This page contains communication job opportunities in the Geneva region and beyond. In addition, you can search for jobs on the following sites: www.jobpilot.ch ; www.monster.ch ; www.jobup.ch ; www.topjobs.ch ;  www.jobsingeneva.com ;  http://www.careerjet.ch

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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 https://iaea.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=TAL-OPIC20150417-002 and you can contact ex-Geneva colleague Miklos as Gaspar (m.gaspar@iaea.org) 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>>

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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.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
·  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.

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

EXPERIENCE
· 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.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
· 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

APPLICATIONS
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 susan.brown@sita.aero with the subject “Application: Sr. Public Relations Manager”.

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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.

Salary
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.

Applications
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 jobs@ishr.ch 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

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

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

JOB DESCRIPTION

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.

Responsibilities

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

PROFILE

Skills & knowledge
Essential
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.

Experience
Essential
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

WORKING ARRANGEMENTS

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.
APPLICATIONS

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 stephanie.johnston@bettercotton.org, 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.

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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.
Deliverables

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

August-December
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.

Applications

Interested consultants are invited to express their interest, availability and indicate their requested daily rate to the following email addresses: Lely Djuhari (ldjuhari@unicef.org), Ekaterina Zimianina (ezimianina@unicef.org) 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: http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/P11.doc.

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

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12 March 2015 –  Communications Manager, Group on Earth Observations, Geneva

Deadline for applications: 20 March 2015
Contract period 1 May to 30 November 2015 (7 months)

Responsibilities
Support the Senior External Relations Manager in the design and implementation of the GEO 2015 Ministerial Summit Communications and Outreach Program. Support the Ministerial Working Group in the drafting of the Communications and Outreach plan; assist in the identification of target audiences (e.g., government leaders in developed and developing countries, media, educators, and local, national and regional populations), and relevant themes and messages tailored to those audiences.
Assist in identifying appropriate examples of GEO’s value to decision makers in government, international bodies, the private sector and civil society, as benefit to citizens in countries and regions around the world. Assist in identifying specific events and other opportunities to communicate GEO’s messages to targeted audiences, prior to the Ministerial Summit
Assist in development of materials (e.g., publications, media releases/advisories, web content, audio/visual) to present GEO accomplishments and GEO’s promise/potential for the coming decade.
Assist in developing and refining media lists and contacts, and in utilizing social media to publicize the Ministerial Summit and communicate appropriate information about GEO to various audiences. Support preparations for regional and national press and outreach events, including development of templates for use by GEO Members and Participating Organizations.

Qualifications and Requirements
Advanced degree in journalism, international relations, communications. Additional qualifications in environmental or geophysical science would be a bonus.
Understanding of the use of Earth observations in support of decision-making.
At least five years of combined national and international progressively responsible experience in public information and communication work, targeting multiple stakeholders, including public and private sectors, international organizations and the media. Experience providing information on scientific issues to non-technical audiences in multinational environments. Experience using social media to convey information to technical and non-technical audiences.
To apply: Please send up-to-date Curriculum Vitae to: secretariat@geosec.org quoting the reference GEO/CALL/COM1502

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5 February 2015 – Digital Manager EMEA (Marketing), Helen of Troy, Lausanne 

Helen of Troy Limited established a leadership position in the consumer products market through new product innovation, superior product quality and competitive pricing. Our three main business segments are Personal Care, including strong brands like Scholl, Vidal Sassoon as well as Toni and Guy; Housewares with the innovative OXO brand; Healthcare & Home Environment with Vicks, Braun and Honeywell.

KAZ Europe Sàrl is part of the Helen of Troy Group; our EMEA headquarter based in Lausanne (Switzerland) employs a highly qualified, diverse and dynamic group of people, serving more than 45 markets. We are now sourcing a :

Your responsibilities

Reporting to the Marketing Director EMEA, your mission is to lead and coordinate EMEA strategic and tactical digital marketing initiatives across all product category and brands. You act as the EMEA digital expert to support the regional marketing team, in connection with the global HQ :

  • Develop and implement digital marketing campaigns across all digital channels, including Web, marketing database, social media, display advertising, etc
  • Design, build, and maintain the social media presence
  • Devise strategies to drive online traffic and collaborate with marketing team to improve company’s website
  • Constantly evaluate emerging technologies and provide perspective for adoption where appropriate, identify trends and insights, brainstorm new strategic ideas
  • Contribute to the elaboration and the development of brand digital toolbox with the marketing team, and ensure excellence in execution and implementation
  • Monitor & optimize paid search, PPC marketing campaigns in collaboration with the brand managers
  • Responsible for analyzing and reporting performance of digital marketing campaigns, and evaluating ROI/KPIs
  • Manage close interaction with regional E-trade marketing & E-Key account management, and act as key EMEA contact with global HQ and US team
  • Collaborate with external existing agencies, assess various external digital vendors and partner once identified
  • Responsible for planning, budgeting all digital related activities and investments

Your profile
You have excellent leadership skills with forward strategic thinking and strong ownership. You are an excellent international team player, entrepreneurial minded, with a dynamic personality, innovative. You possess excellent communication and presentation skills. You are able to work with a good level of autonomy, have good organization and analytical skills.

