Strategic Communications Advisor – Ukraine NGO Forum

NGO Forum

25 Apr 2019

Kyiv, with possible field visits

Reports to:                  NGO Forum Director

Start date:                    Immediately

Assignment:                Initial 6 month contract with possibility for extension

Salary:                         1200 – 1400 USD

Deadline:                     Wednesday, May 22, COB Kyiv time



The Ukraine NGO Forum represents international and national NGOs providing humanitarian and development assistance to conflict-affected populations in eastern Ukraine.  The strategic priorities of the Forum include advocacy, capacity building, coordination, and strategic communications.  Our Vision is to transform the lives of the conflict-affected, with a robust civil society as a powerful force for change.  Our Mission is to alleviate human suffering and restore the lives of the conflict-affected, through loyal and sound investment in civil society.


Roles and Responsibilities

The Communication Coordinator contributes to the achievement of the Strategic Communications priority outlined in the NGO Forum strategy:

Goal:  Promote the operational and programmatic success of the aid community through the exchange of critical information and messaging with relevant stakeholders.

Objective 1:  Highlight the efforts and achievements of Forum Members through strategic communication channels and social media to generate national and global attention.

Objective 2:  Distribute critical information and insights between Forum Members and the aid community to encourage transparency and increase access to strategic discussions and executive decisions.



  • Establish and coordinate the NGO Forum Communications Working Group.
  • Facilitate the drafting and clearance of the NGO Forum Communication Strategy and Action Plan.
  • Contribute to technical components of NGO Forum proposals and reports.
  • Provide technical guidance and support to NGO Forum programs, specifically advocacy and capacity building.
  • Manage the design and updates to the NGO Forum website.
  • Manage all strategic communication efforts conducted via social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.).
  • Develop all communication and promotional material, including press releases, articles, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • MA degree, or BA degree with at least 5 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;
  • Excellent knowledge of social media tools;
  • Graphic design skills desirable;
  • Native Ukrainian and Russian, advanced English language.
  • Understanding of the main issues regarding the humanitarian situation in Ukraine;
  • Representation and facilitation skills and experience;
  • Strong communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills;
  • Integrative approach: ability to coordinate among different actors with a variety of positions and perspectives, willingness to consult;
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member;
  • Ability to adapt priorities according to the changing situation based on the context or on the organizations changing priorities;
  • Ability to manage stress and pressure;
  • Willingness to learn and extend his/her scope of work;



Interested candidates should submit their CV and cover letter in English to, with “Strategic Communications Advisor Application” in the title. NGO Forum will contact shortlisted candidates.