Experte ou expert en médias et communication, 60 % au bureau de Greenpeace Suisse à Genève

Greenpeace est indépendante, courageuse, innovante. Dans plus de 55 pays, Greenpeace mobilise la population, l’économie et la politique avec des campagnes internationales, nationales et régionales de protection de l’environnement. Au total, près de 3000 employés, des milliers de bénévoles et 2,9 millions de donateurs soutiennent notre organisation à travers le monde.
Vous avez un intérêt marqué pour les questions climatiques et environnementales et souhaitez mettre vos connaissances et vos compétences au service d’une action utile? Alors, rejoignez-nous, dès aujourd’hui ou à partir d’une date à convenir, pour occuper le poste de:

Experte ou expert en médias et communication, 60 % au bureau de Greenpeace Suisse à Genève.

Vos fonctions

In dieser Funktion sind Sie gemeinsam mit weiteren Medienfachleuten, Kommunikationsspe-zialisten und den Kampagnenverantwortlichen zuständig für das Entwickeln und Umsetzen der Kommunikation von Greenpeace Schweiz und für die mediale Präsenz unserer Themen in der Westschweiz. Zudem sind Sie erste Ansprechperson für französischsprachige Medienschaffende.
Sie arbeiten bei der Entwicklung unserer Kampagnen mit und beraten die Kampagnenverantwortlichen in Bezug auf die Medienkommunikation einzelner Projekte sowie bei öffentlichen Auftritten. Ihr Arbeitsschwerpunkt wird im Themenbereich Plastik/Einwegprodukte liegen. Sie
schreiben und redigieren Texte für On- und Offline-Produkte unserer Kampagnen und Themen in der Westschweiz.

Votre profil

Au bénéfice d’une formation dans le domaine de la communication, vous disposez d’une solide expérience professionnelle dans le journalisme (actuel) ou dans les relations avec les médias au sein d’une organisation ou d’une entreprise. Vous rédigez de manière sûre et concise. Vous savez rendre compte de réalités complexes de manière simple et compréhensible. Capable de communiquer avec différents groupes cibles, vous avez une grande affinité pour les médias sociaux. De langue maternelle française, vous pouvez communiquer couramment en allemand ou en suisse-allemand, même sur des sujets complexes. Une très bonne maîtrise de l’anglais est également attendue. Vous adhérez aux valeurs et aux objectifs de Greenpeace et connaissez le paysage médiatique de Suisse romande. Vous disposez d’un réseau de professionnels des médias dont vous connaissez les besoins. Vous faites preuve d’une grande flexibilité en ce qui concerne les horaires de travail, c’està-dire que vous acceptez de travailler le week-end et en dehors des heures régulières de travail si cela est nécessaire. Vous êtes également prête ou prêt à travailler régulièrement au siège de Zurich.

Nous offrons
● un défi professionnel vous permettant de faire bouger les choses, d’assumer des responsabilités et de prendre des initiatives;
● un travail de bureau et en équipe plus que de l’action à bord d’un canot pneumatique;
● un travail valorisant, un système de rémunération transparent et des conditions de travail agréables et flexibles;
● un salaire annuel brut compris entre 88 077 et 95 167 francs selon votre âge pour un taux d’occupation de 100%;
● un environnement international et stimulant avec un employeur qui allie professionnalisme, engagement et passion.

Votre candidature
Dites-nous pourquoi vous souhaitez devenir notre experte ou expert en médias et envoyez-nous votre dossier de candidature complet, y compris des exemples de texte, au format électronique d’ici
au 15 septembre 2019 à : bewerbungen@greenpeace.ch. Les entretiens auront lieu à partir du 1er octobre 2019 à Genève et à Zurich. Nous attendons votre candidature avec impatience!

By | August 23rd, 2019|Careers|0 Comments

Director, Communications and Public Affairs – Geneva

Founded in 1988, the International AIDS Society (IAS) is the world’s largest association of HIV professionals, with members in more than 170 countries. Working with its members, the IAS advocates and drives urgent action to reduce the impact of HIV. The IAS is also the steward of the world’s most prestigious HIV conferences: the International AIDS Conference, the IAS Conference on HIV Science, and the HIV Research for Prevention Conference.
More information on IAS can be found at www.iasociety.org.

