Alive & Thrive, a NGO specialised in maternal, infant and young child nutrition has published two RFPs seeking consultant(s) in the communication and advocacy field (in French):
Communications Officer Vacancy
The Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (Gl-ESCR) is a non- governmental organization that believes transformative change to end endemic problems of social and economic injustice is possible through a human rights lens. Our vision is of a world where the human rights framework reflects the real- world experiences of all of us, effectively furthering social and economic justice and human dignity, and catalysing change from the local to the global, back to the local.
Our Mission is:
• Strengthen the international human rights framework through creative standard-setting, so that the framework reflects the experiences, needs and aspirations of marginalised individuals, groups and communities, with a focus on creating beneficial jurisprudence aimed at transformative change.
• Mobilise and partner with advocates, social movements and grassroots communities at national and local levels to more effectively claim and enforce economic, social and cultural (ESC) rights, including by engaging regional and international mechanisms for local impact.
• Contribute to the effective promotion and realisation of ESC rights so that everyone can fully enjoy their ESC rights in practice, without discrimination and on the basis of equality.
• Provide innovative tools and resources to ESC rights advocates and civil society actors, policy makers, development actors and others on the practical implementation and realization of ESC rights.
• Identify, respond to and provide thought leadership on emerging trends and threats to ESC rights.
• Monitor and strengthen the international human rights mechanisms to ensure that they are accessible to ESC rights advocates and rights holders and effective mechanisms for ESC rights monitoring and accountability and facilitate and support civil society engagement with those bodies.
For further information about GI-ESCR work, mission, and values you may visit our website at www.gi-escr.org/
Effective communications are essential for strong advocacy and for meaningful engagement with partners, key stakeholders, communities and right-holders, as well as with regional and international organizations and forums. They are also essential for narrative-setting, policymaking, and to ensure accountability. In that line, GI-ESCR has increased its communications capacity over the past few years significantly improving its communication strategy and policies. We would like to enhance that capacity by recruiting a full time Communications Officer who can continue strengthening our communications, manage our website, campaigns and presence on social media to maintain and develop GI-ESCR’s position as a leading advocacy organisation in the field of economic, social and cultural rights.
General Position Information
Job Title: Communications Officer.
Location: Flexible to work remotely, with a preference for Mexico City, Dakar, Nairobi, Geneva, or Brussels.
Commitment: full time, 40 hours a week.
Salary Range: 2,000 USD to 3,000 USD gross per month, negotiable, depending on level of experience and location.
Benefits: Health issuance contribution; 25 days of annual leave and to 10 days of public holidays.
Deadline for applications: 18 May 2020, 23.59 hrs. (Mexico City: UTC/GMT -6 hrs.)
Start Date: As soon as possible.
Duration: One-year contract with possibility of extension, depending on funding.
Probation period: 3 months.
GI-ESCR is seeking to recruit a committed and creative Communications Officer who, under the broad guidance of the Executive Director, will assume primary responsibility for planning, developing, and implementing a comprehensive communications strategy to promote GI-ESCR’s mission and goals. The Communications Officer will also be responsible for managing GI-ESCR’s social media, measuring the impact of our communications strategies and campaigns, and editing and proof-reading GI-ESCR’s written materials. S/he will additionally be in charge of internal communication and reporting to donors.
Required Skills and Qualifications
• Advanced university degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or related fields (or an undergraduate degree plus at least 5 years of demonstrated professional experience in the field of journalism, communications, foreign relations, public affairs, public relations or corporate communications).
• Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is an asset, and Spanish is desirable.
• Exceptional writing and editing skills.
• Detail oriented. Attention to detail is central to the position.
• Able to work under pressure. Being able to read and edit quickly without sacrificing quality.
• Ability to multitask and work independently, as well as part of a team.
• Advanced proficiency in computer programs including MS Office applications is required.
• Ability to create simple videos and infographics is an asset. Proficiency using programs such as Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Mailchimp, Canva, Premiere Pro and Audition are desirable.
• Experience working remotely and with staff from diverse backgrounds and located in various time zones.
• Professional knowledge of the use of social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram & Youtube) as part of an effective campaigning and communication strategy is required.
• Adept at leading communications, campaigns and advocacy strategy development from conceptualisation to completion, balancing long-term strategic thinking with short-term tactical actions and analysis.
• Ability to create and operationalise innovative approaches to communications and advocacy strategies in support of GI-ESCR’s mission and goals.
• Strong political analysis and understanding of the international human rights framework and advocacy and campaigning activities.
