Spotlight seminar: Fear or excitement? The consequences of emerging technologies, October 4th, 2018, Geneva
Spotlight seminar: Fear or excitement? The consequences of emerging technologies, October 4th, 2018
Webster University, Geneva
followed by an informal networking apéro
Nicoletta Iacobacci, PhD
Adjunct Professor, Media Communications Department, Webster University Geneva & Jinan University, China
This event will be moderated by Sarah Grosso, Media Communications Department, Webster University Geneva.
This is a free event.
This presentation aims to create awareness about the positive and not-so-positive consequences of the new technologies that are increasingly influencing our lives.
Technology is progressing like never before; our civilisation will change so much that its rules and technologies will be incomprehensible to the previous generation. As science-fiction becomes science fact, this lecture looks at how these emerging technologies are impacting our lives. How can we befriend these new technologies, rather than running scared from their developments? How can we ensure a bright future in which our children will coexist peacefully and collaboratively with thinking machines?
The event will be followed by a question and answer session and a free networking cocktail.
For more information: email@example.com
Thursday, October 4
Webster University Geneva, LLC Commons Room
Route de Collex 9 1293 Bellevue, Switzerland
Of interest to communicators:
A one-day introduction to the techniques of using hand-drawn visuals in a range of professional contexts, including group facilitation, coaching and training.
You will learn the basics of visual language and how to use a mix of simple drawings, colour, words and metaphors to develop and share ideas, record presentations and meetings, and engage and energize groups.
Thinking that you can draw is absolutely not a prerequisite— if the techniques interest you and you’re prepared to experiment, please join us. We will spend a large proportion of the time each day practising and sharing within the group.
Engage both your right and your left brain and have fun!
Host and facilitator: Sarah Clark, www.clearthinking-clearcommunication.ch
When and where?
One day, 22 November 2018
Timing: 08.30 to 17.30
Venue: Résidence Colladon, 5 chemin Colladon, Petit-Saconnex, 1209 Geneva
CHF 425, including all materials, workbook and lunch
For further information, contact Sarah Clark: firstname.lastname@example.org or 079 342 7826.
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To accelerate the adaptation of the humanitarian needs of people affected by crises and to changes in its environment, the ICRC has adopted a series of measures to support and lead innovation.
The ICRC approaches innovation as a shared responsibility distributed across the organization and is taking concrete steps to strengthen related practice at three distinct levels:
• First level innovation: reinforced and mainstreamed across the entire organization in the spirit of continuous improvement, so as to become a reflex, and part of ICRC’s practice and culture;
• Second level innovation: bottom-up innovative ideas and solutions, originating at the point of needs, whether field or HQ, are to be better captured, tested and supported, with a view to being rapidly adopted and scaled when and where appropriate;
• Third level innovation: strategic challenges are addressed purposely, in a top-down intentional manner, through dedicated Research & Development (R&D) efforts.
To that purpose, it has created an Innovation Board (InnoBoard), and an Innovation Facilitation Team. Chaired by the Director-General, the InnoBoard drives the organization’s overall innovation agenda. The Innovation Facilitation Team, a three-person team led by the Head of Innovation supports the InnoBoard in the implementation of its mandate.
To strengthen the culture of innovation within the ICRC, while positioning the ICRC to its external partners as an organization that is intentional and committed to adapting to a world that demands agility, a new communication strategy was developed. Part of this strategy consist of launching a blog dedicated to ‘innovation across the ICRC’ addressing and engaging internal and external audiences – spanning from ICRC staff, to innovation practitioners within the Red Cross Red Crescent movement and other humanitarian organizations, to actual and potential donors and partners.
PURPOSE OF POST
The Innovation Blog Writer produces, edits and revises a range of texts on a wide variety of topics related to innovation for publication on the soon-to-be-launched Innovation blog.
MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Identify, in collaboration with the Innovation Facilitation Team, stories/topics and suggest format and angle
• Discuss with ICRC field and headquarters staff to collect information from various innovation initiatives and other innovative projects
• Record newsworthy content in appropriate medium such as articles or interviews for publication in our Red Innovation blog
• Produce texts as well as appropriate images/photography to highlight the stories shared
• Edit or repurpose content published on other ICRC digital channels for the Red Innovation blog
• Bachelor’s degree in communications and/or journalism or English
• At least five years of professional experience in journalism, or related communication field
• Excellent English language writing and editing
• Basic knowledge of photography, graphics and video is considered as an added
• Experience with the ICRC or other humanitarian organizations a strong asset
• Demonstrated ability to communicate complex issues in a simple, engaging and concise manner and to adapt message to different audiences
• Experience in using a broad range of communication techniques and tools, with technical skills in delivering communication outputs
• Location: Geneva
• Activity rate: 20 to 50%, (ideally 50% but flexible)
• Length of assignment: 3 to 6 months depending on the activity rate
• Estimated start date: September 2018
• Contract type: Temporary via an external partner agency
Interested persons fulfilling the above criterias are invited to send their CV and Cover Letter to Kelly Araujo (email@example.com).
