Communications Assistant

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This is a UNV National Youth contract. This kind of contract is known as National UN Volunteer. It is normally only for nationals. More about UNV National Youth contracts.

The UNV Field Units (FU) in Ukraine is mainly accountable for the mobilization and placement of UN Volunteers in UN Agencies, Funds, and Programmes focused on emergency response to the war in Ukraine, development and humanitarian needs. The Field Unit represents and positions UNV in Ukraine and brings UNV’s services and solutions closer to its partners from UN entities, governments, civil society, and private sector.

Under the direct supervision of the Country Coordinator, the UN Youth Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Social Media Management: •Support the maintenance of UNV Ukraine’ media channels, including but not limited to the social media and job portals, to increase the outreach and support mobilization, enhancing the coverage of UNV’s activities and advocacies, ensuring consistency with corporate messages. •Increase visibility and raise awareness of UNV Programme in Ukrainian social media channels via adaptation of UNV Programme campaigns and messages to the Ukrainian language, prepare various engaging and educational content. •Monitor online and social media and report on social media analytics to evaluate content engagement for improvement of the UNV’s content materials. •Support the outreach for talents search and targeted outreach campaigns to attract relevant candidates.

Visibility: • Support the FU in development and creation of digital communication materials such as job portals and social media postings, articles, factsheets, flyers, brochures, and other communication materials to enhance coverage and support the UNV’s activities, ensuring consistency with corporate messaging and standards. • Assist in administrative matters upon a need.

• Accountability • Adaptability and flexibility • Creativity • Planning and organizing • Self-management

communications or a similar role. • Excellent writing skills; excellent drafting, formulation, translation, reporting skills; • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing; • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.). • Knowledge of standard graphic design and video editing software is an asset. • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively in team; • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel; • In tune with contemporary aesthetic sensibilities; • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines; • Have affinity with or interest in volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

As it is a national UN Volunteer's assignment, the volunteer shall organize his/her accommodation by themselves.

Entitlements of National UN Youth Volunteer (Kyiv Duty Station)

This is a full-time assignment. The contract lasts for the period indicated in the vacancy with possibility of extensions subject to availability of funding, operational necessity and satisfactory performance. However, there is no expectation of renewal of the assignment.

Allowances: • Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA): A Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) USD 1227  (equivalent in UAH)  is provided monthly to cover housing, utilities and normal cost of living expenses. This includes Well-Being Differentials for the period while the ICSC applies hardship classification to duty stations in Ukraine as “E”. • USD 400 entry lump sum, one-time payment.

Medical and life insurance: • Medical insurance: The UN Volunteer and eligible PFU dependents will receive UNV provided medical insurance coverage. Coverage for UN Volunteers begins from the Commencement of Service and normally ceases one month after the last day of the UN Volunteer Contract date. • Life Insurance: UN Volunteers are covered by life insurance for the duration of the UN Volunteer assignment. If a UN Volunteer dies during the UN Volunteer assignment, the eligible designated beneficiaries will be entitled to receive a life insurance lump sum. Leave entitlements: • Annual leave:  UN Volunteers accrue an entitlement to 2.5 days of Annual Leave per completed month of the UN Volunteer assignment. Unused accrued Annual Leave up to a maximum of 30 days is carried over in case of a contract extension within the same UN Volunteer assignment. Unused accrued Annual Leave may not be carried over in case of reassignment or a new assignment. • Learning leave: Subject to supervisor approval and exigencies of service, UN Volunteers may request up to ten working days of Learning Leave per consecutive 12 months of the UN Volunteer assignment, starting with the Commencement of Service date, provided the Learning Leave is used within the contract period • Certified Sick Leave: UN Volunteers are entitled to up to 30 days of certified sick leave based on a 12-month cycle. This amount is reset every 12-month cycle. • Uncertified Sick Leave: UN Volunteers receive seven days of uncertified sick leave working days in a calendar year. This amount will be reset at the established interval period.

You can check full entitlements at the duty station at

The complete UN Volunteer Conditions of Service is available at

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