Technical requirements

  • University degree in Business, Marketing or equivalent
  • Solid Digital marketing experience within an international FMCG/Healthcare BtoC environment
  • Solid knowledge of digital trends and best practices in online marketing and measurements
  • Project management skills
  • English & French fluent are a must, any additional language is an asset
  • MS Office proficiency (advanced knowledge of Excel & Power point) 

We offer

  • A small-medium size company where you can make the difference and where you matter as an individual
  • A fun place to work, with a very international and friendly atmosphere
  • A career within a growing and dynamic environment

For more information, check out our website : www.hot-europe.com

If you recognize yourself in the above profile and would like to evolve in a dynamic fast growing international company, please send your email application in English to: hr@hot-europe.com

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4 February 2015 – Communications Consultant (6 months) –  FIND, Geneva

FIND is an international non-profit organization based in Geneva, Switzerland dedicated to R&D activities to expand and accelerate access to new diagnostic technologies, and to build global diagnostic testing capacity for poverty-related diseases in low- and middle-income countries.

FIND uses a variety of media, including print, web and social media, to inform a range of technical and non-technical stakeholders about the progress and successes of its programmes and to communicate the importance of diagnostics for global health. As Communications Consultant, you will be working as part of a small team in Geneva under the supervision of the Senior Communications Officer to plan and produce communications materials that meet a variety of needs.

Scope of work to include:
-Writing, editing, proofreading and supporting production of print materials, presentations, and web and social media content, including fact sheets, e-newsletters, brochures, annual reports, media releases and e-blasts
-Supporting storyboard development for FIND’s new website
-Researching content for targeted communications materials
-Providing grant writing support to technical departments
-Meeting with technical staff to understand communications needs
-Participating in communications planning
-Supporting event planning and management, as needed

Qualifications:
-A university degree, preferably in journalism, public relations, communications or a related field.*
-Some formal education in public health would be an advantage.
-Demonstrably superior writing skills in English are essential
– Excellent interpersonal and verbal presentation skills
– Ability to understand, assess and interpret complex technical information to develop effective communications content for both technical and nontechnical audiences
-Experience working in communications using a variety of media, including print, web and social media
-Experience working internationally in global health or international development with an NGO, government or multilateral agency
-Layout and graphic design skills an asset
-Basic knowledge about diseases of poverty, including TB, malaria and neglected tropical diseases, and global health issues an asset
-Fluency in English required; knowledge of French and/or Spanish an asset
-Good humoured and able to work well as a member of a team
-Extremely deadline sensitive
-Flexible regarding tasks as priorities change and able to juggle multiple priorities

* An equivalent combination of experience and professional development may be considered.

Contract:
-6-month consultancy.
Note: Should be registered as a consultant in Switzerland or legally able to work in Switzerland on a six-month consultancy.

To apply:
Please send a cover letter in English summarizing your qualifications and experience, your CV and three writing samples in English before midnight CET on Sunday, March 8 to FIND Human Resources: hr@finddx.org. Candidates who are shortlisted will be expected to do a test of writing and editing skills.

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26 February 2015 – Internal Communications Associate (temporary contract) Japan Tobacco International, Geneva

The candidate supports the department’s key objective to foster a culture that supports and drives behaviors aligned with business strategy: effectively communicate the organization’s vision, mission, values and culture; open lines of communication and build trust between management and employees; facilitate employee voice and cultivate a sense of community. The candidate will have a general understanding of internal communications. He/she will demonstrate a strong foundation in digital communications publishing. The candidate should also contribute to the development of editorial and communication plans in support of our numerous project teams.

Proactively liaising with JTI’s global regions, markets and Geneva HQ functions, this position will contribute to the expansion of the corporate Intranet, Corporate TV and associated digital internal communications channels. A creative, detailed, service-oriented personality, the candidate will have good knowledge of digital communications within multinational corporations.

