Risk Communication and Community Engagement Accountability (CEA) Delegate – COVID19 – International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, IFRC Geneva

Job Purpose
Joining the COVID-19 response, the Risk Communication and CEA delegate will support the IFRC Regional and National Society operations teams to enhance the impact, reach and efficiency of emergency response operations through the integration and coordination of risk communication & CEA activities and approaches in strong collaboration with the health team, IM, and under the guidance of CEA regional coordinator. This includes participatory approaches, feedback systems, risk communication and evidence-based advocacy.

The focus of the delegate will be to ensure the inclusion of community participation and feedback in all phases of the operation through mainstreaming different risk communication techniques and activities across sectors.

The Risk Communication Delegate will have a specific focus on setting up community feedback systems, ensuring community feedback and complaints are collected, analysed and acted upon by the sectors. The role will also be expected to work closely with PMER and IM counterparts to ensure all information and feedback from communities is effectively visualised, profiled within the operation, and used to inform strategic decision-making.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensures that the COVID-19 preparedness and response operation is implemented in accordance with the Movement-wide commitments and minimum actions for CEA, and relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Works closely with technical colleagues across the operation to lead inthe rolling out and ensuringuse of the most relevant social sciences research, impact surveys and perception data(including social-cultural data, sources of vulnerabilities, community structures and power dynamics) to support the design of comprehensive and evidence-based community engagement strategiesin relevant geographically assigned region.
  • Supports the development/adaptation and rolling out of risk communications and CEAtools, methodologies, trainings and activitiesas a core component of epidemic preparedness and response trainings and approaches lead by health experts.
  • Supports national societies and IFRCteams in defining the plan and strategy to mainstream risk communication and community engagement effectively into covid19 preparedness and response plans and ensure strengthened engagement of and accountability to people and communities in all we do.
  • Leads and coordinate the setting up/strengthening of appropriate feedback systemsin line with established feedback standards in priority countries and rolling out of research to gain a deeper understanding of the community perceptions, beliefs, rumours and complains.
  • Ensures feedback, community perceptions and insights are regularly analysed and sharedwith key operation teams and decision makers to inform action.
  • Work with operation teams to ensure the most vulnerable groupshave equal access to communication channels and feedback mechanisms and participate in decision making processes. designs and facilitates the training of staff and volunteers in collaboration with the health team on essential risk communication and cea aspects, such as the code of conduct, good communication skills, dealing with complaints and sensitive feedback and ensuring that feedback is acted upon.
  • Guides coordination effortsacross the region and supports inter-agency coordination with a wide range of partners and stakeholders to ensure synergy, integration, coherence, and harmonization of community engagement actions, including the rolling out of technological solutions and innovative approaches.
  • Engages in dialogue with key stakeholders’ leadershipto ensure community engagement issues and insights drive the health response.
    Identifies partnership opportunities with key local and international partners.
  • Supports evidence-based learningby assessing and monitoring levels of community engagement through supporting research, impact surveys, perception studies and case studies.


  • An advanced university degree in a relevant area such as social sciences/behavioural/communication sciences or equivalent experience.
  • Basic delegate training course, IMPACT or equivalent knowledge.


  • 5 years of risk communication, social and behaviour change, CEA experience, including 2 years of experience in the Global South on epidemics preparedness and response settings.
  • Experience in a coordination role, including with multi-sectoral stakeholders
  • Experience in leading community engagement approaches and capacity building efforts of local organizations.
  • Experience in planning targeted and appropriate behaviour change approaches.
  • Experience of designing and implementing assessments, community consultations, research activities.
  • Experience in an international organization or NGO.
  • Experience in leading teams and managing people.
  • Experience within the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

Knowledge, Skills and Language

  • Good understanding of current developments in the field of communication with communities, behavioural and social sciences, community engagement processes, strategic communication, research approaches.
  • Excellent analytical skills and knowledge of quantitative, qualitative and participatory research methodologies and analysis.
  • Excellent project management skills, able to work under pressure and manage multiple projects simultaneously, to a high standard and to deadline.
  • Advanced coordination and negotiation skills, with the capacity to build partnerships with internal and external organisations.
  • Advanced planning skills, with the ability to capture learning and use it to make improvements in operations and NS/IFRC ways of working for the integration of CEA approaches and activities.

Facilitations and training skills.

  • Good understanding of CEA issues in emergencies contexts.
  • Sensitivity to challenging political contexts and understanding of risk management processes.
  • Able to capture learning and use it to make improvements in programming and operations.
  • Good knowledge of gender and diversity issues in humanitarian programming.