In the subject line of your email, please write: “Blog Writer – Application”
Deadline for application: 09.09.2018
The European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) is looking for its new Head of Marketing & Communications. EASL is a non-profit organization (NPO) with its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
The EASL is looking for an experienced, strategic thinking marketing and communications enthusiast professional with excellent planning skills to lead the marketing and communication team at the EASL head office in Geneva. Your role will be to develop global marketing and communication strategies and ensure alignment of global messaging while working alongside production and design teams to create compelling communications in the field of hepatology. You will lead a small team that develops, and successfully implements, global marketing and communication strategies, work plans, campaigns, events and other initiatives for scientific research/medical/public health audiences.
You will have a solid background in managing traditional offline activity, as well as a solid understanding of digital marketing. Your written and communication skills will be first-class, enabling you to develop insight-driven, clear and consistent messaging. You will be comfortable operating in a matrix structural organization with multiple players and be an accomplished team leader to deliver projects to (sometimes challenging) deadlines.
Major functions and responsibilities
- To manage cohesive, growth-oriented, ROI-positive Marketing and Communications strategies that support EASL’s broad portfolio of products, services and initiatives.
- To support the EASL Managing Director in maintaining an effective communication between EASL and its members, EASL and the global liver community, with external partners (including the EASL International Liver Foundation) and other relevant stakeholders, to enhance awareness of EASL activities and to maintain a consistent, strong and positive brand image. To update marketing and communications messaging that will enable EASL leadership to cultivate and enhance meaningful relationships with targeted, high-level external audiences, including key media, legislators and regulators, industry influencers, partners and others as needed.
- Ensure articulation of EASL’s desired image and position, assure consistent communication of image and position throughout the Association, and assure communication of image and position to all constituencies, both internal and external.
- Responsible for the achievement of marketing/communications/public relations mission, goals and financial objectives. Ensure that evaluation systems are in place related to these goals and objectives and report progress to the Managing Director and the Governing Board.
- Develop short- and long-term plans and budgets for the marketing/communications/public relations program and its activities, monitor progress, assure adherence and evaluate performance.
- Recommend short- and long-term MarCom association goals and objectives to the Managing Director.
- Develop, implement and monitor systems and procedures necessary to the smooth operation of the marketing/communications/public relations function.
- Keep informed of developments in the fields of marketing, communications and public relations, non-profit management and governance, and the specific business of the Association and use this information to help the Association operate with initiative and innovation.
- Coordinate media interest in the Association and ensure regular contact with target media and appropriate response to media requests.
- Act as the EASL representative with the media if required.
- To manage all EASL social media platforms, including editorial calendar, daily content and advertising, to manage engaging social media content, with a focus on associate and consumer-oriented content and to research ongoing updates to social media platforms and emerging trends, to support EASL initiatives, trips, news and events on social media, including live-tweeting.
- To manage and monitor the marketing and communication strategies during The International Liver Congress (ILC) and other small events.
- To manage and work with cross department teams on the development and editing of EASL website and to approve its content with EASL strategy and services/products emphasis.
- To collaborate and coordinate with the Membership Department global marketing communications planning for event & activity launches including seasonal calendar activities such as ‘Call for Dues’ related to EASL Membership and EASL funding opportunities such as ‘Fellowships, Mentorships’, etc.
- To oversee the dissemination of eLearning content to better support the education team and ensure relevancy of brand messaging.
- To lead the creative direction and oversee the development of print marketing collateral (brochures, scientific programmes, magazines, posters, flyers, signage, booth design etc) and advertising creative (press).
- To lead, manage and motivate a young and enthusiast team to ensure on-time and on-budget delivery to an exceptional standard.
- Demonstrated high capabilities for developing and implementing marketing and communication strategies.
- Demonstrated capability to lead and manage a team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable individuals.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and effectively as a member of a team, and to communicate in a cross functional environment.
- Demonstrated capacity to manage multiple projects involving different teams and content areas.
- Demonstrated ability to leverage available resources to drive results.
- Proven communication and leadership skills, with demonstrable success in integrated marketing campaigns across digital and traditional media channels.
