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23 July 2015 – Communications Officer,, EBU Geneva (short term position – 6 months)

  • Professional and confident communicator experienced in marketing communications, media campaigning and issues management
  • Several years of experience (8 +) working in an in-house communications role and /or in an agency
  • Sound experience in developing communications strategies, plans and campaigns
  • Strong existing media contacts portfolio, with the ability to develop it further
  • Social media savvy
  • Language skills: English native (mandatory). Good knowledge of French a must.

For further information or to apply contact Michelle Roverelli, Head of Communications, EBU

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23 July 2015 – Senior Communications Officer, EBU Geneva

The Senior Communications Officer decides- in collaboration with the Head of Communications- on the appropriate communication methods & means to reach the organization’s strategic objectives.

Principal Responsibilities of the position
PR and Media relations:

  1. Market and sell the messages of the organization and the value of PSM to different target audiences
  2. Develop, maintain and deliver marketing communications strategies and plans (including crisis communications) for key assigned projects
  3. Help develop media campaigns that raise the profile of EBU Members
  4. Build and maintain relationships with key media across Europe
  5. Respond to media enquiries and/or manage questions and ensure appropriate response
  6. Organize press events
  7. Generate ideas to gain more media coverage and proactively search for interview opportunities to spread EBU messages
  8. Monitor and analyse media coverage. Prepare media evaluation reports

Drafting skills:

  1. Write a wide range of materials to ‘sell’ EBU messages internally & externally: briefing materials, press kits, press releases, web news and other collaterals
  2. Proactively work on key message development and dissemination

Tools: video, social media and web

  • Generate and publish content for the web
  • Identify and exploit communication opportunities offered by social media
  • Manage video productions in related subject areas

Specific Qualifications and Experience

  • Professional and confident communicator experienced in marketing communications, media campaigning and issues management
  • Several years of experience working in an in-house communications role and /or in an agency
  • Sound experience in developing communications strategies, plans and campaigns, including crisis communications
  • Strong existing media contacts portfolio, with the ability to develop it further
  • Ability to communicate creatively and with impact, ensuring complex issues are articulated in a meaningful way to wide and varied audiences
  • Social media savvy
  • Language skills: English native. Good knowledge of French a must.
  • Well organized with an ability to exercise initiative and work independently, prioritizing own workload in the most efficient way.

Formal Education
Master’s Degree in Communications, Marketing or Media/Journalism

Practical Experience
Minimum 8 years of relevant experience

For a full description of the vacancy and to apply>>

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20 July 2015 – Head of digital content for the digital communication unit ICRC Geneva
REF: CIM/COM/DIGITAL

Main responsibilities
Editorial supervision and coordination of global platforms
Develop and manage the ICRC’s content strategy, ensuring that the website, social media channels and other digital external platforms reflect the ICRC’s public communication priorities;
Lead on a narrative-driven and audience-centric approach to digital communications;
Work closely and efficiently with PR and Media team’s management to time content to the priority of the day and week, with a willingness to roll up his or her sleeves in times of crisis communications. Ability to liaise with many stakeholders and provide direction to the team;
Oversee the creation of content (video footage, photos, graphics, infographics, and audio) tailored for digital consumption by various external audiences, including the general public, and online and broadcast media. Manage content tied digital campaigns, both short-term and multi-year;
Manage operational and reputational crises in a systematic and coordinated way;
Ensure timely delivery and quality of digital content pushed through global digital channels;
Develop content in support of the ICRC’s digital fundraising efforts;
Familiarity with digital fundraising best practices is a plus;
Provide digital strategy in our approach to working with partners, such as communities affected by crises and Movement communications;
Demonstrate excellent editorial skills, managing a range of posts and pages with a critical eye and bias towards clarity.
Guidance and support to delegations/HQ entities
Develop the ICRC’s integrated content strategy, comprising social media and digital communication infrastructure and processes, visual guidelines, editorial style guidelines, service level agreements, and best practices;
Support the empowerment of local delegations and regional communications offices, providing education and guidance as the global platforms and content strategy evolves over time. Create strong relationships to key stakeholders in those regions;
With strong management skills across a distributed network of individual contributors, develop the ability of the team to guide, support and train colleagues in delegations and at headquarters managing their own digital platforms.
Management of people
Lead the editorial team in an effective and efficient manner and in accordance with the ICRC’s People Leadership and Management principles (PLM).Ensure clear roles and responsibilities and proper assignment of tasks within the team.Manage the team through the shift from centralized content development to a decentralized approach.Oversee recruitment, training and development of the team’s staff members.Ensure in particular that the team constantly adapts to the rapid development of new technologies and of the digital landscape.