Responsibilities
Create engaging animations for INSIDE TV based on internal brief and JTI’s corporate identity guidelines. Work closely with internal clients, logging requests in the editorial calendar, ensuring all necessary approvals and publishing on time and in line with the corresponding news, as appropriate. Represent INSIDE TV at the weekly editorial meeting, providing status updates. Create reports for INSIDE TV playlist on a weekly basis.
Execution of content publishing for live Markets and  Global & Local news on INSIDE Online, working directly with content providers and approvers. Primary Web Publisher for the Corporate Communication site, including the microsite dedicated to JTI’s move to new headquarters.
Actively participate in the project to redesign JTI’s intranet, providing support to the project lead completing tasks on an as-needed basis. Project coordination with vendors and colleagues to ascertain the most appropriate intranet solutions and achieve performance targets set by the project team.
Performs various other activities deemed appropriate to support the Corporate Communications team’s key objectives.
Must be engaging, creative, open-minded, resourceful, a team player with a positive attitude, working closely with both internal and external partners to ensure that the deliverables are of high quality, on time and budget.

Qualifications & Experience
University degree in Communications, media, graphic design or equivalent work experience.
A team player with excellent communication & diplomatic skills
Strong creative skills and an eye for design
Good project management skills (ability to meet deadlines)
Experience with TV, moving images or video a plus

Skills, Competencies & Languages
Fluent in English, (French a benefit); good English writing skills
Digital content publishing skills
Photoshop, Illustrator, understanding of CMS and basic HTML a plus, Adobe After Effects also a plus
Core Microsoft Office suite, incl. Sharepoint 2010/2013

For further information and to apply click here>>

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25 February 2015 – Director of Marketing, The International School of Geneva

The Foundation of the International School of Geneva comprises eight schools on three campuses. In 2015, there are 4440 students of over 135 nationalities, aged between three and eighteen. Established in 1924, its guiding principles are an education that places the child at the centre; a commitment to promoting bilingualism; fostering respect for diversity and, crucially, educating for peace and international citizenship. The birthplace of the International Baccalaureate movement, the School has a distinguished record for innovation in the field of education.

Following a restructuring, the school now seeks to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced professional to develop and implement a marketing and stakeholder relations strategy that strengthens our self-knowledge, focus, communication and engagement as a world-class, not-for-profit institution and ensures that the International School of Geneva retains its current, preeminent position.

For further details of  the job specification, candidate profile and application process for this position, please consult the information pack.

Candidates are required to send their CV, three references, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer, that may be followed at the point of interview and a covering letter addressed to Mrs Vicky Tuck, Director General, International School of Geneva, by email only to: recruitment.fdn@ecolint.ch   by 5th March 2015 at 4:00pm, mentioning the reference number 005.

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16 February 2015 – Press Officer – CHARLESCANNON, Geneva

CHARLESCANNON is an international marketing creative agency with purpose! With offices in Geneva, Basel and Martigny we offer the complete spectrum of marketing, communications and creative services.

We help international consumer and B2B companies, non-for-profits and federations KNOW, WOW and WIN audiences. Our clients appreciate our creativity, ingenuity, productivity and proximity no matter where they’re based – from across Switzerland, between the Americas and Australia, and from the Arctic Circle to West, East and Southern Africa.
We are looking for a multilingual Press Officer with 5 or more years of experience.

English mother tongue and fluent in French and Spanish, you will be joining the Charlescannon team to support one of our key multinational, B2B clients.

A clear communicator, team player and with relevant experience as a press officer or PR, the successful candidate will have a strong passion for business.

This full-time role will require working mostly on secondment within the client’s Geneva based offices and will also require international travel.

The role is varied, fast moving and rewarding. Typical activities will include:
• liaising with internal colleagues throughout the company and key spokespeople;
• liaising with and answering enquiries from media, individuals and other organisations;
• researching, writing and distributing press releases to target media;
• organising monitoring services and analysing media coverage;
• organising and joining press briefings and tours;
• contributing to maintaining and updating information on the company’s website;
• managing and updating information and engaging with users on social media sites;
• supporting the production of company films and scheduling of photography assignments;
• supporting the issues management team in their media strategy and responses; and
• working with the client’s network of PR agencies.

Interactions will be with the client’s head of media relations and Corporate Affairs team as well as with senior internal colleagues across the client’s business.
Please send a detailed motivation letter and CV in English with references to jobs@charlescannon.com by 28th January. We regret we will only be able to respond to candidates that are short listed.

