Marketing & Communications Internship – The Swiss Arbitration Association Geneva

The Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) is seeking an intern to provide support in its marketing and communications efforts. The successful candidate is a recent or soon to be graduate of an international communications/marketing program, based in Geneva, Switzerland or the surrounding area. They are looking to gain experience in web based marketing and event management and/or create a career in the legal industry.

Beyond gaining invaluable work experience, the role provides the chance to gain a deeper understanding of the legal sector alongside the opportunity to network with some of the biggest stakeholders in the international dispute resolution industry. The team will additionally provide training, guidance and support with the possibility of a flexible schedule.

Responsibilities & Duties include:

  • Web-based marketing (E.g. Email marketing using newsletters, templates etc.)
  • Event management and promotion
  • Marketing database management
  • Website content management (ASA, Swiss Arbitration Hub)
  • Social media management and content creation (primarily LinkedIn)

Desired Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor Degree (Marketing, Communications or Law preferred, but not limited to),
  • Previous work experience,
  • Service-oriented, courteous and polite,
  • Excellent English writing and speaking skills. Other languages a plus,
  • Technology-savvy: Proficient with all Microsoft Office applications,
  • Familiar with social media strategies/tools and web-based marketing platforms a plus (for content creation – newsletters etc.),
  • Event organization and promotion experience,
  • Website design and/or administration, Flair for creativity,
  • Keen attention to detail in all matters,
  • Self-starter: able to take initiative and stay on task, working independently and seeking help when needed,
  • Hardworking and dedicated outlook.

Duration: Minimum 6 consecutive months, at 70-100%

Start Date: As soon as possible

Remuneration: While this is not a full salaried position, a modest stipend will be offered. To be discussed.

Location: Geneva, Switzerland. The candidate must have a valid work permit.

Should you be interested, please send your CV and motivation letter to Alex McLin: alex.mclin@arbitration-ch.org.

By | June 21st, 2017|Careers|0 Comments

FIND – Head of Communication, Geneva  

Position Objective
The primary objective of the position of the Head of Communication is to raise the profile and reputation of FIND as a thought leader, coordinator and innovator of accessible, affordable and
effective diagnostics in low income settings.

He/she is required to understand the landscape of actors in the field of diagnostics in low income countries and must be able to shape and articulate FIND’s responses to emerging issues.
The position requires good management skills to implement a global communications strategy that targets key media effectively and uses high‐quality, scientific communications as its cornerstone, and the ability to produce publications for external audiences.

The position is in charge of a small team in Geneva, managing the writing and placing of scientific articles and publications and the production and use of different tools, notably for digital and social communication.

The Head of Communication reports to the CEO.

Specific Job Responsibilities

Management and planning:
‐ Enhance and implement a comprehensive communications strategy to support FIND’s mission
‐ Lead FIND’s communication operations by determining targeted audiences, identifying channels and developing messages
‐ Manage a team in Geneva, as well as consultants.

Communication coordination:
‐ Draw up and implement the annual publication plan (annual report, regular newsletters, website, leaflets, etc.) in accordance with FIND’s strategy and its scientific
programme achievements in TB; Malaria; NTDs; HIV/HCV; and Fever, AMR and Outbreaks
‐ Champion the role of diagnostics as an essential element in good healthcare through the publication of diagnostics‐related thought leadership materials
‐ Amplify FIND’s messages by telling the story from both FIND’s and our partners’ perspectives
‐ Increase use of and engagement with mainstream and social media to increase FIND’s visibility
‐ Produce articles, editorials for targeted journals/audiences about FIND’s model, the key challenges in the field
‐ Validate and support all major communication efforts
‐ Participate in team leaders’ meetings, coordinate regular global communication meetings with all team members, and ensure coherent approaches throughout a matrix organization.

Media:
‐ Generate hard news angles for scientific & medical journals to raise the profile of FIND’s brand and, through the coordination of proactive press relations by the team, with mainstream news media, and social media
‐ Increase use of and engagement with mainstream and social media to increase FIND’s

visibility
‐ Support media outreach by the team with the necessary range of written materials, such as press releases, e‐newsletters, press packs, movies and other documents
‐ Support liaison offices in developing messaging for regional/local media
‐ Identify key scientific events and opportunities for presentation of the FIND and its activities

Qualifications
‐ 10‐15 years’ work experience in a similar position, with a background in journalism,  communications management, media relations or global health, and ideally with a strong public health background
‐ Master’s  degree or equivalent in communication, public health,science or related field
‐ Rigorous, organized and experienced in managing a team and coordinating a network of multi‐cultural collaborators
‐ Understanding of poverty related health issues in low income countries
‐ Ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines
‐ Excellent command of written and spoken English as a mother tongue, French desirable, other languages a plus
‐ Good computer skills, especially PowerPoint, Word, design.
‐ Proven track record in strengthening communication around organisations, policies and projects

To apply
Please send a motivation letter, a detailed CV and three references to hr@finddx.org
Deadline to send your application: 21st June 2017
(But don’t wait until the deadline! We will start screening right away and if we find the right person, we will stop searching.)
Please note that only applicants meeting the profile requirements will be personally contacted.
Applications sent by recruitment agencies will not be considered.

