Content Marketing Specialist, IMD, Lausanne

The Job’s Mission

To create relevant and impactful marketing and sales content to attract, engage and acquire a clearly defined and understood target audience – to help drive IMD’s various programs and services. Specifically, manage and create marketing and sales content for IMD open programs, online and degree programs, custom programs, Corporate Learning Network.

Key Accountabilities

– Develop the best editorial content, storytelling and messaging that converts interested prospects into customers
– Define key content, messages and differentiators for IMD educational programs and services
– Reflect IMD Vision, Values and Strategic Direction in marketing and sales materials
– Adapt the voice of IMD Faculty and client engagement team to assure that messagingmatches customer needs accurately
– Work with program marketing, communications, direct marketing and client engagementteams to develop content strategies and collateral to reach existing and win new customers.

Key Activities

Manage and create marketing & sales content to support the sales of IMD’s entire portfolio of open, online and degree programs.
Tasks could include:
o Creation of marketing and advertising messages
o Sales support documents for client engagement team
o Website and landing page creation and update
o Program brochures
o SEA, SEO, social media messaging
o Email lead generation and nurture campaigns
o Video storyboarding, briefing, messaging, interviewing and editing
o Ad-hoc writing and proofing requests

Create content to support the sales of custom programs.
o All content creation for custom website
o Company story writing for the web
o Sales collateral
o Video interviewing, messaging, briefing and editing

Create content for IMD at an institutional level
Tasks could include:
o Institutional publications
o Program collateral
o Corporate Learning Network collateral
o Ad-hoc writing and proofing requests.


– University degree in marketing, communications, journalism or English
– Advanced courses/training in story-telling, creative writing, digital content creation, or sales/marketing copywriting would be an asset.


– Minimum 10 years’ experience in copywriting/editing, including writing for the web
– Minimum 5 years’ experience in print production, preferably as an editor/project manager
– Minimum 5 years’ experience in marketing/sales communications
– Experience with web content management systems, preferably 1-2 years
– Experience managing budgets for projects or cost centers

Competencies and skills

– English mother tongue. French an asset
– Highly proficient copywriting, editing and proofreading skills in English
– Strong organization and project management skills: meets deadlines; able to manage multiple different projects at the same time
– Fast, efficient, but also good with details
– Highly business aware: service- and customer-oriented; diplomatic; politically aware; professional in all dealings with internal and external IMD stakeholders; puts internal customers first; reacts quickly to requests and “issues”
– Common sense and solution oriented: finds easy solutions, simplifies processes, and comes with recommendations, not problems
– Works independently; highly motivated; proactive; self-starter; team player; creative and innovative
– Must understand business issues.

How to apply

If you have the above skills and would like to work in our challenging environment, please send your complete application file (letter of motivation and resume in English, copies of your work certificates and diplomas) to

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

Business communication officer (40% – 50%) – STSA Geneva

The Swiss Trading and Shipping Association (STSA) is recruiting a business communication officer at 40% or 50% (16 or 20 hours a week) for a minimum of 6 months. The officer will support the Secretariat in a full range of support functions but in particular in writing, editing and reviewing content of all type of documentations in English. He/she will help the STSA team in its daily operations to provide high quality communication material. 

Founded in 2006, STSA is the main professional association in Switzerland for commodity merchants, shipping companies and banks specialised in trade finance. It has become a respected platform in the commodity trading industry. It now has over 190 members, with businesses of all sizes. It represents the interests of the sector through various activities such as: 

  • Education & Training 
  • Working groups of common interests 
  • Commodity related services 
  • Public conferences 
  • Public affairs 

Main responsibilities

1. Business and administrative support

  • Edit various documents in English such as newsletters, position papers, website, etc.
  • Draft general correspondence in English 
  • Support the team in developing its communication on the various social networks (including active monitoring of social media activities) 
  • Work with the STSA team at maintaining and expanding the relationship with members through existing tools (extranet, Newsletter, communication alerts, etc.) 
  • Update the STSA website 
  • Perform other related duties as required 

