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.

 

 

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

Digital Consultant – UICC, Geneva

The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) is looking to contract an outstanding consultant with a track record in working with membership organisations and helping them transform the way they interact within their community through the use of technology.

UICC would like to develop a global cancer ecosystem on which it can connect all its members and partners, offering an innovative digital platform through which the cancer community could interact, exchange ideas, identify similar challenges and their solutions, access special events and/or training sessions and more.

As a first step towards this grand ambition, UICC wishes to build a solid foundation by improving its relationship management, through the development of a new Customer/Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) System and optimising its internal work processes. We are therefore looking for expert advice, recommendations and a project manager to help us gather the needs, optimise processes, draft requirement specifications as well as outline an implementation plan including an estimate of the implementation and management costs.

UICC is the largest cancer federation in the world. With more than 1,100 member organisations worldwide, UICC works with a vast range of stakeholders to drive change and accelerate progress of the global cancer community. UICC has four areas of work: advocacy, convening, capacity building and launching new initiatives.

 Please download the Request for Proposal (RFP) in which you will find more information regarding the scope of the project and the work.

Please note that the deadline for submitting your proposal is Friday, 10 May 2019 COB.
By | April 22nd, 2019|Careers|0 Comments

Senior Communications Officer – DNDI Geneva

The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) is a collaborative, patients’ needs-driven, non-profit drug research and development (R&D) organization that is developing new treatments for neglected diseases.

Purpose of the position

The Senior Communications Officer is a member of both the Corporate and Scientific Communications teams. She/he is responsible for writing, editing, and proofreading text for print and digital media, and for a variety of internal and external audiences. In addition, she/he contributes to integrated communications planning for specific campaigns or publication dissemination.

The Senior Communications Officer also plays a ‘continuity’ role for corporate and scientific communications staff who do not work full-time, including by liaising with external service providers, reviewing communications and other outputs to ensure consistent use of corporate visual branding guidelines, and supporting the scientific communications pipeline for publications and conference attendance.

Specific job responsibilities

Writing, editing, copy-editing, proofreading

  • Writes, edits, copy-edits, and proofreads text produced by other staff, including those in other departments and regional offices, for a range of print and digital media, including: 
    • Short-form publications such as brochures, leaflets, fact sheets, issue briefs, briefing notes, announcements, etc.
    • Internal and external e-newsletters
    • Internal-use Q&A, talking points, background notes, meeting reports, etc.
    • Copy for infographics, presentations, etc.
    • Formal letters and correspondence, save-the-dates, etc.
    • Scientific communications materials for events – e.g., summaries of scientific work for non-scientists

 Corporate & scientific communications planning & delivery

  • Supports the project management of corporate publication production, when needed, by liaising with staff (e.g., for information or text validation) and external service providers (e.g., translators, designers, printers)
  • Supports the project management of scientific communications for publications and conferences, e.g., abstract and presentation review, follow-up with scientific teams on conference and manuscript submission
  • Contributes to integrated communications planning (i.e., considering print, digital, press, and other media), including for the dissemination of scientific findings to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Reviews visually branded content from regional offices and other departments to ensure consistency with corporate branding guidelines, as needed
  • Contributes to the production of presentations for the executive office, as needed
  • Supports the planning and coordination of scientific events
  • Manages the corporate communications calendar and archives

Job requirements

Skills and attributes

  • Ability to use initiative, prioritize, multi-task, and work well under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Clear and systematic thinking that demonstrates good judgment and problem solving competencies
  • Very good communication skills in multicultural, multi-lingual environments
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multicultural team
  • Well organized and structured
  • Very good analytical skills
  • Ability to contribute to the project delivery under minimum supervision
  • Ability to manage middle sized projects with budget management under supervision
  • Provide specialist services to operational line or project team
  • Ability solve non-routine problems on a case by case/project basis
  • Has certain autonomy for taking actions and decisions
  • Ability to interact with external stakeholders
  • Ability to be the focal point/manager for consultants
  • Ability to supervise at a smaller level

Technical skills

  • Demonstrably superior English language writing, editing, and proofreading skills

Experience

  • Minimum 6 years’ relevant experience in public health, humanitarian or development communications, with strong and demonstrable experience as a writer/editor
  • Experience writing about technical or scientific topics for non-scientific audiences
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment and matrix-management structure
  • Experience working in global health and non-profit sectors highly desirable

Education

  • Graduate degree in communications or journalism, or relevant combination of education in communications/journalism with public health or science
  • Formal training as an editor an advantage

Other requirements

  • Native English speaker
  • Proficiency in other languages, particularly French, Spanish or Portuguese, an advantage
  • Very good knowledge of Microsoft Suite

Reporting line

  • The Senior Communications Officer (Writer/Editor) reports to the Senior Manager, Corporate & Scientific Communications

Interactions

  • She/he works closely with all Corporate and Scientific Communications colleagues, and interacts often with others working in Communications, including the Digital and Press teams, and communications staff in DNDi’s regional offices
  • Working in Corporate and Scientific Communications requires interacting with most other departments and teams at DNDi, including R&D, Fundraising, Policy & Advocacy, the executive office, regional offices, and others, as needed

Other information

  • Status: full time – permanent role

To apply

  • Please submit your application using the online form
  • Deadline for application: Accepting applications until 19 April 2019
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted 

Click here to view the full job description on DNDi’s website. 

