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Communications Officer — ICMC — Geneva

The International Catholic Migration Commission is hiring a Communications Officer. This is an entry-level, full-time position based in Geneva (please refer to the vacancy notice (pdf) for more details). ICMC protects and serves uprooted people, including migrants, refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced people and victims of human trafficking — regardless of faith, race, ethnicity or nationality.

Deadline for applications: 4 February 2018. Applications will be considered as they arrive.

Further information  (pdf)>>

By | January 15th, 2018|Careers|0 Comments

Networking apero – Tuesday 30 January 2018

Dear Communicators,

Happy New Year from the GCN team. We are pleased to invite you to our first GCN networking apero of the year on 30 January 2018 at the Restaurant “La Vie des Champs” near the ICRC and ILO in Geneva, a new lively and dynamic venue. Join us for some drinks and finger food to ring in the New Year and network with fellow communicators.

Date/time: 18:00-20:00, Tuesday 30 January 2018

Venue:  Restaurant La Vie des Champs
Ch. de la Vie des Champs 15
Geneva 1202
Directions: the restaurant is located on a small road behind the ICRC, street parking is available in front of the ICRC and UN on Avenue de la Paix. Bus stop BIT for bus 8 is 5 minutes from the venue.

Cost:
 30 CHF – includes drinks and snacks

 Places are limited, so please register for the event>> 
We look forward to seeing you!

Patricia, Glenn, Melitta and Ekaterina
Geneva Communicators Network

Vie des champs restaurant
By | January 11th, 2018|GCN aperos|0 Comments

Have you Made Your Resolutions Yet?

2018-New-Year-Resolutions

The start of a new year is a great time to reflect on where you are now versus where you want to be by the end of the year, and to start making plans to achieve everything you want.

What are you going to achieve this year?

Stuck for Ideas?

If you are not sure where to start with your new year resolutions, then check out these 12 ideas for resolutions that will help make you more productive or these 16 resolutions to achieve better health.

If you are looking for a new career, to build your network or improve your communication skills, then you are in the right place!

Why not resolve to attend more of our lunchtime presentations and other events? As well as learning some new skills and being inspired, you’ll get to network with other communicators in the region. You’ll find details of the latest events on this site and, if you are a registered member (membership is free!), you’ll be notified by email too.

Tips for Making Resolutions You Can Stick To

  • Be sure to make resolutions that matter to you so you are motivated to achieve them
  • Make them Specific, Measurable, Accountable Realistic and Time-based
  • Involve other people – we only do two things in life: what we enjoy and what we’re being watched on, by involving other people you make yourself more accountable.
  • Making your resolutions public is another way to encourage accountability
  • Link them to your longer-term plans
  • Make them fun!

 

Happy New Year everyone – we look forward to seeing you soon!

 

 

 

By | January 3rd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Senior Strategic Communications Specialist – World YWCA – Geneva

The World YWCA has an ambitious goal: to reach 100 million young women and girls and transform power structures to end gender inequality by 2035. As Strategic Communications Specialist, you will articulate the brand and voice of the global movement. Your ability to create compelling communications will engage donors, partners and members, and help the global YWCA movement grow.
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Closing date: 1 February 2018
Starting date: Negotiable
Type of contract: Permanent
Reference: YWCA-SCS
Website Link client: http://www.worldywca.org/

About The World YWCA
Established in 1855, the World YWCA is the world’s oldest women’s movement. With member associations in 109 countries, it works to fulfil human rights and make gender equality a reality. The World YWCA is a learning organization in which there is recognized mentorship across generations. Sixty percent of the members of the World Board are aged 30 and under.

The World YWCA mobilizes and connects millions of young women around transformational change, and provides leadership opportunities. It also actively works to influence policies, regulations and social and community norms which prevent the realisation of rights and leadership potential of women. It does this by creating opportunities for young women advocates at global and regional policy-setting platforms such as the African Union, the Commission on the Status of Women and the Human Rights Council.
Through its member associations around the world, the World YWCA strives to provide safe, inclusive, non-judgmental and confidential spaces for women and girls to discuss issues such as Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, HIV, and violence.
The World YWCA has three strategic priorities:
1.Strengthening young women’s and girls’ transformative leadership
2.Realising human rights, in particular sexual and reproductive health and rights
3.Growing a social movement for transformational change

About the Role
The Senior Strategic Communications Specialist will play a vital role in articulating the voice of the World YWCA. She will work to strengthen the brand and translate the global strategy so that it is compelling and easy to understand for donors, members, and the global women’s rights community. She will work closely with the Lead for Partnerships and Resource Mobilization and be expected to work transversally across the office to develop communications. She will also work with the Young Women’s Engagement Team, creating compelling content that engages women in the global movement.

