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IATA Geneva – Communications intern for the Training Department

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has opened an internship position for 11 months in our Training department, starting mid-January 2019.

We’re looking for a recent university graduate in Marketing or Communication to support the communications and marketing efforts of our Training team, one of our largest revenue generating lines of business.

Under guidance of the department’s communications manager, your main responsibilities will include: helping maintain the iata.org/training website and IATA Training’s presence on social media, filming and editing promotional videos, as well as creating and maintaining marketing communications material such as product sheets.

You will need to be highly computer literate with an advanced level of Microsoft Office suite (especially Word and PPT), Photoshop and video editing software and ideally have some experience of a CMS. Excellent English skills (verbal and written) are a must, and knowledge of other languages is an asset.

We will welcome candidates with proven organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining high attention to detail and meeting deadlines; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and persistent and positive can-do approach.

This is a paid internship. For the full job description please visit our jobs website>>

By | November 18th, 2018|Careers|0 Comments

CHS Alliance – Head of Membership and Communications

Are you a seasoned professional with demonstrated experience in developing and leading strategic communications for non-profit organizations with a global membership reach. Do you want to be part of a small but dynamic team who are intent on raising quality and accountability in how organisations support people affected by crisis? Do you have the right skills and experience to galvanise a large and diverse membership around meeting the Core Humanitarian Standard?

Then please consider this exciting new role to work with a highly motivated and skilled Communications team, to lead the vision for communicating effectively about the Core Humanitarian  tandard for Quality and Accountability (CHS) and support our work in engaging our members and partners around the Standard.

You will be responsible for leading the promotion and engagement for the CHS and supporting the team to engage members, including outreach, recruitment, retention and implementation of plans designed to cultivate, maintain and strengthen the use and effectiveness of the CHS.

What we expect from you

MEMBER RELATIONS – You will manage the engagement of new members as well as retention of the CHS Alliance members.

1.Oversee the continued process for identifying membership needs for the CHS Alliance.

Implement and review as necessary the membership strategy.
Promote membership and member benefits and services.
Solicit new members and manage their application process as well as renewing membership.
Support the CHS Alliance team in building strong relationships with members.
Plan and manage membership events in coordination with other staff, including special workshops, networking events, the CHS Alliance General Assembly, and other events.
Support the Governance related to membership, providing support to the Governing Board and the Membership and Nominations Committee.
Ensure that membership data and information is always up-to-date.

COMMUNICATION – You will lead the planning, development of, implementation and monitoring of the CHS Alliance strategic communications. Specifically, you will work with the team to:

Develop and implement CHS Alliance’s communications strategy, reinforcing clear and compelling key messages.
Find creative ways to engage the membership and broadly promote the Alliance’s work.
Oversee the continued development of a new and engaging CHS Alliance website.
Expand CHS Alliance’s social media presence.
Oversee the production of the monthly e-newsletter, annual report and other special reports as needed.
Support the development of the Annual Humanitarian Accountability Report.
Engage with the other CHS copyright owners and further key partners to develop and implement communications strategy, tools and key messages to promote the Standard.
To view the full job description, please click here.

Your profile

You are a seasoned professional with demonstrated experience in developing and leading strategic communications for non-profit organizations with a global membership reach; and more specifically:

You have at least ten years of experience in communications, in increasing seniority for leading and delivering on strategic communication strategies.
You previously worked for a global membership organisation and have experience of governance issues and administration.
You are a natural problem solver and embrace a spirit of communication and initiative to work with and adapt to multiple stakeholders around the world.
You are organized and can relate organizational structure to the communication.
Your colleagues describe you as an exceptional communicator and advocate, and you would be comfortable representing the CHS Alliance at the highest level.
You enjoy working in small teams and guiding others in their work. Previous managerial position is an asset.
You have excellent oral and written English skills that are articulate and succinct, with other working languages as an asset.
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: Executive Director

Responsible for: Communications Manager, Communications Officer

Location: Geneva

Contract type: open-ended contract – full time (80% considered for the right candidate)

Start date: ASAP

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: Monday 26 November 2018 (23:59 GMT)

By | November 8th, 2018|Careers|0 Comments

CHS Alliance – Consultancy: Website content writing & editing

Consultancy: Website content writing & editing

Period of the contract From mid-November to end of December 2018, with possibility of extension.