• Capacity to turn complex and technical language into appropriate messaging for a range of audiences and have experience delivering communications using a variety of channels aiming at ‘hard to reach’ target groups.
• Understanding of communications and advocacy reporting, measurement and analysis.
Related Skills and Knowledge
• Creativity, initiative, follow-through, attention to detail, ability to work independently and as part of a larger team.
• Demonstrated commitment to human rights and/or international issues is highly desirable.
• Prior office experience and strong organizational skills are required.
• The ability to work well under pressure and to manage multiple priorities while working effectively toward deadlines is required.
• Strong interpersonal skills in order to work collaboratively within GI-ESCR as well as with external partners are required.
• Ability to make assertive and sound decisions consistent with functions is required.
• Additional working knowledge of Spanish and/or French would be an asset.
• Experience working in human rights organizations and in fields related to social justice.
• Expertise in advocacy, campaigning or journalism that supports and elevates voices of social movements and vulnerable groups and communities.
• Development of visual materials, comparative data analysis with graphs and design skills, or strong creativity and interest to learn and develop these abilities.
• Experience working in a matrix type organization.
• Five to seven years of progressively responsible and relevant professional work experience in communications, print media, broadcast, and/or new media. International and national work experience.
• Previous experience in communications for human rights organisations, international organisations or in social justice fields is an asset.
• High-level professional experience in proof-reading and editing work in English.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES + RESPONSIBILITIES
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Provide strategic leadership and vision of communications approaches that advance GI-ESCR’s mission and objectives.
• Develop, maintain and update GI-ESCR’s communications strategy and associated work plan with short- and long-term targets and objectives. Monitor its implementation with concrete and realistic indicators that align with GI-ESCR’s mission and values.
• Work with GI-ESCR staff to determine communications needs and establish a culture in which communications work is fully integrated into all GI-ESCR programs and activities.
• Promote and disseminate, targeting strategic audiences, GI-ESCR’s reports and products, editing and proof-reading internal and external materials.
• Manage GI-ESCR’s public identity to ensure mission, brand, and message continuity, coherence, integrity, and effectiveness.
• Ensure communications activities and materials are aligned with GI-ESCR’s visual identity, as well as with its mission, vision, core values, and strategies.
• Occasionally commission and manage external providers to undertake design, audio-visual or other work necessary to improve communications.
Social Media and Publications
• Manage the development of GI-ESCR’s presence on social media and GI-ESCR’s social media accounts.
• Produce strategic social media content, in liaison with the respective program officers.
• Update webpages and social media sites.
• Coordinate the logistics and organisation of media and campaigning events such as press briefings.
• Support the design, development and implementation of campaigns, including social media strategies.
• Proof-read, format, and distribute materials; assist with editing content in English (news releases, op-eds, briefs, web and social media content), and if possible, in French and/or Spanish.
• Assist with the preparation of external publications and reports.
Networking and partnerships
• Maintain, update and further develop GI-ESC’s partners’ contact lists, databases and mailing lists.
• Help establish, document, review, and refine working processes for collaborative work with partners, including meetings, joint projects, information sharing, etc.
• Ensure and further enhance the quality, consistency and appropriateness of communication materials, activities, processes, strategies and messages shared with partners.
Editing and Proof-reading
• Proof-read written documents and publications.
• Collaborate with team members, attend team meetings, provide constructive editorial and design input, and communicate with team members to deliver consistent, accurate, and high-quality work product.
• Collaborate with team members, to internally collect the impact of GI-ESCR’s work and develop materials for their internal and external dissemination.
Donor Reports and materials
• Support preparation of background materials, grant applications, briefs and information kits for donors and funding entities.
• Assist with drafting of narrative reports to donors, in liaison with the relevant program officers.
Events and Campaigns
• Assist in organising and generating public support for special projects, events, and campaigns.
• Support the organisation of workshops, seminars, campaigns, events and project review meetings, including agendas and meeting minutes, and logistical support.
• Perform any other related duties and tasks as assigned.
How to Apply
Please apply by 18 May 2020, 23.59 hrs. (Mexico City: UTC/GMT -6 hrs.) by filling-in the form and uploading your CV and cover letter at: https://bit.ly/GIcommsrecruit. We will not accept any other way to apply.
Please contact us at email@example.com should you require further information on this employment opportunity. For inquiries about the conditions of the vacancy, please write in the title of your message: “Inquiry: Communications Officer”.
The selection process will have the following phases:
1. Submission and review of applications.
2. Shortlisting of candidates. Short listed applicants will be contacted for an interview online.
3. Interviews and a brief practical exam on communications tools and strategies will be conducted for all shortlisted applicants.
