Нова вакансія від Представництва ООН в Україні!

Нова вакансія від Представництва ООН в Україні!
? National Information Officer
?Київ, Україна
⏳ Дедлайн для подачі заявки – 1 листопада

This position is located in the United Nations office in Kyiv (UNO Kyiv), within the Information Centres Service (ICS) of the Strategic Communications Division (SCD) of the Department of Global Communications (DGC).

The UNO is part of the global network of United Nations Information Centres (UNICs), and UNO Kyiv is the principal source of information about the United Nations system in Ukraine. The UNO is responsible for promoting public understanding and support for the aims and activities of the United Nations by communicating about its work and disseminating UN information materials to a local audience in English and local languages; engaging local and regional partners; and, overall, bringing the United Nations closer to the people it serves. The UNO Kyiv has been integrated with the Resident Coordinator Office (RCO) in Ukraine since the operationalization of the United Nations development system reform on 1 January 2019.

The incumbent reports directly to the Resident Coordinator and/or the Head of RCO in Ukraine and is under the general supervision of the Chief of ICS.


Within delegated authority, the incumbent is responsible for the following duties:

•In line with the Global Communications Strategy of the United Nations and the UN and UN country team (UNCT) branding strategy, supports the development and implementation of country-wide strategic communications campaigns and activities targeted to local audiences, adapting and localizing global communications and advocacy priorities promoting the work of the United Nations.

•Provides substantive support in designing, implementing and monitoring the UN joint communications strategy aligned to the Global UN Communications strategy and based on the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF), a key instrument for planning and implementing UN development activities in the country, in support of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

•Supports UNO’s leading role on communications issues within the UNCT by convening and/or serving as the secretariat for the United Nations Communications Group (UNCG) at the country level in consultation with the RCO Team Leader, SCD senior managers at UNHQ, the Resident Coordinator.

•Provides substantive support on potential issues, concerns and risks related to communications and advocacy, and suggests corrective actions.

•In collaboration with the UN Communications Group and the UN Programme Management Team (or equivalent), and in coordination with the RCO team responsible for data management and results reporting, contributes to the annual communications plan to publicize and communicate results with a focus on the UN’s development impact.

•Supports the development of multimedia communications products as well as digital and social media products and activities in multiple languages.

•Maintains the integrated UNCT website and social media accounts in English and local languages, in line with UN Secretariat governance mechanisms, including those related to information security and using up-to-date social media platforms and web practices.

•Contributes to identify, adapt, and institute use of communications tools with innovative approaches and keeps pace with emerging technology to garner largest outreach and effectiveness of UN communications.

•Drafts, at a high-quality level, in English and local languages various print and digital communication products, as well as engage in public speaking with media, partners and local interlocutors.

•Monitors and analyzes current events, public opinion and press coverage in the work region, identifying issues and trends, advising on appropriate action/responses.

•Conducts media outreach, including development of media strategies and action plans, initiating pro-active media outreach efforts; maintains contacts with national and regional media in Ukraine, disseminates information materials to the media, places op-eds and arranges interviews, organizes press conferences and briefings, monitors press coverage of UN issues; consults with press on approach/story angle and other information requests, undertakes appropriate follow-up action and analyses and reports on the impact of coverage.

•Initiates and sustains proactive professional relationships with key constituencies and partners at the national and regional level and undertakes joint strategic activities with them; plans and facilitates dialogues with partners to improve public engagement and participatory approaches to increase understanding about the UN’s work in Ukraine.

•Conducts educational outreach activities, including the engagement with Model United Nations conferences and organizing public-speaking opportunities at local educational institutions with support from and/or the participation of the UN Resident Coordinator and/or the UN Country Team.

•Assumes responsibilities for the day-to-day running of UNO Kyiv; assumes overall responsibility for the administration of the UNO and its operational requirements, including its budget and equipment; monitors the output of the UNO and reports to DGC UNHQ and RCO on a monthly, quarterly, annual and ad hoc basis.

•Performs other functions and special duties as required by the, the Chief of ICS/SCD, DGC senior management as well as the UN Resident Coordinator, including providing crisis communications support; representing the UN at conferences; participating in seminars; coordinating and drafting op-eds, speeches and interviews including for the Resident Coordinator.


PROFESSIONALISM: Demonstrated knowledge of communications techniques, including audience-focused strategic communications and crisis communications; proven ability to implement effective media campaigns and to develop traditional and digital media products and activities targeting the media; ability to identify communications opportunities and problems and to articulate these to clients. Ability to advise on communications challenges, assess communications environments, develop communications strategies, and manage implementation of communications campaigns in Ukraine with various promotional techniques. Ability to make decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization and to apply rules, regulations, policies and guidelines in work situations. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.


An advanced university degree (Master’s or Doctorate degree, or equivalent) in communications, journalism, public information or a related field is required. A first-level degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in the specified fields of studies with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience, including experience in managing contacts and networking with the media, non-governmental organizations, government officials, international and national organizations, business groups, civil society, etc. in Ukraine is required
  • Experience in addressing a diverse public audience (e.g. general public, Government officials, special interest groups) and working in and with traditional and digital media is required.
  • Experience in strategic communications, crisis communications and/or developing and implementing multimedia communications campaigns is required.
  • Experience in journalism is desirable.
  • Experience working with the United Nations or a comparable international organization is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English and Ukrainian is required, and fluency in Russian is desirable. Knowledge of other official United Nations languages is desirable.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise, which will be followed by a competency-based interview.


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