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29 June 2015 – Communications Intern, European Broadcasting Union Geneva

The European Broadcasting Union in Geneva is searching for a responsible, deadline-driven, creative and highly motivated intern to work within the Communications unit on a wide variety of exciting projects.

The internship is for 3 months (ideally over the summer) and is unpaid.

Responsibilities include:

  • Helping update the EBU intranet platform;
  • Monitoring EBU social media corporate accounts;
  • Reviewing and maintaining content on;
  • Assisting with press office work and general administrative duties such as answering phones and maintaining files.

Educational Requirements:
This internship is best suited for senior students or recent graduates with a degree or interest/experience in one or more of the following disciplines:  communications, public relations,  international relations, public affairs, journalism, or a similar field.

Excellent written communication skills; ability to research information and prepare collateral and other correspondence; experience with social media platforms; experience with working with web content management systems a plus.

English and French.

Time Commitment:
This internship can be full or part-time.
The applicants should send a CV and a Cover Letter by e-mail to Olivier Dugenet. (


8 June 2015 – Communications Internship, YWCA Geneva

Status:  Part time, 15 hours per week from June through the end of September 2015
Reports to: Head of Communications

The World YWCA is global network of women leading social and economic change in more than 120 countries worldwide. Their highest policy-making body is the World Council, which meets every four years. The next meeting will take place in Bangkok, Thailand, in October 2015. The YWCA is looking for a skilled communications intern to help with preparations for that meeting.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Write, edit and layout content for a variety of publications for the World Council event and write and update World Council website content.
Work closely with the World YWCA’s network of translators to manage translation of relevant materials into French and Spanish.
Assist in promoting the World Council event via social media and other channels.
Write and edit miscellaneous materials related to other YWCA priorities, i.e. reports, fact sheets, position papers.

Skills & Qualifications:
Writing and editing experience.
Expertise in page layout and simple design. Experience making infographics and editing photos is a plus.
English native speaker preferred. Knowledge of French and the ability to translate English text to French is a plus.

To apply, send your CV and cover letter to by Tuesday, 16 June.


June 2015 – Internal communications consultant — IAEA Vienna — remote work

The UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna is looking for an internal communications consultant to help develop the IAEA’s internal communications strategy. This is a three-month assignment, and the bulk of the work can be done remotely. See the vacancy notice at and you can contact ex-Geneva colleague Miklos as Gaspar ( for further details.


6 May 2015 – Director Member Services and Promotion, ISSA, Geneva

The International Social Security Association (ISSA) is seeking an experienced and motivated marketing and engagement professional to guide the ISSA’s transformation to a knowledge-based service organization for its global membership of social security administrations.

The Director supports the ISSA’s innovative Centre for Excellence, which offers members exclusive access to products and services that promote good governance, high performance and service quality in the delivery of dynamic social security for the benefit of populations worldwide.

Key areas of responsibility include the development of highly-responsive relations with member organizations across multiple channels based on the implementation of ISSA Guidelines, support for capacity building and coordination of an international recognition programme. The Director manages member communications, including a dynamic web presence, a multilingual publications programme, and oversees a range of professional events.

The successful candidate will have the required academic qualifications and a minimum of fifteen years of relevant professional experience, including significant international responsibilities in the field of marketing, communications, member services or donor relations. The position, based in Geneva, is a renewable contract at the D1 level in the UN System.

The deadline for applications is 10 May 2015.

Please note that all candidates must complete an online application form. To apply, please visit>>


15 April 2015 – Senior Public Relations Manager,  SITA  Geneva  

SITA , the world’s leading specialist in air transport communications and IT solutions, is recruiting a full-time Senior Public Relations Manager to support SITA’s global public relations and communications activities in order to develop and maintain a positive image for the company with a broad range of audiences across a dynamic global marketplace via proactive communication with key target audiences, (media, analysts, consultants, partners and suppliers, members, government, associations, etc).