Job Purpose:
Write, edit, update and proof-read content of CHS Alliance’s website (www.chsalliance.org) in view of its migration to a new website in February 2019.
Main Responsibilities:
• Review, edit, update, harmonise and improve existing content – approximately 20,000 words – in line with CHS Alliance’s messaging to enable migration to a new website by January 2019;
• Write and edit new content for webpages, in line with CHS Alliance’s messaging;
• Support communications team to develop and publish an internal style guide and guidelines for writing for the web;
• Ensure consistency of style, branding, messaging and clarity of thought across all webpages on the new website.

Further information>> (pdf)

Please, send your application to avaessen@chsalliance.org with a subject line indicating “Website content writing & editing” no later than Monday, 12th November.

By | November 8th, 2018|Careers|0 Comments

 Communications Manager – International Seed Federation, Nyon

The international Seed Federation based in Nyon, Switzerland, is seeking a highly-motivated Communications Manager to develop and implement a clear, coherent communications strategy. 

ISF is a non-profit making membership organisation whose mission is to facilitate the international movement of seed and plant breeding innovation; to mobilise and represent the private seed sector at a global level; to inform its members; and to promote the interests and the image of the seed sector. 

In order to fulfil its mission, ISF positions itself as the voice of the seed sector at international level and to engage with the stakeholders and international organisations in line with its vision “ A world where quality seed is accessible to all”. 

This is a full time, varied role within a small team and involves some international travel. The postholder must be a strong strategic thinker and willing to execute under the direction of the Secretary General. 

External and internal communications strategy & planning and execution 

External communication 

  • Develop and implement a media relations strategy, seeking coverage in print, broadcast and online media 
  • Manage media inquiries and interview requests 
  • Evaluate appropriate speaking opportunities for key executives or functional specialists 
  • Liaise with executives, colleagues and key spokespeople 
  • Coordinate all communications relations activities for ISF worldwide, in close cooperation with national seed associations, international partners and third parties. 
  • Manage and develop ISF website and social media channels. 
  • Identify opportunities to organise events, such as press conferences, webcasts and press trips in close cooperation with national seed associations and international partners. 
  • Develop a crisis communication management strategy and manage crisis communications with all stakeholders. 
  • Write and edit a range of communications, including press releases, articles, presentations, speeches, brochures, and social media posts. 
  • Manage and uphold ISF Brand Guidelines and ensure consistent application of house style across all communications. 
  • Support the communications associated with the ISF World Seed Congress, including corporate branding, media relations, social media, video production and ISF leaders. 
  • Manage campains, projects and relationships with international project teams and third party suppliers including design, digital and web agencies. 

Internal communication 

  • Organise and manage ISF communication network “Global Communication Connect”. 
  • Advise and support colleagues in their internal communications activities to adopt a strategic approach and to develop writing capabilities. 
  • Coordinate and manage the communication calendar of ISF member communications, including the bi-monthly ISF Bulletin. 
  • Collaborate with colleagues on the development of communication tools to support the delivery of ISF strategic objectives. 


  • Minimum: First degree in Media, Marketing, PR, Journalism or similar 
  • At least 3 years’ experience within a communications manager role in an international organisation (agricultural industry expertise would be an asset). 
  • Good understanding of communications strategy and at the same time willing and able to implement. 


  • Strong writing skills/ editing skills 
  • Good interpersonal/ presentation skills 
  • Highly organised and able to multi-task 
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • Ability to manage high workload with tight deadlines 
  • Discretion, good judgement, flexibility, versatility and tact 
  • English: Written/ spoken fluency is essential 
  • Spanish, French or German: Desirable 

To apply in confidence, send a cover letter and a resume to: Michael Keller, Secretary General, International Seed Federation careers@worldseed.org 

The position will be open until 17 November, 2018. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the position shall remain open until a suitable candidate has been engaged. 

By | November 3rd, 2018|Careers|0 Comments

World Usability Day 2018 in Geneva


Celebrate World Usability Day in Geneva with a free after-work event;  this year’s theme is “UX design for good or evil” and it will take place on Thursday 8 November @ Impact Hub (next to Cornavin train station), from 6.30 to 9pm.
Further details and register here>>

By | October 31st, 2018|Other events|0 Comments

Conference: The art of corporate communication: insights for the 21st century

‘The Art of Corporate Communication: Insights for the 21st Century’ conference at Webster University Geneva on November 1st from 6.30 pm – to 7. 30 pm.