Duties and Responsibilities
This position will report to the Deputy General Secretary and will be responsible for the following:
• Develops and drives an integrated global communications strategy, working with the leadership team of the organization.
• Develops strategies and materials for donor and partner communications, including campaigns and donor and resource mobilisation support materials including digital materials and messages to donors and potential funders.
• Develops the overarching story for the World YWCA and creates compelling content across all communications channels.
• Oversees the development and content of the website.
• Leads brand-strengthening and develops and manages the branding and communication guidelines for the World YWCA.
• Manages and develops content for internal communications for movement building (e.g. quarterly communication to the member associations, the board, and communication to the movement).
• Revitalises, rebrands and manages digital newsletters for the movement and subscribers.
• Works with the Young Women’s Engagement Team on communications for key advocacy events, including the “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence”, and the “International Day of the Girl Child”, among others.
• Develops talking points, scripts and other communications material, such as presentations, and blogs/op-eds for the General Secretary.
• Establishes and strengthens media relationships and creates powerful and impactful stories and content for media.
• Collaborates with external vendors such as graphic designers, photographers, and translators as needed.
• Develops and implements a plan to measure and evaluate the effectiveness of our overall communications, including social media statistics.

Skills and Experience
• Minimum of 5 years of experience in communications.
• Strong writing and communication skills, with the ability to create powerful content for all channels.
• Strong strategic and conceptual thinker.
• Skilled coordinator and project manager.
• Follows trends in social media and online campaigning.
• Able to quickly build relationships and collaborate with diverse partners internally and externally.
• Understands political and organizational dynamics.
• Previous experience working in a multicultural context.
• Experience with social media platforms, SEO and content management systems.
• English native speaker (or equivalent) with other languages, especially French and Spanish, desirable.
• Photography skills and experience using Adobe graphic and video suite a definite plus.
• Young women under 30 and candidates from the global South are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply
Applications must be addressed to Mission Talent via email to applications@missiontalent.com stating YWCA-SSC/+your surname in the subject line.
To apply for this role, attach your CV (in English) and a motivation letter (two pages maximum) that summarises: 1) how your profile aligns with the key requirements of this role, and; 2) your vision for a World YWCA communication strategy. Kindly send these to us as .docx files only. After submitting your application, you will receive an automatic confirmation. If you do not receive this (check your spam folder as well), please contact Mission Talent via applications@missiontalent.com.

By | December 20th, 2017|Careers|0 Comments

Take our survey!

In order to provide more value for your professional development, we are currently reviewing the events and activities offered by the Geneva Communicators Network.

Please help us to serve you better by completing a short survey and provide us feedback on what we are doing well and where we can improve in 2018. The survey takes some 5-10 minutes to complete. All responses are anonymous so please give us some honest feedback!

We look forward to your feedback and see you all in the new year!

By | December 7th, 2017|News|0 Comments

New consulting and job opportunties

Several new consultancy and job opportunities are now on our Careers page>>

By | November 23rd, 2017|News|0 Comments

Senior Communications Officer – International AIDS Society (IAS) Geneva

Founded in 1988, the International AIDS Society (IAS) is the world’s largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries.

IAS members work on all fronts of the global response to AIDS, and include researchers, clinicians, policy and programme planners and public health and community practitioners on the frontlines of the epidemic.

Details of Employment: 

The Senior Communications Officer position will be based in Geneva, Switzerland and report to the Senior Manager, Communications. The position is full-time and open-ended to start as soon as possible.

Purpose of the Position: 

The incumbent will play a senior role in the communications team, leading the strategy, writing and content production for the organization. We are looking for a savvy, seasoned, strategic communicator with a strong understanding of the scientific and political field of the HIV/AIDS and/or global health space.