- Knowledgeable with GDPR, compliance principles, standards and other relevant regulations applicable to non-profit organizations.
- Experience in the management of activities relevant to the association (e.g. multimedia communications, eLearning etc.); experience in the healthcare environment would be a plus.
- 5 to 8 years of experience in a similar role.
- Graduate degree or equivalent education in business administration, communication and marketing; continued education throughout career path is a must.
- English mother tongue, fluent in French.
- Strong writing and editing abilities.
- Proven track record of accomplishment in a nonprofit setting demonstrating programmatic impact.
- Organizational skills, ability to multitask, positive attitude to complex problem solving, computer literacy.
- Takes full ownership of projects.
- Strong project management, analytical skills.
- Must have excellent people skills and a “customer” service mentality (both internally and externally).
- Collaborative style and strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with colleagues.
- Strong integrity and ability to adhere to ethics and governance rules of EASL as a non-profit organization.
- Strong customer service skills, including the ability to maintain a professional environment while managing difficult situations.
- Manages confidentiality without exception.
Deadline: 28 August 2018
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Title of Assignment: Web Writer
Name of unit/sector: Madrid Information and Promotion Division, Madrid Registry, Brands and Design Sector
Place of Assignment: Geneva, Switzerland
Expected duration of assignment: From 01.09.2018 to 31.12.2018
1. Objective of the assignment
Building on content created for the Madrid website (http://www.wipo.int/madrid/en/) in 2017, the Madrid Information and Promotion Division (IPD), Madrid Registry, Brands and Designs Sector, plans to continue the development of Madrid webpages, as well as enhance its communications to current and prospective users of the Madrid System.
The Contractor will assist in drafting informative and engaging content for the Madrid website. The writer will also support IPD in its efforts to enhance and develop Madrid System communications materials. This includes update to existing publications, and drafting newsletter and content for social media campaigns to present features of the Madrid System. In so doing, the Contractor will liaise with WIPO Communications and all Madrid divisions to ensure accuracy of content.
The Contractor will work in close collaboration with IPD and other teams across WIPO.
We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic self-starter with excellent web writing, communication and organizational skills, and an interest in content optimization, to work in a multicultural environment.
(a) Participate in editing and development of content for the Madrid website, working in close collaboration with IPD and other teams across WIPO, and more specifically:
(i) Outline, write and edit content for the Madrid website and other online communication services with Madrid users;
(ii) Liaise with the WIPO Web Communications Section to ensure existing content is up-to-date, search-engine friendly and consistent with brand, editorial and graphic guidelines;
(b) Author, edit and proof-read content for: online and printed promotional and informational materials; case studies; scripts for Madrid System tutorials and videos;
(c) Undertake preparatory research and contribute content for use in public engagement, media articles and education initiatives.
The Contractor will report to the Officer-in-Charge for IPD.
(a) Native proficiency in English and working knowledge of French; knowledge of Spanish would be an asset;
(b) Bachelor’s degree or higher in communications, public relations, journalism, online marketing or other relevant degree.
(c) At least four years of experience in web communications or online journalism, including experience in web content management and text;
(d) Excellent skills in writing and editing for the web, including the ability to present complex information clearly and succinctly, adapting message to culturally diverse audiences;
(e) Understanding of intellectual property and issues related to trademark rights protection would be an asset;
(f) Excellent organizational and analytical skills and attention to detail;
(g) Ability to work and deliver under deadline pressure in a multicultural, team environment. Strong interpersonal skills;
(h) Good knowledge of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques and web usability practices; and
(i) Be abreast of new communications trends and up-to-date with IT technologies and tools.
Relevant work samples should be provided in the application. Professional references may be sought.
5. Duration of contract and payment
Applicants are requested to provide an indication of their remuneration expectations in Swiss francs, per day worked (on a 8-hour basis), to a maximum of 87 days, during the stated contract period.
It is specifically agreed that the sum to be paid for the Contractor’s deliverables/services is based on actual hours or days of work rendered, as confirmed monthly by the supervisor upon receipt of the deliverables/services. Any excess hours or days rendered over the maximums stipulated in the Terms of Reference of the Contractor or in this Contract, as may be necessary in order to satisfactorily complete all the agreed tasks, should be agreed and approved in advance.
The Organization will not bear relocation costs.
ICS contractors fall outside the coverage of employment contracts for WIPO Staff members and are not subject to the WIPO Staff Regulations and Rules. The contractor has no entitlement to vacation or sick leave, except for WIPO official holidays, or to medical insurance or staff pension. Absences from work will be deducted from the contractor’s payment on a pro-rated basis.
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