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ПРООН в Україні шукає National Information Officer (UNO Kyiv)

Потрібен національний співробітник з інформаційних питань в Представництво Організації ООН (UNO Київ), в Службу інформаційних центрів (ICS), Відділ стратегічних комунікацій (SCD), Департамент глобальних комунікацій (DGC).

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Title: National Information Officer (UNO Kyiv)
Location: Kyiv, UKRAINE
Application Deadline: 21-Nov-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract: FTA Local
Post Level: NO-B
Languages Required: English, Ukrainian
Duration of Initial Contract: 1 year with possible extension


In order to apply for this vacancy please visit, review details and follow application instructions.

Special Notices

This job opening is open to nationals of Ukraine only. Appointment against this post is on a LOCAL basis, with NO entitlement to travel or any other international benefits. Should there be a need for examination; the candidate will be responsible for any travel expenses incurred.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her.

Organizational Setting and Reporting

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

The 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 disseminating UN information materials to a local audience in English and Ukrainian; engaging local and regional partners; and, overall, bringing the United Nations closer to the people it serves.

The incumbent is under the direct supervision of the United Nations Resident Coordinator (UNRC) and the overall supervision of the Chief of ICS and Desk Officer in the Programme Support Section (PSS) of the ICS.

Duties and Responsibilities

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

  • Assumes responsibilities for the day-to-day running of the UN Office; Takes a leading role on communications issues within the UN Country Team (UNCT) by convening and/or serving as the Secretariat for the UN Communications Group at the country level in consultation with the Department of Global Communications (DGC) at UNHQ; provides substantive support to the Resident Coordinator (RC) and UNCT in designing, implementing and monitoring the UN joint advocacy and communication strategy, in support of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development;
  • Provides substantive support to the RC and UNCT, Programme Management Team (or equivalent) and Results Groups 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 colleagues responsible for data management and results reporting, contributes to the annual communication plan to publicize and communicate results with a focus on the UN’s development impact;?
  • Develops and implements a communications strategy for the country/countries of responsibility by adapting the global UN message for local audiences, in consultation with the RCO, UNCT and/or UN partners;
  • Monitors and analyzes current events, public opinion and press coverage, identifying issues and trends, and advises DGC (UNHQ), RCO and the UNCT 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 the country/countries of responsibility, 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 analyzes and reports on the impact of coverage;
  • Maintains a web site and social media accounts in the language or languages of the country/countries of his/her responsibility;
  • Assumes overall responsibility for the administration of the UNO by ensuring full and efficient operations; oversees the planning and management of the UNO’s overall activities and its operational requirements, including its budget, equipment and information material; monitors the output of the UNO and reports to DGC and RCO on a monthly, quarterly, annual and ad hoc basis;
  • Performs other functions and special duties as required by the UN Resident Coordinator, the Director of SCD or the Chief of ICS/SCD; including representing the UN at conferences; and undertaking speaking engagements and participating in seminars as required.


  • Professionalism;
  • Communication;
  • Planning and organizing.

Required Skills and Experience


  • A first-level university degree (Bachelor of Arts or equivalent) in communications, journalism, public information or a related field is required.

Work experience:

  • A minimum of three 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/or experience as part of a strategic communications team is required. Experience in addressing a diverse public audience (e.g. general public, Government officials, special interest groups) is required. Experience in journalism is desirable. Experience working with the United Nations or a comparable international organization in Ukraine 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. Knowledge of other official United Nations languages is an advantage.

Assessment Method:

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

United Nations Considerations

Applications are screened according to the published evaluation criteria of the job opening on the basis of the information provided by applicants. Applications cannot be amended following submission and incomplete applications shall not be considered. The selected candidate will be subject to a reference checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

No Fee

The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United Nations does not concern itself with information on applicants bank accounts.

In order to apply for this vacancy please visit, review details and follow application instructions.


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