2. Annual report  (August 2018) 

  • Prepare the STSA Annual Report in collaboration with the STSA Team and its external designer 
  • Propose and draft the texts in collaboration with the STSA Team 
  • Ensure that all deadlines are met 


3. Publication of STSA yearly magazine (December to March)

  • Contact contributors and manage the follow-up (article gathering) in a timely manner 
  • Proofread, comment and propose modifications to the articles 
  • Coordinate with STSA press partners 
  • Liaise with potential sponsors and advertisers 
  • Set-up a budget and issue invoices 
  • Ensure that deadlines are met 

Knowledge, skills and abilities: 

  • Must have exceptional written and proofreading skills in English (English mother tongue desired) 
  • Good command of French an asset 
  • Very effective organisational skills 
  • Good listening and communication skills 
  • Internal customer orientation 
  • Time management skills and able to work under time pressure 
  • Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy and confidentiality 
  • Excellent knowledge of the functioning of the various social networks (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, etc.) 
  • Problem solving skills and innovative thinking 
  • Team spirit 

What STSA offers: 

  • An international and dynamic environment 
  • An internship helping you to develop your abilities in business communication 
  • A varied daily work with a high degree of autonomy 
  • An environment offering you opportunities to grow your job 
  • A small team with a family spirit 
  • A close connection to industry’s participants 

Starting date: May 2018

Please send your CV and motivation letter electronically to: 

STSA, attention: Silviane Chatelain Email: 


By | April 17th, 2018|Careers|0 Comments

Request for proposal: Global Report on Internal Displacement 2018 microsite

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)  would like to invite digital agencies and contractors to submit bids for building the landing page of our annual report. The deadline for proposals is Friday 23rd March. See full details in the documents below:

Description of requirements:

  • Develop a microsite for the Global Report on Internal Displacement 2018

Manner of Submission:

  • Please submit your proposals in accordance with the requirements detailed below by email to

Deadline for submission of quotations is 23:59 PM CET on Friday, 23rd March 2018. Those who do not submit their quotation by this deadline will not be considered.

Respondents may contact IDMC Geneva for clarification and information pertaining to this request for quotation. Any requests for information or clarification must be submitted in writing by e-mail to George Binder at before the end due date of the RFPs.

For further information: Request for proposal ; Annex A – Terms of Reference

By | March 23rd, 2018|Careers|0 Comments

Request for Proposals for DNDi Film on the Discovery of a Cure for African Sleeping Sickness


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALSDNDi Film on the Discovery of a Cure for African Sleeping sickness 

1. Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi

Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) is a not-for-profit research and development organization, DNDi works to deliver new treatments for neglected diseases: leishmaniasis, human African trypanosomiasis, Chagas disease, specific filarial infections, mycetoma, paediatric HIV, and hepatitis C.

2. Project overview: 

DNDi is requesting proposals for producing a compelling HD film (4-6’) that tells the story of the development of the first all-oral cure for sleeping sickness. This film will show how this innovative drug, called “fexinidazole,” will completely change the way we treat people living with sleeping sickness, a deadly tropical disease that affects some of the most neglected communities in the world.

Fexinidazole was developed through an alternative, non-profit driven R&D model and this film will showcase the innovative partnership that led to this scientific discovery – a partnership that could help challenge the prevailing notion how we develop drugs.

3. Project scope 

DNDi would like to develop a 4-6 minute film for on/off-line screening that shows, on the one side, this innovative partnership and development of a new treatment for sleeping sickness in Central Africa, and at the same time offers a moving human story that shows the ravages caused by sleeping sickness, how fexinidazole will change things for treatment of the disease now and control/elimination of the disease in future.

While there is a need to avoid excessive reliance on talking heads, the human side of both parts of this story should shine – the researchers and scientists working together for the drug’s development, and the health workers and patients working and living in the world’s most remote areas of the Congo.

Previous DNDi films have been made around these same angles but this film must have a distinct visual identity and brand that can serve as inspiration for a “mini-campaign” for social media, where DNDi and partners can take short clips/images of the video and share them.