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6 February – Communication Manager – Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD)

The GICHD has an opportunity for a Communication Manager to join the External Relations and Policy division. Based in Geneva and reporting to the Head of External Relations and Policy, the Communication Manager will lead a small team to develop and implement a comprehensive communication strategy and work plan, reaching out to the key stakeholders in mine action, human security and humanitarian development, the media and the wider public. S/he will drive and oversee corporate digital and print material and public relations activities. In addition, s/he will support and coordinate the communication activities undertaken by the GICHD operational divisions in the context of advisory missions, diplomatic visits, donor relations, training sessions and conferences.

MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
– Develop, implement, and monitor a communication strategy driven by the GICHD Strategy 2015-2018 and an annual communication work plan covering both offline and digital channels.
– Define the visual identity and the corporate communication guidelines and mainstream their use across the organisation. Plan and oversee the design, production and distribution of print and digital communication material.
– Lead the development and management of the website, social media channels, and active web content such as mobile applications, e-learning platform, videos, animations.
– Set up an e-learning platform in close cooperation with the operational divisions, to increase the outreach and efficiency of the GICHD training services and national capacity development; coordinate the production of the digital material for the elearning platform.
– Develop a comprehensive public relations policy. Increase GICHD’s visibility within our audiences such as the donor community, the Internal Geneva and Maison de la
Paix partners, the civil society and other organisations active in human security.
– Increase the GICHD presence in local, national and international media. Advise and support the Director and the Heads of Divisions on media relations.
– Support and coordinate the communication actions undertaken in the context of advisory missions, bilateral visits, donor relations, training sessions, conferences, recruitment or others.
– Manage three team members and the financial resources of the Communication section. Manage the contracting and monitoring of the service providers, suppliers and consultants, ensuring effective results and outcomes.

PROFILE REQUIREMENTS
– At least 5 years’ experience in a similar role, preferably in the humanitarian or international development cooperation sector
– Skills in managing a small team, project finances and outsourced service providers
– Strong inter-personal communication and collaboration skills in a multi-cultural context
– A degree in communications management, public and media relations, international relations, or a related field is favourable
– Competence in developing and implementing a strategic and integrated approach to communications
– A successful track record in the use of digital communication tools in message shaping and dissemination; experience in overseeing the management of website architecture and content is desired
– Competence in designing and managing the production of print publications or other communication products
– Experience and network in non-profit related public relations and media relations
– The capacity to convey technical or specialist content through meaningful message for lay audiences
– Native English fluency and a working level of French are required; knowledge of Spanish, Arabic or Russian would be an asset.
– Holder of a Swiss “permis de séjour” (or Swiss national)

APPLICATIONS
If you are attracted by this opportunity and you meet the profile requirements, please email your detailed CV, letter of motivation and any other supporting information or
documentation that you deem useful to present in support of your application, to Ms Laurence Clarke-Schaller, GICHD Human Resources Manager: hr(at)gichd.org
CLOSING DATE : 27 February 2015

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26 January 2015 – Account & Community Manager – Swiss-German native, Geneva 

For one of the most exciting Brand leaders around, operating in a fast-moving, fun, through-the-line category, we are setting-up a new creative agency in Geneva!

We are the Swiss division of an 80-talent strong agency renowned for creating meaningful relationships between Brands and consumers via new approaches.

To activate a large budget covering all touch-points TV, print, poster as well as all social media and guerilla marketing, we need a Swiss-German Account & Community Manager.

You must be experienced with 3/5 years account management in agency, passionate about creative work as well as trends and digital native.

You must be Swiss-German. You can speak French and English.

The agency will be based within 20 minutes of Geneva airport but we can be flexible in terms of your actual work location.

We offer the rare opportunity to have fun and learn fast via delivering innovative campaigns and digital programs for a fantastic, ‘experience’ brand. You’ll also take part in the agency development.

If you feel you have what it takes to be part of our team, please send me your resume at philippe.lepage@ymail.com.

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26 January 2015 – Freelance Copywriter (25%)– Swiss-German native

For one of the most exciting Brand leaders around, operating in a fast-moving, fun, through-the-line category, we are setting-up a new creative agency in Geneva!

We are the Swiss division of an 80-talent strong agency renowned for creating meaningful relationships between Brands and consumers via new approaches.

To bring ideas, punchy lines and relevant copy for all touch-points TV, print, poster as well as all social media and guerilla marketing, we need a Swiss-German copywriter.

You must be experienced with 3/5 years in agency and passionate about creative work.

You must be Swiss-German and you can speak English or French.

The agency will be based within 20 minutes of Geneva airport but we can be flexible in terms of your actual work location.

We offer the rare opportunity to have fun via delivering innovative campaigns and digital programs for a fantastic, ‘experience’ brand. You’ll also take part in the agency development.

If you feel you have what it takes to be part of our team, please contact me at: philippe.lepage@ymail.com.