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Communications Manager – CHS Alliance – Geneva or London

Are you a talented communications professional who can write and produce engaging communications materials for non-profit organizations? Do you want to be part of a small but dynamic team committed to raising the quality and accountability of organisations supporting people affected by crisis? Do you have the right skills and experience to strengthen our communications around the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) and help us accelerate change?

We are looking for a highly motivated and skilled Communications Manager, with excellent writing skills and media management experience, to join our Membership and Communications team. This is an important role to raise the profile of the CHS and promote the work of the CHS Alliance amongst key audiences including members, partners, media and the wider sector.
What we expect from you

Communication of the CHS:
1. Actively promote the use, application and measurement of the CHS in all fora with CHS Alliance members and the wider sector;
2. Lead on communications for the CHS (website content, publications and marketing), working in collaboration with communications staff at Sphere and Groupe URD, and ensuring information is accurate and up-to-date.

CHS Alliance communication:
3. Work with the Head of Membership and Communications to develop and implement the CHS Alliance membership and communications strategies, delivering on agreed commitments, to help meet the team’s objectives;
4. Develop and maintain a range of print and digital materials to effectively and proactively communicate the CHS Alliance’s mission, vision and main messages to key global audiences. This includes managing the copywriting and production of the Annual Report and other publications, production of leaflets, case studies, newsletters, social media toolkits, animations, videos and other materials as required;
5. Manage the editorial calendar and content, including copywriting, for the monthly CHS Alliance newsletter;
6. Maintain and update content on the CHS Alliance website using the Content Management System, to ensure information is current, clear, concise and engaging;
7. Lead on media relations, working closely with the Head of Membership and Communications to identify opportunities for proactive media outreach and drafting reactive messages.
8. Manage the CHS Alliance’s presence at external events and represent the organisation professionally to stakeholders, including partners, prospective and current members and donors. Coordinate an annual events calendar and support the preparation and delivery of CHS Alliance conferences and events;
9. Manage the development and production of CHS and CHS Alliance branded collateral for events;
To view the full job description, please click here.

Your profile
You are a seasoned professional with demonstrated experience in writing and producing on a range of external communications materials for non-profit organizations; and more specifically:
¨ You have at least eight years of experience in an organisational communications role and/or media management.
¨ You are an exceptional copywriter on a range of external communications materials and have experience in content production for social media.
¨ You are well-versed in the changing digital communications landscape.
¨ Fluent in written and spoken English, you have excellent publication standard writing skills; a good knowledge of French is an asset.
¨ You can analyse and synthesize complex ideas and turn them into concise messages for a wide range of audiences
¨ You have strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
¨ You are a self-starter who enjoys working in small teams and with limited supervision.
¨ Your colleagues describe you as fun, reliable and professional.
¨ You commit to the CHS Alliance values, vision and mission and commit to be personally and collectively responsible for upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct.
This includes refraining from acts of misconduct, respecting the CHS Alliance’s standards and the dignity of those whom the Alliance pledges to assist and with whom they have contact.

Terms and conditions
Reports to: Head of Membership & Communications
Responsible for: no one
Location: London or Geneva
Contract type: open-ended contract – full time (80% considered for the right candidate)
Start date: mid-June
How to apply
You shall submit your application by email to: recruitment@chsalliance.org
Applications shall include a CV and a motivation letter (no longer than 2 pages). Please mention your name and the vacancy reference in the subject line.
Deadline for applications: Sunday 14 April 2019 (23:59 GMT)
First round of interviews will take place online through GoToMeeting on 29th April or 30th April 2019.
Second round of interviews will ideally take place face-to-face on 9th May or 10th May.

By | March 30th, 2019|Careers|0 Comments

7 week course on Communication, Advocacy and Negotiation in Humanitarian Settings

CERAH in Geneva is offering a 7 week course (certificate of advance studies) with 1 week short courses also available: April 29 – June 14, 2019

“Communication during aid action projects confronts several important challenges. Humanitarian workers need to, often simultaneously, build positive relations with the affected populations, authorities and journalists, raise awareness and support, as well as lobby the cause they defend.”

