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Digital Media Associate (Maternity Cover) – ISF, Nyon, Switzerland

International Seed Foundation (ISF) seeks a highly-motivated Digital Media Associate (Maternity Cover – 6 months) whose role is to support the ISF communications strategy by implementing the online engagement plan and managing the social media presence of ISF, its activities, and key topics.

This position will be responsible for the successful execution of digital and social media development activities for ISF on a global level. Digital assets include the following: websites, social media, Members Area, Channel World Seed, and others. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated interest in digital engagement, content creation, social media planning, execution, and reporting along with great writing and communications.

This is a part-time role (60%) from 3 January to 30 June 2023 within a small team that can be based remotely and entails some international travel to the World Seed Congress (mandatory) and presence in the office on a need basis. (S)he will report to ISF’s Communications Manager.

KEY TASKS

Campaign management: Work with the Communications Manager to plan and execute online campaigns around key international days and ‘ISF at 100’ celebrations
Social media administration: Monitor and update the ISF social media channels on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn using our preferred social media management platform, Sprout Social. Respond to comments and queries (process of approval to be set with Communications Manager). Provide quarterly reports on key metrics.
Content creation: Support the Communications Manager in designing and producing content in the form of text, audio-visuals (infographics, videos, photos, etc) and other communication tools, including recording at the ISF studio
Targeting: Find ways to scale up our communities and connect with new people. Build visibility.
Social media advertising: Develop ad sets and utilize social media metrics in order to track results, provide recommendations
Social media plan – ISF World Seed Congress 2023: Together with the Communications Manager, draft a social media plan and content calendar for campaigns related to the ISF World Seed Congress 2023
Onsite social media support during the ISF World Seed Congress 2023 in Cape Town, South Africa
Websites: Day-to-day content management using WordPress and coordination with the service provider/developer as needed; upload content on the ISF website and Members Area as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

Excellent writing skills (English); additional languages an asset
Knowledge of the agriculture and food sector an asset
Highly creative, visual approach, social media savvy
Knowledge of social media platforms including targeting and advertising
Knowledge of website content management system (CMS), specifically WordPress
Knowledge of photo/video editing and graphic design tools (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, Lumen5)
Experience with social media listening tools (Sprout Social)
At least 2-3 years experience in a related area of work
University degree in communications, marketing, advertising, visual arts, or related fields

HOW TO APPLY

The position will be open until 3 October 2022. Send a resume, sample of previous work delivered, and a cover letter to Francine Sayoc, Communications Manager, International Seed Federation at careers@worldseed.org.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the position shall remain open until a suitable candidate has been engaged.

The selected candidate will undergo in-person training and handover with the current post holder, which will take place for 2-3 weeks in December 2022 or January 2023.

Contract period: 3 January to 30 June 2023

By | August 22nd, 2022|Careers|0 Comments

Global Health Journalism Workshop – 19 August 2022

A workshop on publishing critical, independent, global health journalism through newsletters. Sharing lessons on media entrepreneurship.

About this event

Objective:

To share lessons on media entrepreneurship and publishing original reporting through newsletters.

Tags:

⮚ Global Health Journalism: An inter-disciplinary approach

⮚ Newsletter Publishing: Entrepreneurial Journalism

Target Group:

Journalism students, journalists, global health experts interested in learning to write critically. Essentially anyone interested in international health policy and global health journalism.

(Workshop size: 5-10 per session)

Content of Workshops:

▪ Introduction: Geneva Health Files

▪ Lessons from self-publishing

▪ Applicability to other potential niche journalism projects

▪ Audience engagement and building a community

▪ Discussing project ideas of participants

▪ Analyzing a newsletter edition or a story

Duration and Format:

Two hours

⮚ Introduction: Geneva Health Files and participants’ self-introduction (10 mins)

⮚ Presentation including interaction with participants (20 mins)

⮚ Q&A (10 mins)

⮚ Discussion of ideas from participants (30 mins)

⮚ A short on-the-spot assignment (20 mins)

⮚ Wrap up and synthesis (30 mins)

Requirements to participate:

⮚ A 100 word statement on what you hope to gain from this workshop

⮚ Willingness to turn your camera on during the session so that we can see each other

⮚ Consent to recording of the sessions (only by the organizer)

⮚ Students should be able to share proof of their status

⮚ A short self-introduction at the beginning of the session

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By | August 17th, 2022|Other events|0 Comments

Communications consultancy – 6 months – UNICEF Geneva

A new communications consultancy is available at UNICEF Geneva – six months – apply now!