 

By | April 11th, 2019|Careers|0 Comments

Communications Manager – CHS Alliance – Geneva or London

Are you a talented communications professional who can write and produce engaging communications materials for non-profit organizations? Do you want to be part of a small but dynamic team committed to raising the quality and accountability of organisations supporting people affected by crisis? Do you have the right skills and experience to strengthen our communications around the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) and help us accelerate change?

We are looking for a highly motivated and skilled Communications Manager, with excellent writing skills and media management experience, to join our Membership and Communications team. This is an important role to raise the profile of the CHS and promote the work of the CHS Alliance amongst key audiences including members, partners, media and the wider sector.
What we expect from you

Communication of the CHS:
1. Actively promote the use, application and measurement of the CHS in all fora with CHS Alliance members and the wider sector;
2. Lead on communications for the CHS (website content, publications and marketing), working in collaboration with communications staff at Sphere and Groupe URD, and ensuring information is accurate and up-to-date.

CHS Alliance communication:
3. Work with the Head of Membership and Communications to develop and implement the CHS Alliance membership and communications strategies, delivering on agreed commitments, to help meet the team’s objectives;
4. Develop and maintain a range of print and digital materials to effectively and proactively communicate the CHS Alliance’s mission, vision and main messages to key global audiences. This includes managing the copywriting and production of the Annual Report and other publications, production of leaflets, case studies, newsletters, social media toolkits, animations, videos and other materials as required;
5. Manage the editorial calendar and content, including copywriting, for the monthly CHS Alliance newsletter;
6. Maintain and update content on the CHS Alliance website using the Content Management System, to ensure information is current, clear, concise and engaging;
7. Lead on media relations, working closely with the Head of Membership and Communications to identify opportunities for proactive media outreach and drafting reactive messages.
8. Manage the CHS Alliance’s presence at external events and represent the organisation professionally to stakeholders, including partners, prospective and current members and donors. Coordinate an annual events calendar and support the preparation and delivery of CHS Alliance conferences and events;
9. Manage the development and production of CHS and CHS Alliance branded collateral for events;
To view the full job description, please click here.

Your profile
You are a seasoned professional with demonstrated experience in writing and producing on a range of external communications materials for non-profit organizations; and more specifically:
¨ You have at least eight years of experience in an organisational communications role and/or media management.
¨ You are an exceptional copywriter on a range of external communications materials and have experience in content production for social media.
¨ You are well-versed in the changing digital communications landscape.
¨ Fluent in written and spoken English, you have excellent publication standard writing skills; a good knowledge of French is an asset.
¨ You can analyse and synthesize complex ideas and turn them into concise messages for a wide range of audiences
¨ You have strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
¨ You are a self-starter who enjoys working in small teams and with limited supervision.
¨ Your colleagues describe you as fun, reliable and professional.
¨ You commit to the CHS Alliance values, vision and mission and commit to be personally and collectively responsible for upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct.
This includes refraining from acts of misconduct, respecting the CHS Alliance’s standards and the dignity of those whom the Alliance pledges to assist and with whom they have contact.

Terms and conditions
Reports to: Head of Membership & Communications
Responsible for: no one
Location: London or Geneva
Contract type: open-ended contract – full time (80% considered for the right candidate)
Start date: mid-June
How to apply
You shall submit your application by email to: recruitment@chsalliance.org
Applications shall include a CV and a motivation letter (no longer than 2 pages). Please mention your name and the vacancy reference in the subject line.
Deadline for applications: Sunday 14 April 2019 (23:59 GMT)
First round of interviews will take place online through GoToMeeting on 29th April or 30th April 2019.
Second round of interviews will ideally take place face-to-face on 9th May or 10th May.

By | March 30th, 2019|Careers|0 Comments

English copy-editor, Sphere Geneva

Sphere is calling for proposals for professional English copy-editing service. The Sphere movement was started in 1997 by a group of humanitarian professionals aiming to improve the quality of humanitarian work during disaster response.
Initially developed by non-governmental organisations, along with the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the Sphere standards have become a primary reference tool for national and international NGOs, volunteers, UN agencies, governments, donors, the private sector, and many others. Today, Sphere is a worldwide community which brings together and empowers practitioners to improve the quality and accountability of humanitarian assistance.
Required competences and experience
• English native speaker with several years of experience in providing professional English proofreading and copy-editing services, including to Non-Governmental Organisations.
• Thorough understanding of the humanitarian sector and of its technical lexicon. Previous experience working on content related to humanitarian quality and accountability /humanitarian standards is a strong asset.
• Capacity to respond promptly to requests (ex.: 2 days maximum for 1,000 words).
• Attention to detail; understanding of plain and inclusive language.
• Strong understanding of the editing requirements of different communication platforms(web, newsletters, social media, etc). How to submit a proposal
Interested service providers are invited to submit the following:
• A detailed résumé(or agency portfolio).
• An indication of the requested copy-editing fees per type of editing (light / medium / heavy)and of proofreading fees, per 1,000 words.
• Two copy-edited writing samples on matters related to the humanitarian sector.
• The contact information of two references.
Applications should be submitted to communications@spherestandards.org no later than 15 March 2019.
By | March 1st, 2019|Careers|0 Comments