Further information>>

By | March 22nd, 2019|Professional development|0 Comments

Next lunchtime seminar – Friday 5 April 2019

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

Personal brand and reputation management: security strategies to keep your identity safe – Friday 5 April 2019
 
The digital transformation has had a profound impact on organisations and individuals. It has created new opportunities for communications but also requires new skills to understand and manage the dangers and risks. Digital threats including cyber-attacks, ransomware and “hacktivist” movements are increasingly prevalent in our society. Through social media these threats can spread quickly and impact not only our working environment but also our personal reputation. In addition, fake news, bots and influence buying, have facilitated the spread of misinformation and the means to manipulate both our personal brand and the reputation management of organisations.
How do we protect ourselves from these threats? Stephane Koch, expert in internet security, cybercrime, and digital strategies, will explain some of the most important threats that we face today and how to manage information and reputation in light of these dangers.
Date: Friday 5 April 2019
Time: 12h30 to 14h00
Location: The Swiss Press Club, Route de Ferney 106, La Pastorale, 1202 Geneva.
Fee: CHF 30.- per person includes drinks and snacks
Please register online >>

About the speaker: 
Stephane Koch has a Masters of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Economic Crime Investigations, and a degree of Specialist in Public Relations (ISRP). Specializing in online reputation, Crisis, Social Media, and information security. Stephane is also a trainer and lecturer both in the public and private sector, also working with a number of schools and universities. In recent years, in collaboration with Reporters Without Borders, he has conducted information security workshops for journalists at the Medill School of Journalism, the National Press Club and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.
By | March 14th, 2019|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

Performance Web – Geneva 17 May 2019

This one day conference (in French!) for web professionals will feature 18 presentations, 3 workshops, and an opportunity to network. The conference topics will include SEO, SEA, social media and French-speaking web experts will be available throughout the day to talk to you about new features and strategies to adopt in the face of change. It will be about SEO, SEA, marketing automation, social networks, influence marketing and many other topics.

For further information and to register>> 

 

By | March 11th, 2019|Other events|0 Comments

LEC (L’Événement Connecté) – 9 to 10 April 2019

The LEC (L’Événement Connecté) will be held at Palexpo in Geneva from the 9-10 April 2019.

The event was formerly known as the Salon eCom/Swiss IT Business, SMARC and Retail-Expo show, considered the biggest Swiss event dedicated to digital and IT.

The 2 days will feature events that will focus on the new technological and organisational challenges facing all Swiss industrial and service companies today.

For more information and to register>>

By | March 11th, 2019|Other events|0 Comments

English copy-editor, Sphere Geneva

Sphere is calling for proposals for professional English copy-editing service. The Sphere movement was started in 1997 by a group of humanitarian professionals aiming to improve the quality of humanitarian work during disaster response.
Initially developed by non-governmental organisations, along with the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the Sphere standards have become a primary reference tool for national and international NGOs, volunteers, UN agencies, governments, donors, the private sector, and many others. Today, Sphere is a worldwide community which brings together and empowers practitioners to improve the quality and accountability of humanitarian assistance.
Required competences and experience
• English native speaker with several years of experience in providing professional English proofreading and copy-editing services, including to Non-Governmental Organisations.
• Thorough understanding of the humanitarian sector and of its technical lexicon. Previous experience working on content related to humanitarian quality and accountability /humanitarian standards is a strong asset.
• Capacity to respond promptly to requests (ex.: 2 days maximum for 1,000 words).
• Attention to detail; understanding of plain and inclusive language.
• Strong understanding of the editing requirements of different communication platforms(web, newsletters, social media, etc). How to submit a proposal
Interested service providers are invited to submit the following:
• A detailed résumé(or agency portfolio).
• An indication of the requested copy-editing fees per type of editing (light / medium / heavy)and of proofreading fees, per 1,000 words.
• Two copy-edited writing samples on matters related to the humanitarian sector.
• The contact information of two references.
Applications should be submitted to communications@spherestandards.org no later than 15 March 2019.
By | March 1st, 2019|Careers|0 Comments

Become an Independent Professional – Event

Have you ever considered starting up as an independent professional or freelancer?