  • Fluently spoken and written English Preferred
  • Good command of another IFRC official language (French, Spanish or Arabic)

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By | April 1st, 2020|Careers|0 Comments

Senior Communications Adviser – Crisis Communications, UNHCR Geneva

The Senior Communication Adviser – Crisis Communications works under the direct supervision of the Chief of Section (News&Media). S/he leads and implements UNHCR‘s communication strategy/ies in the Area of Responsibility (AoR) aimed at building awareness of, empathy with, and concrete support for refugees and other persons of concern while positioning UNHCR as an effective, impactful Organization S/he works closely with staff of the Division of External Relations (DER) Global Communications Service as well as with field communications staff. The incumbent will cover the full spectrum of managerial oversight, manage performance and monitor the adherence of Country Operations to UNHCR¿s rules and regulations, monitoring, identifying and addressing any emerging issues and risks as appropriate. The incumbent also promotes a culture that is results-oriented, efficient and based on trust and pursues measures to ensure that inclusion, gender balance and diversity are taken into due consideration in staffing, resource allocation and representation at all levels throughout the AoR.

As a key custodian of the organization¿s standards of conduct, s/he will proactively establish a working environment where all personnel feel safe, heard, equipped and empowered to speak up; demonstrate no tolerance for sexism, gender inequality, discrimination of any kind, abuse of power, harassment or sexual harassment; foster ongoing dialogue on those matters; take seriously all issues of inappropriate behaviour and actions reported, whether formally or informally; and seek guidance and support as necessary to ensure that appropriate follow-up is taken, working on the basis of zero tolerance for any form of misconduct.

All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR‘s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.

– Leads UNHCR’s work on Crisis Communications, managing teams, developing and implementing strategies, and making recommendations on management of matters of reputational risk that might otherwise impact on UNHCR’s standing and its ability to help the world¿s forcibly displaced and stateless.
– Ensures the gathering and packaging of expert knowledge, data, analysis and information on developments which can be disseminated to key external audiences in order to position UNHCR as leading the narrative, building compassion and driving action for the people we serve.
– Serve as adviser to the Head of Service and other senior managers on crisis communications and on managing crises that carry reputational risks both regionally and globally, as well as in coordination with Representatives.
– Lead the development of crisis communications strategies and work-plans, working in association with communications staff at headquarters, regional and country level.
– Ensure systems/working arrangements for efficient and timely responses to crisis communications matters, working closely with the Head of News and the Head of Social media.
– Elevate UNHCR’s media and public profile to meet UNHCR’s own funding and positioning needs, and to underpin UNHCR’s global authority and leadership on displacement and statelessness matters.
– Draft messages, texts and other materials for use in external communications.
– Maintain alertness to risk factors that may require crisis communications responses and ensure that coordinated preparations are in place for handling of these.
– Working with the designated regional focal points in the GCS News & Media team strive to maintain UNHCR’s leading share of voice on asylum, displacement, and statelessness matters in the international media.
– Where relevant, in close alignment with GCS News and Media Team, serve as a Spokesperson, handling media outreach and response as well as social media communications
– Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications
Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level
For P5 – 12 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 11 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 10 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree
Field(s) of Education
International Relations; Journalism; Public Administration; Refugee Studies; Communications,  Human Rights or a related field

Relevant Job Experience
Experience of working in media relations in a high-profile, high visibility organization or office.
Experience of working in media, journalism, or communications at advanced level. Professional expertise in writing, editing and sub-editing.
Experience of creating and implementing communications strategies.
Experience of working in crisis communications at advanced level, including leading responses, speaking to media, and overseeing teams.

Political communications experience. Language skills relevant to the region. Experience of having worked in a human rights context. Experience of having worked in UN field operations.

Functional Skills
CO-Journalism (incl. print, broadcast, photography, video, layout & graphics)
CO-Media relations
CO-Preparation of key messages/talking points/speeches
CO-Strategic Communication
MS-Drafting, Documentation, Data Presentation

Language Requirements
For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Please note that UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, travelling, processing, training or any other fees).


Interested candidates are requested to submit an online application on the UNHCR Career Page at https://www.unhcr.org/careers.html by clicking on the “Vacancies” tab.

Closing Date

Please note that the closing date for vacancies in the March 2020Compendium is Thursday 16 April 2020 (midnight Geneva time).

