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Mission and objectives

The UNFPA, United Nations Population Fund, promotes gender equality, reproductive health, youth empowerment. The organization was created in 1969, the same year the UN General Assembly declared “parents have the exclusive right to determine freely and responsibly the number and spacing of their children”. Together with partners, UNFPA has worked in 150 countries, and in Ukraine since 1997. Our mission is to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.

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UNFPA works for:

• creating conditions in which every young person can fulfil the potential, lead a healthy lifestyle, know their reproductive rights and take an active social life;

• conducting sexual and reproductive health campaigns to improve access to health and care services and improve its quality, especially for young people;

• combating gender stereotypes in society (through the media, compulsory education for civil servants on gender mainstreaming, the improvement of national gender policy and anti-discrimination expertise of school textbooks);

• providing information and services to gender-based violence survivors through the creation of crisis centres, supporting the work of mobile teams of psycho-social and support, providing expert support and raising general awareness in society.

Context

Since the start of the large-scale military invasion of Russia to Ukraine in February 2022, UNFPA implements a comprehensive nationwide Humanitarian Response Plan to provide life-saving GBV and SRH services to women and girls across Ukraine.

UNFPA is seeking highly-motivated candidates that share our passion of making a sound contribution to creating a Ukrainian society free from gender-based violence. We need strong professionals who are innovative, committed to excellence and keen to transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results.

Task description

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Programme Analyst on Communications and Advocacy or their designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Communications and Translation Support Assistant will:

* Assist the Communications and Advocacy unit with administrative and translation tasks, including daily written translation requests between English and Ukrainian, organizing payments for the Communications and Advocacy Unit on a monthly basis, covering tenders and required administrative procedures.

* Coordinate external vendors, designers, merchandise procurement, and other related tasks for Communications and Advocacy Department members.

* Prepare minutes for weekly and monthly meetings, as well as ad hoc meetings upon request.

* Assist with weekly written and oral translations as needed.

* Provide translation, proofreading, and editorial assistance for yearly UNFPA reports and other materials. * Assist with organizing a communications master calendar to ensure coverage of all key UN Days and UNFPA CO events where communications department support is needed.

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* Perform any other related tasks as required or assigned by the supervisor.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:

* Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);

* Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country.

* Provide annual and end of assignment self-reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.

* Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;

* Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly arrived UN Volunteers;

* Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

Eligibility criteria

Age

27 – 80

Nationality

Candidate must be a national or legal resident of the country of assignment.

Requirements

Required experience

3 years of experience in a relevant area, e.g. Linguistic Studies or area related to Communication;

* At least 1 year of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in Communications, Procurement or Translation.

* Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;

* Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;

* Excellent translation and interpretation skills;

* Software or tools proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, knowledge of content management systems software;

* Experience in preparing presentations;

* Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;

* Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;

* Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;

* Sound security awareness.

* Have affinity with or interest in volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

Area(s) of expertise

Communication, Procurement and contracting, Translation and interpretation

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Languages

Ukrainian, Level: Fluent, Required

English, Level: Fluent, Required

Required education level

Bachelor degree or equivalent in Linguistic Studies or area related to Communication

Competencies and values

Professionalism

Integrity

Teamwork and respect for diversity

Commitment to continuous learning

Communication

Flexibility

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