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Communication and Reporting Associate SC-6 ( Odesa, Ukraine)


  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Ukraine
  • Grade: Consultancy - SB-3 (SC6/SC7), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Documentation and Information Management
  • Closing Date: Closed


Career Opportunities: Communication and Reporting Associate (Odesa,  Ukraine) | One year

🚩 Vacancy Announcement n°: 827361
📢 Job Title: Communication and Reporting Associate
📌Type of Contract: Service Contract
➡️ Unit / Division: Communication / Odesa FO
📍   Duty Station: Odesa, Ukraine
➡️ Duration: 12 months (renewable)
⏰ Closing date: June 8, 2023, midnight (Central European Time)



The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is operating in more than 120 countries and territories, bringing life-saving assistance in emergencies, building pathways to peace, stability, and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change, and supporting sustainable and resilient livelihoods for a world with zero hunger.

 At WFP, people are at the heart of everything we do, and the vision of the future WFP workforce is one of the 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. 

To learn more about WFP, visit our website: UN World Food Programme (WFP) , and follow us on social media to keep up with our latest news: YouTubeLinkedInInstagramFacebookTwitter.


What will you do in this position? 

To support the creation of content and products aimed at enhancing WFP’s visibility and reputation, as well as the visibility of WFP donors, and support fundraising activities. To manage operational information and contribute to internal and external reports.

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 has caused one of the fastest forced population movements since the Second World War. Close to 8 million Ukrainians are living as refugees across Europe, and another 5.3 million are internally displaced. Many are destitute, having 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 vulnerable Ukrainians 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. 

WFP reaches between 2 to 3 million Ukrainians every month with this critical assistance.

Ukraine is usually one of the world's major breadbaskets, producing enough food to feed 400 million people per year prior to the war. The war has drastically cut supplies for countries in acute need, while driving up food prices. WFP has supported efforts to reopen the Black Sea ports. We are working around the clock to transport wheat grain from Ukraine to countries in need, since an agreement was reached for such exports via the Black Sea, in July 2022. This also provides an important boost to Ukraine’s economy.

WFP emphasizes a localized approach, working through local partners, businesses, trade networks and institutions to support the Government and people of Ukraine.

In addition, we offer:

➡️ Meaningful and impactful careers: Our day-to-day work makes a difference in the lives of the people we support

➡️ Continuous learning and training: We provide learning tools for our staff to continually develop their careers

➡️ Multicultural and stimulating work environment: We encourage gender and cultural diversity to make our teams stronger

How can you make a difference?

In this position, you will have to:  

  •  Liaise with partners and relevant WFP units, to identify and evaluate communications opportunities, suggest ideas, and contribute to the production and delivery of stories, video and photo content that support the country communications strategy. Archive, organize and upload audiovisual content on the WFP multimedia hub for use by staff globally.
  • Support and/or coordinate media coverage of events and WFP activities, under guidance from and in coordination with the Country Office communications unit.  
  • Monitor traditional and social media, and report relevant information to senior staff to inform the development and/or evaluation of communications activities and strategies.
  • Under guidance, prepare content for use on traditional and social media platforms and networks, and printed materials, to enhance coverage and support of WFP's activities, as well as visibility for WFP's donors, ensuring consistency with corporate messages.
  • Support the management of operational information and updates, draft internal operational reports, and respond to information requests from the Country Office Operational Information Management unit, ensuring that information is accurate and organized. 
  • Distribute and promote communications and branding guidelines for WFP staff to refer to when creating   content and communications material or when communicating externally. Support and/or organize practical trainings to help build the capacity of field-based staff to contribute to communications. 
  • Respond to specialized queries and requests for support, using initiative and following standard processes, to ensure timely and accurate resolution of all enquiries.
  • Maintain relationships with WFP's partners to ensure clarity and consistency of our public messages, support or monitor the implementation of WFP communications and branding requirements or guidelines, and identify opportunities to collaborate or integrate processes and activities.
  • Suggest or implement improvements to communications methods and practices, to contribute to a better flow of information about WFP's work to the media and stakeholders.

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

Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area.

Experience: Five (05) or more years of progressively responsible work experience in communication, media, or another relevant field. A higher education degree may compensate for some of the required experience.

Knowledge & Skills: 

  • Ability to provide short briefings and communications clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to engage effectively at field level with a wide range of actors including those in the international humanitarian community and governments. 
  • Ability to work within a team setting and work well with other team members to realize a collective objective.
  • Experience supporting external and/or internal communications in an NGO, public organization, or private business.
  • Good understanding of social media platforms, and experience creating multimedia content for use on social media channels.
  • Experience supporting information management or reporting processes.

Language: Proficiency in English, Ukrainian languages, both in oral and written communication.

Before you apply...

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 in our teams in Ukraine. Qualified women applicants are especially encouraged to apply. 
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.
All WFP Employees are expected to demonstrate the following competencies and standards of behaviour, aligned with our core values and principles of WFP LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK: Leads by example with integrity, Drives results and delivers on commitments, Fosters inclusive and collaborative teamwork, Applies strategic thinking, Builds and maintains sustainable partnerships. Candidates’ alignment with these behaviours is assessed in our selection process

How do you apply...

To be considered, you are invited to apply via ( CV and cover letter must be submitted in the 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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