By | June 1st, 2017|Careers|0 Comments

FIND – Communications Intern – Geneva

FIND is an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to R&D activities that accelerate access to new diagnostic technologies and to building global diagnostic testing capacity for poverty-related diseases in low- and middle-income countries. FIND was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
With programmes in diagnostics for tuberculosis, malaria, hepatitis C, HIV, four neglected tropical diseases, febrile illnesses, outbreak preparedness and fighting antimicrobial resistance, FIND works across the spectrum from test development through to delivery. FIND also works hard to increase access to diagnosis. Over the past 14 years, FIND has delivered 21 new diagnostic tools. These achievements have helped increase the global prioritization of diagnostics and, in some cases, revolutionized the landscape of disease control programming in low- and middle income countries.

Are you a strong writer, a quick learner, a user of social media and interested in communications and global health? Do you want to learn more about the development and use of diagnostic tests that meet the needs of low- and middle-income countries?
Starting in July 2017 (or earlier), we are looking for an intern to join our communications team for three months, with a possibility for extension.
FIND uses a variety of media, including print, web and social media, to inform our technical and non-technical stakeholders about the progress and successes of our programmes and to communicate the importance of diagnostics for global health. As Communications Intern, you will be working as part of a small team in Geneva under the supervision of the Senior Communications Officer to complete some key projects and to plan and produce communications materials. Keep in mind that this is a two-way street – while we have stuff that needs to get done, we also want to be sure that you leave this internship with something for your CV. Think about what you might like to do and we’ll talk about it. We’re open to your ideas.

Primary Responsibilities:
-Take responsibility for FIND’s social media, with input and support from the communications team, including planning, engagement strategies, daily posting and indicator tracking.
-Update FIND’s website using WordPress templates.
-Research, write, edit and/or proofread content for FIND’s print media, monthly enewsletter, website, presentations, press releases and the like, as needed.
-Update FIND’s photo library, as needed.
-Work with the communications team to develop and implement new ideas and projects.
-Other communications support, as required.

The skills and competencies we are looking for:
-Excellent writing, editing, research and interpersonal communication skills
-Strong organizational skills, independent work habits, creativity, critical thinking and deadline-sensitivity
-Good sense of humour and able to work well as part of a team
-Able to correctly spell “centre”; have common sense around the use of the Oxford-comma
-Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite and social media, and familiarity with content management systems (e.g. WordPress or others) and on-line photo library platforms
-Graphic design capacity and knowledge of Adobe InDesign and/or other design software would be icing on the cake
– Fluency in English required; knowledge of French, Spanish or other languages an asset
– Experience working in a multicultural environment and with non-profit organizations, and some knowledge of global health – or else a burning interest in learning more

Eligibility:
-Must be a graduate student in good standing or a recent graduate of a Master’s programme, preferably in global health, international relations, journalism,
communications or related
– Must be able to work 40 hours per week during July and August (negotiable if available to work full-time for part of June or September)
– Must have the necessary legal documentation to work in Switzerland

Please mail your motivation letter and CV to hr@finddx.org before the 7th June 2017

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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Head of Communications – ISSA Geneva

The International Social Security Association (ISSA) is looking for a dynamic leader to head its communications unit.

The Head of ISSA Communications is responsible for the Promotions Unit, which is tasked with the delivery of communications, publications and the website of the ISSA. The key role of the Unit is to strengthen ISSA’s capacity to be ‘member-centric’ in its outreach, building its communications with members and key stakeholders, as well as the media to promote social security and excellence in social security administration. The position collaborates widely across the whole of the ISSA organization.
Company description

The ISSA is the world’s leading international organization for social security institutions, government departments and agencies. Founded in 1927 under the auspices of the International Labour Organization, the ISSA counts more than 320 member organizations in 155 countries.

The deadline for applications is 2 July 2017.

For more information please visit our website.