Details of Employment:
The Director, Communications and Public Affairs will be based in Geneva, Switzerland and report to the Executive Director. The position is open-ended and full-time to start as soon as possible.

Purpose of the Position:
The Director, Communications and Public Affairs will be responsible for building and maintaining the brand and public reputation of the International AIDS Society (IAS), including creative direction, public and media relations, digital engagement, marketing, and editorial mapping. The Director will lead a team of professional staff, consultants and service providers to implement a comprehensive communications and public affairs strategy that spans across conferences, membership, programmes and advocacy.

Main Responsibilities:
Brand positioning and writing
Work across the organization to build and manage a comprehensive editorial calendar that leverages all available communications mediums in order to best position the IAS throughout the year
Develop, implement and update an annual communications and public affairs strategy that positions the IAS’ priorities across programmes and advocacy, conferences, and membership
Develop and manage conference communications plans, including public relations for high-level speakers, programme scripting, and digital programme development
Develop relevant messaging, and ensure consistent delivery of these messages across communications mediums
Lead proactive communications plans to leverage IAS leadership as spokespeople on IAS priorities
Identify and leverage priority communications and advocacy moments for the IAS to advance public and media relations, brand awareness and position the organization as a leader in the field
Write and/or edit media and promotional materials.

Creative and marketing:
Leverage user insights, set annual analytics goals and monitor analytics to guide the organization on tangible communications outcomes
Set the vision of the tone and voice of the IAS across mediums
Oversee content, design and vision for IAS presence across digital channels
Oversee drafting, creative design and production of marketing and promotional materials.

Media and public relations:
Develop and maintain strong relationships with media and serve as the media and communications focal point for the IAS
Develop the press programme and identify key media stories for all conferences and work with media to support the factual coverage of those stories
Provide media training to leadership and arrange interviews with key spokespeople
Develop and implement media training and media capacity building programmes to support accurate coverage of HIV and related issues.

Management:
Manage a multidisciplinary team of staff and work with consultants and service providers to execute communications and public affairs strategies and monitor implementation
Mentor and support team development and professional growth
Manage contract development and implementation for partners, consultants and service providers
Develop and manage the communications budget and plan all activities accordingly
Work closely with the Executive Director and Senior Management Team to ensure that communications is aligned with the larger vision of the organization
Work with the IAS Governing Council to guide vision and identify and pursue opportunities to enhance brand visibility.
Perform any additional tasks requested by the Executive Director.

Academic Qualifications:
A degree in communications, public relations, international relations, public policy, health communications or a related field.

Work Experience:
At least 8 to 10 years’ experience in a similar role
Experience in managing major media events and related outreach
Team management and organizational leadership experience
Project management experience, including budget management.

Skills/Competencies:
Proven ability as a communications professional: the successful candidate will have a sophisticated understanding of branding, membership communications and media handling
Excellent verbal and written English communication skills, talent and passion for writing
A successful track record in the use of new media and the internet in message shaping and dissemination
The capacity to convey complex messages, in particular about science, to lay audiences, as well as interacting meaningfully with experts
An understanding of HIV, including the social and political context of the HIV response, an appreciation of the scientific dimensions of the challenge and the importance of media in influencing knowledge about and responses to the HIV response
A manifest commitment to the evidence-based and human rights agendas of the IAS and its partners
Willingness and ability to travel
Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment with a dynamic range of people
Strong people management and interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate commitment and excellence in colleagues and partners
Ability to maintain grace under pressure; flexible and creative when problem solving.

Languages:
Native-level English fluency is a requirement
French, Spanish, Russian, or other languages are an asset.

To see the full ad and to apply>>

By | August 21st, 2019|Careers|1 Comment

Call for Expressions of Interest: Communications Strategy Support

Call for Expressions of Interest: Communications Strategy Support

Deadline for expressions of interest: 21 August 2019, though applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Start date: to be negotiated but as soon as possible

Type of bid: Tender

Tenders to be sent to: recruit@cti2024.org, (subject line: Communication Strategy Support)

Queries to: Any queries, please direct these to info@cti2024.org or Ms. Charlie Diserens, Office Administrator cdiserens@cti2024.org or +41 22 730 8647.

