Communication Consultant – ITC, Geneva

Communication Consultant

The International Trade Centre ( is looking for a Communications Consultant in Geneva to support the external communications function with a focus on central Asian countries. The candidate should have between 3–5 years’ experience in public information, journalism or related field and familiarity with trade, development and/or United Nations issues. Fluency in English is required and knowledge of Russian is plus. Prospective candidates are invited to submit their application by sending their CV and Cover Letter to by 8 May 2020.

For details of the position, please see the terms of reference>>


By | August 7th, 2020|Careers|0 Comments

The Global Fund (Geneva) – Digital Publishing Consultancy

The Global Fund – Digital Publishing Consultancy
The Global Fund is searching for a digital publishing consultant to develop the Global Fund’s digital content and operate the content publishing on its public-facing digital communications and data platforms to effectively communicate the Global Fund’s mission, results, priorities and developments.
For the full description and application details, see the posting TGF-20-009 here
By | August 7th, 2020|Careers|0 Comments

U.S. Mission in Geneva – Community Management and Digital Production Coordinator

The Community Management and Digital Production Coordinator is responsible for building and maintaining Mission flagship digital properties (social media, website content); for developing a year-long editorial calendar designed to promote Mission priorities with on-line communities; researching and analyzing evolving markets for Mission digital properties and engaging the public online. Produces and customizes multimedia content, including original graphics and video, to promote Mission objectives.

Full description of this position can be found here>> 

By | July 22nd, 2020|Careers|0 Comments

Graphic and Digital Design Officer – IDMC, Geneva

Graphic and Digital Design Officer – IDMC, Norwegian Refugee Council, Geneva

 The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is the world’s authoritative source of data and analysis on internal displacement. Since our establishment in 1998 as part of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), we 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.

With a team of 31 people in Geneva and an annual budget of over 5 million USD, we monitor more than 130 countries in the world for which we provide verified, consolidated and multi-sourced estimates of the number of people internally displaced or at risk of becoming displaced by conflict, violence, disasters and development projects. We complement this global data with interdisciplinary research into the drivers, patterns and impacts of internal displacement. Using this evidence, we provide tailor-made advice and support to inform global, regional and national policy-making. Our data and evidence are published on our website and via our Global Internal Displacement Database ( Our flagship report, the Global Report on Internal Displacement (, *published every year in May, is the world refeence on IDP statistics, featuring trends and thematic analyses, country and regional spotlights.

IDMC is looking for a passionate Graphic and Digital Design Officer to help create compelling professional digital design assets in order to improve the accessibility, understanding, and utility of IDMC’s data, research, and work. The Graphic and Digital Design Officer will advise on how publications and other IDMC products can maximise the desired impact from both a design and overall communications perspective and ensure that all IDMC’s external products are of the highest quality prior to publication and dissemination.

In addition, the Graphic and Digital Design Officer will provide overall editorial and design support to IDMC’s external products, including donor reports, publications, events communications, and digital products and will act as IDMC’s brand guardian and identify opportunities to continually elevate the IDMC brand.

The Graphic and Digital Design Officer will also be expected to provide general communications and fundraising support to the team during busy periods, as required.

Duties and responsibilities

Creative content/data visualisation development

  • Conduct research and analysis and stay up to date on the latest data visualisations and design tools and applications;
  • Liaise with IDMC’s Data and Analysis and Policy and Research teams to learn of upcoming priorities and publications, and to conceptualise the best way to communicate our work using design assets;
  • Communicate complex concepts and analytics using visually appealing and user-friendly dashboards and maps;
  • Using specialised design software, develop graphic layouts and templates for publications, geo-spatial maps, and creative design assets for IDMC’s print and digital products;
  • Design digital assets for website use, print posters, maps, and infographics;
  • Distil quantitative and qualitative data, research, and analysis to contribute to communicating compelling stories through visual storytelling to diverse audiences;
  • Develop and maintain an updated library of photos sourced from IDMC staff and consultants, partners’ photo libraries, and paid photo pools that depict the issue of internal displacement and IDMC’s work;
  • Provide overall communications and design support in the production of IDMC’s publications, including its annual flagship Global Report on Internal Displacement;
  • Identify and manage consultants and suppliers to support and enhance in-house design work.