By | May 31st, 2017|Careers|0 Comments

Request for proposals: Graphic Design and Communications Consultancy services

To further develop its communications capacity through the delivery of products and with the support of expert guidance, ICVA in Geneva is soliciting proposals to establish a term contract for graphic design and communications consultancy services.

Deadline: 12 June 2017

Further information (pdf) >>

By | May 31st, 2017|Careers|0 Comments

Events Coordinator, Soroptimist International Europe, Geneva

Soroptimist International of Europe (SIE) is looking for an experienced and highly motivated candidate to join immediately our team of six staff members at our Geneva HQ office. The Events Coordinator will be mainly responsible for leading logistical and administrative preparations for our Governors Meeting in Florence, Italy, taking place on 14-16 July for approximately 250 participants. The responsibilities of this position include but may not be limited to the following:

  • Leading and implementing all events logistics.
  • Planning the event sequel.
  • Drafting and communicating information to event participants and presenters.
  • Handling onsite event management.
  • Taking on administrative tasks linked to events and other office processes.

You offer:

  • University degree in administration, management or a relevant field.
  • 3-5 years of proven experience in events management in an international environment.
  • Fluent in English and French.
  • Experience in website content management systems and ideally MailChimp and Publisher.
  • Highly skilled in the use of MS Excel, Powerpoint, Word and Outlook.
  • Setting priorities, attention to detail, good communicator and collegial.
  • Excellent relationship building skills and cultural sensitivity.
  • Swiss work permit. Available to start immediately.

The Executive Director at the HQ Geneva Office would be delighted to receive your CV, cover letter and reference at meltem.zourdos@soroptimisteurope.org by 02 June 2017.

For further information about the SIE>>

By | May 21st, 2017|Careers|0 Comments

Digital Producer – the International AIDS Society, Geneva

Founded in 1988, the International AIDS Society (IAS) is the world’s largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries. IAS members work on all fronts of the global response to AIDS, and include researchers, clinicians, policy and programme planners and public health and community practitioners on the frontlines of the epidemic.

More information on IAS can be found at www.iasociety.org.

Details of Employment: 

  • The Digital Producer position will be based in Geneva, Switzerland and report to the Senior Manager, Communications. The position is full-time and open-ended to start as soon as possible.

Purpose of the Position: 

  • The incumbent is responsible for developing implementing digital strategy and content for the IAS and its campaigns; this requires managing the digital properties of IAS, including drafting social media content daily, writing email and web content, and managing all analytics and reporting.
  • We’re looking for a savvy digital communicator who is comfortable testing new boundaries in the digital world and simultaneously takes great pride in serving as the primary gatekeeper of IAS content before it is published.

Main Responsibilities: 

  • Manage the daily presence and content creation on all social media channels;
  • Lead web content development, including writing and editing web and email messaging;
  • Work with the communications team to maintain the IAS and conference editorial calendar;
  • Manage all email lists and contact databases of IAS’ audiences;
  • Closely fact check and carefully copy edit all written materials;
  • Proactive grassroots outreach online (blogs, community networking sites, listservs);
  • Work with the IAS communications team and programme staff to ensure content sharing and synergy across channels;
  • Maintain branding and messaging consistency on and offline;
  • Monitor, analyze, and report on digital metrics to enhance traffic and supporter participation;
  • Closely monitor news and advocacy discussions relevant for the IAS;
  • Make recommendations for online communications tools and explore and implement creative online strategies;
  •  Project manage deliverables within the communications team and across departments;
  •  Develop and implement digital campaigns for IAS that support and drive IAS membership and conferences;
  • Develop social media strategies including any budget costs that complement the overall communications strategies for the conferences;
  • Manage on-site and live digital presence for high-level and international conferences;
  • Set up social media accounts in line with the strategy and maintaining daily activity;
  • Develop digital toolkits for partners and external parties around major events, campaigns and conferences;
  • Speak with external partners about plans and ideas for collaboration around digital activities.

Academic Qualifications: 

  • A university degree in communications, digital marketing, or other relevant discipline or comparable years of experience in the field.

Work Experience: 

  • Demonstrated professional experience (average 3-7 years) managing digital properties for an organization with a proven ability to develop a variety of digital content for multiple platforms;
  • Experience maintaining and managing multiple social media accounts for an organization in coordination with campaign online communications and strategy.

