Communication PR Director

Posted 2 місяці ago

Title: Communication/Public Relations Director
Reports to: Country Director
Supervises: Communications staff; PR Officer

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency is a global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church that demonstrates God’s love and compassion. ADRA works with people in poverty and distress to create just and positive change through empowering partnerships and responsible action.

All candidates must understand, respect and honor the mission, purpose, and identity of ADRA International


The Communications/Public Relations Director will be responsible for managing ADRA Ukraine’s communications and public relations to ensure greater exposure and recognition, increased credibility, and stronger supporter networks. The Director will also provide oversight of core communications areas, including media relations, public relations, crisis communications, and media-related content development, ensuring quality delivery of high-impact communications to key audiences.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Public Relations or related field.  Masters degree preferred
  • 3+ years of professional experience working in information, communications and media
  • Previous experience working in a non-profit organization.
  • Knowledge of media and media operations
  • Ability to deliver high-quality communications content.
  • Experience developing and implementing media and communications strategies.
  • Fluent verbal and written communication skills in both English, Russian and Ukrainian for a wide range of different audiences including donors, journalists and the general public.
  • Experience developing media and communications products in a politically and culturally sensitive manner
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working environments.
  • Experience of delivering training, presentations and other capacity building activities for different audiences.
  • Excellent IT skills, especially in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.
  • Skilled in engaging people, excels at building relationships and networks of contacts
  • Creative and strategic thinker
  • Engaging public speaker/presenter and effective communicator both verbally and in written form
  • Self-motivated, multi-tasker, well organized with attention to detail and able to work under pressure with multiple competing deadlines


  • Persuading and Influencing – Makes a strong personal impression on others; gains clear agreement and commitment from others.
  • Presenting and Communicating Information – Speaks clearly and fluently; expresses opinions, information, and key points of an argument clearly.
  • Relating and Networking – Establishes good relationships with others; builds wide and effective networks.
  • Adapting and Responding to Change – Adapts to changing circumstances; accepts new ideas and change initiatives.


Communications and information management

  • Support the country office with the development and implementation of communications and public relations strategy.
  • Build and nurture strategic relationships with Adventist Church media and external media, to ensure that ADRA Ukraine remains top of mind when others consider covering issues related to its humanitarian work.
  • Serve as an ADRA Ukraine spokesperson to news organizations and external audiences as needed
  • Ensure reputational risks are managed in an agile and proactive way. Assist in crisis communication trainings as needed
  • Create effective communications content for donors and other partners and stakeholders.
  • Gain an understanding of different areas of ADRA, including, but not limited to, advocacy, disaster relief, fundraising, and field programming, to support ADRA effectively through communications and public relations.
  • Advise staff on ways ADRA can communicate effectively with external audiences. Lead media training, as needed, for ADRA leaders and spokespersons to ensure ongoing preparedness
  • Identify compelling and relevant stories in the field and organize content gathering trips to gather the resources.
  • Create content for the Ukraine response’s social media accounts and website.
  • Manage the production of key information management resources including Q&As and key messages.
  • Lead on the implementation of the internal communications plan.
  • Support the Area Director to facilitate VIP visits to the field (including communications/media/video teams, visibility etc.)
  • In coordination with the Area Director liaise directly with relevant donors and Comms staff on media and comms issues.


  • Lead the development and implementation of a national and local media strategy to raise the profile of ADRA in Ukraine and improve our communication with beneficiaries.
  • Produce media releases, speaking notes for spokespeople, Q&As and opinion pieces.
  • Respond to local and national media requests and ensure journalists are provided with information in a timely manner.
  • Identify and pitch positive stories about ADRA’s work to local and national media.
  • Support the Country Director to manage crisis communications as required.
  • Monitor local and national media coverage about ADRA’s work in Ukraine in coordination.

Additional job responsibilities

  • Support the Area Director with the development and implementation of advocacy
  • Other duties and responsibilities assigned.



Must be able to work in a fast-paced and customer service-oriented environment; to perform duties under pressure and meet deadlines in a timely manner; to work as part of a team as well as to complete assignments independently; to take instructions from supervisors; to exercise problem-solving skills; and to interact with co-workers, supervisors, network employees, donors and the public in a professional and pleasant manner.


Person must be able to perform essential job functions with or without accommodation.  Incumbent should be in optimal health for difficult and temporary below-basic living conditions at overseas location and for field travel in general.

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