Quality assurance on external products

  • Liaise with product authors and conceptualise and create visuals to help convey IDMC’s work through both digital and print mediums;
  • Maintain an editorial calendar and ensure timely delivery of all external publications and communications products;
  • Keep External Relations team updated on any delays or challenges faced in production and/or meeting deadlines and troubleshoot problems;
  • Conduct final quality assurance checks on all publications to ensure editorial and visual precision;
  • Support External Relations team in the production of donor reports and corporate communications materials including IDMC’s annual report, program brochures, etc.;
  • With the communications team, analyse which IDMC products produced the greatest returns (in terms of downloads and views, dissemination, etc.) and develop and enhance strategy to improve outreach of IDMC’s products.

Brand guardianship

  • Increase IDMC’s brand recognition by ensuring a balance between consistency and creative design;
  • Lead IDMC through a brand refresh exercise to develop new and compelling templates to align with IDMC’s new 2030 strategy, and train staff on any new brand style guidelines developed;
  • With the External Relations team, conduct market research to improve understanding of our audience and their needs;
  • From a branding perspective, conduct benchmarking of IDMC’s products versus partners’ products and advise on improvements to IDMC’s marketing and dissemination of its core products;
  • Identify opportunities to continually increase IDMC’s brand awareness and recognition;
  • Stay updated on key trends and competitor brand strategies to ensure the continued relevance and suitability of IDMC’s brand with our target audience.


Generic professional competencies for this position:

  • Self-starter, pro-active, quick learner, high performing, agile, and adaptable;
  • Creative thinker, problem solver, detail-oriented;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, a sense of humour, and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Fluency in English required, excellent English language writing and communication skills;
  • French, Spanish, or Arabic a plus;
  • Ability to multi-task to accommodate high paced environment;
  • Excellent organization, analysis, and planning skills;
  • Strong coordination skills;
  • Able to distill technical language and information to key messages for a broad audience.

Context related skills, knowledge, and experience:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree preferred, in communications, data visualisation, brand management, graphic design, marketing, content development, or related discipline;
  • 5 years of experience in graphic design, data visualisation, geo-spatial tools, data analysis software, or branding, with interest and basic knowledge in international development and/or humanitarian assistance;
  • Skills in video editing and basic motion design a plus;
  • Experience in using geo-spatial mapping tools;
  • Experience and/or interest in the issue of internal displacement and human mobility and willingness to travel on an occasional basis.

Personal qualities

  • Creative thinker: thinks outside the box and takes initiative to troubleshoot challenges;
  • Proven networking and relationship management skills;
  • Strategic thinker, able to develop strategic plans based on desired impact and outcomes;
  • Committed and passionate about the issue of internal displacement;
  • Highly professional and collaborative;
  • An 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.

Start date, duration, working hours, eligibility

  • This position is initially for a period of 12 months;
  • This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week;
  • Please note that for reasons related to the procedure for work permits in Switzerland, only candidates with a Swiss/EU/EFTA nationality or a valid work permit for Switzerland can be considered for this role (non-Swiss/EU/EFTA citizens must kindly provide proof of a valid working permit for Switzerland in their application);
  • Only applications received via NRC’s recruitment platform Webcruiter will be accepted.

We can offer

  • A passionate and dynamic team;
  • An international and diverse work atmosphere;
  • Flexible working hours.

How to apply

Candidates should complete an NRC WebCruiter application including the following:

  • Webcruiter CV and personal details;
  • A cover letter which should include your availability and the type and validity of your working permit for Switzerland if you don’t have a Swiss, EU or EFTA nationality.
  • Applications will only be accepted through the NRC recruitment platform Webcruiter, please see:

Deadline for application: 10 August 2020

We look forward to receiving your application!

By | July 14th, 2020|Careers|0 Comments

Head of Communications Full-time – International School of Geneva

Founded in 1924, and enjoying close ties with the UN, the Foundation of the International School of Geneva, commonly known as Ecolint, is the world’s number one international school.

