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The Global Fund (Geneva) – Digital Publishing Consultancy

The Global Fund – Digital Publishing Consultancy
The Global Fund is searching for a digital publishing consultant to develop the Global Fund’s digital content and operate the content publishing on its public-facing digital communications and data platforms to effectively communicate the Global Fund’s mission, results, priorities and developments.
For the full description and application details, see the posting TGF-20-009 here https://www.theglobalfund.org/en/business-opportunities/individual-consultancies/
By | August 7th, 2020|Careers|0 Comments

U.S. Mission in Geneva – Community Management and Digital Production Coordinator

The Community Management and Digital Production Coordinator is responsible for building and maintaining Mission flagship digital properties (social media, website content); for developing a year-long editorial calendar designed to promote Mission priorities with on-line communities; researching and analyzing evolving markets for Mission digital properties and engaging the public online. Produces and customizes multimedia content, including original graphics and video, to promote Mission objectives.

Full description of this position can be found here>> 

By | July 22nd, 2020|Careers|0 Comments

Graphic and Digital Design Officer – IDMC, Geneva

Graphic and Digital Design Officer – IDMC, Norwegian Refugee Council, Geneva

 The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is the world’s authoritative source of data and analysis on internal displacement. Since our establishment in 1998 as part of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), we 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.

With a team of 31 people in Geneva and an annual budget of over 5 million USD, we monitor more than 130 countries in the world for which we provide verified, consolidated and multi-sourced estimates of the number of people internally displaced or at risk of becoming displaced by conflict, violence, disasters and development projects. We complement this global data with interdisciplinary research into the drivers, patterns and impacts of internal displacement. Using this evidence, we provide tailor-made advice and support to inform global, regional and national policy-making. Our data and evidence are published on our website and via our Global Internal Displacement Database (http://www.internal-displacement.org/database/displacement-data). Our flagship report, the Global Report on Internal Displacement (https://www.internal-displacement.org/global-report/grid2020/), *published every year in May, is the world refeence on IDP statistics, featuring trends and thematic analyses, country and regional spotlights.

IDMC is looking for a passionate Graphic and Digital Design Officer to help create compelling professional digital design assets in order to improve the accessibility, understanding, and utility of IDMC’s data, research, and work. The Graphic and Digital Design Officer will advise on how publications and other IDMC products can maximise the desired impact from both a design and overall communications perspective and ensure that all IDMC’s external products are of the highest quality prior to publication and dissemination.

In addition, the Graphic and Digital Design Officer will provide overall editorial and design support to IDMC’s external products, including donor reports, publications, events communications, and digital products and will act as IDMC’s brand guardian and identify opportunities to continually elevate the IDMC brand.

The Graphic and Digital Design Officer will also be expected to provide general communications and fundraising support to the team during busy periods, as required.

Duties and responsibilities

Creative content/data visualisation development

  • Conduct research and analysis and stay up to date on the latest data visualisations and design tools and applications;
  • Liaise with IDMC’s Data and Analysis and Policy and Research teams to learn of upcoming priorities and publications, and to conceptualise the best way to communicate our work using design assets;
  • Communicate complex concepts and analytics using visually appealing and user-friendly dashboards and maps;
  • Using specialised design software, develop graphic layouts and templates for publications, geo-spatial maps, and creative design assets for IDMC’s print and digital products;
  • Design digital assets for website use, print posters, maps, and infographics;
  • Distil quantitative and qualitative data, research, and analysis to contribute to communicating compelling stories through visual storytelling to diverse audiences;
  • Develop and maintain an updated library of photos sourced from IDMC staff and consultants, partners’ photo libraries, and paid photo pools that depict the issue of internal displacement and IDMC’s work;
  • Provide overall communications and design support in the production of IDMC’s publications, including its annual flagship Global Report on Internal Displacement;
  • Identify and manage consultants and suppliers to support and enhance in-house design work.

Quality assurance on external products

  • Liaise with product authors and conceptualise and create visuals to help convey IDMC’s work through both digital and print mediums;
  • Maintain an editorial calendar and ensure timely delivery of all external publications and communications products;
  • Keep External Relations team updated on any delays or challenges faced in production and/or meeting deadlines and troubleshoot problems;
  • Conduct final quality assurance checks on all publications to ensure editorial and visual precision;
  • Support External Relations team in the production of donor reports and corporate communications materials including IDMC’s annual report, program brochures, etc.;
  • With the communications team, analyse which IDMC products produced the greatest returns (in terms of downloads and views, dissemination, etc.) and develop and enhance strategy to improve outreach of IDMC’s products.

