Internal Communications Specialist – EMEA – Parker – Vaud, Switzerland

Parker Hannifin, Etoy, Canton of Vaud, Switzerland

Job description
This is a great opportunity to become part of a very dynamic team. In this role, you will be responsible for the development and implementation of a regional internal communication strategy aiming at improving team members’ understanding of the company’s and region’s priorities, key initiatives, culture and business strategy and contributing to improve overall engagement levels. To achieve this, you will be using a variety of communication channels. You will need to direct writers, designers, video production partners and other resources in the creation of content to strategically position Parker with internal stakeholders. Acting as an advisor to executive leadership and human resources, you will ensure alignment and consistency of messaging. Rolling out of global company initiatives to the EMEA region will also be part of your role as well as the facilitation of a two-way communication between management and global team members.

YOUR SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES WILL ENTAIL:

-Actively lead, execute, evaluate and refine the mix of corporate communications channels to reach specific audiences with key messages.
-Engage team members with relevant content, writing support, translation coordination, publishing and promotions to highlight contributions to Parker’s long-term success.
-Work with executives, sales companies, groups, and divisions personnel to contribute to improved engagement by recognizing teams for success and communicating the company’s story in the region in a way that encourages dedication and pride.
-Play an active role in establishing employee communication standards and best practices working in close coordination with other functional areas and regions.
-Coordinate the internal communications plans for major organization announcements and initiatives.
-Support and influence internal executive leadership communications strategy and messaging.
-Support ongoing research projects and surveys.

WE WOULD REALLY LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU IF YOU HAVE THE FOLLOWING:
-Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, or in any other related fields combined with a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience acquired in internal communications in a corporate communications environment.
-Experience with global communications and manufacturing operations is preferred.
-Strong ability to manage relationships at all levels of the organisation including senior level executives.
-Ability to use web platforms to create and disseminate digital communications worldwide.
-Proven successful experience in leading external resources to develop content and translations, maintain channels, and distribute company messaging and materials.
-Strong English language writing, communication and presentation skills.
-Willingness to international travel as required.

Unfortunately, we will not be in a position to reply to every candidate. Only selected candidates will be informed about the status of their candidacy. We wish to thank you for your understanding.
Please email your application to Suzanne Hochheimer, Marketing and Corporate Communications Manager EMEA suzanne.hochheimer@parker.com

By | July 20th, 2018|Careers|0 Comments

Senior Communications Manager – HSBC Switzerland

Role Purpose

This role is responsible for supporting the delivery of employee communications, and a small amount of media relations activity, for the Swiss Private Bank, in line with its business objectives and strategic priorities.

The role holder will be a key member of the Communications team in Switzerland, which comprises the incumbent, a Communications Manager and the Head of Communications, Switzerland/Head of Media Relations, Global Private Banking, to whom the chosen candidate will report. The role is based in Geneva, Switzerland.

The role holder will work collaboratively with the Communications team supporting HSBC Global Private Banking (GBP) and liaise with communications colleagues from other business lines and the geographic communications network of HSBC.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and global communications team that is supporting a business that has undergone significant transformation in recent years and that has vast opportunities ahead of it. The incumbent is offered the chance to trial new ideas, operate with considerable autonomy and make an impactful contribution.

Principal Accountabilities:
Impact on the Business
-Deliver a cohesive employee communications strategy for the Swiss Private Bank
-Design and implement employee communications initiatives that are based on insights from internal research and other sources, to support HSBC’s strategy, encourage a speak-up culture and advance other organisational priorities.
-Provide communications advice and support for business transformation initiatives, technology programmes, strategic announcements and executive communications. This includes liaising with subject matter experts, attending steering committees, producing communications plans, developing key messaging and writing employee communications for the Swiss Private Bank.
-Independently organise and run employee communications activity in Switzerland (e.g. monthly employee meetings and townhalls) with content that grabs audiences’ attention and is worth their time.
-Support media relations work in Switzerland, as appropriate
-Depending on the interests and qualifications of the incumbent, the role may include a small amount of media relations activity, to which we can offer support and coaching. This could include anticipating and managing reputational issues and implementing global communications campaigns in Switzerland.

