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Digital Content Manager – IDMC Geneva

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is the world’s authoritative source of data and analysis on internal displacement. Since their establishment in 1998 as part of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), they offer a rigorous, transparent and independent service to the international community, and inform policy and operational decisions to improve the lives of people living in, or at risk of, internal displacement.

1. Role and responsibilities

The Website Content Manager will be responsible for creating, improving and maintaining content in support of IDMC’s strategic plan and business goals. The main responsibilities also include sharing content to raise brand awareness and monitoring web traffic and metrics to identify best practices. The ideal candidate is an experienced communications professional with demonstrated skills in developing creative digital content.

The following is a brief description of the main responsibilities of this position:

  • Develop content strategy aligned with short and long-term information dissemination and marketing objectives.
  • Create and publish engaging website content, including written content, videos, animations, digital campaigns and other.
  • Edit, proofread and improve writers’ posts through staff capacity-building.
  • Analyse website traffic to understand users’ interests.
  • Lead on the development and management of IDMC’s digital strategy to improve outreach, dissemination of IDMC’s key products and messages, and impact across multiple platforms.
  • Stay up to date with website developments and generate new ideas to draw our audience’s attention.
  • Provide IDMC’s External Relations Team with general communications support during peak periods.

Specific responsibilities 

Website development and improvements

  • Develop and maintain an internal working group to revamp IDMC’s website. 
  • Develop and implement a digital strategy for IDMC, with the objectives of increasing outreach, dissemination and access to IDMC’s products and key messages through its website, social media, et.al. 
  • Continually add new functions and features to ensure IDMC’s website is user-friendly and accessible to a broad audience.
  • Manage website design contractors.
  • Research IDMC’s website users: conduct user-mapping exercises to promote IDMC products that align with our audience’s needs.

Content Management

  • Develop and maintain a website editorial calendar and ensure content team is on board.
  • Meet weekly with the Data and Analysis team and Policy and Research team to prioritise content to be featured on IDMC’s website and social media platforms.
  • Plan and develop site content, style and layout.
  • Promote and market IDMC’s latest updates and key products using creative approaches and design.
  • Adjust and design content based on website analytics and user mapping results.
  • Repurpose content for different mediums – including social media and video.

Social Media

  • Foster relationships and liaise with IDMC’s partners’ communications teams to improve cross-promotion of our work and key products through partners’ social media platforms.
  • Manage content distribution to online channels and social media platforms to increase web traffic.

Critical interfaces

  • IDMC Director and Head of External Relations – for overall approach, strategy development and quality control.
  • Publications Coordinator – for support on design and layout, planning for publications and coordination, and to ensure brand consistency.
  • Strategic Communications Advisor and Special Advisor to the Director – for alignment on messaging, events participation, and shadowing Director to gain footage and photos during important meetings and trips.
  • IDMC’s External Relations Team – to align digital content with all communications products and to elevate brand identity.
  • IDMC’s Data and Analysis Team and Policy and Research Team – to mobilise content editors, prioritise newsworthy content to publish and to support enhancements to IDMC’s website.
  • NRC’s Media and Communications team – for access to NRC’s photo library and for technical support. 
  • IDMC partners’ communications teams – to maximise outreach and dissemination.

2. Competencies 

a. Professional competencies 

Generic professional competencies for this position: 

  • At least 7-10 years professional communications experience, particularly focused on writing/editing, marketing, content development, and/or design.
  • Excellent English writing skills; French, Spanish and/or Arabic a plus.
  • Highly organised and detail-oriented.
  • Able to oversee large projects and to coordinate and consolidate work from others.
  • Able to research, collate, and summarise information from different sources.
  • Able to translate technical language to key messages for a broad audience.