4. Notification of the successful applicant.
We kindly request not to call or send inquiries by email to request information about the progress of your application. Only complete applications and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
GI-ESCR is committed with the principle of equal of opportunity in employment, therefore, applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Starts 1st July 2020
A vacancy has arisen to be a part of this volunteer-led organisation, to work within a supportive and talented team of passionate individuals.
You need to be able to demonstrate excellent marketing/communications and interpersonal skills with the ability to manage, motivate and retain volunteers.
Time Commitment: 8-12 hours per week, a flexible attitude is essential
For more details, please consult the job announcement>>
Please send your CV with a covering letter to Nicola Bowers at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 1 May 2020
Join Francesco Arese Visconti of Webster University on Thursday 16 April at 18h00 for an online discussion on how the Corona virus is represented in images: https://websteru.webex.com/join/faresevisconti71
The website: worldcancerday.org
In 2020, the website received an unprecedented number of visitors to the website. In the campaign period, worldcancerday.org welcomed over 600,000 unique visitors (a 70%+ increase to the year before), with close to 100,000 campaign materials downloaded and nearly 9,000 direct shares of the website content.
Deadline for submission: COB Friday, 24 April 2020
Risk Communication and Community Engagement Accountability (CEA) Delegate – COVID19 – International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, IFRC Geneva
Joining the COVID-19 response, the Risk Communication and CEA delegate will support the IFRC Regional and National Society operations teams to enhance the impact, reach and efficiency of emergency response operations through the integration and coordination of risk communication & CEA activities and approaches in strong collaboration with the health team, IM, and under the guidance of CEA regional coordinator. This includes participatory approaches, feedback systems, risk communication and evidence-based advocacy.
The focus of the delegate will be to ensure the inclusion of community participation and feedback in all phases of the operation through mainstreaming different risk communication techniques and activities across sectors.
The Risk Communication Delegate will have a specific focus on setting up community feedback systems, ensuring community feedback and complaints are collected, analysed and acted upon by the sectors. The role will also be expected to work closely with PMER and IM counterparts to ensure all information and feedback from communities is effectively visualised, profiled within the operation, and used to inform strategic decision-making.
Job Duties & Responsibilities
- Ensures that the COVID-19 preparedness and response operation is implemented in accordance with the Movement-wide commitments and minimum actions for CEA, and relevant policies and guidelines.
- Works closely with technical colleagues across the operation to lead inthe rolling out and ensuringuse of the most relevant social sciences research, impact surveys and perception data(including social-cultural data, sources of vulnerabilities, community structures and power dynamics) to support the design of comprehensive and evidence-based community engagement strategiesin relevant geographically assigned region.
- Supports the development/adaptation and rolling out of risk communications and CEAtools, methodologies, trainings and activitiesas a core component of epidemic preparedness and response trainings and approaches lead by health experts.
- Supports national societies and IFRCteams in defining the plan and strategy to mainstream risk communication and community engagement effectively into covid19 preparedness and response plans and ensure strengthened engagement of and accountability to people and communities in all we do.
- Leads and coordinate the setting up/strengthening of appropriate feedback systemsin line with established feedback standards in priority countries and rolling out of research to gain a deeper understanding of the community perceptions, beliefs, rumours and complains.
- Ensures feedback, community perceptions and insights are regularly analysed and sharedwith key operation teams and decision makers to inform action.
- Work with operation teams to ensure the most vulnerable groupshave equal access to communication channels and feedback mechanisms and participate in decision making processes. designs and facilitates the training of staff and volunteers in collaboration with the health team on essential risk communication and cea aspects, such as the code of conduct, good communication skills, dealing with complaints and sensitive feedback and ensuring that feedback is acted upon.
- Guides coordination effortsacross the region and supports inter-agency coordination with a wide range of partners and stakeholders to ensure synergy, integration, coherence, and harmonization of community engagement actions, including the rolling out of technological solutions and innovative approaches.
- Engages in dialogue with key stakeholders’ leadershipto ensure community engagement issues and insights drive the health response.
Identifies partnership opportunities with key local and international partners.
- Supports evidence-based learningby assessing and monitoring levels of community engagement through supporting research, impact surveys, perception studies and case studies.
- An advanced university degree in a relevant area such as social sciences/behavioural/communication sciences or equivalent experience.
- Basic delegate training course, IMPACT or equivalent knowledge.
- 5 years of risk communication, social and behaviour change, CEA experience, including 2 years of experience in the Global South on epidemics preparedness and response settings.
- Experience in a coordination role, including with multi-sectoral stakeholders
- Experience in leading community engagement approaches and capacity building efforts of local organizations.
