Media / PR Assistant
      • Application deadline
        14.01.2019 Active Closed
      • Starting date
      • Type of contract
        Service Contract (SC)
      • Language required
        Fluency (oral and written) in the Ukrainian, English and Russian languages is a must
      • Expected duration of assignment
        10 months, 1 February – 30 November 2019
      Duty Station:

      Organizational Unit:

      Direct supervisor:

      EUBAM HQ, Odesa, Ukraine

      Media and Communication Office

      Media and Communication Officer


      General Functions: Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Media and Communication Officer and overall supervision of the Chief of Administration the incumbent assists in the smooth operation of communications functions of the European Union Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM) and of the Media and Communication Office itself. The incumbent works in close collaboration with the National Finance Officer, National Administrative/Human Resources Officer and National Procurement and Logistics Officer of the EUBAM Administration for effective achievement of results, anticipating and contributing to resolving complex programme/project-related issues and information delivery. The incumbent is expected to exercise full compliance with IOM programming, financial, procurement and administrative rules, regulations, policies and strategies, as well as implementation of the effective internal control systems.


      Specific Functions: 

      1. Proactively contribute to Public Relations engagement plans;
      2. Ensure implementation of the External Communications Strategy and Plan;
      3. Monitor national and appropriate international media and assemble material for the daily media review;
      4. Respond to press queries in a timely and accurate way, consulting with Mission colleagues as appropriate;
      5. Support and/or arrange visits to HQ and other Mission locations for the media or for other visitors as appropriate;
      6. Provide communications support for promotional activities at large regional and global events;
      7. Monitor communications-related services and products;
      8. Contribute to maintenance and content generation for the Mission’s website and social media platforms;
      9. Maintain contacts with PR offices of partner organisations, media, governmental and non-governmental institutions, local authorities, NGOs, academia, etc. as appropriate;
      10. Proactively liaise with other teams about meetings or events that are newsworthy or that need support from the Media and Communication Office;
      11. Create and oversee the design stage and procurement stage of visibility and promotional items;
      12. Commission and supervise the production state of visual products such as photographs, videos, press backdrops, roll-up stands, posters,  , while strictly observing financial and procurement rules;
      13. Undertake specific projects such as training courses, competitions etc. as directed by the Media and Communication Officer;
      14. Provide informal translation and interpretation for the Media and Communication Officer as required to/from English/Ukrainian/Russian;
      15. Facilitate specific events such as receptions, open days and other outreach events and participate in appropriate third party events to represent the Mission;
      16. Assist the Media and Communication Officer in the creation, design, and production phases of key documents such as the Annual Report, monthly reports, etc.;
      17. Perform such other relevant duties as may be assigned.


      Recruitment Qualifications:

      • University Degree in journalism, public relations, communications or related fields;
      • Five (5) years’ experience in media, communications, public relations, or marketing;
      • Previous experience with UN system or related work for a donor organization, consulting company, or NGO is a very strong advantage;
      • Fluency (oral and written) in the Ukrainian, English and Russian languages is a must;
      • Comprehensive understanding of local/regional communications in terms of media relations, networking with governments and other institutions including international organisations, non-governmental organisations, civil society and the private sector;
      • Ability to work with people of different nationalities, religions and cultural backgrounds;
      • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities.



      Appointment is subject to funding confirmation. Send your CV and cover letter in English to:

      Please, indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line of your message.

      Closing date for applications is 14 January 2019; however, interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply sooner.  Only pre-selected candidates will be contacted for the interview.

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      • Who we are?

        The European Union Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM) was launched in 2005. The legal basis for EUBAM is the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the European Commission and the Governments of Moldova and Ukraine on 7 October 2005.

        The current Mission’s mandate is valid until 30 November 2023.

        EUBAM promotes border control, customs and trade norms and practices that meet European Union standards, and serve the needs of its two partner countries.

      • What we do?

        The Mission works with Moldova and Ukraine to harmonise border control, and customs and trade standards and procedures with those in EU Member States. It helps to improve cross-border cooperation between the border guard and customs agencies and other law enforcement bodies and to facilitate international coordinated cooperation. EUBAM assists Moldova and Ukraine to fulfil the obligations of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA), which both countries signed as part of their Association Agreements with the EU. It also contributes to the peaceful settlement of the Transnistrian conflict through confidence building measures and as a monitoring presence at the Transnistrian segment of the Moldova-Ukraine border.

      • Where we work?

        The Republic of Moldova-Ukraine state border is 1,222 km long, consisting of 955 km of “green” (land) border and 267 km of “blue” (river) border.

        The Mission is headquartered in Odesa (Ukraine) with two country offices (in Chisinau – the Republic of Moldova and in Odesa – Ukraine) and six field offices in its area of operation – three on the Moldovan side of the common border and three on the Ukrainian side.

        There are 67 border crossing points along the Moldovan-Ukrainian border, including 25 at the central (Transnistrian) segment.

        The administrative boundary line between the two banks of the Nistru river is 411 km long. Nine customs posts are located along it, within which MDCS representatives perform the customs control duties, supported by MoIA representatives. Six BMA subdivisions, in which foreigners can voluntarily register or de-register, are also located on the boundary line.