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

 

Title: Senior Communications Adviser
Duty Station: remote/home-based
Duration of appointment: around 26 days over a period of 6 months (starting June 2020)
Employment type: Contractor (Consultant)

Background Information

The Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) is a member-based network organization that gathers NHRIs from all around the world. Its mission is to unite, promote and strengthen NHRIs to operate in line with the Paris Principles and to provide leadership in the promotion and protection of human rights.

Representing more than 110 NHRIs, their members and staff across all regions, GANHRI is one of the largest human rights networks worldwide. With a Head Office in Geneva and a governance structure representing NHRIs around the world, GANHRI is truly global. Enriched by its diversity, its membership is united by a common vision: a world where everyone everywhere fully enjoys their human rights.

GANHRI works in close synergy with the four regional networks of NHRIs in Africa, the Americas, the Asia Pacific and Europe, creating one comprehensive structure of independent networks.

GANHRI is recognised, and is a trusted partner, of the United Nations. It has established strong relationships with the UN Human Rights Office, UNDP and other UN agencies, as well as with other international and regional organisations, NGOs, civil society and academia.

GANHRI is currently entering a new strategic period (2020-2022), as defined in the new GANHRI Strategic Plan, which overall objective is that by contributing to establishing, strengthening, supporting, bringing together, coordinating the joint efforts of and representing its members at global level, GANHRI has significantly contributed to the effective promotion and protection of human rights.
To achieve this ambitious objective and the goals of the new strategic plan, GANHRI needs to enhance its internal and external communications, in line with its core identity, including to increase visibility, transparency and accountability towards partners and members.

About the assignement

The Senior Communications Adviser will play a key role in leading GANHRI’s communications in the new strategic period (2020-2022). In particular, she/he will be responsible to the development, implementation, ongoing renewal and continuous revitalization of a comprehensive communications strategy and related plan of action for GANHRI.
The Senior Communications Adviser will provide principal guidance to GANHRI staff in relation to the internal and external communication needs of GANHRI.
The focus will be twofold: an external focus to help grow the profile and reputation of GANHRI among its audience by developing plans and reach out activities; and an internal focus providing guidance and support, to ensure that communications are integrated, and that effective and high-quality communications advice and support is provided internally from staff and governance bodies,.

Expected Key Deliverables

• Development and delivery of GANHRI communications strategy and related plan of action for internal and external communications and outreach. This could include, but is not limited to providing:
o Leadership in developing and monitoring implementation of GANHRI communications strategy and related plan of action;
o Advise GANHRI to align the communication strategy with its strategic vision, mission and objectives;
o Expert advice, guidance and support to GANHRI Head Office regarding external and internal communications, including in relation to communications with GANHRI governance bodies;
o Support the development and implementation of innovative external communication strategies and approaches, including news releases, social media postings, and other methods to effectively support messaging regarding key initiatives and activities undertaken by GANHRI;
o Assistance to the GANHRI Head Office to ensure coherence and consistency in external messaging and alignment of GANHRI communication activities in line with Strategic Plan and GANHRI Identity;
o Guidance and support for the development of new communication products, including an e-newsletter, corporate brochures and a review and update of the GANHRI website and other means of communication;
o Provide internal media and communications related training to the Head Office team.

• The Senior Communications Adviser will work with the Head Office team to provide strategic communications support including:
o Guiding and supervising the GANHRI Head Office staff working on communications;
o Leading in conceptualizing, drafting and editing GANHRI annual reports;
o Reviewing and improving GANHRI’s processes for content development, for documenting and showcasing the work of GANHRI and the NHRIs, and sharing lessons learned internally and externally (videos, articles, photos, etc.);
o Developing messaging guides for website and social media channels (website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), and provide guidance on content development and use.

Time Span

The assignment is expected to be carried out for a period of 26 days over 6 months, with possibility of extension, and according to an agreed timeline.

Institutional Arrangements

The Consultant will report directly to the GANHRI Head Office and through it to the GANHRI Chairperson. GANHRI Head office and, where needed, individual governance holders will be actively involved throughout the process and will provide all relevant background documents necessary for the assignment.

