Project Communications Officer – NORRAG, Geneva (80%) – for its associated programme Network for International Policies and Cooperation in Education and Training (NORRAG)
PERIOD OF CONTRACT: until 31 December 2020, renewable for four years maximum
ACTIVITY RATE: 80 %
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 14 April 2020, but will possibly be extended until a suitable applicant is identified
NORRAG’s core mandate is to produce, disseminate and broker knowledge for, and with experts from the Global South. By doing so, NORRAG contributes to creating the conditions for more participatory, better informed, and evidence-based policy decisions that improve quality and equal access to education in developing countries and in fragile and conflict-affected countries.
Mission and activities
The Knowledge and Information Exchange on Education (KIX) project aims at strengthening education systems in 21 countries, mostly in Asia. It includes the use of communication technologies to reach out to, communicate with, and promote knowledge produced in the 21 countries of the hub and in other regional hubs of KIX. The project communications officer, in collaboration with the project director, manager, and NORRAG’s communications officer, will be responsible for developing and implementing the project’s communications strategy. The successful candidate will also lend their support to organize regional conferences and any other communications-related activities. The position is located in Geneva and may involve some travel.
-At least four years of relevant professional experience in communication, knowledge management, knowledge mobilization and dissemination, content management, content strategies and planning with a preference on international cooperation;
-Successful development and implementation of communication strategies;
-Ability to produce videos and podcasts (live and recorded, livestreaming of events on social media, running webinars; use of video platforms such as Vimeo), to use mass-mailing software, to create newsletter templates using web-based tools (Campaign Monitor, Mailchimp etc).
-Strong drafting and editing skills on a variety of digital format including text (blog posts, articles) and multi-media (Video, audio Podcasts), creation of scripts, podcasts and social media materials;
-Knowledge and/or interest in education and development policy issues and topics related to applied education policy analysis;
-Prior experience with, or preferably ability to use a series of multi-media creative tools such from Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere); and implementing effective web content management using Content Management Systems such as Drupal, WordPress, familiar with SEO and optimization of content for maximum impact;
-Language: English; excellent English writing skills are indispensable;
-M.A. in communication, educational sciences studies or English language/literature;
-The work is located in Geneva, the salary is commensurable with the mid-level position and includes attractive social benefits.
The successful candidate will be recruited in line with Swiss employment/immigration policies.
For more information, please contact Martin Damary (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, marital status, disability status, race, national origin, color, gender, sexual orientation or religion.
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