Вакансія від 16 січня 2020

Communications Officer (OHCHR)

Некомерційні організації; 250–1000 співробітників


Повна зайнятість. Досвід роботи від 2 років. Вища освіта.

Опис вакансії

Agency: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Title: Communications Officer (OHCHR)

Vacancy End Date: (Midnight New York, USA) 30/01/2020

Duty Station: Kyiv, Ukraine

Vacancy Type: FTA Local

Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension


Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Head of Mission or Deputy Head of Mission, the Communication Officer develops and implement the communication strategy, as well as provides inputs to the design, management and implementation of the Country Office communication and publication strategies, which are geared to foster the promotion and the protection of human rights in Ukraine.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Designs and implements the communication strategy of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine (HRMMU) to publicize priority issues and/or events;
  • Develops plan of action and activities for human rights promotion and increased visibility of HRMMU;
  • Monitors and analyzes current events, public opinion and press; identifies issues and trends in Ukraine' political, social and economic environment, and advises the management on appropriate actions/responses;
  • Advises HoM/DHoM on all communication matters — interventions (written and oral), products and emerging issues requiring attention;
  • Identifies opportunities for strategic communications interventions and recommends appropriate action to seize opportunities for increasing visibility for HRMMU;
  • In coordination with program staff, undertakes activities to promote media coverage of HRMMU activity: establishing and maintaining contacts with media, responding to media requests, initiating and arranging interviews;
  • Coordinates drafting and editing of articles, press releases, human interest stories, social media content and other information materials;
  • Contributes to organizing and generating public support for special events, including the launch of the OHCHR public reports in Ukraine, Human Rights Day, and other relevant dates;
  • Produces and oversees production of communication products: brochures, booklets, press-releases, audio-visual materials, backgrounders, and so forth;
  • Providing guidance to the field teams on contacts with the media and on producing of photo and video materials. Collecting photos, forming a photo bank, sharing the materials with the OHCHR HQ;
  • Monitors and analyzes current events, public opinion and press coverage, identifying issues and trends, and advises the Head of Mission on appropriate action/responses;
  • Working collectively with other UN communication officers within the UN Communication and Advocacy Group (UNCAG); elaborating and participating in joint communications campaigns, ensuring human rights angle and approach;
  • Maintains contacts with key civil society partners at the national and regional level, including UN associations, and undertakes joint projects with them; initiates and sustains pro-active professional relationships with key constituencies in the country of responsibility;
  • Performs other functions and special duties as required.


Core competencies:

  • Innovation. Ability to make new and useful ideas work;
  • Leadership. Ability to persuade others to follow;
  • People Management. Ability to improve performance and satisfaction;
  • Communication. Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform;
  • Delivery. Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement.


  • Advocacy. Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise;
  • Building Strategic Partnerships. Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise;
  • Client Orientation. Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise;
  • Job knowledge. Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise;
  • Professionalism. Knowledge of the full range of communications approaches, tools, and methodologies essential to planning and executing effective campaign strategies and programmes. Ability to identify public affairs issues, opportunities and risks in an international environment. Ability to diplomatically handle sensitive situations with target audiences and cultivate productive relationships. Knowledge of relevant internal policies and business activities/issues. Ability to produce a variety of written communications products in a clear, concise style. Ability to deliver oral presentations to various audiences. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work;
  • Planning & Organizing. Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Advanced university degree (Master or equivalent) in communications, journalism, media relations, public information or a related field is required.


  • 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 public information and/or public relations and proven skills in public speaking are required;
  • Experience in journalism is desirable;
  • Experience working with the United Nations or a comparable international organization in Ukraine is desirable.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in oral and written English, Ukrainian and Russian.


UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

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