Customers / Stakeholders
-Communications Manager, Global Private Banking
-Head of Communications, Switzerland/Head of Media Relations, Global Private Banking
-Global Head of Communications, Global Private Banking
-Head of Content, Global Private Banking
-Head of Employee Communications, Global Private Banking
-HSBC geographic communications network
-Colleagues from the Business and Functions in Switzerland, including various levels of management
-External stakeholders, including journalists and service providers

Leadership & Teamwork
-Work seamlessly and effectively with communications colleagues and business peers in Switzerland and beyond.
-Provide guidance to the junior member of the team as appropriate
-Offer expert advice, develop and share attention-grabbing content and nurture relationships of trust with internal and external stakeholders.
-Personally demonstrate a high standard of HSBC’s values.
-Keep up-to-date with communications research and techniques and share best practices with colleagues.

Operational Effectiveness & Control
-Ensure adherence to applicable governance and policy directives.
-Own, track and analyse the delivery and impact of communications initiatives.

Major Challenges
-A considerable workload and numerous projects warrant a good ability to prioritise and multi-task
-Diverse global organisation with complex structures, policies and procedures
-Highly regulated and complex external environment, requiring an ability to operate in sensitive and fast-paced environments
-Rapidly changing communications landscape
-Ability to think global and act local
-Ability to capitalise on the opportunities of a bank with a challenging past and considerable opportunities in the future

Role Context
-The role holder will report into the Head of Communications, Switzerland/Head of Media Relations, Global Private Banking. The incumbent is expected to act with a high degree of autonomy, receiving guidance as appropriate.
-The incumbent will act as a deputy to the Head of Communications, Switzerland, deputising when they are absent.

Management of Risk
-The incumbent will continually assess the operational risks associated with the role and inherent in the business, taking account of changing economic or market conditions, legal and regulatory requirements, operating procedures and practices and the impacts of new technology.
-This will be achieved by ensuring that all actions account for the likelihood of operational risk occurring.
-The incumbent will address any concerns in conjunction with line management and/or the appropriate department.

Observation of Internal Controls
-The role holder will adhere to and be able to demonstrate adherence to internal controls. This will be achieved by adherence to all relevant procedures, keeping appropriate records and the timely implementation of internal and external audit points, as appropriate, including issues raised by external regulators.
-The incumbent will implement the Group compliance policy by containing compliance risk. The term ‘compliance’ embraces all relevant financial services laws, rules and codes with which the business needs to comply. This will be achieved by adhering to all relevant processes/procedures and by liaising with Compliance about new business initiatives at the earliest opportunity. When applicable, this also involves ensuring adequate resources are in place and training is provided, fostering a compliance culture and optimising relations with regulators.

Role Dimensions
-Considerable autonomy in developing, delivering and assessing employee communications activity in Switzerland and trialing new ideas.

Knowledge & Qualifications
-Several years’ experience in a communications role.
-Employee communications experience is a must, some media relations experience is desirable.
-Knowledge of the financial service industry, ideally with prior work experience in a bank in Switzerland or with HSBC.
-Excellent command of written and spoken English; fluency in French and/or German a strong plus.
-Good interpersonal, planning and project management skills.
-Proven ability to deal with ambiguity and pressurised situations.
-Strong presentation skills and credibility with management.

To locate the role description and apply,  interested candidates can click on the link below and select the ‘Communications and PR’ category and ‘Switzerland’ for location:

https://hsbc.taleo.net/careersection/external/moresearch.ftl?lang=en_gb

By | July 10th, 2018|Careers|0 Comments

Communications Office – Franciscans International (FI), Geneva

Franciscans International (FI) is seeking candidates for the position of Communications Officer

Summary of the position
Title: Communications Officer
Department: Institutional Development
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Reports to: Executive Director
Contract: Permanent, with 3-month probation time
Full-time position 100% (with part-time also possible but not less than 80%)

Start of contract: 1 September 2018 or as soon as possible for the successful candidate

Mission

The Communications Officer is responsible for promoting FI work to new and existing audiences, and for contributing to FI endeavor to elicit structural and policy change towards wider respect of
human rights and the environment. The Communications Officer works under the supervision of the Executive Director.

