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Research Forum 2019

The annual Research Forum is the flagship research-outreach event of EU Business School.

The foci of the Forum are to discuss global issues, generate new ideas, and explore the potential for holistic solutions by connecting different players:

Wednesday, October 16th 2019

FER, rue de Saint-Jean 98, 1201 Geneva

Free entry;  further details and register here:

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By | October 12th, 2019|Other events|0 Comments

GCN Networking Lunch on digital communication, 4 October – wrap up

Thank you to all the participants who joined our networking lunch event and contributed to the creative session on: are you meeting the challenges of digital communications?, held at the Geneva Press Club on Friday, October 4th.

The group found some very interesting perspectives on 5 questions:
1. What are the current challenges you and/or your organisation face in digital communications?
2. What do you think are the main trends in digital communications?
3. What skills do communicators need for digital communications?
4. What are some examples of best practices in digital communications?
5. What is one thing you will STOP / START doing in digital communications from now on?

Here is a brief infographic with some of the results from the discussion:

Below also find below some images of the event, thanks to the generous photographer Geraldo Pestalozzi

Stay tuned for our next event at the end of November.

The GCN team


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By | October 8th, 2019|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

Communication Officer – ECLT, Geneva (80% – Maternity Cover)

Founded in 2000, Eliminating Child Labour in Tobacco Growing Foundation (ECLT) is an independent, Swiss foundation, based in Geneva, Switzerland with projects around the world.

General scope of the role

The Communications Officer plays an important role in raising awareness on and supporting good practices against child labour in communities where tobacco is grown. S/he is the primary manager of the project to develop an online portal, publications and training module on a model for education and rural development. The Communications Officer also provides communications insight and support for the visualisation (internal/external) of the ECLT 3-year strategic vision, goals and work plan. As part of a small team, the Communications Officer will also lend support and expertise as needed to the advocacy, research and programmes departments.

Key Responsibilities

1. Project management

Production and launch of a Model for Education and Rural Development including the following products:
• Education Model Guide publication – a print and online guide giving an overview of the model
• Marketing Kit – Introductory print information kit for stakeholders (Governments, Private Sector, NGOs, etc.) interested in education and rural development
• Online Portal – A multi-media hub for all information regarding the education model
• Online training module – an in-depth tool for practitioners to understand and implement the education model

2. Strategy presentation and visualisation

• Provide support for communications on and visualisation of ECLT’s 3-year strategy, vision and work plan. This may include drafting and editing content, overseeing graphic design for materials targeted to internal and external stakeholders, and coordinating the online and print dissemination of materials, working with the Communications Coordinator and the Director of Advocacy
• Provide guidance from a communications perspective on the set-up and launch of ECLT’s new internal work planning and monitoring tool, including advice on internal reports

3. Assist Director of Advocacy and Communications Coordinator with communications tasks as required

4. Any other tasks as required and appropriate to the role


• A first-level degree (bachelors or equivalent) in communications, journalism, advocacy, international relations or another related field
• Graduate-level studies a plus

Work Experience

• At least 5 years of experience working on project management and strategic planning in a communications setting, including trainings and data visualisation
• Proven ability to manage projects across departments and working with multiple outside service providers (Graphic designers, web developers, video agencies, printers, external consultants, etc.)
• Understanding of and interest in issues of education, child labour and rural development is strongly desired
• Previous experience in an international, multicultural environment is desired

Required skills

• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Spanish; Ability to work in French a plus.
• Demonstrated experience in developing content and layout for online training platforms
• Experience in the development of videos, other digital and print materials a plus
• Excellent computer skills; familiarity Adobe Creative Suite and SharePoint a plus
• Proactive and willing to learn
• Exercises good judgement and understands the complexity of communicating on sensitive topics, including around children and child rights.
• Able to meet deadlines and targets
• Ability to work effectively as a member of a diverse team
Further conditions
• Some international travel to project countries, including Guatemala, is required
• Swiss national or holder of a valid Swiss work permit