The Senior Public Relations Manager will also plan and execute PR programs including speaking opportunities, support issues, crisis and reputation management as well as support SITA’s membership initiatives.

The position will report to the Director Corporate Communications & Public Relations and will be part of the Corporate Communications team.  In addition, the jobholder will be expected to work closely with other SITA staff across time zones including senior executives.

·  To produce and regularly update the annual company PR plan, and implementation plan for PR programs working with regional and corporate marketing which must demonstrate ROI;
·  To coordinate PR activities, acting as a media point of contact for the company in addition to generating top tier media opportunities for senior managers of the company;
· Collaborate with team to devise and create strong messaging and content for SITA to position the organization in a leadership position;
· To project manage PR agencies to support programs, plus monitor and manage agency performance;
· To manage media relations / coordinate internal responses for both proactive and reactive outreach;
· To produce, edit and approve standard PR materials: press release, Q&A’s, biographies, backgrounders, bylined articles, articles for newsletters / web site, etc;
· To coordinate, manage and facilitate the provision of press information for all events, visits, programs, marketing activities, etc;
· To share best practices and ensure the effective implementation of the global PR program;
· To administrate the PR function, ensuring reports are provided, regular feedback to the business / regions, update intranet /Internet and undertaking invoicing, metrics and reporting, etc.

University degree required or equivalent with post graduate qualification and specific training in PR as well as marketing and communications.

· Minimum of  8 years+ senior experience of public relations and communications; IT or air transport industry experience a plus
· Senior experience in a blue chip organization or in a PR consultancy in an international environment.
· Track record in media relations with trade, national and international media building excellent relationships with key journalists.
· Proven experience of planning, coordinating and implementing a wide range of PR projects to demanding timescales and demonstrating measurable results.
· Ability to work in a busy communications department undertaking practical PR activities at both a tactical and strategic level. Additional broad corporate communications experience also desired.

· PR knowledge in-house and in consultancy
· Knowledge of latest tools and techniques and social media
· Knowledge of the PR role, responsibility, value systems and reporting structure of PR plus an understanding of service IT industry/ telecommunications and high technology businesses

Interested applicants with the required experience are asked to send, in English, a detailed CV and a brief motivation letter (2 pages maximum) to SITA by email to with the subject “Application: Sr. Public Relations Manager”.


30 March 2015 – Communications Officer (50%) – The International Service for Human Rights, Geneva

Applications close: 17 April 2015

The International Service for Human Rights is seeking an outstanding Communications Officer (50%) to join its dynamic team.
Established in 1984, ISHR is a leading non-governmental organisation with offices in Geneva and New York. ISHR works at the international and regional levels to support human rights defenders, strengthen human rights systems, and build and coordinate human rights coalitions.
ISHR’s work to support and protect human rights defenders focuses on those who are most at risk, including women defenders, LGBT rights defenders, defenders working on issues of corporate accountability and defenders working in States in transition.
ISHR’s work to strengthen human rights systems focuses on international mechanisms, such as the UN Human Rights Council, Special Procedures and treaty bodies, and regional mechanisms, such as the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

Key responsibilities
The Communications Officer will be based in Geneva and will report to the Communications Manager. He or she will support the many facets of ISHR’s external communications, helping to raise the organisation’s visibility with key target audiences and to further its advocacy objectives.

More specific responsibilities include:

· Email campaigns: layout and distribution of digital newsletters and other email campaigns.

· Database administration: maintaining the organisation’s contacts database including conducting research, inputting data and compiling lists.

· Website administration: assisting in the maintenance of the ISHR website and in the development and maintenance of new websites and online platforms.

· Design and editing: editing of content and simple layout of reports, briefing papers and other communications collateral.

