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Internship Opportunities with the Global Fund’s Access to Funding Department

There are three internship opportunities in the Access to Funding Department at the Global Fund Secretariat, Geneva, Switzerland, starting 8 January 2018.

Communications intern: Undertake a broad range of communications projects, for internal and external audiences, supporting the overall access to funding process. Help compile, write and edit content for reports, PowerPoint presentations and the Global Fund website. Provide support to the production of key documentation for senior management reviews of funding applications. Take meeting minutes and synthesize outcomes. Identify lessons learned and issues for follow up. Develop new multi-media materials (visual guides, infographics, etc.) to support applicants.

Data management intern: Maintain quality inputs to department tracking database, liaising with multiple teams in the department to source information. Analyze data and produce/update charts and standard reports and respond to ad hoc data requests. Coordinate production of surveys, collecting responses, aggregating data and generating recommendations. Prepare dashboards for executive body to support decision-making. Support maintenance of database to capture information on allocation and grant amounts and key timing milestones in the funding cycle.

Governance support intern: Provide support to the production of Secretariat documentation to assist senior management and an independent review body as they assess funding applications and grants. Take minutes, prepare PowerPoint presentations, synthesize outcomes. Identify lessons learned, issues for follow up, and analyze policy and operational implications of key decisions. Contribute to regular reporting to the Board by tracking and reporting on key metrics for grant. Ensure extranets for external partners are up to date. Provide troubleshooting assistance as required.

How the intern can benefit from the internship:
• Obtain experience gathering information from various sources and quickly creating professional-quality, publication-ready products.
• Gain knowledge and understanding of the funding process of the Global Fund in a practical, dynamic and fast-paced environment.
• Be given opportunities to learn new skills, and further develop and apply skills and knowledge acquired through existing qualifications and studies.
• Receive CHF 2,000 per month stipend for full-time internship.

Essential qualifications:
• Ability to process information from a variety of sources quickly and synthesize clear and concise communications.
• Proficiency in PowerPoint and Excel.
• Self-motivated, detail oriented and delivers on time.
• Ability to work in an environment with people from a variety of cultural backgrounds.
• Available full time or near full time for a six-month period, with a start date of 8 January 2018.

Desirable additional qualifications:
• Good working knowledge of French or Spanish or Russian.

How to apply:
• Email your CV and a one-page cover letter to A2Finternship@theglobalfund.org with the subject line “Internship application: [type of internship]” before midnight Geneva time on 6 November, 2017. In your letter, explain clearly the skills, experiences and characteristics that make you especially suited to this type of internship opportunity. Clearly indicate which internship you are applying for.

Additional requirements:
• Must be a minimum 20 years old on commencement of the internship.
• Must be currently studying or have completed your studies in the last year.
• Cannot be related to a Global Fund staff member.
• If applying from Switzerland, must be in possession of a valid work permit or valid work visa on the start date of the internship. If applying from outside Switzerland, ability to travel to a Swiss consulate to apply for visa (candidates selected will be provided with a visa support letter).

By | October 23rd, 2017|Careers|0 Comments

Advocacy in the Time of Disruption

Advocacy in the Time of Disruption - 5 Dec 2017 Graduate Institute Geneva

Advocacy in the Time of Disruption: Harnessing the Power of Big and Small Data

5 December 2017, 9:00–17:30
The Graduate Institute Geneva

Big data offers huge opportunities for advocacy professionals. It helps identify the stakeholders that matter and understand their agendas, and can accurately measure the impact of campaigns. Done right, it can define the success. Done wrong, it can call into question the relevance of an organization.


After this session participants will be able to:

  • understand the role of big data in advocacy
  • distinguish between digital campaigning and running campaigns on digital platforms
  • develop advocacy measurement and evaluation frameworks

Guest experts

Dr. Lukasz M. Bochenek, Managing Director, Leidar Switzerland and Co-Director Executive Certificate Advocacy in International Affairs.

Who should attend?

Advocacy and communications professionals from NGOs, IGOs and international companies

For details & to register, please visit the event page on the Graduate Institute Geneva website.

