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Programme Overview:

The Chemonics UK Division seeks a Communications Officer for the anticipated UK-Funded Good Governance Programme, jointly funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO). The £15 million, 3.5-year programme’s primary objective is to build resilience in targeted countries by providing support for domestic reform agendas which reduce corruption, promote transparent and accountable institutions, and build open, inclusive economies and societies. The programme will deliver high-quality technical expertise to ministries and government officials to strengthen domestic capacity to deliver, champion and unblock reforms to increase effectiveness of political and economic institutions in Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova, Serbia, Bosnia, and North Macedonia.

Responsibilities Include:

Chemonics International seeks an experienced professional to undertake the role of Communications Officer of this DFID-funded programme. The Communications Officer will provide programmatic support to the overall team and will require working closely with the government representatives, other GGF component teams, and other key stakeholders across the governance and economic space to provide technical support. The Communications Officer must be mission-driven and committed to making a distinctive impact serving the GGF team and Chemonics International. This position is contingent upon funding.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Advanced degree in communications or journalism with mid- to senior level professional expertise in the areas of governance, economic reform, and/or media reform.
  • Familiarity with Eastern European political, social, and cultural context in relation to governance and economic reform required. Prior work experience working in Eastern Europe is required.
  • Working with team leadership and other component teams to ensure integration of youth, gender and marginalized groups interventions within all project activities and designs.
  • Proven ability to work with a diverse team, including institutional partners, to achieve program results on schedule.
  • Experience using monitoring, evaluation, and learning to inform reform agendas and ability to dynamically adjust interventions in response to research findings.
  • Experience in design and implementation of programme communications strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong and effective partnerships and working relationships and to build local institutional capacity.
  • Ability to foster successful partnership approaches and relationships among a range of stakeholders, including programme partners, donors, private sector organisations, NGOs, civil society, and government departments.
  • Excellent communication skills including presentation, facilitation and report writing skills – samples of written work may be requested.
  • Fluency in written and spoken Ukrainian or Russian preferred, English required.

This role will be based in Kiev, Ukraine with travel to relevant countries as required.

Duration: Up to 3.5 years, with possibility of extension.

Application Instructions: 

To apply, please submit your application by COB EST Wednesday, July 31 through our portal: https://chemonicsuk.formstack.com/forms/ggf_communications_expert Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and early applications are strongly encouraged. No telephone inquiries please. Finalists will be contacted.


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