 

By | August 16th, 2022|News|0 Comments

Communications Strategist – consultancy (6 months) – UNICEF Geneva

  • Communications Strategist – Business & Community Resilience (vacancy deadline: Friday 19 August 23:55:00 GMT+0200 (Central European Summer Time))
  • 6 month consultancy with UNICEF’s Office of Emergencies Geneva
  • Ideally in-person

Apply here : https://jobs.unicef.org/en-us/job/553228/inperson-consultancy-communications-strategist-business-community-resilience-6-months-office-of-emergency-programmes-emops-geneva-switzerland

By | August 16th, 2022|Careers|0 Comments

New internship position (paid) in Geneva

A new internship position (paid) – Digital Communications at IATA, Geneva is now posted on our careers page.

By | July 25th, 2022|News|0 Comments

Intern Digital Communications (paid) – IATA, Geneva

About the team you are joining
The IATA Corporate Communications Team is mostly based in Geneva but with colleagues worldwide. We support the mission, values and initiatives of IATA on behalf of its 290 global airline members. Our team supports IATA’s Divisions and Regions with communications strategy and advice, media liaison, digital and social media communications, design and branding, and internal communications.

What your day would be like
Your days will be full, and we hope, interesting! You’ll be contributing to the quality of www.iata.org through reviewing content submitted by some 100 departmental editors before publishing, and ensuring the application of best practices such as Search Engine Optimization and web writing style. You’ll contribute to the education of editors and provide web publishing support with advanced presentation functionality offered by our Content Management System (CMS), and create or edit web content as needed.

On the social media side, you’ll generate report analytics of IATA social media channels, and you’ll perform social listening, monitoring of online debate and work with the Corporate Communications team to respond to comments. You’ll also have the opportunity to create social media content to support our communications messages and priorities.

We would love to hear from you if
You are a communications or marketing recent graduate keen to practice digital communications in a demanding and highly professional environment. You’ll be at ease with technology, and a solid grasp of HTML would be an asset.

We’re looking for someone with experience of web communications, or blogging; social media analysis, social listening and social media impact evaluation; creating memorable social media posts tailored to multiple channels; with native or highly proficient English speaking and written skills.

Experience in video production/editing (Adobe Premiere Pro / Adobe After Effects / Final Cut Pro / Apple Motion), and knowledge of any other language would be an asset.

Candidates applying for this job need to be recent graduates, available to start quickly, and work on a full-time basis (40 hours per week), for at least 6 months.

Please have a look at our IATA Internship Program located at https://www.iata.org/en/careers/#tab-4 and find out how you could learn while contributing to our fascinating aviation industry.

Apply here >>

By | July 25th, 2022|Careers|0 Comments

New communications job opening

New communications job opening is now online:

 Media and communications Manager IDMC, Geneva

By | July 13th, 2022|News|0 Comments

Media and Communications Manager, IDMC Geneva

Context

We are looking for an experienced Media and Communications Manager to strategically plan, coordinate, and disseminate all communications outputs to ensure they meet the needs of IDMC’s target audiences and have the greatest reach and impact. The role will oversee external engagement, messaging and brand identity across IDMC’s various channels and platforms by managing traditional and social media, ‘crisis communications’, design and layout of publications and products, and digital content production.

Come join the team!

What you will do

You will lead on media relations for the organisation, including strategic direction in close collaboration with the Director’s Office, with the aim of increasing the quality and quantity of media coverage of IDMC’s data, research, and analysis in target outlets. You will also act as the communications focal point for donors, partners, and other key stakeholders, improving information sharing to increase the uptake of IDMC’s products, and deputize for the Head of External Relations when necessary.

