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Lunch event – Friday 13 March 2020 – Postponed!

Please note this event has been postponed due to the situation with the Covid 19 virus – it will be re-scheduled

Technological Progress: what is the role of ethics? – with Dr. Nicoletta Iacobacci

This coming decade will be the most ground-breaking in history, with revolutionary new technologies leading the path in innovation. At the same this raises questions about the implications of this progress on the future of humanity and how to keep up with concepts as ageless societies, software-based immortal humans, cybernetic organisms, and means of transport at lightning speed. An essential element in this debate is “ethics”, which should be fundamental to any debate about technological progress. Join Dr. Nicoletta Iacobacci in addressing questions about the role of ethics, technology and communications.

Date: Friday 13 March 2020
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

About the speaker:  Nicoletta Iacobacci, PhD, is an ethical influencer who engages executives, thinkers, artists, innovators, entrepreneurs, and students in conversations about ethics and emerging technologies. She is the founder of Ethica.ly, a platform for engaging reflections on the consequences of exponential innovations, and currently serves as an adjunct professor at Webster University Geneva and at Jinan University in Guangzhou, China, where she is investigating the future implications of technology on society. She has been a resident at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, a curator of TEDx events, the Ambassador for Singularity University Geneva, and the leader of the ethical framework for Hyperloop Transportation Technology. Her book Exponential Ethics, supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, has been published in English and in Chinese.

By | February 25th, 2020|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

Part-time Communications Expert – PAMAFRICA Project Consortium (led by MMV), Geneva

The PAMAFRICA Project Consortium, led by Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV), is seeking the services of a part-time communications expert to draft, institute and implement a project communications and dissemination plan.

PAMAfrica – partners and aims

With a 5-year grant from EDCTP (European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership), MMV, , a product development partnership (PDP) in the field of antimalarial drug research and development (R&D) is leading a consortium of partners from Europe and Africa on a portfolio of projects entitled PAMAfrica (Portfolio Approach to developing the next generation of Malaria treatments for Africa). The aim is to develop the next generation tools that will contribute to the fight against malaria. MMV, as the consortium coordinator based in Geneva, is working with eight partners from academia and the private sector from Europe and Africa. The PAMAfrica portfolio includes three clinical trials, as well as capacity building at African clinical sites.

To ensure maximum impact and sustainability of PAMAfrica they are seeking a communications expert to work for initially for a maximum of 20 days between 1 March 2020 and 31 May 2020, to draft and have validated a comprehensive 5-year communications and dissemination plan for the project. From 1 June 2020 onwards, we expect the communications expert to work a maximum of 5 days a month on implementation of the plan until 31 May 2021, after which there will be a reassessment of the position.

Place in the organisation

The Communications expert will report to MMV’s Senior Director Communications and work in close collaboration with the consortium grant management team, the PAMAfrica Consortium partners as well as MMV’s Advocacy and Communications teams.

Scope and duration of work

With nine partners working jointly on three clinical projects as well as capacity building, PAMAfrica’s communications needs are significant, and will be conducted in two phases. The first phase will require the drafting of a comprehensive 5-year communications plan jointly with the PAMAfrica management and consortium partners. The second phase is the implementation of the communications plan, which will commence 1 June 2020.

The Communications expert is mandated to produce a validated communications and dissemination plan by 31 May 2020. Once this first phase is complete, the expert will be expected to lead the implementation phase over the next year after which, MMV, as PAMAfrica coordinator, will assess the resources needed to continue implementation of the plan over the life of the project.