What we are looking for

As the Initiative reaches the 5 year mark of a 10-year initiative, CTI is seeking communications support to raise the profile of the Initiative and its work, and to drive our activities and impact towards the deadline. We want to develop a communications strategy that helps us communicate effectively and meet our core objectives; and we are looking to outsource support for the implementation of that strategy, working in a close partnership with the CTI Secretariat.

We are looking for an experienced and creative freelance communications consultant or company/organisation, with a proven track record, committed to advancing further CTI’s communication on the eradicating torture, universal ratification and implementation of UNCAT. Familiarity with the human rights world would be a distinct advantage. CTI is not a campaigning organisation, but rather an inter-governmental initiative, requiring nuanced communications yet we also recognise that raising the profile of the work will grow momentum towards our goals. The consultant / company will need to understand the constructive (“no name, no shame”) and diplomatic way in which CTI operates, yet be challenged to find innovative ways to raise the visibility of our work.

This position could be filled by a freelance consultant or company/organisation providing communications services.

Immediate task – strategy development;
CTI is looking for the preparation of a communications strategy including carrying out an evaluation of CTI’s communications work to date and identifying concrete opportunities across communications platforms for how to undertake more effective communications. We are looking for something practical and accessible that can be used by non-communications-specialists (limited in jargon).

CTI’s website is also due to be migrated to a new platform in the near future, and we would be looking for someone who could manage this process including a new website design that meets our needs.

Medium term – communications support:
CTI would hire the services of the consultant/company to help with the roll-out of the communications strategy, and continue to work with CTI in this area, over at least a 12 month period.

Your Expression of interest should contain:
Your name/name of the company/organisation
Your place of business
A short statement (maximum 2 sides of A4) of why you believe you have the right qualifications, or profile to help CTI in the stated area
A short portfolio of relevant past successful work and outputs (for individuals, this could be in CV format)
A statement describing your availability, e.g.:
Estimated timeframe and dates for the strategy/evaluation
Availability over the next 12-18 months to help with implementation
Your costs/fee structure
Applications should be sent by e-mail to recruit@cti2024.org (subject line: Communication Strategy Support)

CTI can provide further information about CTI to interested parties, though please also consult our webpage (https://cti2024.org/), Twitter @CTI2024 and Facebook pages.

Only shortlisted persons/companies/organisations will be contacted.

Please note that for interested individuals, this is not a recruitment; it would be a consultancy contract.
Further information: https://cti2024.org/en/employment/

By | August 9th, 2019|Careers|0 Comments

Central User Management System and new features for Sphere Website – call for proposals

New call for proposal – Central User Management System and new features for Sphere Website –  see terms of reference for further details (pdf). 

Deadline: 26 July 2019

By | July 8th, 2019|Careers|0 Comments

Strategic Communications Adviser – IDMC Geneva

The IDMC is recruiting a Strategic Communications Adviser to develop an institutional communications strategy for the organisation’s main spokespersons, and to work towards more sustained and strategic engagement with the media.

The post-holder will be responsible for strengthening the traditional and social media presence of IDMC’s senior management, in particular the Director, and for developing a coherent institutional narrative and messages in line with evolving media and political discourse on the topic of internal displacement. Working closely with the Director and Special Adviser, the post-holder will contribute to consolidating IDMC’s role and reputation as the world leader and reference on internal displacement, and to keeping the situation of IDPs high on the international agenda as well as within broader debates on displacement and migration.

The post-holder will be expected to develop and nurture strategic partnerships with journalists and media outlets with a view to ensuring that IDMC becomes the go-to source of expertise and commentary on internal displacement, including in connection with key related topics (e.g. cross border migration; conflict and security; disasters and climate change; sustainable development; disaster risk reduction; urbanisation; transitional justice), and that IDMC’s Director is recognised as a key spokesperson on this topic. The post-holder will be responsible for identifying new opportunities for promotion and commentary, including through media interviews, panel discussions, opinion pieces, etc., for supporting the Director’s public and media engagements through the writing of speeches and talking points, and for ensuring that IDMC is visible and impactful at events relating to its work and mandate.

Role and responsibilities
The Strategic Communications Adviser provides communications and media support to IDMC’s Director by:

  • Developing the Director’s long-term media engagement strategy and building and maintaining a network of media partners and relationships between the Director and key journalists/media outlets.
  • Developing and implementing a strategic communications strategy and providing advice and support on effective communications, speeches, talking points and other content for interviews, presentations and events.