Please send your full application (CV, max. 1-page motivation letter, Diplomas and Work Certificates) at eclt-jobs@eclt.org. Please mention as subject: Communication Officer

For further information>>

By | October 3rd, 2019|Careers|0 Comments

Communication Content Specialist- Sommet Education, Lausanne

Sommet Education is a hospitality education group of more than 800 employees that is home to three leading institutions: Glion Institute of Higher Education, Les Roches Global Hospitality Education and Ducasse Education. The headquarters are based in Lausanne, Switzerland, with additional hubs in Marbella, Spain (Accounting) and London,UK (Enrolment and Marketing).

Their 5 values resonate in you: Development, Distinctiveness, Joint commitment, Openness and Sense of service.

You are enthusiastic and you want to be at the vanguard of hospitality and experience education.

You have a Bachelor or an equivalent degree and 3 to 5 years’ experience in a Communication function, at the headquarters of an international company or a communication agency and ideally from the Hospitality, Lifestyle luxury business. You have excellent knowledge of the digital world and influencers.

Your mother tongue is English preferably and you have a good knowledge of French. Excellent communicator, open personality and pleasant, you are characterized by your spirit of initiative, creativity and proactivity.

Available, flexible, you feel comfortable working under pressure and managing several projects simultaneously. Caring for and developing the Company brand image is your main objective.

If you recognise yourself in this description then they are interested in your profile as they are looking for a Communication Content Specialist to join them.

• For the Group brands you research surveys, industry trends and aspirational brands best practices to develop fresh story ideas, draft speeches, press releases, position papers, create and deliver case studies, white papers, executive bios, opinion pieces, speaking proposals.

• You collaborate with marketing Editorial Content Manager to produce aligned content for Communication campaigns.

• Management of digital/social media (website, LinkedIn, Wikipedia, press rooms etc.).

For more information check the Linkedin page, or to apply use the following click here

By | October 1st, 2019|Careers|0 Comments

Webinar: Internews Manual – How to Manage Misinformation in a Humanitarian Context – Wednesday, September 18, 2019 – 12:30pm to 1:30pm BST

To launch a new Manual on how to manage misinformation in a humanitarian context Internews is hosting a webinar for humanitarian, media and community practitioners.

By connecting the dots in local information ecosystems in humanitarian contexts, the Internews Rumour Tracking Methodology shows what needs to be done to manage misinformation, build trust and allow reliable information to build traction among those who need it most. They will highlight key elements of the manual and place the methodology in the context of some of the trickiest misinformation challenges faced in our work.

The webinar will be facilitated by Viviane Lucia Fluck, PhD, who authored the manual. The manual was produced with financial support from the United States Agency for International Development.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 – 12:30pm to 1:30 pm British Summer Time / BST
Join on Zoom here: https://zoom.us/j/695246798 (Hosted by Earth Journalism Network)
For queries or to join the webinar by phone, contact Emily Cowlrick –ecowlrick@internews.eu


By | September 16th, 2019|News, Other events|0 Comments

Lunchtime Discussion Forum – are you meeting the challenges of digital communications? – Friday 4 October 2019

The Geneva Communicators Network is pleased to announce our next lunchtime event for 2019:

Lunchtime Discussion Forum – are you meeting the challenges of digital communications? – Friday 4 October 2019

Managing digital communications is one of the main challenges for communicators today. How is your organisation coping with the ever-changing digital landscape? What solutions have organisations found to manage multiple social media platforms and websites? What priorities are organisations setting and which audiences are they aiming to reach? How to ensure the legitimacy of your message in a world increasingly overwhelmed by fake news? Do you have best-practice tips to share?

Whatever your questions, come and discuss with like-minded communication professionals at our lunchtime discussion forum in the spirit of exchange to help all our organisations improve their digital communications and be better heard in this age of social media and online buzz. Attendees will be divided into discussion groups to address several questions and report back to the wider group.

