New call for proposal – Central User Management System and new features for Sphere Website – see terms of reference for further details (pdf).
Deadline: 26 July 2019
New call for proposal – Central User Management System and new features for Sphere Website – see terms of reference for further details (pdf).
Deadline: 26 July 2019
The IDMC is recruiting a Strategic Communications Adviser to develop an institutional communications strategy for the organisation’s main spokespersons, and to work towards more sustained and strategic engagement with the media.
The post-holder will be responsible for strengthening the traditional and social media presence of IDMC’s senior management, in particular the Director, and for developing a coherent institutional narrative and messages in line with evolving media and political discourse on the topic of internal displacement. Working closely with the Director and Special Adviser, the post-holder will contribute to consolidating IDMC’s role and reputation as the world leader and reference on internal displacement, and to keeping the situation of IDPs high on the international agenda as well as within broader debates on displacement and migration.
The post-holder will be expected to develop and nurture strategic partnerships with journalists and media outlets with a view to ensuring that IDMC becomes the go-to source of expertise and commentary on internal displacement, including in connection with key related topics (e.g. cross border migration; conflict and security; disasters and climate change; sustainable development; disaster risk reduction; urbanisation; transitional justice), and that IDMC’s Director is recognised as a key spokesperson on this topic. The post-holder will be responsible for identifying new opportunities for promotion and commentary, including through media interviews, panel discussions, opinion pieces, etc., for supporting the Director’s public and media engagements through the writing of speeches and talking points, and for ensuring that IDMC is visible and impactful at events relating to its work and mandate.
Role and responsibilities
The Strategic Communications Adviser provides communications and media support to IDMC’s Director by:
Deadline for applications: midnight CET on Sunday 28th July 2019.
The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is the world’s authoritative source of data and analysis on internal displacement. Since their establishment in 1998 as part of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), they offer a rigorous, transparent and independent service to the international community, and inform policy and operational decisions to improve the lives of people living in, or at risk of, internal displacement.
1. Role and responsibilities
The Website Content Manager will be responsible for creating, improving and maintaining content in support of IDMC’s strategic plan and business goals. The main responsibilities also include sharing content to raise brand awareness and monitoring web traffic and metrics to identify best practices. The ideal candidate is an experienced communications professional with demonstrated skills in developing creative digital content.
The following is a brief description of the main responsibilities of this position:
Website development and improvements
a. Professional competencies
Generic professional competencies for this position:
Context related skills, knowledge and experience:
b. Behavioral competencies
How to apply:
Candidates should complete an NRC WebCruiter application including their CV and personal details.
Applications will only be accepted through the NRC recruitment platform.
Please note that for reasons related to the procedure for work permits in Switzerland, only candidates with an EU/EFTA nationality or a valid work permit for Geneva, Switzerland can be considered for this role.
Deadline for applications: 14 July 2019
Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) is a leading product development partnership (PDP) in the field of antimalarial drug research and development. Its mission is to reduce the burden of malaria in disease-endemic countries by discovering, developing and delivering new, effective and affordable antimalarial drugs.
MMV is currently seeking a Communications Coordinator for a period of 12 months. The successful candidate will be responsible for the logistical and administrative activities of MMV’s communications department and supporting the team to implement the organisation’s communications strategy. He/she will be part of a small and dynamic team working to raise the credibility and visibility of MMV through a range of online and offline channels.
The Communications Coordinator will:
Education and Experience:
Technical skills required:
Behavioural skills required:
Start date: Immediate
For more information about MMV’s activities please refer to our website www.mmv.org.
Recruitment agencies are kindly requested to refrain from submitting applications.
Internship – CERAH – Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action
Duration: Three months between June-September 2019
We are seeking a junior Graphic Design intern to join our tight knit team to support internal and external design efforts for 2019. This is a great opportunity for a nimble and conceptual-minded designer to get hands on experience within a friendly, dynamic team.
This is the right internship for you if you are comfortable working in a relaxed work environment – and if you flourish in small teams where everyone has great impact and responsibility. Beyond the basics – like being a typography and layout wizard – you’ll need to have a broad knowledge base of communications, graphic design and technology and be passionate about humanitarian, social and cultural issues.
You will be working alongside other communications professionals on a range of projects including publications, marketing materials and website/social media materials. You should be familiar with the editorial and design process. The internship has a minimum duration of 3 months between June-September. We require a part-time commitment (approx 30 hours a week) with flexible working hours.
This is a paid internship.
• Proven work experience in a design agency, at school/college/university or freelance.
• College diploma or university degree in graphic design or similar.
• Strong conceptual, organisational and problem solving skills.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to speak to the thinking behind design work.
• Adobe Creative Suite. Editorial Photography. Web Design is a plus but not mandatory!
Please send your CV and a cover letter introducing yourself and why you think this internship matches your skills to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for applications: May 31, 2019.