Media engagement

  • Identify new opportunities for positioning IDMC’s work in global, regional and national media and for influencing the way internal displacement is reported on by key news outlets.
  • Secure new strategic partnerships with renowned international media outlets.
  • Organise information and capacity-building sessions on internal displacement for journalists.
  • Create and implement public information and media campaigns – both global and regional/national – to promote IDMC’s activities, including its publications, events, initiatives, partnerships and/or new thematic issues.
  • Develop institutional communications plans around the launch of IDMC’s major publications, events and partnerships, and draft press releases to promote these in the media.
  • Develop and maintain a global network of journalists and media partners to ensure quality coverage of the findings of IDMC’s publications, events and initiatives.
  • Facilitate access for journalists to IDMC spokespeople.
  • Mentor, train and support the Director and senior management staff on media engagement and communications.
  • Manage high-level press trips by the Director to the field, drafting media plans, pitching media interviews and organising press conferences for each visit. Where relevant, accompany the Director on her travels.
  • Write and publish opinion pieces on behalf of the Director in international media outlets.
  • Manage the Director’s social media platforms in collaboration with IDMC’s events and social media officer.

Strategic communications

  • Keep abreast of any political and policy developments in the field of internal displacement in order to write and edit high-quality briefing notes, Q&As, and speaking notes for the Director and IDMC Heads of Departments engaging in external communications.
  • Produce high quality communications products including public statements, speeches, commentary, and social media content.
  • Promote, advocate for and raise awareness about IDMC’s activities through a variety of communication channels, in close collaboration with IDMC’s Department of External Relations.
  • Work collaboratively with IDMC’s departments of Data and Analysis, Policy and Research, and External Relations to ensure consistency in messaging and an integrated communications approach.
  • Tailor messages and styles to suit a variety of audiences and communication mediums/channels including intranet (SharePoint), email, video, presentations, workshops, events and webinars.
  • Build partnerships with other like-minded organisations that the Director can partner with in public communications and media.
  • Provide Heads of departments with strategic and operational advice and recommendations on the best communications approaches and tools to help them effectively promote the impact of their work.
  • Support the IDMC team during peak periods with any other communication and media work.

Competencies
Professional competencies

  • At least 8-10 years in progressively senior media & communications advisory roles.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience working on displacement and migration-related topics. Practical experience working in countries affected by internal displacement.
  • Solid experience managing media relations for Directors and CEOs, and developing and implementing strategic communications plans for senior management.
  • Outstanding English writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to find new creative media angles and to develop impactful messaging and opinion pieces.
  • Experience in managing the social media accounts for high profile figures, training and coaching senior management, and acting as spokesperson.

Education

  • Masters degree or equivalent in journalism, communications, foreign affairs, international development or related field.

Languages

  • Native level English
  • Working knowledge of either French, Spanish and/or Arabic desirable

Personal qualities

  • Outstanding communicator with excellent networking skills.
  • Committed and passionate about the issue of internal displacement.
  • Highly professional, collaborative, diplomatic and decisive.
  • Able to translate complex ideas into clear and accessible language.
  • Well-structured with an ability to deliver on short deadlines.
  • Out-of-the box thinker, creative and flexible, with a good sense of humour.
  • Able to handle a large workload, to cope with stress and to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.

For further information and to apply>>

Deadline for applications: midnight CET on Sunday 28th July 2019.

By | June 26th, 2019|Careers|0 Comments

Digital Content Manager – IDMC Geneva

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is the world’s authoritative source of data and analysis on internal displacement. Since their establishment in 1998 as part of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), they offer a rigorous, transparent and independent service to the international community, and inform policy and operational decisions to improve the lives of people living in, or at risk of, internal displacement.

1. Role and responsibilities

The Website Content Manager will be responsible for creating, improving and maintaining content in support of IDMC’s strategic plan and business goals. The main responsibilities also include sharing content to raise brand awareness and monitoring web traffic and metrics to identify best practices. The ideal candidate is an experienced communications professional with demonstrated skills in developing creative digital content.