Main Responsibilities: 

  • Lead development of IAS content, including op-eds, blogs, speeches, press releases and publications
  • Generate compelling content that can be used across all channels and platforms to highlight IAS’ membership work and perspectives
  • Provide leadership guidance, policy analysis, briefs, and strategic guidance to advance the IAS programme and advocacy portfolio
  • Guide and execute communications strategies that support and advance the work of IAS
  • Stay up to date on relevant political and research shifts in the field to navigate and position the IAS appropriately
  • Manage editorial planning and prioritization across all IAS departments, including all IAS programmes and conferences
  • Translate highly scientific materials to be easily understood across audiences, including development of key messaging
  • Write, edit and manage internal approvals of communications content, including press releases, statements, emails, blog posts and publications
  • Manage media monitoring and reporting to identify opportunities, track communications impact, and support overall brand management of IAS
  • Manage relationships and agreements with external partners and suppliers while maintaining timelines
  • Develop and manage external relationships and partnerships for strategic communications and marketing activities
  • Oversee all media logistics for IAS conferences, including media registrations, press conferences, media briefings, speaker outreach and on-site management
  • Support media relations, contacts management, outreach lists and media materials
  • Support social media content development in collaboration with the IAS Digital Producer.

Academic Qualifications: 

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in communications, journalism, public policy, public health or related field or a first-level university degree in combination with communications experience.

Work Experience: 

  • Advanced experience working on communications, policy and/or advocacy in HIV/AIDS research or global health more broadly
  • Background working on scientific research issues
  • Experience leading communications efforts for high-level events
  • Demonstrated experience working in an international context.

Skills/Competencies: 

  • Must have a firm understanding of the HIV/AIDS and/or the global health landscape
  • Technical and scientific knowledge of HIV/AIDS is a strong plus
  • Comfortable presenting to leadership and public audiences about the communications work of the IAS
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills; a demonstrated ability to create persuasive and clear communications in all forms, for a variety of audiences
  • Strong organizational skills, coordination skills and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with meticulous attention to detail and tight deadlines
  • Knowledge of relevant international and domestic broadcast media, a keen sense of what makes and shapes the news, and the ability to make well-informed decisions in targeting appropriate media outlets and reporters
  • Stress tolerance and resilience, ability to work under pressure with multiple and shifting priorities
  • High-energy self-starter who can operate with minimal supervision but also knows when to ask for counsel
  • Ability to work well as a team member, as well as work independently.

Languages: 

  • Native English or full professional proficiency is a requirement
  • Knowledge of other languages is an asset.

How to apply: 

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, to recruitment@iasociety.org. The applications will be selected on a rolling basis. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

IAS employees are evidence-based, human rights-focused, inclusive and accountable partners in the HIV response. Candidates should display genuine commitment to IAS values (learn more here).

The IAS is committed to recruiting and sustaining a skilled, effective, diverse and gender-balanced secretariat, and to the greater involvement of people living with HIV (GIPA) in all aspects of its work.

People living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.

By | November 22nd, 2017|Careers|0 Comments

Communications Internship – The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) Geneva

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is recruiting for a full-time 6-month internship, starting in January 2018, under the guidance of the Head of our Communications Department.

The Communications Intern will provide support to the Communications Department across their various project streams ranging from publications, media relations, events and research.

Responsibilities will include: 

– Provide support for the development of communications material for the Global Report on Internal Displacement

– Provide support to evaluate media coverage and develop media contacts

– Provide support on the development of materials for IDMC’s 20th anniversary

– Do research and drafting of content for IDMC materials and website as required

– Provide logistics support for launch events

– Provide support for our social media platforms – developing draft entries etc.

– Coordinate IDMC global calendar up to date by liaising with departments

– Disseminate IDMC research and reports as required

– Do research to add new information to IDMC‘s comms partner database

– Provide administrative support and process invoices to the head of department

– Take notes as required at meetings as agreed with the head of department

See the full advert at http://internal-displacement.org/about-us/vacancies/

Closing date; November 30, 2017

By | November 22nd, 2017|Careers|0 Comments

Latest event photos

GCN lunch seminar, 9 Nov 2017 -

Some select photos from our November lunchtime seminar!

By | November 21st, 2017|News|0 Comments

Call for proposals: Digital Platform for Sphere Handbook

phere is seeking a company to design and develop a digital platform being the Single Source of Reference (SSOR) for all output channels of the Sphere Handbook (print, web and mobile) and a new interactive web-version of the Sphere Handbook (Interactive Handbook).

Further information>>

By | November 21st, 2017|Careers|0 Comments