Brand guardianship

  • Increase IDMC’s brand recognition by ensuring a balance between consistency and creative design;
  • Lead IDMC through a brand refresh exercise to develop new and compelling templates to align with IDMC’s new 2030 strategy, and train staff on any new brand style guidelines developed;
  • With the External Relations team, conduct market research to improve understanding of our audience and their needs;
  • From a branding perspective, conduct benchmarking of IDMC’s products versus partners’ products and advise on improvements to IDMC’s marketing and dissemination of its core products;
  • Identify opportunities to continually increase IDMC’s brand awareness and recognition;
  • Stay updated on key trends and competitor brand strategies to ensure the continued relevance and suitability of IDMC’s brand with our target audience.


Generic professional competencies for this position:

  • Self-starter, pro-active, quick learner, high performing, agile, and adaptable;
  • Creative thinker, problem solver, detail-oriented;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, a sense of humour, and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Fluency in English required, excellent English language writing and communication skills;
  • French, Spanish, or Arabic a plus;
  • Ability to multi-task to accommodate high paced environment;
  • Excellent organization, analysis, and planning skills;
  • Strong coordination skills;
  • Able to distill technical language and information to key messages for a broad audience.

Context related skills, knowledge, and experience:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree preferred, in communications, data visualisation, brand management, graphic design, marketing, content development, or related discipline;
  • 5 years of experience in graphic design, data visualisation, geo-spatial tools, data analysis software, or branding, with interest and basic knowledge in international development and/or humanitarian assistance;
  • Skills in video editing and basic motion design a plus;
  • Experience in using geo-spatial mapping tools;
  • Experience and/or interest in the issue of internal displacement and human mobility and willingness to travel on an occasional basis.

Personal qualities

  • Creative thinker: thinks outside the box and takes initiative to troubleshoot challenges;
  • Proven networking and relationship management skills;
  • Strategic thinker, able to develop strategic plans based on desired impact and outcomes;
  • Committed and passionate about the issue of internal displacement;
  • Highly professional and collaborative;
  • An 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.

Start date, duration, working hours, eligibility

  • This position is initially for a period of 12 months;
  • This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week;
  • Please note that for reasons related to the procedure for work permits in Switzerland, only candidates with a Swiss/EU/EFTA nationality or a valid work permit for Switzerland can be considered for this role (non-Swiss/EU/EFTA citizens must kindly provide proof of a valid working permit for Switzerland in their application);
  • Only applications received via NRC’s recruitment platform Webcruiter will be accepted.

We can offer

  • A passionate and dynamic team;
  • An international and diverse work atmosphere;
  • Flexible working hours.

How to apply

Candidates should complete an NRC WebCruiter application including the following:

  • Webcruiter CV and personal details;
  • A cover letter which should include your availability and the type and validity of your working permit for Switzerland if you don’t have a Swiss, EU or EFTA nationality.
  • Applications will only be accepted through the NRC recruitment platform Webcruiter, please see: https://www.nrc.no/vacancies/

Deadline for application: 10 August 2020

We look forward to receiving your application!

By | July 14th, 2020|Careers|0 Comments

Webinar: Impact of Covid-19 on the Digital Media Culture


Webster University Geneva presents:

Impact of Covid-19 on the Digital Media Culture”, by Glenn O’Neil and GCN co-founder:

Covid-19 has changed the landscape and culture of digital media: how we receive information, what grabs our attention, who is influencing us and what we trust. The workshop will provide insights as to the implications of these changes for the workplace, business and individuals

Date: Wednesday, July 8th 2020

Time: 18:30 – 19:30

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

Link to Join the Webinarwww.webster.ch/live 

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

Head of Communications Full-time – International School of Geneva

Founded in 1924, and enjoying close ties with the UN, the Foundation of the International School of Geneva, commonly known as Ecolint, is the world’s number one international school.

