implementation of the University’s Communications and Marketing Strategy, including:

  • Design and implement communication strategies for publicizing the University.
  • Work with the recruiter to design and implement marketing strategies for attracting new students to the University.
  • Update the UPEACE website with the latest information.
  • Develop and implement a sustainable social media strategy.
  • Design and coordinate the production of materials for both print and social media.
  • Provide Public Relations support to the Office of the Rector..
  • Research and monitor the international market for new potential marketing channels and strategies.
  • Coordinate actions with other UN agencies in the country by participating in UNCT meetings and collaborating with them to support UN information campaigns and others.


  • Advanced University Degree (Licenciatura/Master’s degree) in Communications, Marketing, Journalism, Public Relations, or a related field and three (3) years of relevant work experience and proven track record in similar positions OR Undergraduate Degree in the above-mentioned disciplines with a minimum of 5 years of demonstrated professional experience in this field.
  • Fully bilingual in both written and verbal English/Spanish.
  • Knowledge of another UN language is an asset.
  • Excellent writing skills in both English and Spanish.
  • High professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information.
  • Capacity to work under tight deadlines through effective time management.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage or coordinate events and activities.
  • Knowledge of publishing software and online communication tools a plus (Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Mail Chimp, etc.)
  • Flexibility and initiative, as well as the ability to work independently, combined with the skills for thriving in a global/team environment.

Salary: $1,500-2,000 based on experience

How to apply:

Please submit your resume (maximum 3 pages) in the English language, along with a cover letter explaining your interest in the position. Your application should be sent in electronic format to the following e-mail only: in reference to position #1400. The period for the submission of CVs ends 27 November 2016 at 17:00 (5:00pm) local time. At the end of the application period, the selection board will review all applications and contact only those candidates that will continue to the next phase of the selection process. These short listed applicants will be contacted by 1 December 2016. Interviews will be conducted between 5-9 December 2016.

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