Geneva Solutions, a digital platform, was selected as the best proposals submitted in a response to the call for projects launched by the Swiss authorities to create a media platform on the work of organizations providing services on a global scale from Geneva. Read more about the planned platform (in French).
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a specialized agency of the United Nations based in Geneva, Switzerland dedicated to developing a balanced and accessible international intellectual property (IP) system, is seeking highly qualified and experienced candidates for the position of Director of Publications, within the Publications Division, Office of the Director General. The Division is responsible for creating and delivering clear, consistent, innovative and engaging publications and communications to promote understanding of intellectual property and of WIPO’s work.
The Director of Publications is responsible for leading the formulation, planning and implementation of an integrated and innovative strategy of the Organization’s publications, library and document distribution, and web communications activities, both external and internal, to promote understanding of intellectual property, to raise awareness and knowledge of WIPO’s work, initiatives and achievements, and to substantively contribute to WIPO business growth and market proliferation. The Director must work closely, seamlessly and effectively with the Director of Marketing and Customer Service and the Director of News and Media, and directs the efforts of Publications Division staff, establishing overall objectives and priorities for the optimal functioning of the Division and coordinating at the strategic and tactical levels with the other functions of the Organization.
Qualifications and experience required
Advanced university degree in law, economics, international relations, management and administration, communications or equivalent qualifications. A first-level university degree with two additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
At least 15 years of combined management and publications/communications experience in an organization involving a significant number of people with diverse and varied interests and backgrounds. Experience must include program planning and management.
Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and French.
Knowledge of other UN official languages.
Job Related Competencies
Ability to effectively manage financial resources in accordance with applicable financial and administrative rules, regulations and procedures.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
Experience in a multidisciplinary and multicultural work environment, demonstrated innovative strategic thinking and proven corporate communications skills.
Strong leadership and political skills, proven management skills and demonstrated ability to motivate and manage a multidisciplinary team and to advise and coach other managers.
Competent user of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and the internet.
Closing date: 18 – December – 2019
For complete details on the vacancy and submission of application, please log on to https://wipo.taleo.net/careersection/wp_2/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en
The Young Activists Summit will be held on 10 December 2019, Human Rights Day, in the highly symbolic Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
Organized by the United Nations Office at Geneva, Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS) and dev.tv, this event will bring together six young female activists whose inspiring backgrounds and achievements should be shared.
Thanks to all the participants who attended the GCN lunch event on Friday. Communications and reputation management specialist Toomas Kull provided some interesting insights into reputation and crisis management in the 2020s, particularly linked to digital challenges.
Below are a few photos of the event, courtesy of photographer Geraldo Pestalozzi.
We look forward to seeing you at our next event in January 2020.
The GCN team
Webster University in Geneva are now offering a graduate certificate in Digital Marketing Management – for experienced professionals who have a background in marketing and are interested in obtaining specific expertise–and an academic credential–in the dynamic field of digital marketing.
Over six evening courses, participants will be learn to:
• Create digital marketing strategies that align with larger marketing objectives.
• Critically analyze the appropriateness of each of the major digital marketing channels (i.e. paid, organic, affiliate, social, email and mobile applications etc.) against marketing strategies.
• Develop, evaluate and execute a comprehensive digital marketing strategy and plan.
• Measure and evaluate digital marketing efforts.
• Describe the latest digital marketing technologies.
• Articulate the ethical impact of digital marketing efforts.
We have an excellent opportunity for an internationally focused communications professional to join the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition as Communications Manager.
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.
During the past year, the Communications Department 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 recruiting for an experienced communications professional capable of transforming complex ideas into concise and accessible messages for a variety of audiences.
Reporting to the Head of Communications, as Communications Manager you will lead and oversee a variety of projects and contribute to providing strategic communications advice across the organisation. You will also deputise for the Head of Communications in periods of absence. Specific responsibilities include;
-Review and approve publications, reports and other communications materials to ensure that the GAIN Brand Guidelines are followed. Ensure that documents adhere to standards for quality, graphics, format and style.
-Write and edit a wide variety of texts for different audiences (governments, private sector, academia, etc.) and channels (web, social media, print).
-Provide opportunities to increase media outreach of GAIN’s events.
-Contribute to developing key messages, position statements, Q&A, news releases, etc.
To be considered, you should have solid communications experience, preferably at the international level in the private sector, or for large non-governmental organisations. You must be confident in developing and implementing complex communications strategies and be able to demonstrate experience across a range of communications activities including publication management, writing and editing, events planning, content production and media relations.
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is committed to equality of opportunity and creating an inclusive environment where diversity is valued. We are keen to reflect the diversity of our society at every level within our organisation and therefore welcome applications from talented and committed people from all backgrounds, representing the diverse societies we operate in.
Closing Date: 29 Nov 2019
Spotlight Seminar: The Gig Economy & 360-Degree Negotiation – Geneva – 13th November 2019, 18:30 – 19:30
Spotlight Seminar: The Gig Economy & 360-Degree Negotiation
LLC Commons Room, Webster University Geneva
13th November 2019, 18:30 – 19:30
followed by a networking apéro
Negotiating for Success
To celebrate the first year of Webster University Geneva’s MA in Communications Management, this Spotlight Seminar combines two expert presentations that explain how to boost your negotiation skills in a professional setting:
The gig economy: new forms of workforce negotiation
Prof. Frode Hvaring
360- Degree Negotiation
Prof. Kasia Jagodzinska
Full details of the event can be found here (pdf).
This is a free event, but please register here>>
Trust is an enabler for organisations – making a wide range of activities, transactions and interactions possible regardless of sector or size. Betrayals of trust have major organisational and business consequences. Leaders who violate the trust of their stakeholders soon find themselves ousted.
As we face the start a new decade… How is the building of trust changing for organisations and their leaders? In today’s environment, are there any new principles we should focus on to navigate a crisis? Do the classic best-practice principles of crisis communications still apply?
Toomas Kull will consider the challenges leaders face in managing reputation (their organisation’s as well as their own), and provide recommendations on how to prepare for and survive reputation-threatening scenarios. Participants will be encouraged to also share their perspectives and insights.
Please register online >>
About the speaker: Toomas Kull is a communications and reputation management specialist. He is a consultant at Cabinet Privé de Conseils (CPC), the Swiss public relations and public affairs agency. He has over ten years’ experience in advising organisations across sectors, from profile raising campaigns, to issues management, crisis communications, and litigation PR. Prior to joining CPC, he worked in two London-based communications consultancies. He started his career in the public sector, working in the European Commission and the UK’s Ministry for Business.
Are you passionate about social change? Do you want to work in a high-performing, high-impact and fast-paced environment? Join FSG’s consulting team to collaborate with clients who are working to address complex social and environmental problems in order to produce equitable outcomes at scale.
Consultants are integral members of our consulting team and work on client projects across a variety of social and environmental issues including: economic development, education, community development, global health, and global development.
The annual Research Forum is the flagship research-outreach event of EU Business School.
The foci of the Forum are to discuss global issues, generate new ideas, and explore the potential for holistic solutions by connecting different players:
TRUST IN INSTITUTIONAL INTERACTIONS:
BRIDGING THE GAP: PARTNERSHIPS, RESOURCES AND INNOVATION
Wednesday, October 16th 2019
FER, rue de Saint-Jean 98, 1201 Geneva