Expected Expertise

Successful consultant should possess the following profile:

• Be a qualified and experienced expert communicator, with more than 10 years of relevant experience.
• Be a native English speaker (or native level).
• Have a good working knowledge of the UN/non-profit or international human rights field.
• Specific experience with NHRIs and NHRIs networks will be an asset.

Summary of Technical and Financial Proposal

Qualified candidates are requested to provide:

• A brief proposal of one pager on implementing the assignment, including methodology ;
• Unit cost for daily fees (in EUR);
• Curriculum vitae.

Evaluation

GANHRI will pre-select and invite three candidates to submit an offer.
A panel of two executive staff will assess the proposals and make a final decision.

This ToR does not entail any commitment on the part of GANHRI, either financial or otherwise. GANHRI reserves the right to accept or reject any or all ToR submissions without incurring any obligation to inform the affected applicant/s of the grounds.

Deadline for applications: 8 June 2020. Please send the application by email with the reference to the consultancy at: recruitment@ganhri.org

 

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

Senior Manager – Corporate Communications – SITA – Geneva or London

Senior Manager Corporate Communications

London or Geneva

ABOUT US
Our vision Easy Air Travel every step of the way.
Around the world, nearly every passenger flight relies on SITA technology. Globally, almost every airport and airline does business with us, and it’s our job to support their operations.
As the world’s leading air transport IT and communications specialist, we’re committed to meeting the demands of the air transport industry around the clock, every day.

ROLE
The Senior Manager, Communications will work within SITA’s communications, brand and sustainability team to manage SITA’s media relations activities globally, boldly positioning SITA as the leading IT provider to the air transport industry. We are looking for a candidate to engage a range of audiences including the media, influencers and the wider business community. This is a hand-on role that involves managing day-to-day media activities while working with our global agencies and marketing teams to develop new media opportunities. The candidate will also need a good understanding of social media and how it can be used to support SITA’s media activities in a more integrated way. The candidate will be a key contributor in delivering a range of written content – both internally and externally.

KEY ACTIVITIES

• Work closely with our senior management, regional marketing teams, business divisions and SITA’s global agencies to identify and execute media and other external communications opportunities across trade, business and broadcast media globally while engaging influencers and analysts.
• Ensure that SITA speaks with a single, clear voice, positioning the organization as a technology leader in the air transport industry
• Help drive a more integrated communications approach, incorporating media relations, social media and other external communication channels.
• Identify new opportunities to raise SITA’s profile through media, speaking opportunities and other interactions globally.
• Draft and provide quality control of press releases, blogs, presentations and speaking points to ensure consistent messaging globally.
• Deliver media training and coaching for key spokespeople across SITA, including SITA’s executive team.
• Play a key role in managing crisis communications.
• Develop strong relationships with key media and influencers globally.

Job Requirements

• Confident, proactive and results-driven communications professional with at least 10+ years’ experience within media relations globally.
• The position requires someone who is able to bring new approaches to raising SITA’s profile and portfolio to a range of audiences including media, analysts and other influencers.
• Strong writing skills with the ability to craft and develop compelling content including key messages, talking points, blogs, digital content and press releases that helps highlight SITA’s
leading position in it core market and showcase our innovation leadership.

• A good understanding of the tools and analytic methods to help drive better integration across more traditional media channels, social media and other emerging platforms.
• Strong experience of crisis management.
• Experience working in a global organization across multiple different geographical regions.
• In-depth knowledge of the air transport or IT industries. The candidate must also be passionate about keeping their finger on the pulse of these industries, identifying new trends and insights which can be leveraged to provide engaging media interactions.
• Ability to work with and support SITA’s Executive Team Members with external communication.
• Education in communications, journalism or related marketing field.
• Native-level English; a second language, especially French, Arabic or Chinese is desirable.

• PLEASE NOTE*

Kindly attach a cover letter and a writing sample (something from your portfolio) to your application.

Applications without an introduction/sample will be discarded.