By | October 23rd, 2017|Other events|0 Comments

Seminar: Protecting Journalists, Protecting Freedoms

Seminar: Protecting Journalists, Protecting Freedoms 31 Oct 2017 Webster University Geneva

Seminar: Protecting Journalists, Protecting Freedoms
Ending impunity for crimes committed against journalists

October 31, 2017,  18.30-19.30
followed by a networking apero

Organised by the Media, Communications and Photography Department, Webster University Geneva in collaboration with Reporters without Borders (Geneva) to commemorate the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Committed Against Journalists

The event will be opened by Alain Modoux, whose career reflects his long-standing commitment to the safety of journalists and the freedom of the press. Modoux has worked in favour of journalists’ safety for both the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), where he created the ‘ICRC Hot Line to assist journalists on dangerous professional missions’ and for UNESCO, where he was Assistant Director-General in charge of the ‘Programme for Freedom of Expression, Democracy and Peace.’

Keynote speaker:

Gaetan Vannay, COO of Securaxis, RSF-CH member of the board,  reporter- has been working for Swiss and International media (Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, Radio Canada, Radio France, Al Jazeera, Le Temps etc.

War journalists have always confronted extreme risks in order to report from conflict zones. However, they increasingly find that they are also the direct targets of violence, kidnapping and murder. According to Reporters without Borders, this year 40 journalists, 4 citizen journalists and 8 media assistants have been killed so far; the true figures are likely higher as these only include cases in which it has been proven that journalists were killed or kidnapped because of their work.

Although legally protected when they enter conflict-zones under International Humanitarian Law, in these complex and dangerous settings, it is impossible to bring those responsible for these crimes to justice.

The impunity surrounding crimes against journalists, as well as being a fundamental issue of human rights, has profound implications for the freedom of expression and the freedom of the press. This is why, following the tragic assassination of two French journalists in Mali on 2 November 2013, the international community united to raise awareness of the need for journalists to be protected by creating the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Committed Against Journalists.

This is a free event. Registration is required.

For full details & to register, please visit the event page on Webster University website.

By | October 22nd, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Why Your Organization Needs a Community

GCN lunch seminar with Kelly Hungerford 9 November 2017

Small budget and few resources available — does this sound familiar? It’s a challenge almost all marketers, organizations and business owners have in common.

What if you could extend your team to scale your resources and reach your goals without increasing your budget?

This is where understanding your audience and building digital communities come in.

Join us as we discuss ways to grow and manage your digital community to further company or organizational goals. You’ll walk away with tips on how to:

  • Identify areas where communities can support your business or organization
  • Use social media to identify, grow and bolster your success
  • Measure impact on your bottom line


The Geneva Communicators Network is pleased to invite you to our next lunchtime seminar:

Date: Thursday, 9 November 2017
Time: 12h30 to 14h00
Location: The Swiss Press Club, Route de Ferney 106, La Pastorale, 1202 Geneva.
Fee: CHF 30.- per person includes drinks and snacks

Please register online>>


About Kelly Hungerford

Kelly is a native Californian and Marketing Operations Consultant living in Lausanne, Switzerland. She helps global brands in Europe with the planning and implementation of pan-European marketing platforms, programs and digital transformation.

For the past 20 years Kelly has held roles spanning large account sales, customer development, and technology for fortune 500 companies and startups in retail, and low-tech and high-tech industries.

In her former role as Head of Content, Communications and Community Development at Paper.li, Kelly was tasked with building customer-centric organization from the ground up. She built multiple communities simultaneously to support Customer Service, Marketing, and Product Development with the goal of increasing brand awareness, reducing churn, driving growth and innovating product. But most importantly, created a place called home for more than 500,000 end-users and 6 million monthly visitors.

After leaving Paper.li, Kelly started CommunityWorks, a strategic social media and audience development agency, to help marketers, business owners and entrepreneurs integrate digital community building into their business strategies.

Kelly is also the founder of #DropinDigital, a Saturday morning free social business consulting service for solopreneurs, and vice-president of Women in Digital Switzerland, a networking and knowledge sharing platform of more than 1500 women in six cities across Switzerland.

By | October 15th, 2017|GCN lunch events|1 Comment

Stand out from the competition: Brand positioning hands-on workshop (21 Oct, Lausanne)

Ekaterina Filippova (eKat Communication) - digital communication speaker & trainer

1/2 Day Workshop for Entrepreneurs & Small Business Owners
10:00 – Saturday, 21 October 2017 (Lausanne)


This workshop will be particularly useful for early-stage entrepreneurs (micro businesses, one man shows, people just getting started) in the service industries but even established entrepreneurs will get value from gaining more clarity on what is working or not in their existing positioning, so that they can do better than their competitors.