Four professors spanning a range of fields (media history and theory, humanitarian communication, business communication, international negotiation, marketing and social science) connect their academic knowledge and professional expertise to shed light on the challenges of persuading, marketing and measuring the impact of communications in the current, turbulent political and economic landscape.

Further details and registration>>

By | October 17th, 2018|Other events|0 Comments

Lunchtime Seminar: How to use Facebook Ads to increase your organisation’s visibility – 9 Nov. 2018

The Geneva Communicators Network is pleased to announce our next lunchtime seminar on Friday 9 November 2018.

How to use Facebook Ads to increase your organisation’s visibility

With the enormous volume of content published on social media every day, many organisations struggle to be seen and heard by their target audiences. Visibility on Facebook can be particularly tough to crack due to the changing algorithms and diminishing organic reach. So how can you effectively reach your audience without breaking the bank? Facebook Ads can be a very cost-effective promotion tool but they need to be done right to bring the best results for your budget.

In this lunchtime seminar, you will learn how to master Facebook Ads and will walk away with actionable tips on how to more effectively promote your organisation to your target audience.

Seminar objectives: 

  • Understand how to use Facebook Ads strategically to increase visibility of your organisation
  • Learn what aspects of Facebook Ad creation are most critical and how to make your ads more effective
Date: Friday 9 November 2018
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: 

Ekaterina (Kat) Filippova, is an Online Visibility Expert for entrepreneurs and Founder of eKat Communication. Kat works with small business owners who don’t know how to position themselves to get clients or how to increase their online visibility.
She helps them build an image online that reflects them as the experts that they really are, which gets them clients, money and confidence to run their business effectively.
Before embarking on the exciting journey of running her own business, Kat spent 8 years at a multinational medical technology company. She held a variety of European roles, responsible for communication to 1’600 employees.
Kat has 11 years of communication experience and holds an MA in media and communication. She works in English, French and Russian and is a frequent speaker and trainer on social media and communication and board member of the Geneva Communicators Network.
By | October 11th, 2018|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

 Head of Marketing & Communication, European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) Geneva


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. It performs its duty under a written constitution. 

The position

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 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 a cohesive, growth-oriented, ROI-positive Marketing and Communications strategies that supports 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’s 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 to work with cross department teams on the development and the 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

Job Requirements

  • 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.

To see the full ad and to apply>>

By | October 11th, 2018|Careers|0 Comments

Communications Manager-Edwards Lifesciences, Nyon




Role and Purpose:

  • The role involves planning and implementing Edwards EMEA’s employee communications strategy and leading on related activities.
  • The role is an integral position within the Communications team. It will contribute to helping the organization to establish a strong reputation internally and externally befitting the company’s market leading position in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring.

Major Job Functions:

  • Develop, implement and execute the employee communications strategy as part of the regional communication strategy. Ensure a direct link with the HR team to align on the One Edwards employee engagement policies.
  • Provide internal executive communications support, particularly to the EMEA Corporate Vice President and regional Executive Leadership Team (ELT) members. This will include managing corporate communications on SalesForce Chatter, at the Annual Sales Meeting, for the President’s Club and creating internal engagement opportunities for senior regional executives.
  • Manage corporate-level employee communications projects, including providing support with “cascade communications” for projects emanating from regional ELT members. This will involve close collaboration with HR, BUs Heads and Country leaders.
  • Provide support for change management projects within the EMEA region.
  • Build the Annual Employee Social Media Involvement Plan, working in collaboration with HR, BUs Heads, Country Directors/Managers – e.g.: MedTech Week social media ambassadors, #DrivenByPatients campaigns, etc.
  • Manage the production of the internal employee magazine, motivational patient videos, video materials from the EMEA Corporate Vice President and one HEART… announcements from VP level upwards. Provide tools to allow country HR teams and departmental managers to undertake their own local or managerial-level announcements.
  • Manage the All Employee Meetings hosted in Nyon and provide guidance for other employee presentations across the region.

Required Education/Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Public relations or employee engagement skills. Native language skills in English and, ideally, native fluency in another European language.