Apply online>>

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

Challenges and hopes for now and beyond Covid-19 – online conversation guided by De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats – Wednesday 20 May, 12h30-14h30 CET, online

Challenges and hopes for now and beyond Covid-19:  An online conversation guided by De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats

Wednesday 20 May, 12h30-14h30 CET, online on Zoom

We are going through special times coping with the circumstances of the lockdown. Working from home and being restricted in our movement influences our daily life in countless ways. Many of us find ourselves in many online meetings. They are not always pleasant. oStill, when we see the glass half full there are positive sides (solidarity, innovative and creative power of people, less pollution) and we can hope that something good comes out of this that will last beyond Covid-19, for us, our community, and the planet.

Are you wondering what kind of future this current experience will bring us?

Would you be interested to learn an approach that supports a group in thinking creatively together and in uncovering insights and options?

Would you be happy to join a different type of online conversation and exchange and digest with others your reflections, questions and hopes?

Imagine a conversation that is structured and guided in a way that helps everyone to contribute constructively, expand their patterns of thinking beyond normal habits, and explore directions beyond the obvious. De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats, a simple parallel thinking process, can enable such a conversation.

Our invitation to you:

We invite you to embark with us on a 2-hour inquiry, using the Six Thinking Hats approach. We would love to explore the following question with you:

“How can we use our reflection and learning from the Covid pandemic to challenge and change the way we live and behave towards ourselves, our communities and our planet?”

Join our online conversation about our challenges and hopes for now and beyond Covid-19 guided by De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats.

What we offer you

An introduction into De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats.

A facilitated online conversation about our challenges and hopes for now and beyond Covid-19 guided by De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats.

Reflection together on what happened in the conversation, how this approach made it different and useful, and how we could use the Six Hats in our work and life.

What you will gain from this workshop

Energy, inspiration and insights.

Experience of a powerful approach on how a group can think together constructively and uncover new insights and perspectives.

New connections or deepened relationships with people who joined the conversation.

Your hosts for this 2-hour workshop

We, Nadia and Sarah, are two passionate explorers and “travel guides”. Nadia, a facilitator and method coach, loves embarking on joint learning journeys. She loves creative challenges and feels energized by bringing conversation and collaboration to life. Sarah, a mountain leader and facilitator, brings groups to the mountains to share nature and her favourite parts of Switzerland. While her favourite workshop space is outdoors, she is enjoying the current opportunities for online connection and inspiration.

We both work in a networked way; putting our heads together and combining our talents gives us energy and satisfaction. The idea of working together with De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats started in a retreat in and with nature. We never imagined — until now — that we would do it online.

Are you curious? Then join us & register now.

Tickets and what is included

The online workshop will take place on Wednesday 20 May, 12h30-14h30 CET on Zoom.

The workshop fee is 85 CHF.

Refund Policy: We will not make refunds, but you are welcome to transfer your place to someone else.

You will get 120 minutes of joint inquiry. – A summary handout on De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats. – Tips and Tricks on how to bring the approach online. – Exchange with a group of 12-16 people.

Presented by:

Nadia von Holzen Learning Moments

Sarah Clark Clear Thinking – Clear Communication

By | May 7th, 2020|News|0 Comments

RFPs: Consultant(s) in the communication and advocacy  field (French-speaking)

Alive & Thrive, a NGO specialised in maternal, infant and young child nutrition has published two RFPs seeking consultant(s) in the communication and advocacy  field (in French):

 Consultant en Gestion /production de Connaissance – Région Afrique de l’Ouest; deadline: May 8, 2020

Placement dans les médias et diffusion d’une campagne médiatique visant à améliorer les pratiques de nutrition de la mère, du nourrisson et du jeune enfant – Madagascar: deadline: June 5, 2020

By | May 2nd, 2020|News|0 Comments

Communication Officer – Gl-ESCR – flexible location (Geneva possible)

Communications Officer Vacancy

The Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (Gl-ESCR) is a non- governmental organization that believes transformative change to end endemic problems of social and economic injustice is possible through a human rights lens. Our vision is of a world where the human rights framework reflects the real- world experiences of all of us, effectively furthering social and economic justice and human dignity, and catalysing change from the local to the global, back to the local.

