Ukraine: Public Engagement & Communications Officer

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The escalation of conflict in Ukraine has forced more than 5 million people - mostly women and children - to flee to neighbouring countries. With the escalating crisis, the needs are growing by the hour. More than half of Ukraine's children have either fled for safety within the country or are living as refugees.

Since the conflict started, our teams have been on the ground assessing and responding to the urgent needs of those searching for safety. We are currently scaling up our multi-country response across three countries (Moldova, Romania, and Ukraine) and are recruiting for many key positions that will make a direct impact on the lives of people who have been caught up in conflict.

Employee Contract Type:

Local - Fixed Term Employee (Fixed Term)

This position will be based in Ukraine


Strategy support

- Manage the implementation of the Ukraine Crisis Response media and communications strategy in [Ukraine OR Romania/Moldova] with support from the Ukraine Crisis Response Communications Director.

- Work with the broader UCR Comms team to develop and manage the annual communication plans

- Build relationships with relevant communication actors (media, donors, UN humanitarian, local actors) in the relevant hub [Ukraine OR Romania/Moldova] who reach out to World Vision for inputs and opinion as a valuable expert on matters of protection of children and civilians.

Media relations

  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with the media and build relationships for different media houses in the relevant hub [Ukraine OR Romania/Moldova].
  • Ensure that World Vision UCR field staff are aware of and abide by the World Vision Media Engagement Policy, including organising media briefings and trainings for UCR staff.
  • Act as a spokesperson for local and international media when needed.
  • Pitch ideas and press statements in local and international media outlets based on UCR field information, in coordination with the WVI communication team.
  • Monitor news coverage concerning or affecting World Vision’s UCR including reports from local language media outlets.
  • Act as the point of contact for World Vision Support Office communication and media teams in coordination with the Syria Response Communications Director.
  • Draft press statements, media statements and reactive.
  • Lead on communication campaigns and plans with World Vision's Global Centre and Support Offices to best represent the UCR and provide high quality content from the response countries for advocacy and fundraising purposes.

Visit Management

-Manage all requests and updates from World Vision Support Offices on Content Flow and other communication coordination channels.

- Lead with the facilitation of media and VIP visits to project locations within the UCR together with the Communications Director.

Brand and Visibility Support

  • Provide brand support for programmes in the relevant hub, ensuring that partners follow proper brand guidelines

Support production of visibility materials, lending a design eye and clear understanding of brand guidelines.

Internal Communications

-Update UCR sections of with SitReps and other communications materials

-Keep abreast of all WVI visibility opportunities being an active member of the WVI MST groups and channels.

-Materials are shared promptly in the relevant MS Teams for SO use


  • At least five years’ experience in communications or journalism with at least two years’ experience working within an INGO.
  • Strong communication skills, ability to write impactful, media-friendly copy in English.
  • Good risk management experience
  • Ability to work in difficult, insecure and stressful conditions.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, manage workload and meet deadlines.
  • Proven field communications experience in emergency settings and/or fragile contexts.
    • Full adherence to World Vision Child Protection, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies

Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, media and communications or another related field


  • Design skills desirable

Journalism experience is highly desirable


  • 70% office work, 30% field based
  • Language requirement: Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Russian/Ukrainian and/or Romanian also strongly preferred

How to apply

If you are Ukrainian and meet our requirements, please submit your resume with a covering letter via the below website, only local applications submitted via our website are accepted

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