About Franciscans International

FI is an international non-governmental organization, with general consultative status at the United Nations, working for the promotion and protection of human rights. Since its establishment in 1989, FI has used advocacy as a tool to combat and curb human rights abuses. FI relies on the expertise and first-hand information of a large network of partners, including Franciscan groups working with the most vulnerable strata of society. From its offices in Geneva and New York, FI works together with grassroots movements and national and international civil society organizations to advocate for structural changes addressing the root causes of injustice. FI promotes human rights at the heart of all policies and processes in the area of development, environment and peace.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Implement, coordinate, review and update the 2017-2020 Communications Strategy, including closely collaborate with the Advocacy department to ensure that communications will leverage and amplify FI human rights advocacy work;
• Manage FI website, including update content, news, documents;
• Develop and execute a social media strategy aimed to increase FI presence on social media (mainly Facebook and Twitter) and update regularly FI social media channels with content related to FI advocacy work;
• Produce print & digital promotional material (including flyers and videos) and help organize events as needs arise;
• Manage contact databases and outreach tools (Mailchimp) for the effective dissemination of FI external communication material, and contribute to develop and implement routines and policies for the use of all staff;
• Support and assist FI staff in the editing and formatting of publications and other relevant documents, including printed and digital publications;
• Ensure increased promotion of FI among Franciscan leaders, orders, congregations and groups, in close collaboration with FI Executive Director;
• Support the development of material and campaign(s) to increase the visibility of FI among possible supporters and donors—in close collaboration with the Project Manager;
• Coordinate the production and be responsible for FI Newsletters and Annual Report processes: gathering relevant information, writing, designing, laying out, printing and dissemination;
• Ensure consistent branding, including updating style-guide and putting in place processes to ensure it is being applied;
• Contribute to improve internal communication by implementing existing routines and policies, and by developing new ones as appropriate.

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Experience
• Minimum of 5 years of similar experience in communication in relevant institutions (e.g.non-governmental organizations, foundations, UN agencies, Church or Franciscan institutions, orders or congregations, etc.);
• Proven track record of successful communication, including printed and digital communication, and experience in coordinating and running campaigns;
• A sound understanding of the international context in which human rights NGOs are operating and promoting their work;
• Knowledge of the UN human rights system and understanding of human rights principles,especially within FI areas of work, is an asset.

Professional and personal skills
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, including ability to promote human rights advocacy work compellingly with a wide-range of audiences;
• Proficient IT skills, Microsoft Office, the Adobe Suite (In-Design mainly, Photoshop an asset), CMS tool, and CRM tools;
• Familiarity with web analytics tools and social media;
• Enthusiastic, creative and open-minded personality, with strong aesthetic sense and attention to details;
• Proven capacity to plan, prioritize and manage multiple, sometimes competing, tasks and demands efficiently in a challenging, fast-paced environment;
• Strong interpersonal skills: ability to interact with a variety of stakeholders, and ability to work collaboratively with a multi-cultural team;
• Understanding of GDPR legislation

Education, Language, and other requirements
• Advanced degree in Communication, Journalism, or relevant discipline is required
(alternatively, an equivalent combination of higher education and experience);
• Excellent level of oral and written English (equivalent native speaker) and a working knowledge of French are required. Knowledge of Spanish (or/and German) is an advantage;
• Candidates with a valid Swiss work permit will be given priority.

HOW TO APPLY
Deadline: midnight on July 22, 2018 (Geneva Time)
Send your CV with a 1-page cover letter (in English) to Mr. Paolo Cravero at p.cravero@fiop.org.
Please mention in the subject of the message “Vacancy: Communications Officer”.

With your application, please:
• Include a writing sample in English (or link to a sample) not edited by others, or one significant piece of work showing your communications abilities (publication, video, article(s), blog, printed or digital promotional material, etc.);
• Include 2 references with contact details – email, phone number and working relation;
• Indicate whether you have a valid Swiss work permit.

Interviews will be conducted in the last week of July.
Only complete applications will be reviewed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Franciscans International is an equal opportunity employer. All interested candidates matching the requirements are welcome to apply whatever their origin, gender, age and belief.

By | July 4th, 2018|Careers|0 Comments

Communications and Campaign Manager – FDI World Dental Federation, Geneva

Reports to: Communications and Advocacy Director
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Position type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Start date: Immediately

Background
FDI World Dental Federation is a Swiss-based not-for-profit organization. It serves as the principal representative body for over one million dentists worldwide. Founded in Paris, France, in 1900 it is one of the oldest organization’s in the field of dentistry. Its membership includes some 200 National Dental Associations and specialist groups in over 130 countries. FDI is the global voice of the dental profession and works with its member organizations to improve the oral health of people worldwide. It is in official relations with the World Health Organization and works closely with other UN agencies.

