The Geneva Communicators Network is pleased to announce our next lunchtime seminar for 2019:
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About the speaker:
This one day conference (in French!) for web professionals will feature 18 presentations, 3 workshops, and an opportunity to network. The conference topics will include SEO, SEA, social media and French-speaking web experts will be available throughout the day to talk to you about new features and strategies to adopt in the face of change. It will be about SEO, SEA, marketing automation, social networks, influence marketing and many other topics.
The event was formerly known as the Salon eCom/Swiss IT Business, SMARC and Retail-Expo show, considered the biggest Swiss event dedicated to digital and IT.
The 2 days will feature events that will focus on the new technological and organisational challenges facing all Swiss industrial and service companies today.
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The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is a Swiss-based foundation launched at the UN in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. Working with both governments and businesses, we aim to transform food systems so that they deliver more nutritious food for all people. In particular, we aim to make healthier food choices more desirable, more available, and more affordable. GAIN’s mission is to advance nutrition outcomes by improving consumption of nutritious and safe food for all people, especially the most vulnerable to malnutrition.
The Communications Department in Geneva has witnessed a large increase in the number of internal and external requests for support, mainly linked to the growing importance of nutrition in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, the need for GAIN to better communicate and disseminate information about programmes and projects, and the desire to influence key policy decisions in the development/nutrition sector.
To respond to this growing demand and to support the Communications team in developing and implementing a variety of global communications activities, we are looking for a seasoned communications professional who will be able to manage projects independently, while being part of a global team.
Reporting to the Head of Communications, the Communications Manager will lead projects related to content production, media outreach, events, digital communications, writing/editing, and monitoring of communications strategies and results.
The ideal candidate will have extensive professional experience, preferably at the international level in the private sector (food industry) or for large non-governmental organisations. You must be confident in developing and implementing complex communication strategies targeting a variety of stakeholders at the global, regional and national levels. You will be required to manage projects in a matrix environment, and to deliver high-quality communication materials within budget and deadlines.
You should demonstrate experience in content production, event planning and management, website and social media publishing, and media relations at international level. You must be capable of transforming complex ideas into concise and accessible messages for a variety of audiences, and able to work with external agencies and consultants.
If you are interested in the position, please apply via the link below:
Closing date: 9 March 2019
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and – as an inclusive employer – we are keen to reflect the diversity of our society at every level within our organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Our employees worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.
Thank you to all the participants of our recent lunchtime seminar on “How to use storytelling to drive change” with Elissa Bertot of Elissa Bertot Communications, held on Friday 8 February 2019.
During the presentation, Elissa identified 6 components of storytelling: the title, the hero, the quest, the struggle, the secret weapon, and the happy ending. She expanded on the 3 most critical ones: the hero, the quest and the happy ending. The Hero being your audience, not your organization so the focus should be on them. The Quest is your audience’s challenge/pain, something they want changed which you must identify in order to sell them a solution. And the happy ending is your audience’s desired outcome, the transformation they want to achieve (with the help of your solution).
Those who missed it or want to share with colleagues can watch the recording of the live stream on Facebook.
Below, are some images from the event (thanks to Geraldo Pestalozzi www.gpestalozzi.com).
Look out for our next event in the Spring.
Glenn, Patricia and Ekaterina
Founded in 1988, the IAS is the world’s largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries working on all fronts of the global AIDS response. More information on IAS can be found at www.iasociety.org.
Details of Employment:
The Web Producer position will be based in Geneva, Switzerland and report to the Director, Communications. The position is open-ended and full-time as start as soon as possible.
Purpose of the Position:
The incumbent will be responsible for developing, updating and maintaining the IAS website and the conferences websites. This requires experience in graphic design as well as technical understanding of how websites work and look.
How to Apply:
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday 10 February 2019.
Thanks to all the enthusiastic communicators who joined our special apéro and participated in the The Annesci String Quartet’s interactive demonstration. It was a fun evening, that left everyone with some insights and inspiration.
Our next event is a lunchtime seminar, 8 February 2019, on Storytelling.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Glenn, Ekaterina, and Patricia