By | April 1st, 2020|Careers|0 Comments

Project Communications Officer – NORRAG, Geneva (80%)

Project Communications Officer – NORRAG, Geneva (80%) – for its associated programme Network for International Policies and Cooperation in Education and Training (NORRAG)

PERIOD OF CONTRACT: until 31 December 2020, renewable for four years maximum
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 14 April 2020, but will possibly be extended until a suitable applicant is identified

NORRAG’s core mandate is to produce, disseminate and broker knowledge for, and with experts from the Global South. By doing so, NORRAG contributes to creating the conditions for more participatory, better informed, and evidence-based policy decisions that improve quality and equal access to education in developing countries and in fragile and conflict-affected countries.

Mission and activities

The Knowledge and Information Exchange on Education (KIX) project aims at strengthening education systems in 21 countries, mostly in Asia. It includes the use of communication technologies to reach out to, communicate with, and promote knowledge produced in the 21 countries of the hub and in other regional hubs of KIX. The project communications officer, in collaboration with the project director, manager, and NORRAG’s communications officer, will be responsible for developing and implementing the project’s communications strategy. The successful candidate will also lend their support to organize regional conferences and any other communications-related activities. The position is located in Geneva and may involve some travel.


Candidate’s profile

-At least four years of relevant professional experience in communication, knowledge management, knowledge mobilization and dissemination, content management, content strategies and planning with a preference on international cooperation;
-Successful development and implementation of communication strategies;
-Ability to produce videos and podcasts (live and recorded, livestreaming of events on social media, running webinars; use of video platforms such as Vimeo), to use mass-mailing software, to create newsletter templates using web-based tools (Campaign Monitor, Mailchimp etc).
-Strong drafting and editing skills on a variety of digital format including text (blog posts, articles) and multi-media (Video, audio Podcasts), creation of scripts, podcasts and social media materials;
-Knowledge and/or interest in education and development policy issues and topics related to applied education policy analysis;
-Prior experience with, or preferably ability to use a series of multi-media creative tools such from Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere); and implementing effective web content management using Content Management Systems such as Drupal, WordPress, familiar with SEO and optimization of content for maximum impact;
-Language: English; excellent English writing skills are indispensable;
-M.A. in communication, educational sciences studies or English language/literature;
-The work is located in Geneva, the salary is commensurable with the mid-level position and includes attractive social benefits.

The successful candidate will be recruited in line with Swiss employment/immigration policies.

For more information, please contact Martin Damary (martin.damary@graduateinstitute.ch)

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, marital status, disability status, race, national origin, color, gender, sexual orientation or religion.

For more information, candidates are encouraged to consult the Institute’s website: www.graduateinstitute.ch

Please note that offers received by post won’t be considered.

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

Communication Officer – Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance

DCAF – Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance is dedicated to improving the security of states and their people within a framework of democratic governance, the rule of law, and respect for human rights. DCAF contributes to making peace and development more sustainable by assisting partner states and international actors supporting these states, to improve the governance of their security sector through inclusive and participatory reforms. It creates innovative knowledge products, promotes norms and good practices, provides legal and policy advice and supports capacity‐building of both state and non‐state security sector stakeholders.

DCAF’s Foundation Council comprises 63 member states, the Canton of Geneva and six permanent observers. Active in over 70 countries since its inception in 2000, DCAF is internationally recognized as one of the world’s leading centres of excellence for security sector governance (SSG) and security sector reform (SSR). DCAF is guided by the operational principles of neutrality, impartiality, local ownership, inclusive participation, and gender equality. DCAF embraces and promotes values of accountability, excellence, inclusivity, integrity and respect. For more information please visit www.dcaf.ch

Our Communications Department is looking for a resourceful and proactive storyteller with plenty of ideas and inspiration to be our next:

Communications Officer (100 %)

Location: Geneva

Starting date: April 2020 upon mutual agreement

Duration: Permanent

The role

Reporting to the Communications Manager, the Communications Officer’s main responsibility will be to guard and enhance the reputation of DCAF and tell the story of our work and successes, and that of our partners. The Communication Officer will do this through:

Enhancing DCAF’s online presence through planning, creating, and curating high-quality, high-impact content tailored to DCAF’s channels and audiences;

Story gathering across DCAF’s departments, field offices, projects and activities and producing a variety of materials such as social media posts, photo essays, blogs, videos, articles, reports, etc;

Day-to-day management of the DCAF website, keeping the content up-to-date, on brand, representative of the variety of DCAF’s projects, activities and thematic areas;

Take a leading editorial and logistical role in the production of a variety of advocacy and outreach materials, including our Annual Report and Performance Report;

Support the organization and execution of DCAF events for stakeholders, partners, donors and the general public.