Role
We are seeking an experienced and creative Communications and Campaign Manager to help enhance and maintain FDI’s profile and reputation as well as raise the visibility of oral health issues across multiple stakeholder groups. You will have a demonstrable track record of creating, managing and delivering multi-faceted campaigns and ˗ under the leadership of the Communications and Advocacy Director ˗ will help develop and deliver the World Oral Health Day Campaign as well as coordinate all internal and external communications. This is a fast-paced and varied role, which demands superb multi-tasking abilities, excellent communication skills, and proven experience of working closely with the media and external agencies.
The successful candidate will have strong knowledge and experience of developing media strategies and messaging, coordinating multi-channel campaigns, writing promotional plans and material, managing social media platforms, writing compelling stories, presentations, toolkits and speeches as well as working within a defined governance and reporting structure.

Main duties and responsibilities

General communications support
•Assist in the implementation of the communications strategy that supports FDI’s 2018-2021 Strategic Plan
•Help enhance the organization’s image and position
•Support the development, implementation and evaluation of communications plans for projects and partnerships
•Source and write news stories for the website and monthly newsletters, as well as write content for promotional material, publications, press releases, articles, speeches, presentations, toolkits, reports, etc., and coordinate their roll-out
•Implement strategies to maximize media coverage
•Provide editorial support across the organization
•Work closely with the digital team to maximize the effectiveness of social media channels
•Develop and implement a comprehensive promotional plan to raise the profile of FDI’s International Dental Journal
•Manage press contact list and external media monitoring and distribution services
•Manage relevant FDI Committees and Task Teams as well as provide logistical support
•Other work as required to support the development of the communications strategy

World Oral Health Day (WOHD)
Manage the day-to-day running of WOHD and coordinate all deadlines for the timely delivery of the campaign:
•Coordinate the campaign strategy and work plan
•Participate in the in-house campaign development
•Assist in the development of campaign branding, messaging and asset production
•Support the development and implementation of digital media strategies and work closely with the digital team to develop campaign material and content
•Assist in the development and implementation of strategies to increase media reach, campaign engagement and participation
•Source external service providers where necessary and manage relationships, including media partner, media agency and other suppliers as relevant
•Prepare regular campaign communications, updates, reports and background presentations
•Coordinate WOHD workshop and meetings
•Manage the WOHD Task Team and secure all necessary approvals
•Perform regular metrics tracking as well as a comprehensive post-campaign evaluation

Requirements
•At least 5 years of relevant experience in communications, PR or journalism; master’s an asset
•A proven track record of campaign and project management skills
•A good understanding of the not-for-profit healthcare sector
•Strong analytical mind with the ability to turn complex information into compelling stories and content
•Extensive experience in promoting content on a wide range of digital and traditional platforms
•Strong copywriting, editing and proofreading skills
•Knowledge of online multimedia tools: Google Analytics, social media publishing tools and insights; experience in Drupal CMS an asset
•Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
•Meticulous attention to detail
•Excellent time management skills and an ability to meet conflicting deadlines under pressure
•Excellent oral and written English communications skills (fluency in other language(s) an asset)
•Excellent team worker with a positive, solution-focused approach to work
•Willingness to travel
•Valid permit to work in Switzerland

Desired skills and competences
•Strong interest in oral health issues and global development
•Proven ability to work effectively in a multicultural setting
•Entrepreneurial mindset and a willingness to innovate and propose new ideas
•Ability to influence
•Strong problem solving and multitasking skills

Application: interested and qualified candidates should send a CV and cover letter to communications@fdiworlddental.org, addressed to Chaz Jagait, Director of Communications and Advocacy by 15 July 2018.

Please note only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

By | June 20th, 2018|Careers|0 Comments

Communications consultant needed – Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction

The Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GABC) is looking for a communication consultant to help the GABC with developing the foundational messaging tree with regards to its vision, mission and work areas. We are looking for an experienced professional to provide ca. 5-10 days’ work of communication support for the following tasks:

Take stock of existing communications material about the GABC
Participate in a half-day messaging workshop with GABC Work Area leads and Steering Committee members (29 June, London, to be confirmed) to determine key audiences, objectives and touch upon relevant key messages per audience
Develop vision and mission statement and USP of the GABC
Develop a set of key messages for key target audiences and an elevator pitch to be used by all partners of the GABC

The work will start with the 29 June workshop and should be finalized by 15 Aug. The work will be delivered to, and approved by the members of the Steering Committee of the GABC. The coordination will be done by the GABC secretariat, which is hosted by UN Environment.

