Reports to: Communications and Advocacy Director
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Position type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Start date: Immediately

FDI World Dental Federation is a Swiss-based not-for-profit organization. It serves as the principal representative body for over one million dentists worldwide. Founded in Paris, France, in 1900 it is one of the oldest organization’s in the field of dentistry. Its membership includes some 200 National Dental Associations and specialist groups in over 130 countries. FDI is the global voice of the dental profession and works with its member organizations to improve the oral health of people worldwide. It is in official relations with the World Health Organization and works closely with other UN agencies.

We are seeking an experienced and creative Communications and Campaign Manager to help enhance and maintain FDI’s profile and reputation as well as raise the visibility of oral health issues across multiple stakeholder groups. You will have a demonstrable track record of creating, managing and delivering multi-faceted campaigns and ˗ under the leadership of the Communications and Advocacy Director ˗ will help develop and deliver the World Oral Health Day Campaign as well as coordinate all internal and external communications. This is a fast-paced and varied role, which demands superb multi-tasking abilities, excellent communication skills, and proven experience of working closely with the media and external agencies.
The successful candidate will have strong knowledge and experience of developing media strategies and messaging, coordinating multi-channel campaigns, writing promotional plans and material, managing social media platforms, writing compelling stories, presentations, toolkits and speeches as well as working within a defined governance and reporting structure.

Main duties and responsibilities

General communications support
•Assist in the implementation of the communications strategy that supports FDI’s 2018-2021 Strategic Plan
•Help enhance the organization’s image and position
•Support the development, implementation and evaluation of communications plans for projects and partnerships
•Source and write news stories for the website and monthly newsletters, as well as write content for promotional material, publications, press releases, articles, speeches, presentations, toolkits, reports, etc., and coordinate their roll-out
•Implement strategies to maximize media coverage
•Provide editorial support across the organization
•Work closely with the digital team to maximize the effectiveness of social media channels
•Develop and implement a comprehensive promotional plan to raise the profile of FDI’s International Dental Journal
•Manage press contact list and external media monitoring and distribution services
•Manage relevant FDI Committees and Task Teams as well as provide logistical support
•Other work as required to support the development of the communications strategy

World Oral Health Day (WOHD)
Manage the day-to-day running of WOHD and coordinate all deadlines for the timely delivery of the campaign:
•Coordinate the campaign strategy and work plan
•Participate in the in-house campaign development
•Assist in the development of campaign branding, messaging and asset production
•Support the development and implementation of digital media strategies and work closely with the digital team to develop campaign material and content
•Assist in the development and implementation of strategies to increase media reach, campaign engagement and participation
•Source external service providers where necessary and manage relationships, including media partner, media agency and other suppliers as relevant
•Prepare regular campaign communications, updates, reports and background presentations
•Coordinate WOHD workshop and meetings
•Manage the WOHD Task Team and secure all necessary approvals
•Perform regular metrics tracking as well as a comprehensive post-campaign evaluation

•At least 5 years of relevant experience in communications, PR or journalism; master’s an asset
•A proven track record of campaign and project management skills
•A good understanding of the not-for-profit healthcare sector
•Strong analytical mind with the ability to turn complex information into compelling stories and content
•Extensive experience in promoting content on a wide range of digital and traditional platforms
•Strong copywriting, editing and proofreading skills
•Knowledge of online multimedia tools: Google Analytics, social media publishing tools and insights; experience in Drupal CMS an asset
•Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
•Meticulous attention to detail
•Excellent time management skills and an ability to meet conflicting deadlines under pressure
•Excellent oral and written English communications skills (fluency in other language(s) an asset)
•Excellent team worker with a positive, solution-focused approach to work
•Willingness to travel
•Valid permit to work in Switzerland

Desired skills and competences
•Strong interest in oral health issues and global development
•Proven ability to work effectively in a multicultural setting
•Entrepreneurial mindset and a willingness to innovate and propose new ideas
•Ability to influence
•Strong problem solving and multitasking skills

Application: interested and qualified candidates should send a CV and cover letter to, addressed to Chaz Jagait, Director of Communications and Advocacy by 15 July 2018.

Please note only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.