Skills/Competencies: 

  • A firm understanding of the HIV/AIDS and/or the global health landscape is a strong plus;
  • Ability to fact check and carefully edit all content as the final reviewer before content is published;
  • A strong understanding of industry trends, including SEO, email marketing,
  • Well organized, ability to multitask, strong attention to detail and adherence to deadlines;
  • Ability to work independently and within a team;
  • Strong skills working in teams and across many types of organizations — team-oriented; problem solver; relationship-builder; and strong inter-personal skills;
  • Stress tolerance and resilience, ability to work under pressure with multiple and shifting priorities;
  • Multi-cultural experience, general knowledge of HIV/AIDS and global issues;
  • Proficiency in CRM & CMS;
  • Proficiency in the use of social media monitoring and analytics tools;

Languages: 

  • Native English or full professional proficiency is a requirement;
  • Knowledge of other languages is an asset.

How to apply: 

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, to recruitment@iasociety.org. The applications will be selected on a rolling basis. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Only candidates from Switzerland, from an EU/EFTA country or candidates already having a valid Swiss working permit will be considered.

The IAS is committed to recruiting and sustaining a skilled, effective, diverse and gender-balanced secretariat, and to the greater involvement of people living with HIV (GIPA) in all aspects of its work. People living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.

By | May 21st, 2017|Careers|0 Comments

Communications Officer – International AIDS Society, Geneva

Founded in 1988, the International AIDS Society (IAS) is the world’s largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries. IAS members work on all fronts of the global response to AIDS, and include researchers, clinicians, policy and programme planners and public health and community practitioners on the frontlines of the epidemic.

More information on IAS can be found at www.iasociety.org.

Details of Employment: 

  • The Communications Officer position will be based in Geneva, Switzerland and report to the Senior Manager, Communications. The position is full-time and open-ended to start as soon as possible.

Purpose of the Position: 

  • The incumbent will be the primary writer and content producer supporting all aspects of the IAS communications needs. We are looking for a savvy and thoughtful writer who is strongly tied into the HIV/AIDS and/or global health space.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Draft and edit polished and original opinion pieces, statements, articles, media releases and advisories; Draft and edit polished communications materials such as fact sheets, web content, publications, talking points, etc.;
  • Review and decipher highly scientific materials to be easily understood across audiences;
  • Manage editorial planning and prioritization across all IAS departments and programmes;
  • Closely fact check and carefully copy edit all written materials;
  • Identify and recommend key communications and advocacy opportunities and moments;
  • Develop and offer ideas of concepts for new angles and approaches for written materials;
  • Manage media monitoring and reporting to identify opportunities, track communications impact, and support overall brand management of IAS;
  • Co-ordinate the production process for publications and other communications material, including;
  • Manage agreements with external partners and suppliers while maintaining timelines;
  • Support media relations, contacts management, outreach lists and materials;
  • Manage all media logistics for IAS conferences, including media registrations, press conferences, briefings, speaker outreach, and on-site support;
  • Project manage deliverables within the communications team and across departments;
  • Execute communications strategies that support and advance the work of IAS.

Academic Qualifications: 

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in communications, journalism, public policy, public health or related field or a first-level university degree in combination with communications experience.

Work Experience: 

  • Demonstrated professional experience in the field of global health writing and communications;
  • International experience a strong plus.

Skills/Competencies: 

  •  Must have a firm understanding of the HIV/AIDS and/or the global health landscape;
  • Technical and scientific knowledge of HIV/AIDS is a strong plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills; a demonstrated ability to create persuasive and clear communications in all forms, for a variety of audiences;
  • Strong organizational skills, coordination skills and ability to multi-task;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with meticulous attention to detail and tight deadlines;
  • Knowledge of relevant international and domestic broadcast media, a keen sense of what makes and shapes the news, and the ability to make well-informed decisions in targeting appropriate media outlets and reporters;
  • Stress tolerance and resilience, ability to work under pressure with multiple and shifting priorities;
  • High-energy self-starter who can operate with minimal supervision but also knows when to ask for counsel;
  • Ability to work well as a team member, as well as work independently.

Languages: 

  • Native English or full professional proficiency is a requirement;
  • Knowledge of other languages is an asset.

How to apply: 

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, to recruitment@iasociety.org. The applications will be selected on a rolling basis. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 3

Only candidates from Switzerland, from an EU/EFTA country or candidates already having a valid Swiss working permit will be considered.

The IAS is committed to recruiting and sustaining a skilled, effective, diverse and gender-balanced secretariat, and to the greater involvement of people living with HIV (GIPA) in all aspects of its work. People living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.

By | May 21st, 2017|Careers|0 Comments

Communications Intern – The Global Fund, Geneva

Internship Opportunities with the Global Fund’s Access to Funding Department

There are three internship opportunities in the Access to Funding Department at the Global Fund Secretariat, Geneva, Switzerland, starting 3 July 2017.

