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Communications Specialist (SC, SB4, UN Women)

Уровень зарплаты
з/п не указана
Требуемый опыт работы:
3–6 лет

The Communications Specialist is to demonstrate strong leadership for the visual impact of the project. S/he will build and strengthen networks with strategic media partners to support the exposure of the project messaging across the country.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of key functions:

  • Manage media/press relations of the project;
  • Oversee and maintain online outreach and produce information materials for public outreach;
  • Provide support to UN Women special events, campaigns and programming;
  • Liaise closely with UN Women Ukraine Communications team to feed regional initiatives into national/corporate communications initiatives and vice versa;
  • Build communications partnerships and media alliances.

1. Manage media/press relations of the project:

  • Prepare, plan and implement project media strategies in line with corporate guidelines to enhance the positioning of UN Women with the media;
  • Identify opportunities and organize press conferences; facilitate interviews and other media events;
  • Prepare press releases and media kits;
  • Provide clear, consistent and timely responses to media inquiries;
  • Maintain and expand contacts with media.

2. Maintain online outreach and produce information materials for public outreach:

  • Ensure social media and web-presence of the project in line with the corporate policy;
  • Provide regular and timely inputs to ensure project’s visibility in social media in line with corporate social media policy and provide inputs to national/corporate social media accounts;
  • Compose brochures, fact sheets, speeches, stories from the field and disseminate it to relevant target audience;
  • Identify effective dissemination channels and supervise distribution of project information products;
  • Substantively contribute to tracking the impact of project’s media outreach.

3. Provide support to UN Women special events, campaigns and programming:

  • Implement communications components of UN Women and/or UN campaigns, including but not limited to UNiTE campaign, HeforShe and 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence;
  • Initiate, conceptualize and implement special events of the project to ensure reaching wider audiences.

4. Liaise closely with UN Women Ukraine Communications team to feed country initiatives into national/corporate communications initiatives and vice versa:

  • Ensure consistency with corporate policies, messaging and initiatives via regular consultation with the project management and Communications and Advocacy Specialist;
  • Ensure information exchange with Country Office Communications team to coordinate communications initiatives: inform about regional activities, provide comments on and inputs for country initiatives;
  • Contribute to UN Women corporate materials to highlight national initiatives and ensure visibility;
  • Regular liaison with Communications Officers from other UN entities at the regional level to provide UN Women inputs to joint UN initiatives.

5. Build communications partnerships and media alliances:

  • Lead the visual impact of the project;
  • Identify and develop new communications partnerships and media alliances to enhance the visibility and cement UN Women as a thought-leader; manage and nurture existing partnerships;
  • Identify and apply innovative opportunities and new communications tools and platforms which can serve to highlight the work of UN Women;
  • Collaborate closely with CO Communications specialists to advance regional and national communications partnerships.

Measurable outputs of the work assignment:

  • Media strategies in line with corporate guidelines is prepared and implemented;
  • Project’s media and public outreach is achieved;
  • Communications components of UN Women and/or UN campaigns are implemented successfully;
  • Close collaboration with other UN Women/UN agencies Communicationsteams is established and maintained.

Performance Indicators for evaluation of results:

  • UN Women Communication strategy is successfully implemented;
  • Partnership with media and other communications stakeholders is established and well maintained;
  • Advocacy, communications and media outreach events are implemented.



  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism;
  • Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity.


  • Ethics and Values: Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity;
  • Organizational Awareness: Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment;
  • Development and Innovation: Take charge of self-development and take initiative;
  • Work in teams: Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Communicating and Information Sharing: Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication;
  • Self-management and Emotional Intelligence: Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others;
  • Conflict Management: Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution;
  • Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing: Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge;
  • Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making: Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making.


  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Communicate sensitively, effectively and creatively across different constituencies;
  • Demonstrate very good understanding of and experience in communicationsand outreach;
  • Proven networking skills, and ability to generate interest in UN Women’s mandate;
  • Strong initiative-taker;
  • Very effective at multi-tasking;
  • Focus on impact and results for the client;
  • Interact effectively with all levels of the organization, including senior management;
  • Identify opportunities and builds strong relationships with clients and partners.

Required Skills and Experience


  • MA degree (or equivalent) in communications, journalism, public relations, social sciences, international relations, or a related field.


  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in communications, journalism, public relations or related field at the national or international level, including experience in media relations. Experience in on-line outreach and multimedia would be an asset;
  • Working experience with large development agency would be an advantage;
  • Experience in usage of computers, including databases and office software packages;
  • Familiarity with gender issues would be an asset;
  • Familiarity with UN Women and UN system would be an asset;
  • Outstanding oral and written communications and editing skills, with proven ability to meet tight deadlines.

Language Requirements:

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


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