Reporting to the Director General, and collaborating closely with the Director of Admissions and Marketing and the Director of Development, the Head of Communications will be responsible for internal and institutional communications to different stakeholder groups including staff, parents, students and alumni on topics which are not directly related to admissions, marketing or fundraising.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Work closely with the Director General both strategically and operationally to manage internal and external communications to staff, parents, Board members and external stakeholders using email, intranet, print publications and other communication tools such as webinars.
  • Write, translate, proof read and lead the process of sending messages from the Director General, Board, or other Foundation departments (e.g. Finance, HR, the Ecolint Pension Fund) using mass mailing platforms, leveraging the Director General’s administrative team.
  • Provide editorial and authoring support for internal documentation such as Board and Conférence des Directeurs policies, staff handbooks etc.
  • Lead internal communication on Ecolint projects e.g. the board approved strategic plan, Foundation mobility plan, negotiations of staff collective bargaining agreement (CCT) etc.
  • Manage traffic flow of work into and out of the shared service pool (graphic design, print shop, mailroom) to ensure different stakeholder needs are met.
  • Advise the Director General on internal communications and press releases, including managing potentially adverse or sensitive publicity/crisis communications.

Candidate requirements

  • Demonstrated experience and success at Mid-Senior to Senior level in Communications, Public Relations or similar, ideally in the field of education or similar non-profit organisations.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability in journalistic copywriting and production of communication materials across all media, especially print and digital.
  • Mother tongue standard of English and French, both oral and written.
  • Ability to write clear, compelling and stylish prose, with sensitivity for the needs of an audience whose mother tongue is often neither English nor French.
  • An attention to linguistic, grammatical and typographical detail bordering on obsessive.
  • High level of competence with major computer software packages, ideally including MS Office suite, Google Apps, at least one mainstream CMS (ideally Drupal), a mass mailing tool (e.g. Mailchimp, InxMail) and the Adobe suite of tools (especially Acrobat).

Candidates are required to apply on the link below by sending their CV, three references, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer, that may be followed at the point of interview and a covering letter addressed to David Hawley, International School of Geneva, before 1st August 2020 mentioning the reference number 100 001.

For further information and to apply>>

By | June 27th, 2020|Careers|0 Comments

Paid internship (1 year) – communications – EBU Geneva

The European Broadcast Union (EBU) is looking for a communications intern (French-speaking) for one year:

The Communications Intern is responsible for a wide range of communications, branding and events tasks including managing the French web content online, producing certain event and publication webpages, managing the online photo gallery, managing email marketing lists, answering general inquiry emails, assisting with the collection of web and social media analytics, assisting with large events and special branding projects. The successful candidate will be part of a fast-paced, busy digital production environment that targets public service media professionals and public audiences and will work closely with the Communications team and EBU Members. This role is instrumental in maintaining a French language website and gaining visibility for our brand among Members, stakeholders and important partner organizations.

Send your application to:  Amy Wong, online managing editor, by 10 July 2020

Further information is available in the Job Description (pdf).


By | June 26th, 2020|Careers|0 Comments

Event Coordinator – The Oak Foundation, Geneva

Oak Foundation commits its resources to address issues of global, social and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged. Oak Foundation makes grants to organisations located in approximately 40 countries worldwide.

Oak Foundation holds a Global Retreat for all its staff every five years. Our hope is that the next Global Retreat will provide us with the space to:
• Reflect on past achievements and challenges
• Affirm the common values that guide our work
• Consider future priorities for Oak
• Learn from each other
• Strengthen our internal networks and collaboration
• Reinvigorate our individual and collective efforts
• Explore the broader contexts in which we work
• Identify challenges and opportunities that define our work
• Inspire, motivate and connect us to each other and to Oak’s mission in the world

The foundation is searching for a coordinator for the Global Retreat, which will take place from 19-23 July 2021. They are looking for someone to work as follows:
1. 60 per cent from 1 July 2020 to 31 January 2021
2. 100 per cent from 1 February 2021 to 31 August 2021