Specific tasks

• Develop a comprehensive communications and dissemination plan jointly with the PAMAfrica management and consortium partners, proportionate to the scale of the project, to help disseminate and exploit PAMAfrica’s project results, raise visibility of individual partners, the consortium itself and the donor, EDCTP, and manage all information generated by and for PAMAfrica studies.
• Ensure the plan’s implementation (including development of all necessary tools) along project milestones, identify and track advocacy and communications activities and events, lead regular progress analysis and a mid-term review of this plan to determine whether it needs to be refined or changed.
• Ensure required messaging and actions are reviewed by consortium partners, disseminate these messages at global, regional and national levels using a variety of channels in collaboration with MMV’s communications team.
• Liaise with the publications committee to ensure study results are scheduled and disseminated in accordance with the communications plan
• Shepherd all communications materials through review in collaboration with the PAMAfrica consortium partners, to ensure their timely validation and availability to partner teams.
• Contribute to knowledge management by promoting open, inclusive communication and interaction between consortium partners and the donor.
• Provide input to periodic project reports, relating to PAMAfrica’s communications, as requested by MMV’s Corporate Affairs team.

Key competencies

• Proven excellence in writing
• Excellent organizational, project management, collaboration and negotiation skills
• Excellent analytical, presentation (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work to tight deadlines and manage multiple simultaneous deliverables
• Team player with proven record of meaningful contributions to winning teams
• Sound judgment, integrity and tact in dealing with others
• Cultural sensitivity and awareness combined with proven skills in working diplomatically with in-country consortium partners in European and African countries.

Education Qualifications

• Advanced University degree, preferably in public health and/or communications, or in the Arts.

Experience

• At least 5 years in-depth experience in developing and implementing communications strategies in the area of global health, ideally in malaria
• Work experience in public health or in the pharma industry
• Sound experience in collaborating with international partners in global health
• Established experience in the development and production of communication materials.

Languages
• English: expert level
• French: good working-level proficiency an advantage.
Other Skills: Experience using project management tools, SharePoint or similar, Excel, PowerPoint.

Request for references
• Please provide the contact details of two employers/clients you have worked with in the past 2 years that we may contact for references.

Deadline
• The project was launched on January 2020, and work on the communications plan needs to begin as soon as possible. Hence the deadline for applications is 17.00 CET on Monday,24 February 2020
• Interested? Please email your CV, references, a cover letter giving reasons for your interest in the position, and examples of your writing and any communications strategies you have written that you wish to share to: pamafricoms@mmv.org
Start date: As soon as possible

For further information, consult the full ad through their links on  TwitterLinkedIn, Facebook>>

 

By | February 18th, 2020|Careers|0 Comments

Communication Manager (6 months) – Luc Hoffmann Institute

The Luc Hoffmann Institute aims to be the world’s leading catalyst for innovation and transformative change to maintain biodiversity, the foundation of all life on Earth.

We create the conditions for new approaches to emerge, identify and mobilise the most promising innovators and ideas, and provide a flow of impactful, de-risked and exciting initiatives for investors. Our passionate and open-minded team is dedicated to driving societal change for nature and people to thrive together.

Learn more at www.luchoffmanninstitute.org, connect with us on LinkedIn, or follow us on Twitter @LucHoffmannInst.

 

The Role:

Reporting to the Head of Communication, the communication manager is responsible for developing and implementing effective communication around the institute programme’s 10+ projects to meet the vision, mission and objectives of the institute. The communication manager also manages communication for select special strategic initiatives.

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Design, implement and monitor a cross-cutting programme communication strategy for the Luc Hoffmann Institute’s 10+ projects.
  • Lead and coordinate the development, delivery and monitoring of communication for select special strategic initiatives.
  • Serve in an advisory role to the institute team on communication and brand issues.
  • Analyse, interpret, produce and facilitate the communication of complex information to multiple audiences across a range of communication channels (both on and offline) .
  • Ensure the production of timely, relevant and quality communication products that support the institute’s vision, mission and objectives.
  • Lead the identifying and maintenance of key relationships with media institutions and expand opportunities for earned media.
  • Manage internal and external relationships.
  • Ensure that effective and strategic programme and initiative communication compliments and strongly supports institute-wide business objectives and communication goals.
  • Develop terms of reference and hire consultants as applicable. Coordinate work and manage relationships with and external consultants.
  • Provide drafting and editing support for programme and institute materials, including liaising with external contractors as necessary.
  • Manage project event marketing and communication.
  • Support the design, implementation and monitoring of institute-wide strategic communication as required.