Some of your day-to-day tasks will include:

1. Lead on the strategic planning, coordination and dissemination of communications outputs to maximise impact:
-Help to raise the profile of the issue of internal displacement and of IDMC’s work by identifying and supporting the delivery of:
-Exciting, innovative digital communications – including leading on the drafting of two annual products, the mid-year update and year-end ‘crises to watch’ feature
-A people-centred approach to external communications, including collecting IDP stories, and highlighting solutions to internal displacement
-Strategic partnerships and collaborations across; media, content creation, high-profile speakers, online influencers and organisational ambassadors.
-Increase the uptake of existing and new data, analysis and research products with timely, targeted dissemination to target audience, including by selecting the most impactful method/channel of dissemination
-Take the lead in identifying and reacting to moments of crisis comms, mobilising expert taskforce and producing timely, relevant external pieces
-Support the Director’s Office in the development of key organisational messaging
-Maintain annual calendar of communications deliverables and strategic opportunities for proactive engagement and visibility
-Keep abreast of public events and visibility opportunities of interest to our target audiences and find ways to engage with them
-Lead a cross-departmental group aimed at identifying potential stories, angles, creative content ideas, departmental developments and visibility opportunities for IDMC
-Support the Digital Content Specialist and wider External Relations team in a stakeholder analysis of IDMC’s target audience.

2. Oversee and guide external engagement, messaging and brand identity and support strategic direction of ExRel team:
-Oversee all external facing design, messaging and content production, ensuring it aligns with organisational style and tone
-Oversee the production of publications, and ensure IDMC deliverables are met on time, to a high standard, and meeting the needs of our audiences
-Manage the performance of the Social Media Technical Officer, Graphic and Digital Design Coordinator, and Graphic and Digital Design Assistant in meeting their objectives
-Support the graphic and digital design team in the development and implementation of new IDMC brand guidelines, including the creation of new templates, infographics, and style guides
-Provide strategic direction to the ExRel team, broadly speaking, and increase the impact of external engagement
-Support the development of IDMC network of partners and influencers with whom we can rely to continually help elevate IDMC’s communications.

3. Manage organizational media relations:
-With constant monitoring of the news cycle and awareness of relevant events, proactively identify key moments throughout the year to raise the profile of the issue and the organisation
-Draft press releases, media statements, and op-eds, set up interviews with spokespeople, provide on-the-record comments and background information on key topics
-Respond to inquiries and capitalise on reactive media opportunities
-Build strategic relationships with media in target outlets/regions.
-Hold expert briefings, host field mission embeds and propose collaboration on innovative multimedia features
-Develop and maintain a suite of talking points on key topics, and organise regular media interview training for colleagues
-Support the Director’s Office in securing media opportunities for the Director and / or on field missions
-Monitor coverage, track and report on impact, and manage contact lists.

4. Act as a communications focal point for partners, and support the Director, to increase IDMC’s profile and reach:
-Foster reciprocal relationships with relevant NRC departments and teams, including regional offices
-Build relationships with counterpart communications contacts at donor and partner organisations to encourage greater uptake of IDMCs products
-Act as comms liaison for a specific partner or donor projects, feed into planning, and manage deliverables
-Support the Director in maintaining her Twitter feed.

What you will bring

-At least 7-10 years professional communications experience, with a broad background covering media relations, digital content, editing and project management
-Excellent English writing skills; French, Spanish and/or Arabic a plus
-Highly organised and detail-oriented
-Experience working in the humanitarian/development sector
-Self-motivated and with a positive attitude;
-Flexible, innovative, and effective in working collaboratively as part of a multicultural team.
-Minimum Bachelor’s, preferred Master’s, degree in Communications or related degree
-Particular skills focused on media relations, writing/editing, marketing, communications/strategy development.
-Able to oversee large projects and to coordinate and consolidate work from others.
-Able to research, collate, and summarise information from different sources and present it in an engaging manner.

What makes this position attractive?

A challenging and exciting opportunity with an international team dedicated to advocating for the rights of people forced to flee.
A chance to strategically plan, coordinate, and disseminate all communications outputs to ensure they meet the needs of IDMC’s target audiences and have the greatest reach and impact.
Salary and benefits according to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions in Geneva.

We are also looking for people who share our values:

To be dedicated to what we do;
To be innovative with our solutions;
To act as one unified and inclusive team;
To be accountable to the donors that make our work possible; the beneficiaries that we exist to serve; and to each other… the members of our NRC family.
We will be assessing candidates on an ongoing basis; therefore, early applications are recommended.