Date: Friday 4 October 2019
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 >>

We look forward to seeing you!

By | September 12th, 2019|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

Seminar: Igniting Change: How to Cover the Climate Crisis?

The next Webster University Spotlight Seminar has been announced:

Igniting Change: How to Cover the Climate Crisis?
Wednesday, October 2nd 2019
Webster LLC Commons Room, Geneva
18:30 – 19:30 (networking apéro will follow)

How can the media help engage the public and inspire action on the most compelling issue of our time? Should journalists be hopeful and inspire? Or should they, as Greta Thunberg has said, “tell it like it is”?

Join us on for a free presentation by Ed Girardet, Editor of Global Geneva, on this important and timely subject. Open to Everyone. Find out more about the event >>

While this is a free event, we kindly ask that you register >>

By | September 11th, 2019|News|0 Comments

New jobs online

New communication jobs have been posted online:

Experte ou expert en médias et communication, 60 % au bureau de Greenpeace Suisse à Genève

Director, Communications and Public Affairs, IAS Geneva

By | August 23rd, 2019|News|0 Comments

Experte ou expert en médias et communication, 60 % au bureau de Greenpeace Suisse à Genève

Greenpeace est indépendante, courageuse, innovante. Dans plus de 55 pays, Greenpeace mobilise la population, l’économie et la politique avec des campagnes internationales, nationales et régionales de protection de l’environnement. Au total, près de 3000 employés, des milliers de bénévoles et 2,9 millions de donateurs soutiennent notre organisation à travers le monde.
Vous avez un intérêt marqué pour les questions climatiques et environnementales et souhaitez mettre vos connaissances et vos compétences au service d’une action utile? Alors, rejoignez-nous, dès aujourd’hui ou à partir d’une date à convenir, pour occuper le poste de:

Experte ou expert en médias et communication, 60 % au bureau de Greenpeace Suisse à Genève.

Vos fonctions

In dieser Funktion sind Sie gemeinsam mit weiteren Medienfachleuten, Kommunikationsspe-zialisten und den Kampagnenverantwortlichen zuständig für das Entwickeln und Umsetzen der Kommunikation von Greenpeace Schweiz und für die mediale Präsenz unserer Themen in der Westschweiz. Zudem sind Sie erste Ansprechperson für französischsprachige Medienschaffende.
Sie arbeiten bei der Entwicklung unserer Kampagnen mit und beraten die Kampagnenverantwortlichen in Bezug auf die Medienkommunikation einzelner Projekte sowie bei öffentlichen Auftritten. Ihr Arbeitsschwerpunkt wird im Themenbereich Plastik/Einwegprodukte liegen. Sie
schreiben und redigieren Texte für On- und Offline-Produkte unserer Kampagnen und Themen in der Westschweiz.

Votre profil

Au bénéfice d’une formation dans le domaine de la communication, vous disposez d’une solide expérience professionnelle dans le journalisme (actuel) ou dans les relations avec les médias au sein d’une organisation ou d’une entreprise. Vous rédigez de manière sûre et concise. Vous savez rendre compte de réalités complexes de manière simple et compréhensible. Capable de communiquer avec différents groupes cibles, vous avez une grande affinité pour les médias sociaux. De langue maternelle française, vous pouvez communiquer couramment en allemand ou en suisse-allemand, même sur des sujets complexes. Une très bonne maîtrise de l’anglais est également attendue. Vous adhérez aux valeurs et aux objectifs de Greenpeace et connaissez le paysage médiatique de Suisse romande. Vous disposez d’un réseau de professionnels des médias dont vous connaissez les besoins. Vous faites preuve d’une grande flexibilité en ce qui concerne les horaires de travail, c’està-dire que vous acceptez de travailler le week-end et en dehors des heures régulières de travail si cela est nécessaire. Vous êtes également prête ou prêt à travailler régulièrement au siège de Zurich.