If so, Excelerate Institute as created the event for you!

On March 7th, experienced entrepreneur André Delafontaine, will be sharing how exactly you can create a successful business in the Suisse Romande region.

He will be joined by a team of coaches – including our own Business and Communications Coach, Melitta Campbell – who will be available to give you personalised feedback on your own ideas and questions.

Learn more about the half-day event and reserve your place

Excelerate Institute - Event - Become and Independent Professional in Suisse Romande

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intrigued about life on the ‘other side’?
Read this research from Excelerate Partners advisors Eric Balossier & Morgan Matthews 
> Become Independent and Thrive

By | February 28th, 2019|Other events|0 Comments

Communications Manager – GAIN – Geneva or London

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is a Swiss-based foundation launched at the UN in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. Working with both governments and businesses, we aim to transform food systems so that they deliver more nutritious food for all people. In particular, we aim to make healthier food choices more desirable, more available, and more affordable. GAIN’s mission is to advance nutrition outcomes by improving consumption of nutritious and safe food for all people, especially the most vulnerable to malnutrition.

The Communications Department in Geneva has witnessed a large increase in the number of internal and external requests for support, mainly linked to the growing importance of nutrition in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, the need for GAIN to better communicate and disseminate information about programmes and projects, and the desire to influence key policy decisions in the development/nutrition sector.

To respond to this growing demand and to support the Communications team in developing and implementing a variety of global communications activities, we are looking for a seasoned communications professional who will be able to manage projects independently, while being part of a global team.

Reporting to the Head of Communications, the Communications Manager will lead projects related to content production, media outreach, events, digital communications, writing/editing, and monitoring of communications strategies and results.

The ideal candidate will have extensive professional experience, preferably at the international level in the private sector (food industry) or for large non-governmental organisations. You must be confident in developing and implementing complex communication strategies targeting a variety of stakeholders at the global, regional and national levels. You will be required to manage projects in a matrix environment, and to deliver high-quality communication materials within budget and deadlines.

You should demonstrate experience in content production, event planning and management, website and social media publishing, and media relations at international level. You must be capable of transforming complex ideas into concise and accessible messages for a variety of audiences, and able to work with external agencies and consultants.

If you are interested in the position, please apply via the link below:

bit.ly/GAIN-Comms-Manager

Closing date: 9 March 2019

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and – as an inclusive employer – we are keen to reflect the diversity of our society at every level within our organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Our employees worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.

By | February 19th, 2019|Careers|0 Comments

GCN lunch – 8 February 2019 wrap up

Thank you to all the participants of our recent lunchtime seminar on “How to use storytelling to drive change” with Elissa Bertot of Elissa Bertot Communications, held on Friday 8 February 2019.

During the presentation, Elissa identified 6 components of storytelling: the title, the hero, the quest, the struggle, the secret weapon, and the happy ending. She expanded on the 3 most critical ones: the hero, the quest and the happy ending.  The Hero being your audience, not your organization so the focus should be on them. The Quest is your audience’s challenge/pain, something they want changed which you must identify in order to sell them a solution. And the happy ending is your audience’s desired outcome, the transformation they want to achieve (with the help of your solution). 

Those who missed it or want to share with colleagues can watch the recording of the live stream on Facebook.

Below, are some images from the event (thanks to Geraldo Pestalozzi www.gpestalozzi.com).

Look out for our next event in the Spring.

Glenn, Patricia and Ekaterina

  • GCN lunch seminar 8 Feb 2019 - How to use storytelling to drive change with Elissa Bertot
By | February 12th, 2019|GCN lunch events, Uncategorised|0 Comments

February lunch seminar – sold out – but watch it live on Facebook!

Our February 8th lunch event on Storytelling is sold out – but you can watch it live on Facebook – see you online!

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By | February 7th, 2019|News|0 Comments