Our Mission is:
• Strengthen the international human rights framework through creative standard-setting, so that the framework reflects the experiences, needs and aspirations of marginalised individuals, groups and communities, with a focus on creating beneficial jurisprudence aimed at transformative change.
• Mobilise and partner with advocates, social movements and grassroots communities at national and local levels to more effectively claim and enforce economic, social and cultural (ESC) rights, including by engaging regional and international mechanisms for local impact.
• Contribute to the effective promotion and realisation of ESC rights so that everyone can fully enjoy their ESC rights in practice, without discrimination and on the basis of equality.
• Provide innovative tools and resources to ESC rights advocates and civil society actors, policy makers, development actors and others on the practical implementation and realization of ESC rights.
• Identify, respond to and provide thought leadership on emerging trends and threats to ESC rights.
• Monitor and strengthen the international human rights mechanisms to ensure that they are accessible to ESC rights advocates and rights holders and effective mechanisms for ESC rights monitoring and accountability and facilitate and support civil society engagement with those bodies.

For further information about GI-ESCR work, mission, and values you may visit our website at www.gi-escr.org/

Effective communications are essential for strong advocacy and for meaningful engagement with partners, key stakeholders, communities and right-holders, as well as with regional and international organizations and forums. They are also essential for narrative-setting, policymaking, and to ensure accountability. In that line, GI-ESCR has increased its communications capacity over the past few years significantly improving its communication strategy and policies. We would like to enhance that capacity by recruiting a full time Communications Officer who can continue strengthening our communications, manage our website, campaigns and presence on social media to maintain and develop GI-ESCR’s position as a leading advocacy organisation in the field of economic, social and cultural rights.

General Position Information

Job Title: Communications Officer.
Location: Flexible to work remotely, with a preference for Mexico City, Dakar, Nairobi, Geneva, or Brussels.
Commitment: full time, 40 hours a week.
Salary Range: 2,000 USD to 3,000 USD gross per month, negotiable, depending on level of experience and location.
Benefits: Health issuance contribution; 25 days of annual leave and to 10 days of public holidays.
Deadline for applications: 18 May 2020, 23.59 hrs. (Mexico City: UTC/GMT -6 hrs.)
Start Date: As soon as possible.
Duration: One-year contract with possibility of extension, depending on funding.
Probation period: 3 months.

Job Profile

GI-ESCR is seeking to recruit a committed and creative Communications Officer who, under the broad guidance of the Executive Director, will assume primary responsibility for planning, developing, and implementing a comprehensive communications strategy to promote GI-ESCR’s mission and goals. The Communications Officer will also be responsible for managing GI-ESCR’s social media, measuring the impact of our communications strategies and campaigns, and editing and proof-reading GI-ESCR’s written materials. S/he will additionally be in charge of internal communication and reporting to donors.

Required Skills and Qualifications

• Advanced university degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or related fields (or an undergraduate degree plus at least 5 years of demonstrated professional experience in the field of journalism, communications, foreign relations, public affairs, public relations or corporate communications).
• Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is an asset, and Spanish is desirable.
• Exceptional writing and editing skills.
• Detail oriented. Attention to detail is central to the position.
• Able to work under pressure. Being able to read and edit quickly without sacrificing quality.
• Ability to multitask and work independently, as well as part of a team.
• Advanced proficiency in computer programs including MS Office applications is required.
• Ability to create simple videos and infographics is an asset. Proficiency using programs such as Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Mailchimp, Canva, Premiere Pro and Audition are desirable.
• Experience working remotely and with staff from diverse backgrounds and located in various time zones.
• Professional knowledge of the use of social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram & Youtube) as part of an effective campaigning and communication strategy is required.
• Adept at leading communications, campaigns and advocacy strategy development from conceptualisation to completion, balancing long-term strategic thinking with short-term tactical actions and analysis.
• Ability to create and operationalise innovative approaches to communications and advocacy strategies in support of GI-ESCR’s mission and goals.
• Strong political analysis and understanding of the international human rights framework and advocacy and campaigning activities.
• Capacity to turn complex and technical language into appropriate messaging for a range of audiences and have experience delivering communications using a variety of channels aiming at ‘hard to reach’ target groups.
• Understanding of communications and advocacy reporting, measurement and analysis.