The following is a brief description of the main responsibilities of this position:

  • Develop content strategy aligned with short and long-term information dissemination and marketing objectives.
  • Create and publish engaging website content, including written content, videos, animations, digital campaigns and other.
  • Edit, proofread and improve writers’ posts through staff capacity-building.
  • Analyse website traffic to understand users’ interests.
  • Lead on the development and management of IDMC’s digital strategy to improve outreach, dissemination of IDMC’s key products and messages, and impact across multiple platforms.
  • Stay up to date with website developments and generate new ideas to draw our audience’s attention.
  • Provide IDMC’s External Relations Team with general communications support during peak periods.

Specific responsibilities 

Website development and improvements

  • Develop and maintain an internal working group to revamp IDMC’s website. 
  • Develop and implement a digital strategy for IDMC, with the objectives of increasing outreach, dissemination and access to IDMC’s products and key messages through its website, social media, et.al. 
  • Continually add new functions and features to ensure IDMC’s website is user-friendly and accessible to a broad audience.
  • Manage website design contractors.
  • Research IDMC’s website users: conduct user-mapping exercises to promote IDMC products that align with our audience’s needs.

Content Management

  • Develop and maintain a website editorial calendar and ensure content team is on board.
  • Meet weekly with the Data and Analysis team and Policy and Research team to prioritise content to be featured on IDMC’s website and social media platforms.
  • Plan and develop site content, style and layout.
  • Promote and market IDMC’s latest updates and key products using creative approaches and design.
  • Adjust and design content based on website analytics and user mapping results.
  • Repurpose content for different mediums – including social media and video.

Social Media

  • Foster relationships and liaise with IDMC’s partners’ communications teams to improve cross-promotion of our work and key products through partners’ social media platforms.
  • Manage content distribution to online channels and social media platforms to increase web traffic.

Critical interfaces

  • IDMC Director and Head of External Relations – for overall approach, strategy development and quality control.
  • Publications Coordinator – for support on design and layout, planning for publications and coordination, and to ensure brand consistency.
  • Strategic Communications Advisor and Special Advisor to the Director – for alignment on messaging, events participation, and shadowing Director to gain footage and photos during important meetings and trips.
  • IDMC’s External Relations Team – to align digital content with all communications products and to elevate brand identity.
  • IDMC’s Data and Analysis Team and Policy and Research Team – to mobilise content editors, prioritise newsworthy content to publish and to support enhancements to IDMC’s website.
  • NRC’s Media and Communications team – for access to NRC’s photo library and for technical support. 
  • IDMC partners’ communications teams – to maximise outreach and dissemination.

2. Competencies 

a. Professional competencies 

Generic professional competencies for this position: 

  • At least 7-10 years professional communications experience, particularly focused on writing/editing, marketing, content development, and/or design.
  • Excellent English writing skills; French, Spanish and/or Arabic a plus.
  • Highly organised and detail-oriented.
  • Able to oversee large projects and to coordinate and consolidate work from others.
  • Able to research, collate, and summarise information from different sources.
  • Able to translate technical language to key messages for a broad audience.

Context related skills, knowledge and experience: 

  • Minimum Bachelor’s, preferred Master’s degree in Communications or related degree.
  • 5+ years working on digital content management and/or website development.
  • Knowledge of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and web traffic metrics.
  • Basic knowledge of HTML, Javascript and other website publishing technologies.
  • Familiarity with social media.
  • Demonstrated skills in creative film and video editing.

b. Behavioral competencies 

  • Creative thinker: thinks outside the box and takes initiative to troubleshoot challenges
  • Proven networking and relationship management skills
  • Strategic, able to develop strategic plans based on desired impact and outcomes
  • Committed and passionate about the issue of internal displacement
  • Highly professional and collaborative
  • Aptitude for critical thinking, analysis, and problem solving
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment, and can successfully deliver on short deadlines Influential and decisive

How to apply:

Candidates should complete an NRC WebCruiter application including their CV and personal details.

Applications will only be accepted through the NRC recruitment platform.

Please note that for reasons related to the procedure for work permits in Switzerland, only candidates with an EU/EFTA nationality or a valid work permit for Geneva, Switzerland can be considered for this role.