Pre-Retreat responsibilities
The coordinator fills an important role in planning the Retreat. During the first few months, the coordinator’s primary job is to help the co-chairs to: book vendors (i.e., photographer and writers, etc.) for activities and events; organise dinners and activities at the event location; take meeting minutes; follow up on requests; and coordinate the various exploratory meetings of the committee and subcommittees.
In addition to the above, the coordinator’s job is centred on creating an organisational system to facilitate the work of the committee members and others. These tools should help map all relevant information for participants.
The coordinator also: creates a working budget; drafts communications to staff for co-chairs; drafts a survey to register guests to the Retreat; creates food allergy records to tailor catering; finalises all logistics for speakers and special guests; coordinates with vendors; drafts agreements; and creates schedules for deliverables.
A few months prior to the Retreat, the coordinator: finalises all agreements with vendors and speakers; collects bios and information to be used in the programme; provides draft material for the formal programme for internal and external guests; and maps Retreat logistics, which involves several weeks of organising and coordinating with committee members, hotels and vendors.
The coordinator will be expected to travel a few times from Geneva to Lyon, the conference site, to visit the venue and potential locations for events.

Retreat responsibilities
The coordinator’s main job at the Retreat will be to make sure that all of the logistics, which will be carefully planned, fit together seamlessly at the Retreat. During the Retreat, the coordinator will be responsible for all aspects of the lodging, vendors and venues (including ensuring and trouble shooting any IT needs in the meeting rooms). The Retreat coordinator also act as an “event producer” during the Retreat and needs to manage the technical needs of staging several sessions in one day.

Post Retreat responsibilities
With assistance from a co-chair and President, the coordinator will: finalise all invoices; present a final budget to the Director of Administration and President; assemble all photographic records into Flickr; liaise with speakers/presenters; draft surveys and a survey report; and gather all communication material needed for a final Retreat report, among other tasks.

Position requirements
The ideal coordinator will have:
• extensive event planning experience;
• high attention to detail;
• the ability to travel to Lyon, France;
• the ability to juggle a wide range of responsibilities that may demand ongoing reprioritisation;
• demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
• poise, maturity, warmth, curiosity, humility, and a good sense of humour;
• excellent oral and written communication skills in English. A second major language and/or a region-specific expertise would be an asset;
• demonstrated openness and capacity to learn quickly;
• excellent computer skills (Office, e-mail, database management, desk research); and
• committed to Oak’s organisational values.

How to apply
To apply, please send your curriculum vitae and a covering letter by e-mail only to – no later than 22 June 2020. In the subject line please put Retreat coordinator – Oak. Applicants must be able to work as a consultant in Geneva, or have an EU or Swiss nationality or valid work permit. Please note that we will only be contacting shortlisted candidates.

By submitting your application, you confirm that you have read and understood Oak’s job applicant’s data privacy notice.

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Reporting to: co-chairs of Global Retreat
Type of contract: part-time consultant or temporary employee
Start date: 1 July 2020 – 31 August 2021
Application deadline: 22 June 2020

By | June 10th, 2020|Careers|0 Comments

Senior Communications Adviser (consultant) – GANHRI, home-based


Title: Senior Communications Adviser
Duty Station: remote/home-based
Duration of appointment: around 26 days over a period of 6 months (starting June 2020)
Employment type: Contractor (Consultant)

Background Information

The Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) is a member-based network organization that gathers NHRIs from all around the world. Its mission is to unite, promote and strengthen NHRIs to operate in line with the Paris Principles and to provide leadership in the promotion and protection of human rights.

Representing more than 110 NHRIs, their members and staff across all regions, GANHRI is one of the largest human rights networks worldwide. With a Head Office in Geneva and a governance structure representing NHRIs around the world, GANHRI is truly global. Enriched by its diversity, its membership is united by a common vision: a world where everyone everywhere fully enjoys their human rights.

GANHRI works in close synergy with the four regional networks of NHRIs in Africa, the Americas, the Asia Pacific and Europe, creating one comprehensive structure of independent networks.

GANHRI is recognised, and is a trusted partner, of the United Nations. It has established strong relationships with the UN Human Rights Office, UNDP and other UN agencies, as well as with other international and regional organisations, NGOs, civil society and academia.