Education and experience required
Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline. A master’s degree in an appropriate discipline would be an advantage
A minimum of five years’ experience in content management (digital and AV in particular), and a track record of successfully developing and implementing digital strategies and plans
Experience of managing a team through transition
Two years’ field experience either in the ICRC or a similar organization would be an advantage.
Desired profile and skills

The post-holder is a creative, flexible, forward-looking, dynamic, empathetic, solution-oriented, and innovative person;
S/he is a lateral thinker capable of understanding and integrating multiple internal and external perspectives;
S/he is a good storyteller, and understands all the forms effective storytelling can take in the digital era;
S/he is proficient and enthusiastic about social media, and a user of multiple platforms either professionally or personally;
S/he is able to lead, manage and support team members effectively and to create a conducive working environment;
S/he has excellent editorial skills in English. Advanced skills in French is a plus;
S/he has strong coordination and networking skills with a real capacity to influence decisions;
S/he is flexible in terms of working hours and available for short missions;
S/he is able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, especially during reputational crises and operational emergencies;
S/he is dedicated to the mission of the ICRC and the role of humanitarianism in digital conversations;
S/he has experience with managing relationships with digital and content agencies.

Minimum length of assignment: 2 years (extendable)

Starting date: ASAP

If you are interested in this position and meet the requirements set out above, please send us your application (CV and cover letter) by 22 August 2015 at the following address: application_hq@icrc.org
In the subject line of your email, please put “CIM/COM/DIGITAL – Application – Head Digital Content”

Only applications sent to this email address will be considered. If you do not receive a reply within one month, then please assume that your application has not been shortlisted.

 

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17 July 2015 –  Communications and Change Manager – For HR and the People Management Programme, ICRC Geneva

Permanent position based in Geneva – Female or male – at 100 %

JOB PURPOSE

The People Management Program (PMP) is a strategic initiative that will enhance the ICRC’s capacity to protect the lives and dignity of people affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance by ensuring that it has the best possible people in all locations across the world, that its staff feel well managed, motivated and supported and that there is an HR function that is fit for purpose.
The primary purpose of the Communications and Change Manager is to initiate, oversee and coordinate communications on behalf of the HR department in general and the PMP in particular. The priority will be to ensure the timely communication and engagement of staff during different stages of the PMP and implementation of the various projects.
We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills, proven project management competencies and solid experience in managing change. Preference will be given to candidates who meet the requirements and have ICRC or Red Cross Red Crescent Movement experience, in particular in the field of communication.

MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Communication management
• Ensures consistency, coordination and proper sequencing of communication about the PMP (overall programme and specific projects) and major change initiatives within the HR department.
• Develops communication and change management materials for the PMP and HR department such as presentations, interactive FAQs, PMP updates, articles.
• Develops and uploads regular content about the PMP on the intranet and manages the HR and PMP intranet pages through close liaison with the relevant departments.
• In coordination with the head of the internal communication unit ensures consistency with established best practices, complementarity and proper sequencing and synergy with other institutional projects in internal communication.
• Helps ensure or works towards ensuring that staff have a good understanding of the PMP and HR Transformation, its implications and advantages for all those affected.
Stakeholder planning and management
• Conducts and updates evidence-based stakeholder analysis (including change readiness/impact assessments) and plans targeted communication approaches for the different stakeholder groups of each project.
• Establishes formal and informal stakeholder feedback mechanisms and conducts regular stakeholder research to inform project policies and decisions.
• In coordination with IM and the digital com advisor, establishes stakeholder communication networks based on both existing and new structures within ICRC to ensure regular two way communication.
• Records, monitors and analyses programme trends based on stakeholder feedback, sharing this information with the PMP and HR management to inform policy and decision.
Support for strategic/ Change Management
• Supports the Programme Manager and the Director of HR by providing them with relevant information on change management and best communication practices that can help inform high level programme decisions.
• Ensures the PMP’s & HR change management strategy remains updated and relevant and puts in place an approach for the transformation of the HR department (organisation and workforce transition)
• Ensures that on-going change management and communication issues are addressed and included in the PMP road map and other key strategic documents as well as in HR strategic thinking.
• Proactively advises the PMP and HR leadership team (HRLT) on change management and communication issues.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Advanced University Degree in communication or related field
• Work experience in internal communication, change management and/or organizational development
• Experience in working in or managing a communication function that supported organizational change
• Experience in managing change within a multi-layered / matrix organisation with high degrees of local ownership and involvement
• ICRC or Red Cross Red Crescent Movement experience is highly desirable, in particular in the field of communication

REQUIRED SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
• Strong ability to creatively turn strategic orientations into effective communications and change plans with practical ability to implement
• Ability to communicate complex issues in a simple, engaging and concise manner
• Ability to address employee issues and questions in a supportive, authentic and transparent way
• Knowledge of a broad range of communication techniques and tools with technical skills in delivering communications outputs
• Exceptional writing and presentation skills, in English, with good oral skills in French
• Strong interpersonal engagement and relationship management skills

Length of assignment: 2 years extendable
Starting date: 1 October 2015

If you are interested in this position and meet the requirements set out above, please send us your application (CV and cover letter) by 16 August 2015 at the following address: application_hq@icrc.org

In the subject line of your email, please put “CIM / PMP – Application – Com & Change Manager.”

Only applications sent to this email address will be considered. If you do not receive a reply within one month, then please assume that your application has not been shortlisted.

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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 ebu.ch;
  • 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.

Skills:
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.

Languages:
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. (dugenet@ebu.ch)

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