If you are interested, please send us your offer indicating a working proposal and indication of needed support from the GABC secretariat to accomplish the work, by 13 June to Nicolas Jammes – jammes@wbcsd.org

By | June 8th, 2018|Careers|0 Comments

Head of Marketing, Communications and Public Relations, UICC, Geneva

Job title: Head of Marketing, Communications and Public Relations
Reports to: CEO
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Availability: As soon as possible

About UICC

The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) is a non-government organisation based in Geneva which serves an international and diverse population of cancer organisations to unite the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, to promote greater equity and to integrate cancer control into the world health and development agenda. We have achieved this by building a membership base of over thousand organisations and engaging in partnerships with more than 60 organisations across the UN, academic, health and private sector.

UICC convenes members and partners to encourage collaboration and new thinking through keystone events (World Cancer Congress, World Cancer Leaders Summit and World Cancer Day). Through our capacity building activities, UICC supports its members do a better job tomorrow than they do today and increase their impact by scaling up their relevance, reach and sustainability in their own settings. With our members and partners, we drive forward the key advocacy priorities building upon key international agreements (the Sustainable Development Goals, the Global Action Plan on NCDs and the 2017 Cancer Resolution at the World Health Assembly) to ensure that these global goals and targets are translated into national action.

UICC has a team of 45 people based predominantly in Geneva, Switzerland led by a CEO, reporting to a Board of Directors. It has an annual income of approximately $10m and has plans to grow significantly in the coming years. The UICC works in new offices in Geneva situated close to the United Nations and the World Health Organisation, with whom it has formal relations.

Summary of the position

The Head of Marketing, Communications and Public Relations will:

  • Lead the marketing, communications and public relations team, at the strategic and tactical levels, in coordination with the other functions of UICC.
  • Direct the development and implementation of related strategies and activities in the areas of marketing, communications and public relations both external and internal including the management of all digital platforms.
  • Oversee development and implementation of the UICC brand and visual identity across the organisation’s areas of work. Lead on specific projects for UICC as determined by the CEO. For example: World Cancer Day, CRM and other Management Information Database systems, delivery of e-UICC.

The Head of Marketing, Communications and Public Relations reports to the Chief Executive Officer and serves as a member of the senior management team. They will participate with the Board of Directors (at their regular meetings), CEO and other management staff in charting the direction of UICC, assuring its accountability to all constituencies, and ensuring its effective operation.

Main responsibilities

Marketing, communications and public relations

  • Responsible for creating, implementing and measuring the success of: comprehensive marketing, communications and public relations strategies that support the delivery of UICC’s objectives and enhance the organisation’s image and position amongst its network of stakeholders – this includes supporting all UICC teams in their publications, media relations, member communications, web and social media activities.
  • Ensure consistent use and positioning of the UICC brand, including tone of voice, messaging and visual identity both internally and externally, and those of UICC’s convening platforms World Cancer Day, World Cancer Congress and World Cancer Leaders’ Summit. Responsible for editorial direction, design, production and distribution of all organisational publications.
  • Coordinate media interest in UICC and ensure regular contact with target media and appropriate response to media requests.
  • Act as a UICC’s representative and spokesperson with the media, supporting the CEO in his/her interactions.
  • Ensure that UICC regularly monitors trends in the areas of communications, marketing and public relations and considers strategic shifts where relevant.

Projects

  • Leads projects as assigned by the CEO, such as:
    • Cause-related marketing
    • Special events
    • Global campaigns eg World Cancer Day
    • UICC Information database design and delivery
    • Sub-activities at the World Cancer Congress
    • Delivery of a UICC e-platform

Planning and budgeting

  • Responsible for the achievement of marketing, communications and public relations mission, goals and financial objectives. Ensure that evaluation systems are in place related to these goals and objectives and report progress to the CEO and Board.
  • Develop short- and long-term plans and budgets for the marketing, communications and public relations. Monitor progress, assure adherence and evaluate performance.
  • Keep informed of developments in the fields of marketing, communications and public relations, not-for-profit management and governance, and the specific business of UICC Use this information to help UICC operate with relevance, initiative and innovation.