Context related skills, knowledge and experience: 

  • Minimum Bachelor’s, preferred Master’s degree in Communications or related degree.
  • 5+ years working on digital content management and/or website development.
  • Knowledge of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and web traffic metrics.
  • Basic knowledge of HTML, Javascript and other website publishing technologies.
  • Familiarity with social media.
  • Demonstrated skills in creative film and video editing.

b. Behavioral competencies 

  • Creative thinker: thinks outside the box and takes initiative to troubleshoot challenges
  • Proven networking and relationship management skills
  • Strategic, able to develop strategic plans based on desired impact and outcomes
  • Committed and passionate about the issue of internal displacement
  • Highly professional and collaborative
  • Aptitude for critical thinking, analysis, and problem solving
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment, and can successfully deliver on short deadlines Influential and decisive

How to apply:

Candidates should complete an NRC WebCruiter application including their CV and personal details.

Applications will only be accepted through the NRC recruitment platform.

Please note that for reasons related to the procedure for work permits in Switzerland, only candidates with an EU/EFTA nationality or a valid work permit for Geneva, Switzerland can be considered for this role.

Deadline for applications: 14 July 2019

For further information and to see the full ad>>

 

By | June 25th, 2019|Careers|0 Comments

Communications Coordinator – 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 Coordinator for a period of 12 months. The successful candidate will be responsible for the logistical and administrative activities of MMV’s communications department and supporting the team to implement the organisation’s communications strategy. He/she will be part of a small and dynamic team working to raise the credibility and visibility of MMV through a range of online and offline channels.

The Communications Coordinator will: 

  • Act as the focal point between external communication providers and the MMV legal, finance and business development teams to ensure a streamlined administrative process (i.e. purchase orders, contracts, timely payment of invoices, etc.) 
  • Oversee internal review of new content for web and print in consultation with wider communications team
  • Keep generic documents and presentations updated
  • Conduct desk research on specific subjects or in response to journalist enquiries, as required
  • Keep the MMV website up to date, by creatively posting new content 
  • Produce monthly newsletters, update MMV’s photo database and respond to web enquiries
  • Create and update presentations for the screen in the kitchen to ensure MMV staff are well informed
  • Assist in the development of MMV’s presence on social media
  • Coordinate the translation of content, including liaison with external translators and internal review, when needed
  • Organize regular internal and external team meetings (scheduling, agenda, minutes, actions)
  • Assist with other external and internal communications duties as needed

Education and Experience:

  • University degree 
  • 2 to 3 years of administrative experience; working with other communications teams an asset
  • Experience in global health/ development issues an advantage

Technical skills required:

  • Excellent command of the English language (mother tongue) both written and spoken; excellent command of French highly desirable
  • Expertise with all Microsoft applications
  • Good online research skills
  • Experience with social media management tools an asset
  • Experience editing images and preparing graphics

Behavioural skills required:

  • Excellent people skills (proactive, collaborative, creative, self-initiative, flexible multitasker, detail-oriented)
  • Excellent organizational skills (able to compile, consolidate and organize information)
  • Able to work under pressure and handle frequent changes to deadlines
  • High sense of responsibility; able to work independently under minimal supervision
  • Able to build relationships with the wider MMV team

Start date: Immediate

For more information about MMV’s activities please refer to our website www.mmv.org.  

Recruitment agencies are kindly requested to refrain from submitting applications. 

By | June 20th, 2019|Careers|0 Comments

Networking apero – Thursday 27 June 2019

We are pleased to invite you to our “welcome summer” networking apero on Thursday 27 June 2019 at the Restaurant “La Vie des Champs” near the ICRC and ILO. Join us for some drinks and finger foods to welcome the summer and network with fellow communicators.

The event will also feature an interactive wine tasting session offered by the Geneva Wine Society.

Date/time: 18:30-21:00, Thursday 27 June  2019

Venue:  Restaurant La Vie des Champs
Ch. de la Vie des Champs 15 Geneva 1202
Directions: the restaurant is located on a small road behind the ICRC, street parking is available in front of the ICRC and UN on Avenue de la Paix. Bus stop BIT for bus 8 is 5 minutes from the venue.
Cost: 33 CHF – includes drinks and snacks

Places are limited, so please register for the event>> 

We look forward to seeing you there.

By | June 17th, 2019|GCN aperos|0 Comments

One week Summer Course on Digital Strategies for Health Communications – Geneva region

Join the Tufts University European Center in Talloires, France for this one week summer course.