- Experience in planning targeted and appropriate behaviour change approaches.
- Experience of designing and implementing assessments, community consultations, research activities.
- Experience in an international organization or NGO.
- Experience in leading teams and managing people.
- Experience within the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
Knowledge, Skills and Language
- Good understanding of current developments in the field of communication with communities, behavioural and social sciences, community engagement processes, strategic communication, research approaches.
- Excellent analytical skills and knowledge of quantitative, qualitative and participatory research methodologies and analysis.
- Excellent project management skills, able to work under pressure and manage multiple projects simultaneously, to a high standard and to deadline.
- Advanced coordination and negotiation skills, with the capacity to build partnerships with internal and external organisations.
- Advanced planning skills, with the ability to capture learning and use it to make improvements in operations and NS/IFRC ways of working for the integration of CEA approaches and activities.
Facilitations and training skills.
- Good understanding of CEA issues in emergencies contexts.
- Sensitivity to challenging political contexts and understanding of risk management processes.
- Able to capture learning and use it to make improvements in programming and operations.
- Good knowledge of gender and diversity issues in humanitarian programming.
- Fluently spoken and written English Preferred
- Good command of another IFRC official language (French, Spanish or Arabic)
To see the full ad, please consult the IFRC careers page here>>
The Senior Communication Adviser – Crisis Communications works under the direct supervision of the Chief of Section (News&Media). S/he leads and implements UNHCR‘s communication strategy/ies in the Area of Responsibility (AoR) aimed at building awareness of, empathy with, and concrete support for refugees and other persons of concern while positioning UNHCR as an effective, impactful Organization S/he works closely with staff of the Division of External Relations (DER) Global Communications Service as well as with field communications staff. The incumbent will cover the full spectrum of managerial oversight, manage performance and monitor the adherence of Country Operations to UNHCR¿s rules and regulations, monitoring, identifying and addressing any emerging issues and risks as appropriate. The incumbent also promotes a culture that is results-oriented, efficient and based on trust and pursues measures to ensure that inclusion, gender balance and diversity are taken into due consideration in staffing, resource allocation and representation at all levels throughout the AoR.
As a key custodian of the organization¿s standards of conduct, s/he will proactively establish a working environment where all personnel feel safe, heard, equipped and empowered to speak up; demonstrate no tolerance for sexism, gender inequality, discrimination of any kind, abuse of power, harassment or sexual harassment; foster ongoing dialogue on those matters; take seriously all issues of inappropriate behaviour and actions reported, whether formally or informally; and seek guidance and support as necessary to ensure that appropriate follow-up is taken, working on the basis of zero tolerance for any form of misconduct.
All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR‘s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.
– Leads UNHCR’s work on Crisis Communications, managing teams, developing and implementing strategies, and making recommendations on management of matters of reputational risk that might otherwise impact on UNHCR’s standing and its ability to help the world¿s forcibly displaced and stateless.
– Ensures the gathering and packaging of expert knowledge, data, analysis and information on developments which can be disseminated to key external audiences in order to position UNHCR as leading the narrative, building compassion and driving action for the people we serve.
– Serve as adviser to the Head of Service and other senior managers on crisis communications and on managing crises that carry reputational risks both regionally and globally, as well as in coordination with Representatives.
– Lead the development of crisis communications strategies and work-plans, working in association with communications staff at headquarters, regional and country level.
– Ensure systems/working arrangements for efficient and timely responses to crisis communications matters, working closely with the Head of News and the Head of Social media.
– Elevate UNHCR’s media and public profile to meet UNHCR’s own funding and positioning needs, and to underpin UNHCR’s global authority and leadership on displacement and statelessness matters.
– Draft messages, texts and other materials for use in external communications.
– Maintain alertness to risk factors that may require crisis communications responses and ensure that coordinated preparations are in place for handling of these.
– Working with the designated regional focal points in the GCS News & Media team strive to maintain UNHCR’s leading share of voice on asylum, displacement, and statelessness matters in the international media.
– Where relevant, in close alignment with GCS News and Media Team, serve as a Spokesperson, handling media outreach and response as well as social media communications
– Perform other related duties as required.
Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level
For P5 – 12 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 11 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 10 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree
Field(s) of Education
International Relations; Journalism; Public Administration; Refugee Studies; Communications, Human Rights or a related field
Relevant Job Experience
Experience of working in media relations in a high-profile, high visibility organization or office.
Experience of working in media, journalism, or communications at advanced level. Professional expertise in writing, editing and sub-editing.