 

Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies:

  • Bachelors or advanced degree,
  • Proven experience, (minimum 5 years) in strategic and hands-on communication, marketing communication, campaigning and/or media relations,
  • Experience with, knowledge of and passion for sustainability and nature conservation,
  • Positive attitude and passion for innovation/new approaches to nature conservation,
  • Strong problem-solving skills and tolerance for situations with high uncertainty,
  • Strong analytical, copywriting and editing skills,
  • Effective relationship building skills and ability to work in a collaborative environment,
  • Excellent digital media skills, including experience with engagement and measurement,
  • Ability to work well under pressure, with deadlines with tight time frames,
  • Ability to multi-task and thrive in challenging situations that require creativity, drive and commitment,
  • Energetic, proactive and capable of working independently as well as being an active member of the team,
  • Strong interpersonal skills in a multicultural environment,
  • Strong diplomatic skills with sensitivity to political and cultural issues,
  • High ethical standards of behaviour, good judgment, respect for others, and confidentiality,
  • Ability to travel as required,
  • Native English or near-native English skills.

 

Deadline for applications: by 23 February 2020.

 

For more information and to apply à https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/cap/view/1706384507/?pathWildcard=1706384507&trk=mcm

 

By | February 17th, 2020|Careers|0 Comments

Communications Officer (maternity replacement 7 months)-MMV Geneva

Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) is a leading product development partnership (PDP) in the field of antimalarial drug research and development. Its mission is to reduce the burden of malaria in disease-endemic countries by discovering, developing and delivering new, effective and affordable antimalarial drugs. 

MMV is currently seeking a Communications Officer for a period of 7 months, to cover a maternity leave. The successful candidate will support the implementation of the organisation’s communications strategy through various internal and external activities, primarily management of MMV’s external website, creation of print and digital content and responding to the communications needs of internal teams.

The Communications Officer will be responsible for the following:

Content and events

  • Produce print and digital content, including news stories, image slideshows, interviews and infographics
  • Manage MMV’s visibility at events and conferences
  • Respond to the needs of internal teams, taking on ad hoc projects and developing communications plans, as needed
  • Coordinate translation and layout of content
  • Manage media monitoring tool to gauge the impact of MMV’s communications and monitor for organisational risks
  • Train new staff on communication processes (SOPs)

Digital channels

  • Ensure MMV website content is up-to-date on an ongoing basis
  • Grow MMV web traffic using Google Ads, as well as search engine optimization and marketing
  • Create and analyse Google Analytics reports to gauge the performance of the site and feed into its continuous improvement
  • Work with web developers to ensure the web design remains fresh and continuously improve the functionality of the Content Management System (CMS) with new features
  • Lead creation and content development for new websites with web developers, as needed
  • Update social media strategy to align with organisational strategy and advise on its implementation
  • Create social media plans for events or campaigns as needed
  • Keep up-to-date on new social media tools and identify opportunities

Education and experience::

  • University degree in communications, digital marketing or related field
  • At least 4 years of work experience with digital and print and communications
  • Experience in global health/ development issues

Technical skills required:

  • Strong English writing and editing skills; able to produce clear, concise and engaging messages
  • Web editing experience and knowledge of content management systems
  • Ability to compile, consolidate and organize information
  • Comprehensive understanding of building social media communities, particularly on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn
  • Experience with social media management tools
  • Skilled at editing images and preparing graphics; good knowledge of Photoshop
  • Experience with Google AdWords an asset
  • French language skills an asset

Behavioural skills required:

  • Excellent people skills with the ability to work in a small team
  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities within specified timeframes
  • Collaborative, creative and flexible
  • Proactive, highly organized and detail-oriented self-starter
  • Strong reporting and analytical skills
  • Passionate about digital communication, with a strong desire to learn about new technologies

Start date: 1st May 2020

Interested applicants should send their CV and motivation letter by the 4th of March 2020.