GANHRI is currently entering a new strategic period (2020-2022), as defined in the new GANHRI Strategic Plan, which overall objective is that by contributing to establishing, strengthening, supporting, bringing together, coordinating the joint efforts of and representing its members at global level, GANHRI has significantly contributed to the effective promotion and protection of human rights.
To achieve this ambitious objective and the goals of the new strategic plan, GANHRI needs to enhance its internal and external communications, in line with its core identity, including to increase visibility, transparency and accountability towards partners and members.

About the assignement

The Senior Communications Adviser will play a key role in leading GANHRI’s communications in the new strategic period (2020-2022). In particular, she/he will be responsible to the development, implementation, ongoing renewal and continuous revitalization of a comprehensive communications strategy and related plan of action for GANHRI.
The Senior Communications Adviser will provide principal guidance to GANHRI staff in relation to the internal and external communication needs of GANHRI.
The focus will be twofold: an external focus to help grow the profile and reputation of GANHRI among its audience by developing plans and reach out activities; and an internal focus providing guidance and support, to ensure that communications are integrated, and that effective and high-quality communications advice and support is provided internally from staff and governance bodies,.

Expected Key Deliverables

• Development and delivery of GANHRI communications strategy and related plan of action for internal and external communications and outreach. This could include, but is not limited to providing:
o Leadership in developing and monitoring implementation of GANHRI communications strategy and related plan of action;
o Advise GANHRI to align the communication strategy with its strategic vision, mission and objectives;
o Expert advice, guidance and support to GANHRI Head Office regarding external and internal communications, including in relation to communications with GANHRI governance bodies;
o Support the development and implementation of innovative external communication strategies and approaches, including news releases, social media postings, and other methods to effectively support messaging regarding key initiatives and activities undertaken by GANHRI;
o Assistance to the GANHRI Head Office to ensure coherence and consistency in external messaging and alignment of GANHRI communication activities in line with Strategic Plan and GANHRI Identity;
o Guidance and support for the development of new communication products, including an e-newsletter, corporate brochures and a review and update of the GANHRI website and other means of communication;
o Provide internal media and communications related training to the Head Office team.

• The Senior Communications Adviser will work with the Head Office team to provide strategic communications support including:
o Guiding and supervising the GANHRI Head Office staff working on communications;
o Leading in conceptualizing, drafting and editing GANHRI annual reports;
o Reviewing and improving GANHRI’s processes for content development, for documenting and showcasing the work of GANHRI and the NHRIs, and sharing lessons learned internally and externally (videos, articles, photos, etc.);
o Developing messaging guides for website and social media channels (website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), and provide guidance on content development and use.

Time Span

The assignment is expected to be carried out for a period of 26 days over 6 months, with possibility of extension, and according to an agreed timeline.

Institutional Arrangements

The Consultant will report directly to the GANHRI Head Office and through it to the GANHRI Chairperson. GANHRI Head office and, where needed, individual governance holders will be actively involved throughout the process and will provide all relevant background documents necessary for the assignment.

Expected Expertise

Successful consultant should possess the following profile:

• Be a qualified and experienced expert communicator, with more than 10 years of relevant experience.
• Be a native English speaker (or native level).
• Have a good working knowledge of the UN/non-profit or international human rights field.
• Specific experience with NHRIs and NHRIs networks will be an asset.

Summary of Technical and Financial Proposal

Qualified candidates are requested to provide:

• A brief proposal of one pager on implementing the assignment, including methodology ;
• Unit cost for daily fees (in EUR);
• Curriculum vitae.


GANHRI will pre-select and invite three candidates to submit an offer.
A panel of two executive staff will assess the proposals and make a final decision.

This ToR does not entail any commitment on the part of GANHRI, either financial or otherwise. GANHRI reserves the right to accept or reject any or all ToR submissions without incurring any obligation to inform the affected applicant/s of the grounds.

