Communication Officer, Kyiv, Ukraine At ICRC – International Committee of the Red Cross

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Communication Officer

Based in Kyiv North

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance.

The ICRC is mandated to work in countries affected by armed conflict or other situations of violence. The ICRC is present in over 80 countries and has some 19,000-field staff.

In 2014, the ICRC expanded its presence to Ukraine. There are more than 600 ICRC staff working in Kyiv, Dnipro, Poltava, Vinnytsia, Lviv, Donetsk, Luhansk, and Odesa.

The ICRC is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to fill the position of Communication Officer in Kyiv North.


Communication Officer contributes to designing, planning and implementing communication projects and activities in coordination with the management of the field sub-structure and/or Communication or Communication/Prevention Manager. S/he contributes to representing the ICRC externally and building the necessary understanding and acceptance of and support for the ICRC among key stakeholders.

Functional Responsibilities:

• Contributes to defining communication and, where relevant, prevention objectives, strategies and plans of action for the geographic area or programme covered, in line with the field sub-structure’s priorities and/or the delegation’s communication/prevention strategy.

• With minimum supervision, implements relevant activities and develops tools for: operational communication, community engagement, promoting international humanitarian law (IHL), building National Red Cross/Red Crescent Society communication capacity, public and digital communication, information analysis/environment scanning, interaction with religious circles, public affairs and resource mobilization.

• Supports the Head of Sub-Structure and/or Communication delegate or Communication/Prevention Manager in networking with relevant stakeholders, and represents the ICRC to various audiences.

• Interprets and translates from and into the local language to support communication programmes when required.

• Provides technical and administrative support to the communication team (e.g. filing, stock management, event organization) when required.

• Supports communication-related training and coaching for field-structure staff and/or other departments when needed.

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  •  University degree or equivalent in a relevant field such as communications, political science, international relations or journalism.
  •  Fluent spoken and written English and local language.
  •  Computer skills (proficiency in MS Office); familiarity with digital communication tools.
  •  Minimum 3 years’ work experience in a field relevant to communication and/or prevention. Humanitarians experience an asset.
  •  IHL knowledge.
  •  Sound knowledge of the political, social and media environment in the country/region covered an added advantage.

Personal Competencies

  •  Genuine interest to work in humanitarian aid field;
  •  Capacity to adhere to ICRC procedures.
  •  Open mind and communicative person;
  •  Accurate and honest with wide viewpoint person;
  •  Good negotiation skills;
  •  Good team player.

Social package and other benefits

  •  Official employment according to Ukrainian labour law
  •  Annual paid 20 working day vacation
  •  Medical insurance for employees and family
  •  ICRC Institutional training
  •  Individual development covered by ICRC
  •  foreign language courses
  •  Convenient office location in the city centre

Starting date: ASAP

How to apply

Please submit your CV, along with your motivation letter in English and salary expectations to the attention of the Human Resources Department.

Application deadline: 18/04/2023

Only candidates meeting the above-mentioned criteria will be considered and contacted for tests and/or interviews. No inquiries by phone, please.

ICRC is Equal Opportunity Employer giving the highest priority to staff safety and security.

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