For more information and to apply>>

By | February 13th, 2020|Careers|0 Comments

Communications Associate -Joint IDP Profiling Service

ABOUT JIPS

JIPS – the Joint IDP Profiling Service – is an inter-agency service, which was set up in 2009. Based in Geneva, JIPS is supervised by an Executive Committee (ExCom) comprised of the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (NRC-IDMC), the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), the Office of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of IDPs, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

JIPS is a dynamic team that prioritises innovation, partnership and professional development. It functions according to a set of principles that guide both the content and approach to its work, that include: collaboration, community participation, complementarity, protection-orientation, and transparency.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Reporting to and under the supervision of JIPS’ Communications and Advocacy Officer, the Associate’s main responsibility will be to contribute towards enhancing JIPS’ online presence, through planning, creating and curating high-quality, high-impact content tailored to each of JIPS’ digital channels. In particular, this will require finding the powerful and engaging stories in the complex, technical and sensitive aspects of JIPS’ work, supporting collaborative evidence building in forced displacement situations. In addition, the Associate will contribute to the implementation of JIPS’ bi-annual thematic conference in April 2020, including managing logistics and supporting in the implementation of relevant outreach materials and activities.

Description of key duties and responsibilities:

  • Contributing to JIPS bi-annual conference taking place from 21 – 22 April 2020 in Geneva, including managing logistics, helping implement outreach products and activities, and other tasks as needed
  • Planning, creating and curating diverse types of content and messages for JIPS’ different channels and target audiences. This includes the critical tasks of finding the stories in the complex, technical and sometimes sensitive aspects of JIPS’ support in the field as well as work at global level; finding ways to bring in diverse voices from field and global partners; and exploring new approaches / content formats.
  • Supporting JIPS’ Communications and Advocacy Officer in feeding and implementing JIPS’ editorial and communications plan through Asana, including weekly news items for JIPS’ blog, bi-monthly newsletters, and regular social media posts (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn)
    Drafting and designing visual materials in line with JIPS’ branding, including creating useful data visualisation and powerful infographics or other multimedia products, as well as updating existing products as needed
  • Contributing to regular and effective dissemination of JIPS’ content, promoting conversation with and engagement of target audiences on social media, making active use of content that stays relevant over time, and linking to partners by including their handles and sharing their news as relevant
    Maintaining the JIPS website up to date and optimising it for search engines

The role will also involve contributing to the implementation of JIPS’ communications strategy with day to day tasks as well as monitoring and evaluation efforts for continuous improvement. In addition, the Associate will provide cross-department support on communications-related topics, specifically for the implementation of JIPS’ webinar series, training initiatives, and other key projects / events.

DESIRABLE ATTRIBUTES

Technical competencies:

  • Studies related to digital communications, journalism, or related fields
  • 2 or more years of experience in delivering digital communications including producing written and visual multimedia products and stories
  • Competent in the use of design software such as Adobe CC, and experience in editing images and producing data visualisation, infographics and/or other multimedia content for various digital channels
  • Experience with content and social media management platforms such as WordPress and Hootsuite
    Good understanding of communications principles and all aspects of digital communications, including knowledge about current social media trends and techniques, knowledge of SEO / SEM a plus
  • Native English-speaker; fluency in in Spanish, French and other UN languages a plus

Soft skills:

  • Genuine interest in the non-profit sector, in particular forced displacement, migration, humanitarian or development work
  • Demonstrated passion for, and experience in, communicating about complex and technical issues, such as displacement profiling and other data collection processes, and skilled at telling the stories in these topics / the data
  • A creative thinker devoted to crafting tailored content for websites, blogs, social media, and other communication channels for diverse target audiences ranging from decision makers to practitioners
  • A proactive approach to work with a problem-solving attitude
    Ability to work independently and under pressure juggling multiple tasks, organisational skills, and high attention to detail essential
  • Good eye for design and branding a plus
    Effective team player, resourceful and proactive with plenty of ideas, motivation and inspiration

 

This is a temporary full-time contract from 1 March till 30 September 2020 (7 months, possibility of extension).