Communications Manager – GAIN – Geneva or London

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is a Swiss-based foundation launched at the UN in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. Working with both governments and businesses, we aim to transform food systems so that they deliver more nutritious food for all people. In particular, we aim to make healthier food choices more desirable, more available, and more affordable. GAIN’s mission is to advance nutrition outcomes by improving consumption of nutritious and safe food for all people, especially the most vulnerable to malnutrition.

The Communications Department in Geneva has witnessed a large increase in the number of internal and external requests for support, mainly linked to the growing importance of nutrition in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, the need for GAIN to better communicate and disseminate information about programmes and projects, and the desire to influence key policy decisions in the development/nutrition sector.

To respond to this growing demand and to support the Communications team in developing and implementing a variety of global communications activities, we are looking for a seasoned communications professional who will be able to manage projects independently, while being part of a global team.

Reporting to the Head of Communications, the Communications Manager will lead projects related to content production, media outreach, events, digital communications, writing/editing, and monitoring of communications strategies and results.

The ideal candidate will have extensive professional experience, preferably at the international level in the private sector (food industry) or for large non-governmental organisations. You must be confident in developing and implementing complex communication strategies targeting a variety of stakeholders at the global, regional and national levels. You will be required to manage projects in a matrix environment, and to deliver high-quality communication materials within budget and deadlines.

You should demonstrate experience in content production, event planning and management, website and social media publishing, and media relations at international level. You must be capable of transforming complex ideas into concise and accessible messages for a variety of audiences, and able to work with external agencies and consultants.

If you are interested in the position, please apply via the link below:

bit.ly/GAIN-Comms-Manager

Closing date: 9 March 2019

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and – as an inclusive employer – we are keen to reflect the diversity of our society at every level within our organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Our employees worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.

By | February 19th, 2019|Careers|0 Comments

Web producer, International AIDS Society (IAS), Geneva

 

Founded in 1988, the IAS is the world’s largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries working on all fronts of the global AIDS response. More information on IAS can be found at www.iasociety.org. 

Details of Employment: 

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

Purpose of the Position: 

The incumbent will be responsible for developing, updating and maintaining the IAS website and the conferences websites. This requires experience in graphic design as well as technical understanding of how websites work and look. 

Main Responsibilities: 

  • Develop and design websites based on user experience and web optimization best practices 
  • Manage, review and publish all web content for the IAS, the IAS Conference on HIV and the International AIDS Conferences 
  • Develop and maintain work plan to coordinate with all departments in the organization for web updates 
  • Ensure consistency, quality and up to date content on all websites 
  • Work between ICT and other departments to guide and translate between programming, user experience and design to develop online applications 
  • Keep up-to-date on web industry standards and user experience trends to develop and design websites in line with the organization’s evolving priorities 
  • Serve as link between visual curation and user experience across web platforms 
  • Work within the Communications team to produce digital deliverables according to editorial calendar needs 
  • Provide design support for the IAS, the IAS Conference on HIV and the International AIDS Conferences (promo material, venue floor plans, signage, banners, etc.) 
  • Serve as the main point of contact between conference photographers and IAS staff, populate online galleries and curate photos for all conferences 
  • Manage conference photos archive and online galleries 
  • Edit and retouch photos as needed. 
  • Perform any additional tasks requested by the Director, Communications. 

Academic Qualifications: 

  • A degree in communications or similar area is required 
  • Training in web development. 

Work Experience: 

  • Significant years of experience in a similar role 
  • Proven ability to design and develop websites 
  • Experience in managing multiple websites 
  • Experience in designing both for online and printed materials. 

Skills/Competencies: 

  • Proficiency in HTML, CSS and Bootstrap, knowledge of Javascript 
  • Strong knowledge of web Content Management Systems (CMS) and SEO 
  • Strong visual design skills with sensitivity to user-system interaction 
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud (particularly Photoshop and Illustrator) 
  • Well organized, ability to multitask, attention to detail and adherence to deadlines 
  • Ability to work independently and within a team 
  • Problem solver; relationship-builder; and strong inter-personal skills 
  • Stress tolerance and resilience, ability to work under pressure with multiple and shifting priorities. 

Languages: 

  • Native or advanced in English 
  • Knowledge of other languages is an asset. 

How to Apply: 

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, to recruitment@iasociety.org by Sunday 10 February 2019. 

For full job post and to apply>>

By | January 30th, 2019|Careers|0 Comments