Related Skills and Knowledge

• Creativity, initiative, follow-through, attention to detail, ability to work independently and as part of a larger team.
• Demonstrated commitment to human rights and/or international issues is highly desirable.
• Prior office experience and strong organizational skills are required.
• The ability to work well under pressure and to manage multiple priorities while working effectively toward deadlines is required.
• Strong interpersonal skills in order to work collaboratively within GI-ESCR as well as with external partners are required.
• Ability to make assertive and sound decisions consistent with functions is required.
• Additional working knowledge of Spanish and/or French would be an asset.
• Experience working in human rights organizations and in fields related to social justice.
• Expertise in advocacy, campaigning or journalism that supports and elevates voices of social movements and vulnerable groups and communities.
• Development of visual materials, comparative data analysis with graphs and design skills, or strong creativity and interest to learn and develop these abilities.
• Experience working in a matrix type organization.

Work Experience

• Five to seven years of progressively responsible and relevant professional work experience in communications, print media, broadcast, and/or new media. International and national work experience.
• Previous experience in communications for human rights organisations, international organisations or in social justice fields is an asset.
• High-level professional experience in proof-reading and editing work in English.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES + RESPONSIBILITIES
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Communications Strategy
• Provide strategic leadership and vision of communications approaches that advance GI-ESCR’s mission and objectives.
• Develop, maintain and update GI-ESCR’s communications strategy and associated work plan with short- and long-term targets and objectives. Monitor its implementation with concrete and realistic indicators that align with GI-ESCR’s mission and values.
• Work with GI-ESCR staff to determine communications needs and establish a culture in which communications work is fully integrated into all GI-ESCR programs and activities.
• Promote and disseminate, targeting strategic audiences, GI-ESCR’s reports and products, editing and proof-reading internal and external materials.

Organisational Communication
• Manage GI-ESCR’s public identity to ensure mission, brand, and message continuity, coherence, integrity, and effectiveness.
• Ensure communications activities and materials are aligned with GI-ESCR’s visual identity, as well as with its mission, vision, core values, and strategies.
• Occasionally commission and manage external providers to undertake design, audio-visual or other work necessary to improve communications.

Social Media and Publications
• Manage the development of GI-ESCR’s presence on social media and GI-ESCR’s social media accounts.
• Produce strategic social media content, in liaison with the respective program officers.
• Update webpages and social media sites.
• Coordinate the logistics and organisation of media and campaigning events such as press briefings.
• Support the design, development and implementation of campaigns, including social media strategies.
• Proof-read, format, and distribute materials; assist with editing content in English (news releases, op-eds, briefs, web and social media content), and if possible, in French and/or Spanish.
• Assist with the preparation of external publications and reports.

Networking and partnerships
• Maintain, update and further develop GI-ESC’s partners’ contact lists, databases and mailing lists.
• Help establish, document, review, and refine working processes for collaborative work with partners, including meetings, joint projects, information sharing, etc.
• Ensure and further enhance the quality, consistency and appropriateness of communication materials, activities, processes, strategies and messages shared with partners.

Editing and Proof-reading
• Proof-read written documents and publications.
• Collaborate with team members, attend team meetings, provide constructive editorial and design input, and communicate with team members to deliver consistent, accurate, and high-quality work product.

Collecting impact
• Collaborate with team members, to internally collect the impact of GI-ESCR’s work and develop materials for their internal and external dissemination.

Donor Reports and materials
• Support preparation of background materials, grant applications, briefs and information kits for donors and funding entities.
• Assist with drafting of narrative reports to donors, in liaison with the relevant program officers.

Events and Campaigns
• Assist in organising and generating public support for special projects, events, and campaigns.
• Support the organisation of workshops, seminars, campaigns, events and project review meetings, including agendas and meeting minutes, and logistical support.
• Perform any other related duties and tasks as assigned.

How to Apply
Please apply by 18 May 2020, 23.59 hrs. (Mexico City: UTC/GMT -6 hrs.) by filling-in the form and uploading your CV and cover letter at: https://bit.ly/GIcommsrecruit. We will not accept any other way to apply.