Organisational strategy

  • Work with senior staff, other staff and volunteers to: develop and maintain a strategic perspective -based on marketplace and constituent needs and satisfaction – in organisational direction, programme and services, and decision-making; and, ensure the overall health and vitality of UICC.
  • Contribute to the strategic thinking of UICC and the business planning process undertaken each year.
  • Help ensure that UICC’s values, mission and vision are pertinent and practiced throughout UICC.
  • Develop and coordinate means to seek regular input from UICC’s key stakeholders regarding the quality of UICC’s communication capabilities.
  • Help formulate and administer policies to ensure the integrity of UICC.
  • Act as an internal consultant to bring attention and solutions to institutional priorities.

Managing

  • Maintain a positive and supportive work environment that attracts, retains and motivates top quality personnel, both paid and volunteer.
  • Recruit, train, appraise, supervise, support, develop, promote and guide qualified personnel, both paid and volunteer.
  • Ensure effective management within the marketing, communications and public relations function, with provision for succession.
  • Design, support and oversee cross-functional teams throughout UICC.
  • Manage the various demands on their team from across the rest of the UICC.
  • Effectively enable staff, suppliers and volunteers so they can take action on behalf of UICC by:
    • transmitting UICC’s values, vision and direction;
    • engaging people in the purpose of UICC;
    • respecting and using the skills, expertise, experience and insights of people;
    • providing direction and resources, removing barriers and helping develop people’s skills;
    •  articulating expectations and clarifying roles and relationships;
    • communicating which includes helping people transform information into knowledge and learning;
    • encouraging people to question organisational assumptions and ask strategic questions; ensuring quality decision-making;
    • anticipating conflicts and facilitating resolution;
    • engaging people in process as well as tasks; encouraging people to use their initiative, practice their authority, and accept their responsibility;
    • modelling behaviour; and
    • coaching people to success.

Skills and competencies

  • Advanced university degree in communications, marketing, public relations preferred or a comparable education.
  • Minimum of 7 years experience in marketing, communications or public relations with demonstrated success, preferably in the not-for-profit or association sector.
  • Demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in the design and execution of marketing, communications and public relations activities (including digital media, and the production of electronic and print materials and publications).
  • Demonstrated successful experience in writing for different purposes, making presentations and negotiating with media and suppliers.
  • Experience developing and managing budgets, and hiring, training, developing, supervising and appraising personnel.
  • Commitment to working with shared leadership and in cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at a time and to work to tight timescales with others.
  • Computer literacy in word processing, data base management and page layout.
  • Strong creative, strategic, analytical, organisational and personal sales skills.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills.
  • English mother tongue; other languages will be an advantage, especially French and/or Spanish
  • The candidate should be eligible to work in Switzerland

Applications

Send your CV and motivation letter explaining how you think your skills and experience make you a strong candidate for this position to careers@uicc.org. Deadline for applications: 30 June 2018

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Download PDF version of Job description below:

By | June 5th, 2018|Careers|0 Comments

Sphere – Strategic Communications and Membership Director, Geneva

Sphere – Strategic Communications and Membership Director, Geneva

Are you a natural communicator and relationship builder? Do you enjoy the challenge of finding new ways to engage and connect with a wide variety of people and organisations? Can you harness that energy around a common goal and vision?

If so, join Sphere for an exciting opportunity as the Director of Strategic Communications and Membership to mobilise a global network of Sphere members intent on promoting principled humanitarian quality and accountability in practice!

What is expected of you in this role?

You will lead the vision for communicating effectively about Sphere as well as enabling communication with the members around the use of the Standards. You will also be responsible for member relations, including outreach, recruitment, retention and implementation of plans designed to cultivate, maintain, and strengthen the use and effectiveness of the Sphere Standards.

COMMUNICATION – You will lead the planning, development of, implementation and monitoring of Sphere’s strategic communications. Specifically, you will work with the Communications Manager to:

· Develop and implement a Sphere communications strategy to support Sphere’s new “Sphere Effect” proposal to Act, Learn and Connect.

· Find novel ways to promote the work of the Sphere members’ work on the application of Humanitarian Standards.

· Oversee the continued development of a new and engaging Sphere website.

· Expand Sphere’s social media presence.

· Lead the production of the monthly e-newsletter, annual report and other special reports as needed.

MEMBER RELATIONS – You will work with Sphere’s Membership Officer to manage the engagement of new members as well as retention of Sphere members.

· Oversee the continued development for identifying membership needs for Sphere.

· Promote membership and member benefits and services.

· Solicit new members and oversee renewing membership.

· Provide a high level of service including building strong relationships with members, non-members, donors and others.