Contribute to the day-to-day implementation of DCAF’s communications strategy and provide cross-department support on activities such as events, launches, production of social media strategies, advocacy materials, reports and knowledge products.


Studies related to communications, journalism, digital marketing, or related fields
Three to five years of experience in storytelling, including crafting tailored content for websites, blogs, reports, social media, and other communication channels for diverse audiences ranging from decision makers to the general public
Proven experience working on social media and content management platforms such as Drupal.
Demonstrated passion for, and experience in, communicating complex and technical issues to a non-expert audience.
Ability to work independently and under pressure juggling multiple tasks. Excellent organisational skills and a high level of attention to detail essential.
Good eye for design and branding
Good understanding of communications principles, including knowledge about digital communications, current social media trends and tactics, and search engine optimization
A proactive approach to work and a problem-solving attitude.
Genuine interest in security and justice sector reform and governance a plus
Excellent working knowledge of French and English
Swiss or EU citizenship or a valid work permit for Switzerland at the time of application is a pre-requisite
We offer:

a rewarding, dynamic and challenging work experience with a large scope for creativity and initiative
the chance to be part of a multicultural team of supportive, hardworking and values-driven people
the chance to contribute to improving security of states and their people within a framework of democratic governance, the rule of law, and respect for human rights

If you think you are a good match for DCAF and the position advertised, please send your application to resources.recruitment@dcaf.ch by March 25, 2020 with the subject heading Communications Officer enclosing:

a one-page motivational statement in English describing your relevant experience and what you can bring to DCAF
a concise CV (maximum two pages)
DCAF is committed to equality of opportunity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of sex, age, disability, gender identity, religion, or ethnicity.

Individuals who seek to serve with DCAF in any individual capacity will be required, if short-listed, to complete a self-attestation stating that they have not committed, been convicted of, nor prosecuted for, any criminal offence and have not been involved, by act or omission, in the commission of any violation of international human rights law or international humanitarian law.

By | March 13th, 2020|Careers|0 Comments

Copyeditor/Proofreader – DNDi, Geneva

Location: Anywhere

Established in 2003, 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 populations (www.dndi.org), working with and enhancing existing research capacity in endemic countries, and advocating for public leadership and public-interest driven R&D to help end the neglect. After 15 years of sustained growth, DNDi has built a team of approximately 200 full-time employees working across nine offices (Geneva, Rio de Janeiro, Kinshasa, Nairobi, New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, New York, Tokyo, and Cape Town).

DNDi is seeking copyeditors/proofreaders for our roster, to be called on when we are short-handed internally. Documents to be copyedited and/or proofread may be written for general audiences, such as annual reports, factsheets, press releases, and organizational plans or they may be for a biomedical audience, such as scientific manuscripts and meeting reports.

Competencies & attributes

  • At least five years’ experience in copyediting documents written by multiple authors and/or authors whose first language is not English, ideally in the realm of global health and development
  • Eagle-eyed proofreading skills
  • High-level English, demonstrated by relevant education and/or copyediting certification
  • Experience in copyediting and proofreading documents pertaining to global health and development, health commodity research and development, the biomedical sector generally, and organizational strategy an asset
  • Deadline sensitive

To apply

  • If you are interested in joining DNDi’s roster of copyeditors/proofreaders, please send us your CV and a cover letter summarizing relevant experience; specifying whether you copyedit/proofread biomedical text, general audience text, or both; and indicating your billing structure and rates. Submit your letter and CV to vdallenbach@dndi.org.
  • Shortlisted candidates will receive a short copyediting and proofreading test. Please note that being added to our roster of copyeditors/proofreaders is no guarantee of work.
  • Selected candidates will need to be able to show registration of self-employment or consultant status in their country of residence

Read more about DNDi at www.dndi.org or visit DNDi job opportunities.

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

Graphic Design Consultant – DNDi, Geneva

Location: anywhere

Established in 2003, 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 populations (www.dndi.org), working with and enhancing existing research capacity in endemic countries, and advocating for public leadership and public-interest driven R&D to help end the neglect. After 15 years of sustained growth, DNDi has built a team of approximately 200 full-time employees working across nine offices (Geneva, Rio de Janeiro, Kinshasa, Nairobi, New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, New York, Tokyo, and Cape Town).