Deadline for applications: 8 June 2020. Please send the application by email with the reference to the consultancy at:


By | May 29th, 2020|Careers|0 Comments

Senior Manager – Corporate Communications – SITA – Geneva or London

Senior Manager Corporate Communications

London or Geneva

Our vision Easy Air Travel every step of the way.
Around the world, nearly every passenger flight relies on SITA technology. Globally, almost every airport and airline does business with us, and it’s our job to support their operations.
As the world’s leading air transport IT and communications specialist, we’re committed to meeting the demands of the air transport industry around the clock, every day.

The Senior Manager, Communications will work within SITA’s communications, brand and sustainability team to manage SITA’s media relations activities globally, boldly positioning SITA as the leading IT provider to the air transport industry. We are looking for a candidate to engage a range of audiences including the media, influencers and the wider business community. This is a hand-on role that involves managing day-to-day media activities while working with our global agencies and marketing teams to develop new media opportunities. The candidate will also need a good understanding of social media and how it can be used to support SITA’s media activities in a more integrated way. The candidate will be a key contributor in delivering a range of written content – both internally and externally.


• Work closely with our senior management, regional marketing teams, business divisions and SITA’s global agencies to identify and execute media and other external communications opportunities across trade, business and broadcast media globally while engaging influencers and analysts.
• Ensure that SITA speaks with a single, clear voice, positioning the organization as a technology leader in the air transport industry
• Help drive a more integrated communications approach, incorporating media relations, social media and other external communication channels.
• Identify new opportunities to raise SITA’s profile through media, speaking opportunities and other interactions globally.
• Draft and provide quality control of press releases, blogs, presentations and speaking points to ensure consistent messaging globally.
• Deliver media training and coaching for key spokespeople across SITA, including SITA’s executive team.
• Play a key role in managing crisis communications.
• Develop strong relationships with key media and influencers globally.

Job Requirements

• Confident, proactive and results-driven communications professional with at least 10+ years’ experience within media relations globally.
• The position requires someone who is able to bring new approaches to raising SITA’s profile and portfolio to a range of audiences including media, analysts and other influencers.
• Strong writing skills with the ability to craft and develop compelling content including key messages, talking points, blogs, digital content and press releases that helps highlight SITA’s
leading position in it core market and showcase our innovation leadership.

• A good understanding of the tools and analytic methods to help drive better integration across more traditional media channels, social media and other emerging platforms.
• Strong experience of crisis management.
• Experience working in a global organization across multiple different geographical regions.
• In-depth knowledge of the air transport or IT industries. The candidate must also be passionate about keeping their finger on the pulse of these industries, identifying new trends and insights which can be leveraged to provide engaging media interactions.
• Ability to work with and support SITA’s Executive Team Members with external communication.
• Education in communications, journalism or related marketing field.
• Native-level English; a second language, especially French, Arabic or Chinese is desirable.


Kindly attach a cover letter and a writing sample (something from your portfolio) to your application.

Applications without an introduction/sample will be discarded.

Apply online>>

By | May 29th, 2020|Careers|0 Comments

Communication Officer – Gl-ESCR – flexible location (Geneva possible)

Communications Officer Vacancy

The Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (Gl-ESCR) is a non- governmental organization that believes transformative change to end endemic problems of social and economic injustice is possible through a human rights lens. Our vision is of a world where the human rights framework reflects the real- world experiences of all of us, effectively furthering social and economic justice and human dignity, and catalysing change from the local to the global, back to the local.

Our Mission is:
• Strengthen the international human rights framework through creative standard-setting, so that the framework reflects the experiences, needs and aspirations of marginalised individuals, groups and communities, with a focus on creating beneficial jurisprudence aimed at transformative change.
• Mobilise and partner with advocates, social movements and grassroots communities at national and local levels to more effectively claim and enforce economic, social and cultural (ESC) rights, including by engaging regional and international mechanisms for local impact.
• Contribute to the effective promotion and realisation of ESC rights so that everyone can fully enjoy their ESC rights in practice, without discrimination and on the basis of equality.
• Provide innovative tools and resources to ESC rights advocates and civil society actors, policy makers, development actors and others on the practical implementation and realization of ESC rights.
• Identify, respond to and provide thought leadership on emerging trends and threats to ESC rights.
• Monitor and strengthen the international human rights mechanisms to ensure that they are accessible to ESC rights advocates and rights holders and effective mechanisms for ESC rights monitoring and accountability and facilitate and support civil society engagement with those bodies.

