Risk Communication and Community Engagement Manager – Ukraine

Do you have the expertise to lead and provide technical advice to our outbreak response specialist team deployment throughout our ongoing activities and interventions to help UK-Med deliver life-saving medical aid?

Role: Risk Communication and Community Engagement Manager

Salary: GBP £3,150 to GBP £3,500 per month (dependent on experience)

Per Diem: £30 GBP per day

Hours: Full time, with some weekend and evening working required to support the humanitarian programme delivery.

Duration: Fixed-term contract. Till 31st of May 2023 (extension dependant on funding)

Location: Ukraine.

This role is part of our Ukraine Programme and will be carried out within Ukraine

Applicants must have an existing right to enter Schengen Zone countries in order to transit to Ukraine  and right to work in Ukraine e.g. citizenship/residence of a Schengen Zone country, or an ETIAS eligible country (https://www.etiasvisa.com/etias-requirements)

UK-Med is a frontline medical aid charity. Born of the NHS, we’ve been working for over 30 years towards a world where everyone has the healthcare they need when crises or disasters hit.

In many of the countries in which UK-Med works there is an inadequate application of health promotion and community engagement strategies at the national and sub-national levels.

The primary purpose of this Health Promotion and Community Engagement Standard operating procedure is to describe the steps that staff should normally follow in support of countries with regard to the prevention, detection and response to acute public health events caused by an infectious disease or by other hazards.

There is a crucial need to include Health Promotion and Community Engagement (HPCE) as a component within health emergency preparedness and response action plan. According to the World Health Organization, HPCE involves a strategic communication mechanism in all the phases of any emergency; preparedness, response and recovery phases.

The Risk Communication and Community Engagement Manager is overall responsible for leading and managing the design and direct implementation of all of UK-Med’s community engagement activities, during the UK-Med/EMT  Outbreak Response Specialist Team deployment.  This will include activities/interventions that are in accordance with national coordination, ensuring that there is alignment with any risk communication and community engagement strategic response plans that may already be in place.  They will work closely with the operations team lead and WASH manager (if present) in a team environment within a variety of different contexts.  They will also effectively engage with local partners and the community.


They will manage multiple streams of work and will oversee programming to support the adoption of behaviours, attitudes and increased knowledge about health challenges within the communities targeted.  They will be responsible for ensuring continuous, easy access to information for the local population affected as well as their sensitisation to it.  They will play a central role in building the local capacity of field staff (i.e. Ministry of Health or other NGOs), in areas related to the response, through training delivery.


You will be determined, high performing, compassionate and collaborative, as well as being committed to learning and supporting others to learn.  Language skills will be an advantage.


We offer a competitive salary and benefits along with a friendly working environment and the opportunity to make a real difference through and influential role in humanitarian programming.

To apply:

We strongly recommend that you read the Candidate Information Pack – RCCE Manager – Ukraine – 2023 before applying for this role.

To apply, please submit a current CV and answer the application questions:

Please apply below, as soon as possible and no later than Friday 24th of March 2023.

Applicants must have an existing right to enter Schengen Zone countries in order to transit to Ukraine e.g. citizenship/residence of a Schengen Zone country, or an ETIAS eligible country (https://www.etiasvisa.com/etias-requirements).

UK-Med is committed to safeguarding of our personnel and beneficiaries and has a zero-tolerance approach to sexual exploitation and abuse.  We conduct thorough vetting before any appointment is confirmed.

UK-Med is committed to the principles of diversity, equality, and inclusion.  We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive environment where employees feel respected and supported to be able to fulfil their potential.

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