Sunday, August 11, 2019 – Thursday, August 15, 2019

This course (taught in English) covers how to develop and implement a digital strategy to drive a health organization’s online presence, specifically the processes for selecting, using, managing, and evaluating the effectiveness of technologies to reach healthcare consumers. The course touches upon health communication theory, formative evaluation, and search engine optimization (SEO).

Further information >>

By | June 10th, 2019|Other events|0 Comments

Digital Threats & E-reputation Management – 13 June 2019 Spotlight Seminar, Webster University Geneva

Digital Threats & E-reputation Management – 13 June 2019 Spotlight Seminar, Webster University Geneva

June 13, 2019, 18:30 – 19:30

Digital threats such as cyber-attacks, data breaches and phishing have become increasingly common and pose a serious threat to the online reputation of individuals and organisations. Fake news and cyber-attacks have also created distrust in online communication. In this seminar, we explore some of these threats and advise on proactive measures communicators can take to protect or defend the e-reputation of their company or organisation. We also address the challenges of building consumer trust in this uncertain digital environment.

 

The event will be followed by a question and answer session and a free networking cocktail.

Whilst this is a free event, we kindly ask that you register:

Further information>>

Hosted by the Media Communication Department, Webster University Geneva

By | June 1st, 2019|Other events|0 Comments

Graphic Designer – Internship – CERAH Geneva

Internship – CERAH – Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action
Duration: Three months between June-September 2019

We are seeking a junior Graphic Design intern to join our tight knit team to support internal and external design efforts for 2019. This is a great opportunity for a nimble and conceptual-minded designer to get hands on experience within a friendly, dynamic team.

This is the right internship for you if you are comfortable working in a relaxed work environment – and if you flourish in small teams where everyone has great impact and responsibility. Beyond the basics – like being a typography and layout wizard – you’ll need to have a broad knowledge base of communications, graphic design and technology and be passionate about humanitarian, social and cultural issues.

You will be working alongside other communications professionals on a range of projects including publications, marketing materials and website/social media materials. You should be familiar with the editorial and design process. The internship has a minimum duration of 3 months between June-September. We require a part-time commitment (approx 30 hours a week) with flexible working hours.

This is a paid internship.

Requirements:

• Proven work experience in a design agency, at school/college/university or freelance.
• College diploma or university degree in graphic design or similar.
• Strong conceptual, organisational and problem solving skills.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to speak to the thinking behind design work.
• Adobe Creative Suite. Editorial Photography. Web Design is a plus but not mandatory!

Please send your CV and a cover letter introducing yourself and why you think this internship matches your skills to sian.bowen@graduateinstitute.ch

Deadline for applications: May 31, 2019.

CERAH is the joint centre of the Graduate Institute Geneva and the University of Geneva. The centre specializes in post graduate courses in humanitarian action for professionals. To find out more visit www.cerahgeneve.ch

By | May 18th, 2019|Careers|0 Comments

International Conference – How to Benefit from the IP System – Geneva, 20 May 2019

Join stakeholders from government, civil society, IGOs, NGOs, industry and other sectors to share insights in different domains of intellectual property (IP) and development. Explore national, regional and international knowledge and experience on recent IP and development issues, and strategize on how best to benefit from the IP system.

Geneva – May 20, 2019: 09h00-18h00

Further information>>

By | May 14th, 2019|Other events|0 Comments

Personal Brand Summit – Get your FREE pass

Go behind the scenes and learn how to build your own profitable personal brand with this online summit featuring more than 39 of the world’s leading online marketing experts – including our own Melitta Campbell.
For a limited time, tickets for the event starting 13 May are free.
Click here to get your free ticket AND a free Personal Branding Playbook, with instant tips to help you already uplevel your business.
By | May 6th, 2019|Other events|0 Comments

lunchtime workshop on Writing With Impact -6 June – Geneva – new date!

Join Meg Stringer of Word for this lunchtime seminar:

Do you turn into a grouch when it’s time to write? Panic at press releases? Bored with your web copy? Confused by your own emails?

