Media and Communications Manager, IDMC Geneva


We are looking for an experienced Media and Communications Manager to strategically plan, coordinate, and disseminate all communications outputs to ensure they meet the needs of IDMC’s target audiences and have the greatest reach and impact. The role will oversee external engagement, messaging and brand identity across IDMC’s various channels and platforms by managing traditional and social media, ‘crisis communications’, design and layout of publications and products, and digital content production.

Come join the team!

What you will do

You will lead on media relations for the organisation, including strategic direction in close collaboration with the Director’s Office, with the aim of increasing the quality and quantity of media coverage of IDMC’s data, research, and analysis in target outlets. You will also act as the communications focal point for donors, partners, and other key stakeholders, improving information sharing to increase the uptake of IDMC’s products, and deputize for the Head of External Relations when necessary.

Some of your day-to-day tasks will include:

1. Lead on the strategic planning, coordination and dissemination of communications outputs to maximise impact:
-Help to raise the profile of the issue of internal displacement and of IDMC’s work by identifying and supporting the delivery of:
-Exciting, innovative digital communications – including leading on the drafting of two annual products, the mid-year update and year-end ‘crises to watch’ feature
-A people-centred approach to external communications, including collecting IDP stories, and highlighting solutions to internal displacement
-Strategic partnerships and collaborations across; media, content creation, high-profile speakers, online influencers and organisational ambassadors.
-Increase the uptake of existing and new data, analysis and research products with timely, targeted dissemination to target audience, including by selecting the most impactful method/channel of dissemination
-Take the lead in identifying and reacting to moments of crisis comms, mobilising expert taskforce and producing timely, relevant external pieces
-Support the Director’s Office in the development of key organisational messaging
-Maintain annual calendar of communications deliverables and strategic opportunities for proactive engagement and visibility
-Keep abreast of public events and visibility opportunities of interest to our target audiences and find ways to engage with them
-Lead a cross-departmental group aimed at identifying potential stories, angles, creative content ideas, departmental developments and visibility opportunities for IDMC
-Support the Digital Content Specialist and wider External Relations team in a stakeholder analysis of IDMC’s target audience.

2. Oversee and guide external engagement, messaging and brand identity and support strategic direction of ExRel team:
-Oversee all external facing design, messaging and content production, ensuring it aligns with organisational style and tone
-Oversee the production of publications, and ensure IDMC deliverables are met on time, to a high standard, and meeting the needs of our audiences
-Manage the performance of the Social Media Technical Officer, Graphic and Digital Design Coordinator, and Graphic and Digital Design Assistant in meeting their objectives
-Support the graphic and digital design team in the development and implementation of new IDMC brand guidelines, including the creation of new templates, infographics, and style guides
-Provide strategic direction to the ExRel team, broadly speaking, and increase the impact of external engagement
-Support the development of IDMC network of partners and influencers with whom we can rely to continually help elevate IDMC’s communications.

3. Manage organizational media relations:
-With constant monitoring of the news cycle and awareness of relevant events, proactively identify key moments throughout the year to raise the profile of the issue and the organisation
-Draft press releases, media statements, and op-eds, set up interviews with spokespeople, provide on-the-record comments and background information on key topics
-Respond to inquiries and capitalise on reactive media opportunities
-Build strategic relationships with media in target outlets/regions.
-Hold expert briefings, host field mission embeds and propose collaboration on innovative multimedia features
-Develop and maintain a suite of talking points on key topics, and organise regular media interview training for colleagues
-Support the Director’s Office in securing media opportunities for the Director and / or on field missions
-Monitor coverage, track and report on impact, and manage contact lists.

4. Act as a communications focal point for partners, and support the Director, to increase IDMC’s profile and reach:
-Foster reciprocal relationships with relevant NRC departments and teams, including regional offices
-Build relationships with counterpart communications contacts at donor and partner organisations to encourage greater uptake of IDMCs products
-Act as comms liaison for a specific partner or donor projects, feed into planning, and manage deliverables
-Support the Director in maintaining her Twitter feed.