Purpose of the position

DNDi has recently finalized a new Microsoft Powerpoint (PPT) template for the organization and is seeking a graphic designer with expertise in PPT, a good capacity for message-linked design, and an eye for detail to:

  • Convert existing slide sets into the new PPT template and refresh content, in keeping with visual branding guidelines;
  • Create new graphics for use in slides;
  • Develop new slides on identified topics, with content input from DNDi; and
  • (Depending on the consultant’s location) lead or advise on a short tutorial for staff on best practices in using PPT and the new template.

We estimate that this project could take the equivalent of 3-5 weeks of full-time work.


Competencies & attributes

  • A university degree in design or communications, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Expertise in Microsoft PowerPoint and the Adobe suite of design software required
  • Several years of experience working on organizational slide presentations
  • Experience working on the PPT slides of organizations in the global health, development, humanitarian or non-profit sectors an asset
  • Demonstrated knowledge and practice of design principles
  • Fluency in English
  • Ability to deliver to agreed deadlines

To apply

  • If you are interested in this consultancy, please send us your CV, a cover letter summarizing your interest and relevant experience, and a link to a portfolio of relevant work samples. Submit your letter and CV to mlucas@dndi.org .
  • Selected candidates will need to be able to show registration of self-employment or consultant status in their country of residence

Read more about DNDi at www.dndi.org or visit DNDi job opportunities.

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

Senior Communications Officer – Press/Digital – DNDi, Geneva

Established in 2003, 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.

The External Affairs Department designs, implements, and evaluates policy advocacy, communications, and fundraising strategies for DNDi, and supports alignment between DNDi and GARDP in these areas. The global team has 35 members, the majority in Geneva, but also in New York, Rio de Janeiro, Nairobi, New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, and Tokyo.

The Communications team ensures wide, timely, and strategic dissemination of information on DNDi and research in the field of neglected tropical diseases, HIV, and HCV. Target audiences include national and international political leaders and influencers, the scientific community, the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, donor countries and organizations, civil society organizations, and the media.

Purpose of the position

As part of the global Communications team, the objective of the Senior Communications Officer – Press/Digital position is to raise the profile of the organization and its messages and achievements, and increase awareness of neglected diseases and the needs of people living with these diseases, by ensuring that DNDi’s research and messages are carried in global and regional, generalist and specialist, print and digital media, as well as television and radio.

The Senior Communications Officer will develop close working relationships with health, science, and development reporters around the world. In close collaboration with the Media Lead and regional communications staff, they will leverage this network to generate ‘evergreen’ pitching ideas and develop opportunities for additional visibility for DNDi in the media. The Senior Communications Officer is responsible for maintaining direct contact with European journalists and supports DNDi regional communications teams who manage contacts in Africa, Southeast Asia, Latin America, North America, and South Asia.

The Senior Communications Officer will also be a member of the digital communications team, shaping DNDi’s dissemination of its messages/outputs to external audiences via DNDi’s websites and social media.

Specific job responsibilities

Press Relations (estimated time allocation 60-70%)

Under the supervision of the Media Lead based in New York:

Media strategies

Support Media Lead and other relevant colleagues in the definition and implementation of an overarching media strategy for DNDi, with specific deliverables to include:

  • Co-ordinating media plans for project milestones with relevant colleagues, including by attending briefings and brainstorms to develop media angles
  • Drafting, secure validation, and lead on dissemination of press releases, messaging notes, Q&A, talking points, press packs, etc.
  • Working closely with Regional Communications Managers to ensure that regional media angles are identified and actively pursued
  • Coordinating the organization of media training needs for DNDi spokespersons
  • Coordinating “journalist workshops” training for journalists on issues of interest to DNDi (e.g. neglected diseases, paediatrics, clinical trials, etc.)
  • Participating in the identification and management of external consultants to help with specific media markets where DNDi does not have a communications presence
  • Working with Scientific Communications Lead to develop pitches and media dissemination strategies related to DNDi key scientific publications

