PIN – Communication Officer


09 Mar 2018


The Communication Officer is responsible for leading PIN Ukraine’s internal and external communication and visibility activities, is line-managed by the Advocacy Expert, and cooperates closely with the M&E department, Head of Programme and Programme Managers. S/he communicates regularly and coordinates activities with the Communication & Advocacy Department at PIN headquarters in Prague, Czech Republic.

Duty station: Slavyansk, Kiev

Tasks and responsibilities

The Communication Officer will be responsible to:

Overview of Main Tasks

  • Develop and Implement PIN Ukraine’s Communication Strategy and Action Plan;
  • Develop communication materials (articles, photos, videos, support organization of events, etc.);
  • Together with the management of the Country Program, enforce observing of the Communication Rules for PIN Ukraine mission;
  • Act as focal point and budget holder for Visibility activities;
  • Act as a focal point for international journalists interested in PIN’s activities and the humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine, who visit the mission (including logistical arrangements, such as travel permits etc.);
  • Ensure regular communication with PIN’s Communication Officers in HQ (delivering stories, articles, photos and videos etc.);
  • Closely cooperate with the rest of PIN Advocacy and Communications Department in Ukraine and supports advocacy activities as needed;
  • Support organisation of any public events that may be needed;


Internal Communication

  • Collect stories (including pictures and videos) from programmes (via field visits) and data from M&E Unit to develop a quarterly internal newsletter;
  • Organise and monitor distribution of visibility materials to field staff by focal point in each program team;
  • Help organising internal team building events;
  • Support the Head of Operations in mapping internal processes and communicate them to team members.


External Communication

  • Update every 4 months PIN’s factsheet for external stakeholders;
  • Conduct media activities as described below;
  • Monitor PIN’s media presence, consult Country Director and respond as advised;
  • Help programme managers prepare fact sheets and other accessible information formats for project communication as needed.


Media Outputs

  • Collect beneficiary/success stories directly in the field: take photos and write accompanying captions; make short videos covering PIN Ukraine activities; develop photo collections and organizes the photos according to agreed structure; writes articles/stories/case studies in English
  • Shares collected material with CD, HoP, PMs, HQ Communication & Advocacy Department on regular basis
  • Write press releases and contributes to Press Releases developed by HQ, maintaining journalists contact list
  • Prepare the flyer/leaflet and presentations about PIN Ukraine and each programme



  • Contribute with information products (stories, photos) to advocacy efforts or campaigns run by the Advocacy and Communications Department of PIN Ukraine or PIN HQ
  • Support advocacy efforts by suggesting appropriate communication tools



  • Contribute to design the visibility section of proposals, and together with the team ensures that all visibility commitments in proposals are met;
  • Support the preparation of visibility materials (posters, leaflets) for all projects and supervises that Program teams are aware and using these


Human Resources:

  • Manage a communication intern/volunteer by setting his/her priorities and supervising his/her work.


Skills and Qualifications

  • MA degree, or BA degree with at least 3 years of professional experience in a relevant field;
  • Experience in public relations, communication, journalism required;
  • Ability to design and plan media and communication activities and ensure timely implementation;
  • Demonstrated ability to write stories and reports, take photos, videos and communicate orally with accuracy and professionalism;
  • Good knowledge of social media tools;
  • Graphic design skills desirable;
  • Native Ukrainian and Russian, advanced English language.


Please send a CV and Motivation letter to Only complete applications with CV and Motivation letter in English will be considered.