Reporting to the Director General, and collaborating closely with the Director of Admissions and Marketing and the Director of Development, the Head of Communications will be responsible for internal and institutional communications to different stakeholder groups including staff, parents, students and alumni on topics which are not directly related to admissions, marketing or fundraising.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Work closely with the Director General both strategically and operationally to manage internal and external communications to staff, parents, Board members and external stakeholders using email, intranet, print publications and other communication tools such as webinars.
  • Write, translate, proof read and lead the process of sending messages from the Director General, Board, or other Foundation departments (e.g. Finance, HR, the Ecolint Pension Fund) using mass mailing platforms, leveraging the Director General’s administrative team.
  • Provide editorial and authoring support for internal documentation such as Board and Conférence des Directeurs policies, staff handbooks etc.
  • Lead internal communication on Ecolint projects e.g. the board approved strategic plan, Foundation mobility plan, negotiations of staff collective bargaining agreement (CCT) etc.
  • Manage traffic flow of work into and out of the shared service pool (graphic design, print shop, mailroom) to ensure different stakeholder needs are met.
  • Advise the Director General on internal communications and press releases, including managing potentially adverse or sensitive publicity/crisis communications.

Candidate requirements

  • Demonstrated experience and success at Mid-Senior to Senior level in Communications, Public Relations or similar, ideally in the field of education or similar non-profit organisations.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability in journalistic copywriting and production of communication materials across all media, especially print and digital.
  • Mother tongue standard of English and French, both oral and written.
  • Ability to write clear, compelling and stylish prose, with sensitivity for the needs of an audience whose mother tongue is often neither English nor French.
  • An attention to linguistic, grammatical and typographical detail bordering on obsessive.
  • High level of competence with major computer software packages, ideally including MS Office suite, Google Apps, at least one mainstream CMS (ideally Drupal), a mass mailing tool (e.g. Mailchimp, InxMail) and the Adobe suite of tools (especially Acrobat).

Candidates are required to apply on the link below by sending their CV, three references, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer, that may be followed at the point of interview and a covering letter addressed to David Hawley, International School of Geneva, before 1st August 2020 mentioning the reference number 100 001.

For further information and to apply>>

By | June 27th, 2020|Careers|0 Comments

Recording – online presentation Friday 26 June 2020 – Beyond Coronavirus – new technologies, media and communications

Many thanks to Dr Nicoletta Iacobacci for her fascinating presentation today on technology, the future and communications.  You can view a video recording of the presentation here.

clip from presentation of Dr Nicoletta Iacobacci
By | June 26th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Paid internship (1 year) – communications – EBU Geneva

The European Broadcast Union (EBU) is looking for a communications intern (French-speaking) for one year:

The Communications Intern is responsible for a wide range of communications, branding and events tasks including managing the French web content online, producing certain event and publication webpages, managing the online photo gallery, managing email marketing lists, answering general inquiry emails, assisting with the collection of web and social media analytics, assisting with large events and special branding projects. The successful candidate will be part of a fast-paced, busy digital production environment that targets public service media professionals and public audiences and will work closely with the Communications team and EBU Members. This role is instrumental in maintaining a French language website and gaining visibility for our brand among Members, stakeholders and important partner organizations.

Send your application to:  Amy Wong, online managing editor, wong@ebu.ch by 10 July 2020

Further information is available in the Job Description (pdf).


By | June 26th, 2020|Careers|0 Comments

online presentation Friday 26 June 2020 – Beyond Coronavirus – new technologies, media and communications

Dear Communicators,

With current circumstances temporarily preventing any further networking lunches, we would like you to join us in our first event of a new series of online presentations:

Beyond Coronavirus: new technologies, media and communications

The Coronavirus pandemic has made us increasingly aware of the essential role technology has in our lives, both professional and personal. The coming decade will be the most ground-breaking in history, with revolutionary new technologies becoming increasingly integrated into humanity. As a communicator, it will be increasingly important to be aware of, understand, and manage these technologies. Dr Nicoletta Iacobacci has been working in media and technology for over 20 years. In this virtual GCN presentation, she will discuss key topics such as emerging media, including, transmedia, technologies and digital cultures such as virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and digital humans.

