ПРООН в Україні шукає Communications and Advocacy Associate (UNFPA)


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ПРООН в Україні шукає Communications and Advocacy Associate (UNFPA)

Agency: UNFPA

Title: Communications and Advocacy Associate (UNFPA)

Vacancy End Date: (Midnight New York, USA)

Duty Station: Kyiv, Ukraine

Vacancy Type: Service Contract (SC)

Contract Duration: 1 Year with possible extension

In accordance with the organizational mandate and national development priorities of Ukraine, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, implements a country programme of technical assistance to Ukraine for 2018-2022.  With its 3rd Country Programme UNFPA Ukraine makes a strong focus on investing in the abilities of young people, especially young women and girls, to make responsible choices about their lives and contributing to the legal and social adoption of more equitable gender norms, including the right to live free from stereotypes, coercion and violence.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support GBV programme in implementation of communication and advocacy activities in accordance to project documents agreed by Donors, Annual work plans and “Break the circle” communication campaign strategy;
  • Assist in development and dissemination of information, writing and publication of thematic articles, preparation and dissemination of advocacy materials, including fact sheets and infographics, success stories, organisation of public and media events and organizing advocacy meetings with decision makers and opinion leaders;
  • Maintain close working relationships with the media, including editors and journalists in key national and international news outlets with the objective to facilitate reporting on UNFPA’s work in the area of GBV; prepare press releases and media advisories and briefs;
  • In collaboration with Partnership and Resource Mobilization Analyst, plan engagement of UNFPA Honorary Ambassador and various UNFPA celebrity advocates to help raise awareness of UNFPA mandate issues;
  • Assist in developing and maintaining close collaboration with UNFPA partners and organizations, whose support is essential to the achievement of advocacy and communication objectives;
  • Contribute to development of UNFPA Country Office annual communication plan and integration of GBV related communications activities into overall communication and advocacy plan of CO;
  • Support implementation of the social media component of the “Break the circle” communication campaign strategy;
  • During the communication and programme events, ensure photographs and/or videos are being taken, filed and used for communications and reporting purposes;
  • Support CO in producing responses to public requests for information on activities related to GBV Programme;
  • Regularly and consistently monitor media publications in the thematic areas related to GBV programme, provide timely advice to the GBV programme team and UNFPA Communication and Advocacy Analyst, flagging out the issues of concern and suggesting corrective actions to address them;
  • Liaise with the communication teams of UN Agencies and other international and national counterparts on the issues of GBV to ensure coordination of communication and advocacy events and activities with partners;
  • Support organization of joint communication events such as 16 Days against Violence against Women etc.;
  • Liaise with the communication teams of UNFPA implementing partners (IP) to ensure their communication activities are coordinated and aligned to UNFPA communication strategy in the area of GBV;
  • Draft Terms of References for procurement of communication related services;
  • Contribute to development of UNFPA visibility in IP Annual Working Plan;
  • Ensure that UNFPA corporate identity, visibility and communication rules and regulations as well as Donor visibility requirements are applied in all public materials produced by the UNFPA Country Office, including the UNFPA website and social networking pages/profiles;
  • Carry out any other communications-related duties, as may be required by the management.

Core Competencies:

  • Achieving results;
  • Being accountable;
  • Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen;
  • Thinking analytically and strategically;
  • Working in teams/ managing ourselves and our relationships;
  • Communicating for impact.

Functional Competencies:

  • Managing the organization’s financial resources;
  • Providing procurement services;
  • Ensuring facilities and assets management;
  • Providing logistical support;
  • Managing data;
  • Managing documents, correspondence and reports;
  • Managing information and work flow;
  • Planning, organizing and multitasking;
  • Supporting financial data analysis.

Managerial Competencies:

  • Providing strategic focus;
  • Engaging internal/external partners and stakeholders;
  • Leading, developing and empowering people/ creating a culture of performance;
  • Making decisions and exercising judgment.


  • Exemplifying integrity;
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN System;
  • Embracing cultural diversity;
  • Embracing change.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism, social sciences, linguistics or other related field.


  • At least 3 years of relevant practical experience in media, public relations and communications;
  • Practical experience in working with media including personal contacts among key media and in organizing media events and press conferences, as well as arranging interviews, is an asset;
  • Good knowledge of visual design and layout development for information materials is desirable;
  • Skills in photography and image processing is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in Ukrainian, English and Russian languages.


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