Media liaison, press requests, and press lists

  • Manage all incoming press requests for Geneva staff in HQ:
    • Act as the global contact for all incoming press requests, assessing urgency and sensitivity of the request and determining appropriate level of DNDi response
    • Arrange the logistics of interviews, ensure spokespeople are adequately briefed and prepared, attend interviews/proof-read interviews where possible, and ensure all appropriate follow-up is done
    • Support regional offices for regional media requests where appropriate
  • Manage the media database, provide administrative support for the database to all offices, and encourage its regular use across DNDi global communications team and media consultants, including for reporting, metrics, contact acquisition and management, etc.
    • Actively manage global media database to ensure DNDi’s list of media contacts is up-to-date, segmented by disease and issue of interest, and constantly progressing with acquisition of new media targets and contacts
    • Work in close collaboration with Regional Offices to ensure regional media lists are used, up-to-date, segmented, and new contacts acquired
    • Network with editors and reporters to ensure database up-to-date
    • Administer licenses and database cleaning for database programmes and liaise with software providers
    • Identify resourcing needs for database administration. E.g., interns
  • Act as focal point for service providers of media dissemination and monitoring software, and manage media subscriptions

Specific focus on European Media markets

  • Develop and maintain relationships with editors and reporters in Europe and particularly with the global health/development press corps in Geneva/Paris/London/Brussels/Berlin/Amsterdam
  • Attend United Nations Palais briefings regularly and develop contacts with media roles in partner communications in global health organizations in Geneva (notably WHO, other PDPs, MSF, Medicines Patent Pool, etc.)

Dissemination, monitoring, and reporting

  • Manage dissemination of press releases and other press material, including by determining a dissemination plan in advance and through active pitching to reporters
  • Generate specific ad hoc coverage reports following media activities for use by the Communications team and the broader DNDi team
  • Constantly monitor DNDi coverage and other media coverage on priority disease areas to generate new potential press leads, targets, or ideas
  • Assess with Internal Communications function how to provide an internal review of “News of Interest” to all DNDi staff

Digital communications (estimated time allocation 30-40%)

Under the supervision of the Digital Lead, based in Geneva:

Writing for the web

  • In collaboration with colleagues across the Communications team, write, edit and/or proofread a wide range of outputs for digital use such as web blurbs and webpages
  • Propose and write news pieces, viewpoints, and stories for use on DNDi websites to accompany communications pushes and report on newsworthy DNDi activities
  • Collaborate with Communications team members on planning an effective editorial calendar of written content for web and social media

Social media

  • Draft tweets/other social media posts to accompany press releases, media articles that cover DNDi, the diseases and issues on which DNDi is working, and scientific articles published by DNDi co-authors
  • Propose tweets/other social media posts for the personal account of DNDi Executive Director that cover DNDi achievements, messages, and news

Additional writer/editor tasks

  • In collaboration with corporate communications, provide copy-editing and writing support on a wide range of documents and outputs as required

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

  • Languages: ideally English fluency, including superior English language writing, editing, and proofreading skills. The ideal candidate will also have fluent or highly functional French or German. Lack of English fluency could be compensated by a great eye for a story and strong storytelling experience


  • Minimum 6 years’ relevant experience in which at least 3 years at Officer level or equivalent
  • Demonstrated experience working with the press – around 4-5 years’ experience in similar role – and 4-5 years’ experience in drafting a variety of English-language content to deadline
  • Comfortable with social media particularly Twitter and/or LinkedIn
  • Experience with scientific, medical, or humanitarian/development communications a major asset
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment and matrix structure
  • Experience of working in public and private sector is highly desirable


  • Graduate or post graduate degree

Other requirements

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Suite

Other information

  • Status: full time – permanent role

To apply

  • Please submit your application using the online form
  • Deadline for application: accepting applications until 27 March 2020
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted 
  • Application submission for this position may close early if we have enough suitable applicants

Read more about DNDi at www.dndi.org or visit DNDi job opportunities.

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

Part-time Communications Expert – PAMAFRICA Project Consortium (led by MMV), Geneva

The PAMAFRICA Project Consortium, led by Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV), is seeking the services of a part-time communications expert to draft, institute and implement a project communications and dissemination plan.

PAMAfrica – partners and aims

With a 5-year grant from EDCTP (European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership), MMV, , a product development partnership (PDP) in the field of antimalarial drug research and development (R&D) is leading a consortium of partners from Europe and Africa on a portfolio of projects entitled PAMAfrica (Portfolio Approach to developing the next generation of Malaria treatments for Africa). The aim is to develop the next generation tools that will contribute to the fight against malaria. MMV, as the consortium coordinator based in Geneva, is working with eight partners from academia and the private sector from Europe and Africa. The PAMAfrica portfolio includes three clinical trials, as well as capacity building at African clinical sites.

To ensure maximum impact and sustainability of PAMAfrica they are seeking a communications expert to work for initially for a maximum of 20 days between 1 March 2020 and 31 May 2020, to draft and have validated a comprehensive 5-year communications and dissemination plan for the project. From 1 June 2020 onwards, we expect the communications expert to work a maximum of 5 days a month on implementation of the plan until 31 May 2021, after which there will be a reassessment of the position.