Deadline for applications: 14 July 2019

For further information and to see the full ad>>

 

By | June 25th, 2019|Careers|0 Comments

Communications Coordinator – MMV Geneva

Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) is a leading product development partnership (PDP) in the field of antimalarial drug research and development. Its mission is to reduce the burden of malaria in disease-endemic countries by discovering, developing and delivering new, effective and affordable antimalarial drugs.

MMV is currently seeking a Communications Coordinator for a period of 12 months. The successful candidate will be responsible for the logistical and administrative activities of MMV’s communications department and supporting the team to implement the organisation’s communications strategy. He/she will be part of a small and dynamic team working to raise the credibility and visibility of MMV through a range of online and offline channels.

The Communications Coordinator will: 

  • Act as the focal point between external communication providers and the MMV legal, finance and business development teams to ensure a streamlined administrative process (i.e. purchase orders, contracts, timely payment of invoices, etc.) 
  • Oversee internal review of new content for web and print in consultation with wider communications team
  • Keep generic documents and presentations updated
  • Conduct desk research on specific subjects or in response to journalist enquiries, as required
  • Keep the MMV website up to date, by creatively posting new content 
  • Produce monthly newsletters, update MMV’s photo database and respond to web enquiries
  • Create and update presentations for the screen in the kitchen to ensure MMV staff are well informed
  • Assist in the development of MMV’s presence on social media
  • Coordinate the translation of content, including liaison with external translators and internal review, when needed
  • Organize regular internal and external team meetings (scheduling, agenda, minutes, actions)
  • Assist with other external and internal communications duties as needed

Education and Experience:

  • University degree 
  • 2 to 3 years of administrative experience; working with other communications teams an asset
  • Experience in global health/ development issues an advantage

Technical skills required:

  • Excellent command of the English language (mother tongue) both written and spoken; excellent command of French highly desirable
  • Expertise with all Microsoft applications
  • Good online research skills
  • Experience with social media management tools an asset
  • Experience editing images and preparing graphics

Behavioural skills required:

  • Excellent people skills (proactive, collaborative, creative, self-initiative, flexible multitasker, detail-oriented)
  • Excellent organizational skills (able to compile, consolidate and organize information)
  • Able to work under pressure and handle frequent changes to deadlines
  • High sense of responsibility; able to work independently under minimal supervision
  • Able to build relationships with the wider MMV team

Start date: Immediate

For more information about MMV’s activities please refer to our website www.mmv.org.  

Recruitment agencies are kindly requested to refrain from submitting applications. 

By | June 20th, 2019|Careers|0 Comments

Graphic Designer – Internship – CERAH Geneva

Internship – CERAH – Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action
Duration: Three months between June-September 2019

We are seeking a junior Graphic Design intern to join our tight knit team to support internal and external design efforts for 2019. This is a great opportunity for a nimble and conceptual-minded designer to get hands on experience within a friendly, dynamic team.

This is the right internship for you if you are comfortable working in a relaxed work environment – and if you flourish in small teams where everyone has great impact and responsibility. Beyond the basics – like being a typography and layout wizard – you’ll need to have a broad knowledge base of communications, graphic design and technology and be passionate about humanitarian, social and cultural issues.

You will be working alongside other communications professionals on a range of projects including publications, marketing materials and website/social media materials. You should be familiar with the editorial and design process. The internship has a minimum duration of 3 months between June-September. We require a part-time commitment (approx 30 hours a week) with flexible working hours.

This is a paid internship.

Requirements:

• Proven work experience in a design agency, at school/college/university or freelance.
• College diploma or university degree in graphic design or similar.
• Strong conceptual, organisational and problem solving skills.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to speak to the thinking behind design work.
• Adobe Creative Suite. Editorial Photography. Web Design is a plus but not mandatory!

Please send your CV and a cover letter introducing yourself and why you think this internship matches your skills to sian.bowen@graduateinstitute.ch

Deadline for applications: May 31, 2019.

CERAH is the joint centre of the Graduate Institute Geneva and the University of Geneva. The centre specializes in post graduate courses in humanitarian action for professionals. To find out more visit www.cerahgeneve.ch

By | May 18th, 2019|Careers|0 Comments

Communications Manager (part-time) -Martin Ennals Foundation, Geneva

Communications Manager (part-time)

Part-time 40 % (2 days a week, flexible)
Based in Geneva, Switzerland
Reporting to the MEF Coordinator
Languages: Fluent French and English
Start date: 1 July 2019 (negotiable)

Organisation mission
The Martin Ennals Foundation (MEF) enhances the visibility and protection of human rights defenders and builds awareness and recognition for their work, through visibility, publicity and support, principally by granting the annual Martin Ennals Award (MEA).