· Communications support: writing, event management, media relations, publications production and multimedia development, among other things, as required.
Qualifications and experience

It is essential that the successful applicant has:
· A university degree or diploma in communications, marketing, public relations, sociology, political science or related fields

· 2 to 5 years of professional experience supporting a busy communications team

· Native-level oral and written English, including proven drafting and editing skills

· Good organisational skills with the ability to multi-task and work to tight deadlines

· A strong command of Word, and at least one web publishing/content management system software

· A friendly attitude, with excellent communication and people skills

· Motivation to work in a multi-cultural environment and a genuine interest in becoming familiar with the work of a human rights NGO
It is also desirable that the successful applicant has:

· A sound working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite programs

· Previous experience with MailChimp

· Experience with CiviCRM or another customer relationship management database

· Fluency in French

· Swiss or EU citizen/Permit B or C
Equal opportunity
ISHR is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of applicants. For candidates outside Switzerland, ISHR can assist employees with obtaining the necessary visas and work permits and by providing relocation advice.

ISHR seeks exceptional applicants and offers competitive salaries and benefits. A salary in the order of CHF 2,800 – 3,000 per month for the 50% role (i.e. 20 hours per week) is envisaged. The successful applicant will be employed on an initial one-year contract with the possibility of ongoing employment.

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact details for two recent professional referees, and a brief writing sample (maximum 3 pages) by email to by 17 April 2015. Please use the subject title: Communications Officer (50%). Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


25 March 2015 – Public relations officer (60%) – Better Cotton Initiative – Geneva or London


The Better Cotton Initiative is looking for a part-time Public Relations Officer to support the increase in external-facing activities as we continue to expand. This is a busy and exciting role at the heart of BCI’s Communications team. It requires a highly experienced person who is comfortable engaging with people from all kinds of organisations, and from all over the world. You will develop, deliver and improve BCI’s public relations activities to improve awareness and perception amongst multiple audiences, and equip our members with external-facing content


The Public Relations Officer will support the team and our members to help drive demand for Better Cotton, under the Communications team objective: to enable others to raise the profile of BCI/Better Cotton. In the 2015 Communications Activity Plan we commit to proactive outreach from BCI, coordinated by the Public Relations Officer, as well as encouraging and supporting members to be more active in their own external-facing activities. Together, these activities will improve perception and awareness of Better Cotton and BCI, thus helping to bring about behaviour change i.e. increased demand.

The position will report to the BCI Communications Manager and will be part of the Communications team. However the jobholder will be expected to work closely with other BCI staff to produce content, most notably the Membership team, and those responsible for regional outreach (Partnerships team in Geneva, China team, India team, Pakistan team, USA staff). The jobholder will also work with external stakeholders, primarily BCI retailer and brand members, and the media. The jobholder will be expected to contribute to activities beyond those named here as part of achieving the communications objective.

BCI’s external-facing profile is modest and to date has been reactive rather than proactive. This role provides the jobholder an opportunity to actively shape the BCI public relations activities according to his/her knowledge of best practice, and accurate and compelling insights.


Increasing and improving the BCI profile
» Active media outreach according to specific developed targets.
» Developing and maintaining an internal press contacts database, including assuming responsibility as the BCI point of contact both externally and internally.
» Responding to enquiries from the press, public and related organisations, including formalising an internal process for coordinating a response.
» Assuming ownership of and maintaining the internal media tracking database.
» Producing media analysis, insight and recommendations for targeted outreach.
» Scheduling and writing weekly articles for our current press release channel.
» Providing advice on outreach trends, insights and behaviours, on and offline, and proposing new developments for the future.

Internal staff support
» Coordination of events support for BCI, member-led and industry events. This may include: coordinating press coverage, coordinating print materials required, developing speakers’ briefs and key messages, and support for compiling presentations.
» Developing and delivering media support and guidance for internal staff worldwide, enabling them to appropriately respond to media requests. This may include: circulating quarterly fact sheets, and delivering interview guidance.
» Preparing and writing outreach materials such as presentations, handouts, brochures, or leaflets.