4. Budget 

Please provide a budget estimate with cost breakdowns and maximum details.

5. Eligible criteria: 

• Experience in creative video development, production and post-production on social/development/scientific issues, including animated infographics, aimed at international general audience;
• Understanding the purpose and the scope of this video project
• Must have experience in producing videos of similar nature for international clients (must submit at least 2 similar sample work as a proof)
• Original and creative approach
• Demonstration of cost effective approaches to video production
• Demonstrated ability to coordinate resources, equipment and required staffing for video production and post-production
• Demonstrated experience producing videos for non-profit organizations
• Availability to travel to Africa and Europe in May/June 2018

6. Timelines 

• Milestone 1: Completion of briefings and production of initial outlines – May 15th, 2018
• Milestone 2: Production of storyboards – June 15th, 2018
• Milestone 3: DRC filming trip to be scheduled. 1st version of the film – July 13th, 2018
• Milestone 4: Final version of the film – July 25th, 2018

7. Proposal requirements 

The proposal should include:

• A cover letter that explains how the video producer can meet DNDi’s needs, citing experience, skills, capacity and motivation; and an indication of availability for a visio call or a meeting in Geneva the week of April 9th, 2018 if shortlisted.
• Any short creative proposals would be welcome based on the brief above.
• Samples of video productions

8. Proposal evaluation 

A selection will be made by the DNDi project team based on the proposal’s:

• Responsiveness to the scope of work as outlined, and DNDi’s needs
• Demonstrated experience and expertise in similar projects
• Bios, qualifications of personnel assigned
• Sample of video productions
• Cost effectiveness

9. Proposal submission 

• Send questions if any to by Friday March 23rd, 2018
• Answers to questions related to the RFP will be answered in a document shared with all the bidders by Wednesday March 28th, 2018
• Send your full dossier containing all proposal requirements in pdf by Wednesday April 4th 2018. Proposals should be sent to:
• Award project: Week of April 16th 2018 

For a full description of the RFP>>

By | March 21st, 2018|Careers|0 Comments

Website re-development consulting project – Defeat-NCD Partnership, Geneva

Request for Proposals (RFP): Re-development of Website


The Defeat-NCD Partnership invites web designers or design agencies to re-develop, design and host the Partnership’s website, which can currently be found at

This RFP provides potential bidders with an overview of requirements they are expected to deliver on and criteria against which their proposals will be assessed. Vendors are expected to complete the task according to the set timeline and within the cost that is agreed. It is understood that details may be subject to change upon vendor recommendation and / or research of more optimal solutions. In your proposal, please feel free to make such suggestions.

The vendor team is expected to include fluent English language skills and good availability to interact with the Defeat-NCD Partnership manager for this project as it proceeds.

Project Overview

The Defeat-NCD Partnership has a website that needs to be re-designed and restructured, in terms of text, pictures, layout and navigational structure. The deadline for this project is 5 April 2018.

  • The re-developed website is expected to fulfill the subsequent functions:
  • Ensure information is provided in an accessible and user-friendly manner;
  • Streamline user experience;
  • Showcase and promote the organization’s work, communications and social media activity;
  • Demonstrate the organization’s expertise in key focus areas;
  • Encourage increased traffic to the website; and
  • Increase search engine ranking.


The Defeat-NCD Partnership is addressing one of the most significant global health problems of this age: premature death, sickness, and disability from selected non-communicable diseases, primarily diabetes and hypertension. It aims to reduce the burden on resource poor countries through increased access to a range of interconnected essential services and resources with a focus on treatment.

The focus on diabetes and hypertension is justified by their huge public health significance. On their own, and especially in combination, these cause by far the most global NCD deaths – some 1.6 million deaths yearly are attributed to diabetes, and 5.7 million are attributed to hypertension (out of some 17.7 million from cardiovascular conditions more broadly).