CERAH is the joint centre of the Graduate Institute Geneva and the University of Geneva. The centre specializes in post graduate courses in humanitarian action for professionals. To find out more visit www.cerahgeneve.ch
Communications Manager (part-time)
Part-time 40 % (2 days a week, flexible)
Based in Geneva, Switzerland
Reporting to the MEF Coordinator
Languages: Fluent French and English
Start date: 1 July 2019 (negotiable)
The Martin Ennals Foundation (MEF) enhances the visibility and protection of human rights defenders and builds awareness and recognition for their work, through visibility, publicity and support, principally by granting the annual Martin Ennals Award (MEA).
The Foundation consists of a Board made up of up to 12 members, led by a Chairperson elected by the Board. It includes a Vice-Chairperson, a Secretary and a Treasurer who together make up the governance committee that is entrusted with the routine business of the Foundation.
The MEA Coordinator is the executive arm of the Foundation. Other staff lines include (as at June 2019) a Communications Manager and a Programme Officer.
Organisational setting and reporting relationships
With an annual award as its principal activity, the MEF operations have a cyclical nature, which requires a certain flexibility in the way that the staff – all part-time – arrange their work.
The Communications Manager reports to the MEA Coordinator.
The Communications Manager is responsible for formulating, leading and enhancing the MEF communications strategy in support of the organisation’s mission. The MEF communications priorities require a focused and purposeful approach in support of the Martin Ennals Award and of the MEF itself. This should ensure the delivery of a high-profile, high-quality ceremony with measurable impact, in collaboration with MEF partners and Laureates through appropriate channels. Target audiences include Swiss and Geneva authorities and communities, relevant international organisations, human rights organisations, agencies and activists, governments and their representatives as MEF donors and as protectors of and influencers on human rights, MEF Jury members and regional panels, journalists, bloggers, academia, filmmakers and media champions.
Subject to approval of the Board and of the Coordinator, the Communications Manager will recruit and provide guidance and supervision to interns or volunteers. The Communications Manager will also assist the MEF Coordinator and Programme Officer as/when necessary.
The Communications Manager’s main tasks include:
• Being responsible for MEA’s communications, in developing and regularly adapting a corporate communications and social media strategy;
• Increasing global recognition for the MEF mission, the Award and its Laureates;
• Planning and implementing promotional activities for the Laureates while promoting the MEF brand;
• Developing, monitoring and evaluating the impact of publicity for the MEA ceremony;
• Planning and implementing promotional activities for the Finalists through networking, media relations and partner organisations while promoting the MEA brand;
• Maintaining and increasing engagement with relevant audiences via the MEF Website and social media channels;
• Producing and disseminating press material and other written and audio-visual content in relevant languages;
• Strengthening relations with new and traditional media and communications teams in Jury member organisations;
• Assisting in the formulation of funding proposals and required reporting documentation for donors and the Board;
• Providing regular (quarterly TBD) updates on developments in communications to the Board’s governance committee;
• Improving and managing electronic file storage systems, Contact Management Systems, IT support and Webmaster services.
1) a current CV and
2) a motivational cover letter of 500 words
to email@example.com by 20 May 2019. Interviews will take place between 3-7 June 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Applicants should have a high standard of both written and spoken English and French, at least 5 years’ experience of developing and implementing international communications strategies for practical impact through traditional and social media channels. They should also be able to demonstrate creative approaches to delivering the tasks above and of reaching relevant audiences using a variety of communications techniques. A good understanding of human rights, the sector’s constraints and potential opportunities will be considered as assets.
POSITIONS FILLED – THANK YOU
The TEDxLausanne team is currently seeking members for its volunteer communications team.
This is a great opportunity to build your skills and be part of an international movement to share ideas worth spreading.
The team is seeking a Copywriter and a Community Manager to help manage its social media content.
If you would like to apply for either position, please send your CV and motivation to: firstname.lastname@example.org
In a fast-changing world, TEDxLausanne offers a sanctuary of fresh ideas, intelligent thought and enlightening insights delivered through powerful short-talks and captivating entertainment that evokes awe and wonder.
The resulting experience will leave you with a deeper understanding of today’s biggest challenges, reveal new ways to have an impact, and inspire you to become part of the movement towards positive, sustainable change.
It’s time to be the change we need to see in the world.
UICC would like to develop a global cancer ecosystem on which it can connect all its members and partners, offering an innovative digital platform through which the cancer community could interact, exchange ideas, identify similar challenges and their solutions, access special events and/or training sessions and more.
As a first step towards this grand ambition, UICC wishes to build a solid foundation by improving its relationship management, through the development of a new Customer/Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) System and optimising its internal work processes. We are therefore looking for expert advice, recommendations and a project manager to help us gather the needs, optimise processes, draft requirement specifications as well as outline an implementation plan including an estimate of the implementation and management costs.