Applications close 29 February 2020

For further information and to apply>>

 

 

 

By | February 13th, 2020|Careers|0 Comments

MMV is seeking an Advocacy and Communications Manager – Access & Product Management

Introduction and context
MMV is a leading, not-for-profit product development partnership (PDP) in the field of antimalarial drug research and development. It was formed in 1999 to re-ignite stalled Research & Development into new drugs for malaria. Its mission is to reduce the burden of malaria in disease-endemic countries by discovering, developing and facilitating the delivery of new, effective and affordable antimalarial drugs.

MMV is seeking a consultant, as an Advocacy and Communications Manager, 100% on a fixed term basis, 2020 to 2024. The candidate will ideally be based in the Geneva area.

Place in the organisation
The Advocacy and Communications Manager will report to Director P.vivax malaria in the Access & Product Management (APM) team. She / he will closely collaborate with the vivax project team (including Regional Coordinators) and the Advocacy and Communications departments within Corporate Affairs.

Scope of the position
The primary task of the Advocacy and Communications Manager will be to manage the Advocacy and Communication activities of the VivAccess/VivAction initiatives in the drive to accelerate the rational use of radical cure for P. vivax malaria in endemic countries. He/she will help develop an Advocacy and Communications strategy and manage its evolution, coordinate and organize support activities for its smooth implementation, manage global consultations between partners and ensure the alignment of regional consultations.

Specific tasks
1. Coordinate
• Develop the Advocacy and Communications strategy jointly with VivAccess/VivAction leadership and key partners and lead regular progress analysis and a mid-term review of the strategy.
• Proactively plan and organize regular global consultations between partners on the Advocacy and Communications strategy; prepare and disseminate working documents, meeting minutes and progress reports, and represent VivAccess /VivAction at these meetings as required.
• Maintain contact and stakeholder databases.
• Facilitate regular discussions among global teams and Regional Coordinators to identify key messages to be prioritised.
• Monitor and coordinate meeting follow-up actions and proactively track advocacy and communications activities, events, and ensure required inputs and actions from relevant teams.

2. Communicate
• Identify the advocacy opportunities and required communication material in collaboration with the communications teams, partners and the Regional Coordinators, and ensure messages are disseminated at global, regional and national level for policy and awareness raising purposes using a variety of possible outputs (eg, print and digital media, social media, reports, infographics, factsheets, etc.).
• Manage advocacy tools and communication materials through review processes in a timely manner in collaboration with different MMV departments and partners.
• Channel advice from MMV senior management to partners and Regional Coordinators as the strategy is implemented.
• Responsible for knowledge management and sharing of all information generated by and for the VivAccess and VivAction initiatives by promoting open, inclusive communication and interaction between the partners.
• Provide regular and ad-hoc VivAccess / VivAction advocacy and communications inputs to project and donor reports.
• Provide risk management support as appropriate: develop crisis communications plan, advise partners on existing and potential constraints and issues, corporate risks and upcoming deadlines, ensure required support and identify back-up solutions as required.
• The role will include 20% global travel.

Key competencies
• Excellent organizational, project management, collaboration and negotiation skills.
• Ability to work under pressure and to prioritize and manage multiple deliverables simultaneously.
• Sound judgment, political astuteness, integrity and tact in dealing with others.
• Excellent communication, analytical, presentation (written and oral) and interpersonal skills.
• Team player with a proven record.
• Cultural sensitivity and awareness, proven skills in working diplomatically with in-country stakeholders in developing countries.
• A desire to support accelerated and improved uptake of critical antimalarials and diagnostics among at-risk P.vivax populations.

Education Qualifications
• Masters level degree or equivalent in public health, and/or in advocacy and/or communications, with in depth knowledge and experience if advocacy and communications.

Experience
• Management of complex committees or working groups.
• Working on advocacy in global health, ideally in malaria.
• Development of communication materials.

Languages
• English: Full professional proficiency required.
• Spanish: Good working-level proficiency would be an advantage.
Other Skills (e.g. IT)
• Experience using project management tools, SharePoint or similar, Excel, PowerPoint.
Request for references
• Please provide the contact details of two employers/clients you have worked with in the past 2 years that may be contacted for references.

