Communications consultant needed – Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About UICC

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

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

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

Summary of the position

The Head of Marketing, Communications and Public Relations will:

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

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

Main responsibilities

Marketing, communications and public relations

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


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

Planning and budgeting

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

Organisational strategy

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


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

Skills and competencies

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


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

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Download PDF version of Job description below:

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

Sphere – Strategic Communications and Membership Director, Geneva

Sphere – Strategic Communications and Membership Director, Geneva

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

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

What is expected of you in this role?

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

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

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

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

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

· Expand Sphere’s social media presence.

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

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

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

· Promote membership and member benefits and services.

· Solicit new members and oversee renewing membership.

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

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

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

What we are looking for:

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

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

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

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

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

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

The practicalities
You will report to Sphere’s Executive Director

You will supervise the Membership Officer and the Communications Manager

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

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

You will start: ASAP


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

Application deadline: 21 June 2018.

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

Further information>>

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

Senior Account Managers and Account Directors – W2O Geneva

W2O – SAM and AD roles

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

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

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

Please send C.V. to

>>For further information

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

IATA Geneva – Intern, Digital Communications

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

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

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

Note- this is a paid internship!

Start date: July 2018

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

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

Consultancy: Rapporteur for ITC meeting – July 2018

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

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

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

By | May 22nd, 2018|Careers|0 Comments

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