DISCOVER HOW TO WRITE:

• to make content pop and persuade

• without jargon and fluff

• with a relatable, authentic voice

• for the target audience, not yourself

EVERYBODY WRITES

Entrepreneur. Trader. Web developer. Everybody writes something, somewhere. But, there’s just 15 spots in the workshop. Reserve your seat at the table.

SANDWICH LUNCH INCLUDED!  Registration >>

Thurs 6 June, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM CEST
Location
Spaces Genève, Quai de l’île
13 Quai de l’Ile
1204 Genève

Cost: 25 CHF

By | April 29th, 2019|Other events|0 Comments

Communications Manager (part-time) -Martin Ennals Foundation, Geneva

Communications Manager (part-time)

Part-time 40 % (2 days a week, flexible)
Based in Geneva, Switzerland
Reporting to the MEF Coordinator
Languages: Fluent French and English
Start date: 1 July 2019 (negotiable)

Organisation mission
The Martin Ennals Foundation (MEF) enhances the visibility and protection of human rights defenders and builds awareness and recognition for their work, through visibility, publicity and support, principally by granting the annual Martin Ennals Award (MEA).

Organisational structure
The Foundation consists of a Board made up of up to 12 members, led by a Chairperson elected by the Board. It includes a Vice-Chairperson, a Secretary and a Treasurer who together make up the governance committee that is entrusted with the routine business of the Foundation.
The MEA Coordinator is the executive arm of the Foundation. Other staff lines include (as at June 2019) a Communications Manager and a Programme Officer.

Organisational setting and reporting relationships
With an annual award as its principal activity, the MEF operations have a cyclical nature, which requires a certain flexibility in the way that the staff – all part-time – arrange their work.
The Communications Manager reports to the MEA Coordinator.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Communications Manager is responsible for formulating, leading and enhancing the MEF communications strategy in support of the organisation’s mission. The MEF communications priorities require a focused and purposeful approach in support of the Martin Ennals Award and of the MEF itself. This should ensure the delivery of a high-profile, high-quality ceremony with measurable impact, in collaboration with MEF partners and Laureates through appropriate channels. Target audiences include Swiss and Geneva authorities and communities, relevant international organisations, human rights organisations, agencies and activists, governments and their representatives as MEF donors and as protectors of and influencers on human rights, MEF Jury members and regional panels, journalists, bloggers, academia, filmmakers and media champions.

Subject to approval of the Board and of the Coordinator, the Communications Manager will recruit and provide guidance and supervision to interns or volunteers. The Communications Manager will also assist the MEF Coordinator and Programme Officer as/when necessary.

The Communications Manager’s main tasks include:
• Being responsible for MEA’s communications, in developing and regularly adapting a corporate communications and social media strategy;
• Increasing global recognition for the MEF mission, the Award and its Laureates;
• Planning and implementing promotional activities for the Laureates while promoting the MEF brand;
• Developing, monitoring and evaluating the impact of publicity for the MEA ceremony;
• Planning and implementing promotional activities for the Finalists through networking, media relations and partner organisations while promoting the MEA brand;
• Maintaining and increasing engagement with relevant audiences via the MEF Website and social media channels;
• Producing and disseminating press material and other written and audio-visual content in relevant languages;
• Strengthening relations with new and traditional media and communications teams in Jury member organisations;
• Assisting in the formulation of funding proposals and required reporting documentation for donors and the Board;
• Providing regular (quarterly TBD) updates on developments in communications to the Board’s governance committee;
• Improving and managing electronic file storage systems, Contact Management Systems, IT support and Webmaster services.

To apply:
Please send:
1) a current CV and
2) a motivational cover letter of 500 words

to hr@martinennalsaward.org by 20 May 2019. Interviews will take place between 3-7 June 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applicants should have a high standard of both written and spoken English and French, at least 5 years’ experience of developing and implementing international communications strategies for practical impact through traditional and social media channels. They should also be able to demonstrate creative approaches to delivering the tasks above and of reaching relevant audiences using a variety of communications techniques. A good understanding of human rights, the sector’s constraints and potential opportunities will be considered as assets.

By | April 29th, 2019|Careers|0 Comments