Deadline
The proposal deadline is 28 February 2020
Please email your proposal, references, and writing samples to: Angela Sturgess, Medicines for Malaria Venture, recruitment@mmv.org

To see the full add, consulte the MMV jobs page

By | February 12th, 2020|Careers|0 Comments

Event: Networking for Success; 18h30-19h30 – Thursday, 27 February

Date: Thursday, February 27th 2020

Time: 18:30 – 19:30, followed by a networking cocktail

Place: Webster University Geneva, LLC Commons Room

Networking is key to professional success. It enables us to find potential clients and opportunities and to share knowledge and experience.

This event, organised in collaboration with OWIT Lake Geneva (Organisation of Women in International Trade in Switzerland) and The Geneva Communicators Network, provides practical tips on how to build and maintain a strong professional network.

At this seminar, Melitta Campbell, Business & Communication Mentor, will share her advice on how you can develop the “powerful habit” of networking. Hulya Kurt, President of OWIT Lake Geneva, will demonstrate how you can make a Network Wheel mapping your connections to identify your network’s relative strengths and weaknesses.

You can then participate in an interactive networking game animated by the Geneva Communicators’ Network.

The event is free of charge; further information and registration>>

By | February 7th, 2020|Other events|0 Comments

Event: Advocacy – opportunities and limits in a multilateral system; 6 February 2020

06 February 2020, 17:30 – 19:00 at the Graduate Institute

The lack of concrete results of recent multilateral actions raises questions about the effectiveness of advocacy and public initiatives.

At the same time, an effective action at the international level is crucial to address the rising interconnected challenges our times are witnessing. Can advocacy be a solution to foster action by governments and international actors? What are the limits?

During this conference, you will understand how advocacy can help advance a cause at the international level, and you will think critically about its limits.

Join us to tackle those points and analyse the role of advocacy in two recent examples: COP 25 and the draft European Union bill on multinational companies’ tax transparency.

Further information and registration>>

By | February 5th, 2020|Other events|0 Comments

Digital Communication Coordinator – GICHD, Geneva

Digital Communication Coordinator
Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD)

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Start Date: As soon as possible. This is a long-term staff position

Activity Rate: Full time

Closing date for applications: February 2nd, 2020

Context

We are looking for an experienced digital communications professional to push the GICHD’s storytelling and outreach to the mine action community and beyond. You have demonstrated experience telling captivating stories across media and digital platforms and are inclined to try out new tools and techniques. At the same time, the content you create is gender and diversity inclusive as well as responsive to diplomatic and fragile contexts. You have built or managed the implementation of websites, applications and social media for non-profit organisations and understand user experience (UX).

The Digital Media Coordinator works within the Communications team in close collaboration with three colleagues and under the Head of the Grants Management and Communication division.

Main Responsibilities

Websites

Manage a series of interconnected websites (GICHD’s main website as well as micro-sites, associated websites and campaigns’ sites). Perform regular quality controls. Ensure that hosting services and domain names are up-to-date.

Content management: produce content or edit contributions (text and visuals), in line with the organisation’s editorial line, communication objectives and principles of gender and diversity inclusion. Identify and prepare material for online posting; edit images and other material.

Prepare the layout and technical aspects of e-mail campaigns.

Social Media and Applications

Supervise the creation/commission/posting of content on social media and applications, in line with the strategy, action plan and editorial line.

Manage the licenses, subscriptions and corporate user accounts.

Guide and train GICHD staff members on the use of social media to enhance outreach and impact.

  Digital Communication Technology

Keep watch on and provide an informed point of view on the evolution of communications’ and storytelling technology and trends, on measurement and analytics technology and their application to the humanitarian sector.

Propose and set up new digital communication tools, including social media, augmented reality and/or virtual reality, as relevant to further the Centre’s key messages and reach the desired audience.

Identify and contribute to building partnerships in the acquisition and use of new communication technologies.

Guide and train GICHD staff members on the application of these technologies.

Other

Represent the Communication services of the Centre at relevant international workshops, conferences or events, to present on new digital communication technologies.

Prepare budget and monitor expenses for the above areas of responsibility.

Assist other Communication colleagues in graphic design, photo and video editing.