Communications intern: Undertake a broad range of communications projects, for internal and external audiences, supporting the overall access to funding process. Help compile, write and edit content for reports, PowerPoint presentations and the Global Fund website. Provide support to the production of key documentation for senior management reviews of funding applications. Take meeting minutes and synthesize outcomes. Identify lessons learned and issues for follow up. Develop new multi-media materials (visual guides, infographics, etc.) to support applicants.

How the intern can benefit from the internship:

  • Obtain experience gathering information from various sources and quickly creating professional-quality, publication-ready products.
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of the funding process of the Global Fund in a practical, dynamic and fast-paced environment.
  • Be given opportunities to learn new skills, and further develop and apply skills and knowledge acquired through existing qualifications and studies.
  • Receive CHF 2,000 per month stipend for full-time internship.

Essential qualifications:

  • Ability to process information from a variety of sources quickly and synthesize clear and concise communications.
  • Proficiency in PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Self-motivated, detail oriented and delivers on time.
  • Ability to work in an environment with people from a variety of cultural backgrounds.
  • Available full time or near full time for a six-month period, with a start date of 3 July 2017.

Desirable additional qualifications:

  • Good working knowledge of French or Spanish or Russian.

How to apply:

  • Email your CV and a one-page cover letter to A2Finternship@theglobalfund.org with the subject line “Internship application: [type of internship]” before midnight Geneva time on 26 May, 2017. In your letter, explain clearly the skills, experiences and characteristics that make you especially suited to this type of internship opportunity. Clearly indicate which internship you are applying for.

Additional requirements:

  • Must be a minimum 20 years old on commencement of the internship.
  • Must be currently studying or have completed your studies in the last year.
  • Cannot be related to a Global Fund staff member.
  • If applying from Switzerland, must be in possession of a valid work permit or valid work visa on the start date of the internship. If applying from outside Switzerland, ability to travel to a Swiss consulate to apply for visa (candidates selected will be provided with a visa support letter)
By | May 17th, 2017|Careers|0 Comments

Junior Communications Officer (Internship) – GICHD, Geneva

The Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) is offering an internship placement of one year, to junior professionals who recently graduated in fields such as communications, marketing, public relations, digital media, journalism, or, possibly, in the field related to international relations.

The internship is supervised by the Communication team in the External Relations and Communication division. The Junior Communication Officer works with and supports the fast-paced and dynamic Communication Team, where s/he will be coached on assigned responsibilities, such as:

  • Drafting of content (mainly in English) for publications, websites, social media channels and newsletters
  • Assisting in the creation of presentations, flyers and other outreach documents in English and French
  • Monitoring online communities and user-generated content
  • Using the content management system to upload and update information on the website
  • Assisting in the drafting, production process and dissemination of publications
  • Participating in the preparation of workshops, conferences and other events organised or attended by the GICHD, including correspondence, logistics and attendance on behalf of the GICHD
  • Consulting the media tracking system to provide data on media, publications, websites, social media and other channels mentioning the GICHD
  • Collecting and administration of photographic material to update the GICHD websites, publications as well as digital communication channels
  • Providing administrative processes support, such as consultancy contracts, expense reports, minutes of meetings, managing corporate supplies, maintenance of the documentation platform and databases.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience 

  • Recent post-graduate studies in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Digital / Social Media, Journalism, or possibly in International Relations, International Humanitarian Law, Political Sciences.
  • One year (approximately) of prior work or internship experience, preferably in organisations active in the humanitarian, development or international cooperation sector
  • Strong writing and editing skills; ability to write in different styles and to different audiences
  • Knowledge of multiple social media platforms and trends is a must
  • Excellent IT skills: proficiency in Windows is required; knowledge of content management systems is strongly desired; willingness to learn and experiment with new platforms and applications
  • Excellent knowledge of English, strong command of French are required; knowledge of German, Arabic, Spanish, Russian or Farsi an asset
  • Positive working attitude and ability to integrate a fast-paced team
  • Ability to work under time pressure and autonomously; good self-organisation skills, attention to detail are expected
  • Ability and interest to interact with colleagues of diverse cultures; respect for diversity
  • Interest in development, post-conflict reconstruction, human security, disarmament affairs

Applications 

To apply and submit your application click on this link GICHD Job Application Portal to access the online platform. Your application must be presented in English and include a detailed CV, a letter of motivation, your earliest date of availability and any other documentation you wish to present in support of your application.

For further information, please contact us at hr@gichd.org or consult the full job description click on the following link GICHD employment.

Deadline for applications: May 30, 2017

 

 

By | May 16th, 2017|Careers|0 Comments