UICC is the largest cancer federation in the world. With more than 1,100 member organisations worldwide, UICC works with a vast range of stakeholders to drive change and accelerate progress of the global cancer community. UICC has four areas of work: advocacy, convening, capacity building and launching new initiatives.
Please download the Request for Proposal (RFP) in which you will find more information regarding the scope of the project and the work.
The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) is a collaborative, patients’ needs-driven, non-profit drug research and development (R&D) organization that is developing new treatments for neglected diseases.
Purpose of the position
The Senior Communications Officer is a member of both the Corporate and Scientific Communications teams. She/he is responsible for writing, editing, and proofreading text for print and digital media, and for a variety of internal and external audiences. In addition, she/he contributes to integrated communications planning for specific campaigns or publication dissemination.
The Senior Communications Officer also plays a ‘continuity’ role for corporate and scientific communications staff who do not work full-time, including by liaising with external service providers, reviewing communications and other outputs to ensure consistent use of corporate visual branding guidelines, and supporting the scientific communications pipeline for publications and conference attendance.
Specific job responsibilities
Writing, editing, copy-editing, proofreading
Corporate & scientific communications planning & delivery
Skills and attributes
Are you a talented communications professional who can write and produce engaging communications materials for non-profit organizations? Do you want to be part of a small but dynamic team committed to raising the quality and accountability of organisations supporting people affected by crisis? Do you have the right skills and experience to strengthen our communications around the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) and help us accelerate change?
We are looking for a highly motivated and skilled Communications Manager, with excellent writing skills and media management experience, to join our Membership and Communications team. This is an important role to raise the profile of the CHS and promote the work of the CHS Alliance amongst key audiences including members, partners, media and the wider sector.
What we expect from you
Communication of the CHS:
1. Actively promote the use, application and measurement of the CHS in all fora with CHS Alliance members and the wider sector;
2. Lead on communications for the CHS (website content, publications and marketing), working in collaboration with communications staff at Sphere and Groupe URD, and ensuring information is accurate and up-to-date.
CHS Alliance communication:
3. Work with the Head of Membership and Communications to develop and implement the CHS Alliance membership and communications strategies, delivering on agreed commitments, to help meet the team’s objectives;
4. Develop and maintain a range of print and digital materials to effectively and proactively communicate the CHS Alliance’s mission, vision and main messages to key global audiences. This includes managing the copywriting and production of the Annual Report and other publications, production of leaflets, case studies, newsletters, social media toolkits, animations, videos and other materials as required;
5. Manage the editorial calendar and content, including copywriting, for the monthly CHS Alliance newsletter;
6. Maintain and update content on the CHS Alliance website using the Content Management System, to ensure information is current, clear, concise and engaging;
7. Lead on media relations, working closely with the Head of Membership and Communications to identify opportunities for proactive media outreach and drafting reactive messages.
8. Manage the CHS Alliance’s presence at external events and represent the organisation professionally to stakeholders, including partners, prospective and current members and donors. Coordinate an annual events calendar and support the preparation and delivery of CHS Alliance conferences and events;
9. Manage the development and production of CHS and CHS Alliance branded collateral for events;
To view the full job description, please click here.
You are a seasoned professional with demonstrated experience in writing and producing on a range of external communications materials for non-profit organizations; and more specifically:
¨ You have at least eight years of experience in an organisational communications role and/or media management.
¨ You are an exceptional copywriter on a range of external communications materials and have experience in content production for social media.
¨ You are well-versed in the changing digital communications landscape.
¨ Fluent in written and spoken English, you have excellent publication standard writing skills; a good knowledge of French is an asset.
¨ You can analyse and synthesize complex ideas and turn them into concise messages for a wide range of audiences
¨ You have strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
¨ You are a self-starter who enjoys working in small teams and with limited supervision.
¨ Your colleagues describe you as fun, reliable and professional.
¨ You commit to the CHS Alliance values, vision and mission and commit to be personally and collectively responsible for upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct.
This includes refraining from acts of misconduct, respecting the CHS Alliance’s standards and the dignity of those whom the Alliance pledges to assist and with whom they have contact.
Terms and conditions
Reports to: Head of Membership & Communications
Responsible for: no one
Location: London or Geneva
Contract type: open-ended contract – full time (80% considered for the right candidate)
Start date: mid-June
How to apply
You shall submit your application by email to: email@example.com
Applications shall include a CV and a motivation letter (no longer than 2 pages). Please mention your name and the vacancy reference in the subject line.
Deadline for applications: Sunday 14 April 2019 (23:59 GMT)
First round of interviews will take place online through GoToMeeting on 29th April or 30th April 2019.
Second round of interviews will ideally take place face-to-face on 9th May or 10th May.