Please contact us at info@gi-escr.org should you require further information on this employment opportunity. For inquiries about the conditions of the vacancy, please write in the title of your message: “Inquiry: Communications Officer”.
Selection Process
The selection process will have the following phases:
1. Submission and review of applications.
2. Shortlisting of candidates. Short listed applicants will be contacted for an interview online.
3. Interviews and a brief practical exam on communications tools and strategies will be conducted for all shortlisted applicants.
4. Notification of the successful applicant.

We kindly request not to call or send inquiries by email to request information about the progress of your application. Only complete applications and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
GI-ESCR is committed with the principle of equal of opportunity in employment, therefore, applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.

By | April 24th, 2020|Careers|0 Comments

Marketing and Communications Coordinator – ESCA, Geneva

Marketing and Communications Coordinator
ESCA CancerSupport
Starts 1st July 2020

A vacancy has arisen to be a part of this volunteer-led organisation, to work within a supportive and talented team of passionate individuals.

You need to be able to demonstrate excellent marketing/communications and interpersonal skills with the ability to manage, motivate and retain volunteers.

Time Commitment: 8-12 hours per week, a flexible attitude is essential

For more details, please consult the job announcement>>

Please send your CV with a covering letter to Nicola Bowers at nicola@cancersupport.ch

Deadline: 1 May 2020

By | April 21st, 2020|Careers|0 Comments

Online event: Semiotics in the age of Coronavirus – Thursday 16 April at 18h00

Join Francesco Arese Visconti of Webster University on Thursday 16 April at 18h00 for an online discussion on how the Corona virus is represented in images:  https://websteru.webex.com/join/faresevisconti71

By | April 15th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Request for Proposal – WorldCancerDay.org website

Who we are
We are the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), the largest and oldest international cancer-fighting organisation. We are a not-for-profit membership organisation, which was founded in Geneva in 1933, and which today counts over 1,150 member organisations in 173 countries.
UICC is the organisation behind World Cancer Day, a global public awareness day, which takes place every 4 February. The day exists to bring cancer into sharp focus by raising global public awareness and to support our members in strengthening public literacy and political action around cancer.

The website: worldcancerday.org
The website is the digital, global home and hub for World Cancer Day (with over 90% of surveyed members having visited the website) with all pieces of communications directing supporters to the website. The website is an opportunity to make supporters feel part of a global community, to learn more about the issues, be inspired by what other supporters and doing, learn how to get involved, where supporters are recognised and showcased, and to engage with the content.

In 2020, the website received an unprecedented number of visitors to the website. In the campaign period, worldcancerday.org welcomed over 600,000 unique visitors (a 70%+ increase to the year before), with close to 100,000 campaign materials downloaded and nearly 9,000 direct shares of the website content.

The mandate
The mandate is an interesting one: a chance to work on an already successful and recognised, global public-health campaign website.
The successful applicant would have the opportunity to work closely with the UICC communications team on implementing improvements and optimising the existing worldcancerday.org website in the first year, but later on build an entirely new website for the 2022-2024 campaign (with Drupal as the CMS).
We have much more information about who we are, our website and the scope of work, in the detailed RFP document which can be found here.

Deadline for submission
COB Friday, 24 April 2020
We are very much looking forward to hearing from you and trust that our project will spark your interest. If you have any questions, please send them to revkin@uicc.org.
By | April 9th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Risk Communication and Community Engagement Accountability (CEA) Delegate – COVID19 – International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, IFRC Geneva

Job Purpose
Joining the COVID-19 response, the Risk Communication and CEA delegate will support the IFRC Regional and National Society operations teams to enhance the impact, reach and efficiency of emergency response operations through the integration and coordination of risk communication & CEA activities and approaches in strong collaboration with the health team, IM, and under the guidance of CEA regional coordinator. This includes participatory approaches, feedback systems, risk communication and evidence-based advocacy.

The focus of the delegate will be to ensure the inclusion of community participation and feedback in all phases of the operation through mainstreaming different risk communication techniques and activities across sectors.

