Communications Assistant - UNHCR
United Nations Volunteers (UNV)
Closed on 7 Oct 2020
Location: Ukraine
Grade: Nat. Specialist Volunteers
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Job Description

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Associate Communication/PI Officer, UNHCR Ukraine, the UNV Communications Assistant will:

  1. Search for new digital communication instruments to use while carrying out UNHCR Ukraine special events and campaigns, including but not limited to the #IBelong campaign, observance of the 25th Anniversary of the UNHCR Ukraine, #UN75, 16 Days of Activism; World Refugee Day. In the view of COVID-19 pandemics, search for news digital ways to communicate and organize events;
  2. Provide support in updating of the mass media database; liaise with mass media in order to produce media materials; conduct research on new media;
  3. Provide support to UNHCR communications team with drafting information materials and knowledge products for public outreach; ensure proper storage and issuance of the information products and promo materials;
  4. Work with vendors to ensure high quality of produced publications, visibility materials and other branded products;
  5. Assist in UNHCR Ukraine digital activities, production of social media and multimedia products (design, adaptation, video/audio products development, social media analytics and promotion tools).
Bachelor degree or equivalent

BA/BSc degree (or equivalent) in communications, journalism, public relations, social sciences, international relations, or a related field;

24 Months
  • 2 years of relevant experience in communications support;
  • User level of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator (Adobe Premier (or equivalent) would be an asset)
  • Experience in working with mass media and writing materials for mass media are important. Event management, online outreach and multimedia would be an asset.
  • Experience in usage of computers, including databases and office software packages;
  • Understanding of the situation of refugees, IDPs and stateless people in Ukraine.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Ukrainian(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other communications related experience

Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Ukraine and legal residents in Ukraine with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

Application deadline: 07-10-2020

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