· Oversee the timely completion of administrative tasks related to membership and payment processing, coordination of membership renewals, updating membership data on website and other functional systems.

· Plan and manage membership events in coordination with other staff, including special workshops, networking events, Sphere’s General Assembly, and other events.

What we are looking for:

You are a seasoned professional with demonstrated experience in developing and leading strategic communications for non-profit organisations, preferably with global membership reach.

You embrace a spirit of problem-solving, communication and entrepreneurship to work with and adapt to multiple stakeholders around the world.

Your colleagues describe you as an exceptional communicator and advocate, and you would be comfortable representing Sphere at the highest level.

You enjoy working in small teams and enjoy guiding others in their work.

You have excellent oral and written English skills that are articulate and succinct, with other working languages as an asset.

You would ideally have experience using Sphere in field operations and policy development, as well as hands-on humanitarian field experience in a management or technical role.

The practicalities
You will report to Sphere’s Executive Director

You will supervise the Membership Officer and the Communications Manager

You will be based in Geneva (all candidates must hold a valid Swiss work permit)

Your time commitment will be full time. Flexibility on percentage of time will be considered for the right candidate.

You will start: ASAP

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send your CV and letter of motivation to: recruitment@sphereproject.org including ‘Strategic Communication and Membership Director’’ in the subject line.

Application deadline: 21 June 2018.

Interviews will be held in the first week of July. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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By | May 29th, 2018|Careers|0 Comments

Senior Account Managers and Account Directors – W2O Geneva

W2O – SAM and AD roles

The W2O is a leader in integrated marketing communications and committed to giving client brands an unfair advantage. The organisation is looking for people with an entrepreneurial mindset and a can do attitude to join the growing Swiss business. You must be driven to succeed and looking for a unique opportunity to grow within a dynamic team environment.

W2O is a fully integrated agency combining expertise in; analytics and insights, strategy, creative and visual storytelling, and channel agnostic engagement to achieve client success. It is the largest independent agency focused on all areas of healthcare, with technology and consumer clients too.

W2O is looking for people in the roles of Senior Account Manager (https://bit.ly/2ILR0Oc) to Account Director (https://bit.ly/2s879TP) to create an exceptional team in Switzerland to support the established client base which includes Pharma, biotech, diagnostic and digital health market leaders. The team will work closely with the existing offices in London, New York and San Francisco.

Please send C.V. to lbenjamin@w2ogroup.com

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By | May 25th, 2018|Careers|0 Comments

IATA Geneva – Intern, Digital Communications

Description
The Digital Communication Intern will be attached to the IATA’s Corporate Communications Department, with responsibilities focusing on web and intranet publishing support and creating multimedia content. This is a great opportunity for a young communications or marketing graduate to practice web aspects of digital communications in a demanding and highly professional environment in addition to experiencing fast-paced team work.

Responsibilities
Contribute to the quality of www.iata.org through reviewing content submitted by some 100 editors before publishing;
Ensure the application of best practices such as Search Engine Optimization and web writing style and contribute to the education of editors;
Provide web publishing support with advanced functionality (ex. creation of forms);
Create or edit content as needed;
Train and support intranet users;
Help maintain website and intranet integrity in terms of structure and asset management;
Create multimedia content for social media: short videos, images, infographics;
Provide support to social media team such as monitoring and scheduling content.

Qualifications and Skills
Recent communications or marketing graduate with a strong interest in digital media;
Experience of web communications, blogging or social media;
Video shooting and editing, photo editing:
At ease with technology, notions of HTML an asset;
Good writing skills;
Good written English.

Note- this is a paid internship!

Start date: July 2018

Further information; go to careers portal and search for Job ID 9087; title – Intern, Digital Communications.

By | May 24th, 2018|Careers|0 Comments

Consultancy: Rapporteur for ITC meeting – July 2018

ITC is looking for a rapporteur to produce a high quality report of a July 2018 meeting for publication. The rapporteur is expected to summarize the statements made by country representatives at the top table and summarize comments, recommendations and requests by theme.

This brief analysis paper will give ITC senior management a synopsis of key points made at the event. It will equally serve as the basis of the JAG report 2018 that will be published and submitted to UNCTAD Trade and Development Board and WTO Committee on Trade and Development later in the year.

For details, please see the respective terms of reference. Prospective candidates are invited to submit their application by sending their CV and a letter of motivation to ozgen@intracen.org

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