The Partnership is focusing initially on diabetes and hypertension, and expanding to other NCDs when feasible and working with governments, multilateral agencies, civil society, philanthropic foundations, and the private sector.

The Partnership works by mobilising global knowledge, tools, capacities, and finances to benefit resource-poor countries according to their specific needs and defined NCD action plans. This includes the populations of humanitarian concern that are hosted by them. The priority focus is on the 49 least developed and low-income countries with technical capacity building support also available to a further 43 lower middle-income countries.

The Defeat-NCD Partnership prioritises countries according to their development and income status. Top priority is being given to the least developed countries, as defined by the United Nations, and lowincome countries, as defined by the World Bank. The selected vendor will be given more detailed information to enable them to better understand the work of the Defeat-NCD Partnership.

Project Goals

All proposals submitted as part of this RFP need to reflect the following requirements:

  • Overview of website architecture outlining suggested website sections and subsections.
  • Ensure the online content is accessible on all platforms offering a user experience reflecting up-to-date industry standards (PC, tablet, smart phone, etc.).
  • Website content, such as news, statements, programme descriptions and blog updates need to be easy to update and edit preferably through an Open Source Software.
  • As part of the contract, website support, and one set of changes based on user analytics will be required. As will a solution for the maintenance of the website after its launch.
  • Google Analytics need to be integrated.
  • A training session to staff about how to use the website and the content management system will need to be included in the proposal.
  • Content Management
  • The website needs to be able to contain new text, audio and video content in the most common formats.
  • The website must be responsive for use on mobile device platforms.
  • The website needs to integrate and interact with the most common social media applications
  • such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc. Content needs to be made available throughout all of these channels.
  • Though text and website architecture has been included in this RFP, high quality images that reflect the text on every page will need to be included.
  • A proper hosting solution will need to be found, with VPS hosting options preferable. Please
  • provide information about minimum guaranteed uptime and response times of the hosting server in the proposal.
  • All rights of the content and the creation of the site must belong to The Defeat-NCD Partnership.
  • Expansion capability with additional sub-pages as content expands is expected.

Proposed Sitemap


Scope of Work

  • Project management
  • Illustration
  • Information design – wireframes
  • Visual design – source and edit high quality images
  • Search engine optimization
  • Front-end coding (HTML/CSS, animations)
  • Back-end coding (CMS, 3rd party APIs)
  • Web hosting
  • Mobile device optimization
  • Testing & quality assurance
  • Software training
  • Analytics software – Google analytics
  • Ongoing Support

Project Timeline

The deadline is April 5, 2018, with earlier completion welcome. The selected vendor will be expected to start work immediately, on notification of acceptance of the proposal.

RFP Submissions

  • The following submission requirements should be reflected in the proposals:
  • Information about the company and overview of previous client activities. Please include examples of similar projects.
  • Presentation of individuals to perform the work with a short summary of qualifications and previous experience.
  • Schedule for the delivery of the suggested accomplishments according to phases.
  • Budget overview for the required tasks including maintenance costs, training and future upgrades.
  • Details of proposed hosting server and location.


  • The deadline for submitting the RFP proposals is March 10, 2018.
  • Proposals need to be submitted electronically to Aliyah Esmail ( and Melanie Gerster (
  • The email subject must include “The Defeat-NCD Partnership RFP Website Development”. A confirmation of receipt will be sent to the bidders.

Selection process

  • The Defeat-NCD Partnership will contact relevant candidates and negotiations will start immediately.
  • All other candidates will be informed about the selection outcome after the submission deadline.
By | March 5th, 2018|Careers|0 Comments

 Communications & Media Coordinator (Maternity cover) – Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) Geneva

The Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is the global leader in the provision of data, information and analysis on internal displacement. IDMC is recruiting for an 80% maternity cover post, starting in April 2018, under the guidance of the Head of our Communications Department.

1. Role and responsibilities
The Communications & Media Coordinator will be responsible for managing all media relations, content development, social media and corporate communications for IDMC and including the communications pack for the 2018 Global Report on Internal Displacement, as well as producing communications materials for online and traditional usage.

