Vacancies

Communications/PR Specialist (Kyiv)

The Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB) is a German aid and welfare organization. With over 31 200 employees and 1,2 million members in Germany, ASB is represented with 16 branches at federal-state level and more than 200 branches at regional, district and municipal levels all over Germany. ASB is active in the fields of social protection, rescue services and social welfare services. Since its foundation in 1888, ASB has acted as a politically and denominationally independent association ensuring a high level of continuity and reliability.

ASB’s Foreign Aid Department provides both direct emergency relief to people hit by man-made or natural disasters and longer-term rehabilitation measures designed to promote recovery and to rapidly help restore the livelihood of refugees, internally displaced persons and other vulnerable groups. The ASB Foreign Aid Department is represented with the country offices in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Greece, Haiti, Indonesia, Iraq, Kosovo, Nicaragua, Niger, Philippines, Serbia and Ukraine.

Since the beginning of conflict in Eastern Ukraine in 2014, ASB has been implementing humanitarian interventions in the country in cooperation with its local partner, Samaritan Union of Ukraine (SSU). In 2016, ASB opened a representative office in Ukraine to coordinate the relief operations in the country. Currently ASB Country Office in Ukraine supports conflict-affected populations in the areas along the ‘contact line’ in Eastern Ukraine (government-controlled areas of Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts) with multisectoral humanitarian assistance.

ASB Country Office in Ukraine is looking for an experienced Public Relations Specialist, who will be responsible for communications at the Country Office level. S/he will be based in Kyiv, with regular trips to the project area.

Start: October 2021  

Location: Kyiv, Ukraine

Vacancy: National position

Salary: ASB offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience

Key responsibilities include:

  • create user-friendly contents (visual and text) for ASB website and social media
  • conduct information campaigns
  • prepare press-releases, articles and other communications materials
  • develop branded materials in line with ASB’s and Donor’s visibility guidelines
  • organize online and offline events
  • maintain ASB photo archive
  • perform other duties as requested

Key Requirements

Education

  • Humanities, Philology, Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or related field

Experience

  • Experience in managing organization’s website and social media
  • Experience in conducting information campaigns will be an asset
  • Previous experience in an international humanitarian NGO will be an asset

Knowledge and skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills (Ukrainian, English and Russian)
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Excellent knowledge of graphic design (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)
  • Understanding of SMM and SEO principles
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with different target groups
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Understanding of humanitarian principles (Core Humanitarian Standards, Sphere Minimum Standards, etc.)

Personal characteristics

  • Creativity
  • Attentiveness to detail
  • Self-discipline and responsibility
  • High level of integrity
  • Strong commitment to humanitarian cause
  • Neutrality
  • Stress resistance
  • Ability and willingness to travel as required

ASB is an equal opportunities employer.

Qualified applicants should send the following documents:

  • Letter of Motivation, specifically addressing the above job description and indicating your net salary expectations (max. 2 pages)
  • CV (max. 2 pages)
  • Full contact details of two referees

Please send application materials as one single document via email to: info@asb.org.ua

Subject line: “PR Specialist”

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Closing date: 18.10.2021

Website ASB –°ountry Office Ukraine:  https://asb.org.ua/