Organisational structure
The Foundation consists of a Board made up of up to 12 members, led by a Chairperson elected by the Board. It includes a Vice-Chairperson, a Secretary and a Treasurer who together make up the governance committee that is entrusted with the routine business of the Foundation.
The MEA Coordinator is the executive arm of the Foundation. Other staff lines include (as at June 2019) a Communications Manager and a Programme Officer.

Organisational setting and reporting relationships
With an annual award as its principal activity, the MEF operations have a cyclical nature, which requires a certain flexibility in the way that the staff – all part-time – arrange their work.
The Communications Manager reports to the MEA Coordinator.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Communications Manager is responsible for formulating, leading and enhancing the MEF communications strategy in support of the organisation’s mission. The MEF communications priorities require a focused and purposeful approach in support of the Martin Ennals Award and of the MEF itself. This should ensure the delivery of a high-profile, high-quality ceremony with measurable impact, in collaboration with MEF partners and Laureates through appropriate channels. Target audiences include Swiss and Geneva authorities and communities, relevant international organisations, human rights organisations, agencies and activists, governments and their representatives as MEF donors and as protectors of and influencers on human rights, MEF Jury members and regional panels, journalists, bloggers, academia, filmmakers and media champions.

Subject to approval of the Board and of the Coordinator, the Communications Manager will recruit and provide guidance and supervision to interns or volunteers. The Communications Manager will also assist the MEF Coordinator and Programme Officer as/when necessary.

The Communications Manager’s main tasks include:
• Being responsible for MEA’s communications, in developing and regularly adapting a corporate communications and social media strategy;
• Increasing global recognition for the MEF mission, the Award and its Laureates;
• Planning and implementing promotional activities for the Laureates while promoting the MEF brand;
• Developing, monitoring and evaluating the impact of publicity for the MEA ceremony;
• Planning and implementing promotional activities for the Finalists through networking, media relations and partner organisations while promoting the MEA brand;
• Maintaining and increasing engagement with relevant audiences via the MEF Website and social media channels;
• Producing and disseminating press material and other written and audio-visual content in relevant languages;
• Strengthening relations with new and traditional media and communications teams in Jury member organisations;
• Assisting in the formulation of funding proposals and required reporting documentation for donors and the Board;
• Providing regular (quarterly TBD) updates on developments in communications to the Board’s governance committee;
• Improving and managing electronic file storage systems, Contact Management Systems, IT support and Webmaster services.

To apply:
Please send:
1) a current CV and
2) a motivational cover letter of 500 words

to hr@martinennalsaward.org by 20 May 2019. Interviews will take place between 3-7 June 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applicants should have a high standard of both written and spoken English and French, at least 5 years’ experience of developing and implementing international communications strategies for practical impact through traditional and social media channels. They should also be able to demonstrate creative approaches to delivering the tasks above and of reaching relevant audiences using a variety of communications techniques. A good understanding of human rights, the sector’s constraints and potential opportunities will be considered as assets.

By | April 29th, 2019|Careers|0 Comments

TEDxLausanne – Copywriter and Community Manager Positions

POSITIONS FILLED – THANK YOU

The TEDxLausanne team is currently seeking members for its volunteer communications team.

This is a great opportunity to build your skills and be part of an international movement to share ideas worth spreading.

The team is seeking a Copywriter and a Community Manager to help manage its social media content.

If you would like to apply for either position, please send your CV and motivation to: melittacampbell@me.com

 

About TEDxLausanne

In a fast-changing world, TEDxLausanne offers a sanctuary of fresh ideas, intelligent thought and enlightening insights delivered through powerful short-talks and captivating entertainment that evokes awe and wonder.

The resulting experience will leave you with a deeper understanding of today’s biggest challenges, reveal new ways to have an impact, and inspire you to become part of the movement towards positive, sustainable change.

It’s time to be the change we need to see in the world.

 

 

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