Overall responsibilities 

1. Develop annual media relations strategy to ensure IDMC’s work and opinions are regularly featured in international, regional and national media outlets
2. Implement media strategy including media briefings, relationship development with journalists, missions for director, identifying opportunities for opinion pieces and articles throughout the year, drafting content in consultation with other departments
3. Manage pool of expertise writers and commission work as required
4. Develop and implement the communications plan for the Global Report on Internal Displacement
5. Develop and manage a social media strategy using innovation and advertising
6. Contribute to and help to implement IDMC’s communication and website strategies
7. Draft materials for the media, website and social media (including speeches, articles, talking points, and drafting/editing blog posts) for a variety of audiences
8. Work with Policy & research department to develop range of position statements which will be updated accordingly
9. Work with Data & Analysis department to develop articles describing projects under development and their potential
10. Work with Publications Coordinator to develop infographics and assets to illustrate the key figures produced by IDMC
11. Work with the Website Coordinator to ensure content is provided in a timely way in consultation with website page authors
12. Develop corporate materials (brochures, newsletters, quarterly updates)
13. Work with Business Development Manager to develop Appeal and Annual Report publications
14. Provide communications support to promote IDMC products via the media, website and social media
15. Carry out media briefings to coincide with key report launches or key events

Critical interfaces

  • Policy and Research: Ongoing engagement with researchers/writers in the policy and research department to ensure that materials are developed in line with policy and research objectives
  • Engagement with NRC communications to share messaging, develop launch strategies for global reports and other key reports to ensure communications strategies are in line with social media and digital strategies
  • Publications Coordinator: Ensure coordinated approach to forward planning and the editorial calendar
  • Website Coordinator: Ensure content and technical developments for the website at aligned
  • Head of Communications: Assist with development of strategic plans and deputise as required.

2. Competencies 

  • University degree or the equivalent professional qualification in relevant subject
    Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in communications for an international organisation
  • Proven track record in delivering accurate and impactful editorial copy
  • Proven ability to analyse complex information from different sources and synthesise this information into concise, jargon-free press releases, articles, blogs, speeches and talking points
  • Professional experience of managing web and digital media platforms, including demonstrable experience in audience growth and engagement on social media
  • Proven ability to write for digital audiences in a way that is both accurate and engaging

Context/Specific skills, knowledge and experience: 

  • Previous working experience within the humanitarian sector preferred
  • Experience of working sensitively and responsibly on complex issues
  • Excellent verbal communications skills, and an ability to operate at all levels within the NRC and IDMC organisation(s)

Behavioural competencies 

  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Creativity and ability to ‘think outside the box’
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Working with people

3. Applications 

Deadline for applications is 16 March 2018.

Please note that for reasons related to the procedure for work permits in Switzerland, only candidates with an EU or EFTA nationality can be considered for this role. Please send your application by email to and please put your name in the subject title.

Make sure your application contains the following documents:

  • cv,
  • cover letter,
  • copy of your EU/EFTA passport
  • writing sample

Only complete application files will be considered.

For further information and full description>>

By | February 28th, 2018|Careers|0 Comments

Database and Web Management Expert – DCAF Geneva

The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) is an international organisation that helps its 63 partners achieve good governance of the security and justice sector. The organisation works with governments, parliaments, security and justice providers, international organisations, civil society and media to assist the development of transparent and accountable governance of the security sector. The Middle East and North Africa Division is seeking a highly motivated and creative person for the position of Project Officer – Database and web management Expert (100%)  at its headquarters in Geneva:

Your mission
You will be responsible for the editing, maintenance and overall management of legal databases, websites and social media activities of the MENA Division, while contributing to the development and improvement of communication strategies, tools and practices.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Edit the content, maintain and manage online databases, especially DCAF’s legal databases for the security sector in MENA countries
  • Monitor and manage the content, performance and quality of the MENA Division websites
  • Manage, develop and improve the Division’s social media activities and products
  • Contribute to the design, development and consolidation of efficient communication strategies, including channels, tools and practices to support MENA operations
  • Develop innovative digital products to support MENA operations
  • Liaise with country offices in MENA countries and ensure the harmonization of their on-line products and activities
  • Plan, organise and coordinate the work of staff and external experts
  • Liaise with technical service providers