The Risk Communication Delegate will have a specific focus on setting up community feedback systems, ensuring community feedback and complaints are collected, analysed and acted upon by the sectors. The role will also be expected to work closely with PMER and IM counterparts to ensure all information and feedback from communities is effectively visualised, profiled within the operation, and used to inform strategic decision-making.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensures that the COVID-19 preparedness and response operation is implemented in accordance with the Movement-wide commitments and minimum actions for CEA, and relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Works closely with technical colleagues across the operation to lead inthe rolling out and ensuringuse of the most relevant social sciences research, impact surveys and perception data(including social-cultural data, sources of vulnerabilities, community structures and power dynamics) to support the design of comprehensive and evidence-based community engagement strategiesin relevant geographically assigned region.
  • Supports the development/adaptation and rolling out of risk communications and CEAtools, methodologies, trainings and activitiesas a core component of epidemic preparedness and response trainings and approaches lead by health experts.
  • Supports national societies and IFRCteams in defining the plan and strategy to mainstream risk communication and community engagement effectively into covid19 preparedness and response plans and ensure strengthened engagement of and accountability to people and communities in all we do.
  • Leads and coordinate the setting up/strengthening of appropriate feedback systemsin line with established feedback standards in priority countries and rolling out of research to gain a deeper understanding of the community perceptions, beliefs, rumours and complains.
  • Ensures feedback, community perceptions and insights are regularly analysed and sharedwith key operation teams and decision makers to inform action.
  • Work with operation teams to ensure the most vulnerable groupshave equal access to communication channels and feedback mechanisms and participate in decision making processes. designs and facilitates the training of staff and volunteers in collaboration with the health team on essential risk communication and cea aspects, such as the code of conduct, good communication skills, dealing with complaints and sensitive feedback and ensuring that feedback is acted upon.
  • Guides coordination effortsacross the region and supports inter-agency coordination with a wide range of partners and stakeholders to ensure synergy, integration, coherence, and harmonization of community engagement actions, including the rolling out of technological solutions and innovative approaches.
  • Engages in dialogue with key stakeholders’ leadershipto ensure community engagement issues and insights drive the health response.
    Identifies partnership opportunities with key local and international partners.
  • Supports evidence-based learningby assessing and monitoring levels of community engagement through supporting research, impact surveys, perception studies and case studies.

Education

  • An advanced university degree in a relevant area such as social sciences/behavioural/communication sciences or equivalent experience.
  • Basic delegate training course, IMPACT or equivalent knowledge.

    Experience

  • 5 years of risk communication, social and behaviour change, CEA experience, including 2 years of experience in the Global South on epidemics preparedness and response settings.
  • Experience in a coordination role, including with multi-sectoral stakeholders
  • Experience in leading community engagement approaches and capacity building efforts of local organizations.
  • Experience in planning targeted and appropriate behaviour change approaches.
  • Experience of designing and implementing assessments, community consultations, research activities.
  • Experience in an international organization or NGO.
  • Experience in leading teams and managing people.
  • Experience within the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

Knowledge, Skills and Language

  • Good understanding of current developments in the field of communication with communities, behavioural and social sciences, community engagement processes, strategic communication, research approaches.
  • Excellent analytical skills and knowledge of quantitative, qualitative and participatory research methodologies and analysis.
  • Excellent project management skills, able to work under pressure and manage multiple projects simultaneously, to a high standard and to deadline.
  • Advanced coordination and negotiation skills, with the capacity to build partnerships with internal and external organisations.
  • Advanced planning skills, with the ability to capture learning and use it to make improvements in operations and NS/IFRC ways of working for the integration of CEA approaches and activities.

Facilitations and training skills.

  • Good understanding of CEA issues in emergencies contexts.
  • Sensitivity to challenging political contexts and understanding of risk management processes.
  • Able to capture learning and use it to make improvements in programming and operations.
  • Good knowledge of gender and diversity issues in humanitarian programming.