  • Do you sometimes feel like there is so much competition out there it’s like a ‘battlefield’?
  • Do you have trouble explaining to potential clients why they should pick you?
  • Have people ever told you they don’t quite understand what it is that you do?

Don’t feel bad – you are not alone! Many entrepreneurs, especially those just starting out, cannot clearly explain the value of what they do and instead compete on price, not getting paid enough for their services as a result. Are you one of them?


A client choosing you over someone else to do business with, that’s what we all want. It’s a great feeling, isn’t it? And the road to getting to shake hands sealing the deal with more clients lies in having a clear brand positioning.

Brand positioning helps you get clarity on who you are, who your target market is and how you can help solve their problems better than your competitors.

  • Would you like to have a brand that allows you to stand out from the competition?
  • A brand that does half of your selling for you even before you start talking to a perspective client?
  • A brand that helps you command the money you deserve for your services and not compete on price?


  • Who you are as a business (your values, your “why”, your expertise)
  • Who your audience is & what they need
  • What your offer is
  • How to position yourself against competition


  • Confidence and clear understanding of how to present yourself as a professional that you are
  • Completed brand positioning document for your specific business to refer to for your future activities
  • A plan of what else you need to do (next steps) to help you further position yourself as an expert

Saturday, 21 October 2017, 10:00-14:00

LOCATION: Lausanne

MORE INFO & TO REGISTER: Please visit the event page and sign up.


Ekaterina Filippova, Geneva Communicators Network organising committee memberEkaterina Filippovaboard member of the Geneva Communicators Network and owner and founder of eKat Communication works with entrepreneurs in the Lake Geneva region who don’t know how to position themselves to get clients or where to start with their online communication. She helps them build an image online that reflects them as the experts that they really are, which gets them clients, money and confidence to run their business effectively (not to mention they get to focus on the thing they love to do!).

Ekaterina has over 10 years of communication experience and holds an MA in media and communication. She works in English, French and Russian and is a frequent speaker and trainer on social media and communication.

Visit workshop description page on eKat Communication website

By | October 11th, 2017|Other events|0 Comments

Seminar – Get picked over the competition: position yourself as an expert

Seminar in Lausanne on 4 October 2017 - Get picked over the competition: position yourself as an expert - eKat Communication

This seminar is the first of the series of events aimed at helping entrepreneurs in Lake Geneva region better promote their businesses online.


As an entrepreneur in Switzerland, you often face both national and global competition. You compete against similar solutions of comparable quality, likely at a lower price.

Why should someone buy from you and not a competitor? How can you stand out in your particular industry and command Swiss prices?

In our hyper-connected world, the answer is to position yourself online as an expert in your field. Being an expert is like having a “Swiss quality” stamp on your business. It convinces potential clients that you deliver the results they need and your solutions are worth investing their money in.

In this seminar, you will learn how to brand yourself as an expert and will walk away with actionable tips to create an online image that sets you apart.

Join us to improve your online visibility, credibility and ultimately, become the go-to choice for the type of services that you offer!


  • Understand what makes someone be perceived as an expert
  • Learn what you can do to brand yourself as an expert in your field
  • Get actionable tips on setting yourself apart from your competitors


This seminar will be particularly useful for early-stage entrepreneurs (micro businesses, one man shows, people just getting started) in the service industries but even established entrepreneurs will get value from practical tips on improving their online positioning to do better than their competitors.


  • 18:30 – 19:00 Registration & welcome
  • 19:00 – 20:00 Presentation
  • 20:00 – 21:30 Questions & Networking

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Do It Better Coworking
Rue du Valentin 1
1004 Lausanne


SEMINAR COST: FREE! *Please note that registration is REQUIRED to be able to attend the event.

HOW TO REGISTER: Please visit the event page and sign up.


Ekaterina Filippova, Geneva Communicators Network organising committee memberEkaterina Filippovaboard member of the Geneva Communicators Network and owner and founder of eKat Communication works with entrepreneurs in the Lake Geneva region who don’t know how to position themselves to get clients or where to start with their online communication. She helps them build an image online that reflects them as the experts that they really are, which gets them clients, money and confidence to run their business effectively (not to mention they get to focus on the thing they love to do!).

Ekaterina has over 10 years of communication experience and holds an MA in media and communication. She works in English, French and Russian and is a frequent speaker and trainer on social media and communication.