Your profile

  • Master’s degree in law, political science, communication, business or another relevant area
  • A minimum of 3 years’ work experience in a similar position
  • A proven understanding of legal terminology, and experience in managing databases, preferably legal ones
  • A solid grasp of emerging technologies, including online projects, databases and social media
  • Knowledge of the political, security and social environment in the MENA region would be an asset
  • Excellent command of English and good knowledge of French. Knowledge of Arabic is an asset
  • Excellent writing skills in English and/or French

To apply

Please send your dossier with the reference «PODWM 2018» to by 11 February 2018:

  • a one-page cover letter in English describing your story and what you would bring us
  • a CV (maximum length 2 pages)
  • the completed DCAF Application Form

For further information>>


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

Global Social Media Manager – Nestlé Vevey

As a Global Social Media Manager, you will lead the definition and operationalization of all social media activities across Nestlé. In tight partnership with Digital Media and Content teams, your mission will be to define the right framework for Nestlé brands and corporation to listen, engage and publish on Social Media platforms. You will ensure that Social Media activities are embedded into Nestlé brand building and eBusiness operations, specifically to content and consumer service. The person in charge will deliver guidance, framework and lead roll-out of Nestlé best practices and solutions in order to deliver maximum brand and business results across major and emerging social media platforms. You will work closely with Digital Innovation to pilot new formats, ways of engaging and advance Nestlé listening capabilities to stay ahead of consumer trends and expectations. Finally, you will be responsible in delivering the framework and report on social media performance to Nestlé company and brands, working with internal and external partners.
Key responsibilities

  • Leading of the definition of listening framework and operations across major and emerging social media platforms
    Close collaboration with Digital Innovation and platform partners
  • Close contact with Nestlé markets, manage with Digital Services Unit the improvement of listening solutions to ensure best in class operations, integrated to the overall eBusiness ecosystem
  • Ensuring delivery best in class listening service to markets
  • Integration within Nestlé measurement framework, define and implement the scope of social analytics, to service all functions at Nestlé
  • Definition and delivery of the framework and practices to engage with our consumers, in very close partnership with content and consumer service teams
  • Definition and implementation the right operating model for Nestlé to be the most reactive and efficient on social platforms, integrated with brand strategies
  • In collaboration with the consumer service team and corporate communication, ensuring the best in class service on social channels, inclusive of crisis management
  • Close collaboration with the content team, development and roll-out of integrated framework to publish brand content on social platforms
  • Partner with Nestlé markets and agency partners to implement the right operating model that delivers the best efficiencies and maximum brand results
Education and experience
  • At least 5 years of experience and high expertise on managing complex social media environment for a large company, operating at global level
  • Strong knowledge of the media and digital space, with a focus on consumer engagement and new consumer expectations
  • Strong focus and experience in working with consumer service teams, with proven successes on delivering high service level on social channels
  • Fluent in English
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By | February 1st, 2018|Careers|0 Comments

Communications Officer — ICMC — Geneva

The International Catholic Migration Commission is hiring a Communications Officer. This is an entry-level, full-time position based in Geneva (please refer to the vacancy notice (pdf) for more details). ICMC protects and serves uprooted people, including migrants, refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced people and victims of human trafficking — regardless of faith, race, ethnicity or nationality.

Deadline for applications: 4 February 2018. Applications will be considered as they arrive.