LANGUAGES

  • Fluently spoken and written English Preferred
  • Good command of another IFRC official language (French, Spanish or Arabic)

To see the full ad, please consult the IFRC careers page here>>

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Senior Communications Adviser – Crisis Communications, UNHCR Geneva

The Senior Communication Adviser – Crisis Communications works under the direct supervision of the Chief of Section (News&Media). S/he leads and implements UNHCR‘s communication strategy/ies in the Area of Responsibility (AoR) aimed at building awareness of, empathy with, and concrete support for refugees and other persons of concern while positioning UNHCR as an effective, impactful Organization S/he works closely with staff of the Division of External Relations (DER) Global Communications Service as well as with field communications staff. The incumbent will cover the full spectrum of managerial oversight, manage performance and monitor the adherence of Country Operations to UNHCR¿s rules and regulations, monitoring, identifying and addressing any emerging issues and risks as appropriate. The incumbent also promotes a culture that is results-oriented, efficient and based on trust and pursues measures to ensure that inclusion, gender balance and diversity are taken into due consideration in staffing, resource allocation and representation at all levels throughout the AoR.

As a key custodian of the organization¿s standards of conduct, s/he will proactively establish a working environment where all personnel feel safe, heard, equipped and empowered to speak up; demonstrate no tolerance for sexism, gender inequality, discrimination of any kind, abuse of power, harassment or sexual harassment; foster ongoing dialogue on those matters; take seriously all issues of inappropriate behaviour and actions reported, whether formally or informally; and seek guidance and support as necessary to ensure that appropriate follow-up is taken, working on the basis of zero tolerance for any form of misconduct.

All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR‘s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.

Duties
– Leads UNHCR’s work on Crisis Communications, managing teams, developing and implementing strategies, and making recommendations on management of matters of reputational risk that might otherwise impact on UNHCR’s standing and its ability to help the world¿s forcibly displaced and stateless.
– Ensures the gathering and packaging of expert knowledge, data, analysis and information on developments which can be disseminated to key external audiences in order to position UNHCR as leading the narrative, building compassion and driving action for the people we serve.
– Serve as adviser to the Head of Service and other senior managers on crisis communications and on managing crises that carry reputational risks both regionally and globally, as well as in coordination with Representatives.
– Lead the development of crisis communications strategies and work-plans, working in association with communications staff at headquarters, regional and country level.
– Ensure systems/working arrangements for efficient and timely responses to crisis communications matters, working closely with the Head of News and the Head of Social media.
– Elevate UNHCR’s media and public profile to meet UNHCR’s own funding and positioning needs, and to underpin UNHCR’s global authority and leadership on displacement and statelessness matters.
– Draft messages, texts and other materials for use in external communications.
– Maintain alertness to risk factors that may require crisis communications responses and ensure that coordinated preparations are in place for handling of these.
– Working with the designated regional focal points in the GCS News & Media team strive to maintain UNHCR’s leading share of voice on asylum, displacement, and statelessness matters in the international media.
– Where relevant, in close alignment with GCS News and Media Team, serve as a Spokesperson, handling media outreach and response as well as social media communications
– Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications
Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level
For P5 – 12 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 11 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 10 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree
Field(s) of Education
International Relations; Journalism; Public Administration; Refugee Studies; Communications,  Human Rights or a related field

Relevant Job Experience
Essential
Experience of working in media relations in a high-profile, high visibility organization or office.
Experience of working in media, journalism, or communications at advanced level. Professional expertise in writing, editing and sub-editing.
Experience of creating and implementing communications strategies.
Experience of working in crisis communications at advanced level, including leading responses, speaking to media, and overseeing teams.

Desirable
Political communications experience. Language skills relevant to the region. Experience of having worked in a human rights context. Experience of having worked in UN field operations.

Functional Skills
CO-Editing
CO-Journalism (incl. print, broadcast, photography, video, layout & graphics)
CO-Media relations
CO-Preparation of key messages/talking points/speeches
CO-Strategic Communication
MS-Drafting, Documentation, Data Presentation

Language Requirements
For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Please note that UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, travelling, processing, training or any other fees).

Application:

Interested candidates are requested to submit an online application on the UNHCR Career Page at https://www.unhcr.org/careers.html by clicking on the “Vacancies” tab.

Closing Date

Please note that the closing date for vacancies in the March 2020Compendium is Thursday 16 April 2020 (midnight Geneva time).

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