Place in the organisation

The Communications expert will report to MMV’s Senior Director Communications and work in close collaboration with the consortium grant management team, the PAMAfrica Consortium partners as well as MMV’s Advocacy and Communications teams.

Scope and duration of work

With nine partners working jointly on three clinical projects as well as capacity building, PAMAfrica’s communications needs are significant, and will be conducted in two phases. The first phase will require the drafting of a comprehensive 5-year communications plan jointly with the PAMAfrica management and consortium partners. The second phase is the implementation of the communications plan, which will commence 1 June 2020.

The Communications expert is mandated to produce a validated communications and dissemination plan by 31 May 2020. Once this first phase is complete, the expert will be expected to lead the implementation phase over the next year after which, MMV, as PAMAfrica coordinator, will assess the resources needed to continue implementation of the plan over the life of the project.

Specific tasks

• Develop a comprehensive communications and dissemination plan jointly with the PAMAfrica management and consortium partners, proportionate to the scale of the project, to help disseminate and exploit PAMAfrica’s project results, raise visibility of individual partners, the consortium itself and the donor, EDCTP, and manage all information generated by and for PAMAfrica studies.
• Ensure the plan’s implementation (including development of all necessary tools) along project milestones, identify and track advocacy and communications activities and events, lead regular progress analysis and a mid-term review of this plan to determine whether it needs to be refined or changed.
• Ensure required messaging and actions are reviewed by consortium partners, disseminate these messages at global, regional and national levels using a variety of channels in collaboration with MMV’s communications team.
• Liaise with the publications committee to ensure study results are scheduled and disseminated in accordance with the communications plan
• Shepherd all communications materials through review in collaboration with the PAMAfrica consortium partners, to ensure their timely validation and availability to partner teams.
• Contribute to knowledge management by promoting open, inclusive communication and interaction between consortium partners and the donor.
• Provide input to periodic project reports, relating to PAMAfrica’s communications, as requested by MMV’s Corporate Affairs team.

Key competencies

• Proven excellence in writing
• Excellent organizational, project management, collaboration and negotiation skills
• Excellent analytical, presentation (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work to tight deadlines and manage multiple simultaneous deliverables
• Team player with proven record of meaningful contributions to winning teams
• Sound judgment, integrity and tact in dealing with others
• Cultural sensitivity and awareness combined with proven skills in working diplomatically with in-country consortium partners in European and African countries.

Education Qualifications

• Advanced University degree, preferably in public health and/or communications, or in the Arts.


• At least 5 years in-depth experience in developing and implementing communications strategies in the area of global health, ideally in malaria
• Work experience in public health or in the pharma industry
• Sound experience in collaborating with international partners in global health
• Established experience in the development and production of communication materials.

• English: expert level
• French: good working-level proficiency an advantage.
Other Skills: Experience using project management tools, SharePoint or similar, Excel, PowerPoint.

Request for references
• Please provide the contact details of two employers/clients you have worked with in the past 2 years that we may contact for references.

• The project was launched on January 2020, and work on the communications plan needs to begin as soon as possible. Hence the deadline for applications is 17.00 CET on Monday,24 February 2020
• Interested? Please email your CV, references, a cover letter giving reasons for your interest in the position, and examples of your writing and any communications strategies you have written that you wish to share to: pamafricoms@mmv.org
Start date: As soon as possible

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By | February 18th, 2020|Careers|0 Comments

Communication Manager (6 months) – Luc Hoffmann Institute

The Luc Hoffmann Institute aims to be the world’s leading catalyst for innovation and transformative change to maintain biodiversity, the foundation of all life on Earth.

We create the conditions for new approaches to emerge, identify and mobilise the most promising innovators and ideas, and provide a flow of impactful, de-risked and exciting initiatives for investors. Our passionate and open-minded team is dedicated to driving societal change for nature and people to thrive together.

Learn more at www.luchoffmanninstitute.org, connect with us on LinkedIn, or follow us on Twitter @LucHoffmannInst.


