Senior Communications and Reporting Associate SC7 | Odesa, Ukraine

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🚩 Vacancy Announcement n°: 832275

📢 Job Title: Senior Communications and Reporting Associate SC-7

📌Type of Contract: Service Contract

➡️ Unit / Division: Communication / WFP Ukraine

📍 Duty Station: Odesa

➡️ Duration: 12 months (renewable)

⏰ Closing date: 10th April 2024, midnight (Central European Time)

🇺🇦 The position is only open to Ukrainian nationals.


The World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian organization saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity, for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change.

At WFP, people are at the heart of everything we do, and the vision of the future WFP workforce is one of diverse, committed, skilled, and high performing teams, selected on merit, operating in a healthy and inclusive work environment, living WFP's values (Integrity, Collaboration, Commitment, Humanity, and Inclusion) and working with partners to save and change the lives of those WFP serves.

Why work with us?

The war in Ukraine has had drastic consequences, both for people inside the country and for those around the world dependent on its huge grain supplies. It is inflicting untold suffering on civilians, displace families, and disrupt supply chains and food production. It has caused one of the fastest forced population movements since the Second World War. Close to 6 million Ukrainians are still living as refugees across Europe, and almost 5.1 million are internally displaced. Many have lost their homes and livelihoods. As food production and supply lines are disrupted by fighting, many families in the east and south do not have reliable access to nutritious food.

WFP uses a flexible mix of food and cash assistance to support communities affected by the war wherever they are. This includes working with local partners to distribute food rations in areas near the frontline and providing cash transfers wherever people have access to banks and markets to buy food. Since March 2022, WFP has distributed food and cash assistance equivalent to 2.4 billion meals to families displaced and affected by the war, partnering directly with local responders.

➡️ WFP is a 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

➡️ WFP offers a highly inclusive, diverse and multicultural working environment.

➡️ WFP invests in the personal & professional development of its employees through a range of trainings, accreditation, coaching, mentorship and other programs as well as through internal mobility opportunities.

➡️ A career path in WFP provides an exciting opportunity to work across various country, regional and global offices around the world, and with passionate colleagues who work tirelessly to ensure that effective humanitarian assistance reaches millions of people across the globe.

How can you make a difference?

In this position, you will have to perform and support specialized communications processes and activities helping to highlight humanitarian needs and WFP’s role and impact in Ukraine, protect WFP’s reputation, and inform the public and partners about WFP programmes.

You`ll also manage operational information and contribute to internal and external reporting.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Liaise with partners and relevant WFP units, to identify and evaluate opportunities for external communication.
  • Produce or support the production of multimedia content and human stories for use on social media, including by visiting activities in the field when required or accompanying/supervising content producers (videographers, photographers).
  • Prepare internal operational reports and updates and respond to information requests from the Country Office Operational Information Management unit, ensuring that information is accurate and organized.
  • Monitor social media and traditional media, report relevant information to senior staff, and keep track of WFP mentions for internal records and evaluation.
  • Support and/or coordinate media coverage of events and WFP activities, under guidance from and in coordination with the Country Office communications unit.
  • Ensure appropriate storage and captioning of multimedia content on WFP’s multimedia hub for use by other WFP offices globally.
  • Prepare, distribute or promote communications guidelines for WFP staff and staff of partner NGOs to refer to when creating or publishing content; organize trainings and briefings.
  • Monitor and oversee communications activities of WFP’s NGO partners, ensuring adherence to WFP guidelines, such as branding guidelines, alignment with WFP’s voice and identity, protection and privacy requirements.
  • Prepare communications material for public information campaigns such as posters, leaflets etc.
  • Respond to specialized queries and requests from support from internal teams.
  • Maintain good relationships with internal teams and external stakeholders to ensure appropriate flow of information; suggest or implement improvements to communications methods and practices, to contribute to a better flow of information.

To join us in saving lives, changing lives, you will have:

Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in Communication, Marketing, or another related functional area.

Experience: Minimum seven (7) years of progressively responsible relevant work experience in the related field.

Post-secondary education can compensate for some years of experience.

For example, you will be considered as eligible if you have:

Four (4) years of work experience in combination with a Master’s Degree;

Five (5) years of work experience in combination with a Bachelor’s Degree.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Experience supporting external communications in an NGO, public organization or private business
  • Experience producing social media content and/or managing a social media account
  • Experience with information management and reporting is preferred
  • Basic/Intermediate knowledge of video editing, photo editing and/or graphic design is a strong advantage
  • Intermediate knowledge or skills in photography and videography/filmmaking is an advantage

Language: Proficient in both oral and written Ukrainian and English languages.

Before you apply...

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

We aim to achieve parity and inclusion in our teams in Ukraine. WFP encourages female candidates and people with disabilities to apply.

WFP is committed to an accessible, inclusive recruitment process. Please contact us at [email protected] to advise us of any disability related reasonable accommodation or accessibility requests you may have. A member of the reasonable accommodation team will contact you to confidentially discuss your needs.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

How do you apply

To be considered, you are invited to apply via WFP’s recruitment portal.

CV and cover letter must be submitted in English language.

Only those who are short-listed candidates will be contacted for the next steps of our recruitment process.

We also encourage you to create your candidate profile and set up WFP job alerts to learn more about all the opportunities available to join us and make a difference in the lives of the people we serve.

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