Director General of Communications

The tasks of the Director General of Communications are laid down in section 49 of the Rules of Procedure of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Elina Ravantti
Director General of Communications
  • +358 295 350 622
Harri Kilpi
Communications Coordinator
adviser to the Director General, coordination of staff training
  • +358 295 351 342

Deputy Director General

The tasks of the Deputy Director General are laid down in section 50 of the Rules of Procedure of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. In addition, the Deputy Director General has the main responsibility for

  1. the Department’s administrative affairs and training matters
  2. preparation of the Management Group meetings
  3. issuing opinions on behalf of the Department
  4. coordination of activities with the Ministry’s other departments
  5. In addition, the Deputy Director General takes care of other tasks assigned by the Director General.

A Communications Development Team, which is led by the Head of Web Communications, functions under the Director General of Communications and serves the whole Department. The team is responsible for:

  1. technical development and maintenance of web communications tools for the Foreign Service web communications and their integration with other information systems
  2. support for the strategic and operational planning of communications
  3. provision of expertise and coordination of systems that support communications
  4. communicative management of the visual image of the Foreign Service.

The public officials responsible for the Department’s administrative tasks work under the Deputy Director General and form an Administrative Services Team with its own team leader. The team is responsible for:

  1. the Department's human resources administration and travel management services
  2. financial management services for the department, including management of procurement
  3. assistant services for the management
  4. organisation of events at departmental level
  5. management of the International Press Center (IPC)
Johanna Kotkajärvi
Deputy Director General
  • +358 295 351 351

Administrative services

Osaston hallinnollisista tehtävistä vastaavat virkamiehet toimivat apulaisosastopäällikön alaisina ja muodostavat oman hallintopalvelujen tiiminsä, jolla on oma tiiminvetäjänsä. Tiimin tehtävät ovat:

  1. Henkilöstö- ja hallintopalvelut osastolle
  2. Taloushallintopalvelut osastolle
  3. Johdon assistenttipalvelut
  4. Osastotason tapahtumajärjestelyt
Liisa Levänen
Team Leader, Administrative Affairs
  • +358 295 350 188
Anne Välimaa
Administrative Officer
  • +358 295 351 391
Lilian Bitar
Administrative Officer
  • +358 295 350 673

Communications development team

Apulaisosastopäällikön alaisuudessa toimiva osastoa palveleva viestinnän kehittämistiimi, jota vetää verkkoviestintäpäällikkö. Tiimin tehtävät ovat:

  1. UH:n verkkoviestinnän välineiden tekninen kehittäminen ja ylläpito sekä niiden yhteensovittaminen muiden tietojärjestelmien kanssa
  2. Viestinnän strategisen ja operatiivisen suunnittelun tukeminen
  3. Viestintää tukevien järjestelmien asiantuntijuus ja koordinointi
  4. UH:n visuaalisen ilmeen viestinnällinen hallinnointi
Seniha Cihangir
Head of Web Communications
  • +358 295 350 694
Risto Joki
Senior Planning Officer
web communications and information systems
  • +358 295 351 340
Ella Jokinen
Anna Romo
Communications Coordinator
  • +358 295 350 240
Lauri Äijälä
Senior Planning Officer
web communications and information systems
  • +358 295 351 357

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