Membership stewardship
» Supporting BCI Retailer and Brand members on external-facing communications. This may include: coordinating joint press outreach, securing sign off for quotes and image external use, developing new channels to add value to members’ external communications.
» Formatting and releasing direct marketing to members, i.e. monthly BCI Members’ News Flash. The Membership team is responsible for coordinating content, while the Communications team is responsible for look&feel, Tone of Voice and overall content value for members.
» Managing members’ profile updates on the BCI website.
» Providing advice on and proposing new membership-related public relations activities for the future.

Metrics and deliverables monitoring
The jobholder will be responsible for specific and measurable targets for a number of activities above. For example:
» Earned media
» Media positivity ratio
» Web content click-through rates
» Number and nature of events support


Skills & knowledge
Strong knowledge of a range of media channels, audiences, and behaviours
Excellent communication skills in English: orally and in writing
Excellent attention to detail
Ability to prioritise and plan effectively, working in a structured manner and to deadlines
Creativity and storytelling
IT literacy, to include: MS Word; MS PowerPoint; MS Excel; MS Outlook
University degree, or equivalent higher education qualification desirable
Demonstrated grasp of the key issues in sustainability, and/or the textile supply chain
Working knowledge of WordPress publishing platform
Working knowledge of online mail distribution software e.g. Constant Contact
Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign and Photoshop
University degree, or equivalent higher education qualification in Marketing, Advertising, Media Relations, Public Relations or Journalism.

1+ years’ experience in a public relations role with external relationships
Independent project management and responsibility
Proven ability to partner effectively internally to ensure successful completion of a project
Responsibility for copywriting and fact checking
Working in culturally diverse and geographically dispersed organisations across time zones Desirable
Professional connections to sustainability and/or textile media, industry or mainstream
Working with both not-for-profit and profit-making organisations


The successful candidate will report to the Communications Manager. The position is part-time (60%, 24 hours per week) and will be based in either Geneva, Switzerland or London, UK. The Public Relations Officer will receive a one-year contract, with a 3 month initial trial period.

Salary: CHF 50,000 per annum pro rata.

Interested applicants with the required attributes are asked to send, in English, a detailed CV and a brief motivation letter (2 pages maximum) to BCI by email at, with the subject “Application: Public Relations Officer”.

Application deadline: Monday 13 April 2015
Expected starting date: Monday 4 May 2015

As we receive large number of applications, we unfortunately are not able to get back to all applicants and we will therefore only be in touch if your application has been shortlisted for an interview.

The BCI is an equal opportunities employer, and is committed to good practice and transparency in the management of natural, human and financial resources.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only holders of a valid work permit or eligible to work in Switzerland, or able to work as a UK consultant will be considered.

24 March 2015 – UNICEF – Writer/editor – Home based with limited travel to Geneva

Part-time (possibility of full-time between April to June 2015)
From: April 2015 to 31 December 2015

The UNICEF CEE/CIS Regional Office is in need of a writer and editor familiar with the Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia region and the UNICEF Regional Knowledge and Leadership Agenda (RKLA), the common result areas or priorities which countries in the region are aiming to achieve.

The consultant, in consultation with the Regional Communication Chief and respective Regional Programme Advisers, will write and edit several communication products and programme documents to support advocacy and reporting of the regional result areas and priorities. Many of these products will become part of the regional communication toolkit.

Another task which is planned is a review of several sections of the UNICEF CEE/CIS regional website. One section is the evidence-based policy making as several key developments and products have been made. These include 1. multicountry evaluations, 2. multiple indicator cluster surveys and 3. TransMonEE or the Transformative Monitoring for Enhanced Equity Database which captures a vast range of data relevant to social and economic issues relevant to the situation and wellbeing of children, young people and women in countries in the region.