Required Experience:

  • At least five years’ experience in communications or journalism. Strong English writing skills and knowledge of digital communications is a must. Experience communicating in a highly regulated scientific or health fields would be an asset.
  • The incumbent must be comfortable balancing the demands of different internal and external stakeholders in a multicultural, multinational environment.
  • They must be able to both plan convincing and detailed communications campaigns and be able to respond to unexpected issues and crises.
  • They need to be comfortable working in a fast-moving, developing and unpredictable environment
  • They should be able to gain sufficient understanding of complex medical issues to communicate them in a simple, clear and effective way.

For further information and to apply>>

By | October 10th, 2018|Careers|0 Comments

Senior Communications Manager – HSBC Geneva (80-100%)

Role Purpose

This role is responsible for supporting the delivery of employee communications, and a small amount of media relations activity, for the Swiss Private Bank, in line with its business objectives and strategic priorities. The role holder will be a key member of the Communications team in Switzerland, which comprises the incumbent, a Communications Manager and the Head of Communications, Switzerland/Head of Media Relations, Global Private Banking, to whom the chosen candidate will report. The role is based in Geneva, Switzerland. The role holder will work collaboratively with the Communications team supporting HSBC Global Private Banking (GBP) and liaise with communications colleagues from other business lines and the geographic communications network of HSBC.

Principal Accountabilities:

Deliver a cohesive employee communications strategy for the Swiss Private Bank

  • Design and implement employee communications initiatives that are based on insights from internal research and other sources, to support HSBC’s strategy, encourage a speak-up culture and advance other organisational priorities.
  • Provide communications advice and support for business transformation initiatives, technology programmes, strategic announcements and executive communications. This includes liaising with subject matter experts, attending steering committees, producing communications plans, developing key messaging and writing employee communications for the Swiss Private Bank.
  • Independently organise and run employee communications activity in Switzerland (e.g. monthly employee meetings and townhalls) with content that grabs audiences’ attention and is worth their time.

Support media relations work in Switzerland, as appropriate

  • Depending on the interests and qualifications of the incumbent, the role may include a small amount of media relations activity, to which we can offer support and coaching. This could include anticipating and managing reputational issues and implementing global communications campaigns in Switzerland.

Major Challenges

  • A considerable workload and numerous projects warrant a good ability to prioritise and multi-task
  • Diverse global organisation with complex structures, policies and procedures
  • Highly regulated and complex external environment, requiring an ability to operate in sensitive and fast-paced environments
  • Rapidly changing communications landscape
  • Ability to think global and act local
  • Ability to capitalise on the opportunities of a bank with a challenging past and considerable opportunities in the future

Role Context

  • The role holder will report into the Head of Communications, Switzerland/Head of Media Relations, Global Private Banking. The incumbent is expected to act with a high degree of autonomy, receiving guidance as appropriate.
  • The incumbent will act as a deputy to the Head of Communications, Switzerland, deputising when they are absent.

Management of Risk

  • The incumbent will continually assess the operational risks associated with the role and inherent in the business, taking account of changing economic or market conditions, legal and regulatory requirements, operating procedures and practices and the impacts of new technology.
  • This will be achieved by ensuring that all actions account for the likelihood of operational risk occurring.
  • The incumbent will address any concerns in conjunction with line management and/or the appropriate department.

Observation of Internal Controls

  • The role holder will adhere to and be able to demonstrate adherence to internal controls. This will be achieved by adherence to all relevant procedures, keeping appropriate records and the timely implementation of internal and external audit points, as appropriate, including issues raised by external regulators.
  • The incumbent will implement the Group compliance policy by containing compliance risk. The term ‘compliance’ embraces all relevant financial services laws, rules and codes with which the business needs to comply. This will be achieved by adhering to all relevant processes/procedures and by liaising with Compliance about new business initiatives at the earliest opportunity. When applicable, this also involves ensuring adequate resources are in place and training is provided, fostering a compliance culture and optimising relations with regulators.

Role Dimensions

  • Considerable autonomy in developing, delivering and assessing employee communications activity in Switzerland and trialing new ideas.

Knowledge & Qualifications

  • Several years’ experience in a communications role.
  • Employee communications experience is a must, some media relations experience is desirable.
  • Knowledge of the financial service industry, ideally with prior work experience in a bank in Switzerland or with HSBC.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English; fluency in French and/or German a strong plus.
  • Good interpersonal, planning and project management skills.
  • Proven ability to deal with ambiguity and pressurised situations.

To view full ad and apply click here>>  (select job category ‘Communications’ and geography ‘Switzerland):



By | October 5th, 2018|Careers|0 Comments