Nous offrons
● un défi professionnel vous permettant de faire bouger les choses, d’assumer des responsabilités et de prendre des initiatives;
● un travail de bureau et en équipe plus que de l’action à bord d’un canot pneumatique;
● un travail valorisant, un système de rémunération transparent et des conditions de travail agréables et flexibles;
● un salaire annuel brut compris entre 88 077 et 95 167 francs selon votre âge pour un taux d’occupation de 100%;
● un environnement international et stimulant avec un employeur qui allie professionnalisme, engagement et passion.

Votre candidature
Dites-nous pourquoi vous souhaitez devenir notre experte ou expert en médias et envoyez-nous votre dossier de candidature complet, y compris des exemples de texte, au format électronique d’ici
au 15 septembre 2019 à : bewerbungen@greenpeace.ch. Les entretiens auront lieu à partir du 1er octobre 2019 à Genève et à Zurich. Nous attendons votre candidature avec impatience!

By | August 23rd, 2019|Careers|0 Comments

Call for Expressions of Interest: Communications Strategy Support

Call for Expressions of Interest: Communications Strategy Support

Deadline for expressions of interest: 21 August 2019, though applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Start date: to be negotiated but as soon as possible

Type of bid: Tender

Tenders to be sent to: recruit@cti2024.org, (subject line: Communication Strategy Support)

Queries to: Any queries, please direct these to info@cti2024.org or Ms. Charlie Diserens, Office Administrator cdiserens@cti2024.org or +41 22 730 8647.

What we are looking for

As the Initiative reaches the 5 year mark of a 10-year initiative, CTI is seeking communications support to raise the profile of the Initiative and its work, and to drive our activities and impact towards the deadline. We want to develop a communications strategy that helps us communicate effectively and meet our core objectives; and we are looking to outsource support for the implementation of that strategy, working in a close partnership with the CTI Secretariat.

We are looking for an experienced and creative freelance communications consultant or company/organisation, with a proven track record, committed to advancing further CTI’s communication on the eradicating torture, universal ratification and implementation of UNCAT. Familiarity with the human rights world would be a distinct advantage. CTI is not a campaigning organisation, but rather an inter-governmental initiative, requiring nuanced communications yet we also recognise that raising the profile of the work will grow momentum towards our goals. The consultant / company will need to understand the constructive (“no name, no shame”) and diplomatic way in which CTI operates, yet be challenged to find innovative ways to raise the visibility of our work.

This position could be filled by a freelance consultant or company/organisation providing communications services.

Immediate task – strategy development;
CTI is looking for the preparation of a communications strategy including carrying out an evaluation of CTI’s communications work to date and identifying concrete opportunities across communications platforms for how to undertake more effective communications. We are looking for something practical and accessible that can be used by non-communications-specialists (limited in jargon).

CTI’s website is also due to be migrated to a new platform in the near future, and we would be looking for someone who could manage this process including a new website design that meets our needs.

Medium term – communications support:
CTI would hire the services of the consultant/company to help with the roll-out of the communications strategy, and continue to work with CTI in this area, over at least a 12 month period.

Your Expression of interest should contain:
Your name/name of the company/organisation
Your place of business
A short statement (maximum 2 sides of A4) of why you believe you have the right qualifications, or profile to help CTI in the stated area
A short portfolio of relevant past successful work and outputs (for individuals, this could be in CV format)
A statement describing your availability, e.g.:
Estimated timeframe and dates for the strategy/evaluation
Availability over the next 12-18 months to help with implementation
Your costs/fee structure
Applications should be sent by e-mail to recruit@cti2024.org (subject line: Communication Strategy Support)

CTI can provide further information about CTI to interested parties, though please also consult our webpage (https://cti2024.org/), Twitter @CTI2024 and Facebook pages.

Only shortlisted persons/companies/organisations will be contacted.

Please note that for interested individuals, this is not a recruitment; it would be a consultancy contract.
Further information: https://cti2024.org/en/employment/

By | August 9th, 2019|Careers|0 Comments