What you will bring

-At least 7-10 years professional communications experience, with a broad background covering media relations, digital content, editing and project management
-Excellent English writing skills; French, Spanish and/or Arabic a plus
-Highly organised and detail-oriented
-Experience working in the humanitarian/development sector
-Self-motivated and with a positive attitude;
-Flexible, innovative, and effective in working collaboratively as part of a multicultural team.
-Minimum Bachelor’s, preferred Master’s, degree in Communications or related degree
-Particular skills focused on media relations, writing/editing, marketing, communications/strategy development.
-Able to oversee large projects and to coordinate and consolidate work from others.
-Able to research, collate, and summarise information from different sources and present it in an engaging manner.

What makes this position attractive?

A challenging and exciting opportunity with an international team dedicated to advocating for the rights of people forced to flee.
A chance to strategically plan, coordinate, and disseminate all communications outputs to ensure they meet the needs of IDMC’s target audiences and have the greatest reach and impact.
Salary and benefits according to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions in Geneva.

We are also looking for people who share our values:

To be dedicated to what we do;
To be innovative with our solutions;
To act as one unified and inclusive team;
To be accountable to the donors that make our work possible; the beneficiaries that we exist to serve; and to each other… the members of our NRC family.
We will be assessing candidates on an ongoing basis; therefore, early applications are recommended.

More information and application details>>

By | July 13th, 2022|Careers|0 Comments

Grand Bargain Administration and Communications Officer – NRC, Geneva

Context: The Grand Bargain, launched during the WHS in Istanbul in May 2016, is a unique agreement between some of the largest donors and humanitarian organisations who have committed to get more means into the hands of people in need and to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the humanitarian action.

The Grand Bargain Secretariat is now seeking an Administration and Communications Officer to help with the day to day implementation of the Grand Bargain communications strategy and the provision of administrative support for the Secretariat’s work. Do you have working knowledge of humanitarian issues, experience with design and with managing social media accounts?

Come join our team!

What you will do

1. Implement communications products

-Implement the communications strategy, including drafting of the Grand Bargain newsletter, managing the website, developing social media posts, and designing visuals and infographics
-Provide ad hoc support to the FG members as needed (develop presentations, visual documents, talking points)
-Organise events (including drafting and sharing invites, collecting and responding to RSVPs, setting up calls / booking venues etc.).

2. Administrative support

-Assist with the development of proposals/reports
-Carry out procurement as needed (for events).
-Manage the Grand Bargain Secretariat inbox and respond to requests and questions.
-Organise teleconferences and in-person meetings (including by managing the technical aspect and drafting supporting documents eg. participants lists etc.).
-Draft notes, action points and summaries from meetings.
-Administer, collect, and disseminate the self-reports, Annual Independent Report, organise webinars as needed, respond to Signatory requests and questions.
-Provide administrative support to the Grand Bargain caucuses as needed.
If you are curious and would like to learn more about this opportunity, please see here for the full job description.

What you will bring

-We are looking for someone with a minimum of 2 years’ experience and a proven professional record working in communications and/or humanitarian policy issues, in addition to a master’s degree in media and communications, journalism, humanitarian policy, international development, international relations, or related field. The successful candidate will have experience with design, with managing social media accounts and generating social media content, in addition to prior experience with producing communications materials including presentations, reports and web content.

In addition, you will have:

-Experience with administrative work
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
-Substantial working knowledge of humanitarian issues, including the Grand Bargain and global humanitarian policy
-Prior experience working with governments, international non-governmental organisations, the United Nations and/or the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement
-Experience and knowledge of the humanitarian system a plus

What makes this position attractive?