More information and application details>>

By | July 13th, 2022|Careers|0 Comments

Online course: digital innovation in humanitarian action

The Geneva Centre for Humanitarian Studies is offering an online course over two weeks on “Digital Innovation in Humanitarian Action” from 17 – 28 October 2022.

Since the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit, enthusiasm over the potential of digital innovations and new technologies to improve humanitarian assistance has dominated the aid sector. While it shows the prevalence of technological determinism and data revolution among aid actors, the relation of humanitarian assistance to innovations is not unprecedented. The growing involvement of tech companies in global philanthropy has only accelerated this “innovation turn”. From crowd-sourced data used to create crisis mapping to the expansion of drones to facilitate relief distribution, humanitarian innovations capture a large diversity of digital and technological creations meant to improve the efficiency of humanitarian assistance during disasters, conflicts and migration. Exploring the entanglements between neoliberal actors, innovation labs, “tech for good”, data management and humanitarian governance allows questioning the opportunities and challenges of such innovations beyond the “tech utopia”.

Further information and registration>>

By | June 15th, 2022|Other events|0 Comments

Grand Bargain Administration and Communications Officer – NRC, Geneva

Context: The Grand Bargain, launched during the WHS in Istanbul in May 2016, is a unique agreement between some of the largest donors and humanitarian organisations who have committed to get more means into the hands of people in need and to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the humanitarian action.

The Grand Bargain Secretariat is now seeking an Administration and Communications Officer to help with the day to day implementation of the Grand Bargain communications strategy and the provision of administrative support for the Secretariat’s work. Do you have working knowledge of humanitarian issues, experience with design and with managing social media accounts?

Come join our team!

What you will do

1. Implement communications products

-Implement the communications strategy, including drafting of the Grand Bargain newsletter, managing the website, developing social media posts, and designing visuals and infographics
-Provide ad hoc support to the FG members as needed (develop presentations, visual documents, talking points)
-Organise events (including drafting and sharing invites, collecting and responding to RSVPs, setting up calls / booking venues etc.).

2. Administrative support

-Assist with the development of proposals/reports
-Carry out procurement as needed (for events).
-Manage the Grand Bargain Secretariat inbox and respond to requests and questions.
-Organise teleconferences and in-person meetings (including by managing the technical aspect and drafting supporting documents eg. participants lists etc.).
-Draft notes, action points and summaries from meetings.
-Administer, collect, and disseminate the self-reports, Annual Independent Report, organise webinars as needed, respond to Signatory requests and questions.
-Provide administrative support to the Grand Bargain caucuses as needed.
If you are curious and would like to learn more about this opportunity, please see here for the full job description.

What you will bring

-We are looking for someone with a minimum of 2 years’ experience and a proven professional record working in communications and/or humanitarian policy issues, in addition to a master’s degree in media and communications, journalism, humanitarian policy, international development, international relations, or related field. The successful candidate will have experience with design, with managing social media accounts and generating social media content, in addition to prior experience with producing communications materials including presentations, reports and web content.

In addition, you will have:

-Experience with administrative work
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
-Substantial working knowledge of humanitarian issues, including the Grand Bargain and global humanitarian policy
-Prior experience working with governments, international non-governmental organisations, the United Nations and/or the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement
-Experience and knowledge of the humanitarian system a plus

What makes this position attractive?

-A challenging and exciting opportunity to work within the Grand Bargain Secretariat, responsible for the Grand Bargain coordination and communication;
-An opportunity to work for a unique structure committed to get more means into the hands of people in need and to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the humanitarian action;
-A fixed term, 12 months national position in Geneva, Switzerland;
Salary and benefits according to NRC/IDMC’s salary scale and terms and conditions;
-Flexible working hours;
-Expected start date: 01 August 2022

We are also looking for people who share our values:

-To be dedicated in what we do;
-To be innovative with our solutions;
-To act as one unified and inclusive team;
-To be accountable to the donors that make our work possible; the beneficiaries that we exist to serve; and to each other… the members of our NRC/IDMC family.

How to apply:

Please submit a cover letter and CV in our online recruitment tool.

For reasons related to the procedure for work permits in Switzerland, only candidates with an EU/EFTA nationality or a valid work permit for Geneva, Switzerland can be considered for this role. Kindly specify your permit in the application if relevant.

By | June 15th, 2022|Careers|0 Comments