MORE INFO: Visit seminar description page on eKat Communication website


By | September 25th, 2017|Other events|0 Comments

Community Manager – Jaeger-LeCoultre Geneva

Key actor in the High End Watch Making, Jaeger-LeCoultre is noted for its savoir faire which led to the creation of legendary icons: Reverso, Duomètre, Master Control, Gyrotourbillon, Pendule Atmos.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Planning social content and maintaining the global content calendar ensuring social media content is regular, relevant and engaging
  • Writing technical engaging copy (in English) for each post
  • Globalization of the content with Markets (Localization)
  • Managing conversation with Fans and Followers to build relationships with the community and encourage engagement. SUPPORT & ADMINISTRATION
  • Support the implementation of the Social Media Strategy
  • Coordination with local markets
  • Monitor content and quality check of all social media local versions (content governance)
  • Support on Social Media Capabilities
  • Markets trainings (on processes and capabilities) REPORTING & ANALTYICS (with the support of the social analyst)
  • Measure, analyze and report on quantitative and qualitative metrics
  • Global Content Performance
  • Monitor and identify social media relevant trends


  • English writing skills
  • Perfect Knowledge of all social media platforms: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Snapshat…
  • Knowledge of a social platform management (Sprinklr)
  • Strong Communication and organization skills
  • Knowledge in watchmaking Education/Profile
  • Degree in High business school
  • Successful experience of minimum 2 years at a similar position or in a communication/digital agency
  • Dynamic, Passionate, Curious
  • Good Interpersonal skills and team spirit
  • Fluent in English

For further information and to apply>>


By | September 25th, 2017|Careers|0 Comments

Digital Communications Manager – PMI Lausanne

The Digital Communications Manager role is open in PMI’s headquarters in Lausanne. This role is ideal for a seasoned communications and digital-savvy professional with experience managing owned and social media channels and with the creativity and drive to innovate.

Responsibilities include:

  • Acting as the product owners for the corporate website
  • Managing the corporate website, including the overall governance & processes, content, technical, design, and reporting & analytics workstreams
  • Developing and implementing a comprehensive editorial calendar for the corporate website aligned with the global corporate communications strategy
  • Identifying opportunities for multi-channel publication on owned, social, and earned media • Establishing and analyzing qualitative and quantitative key performance indicators
  • Ensuring the corporate website meets visitors’ expectations by analyzing insights from listening and monitoring and keyword research and A/B testing
  • Liaising with internal stakeholders representing the various functions, markets, and subject matter experts, including senior management
  • In cooperation with the Information Systems team and remote partners, ensures the appropriate level of security and compliance for the corporate website
  • Managing a team of in-house and external specialists to deliver on the various workstreams • Briefing and managing agencies for the development of design, technical, and content-related projects

Skills and experience required:

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in communications or relevant study, Master’s Degree is an asset
  • Experience with rich media production, user interface and design, digital production, and publishing
  • Knowledge of SEO best practices & ability to turn insights into actionable strategies to increase findability, reach, and impact
  • Experience with, and knowledge of, social media platforms, digital asset management tools, analytics tools, and content management systems
  • Experience in a leading communications role preferably for a publicly listed company with a proven track record with digital and social media
  • Native-level English speaker or fluency in English with superior written and oral skills, other languages an asset
  • Program Management, ability to manage and lead strategic communications programs

For more information, see www.pmi.com and www.pmiscience.com.

By | September 25th, 2017|Careers|0 Comments

How to run your business around your family

With a large number of our members working independently and many more balancing their work around a family, we thought you’d enjoy the tips shared in this article would resonate with many of you.

In this article, 8 Female Business Owners Share How they Work Around Their Family …and stay sane!

The result is an inspiring read that is packed full of great tips and ideas.



By | September 22nd, 2017|Other events|0 Comments

Practical workshops – Geneva – film-making skills and techniques – October 2017

True Heroes Films is running two 2-day practical workshops in October to teach film-making skills and techniques.

The training is designed for human rights and humanitarian staff and freelancers wishing
to film their own interviews and footage and produce the elements needed for short, simple films.

Module 1 (16-17 October) will get participants off the ground filming and directing their own interviews
Module 2 (18-19 October) participants will learn how to film well framed, editable shots and sequences and create a narrative.

Expect lots of practical exercises! Cameras provided (or bring your own)

Possibility of taking either or both modules.
Cost 2 days 400 chf
4 days 650 chf
Place: CAGI, Geneva

More information or to register: 
or contact jo@trueheroesfilms.org

By | September 20th, 2017|Other events|0 Comments