The Role:

Reporting to the Head of Communication, the communication manager is responsible for developing and implementing effective communication around the institute programme’s 10+ projects to meet the vision, mission and objectives of the institute. The communication manager also manages communication for select special strategic initiatives.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Design, implement and monitor a cross-cutting programme communication strategy for the Luc Hoffmann Institute’s 10+ projects.
  • Lead and coordinate the development, delivery and monitoring of communication for select special strategic initiatives.
  • Serve in an advisory role to the institute team on communication and brand issues.
  • Analyse, interpret, produce and facilitate the communication of complex information to multiple audiences across a range of communication channels (both on and offline) .
  • Ensure the production of timely, relevant and quality communication products that support the institute’s vision, mission and objectives.
  • Lead the identifying and maintenance of key relationships with media institutions and expand opportunities for earned media.
  • Manage internal and external relationships.
  • Ensure that effective and strategic programme and initiative communication compliments and strongly supports institute-wide business objectives and communication goals.
  • Develop terms of reference and hire consultants as applicable. Coordinate work and manage relationships with and external consultants.
  • Provide drafting and editing support for programme and institute materials, including liaising with external contractors as necessary.
  • Manage project event marketing and communication.
  • Support the design, implementation and monitoring of institute-wide strategic communication as required.


Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies:

  • Bachelors or advanced degree,
  • Proven experience, (minimum 5 years) in strategic and hands-on communication, marketing communication, campaigning and/or media relations,
  • Experience with, knowledge of and passion for sustainability and nature conservation,
  • Positive attitude and passion for innovation/new approaches to nature conservation,
  • Strong problem-solving skills and tolerance for situations with high uncertainty,
  • Strong analytical, copywriting and editing skills,
  • Effective relationship building skills and ability to work in a collaborative environment,
  • Excellent digital media skills, including experience with engagement and measurement,
  • Ability to work well under pressure, with deadlines with tight time frames,
  • Ability to multi-task and thrive in challenging situations that require creativity, drive and commitment,
  • Energetic, proactive and capable of working independently as well as being an active member of the team,
  • Strong interpersonal skills in a multicultural environment,
  • Strong diplomatic skills with sensitivity to political and cultural issues,
  • High ethical standards of behaviour, good judgment, respect for others, and confidentiality,
  • Ability to travel as required,
  • Native English or near-native English skills.


Deadline for applications: by 23 February 2020.


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By | February 17th, 2020|Careers|0 Comments

Communications Officer (maternity replacement 7 months)-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 Officer for a period of 7 months, to cover a maternity leave. The successful candidate will support the implementation of the organisation’s communications strategy through various internal and external activities, primarily management of MMV’s external website, creation of print and digital content and responding to the communications needs of internal teams.

The Communications Officer will be responsible for the following:

Content and events

  • Produce print and digital content, including news stories, image slideshows, interviews and infographics
  • Manage MMV’s visibility at events and conferences
  • Respond to the needs of internal teams, taking on ad hoc projects and developing communications plans, as needed
  • Coordinate translation and layout of content
  • Manage media monitoring tool to gauge the impact of MMV’s communications and monitor for organisational risks
  • Train new staff on communication processes (SOPs)

Digital channels

  • Ensure MMV website content is up-to-date on an ongoing basis
  • Grow MMV web traffic using Google Ads, as well as search engine optimization and marketing
  • Create and analyse Google Analytics reports to gauge the performance of the site and feed into its continuous improvement
  • Work with web developers to ensure the web design remains fresh and continuously improve the functionality of the Content Management System (CMS) with new features
  • Lead creation and content development for new websites with web developers, as needed
  • Update social media strategy to align with organisational strategy and advise on its implementation
  • Create social media plans for events or campaigns as needed
  • Keep up-to-date on new social media tools and identify opportunities

Education and experience::

  • University degree in communications, digital marketing or related field
  • At least 4 years of work experience with digital and print and communications
  • Experience in global health/ development issues

Technical skills required:

  • Strong English writing and editing skills; able to produce clear, concise and engaging messages
  • Web editing experience and knowledge of content management systems
  • Ability to compile, consolidate and organize information
  • Comprehensive understanding of building social media communities, particularly on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn
  • Experience with social media management tools
  • Skilled at editing images and preparing graphics; good knowledge of Photoshop
  • Experience with Google AdWords an asset
  • French language skills an asset

Behavioural skills required:

  • Excellent people skills with the ability to work in a small team
  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities within specified timeframes
  • Collaborative, creative and flexible
  • Proactive, highly organized and detail-oriented self-starter
  • Strong reporting and analytical skills
  • Passionate about digital communication, with a strong desire to learn about new technologies

Start date: 1st May 2020

Interested applicants should send their CV and motivation letter by the 4th of March 2020.

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By | February 13th, 2020|Careers|0 Comments