Ensure the compliance of our digital communication tools with the Global Data Protection Regulation.

Contribute to the drafting of a digital communication strategy, policy and action plan.

Support the Head of Grants Management and Communication as required in the development and delivery of communication services.

Profile Requirements

  • At least 5 years of recent professional experience as digital communication specialist
  • Successful record in social media management and related techniques
  • Degree in communication, digital marketing or other relevant field
  • Excellent drafting and editing skills in English; competence in formulating engaging content and storytelling, simplifying technical language for a wide audience
  • Working knowledge of French and additional languages is an asset
  • Analytical skill set and ability to analyse and interpret media performance data
  • Experience of, or at least exposure to virtual reality tools and concepts
  • Web publishing skills (content management systems, preference for Typo3, Wix)
  • Comfortable user of Lightroom for social media content, Apple Developer apps, Amazon Web services and Microsoft Office applications
  • Understanding of social media planning and scheduling with Buffer and Trello desirable
  • In-dept knowledge of user experience (UX), ability to understand user behaviour and tailor products and their functionalities accordingly
  • Thorough knowledge of web management/web design storyboard planning for storytelling platforms, websites, videos, apps
  • Knowledge in graphic design or video editing a plus
  • Ability to communicate with diverse audiences and transfer knowledge
  • Ability to respect and promote gender equality and the inclusion of diversity in communication material

Applications

If you wish to join our mission and you feel you are the right person to take on this challenge, please apply on-line on GICHD Job Application before 2 February 2020. You are kindly requested to present your application in English and include:

– a CV of maximum 3 pages
– a letter of motivation
– your professional portfolio
– your earliest date of availability
– any additional documentation you wish to present in support of your candidacy.

 

The GICHD implements a Gender and Diversity policy and is an equal opportunities employer. Applications are encouraged from women and men, nationals of mine-affected countries and individuals with a disability or special needs, who meet the above profile requirements.

About us

The Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) works towards reducing risks to communities stemming from explosive ordnance, with a particular focus on mines, cluster munitions, other explosive remnants of war and ammunition storages. The Centre helps develop and professionalise the sector for the benefits of its partners: National and local authorities, donors, the United Nations, other international and regional organisations, non-governmental organisations, commercial companies and academia. It does so by combining three distinct lines of service: field support focused on capacity development and advice, multilateral work focused on norms and standards, and research and development focused on cutting-edge solutions.  The GICHD benefits from its location in Maison de la Paix in Geneva to cooperate closely with organisations dedicated to humanitarian action development, disarmament, peace and security.

GICHD website www.gichd.org

Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Youtube

For further information please contact us by e-mail at hr@gichd.org

By | January 23rd, 2020|Careers|0 Comments

Event: Integrating communications in evaluation – 11h00 – 30 January 2020 ILO, Geneva

For those communicators interested in evaluation… the Evaluation Office of the International Labour Organization invites you to a presentation by Glenn O’Neil (co-founder of GCN).  The topic of Dr O’Neil’s presentation will be Integrating communications in evaluation. Communications is an important aspect of evaluation; it has been said that without communications, evaluation would not be possible.

Evaluation commissioners and evaluators are already communicating – but is communications being used optimally to support the evaluation process? In this presentation, Dr O’Neil will challenge the assumptions of how communications “works” for evaluations and propose solutions based on his experience as both a communicator and evaluator, backed up by communication practice and theory.

Dr O’Neil is founder of Owl RE, evaluation and research consultancy, Geneva. Since 15 years, he has led over 100 evaluations and reviews for some 40 organizations, including UN agencies, NGOs, foundations and governments. Dr O’Neil was previously a professional communicator in the non-profit sector and has produced his own guide on Integrating Communications in the Evaluation Process (pdf).

The event will take place from 11:00-12:00 on Thursday 30 January in the ILO Library on R2 (main floor). After the presentation, there will be a networking lunch (at your own expense) in the ILO cafeteria.

No need to register – please come to the ILO reception at 10:50 and ask for Craig Russon of the ILO Evaluation Office.

By | January 20th, 2020|Other events|0 Comments