Experience of creating and implementing communications strategies.
Experience of working in crisis communications at advanced level, including leading responses, speaking to media, and overseeing teams.
Political communications experience. Language skills relevant to the region. Experience of having worked in a human rights context. Experience of having worked in UN field operations.
CO-Journalism (incl. print, broadcast, photography, video, layout & graphics)
CO-Preparation of key messages/talking points/speeches
MS-Drafting, Documentation, Data Presentation
For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.
The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.
Please note that UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, travelling, processing, training or any other fees).
Please note that the closing date for vacancies in the March 2020Compendium is Thursday 16 April 2020 (midnight Geneva time).
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 (email@example.com)
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.
For more information, candidates are encouraged to consult the Institute’s website: www.graduateinstitute.ch
Please note that offers received by post won’t be considered.
DCAF – Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance is dedicated to improving the security of states and their people within a framework of democratic governance, the rule of law, and respect for human rights. DCAF contributes to making peace and development more sustainable by assisting partner states and international actors supporting these states, to improve the governance of their security sector through inclusive and participatory reforms. It creates innovative knowledge products, promotes norms and good practices, provides legal and policy advice and supports capacity‐building of both state and non‐state security sector stakeholders.
DCAF’s Foundation Council comprises 63 member states, the Canton of Geneva and six permanent observers. Active in over 70 countries since its inception in 2000, DCAF is internationally recognized as one of the world’s leading centres of excellence for security sector governance (SSG) and security sector reform (SSR). DCAF is guided by the operational principles of neutrality, impartiality, local ownership, inclusive participation, and gender equality. DCAF embraces and promotes values of accountability, excellence, inclusivity, integrity and respect. For more information please visit www.dcaf.ch
Our Communications Department is looking for a resourceful and proactive storyteller with plenty of ideas and inspiration to be our next:
Communications Officer (100 %)
Starting date: April 2020 upon mutual agreement
Reporting to the Communications Manager, the Communications Officer’s main responsibility will be to guard and enhance the reputation of DCAF and tell the story of our work and successes, and that of our partners. The Communication Officer will do this through:
Enhancing DCAF’s online presence through planning, creating, and curating high-quality, high-impact content tailored to DCAF’s channels and audiences;
Story gathering across DCAF’s departments, field offices, projects and activities and producing a variety of materials such as social media posts, photo essays, blogs, videos, articles, reports, etc;
Day-to-day management of the DCAF website, keeping the content up-to-date, on brand, representative of the variety of DCAF’s projects, activities and thematic areas;
Take a leading editorial and logistical role in the production of a variety of advocacy and outreach materials, including our Annual Report and Performance Report;
Support the organization and execution of DCAF events for stakeholders, partners, donors and the general public.
Contribute to the day-to-day implementation of DCAF’s communications strategy and provide cross-department support on activities such as events, launches, production of social media strategies, advocacy materials, reports and knowledge products.
Studies related to communications, journalism, digital marketing, or related fields
Three to five years of experience in storytelling, including crafting tailored content for websites, blogs, reports, social media, and other communication channels for diverse audiences ranging from decision makers to the general public
Proven experience working on social media and content management platforms such as Drupal.
Demonstrated passion for, and experience in, communicating complex and technical issues to a non-expert audience.
Ability to work independently and under pressure juggling multiple tasks. Excellent organisational skills and a high level of attention to detail essential.
Good eye for design and branding
Good understanding of communications principles, including knowledge about digital communications, current social media trends and tactics, and search engine optimization
A proactive approach to work and a problem-solving attitude.
Genuine interest in security and justice sector reform and governance a plus
Excellent working knowledge of French and English
Swiss or EU citizenship or a valid work permit for Switzerland at the time of application is a pre-requisite
a rewarding, dynamic and challenging work experience with a large scope for creativity and initiative
the chance to be part of a multicultural team of supportive, hardworking and values-driven people
the chance to contribute to improving security of states and their people within a framework of democratic governance, the rule of law, and respect for human rights
If you think you are a good match for DCAF and the position advertised, please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 25, 2020 with the subject heading Communications Officer enclosing:
a one-page motivational statement in English describing your relevant experience and what you can bring to DCAF
a concise CV (maximum two pages)
DCAF is committed to equality of opportunity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of sex, age, disability, gender identity, religion, or ethnicity.
Individuals who seek to serve with DCAF in any individual capacity will be required, if short-listed, to complete a self-attestation stating that they have not committed, been convicted of, nor prosecuted for, any criminal offence and have not been involved, by act or omission, in the commission of any violation of international human rights law or international humanitarian law.