Date: Friday 26 June 2020
Time: 12h30 to 13h30
Location:  Online via Zoom
Cost: Free of charge
By | June 24th, 2020|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

Event Coordinator – The Oak Foundation, Geneva

Oak Foundation commits its resources to address issues of global, social and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged. Oak Foundation makes grants to organisations located in approximately 40 countries worldwide.

Oak Foundation holds a Global Retreat for all its staff every five years. Our hope is that the next Global Retreat will provide us with the space to:
• Reflect on past achievements and challenges
• Affirm the common values that guide our work
• Consider future priorities for Oak
• Learn from each other
• Strengthen our internal networks and collaboration
• Reinvigorate our individual and collective efforts
• Explore the broader contexts in which we work
• Identify challenges and opportunities that define our work
• Inspire, motivate and connect us to each other and to Oak’s mission in the world

The foundation is searching for a coordinator for the Global Retreat, which will take place from 19-23 July 2021. They are looking for someone to work as follows:
1. 60 per cent from 1 July 2020 to 31 January 2021
2. 100 per cent from 1 February 2021 to 31 August 2021

Pre-Retreat responsibilities
The coordinator fills an important role in planning the Retreat. During the first few months, the coordinator’s primary job is to help the co-chairs to: book vendors (i.e., photographer and writers, etc.) for activities and events; organise dinners and activities at the event location; take meeting minutes; follow up on requests; and coordinate the various exploratory meetings of the committee and subcommittees.
In addition to the above, the coordinator’s job is centred on creating an organisational system to facilitate the work of the committee members and others. These tools should help map all relevant information for participants.
The coordinator also: creates a working budget; drafts communications to staff for co-chairs; drafts a survey to register guests to the Retreat; creates food allergy records to tailor catering; finalises all logistics for speakers and special guests; coordinates with vendors; drafts agreements; and creates schedules for deliverables.
A few months prior to the Retreat, the coordinator: finalises all agreements with vendors and speakers; collects bios and information to be used in the programme; provides draft material for the formal programme for internal and external guests; and maps Retreat logistics, which involves several weeks of organising and coordinating with committee members, hotels and vendors.
The coordinator will be expected to travel a few times from Geneva to Lyon, the conference site, to visit the venue and potential locations for events.

Retreat responsibilities
The coordinator’s main job at the Retreat will be to make sure that all of the logistics, which will be carefully planned, fit together seamlessly at the Retreat. During the Retreat, the coordinator will be responsible for all aspects of the lodging, vendors and venues (including ensuring and trouble shooting any IT needs in the meeting rooms). The Retreat coordinator also act as an “event producer” during the Retreat and needs to manage the technical needs of staging several sessions in one day.

Post Retreat responsibilities
With assistance from a co-chair and President, the coordinator will: finalise all invoices; present a final budget to the Director of Administration and President; assemble all photographic records into Flickr; liaise with speakers/presenters; draft surveys and a survey report; and gather all communication material needed for a final Retreat report, among other tasks.

Position requirements
The ideal coordinator will have:
• extensive event planning experience;
• high attention to detail;
• the ability to travel to Lyon, France;
• the ability to juggle a wide range of responsibilities that may demand ongoing reprioritisation;
• demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
• poise, maturity, warmth, curiosity, humility, and a good sense of humour;
• excellent oral and written communication skills in English. A second major language and/or a region-specific expertise would be an asset;
• demonstrated openness and capacity to learn quickly;
• excellent computer skills (Office, e-mail, database management, desk research); and
• committed to Oak’s organisational values.

How to apply
To apply, please send your curriculum vitae and a covering letter by e-mail only to – commdept@oakfnd.org no later than 22 June 2020. In the subject line please put Retreat coordinator – Oak. Applicants must be able to work as a consultant in Geneva, or have an EU or Swiss nationality or valid work permit. Please note that we will only be contacting shortlisted candidates.

By submitting your application, you confirm that you have read and understood Oak’s job applicant’s data privacy notice.

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Reporting to: co-chairs of Global Retreat
Type of contract: part-time consultant or temporary employee
Start date: 1 July 2020 – 31 August 2021
Application deadline: 22 June 2020

By | June 10th, 2020|Careers|0 Comments

New comms jobs online

New jobs online:

Senior Communications Adviser (consultant) – GANHRI, home-based

Senior Manager – Corporate Communications – SITA – Geneva or London

By | May 29th, 2020|News|0 Comments