Further information  (pdf)>>

By | January 15th, 2018|Careers|0 Comments

Senior Strategic Communications Specialist – World YWCA – Geneva

The World YWCA has an ambitious goal: to reach 100 million young women and girls and transform power structures to end gender inequality by 2035. As Strategic Communications Specialist, you will articulate the brand and voice of the global movement. Your ability to create compelling communications will engage donors, partners and members, and help the global YWCA movement grow.
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Closing date: 1 February 2018
Starting date: Negotiable
Type of contract: Permanent
Reference: YWCA-SCS
Website Link client:

About The World YWCA
Established in 1855, the World YWCA is the world’s oldest women’s movement. With member associations in 109 countries, it works to fulfil human rights and make gender equality a reality. The World YWCA is a learning organization in which there is recognized mentorship across generations. Sixty percent of the members of the World Board are aged 30 and under.

The World YWCA mobilizes and connects millions of young women around transformational change, and provides leadership opportunities. It also actively works to influence policies, regulations and social and community norms which prevent the realisation of rights and leadership potential of women. It does this by creating opportunities for young women advocates at global and regional policy-setting platforms such as the African Union, the Commission on the Status of Women and the Human Rights Council.
Through its member associations around the world, the World YWCA strives to provide safe, inclusive, non-judgmental and confidential spaces for women and girls to discuss issues such as Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, HIV, and violence.
The World YWCA has three strategic priorities:
1.Strengthening young women’s and girls’ transformative leadership
2.Realising human rights, in particular sexual and reproductive health and rights
3.Growing a social movement for transformational change

About the Role
The Senior Strategic Communications Specialist will play a vital role in articulating the voice of the World YWCA. She will work to strengthen the brand and translate the global strategy so that it is compelling and easy to understand for donors, members, and the global women’s rights community. She will work closely with the Lead for Partnerships and Resource Mobilization and be expected to work transversally across the office to develop communications. She will also work with the Young Women’s Engagement Team, creating compelling content that engages women in the global movement.

Duties and Responsibilities
This position will report to the Deputy General Secretary and will be responsible for the following:
• Develops and drives an integrated global communications strategy, working with the leadership team of the organization.
• Develops strategies and materials for donor and partner communications, including campaigns and donor and resource mobilisation support materials including digital materials and messages to donors and potential funders.
• Develops the overarching story for the World YWCA and creates compelling content across all communications channels.
• Oversees the development and content of the website.
• Leads brand-strengthening and develops and manages the branding and communication guidelines for the World YWCA.
• Manages and develops content for internal communications for movement building (e.g. quarterly communication to the member associations, the board, and communication to the movement).
• Revitalises, rebrands and manages digital newsletters for the movement and subscribers.
• Works with the Young Women’s Engagement Team on communications for key advocacy events, including the “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence”, and the “International Day of the Girl Child”, among others.
• Develops talking points, scripts and other communications material, such as presentations, and blogs/op-eds for the General Secretary.
• Establishes and strengthens media relationships and creates powerful and impactful stories and content for media.
• Collaborates with external vendors such as graphic designers, photographers, and translators as needed.
• Develops and implements a plan to measure and evaluate the effectiveness of our overall communications, including social media statistics.

Skills and Experience
• Minimum of 5 years of experience in communications.
• Strong writing and communication skills, with the ability to create powerful content for all channels.
• Strong strategic and conceptual thinker.
• Skilled coordinator and project manager.
• Follows trends in social media and online campaigning.
• Able to quickly build relationships and collaborate with diverse partners internally and externally.
• Understands political and organizational dynamics.
• Previous experience working in a multicultural context.
• Experience with social media platforms, SEO and content management systems.
• English native speaker (or equivalent) with other languages, especially French and Spanish, desirable.
• Photography skills and experience using Adobe graphic and video suite a definite plus.
• Young women under 30 and candidates from the global South are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply
Applications must be addressed to Mission Talent via email to stating YWCA-SSC/+your surname in the subject line.
To apply for this role, attach your CV (in English) and a motivation letter (two pages maximum) that summarises: 1) how your profile aligns with the key requirements of this role, and; 2) your vision for a World YWCA communication strategy. Kindly send these to us as .docx files only. After submitting your application, you will receive an automatic confirmation. If you do not receive this (check your spam folder as well), please contact Mission Talent via

By | December 20th, 2017|Careers|0 Comments