For further information about GI-ESCR work, mission, and values you may visit our website at

Effective communications are essential for strong advocacy and for meaningful engagement with partners, key stakeholders, communities and right-holders, as well as with regional and international organizations and forums. They are also essential for narrative-setting, policymaking, and to ensure accountability. In that line, GI-ESCR has increased its communications capacity over the past few years significantly improving its communication strategy and policies. We would like to enhance that capacity by recruiting a full time Communications Officer who can continue strengthening our communications, manage our website, campaigns and presence on social media to maintain and develop GI-ESCR’s position as a leading advocacy organisation in the field of economic, social and cultural rights.

General Position Information

Job Title: Communications Officer.
Location: Flexible to work remotely, with a preference for Mexico City, Dakar, Nairobi, Geneva, or Brussels.
Commitment: full time, 40 hours a week.
Salary Range: 2,000 USD to 3,000 USD gross per month, negotiable, depending on level of experience and location.
Benefits: Health issuance contribution; 25 days of annual leave and to 10 days of public holidays.
Deadline for applications: 18 May 2020, 23.59 hrs. (Mexico City: UTC/GMT -6 hrs.)
Start Date: As soon as possible.
Duration: One-year contract with possibility of extension, depending on funding.
Probation period: 3 months.

Job Profile

GI-ESCR is seeking to recruit a committed and creative Communications Officer who, under the broad guidance of the Executive Director, will assume primary responsibility for planning, developing, and implementing a comprehensive communications strategy to promote GI-ESCR’s mission and goals. The Communications Officer will also be responsible for managing GI-ESCR’s social media, measuring the impact of our communications strategies and campaigns, and editing and proof-reading GI-ESCR’s written materials. S/he will additionally be in charge of internal communication and reporting to donors.

Required Skills and Qualifications

• Advanced university degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or related fields (or an undergraduate degree plus at least 5 years of demonstrated professional experience in the field of journalism, communications, foreign relations, public affairs, public relations or corporate communications).
• Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is an asset, and Spanish is desirable.
• Exceptional writing and editing skills.
• Detail oriented. Attention to detail is central to the position.
• Able to work under pressure. Being able to read and edit quickly without sacrificing quality.
• Ability to multitask and work independently, as well as part of a team.
• Advanced proficiency in computer programs including MS Office applications is required.
• Ability to create simple videos and infographics is an asset. Proficiency using programs such as Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Mailchimp, Canva, Premiere Pro and Audition are desirable.
• Experience working remotely and with staff from diverse backgrounds and located in various time zones.
• Professional knowledge of the use of social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram & Youtube) as part of an effective campaigning and communication strategy is required.
• Adept at leading communications, campaigns and advocacy strategy development from conceptualisation to completion, balancing long-term strategic thinking with short-term tactical actions and analysis.
• Ability to create and operationalise innovative approaches to communications and advocacy strategies in support of GI-ESCR’s mission and goals.
• Strong political analysis and understanding of the international human rights framework and advocacy and campaigning activities.
• Capacity to turn complex and technical language into appropriate messaging for a range of audiences and have experience delivering communications using a variety of channels aiming at ‘hard to reach’ target groups.
• Understanding of communications and advocacy reporting, measurement and analysis.

Related Skills and Knowledge

• Creativity, initiative, follow-through, attention to detail, ability to work independently and as part of a larger team.
• Demonstrated commitment to human rights and/or international issues is highly desirable.
• Prior office experience and strong organizational skills are required.
• The ability to work well under pressure and to manage multiple priorities while working effectively toward deadlines is required.
• Strong interpersonal skills in order to work collaboratively within GI-ESCR as well as with external partners are required.
• Ability to make assertive and sound decisions consistent with functions is required.
• Additional working knowledge of Spanish and/or French would be an asset.
• Experience working in human rights organizations and in fields related to social justice.
• Expertise in advocacy, campaigning or journalism that supports and elevates voices of social movements and vulnerable groups and communities.
• Development of visual materials, comparative data analysis with graphs and design skills, or strong creativity and interest to learn and develop these abilities.
• Experience working in a matrix type organization.

