Communications Associate

Job categories Communications
Vacancy code VA/2023/B5116/26662
Department/office ECR, UAMCO, Ukraine MCO
Duty station Kyiv, Ukraine
Contract type Local ICA Support
Contract level LICA-6
Duration Ongoing ICA – ‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance
Application period 06-Sep-2023 to 20-Sep-2023

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

Please note that UNOPS will at no stage of the recruitment process request candidates to make payments of any kind.

This vacancy is closed.

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The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners' peacebuilding, humanitarian, and development projects around the world. Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement, and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors, and United Nations organizations. With over 6,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical, and management knowledge they need, where they need it. By implementing around 1,000 projects for our partners at any given time, UNOPS makes significant contributions to results on the ground, often in the most challenging environments.

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With presence and experience in Ukraine since 2016, UNOPS has provided management and procurement services to support Ukraine’s national reform and sustainable development agenda, take environmental and climate action, strengthen the rule of law, improve energy and healthcare solutions, as well as address economic and governance institutional weaknesses.

The Russian Federation’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 has caused a severe and highly complex humanitarian emergency with global impact not witnessed in Europe for over 70 years. The international response has been significant, with exceptional support provided by many donor countries and organizations. UNOPS, with its ability to add considerable value in its core areas of infrastructure, procurement, and project management services, is part of the response to the ongoing emergency and is expanding its capacity in the country to be able to provide robust and timely support over the long term, through the recovery and reconstruction phases. 

Recognizing the enormity and complexity of the challenges ahead, UNOPS established a dedicated Ukraine Country Office (based in Kyiv), from where its operations will be planned, resourced, implemented, managed, and controlled in the months and years ahead, with the support of the UNOPS Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (based in Geneva) and UNOPS HQ (Copenhagen).

UNOPS Ukraine is looking to strengthen its communication function, specifically in relation to one of its largest projects under implementation at the moment, “School Repairs in Ukraine”, funded by the EU. The project aims to restore over 70 schools across four oblasts (Kyiv, Chernihiv, Sumy, and Kharkiv), providing around 20,000 students with safe learning environments. Project communications are expected to be extensive, as dozens of schools are repaired at the same time, and will require solid management and execution.

It is in this context that UNOPS Ukraine is looking to recruit a Communications Associate. The Associate will work closely with the Communications Analyst to implement the communications plan of the “School Repairs in Ukraine” project, as well as achieve UNOPS Ukraine’s overall communications objectives.

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UNOPS – an operational arm of the United Nations – supports the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by successfully implementing its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world.

Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development.

We are proud of our people. The UNOPS family brings together approximately 160 nationalities, represented by over 5,000 UNOPS personnel as well as some 7,800 personnel recruited on behalf on our partners. Spread across 80 countries, our workforce is rich in diversity and culture – with inclusion at its core.

We understand the importance of balancing professional and personal demands and offer several flexible working options.

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