The consultant is expected to draft or update some key texts. The source materials include the current advocacy booklet and brochure and regional overview presentations, country annual reports and previous regional analysis reports. Information will also be derived from interviews of the Regional Director, Regional Communication Chief and Communication Specialist as well as other regional advisors and programme specialists.
Scope of Work and Objectives.

Under the direction of the Regional Chief of Communication and Communication Specialist, the consultant will:
1. Prepare a schedule of work
2. Gather and review relevant materials
3. In-depth interviews with the respective advisors, programme specialists and communication specialists.
4. Write/edit the text of communication products
5. Final review of materials
6. Additional writing and editing additional pieces within the UNICEF mandate. This will be agreed in writing by Regional Communication Chief or Communication Specialist
Work relationships: The consultant shall report to Regional Chief of Communication and the Regional Communication Specialist, UNICEF Regional Office for Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

April – July
Develop work plan for March – July period
Review the Regional Knowledge and Leadership Agenda, draft regional core narrative and draft key messages
Review the concept notes for the RKLA and the Multicountry Evaluations (MCEs)
Review the presentation on Transformed Engagement in the CEE/CIS region
Further develop and finalise the regional core narrative and key messages
Draft Q&A for the RKLA
Draft Q&A for the five completed MCEs
Draft presentation giving regional overview of key issues, activities, impact and results
Develop narrative text on the transformed engagement
Draft 1st version of updated CEE/CIS Advocacy booklet, ‘Keeping our promise to children: An agenda for action’
Draft text for web page on regional website on evidence-based policy making
Draft Op-ed for the launch of Access to Justice for Children
Draft Op-ed for the launch of the Social Monitor
Draft communication/media plan template for Regional Director country visits within the region
Draft media monitoring template for regional conferences/RD visit/regional issues/emergencies
Editing support for press releases, Q&A, sitreps, Op-eds, human interest stories.
Other communication products as agreed in writing by the consultant and Regional Communication Chief

Develop work plan for August and December
Updated version of the regional core narrative and key messages
Finalize the Q&A for the RKLA
Finalize Q&A for the five completed MCEs
Finalize presentation giving regional overview of key issues, activities, impact and results
Finalize narrative text on the transformed engagement
Finalize version of updated CEE/CIS Advocacy booklet, ‘Keeping our promise to children: An agenda for action’
Finalize text for web page on regional website on evidence-based policy making
Editing support for press releases, Q&A, sitreps, Op-eds, human interest stories.
Other communication products which are linked to regional communication toolkit as agreed in writing by the consultant and communication chief

Payment Schedule

The consultant will send a monthly invoice and payment will be made upon satisfactory completion of deliverables.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

University degree in journalism, communication, international relations, political or social sciences, human rights, or comparable academic preparation.
At least five (5) years of progressively advanced professional editing experience,
Proven familiarity with the work of UNICEF and on international development, humanitarian issues.
Proven familiarity with UNICEF in the region is preferred.
Excellent knowledge of English is required, as well as expertise in using MS Word.
Strong communication skills (written and oral) are a necessity, and proven analytical skills in conceptualizing and developing literature reviews. Strong visual communication experience (such as developing powerpoint presentation or prior experience of working with graphic designers) is preferred.
Nature of penalty clause in contract

If the reports and documents are not submitted according to the deliverables and timeframe stated in this TOR, the payments will be withheld.

UNICEF reserves the right to withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if work/outputs is incomplete, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines. All materials developed will remain the copyright of UNICEF and UNICEF will be free to adapt and modify them in the future.


Interested consultants are invited to express their interest, availability and indicate their requested daily rate to the following email addresses: Lely Djuhari (, Ekaterina Zimianina ( by 30 March 2015, 5 p.m. Geneva time. *Those who applied for the same vacancy first time need not to apply again.

As part of the application package, please complete and submit a Personal history form which can be downloaded here:

Alternatively, if you have maintained a candidate profile in e-Recruitment, you may download that profile and submit it as part of your application.