Work Experience

• Five to seven years of progressively responsible and relevant professional work experience in communications, print media, broadcast, and/or new media. International and national work experience.
• Previous experience in communications for human rights organisations, international organisations or in social justice fields is an asset.
• High-level professional experience in proof-reading and editing work in English.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Communications Strategy
• Provide strategic leadership and vision of communications approaches that advance GI-ESCR’s mission and objectives.
• Develop, maintain and update GI-ESCR’s communications strategy and associated work plan with short- and long-term targets and objectives. Monitor its implementation with concrete and realistic indicators that align with GI-ESCR’s mission and values.
• Work with GI-ESCR staff to determine communications needs and establish a culture in which communications work is fully integrated into all GI-ESCR programs and activities.
• Promote and disseminate, targeting strategic audiences, GI-ESCR’s reports and products, editing and proof-reading internal and external materials.

Organisational Communication
• Manage GI-ESCR’s public identity to ensure mission, brand, and message continuity, coherence, integrity, and effectiveness.
• Ensure communications activities and materials are aligned with GI-ESCR’s visual identity, as well as with its mission, vision, core values, and strategies.
• Occasionally commission and manage external providers to undertake design, audio-visual or other work necessary to improve communications.

Social Media and Publications
• Manage the development of GI-ESCR’s presence on social media and GI-ESCR’s social media accounts.
• Produce strategic social media content, in liaison with the respective program officers.
• Update webpages and social media sites.
• Coordinate the logistics and organisation of media and campaigning events such as press briefings.
• Support the design, development and implementation of campaigns, including social media strategies.
• Proof-read, format, and distribute materials; assist with editing content in English (news releases, op-eds, briefs, web and social media content), and if possible, in French and/or Spanish.
• Assist with the preparation of external publications and reports.

Networking and partnerships
• Maintain, update and further develop GI-ESC’s partners’ contact lists, databases and mailing lists.
• Help establish, document, review, and refine working processes for collaborative work with partners, including meetings, joint projects, information sharing, etc.
• Ensure and further enhance the quality, consistency and appropriateness of communication materials, activities, processes, strategies and messages shared with partners.

Editing and Proof-reading
• Proof-read written documents and publications.
• Collaborate with team members, attend team meetings, provide constructive editorial and design input, and communicate with team members to deliver consistent, accurate, and high-quality work product.

Collecting impact
• Collaborate with team members, to internally collect the impact of GI-ESCR’s work and develop materials for their internal and external dissemination.

Donor Reports and materials
• Support preparation of background materials, grant applications, briefs and information kits for donors and funding entities.
• Assist with drafting of narrative reports to donors, in liaison with the relevant program officers.

Events and Campaigns
• Assist in organising and generating public support for special projects, events, and campaigns.
• Support the organisation of workshops, seminars, campaigns, events and project review meetings, including agendas and meeting minutes, and logistical support.
• Perform any other related duties and tasks as assigned.

How to Apply
Please apply by 18 May 2020, 23.59 hrs. (Mexico City: UTC/GMT -6 hrs.) by filling-in the form and uploading your CV and cover letter at: We will not accept any other way to apply.

Please contact us at should you require further information on this employment opportunity. For inquiries about the conditions of the vacancy, please write in the title of your message: “Inquiry: Communications Officer”.
Selection Process
The selection process will have the following phases:
1. Submission and review of applications.
2. Shortlisting of candidates. Short listed applicants will be contacted for an interview online.
3. Interviews and a brief practical exam on communications tools and strategies will be conducted for all shortlisted applicants.
4. Notification of the successful applicant.

We kindly request not to call or send inquiries by email to request information about the progress of your application. Only complete applications and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
GI-ESCR is committed with the principle of equal of opportunity in employment, therefore, applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.

By | April 24th, 2020|Careers|0 Comments