-A challenging and exciting opportunity to work within the Grand Bargain Secretariat, responsible for the Grand Bargain coordination and communication;
-An opportunity to work for a unique structure committed to get more means into the hands of people in need and to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the humanitarian action;
-A fixed term, 12 months national position in Geneva, Switzerland;
Salary and benefits according to NRC/IDMC’s salary scale and terms and conditions;
-Flexible working hours;
-Expected start date: 01 August 2022

We are also looking for people who share our values:

-To be dedicated in what we do;
-To be innovative with our solutions;
-To act as one unified and inclusive team;
-To be accountable to the donors that make our work possible; the beneficiaries that we exist to serve; and to each other… the members of our NRC/IDMC family.

How to apply:

Please submit a cover letter and CV in our online recruitment tool.

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. Kindly specify your permit in the application if relevant.

By | June 15th, 2022|Careers|0 Comments

Chief of Social Media Section – UNHCR – Geneva


  • Establish, through a clear consultative process, a social media strategy for UNHCR that focuses on primary audiences (news media, targeted public audiences, public and private donors, host countries, partners, etc.) and includes a forward-looking assessment of UNHCR’s global social media presence; outline resources needed, expected outputs and clear implementation plans for proposed changes.
  • In accordance with DER’s communications objectives, drive production of high-impact social media content that effectively informs and engages external audiences and supports media and advocacy campaigns.
  • Provide vision and leadership for the use of UNHCR’s core social media accounts (notably the global English accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) and support the Digital Engagement Section and Private Sector Partnerships with regard to social media marketing. Provide additional support where relevant and needed to social media accounts of other languages, Divisions and Teams.
  • Manage, according to clear principles, access to UNHCR’s core social media accounts, ensuring their security and accountability.
  • Develop, in collaboration with the News and Media Section and other key stakeholders in DER, an appropriate social media crisis communications protocol to address and avert potentially damaging conversations about UNHCR.
  • Establish and nurture relationships within global media partners (including news organizations, social media companies and relevant technology leaders) to strengthen UNHCR’s social media content and help it reach a wide audience.
  • Develop, in collaboration with the News and Media Section and other key stakeholders in UNHCR, guidance on the use of social media in the context of new emergencies to help UNHCR provide credible, real-time information that supports media and fundraising objectives.
  • Participate in relevant professional meetings and events to build active relationships across the industry; represent the Organization externally when required.
  • Coordinate and manage strategic consolidation of UNHCR social media accounts and update, as needed, UNHCR’s guidance for staff use of social media.
  • Guide and support social media activities and coordination for the Senior Executive Team.
  • In cooperation with DER and GCS teams, ensure high-level message and branding consistency in social media content and platforms.
  • Establish clear performance and measurement metrics for all social media accounts and campaigns to effectively inform results-based decision making and to monitor and drive the effective use of resources.
  • Support and help shape clear social media guidelines, advice and training programmes to support the production and sharing of high-impact social media content by staff performing various external relations functions.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Further information >>

By | June 9th, 2022|Careers|0 Comments

Social Media Technical Officer – IMDC, Geneva


The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is a global center of expertise established in 1998 to monitor and report on the situation of people who become displaced within their own countries. IDMC curates and analyses data from a wide range of sources, provide insight into the risk, scale, causes and impacts of the phenomenon, and supports partners around the world in identifying and implementing solutions to it.

IDMC is now looking for a dynamic Social Media Technical Officer to lead the strategic direction of IDMC’s social media presence, proactively engage and grow our audiences, and elevate both the issue of internal displacement and IDMC’s visual brand among target audiences.

What you will do

The main roles and responsibilities for this position are:

Social media engagement:

  • Develop a strategy for IDMC’s social media presence, including a review of our audience’s needs, the most suitable platforms to invest in, and opportunities to improve our outreach.
  • Identify ways to proactively engage and grow IDMC’s audience to meet ambitious targets, ensuring that our content is relevant, timely, accessible and engaging.
  • Liaise closely with all IDMC departments to stay on top of latest developments, find new ways to raise the profile of the issue, promote our activities and key messages and drive traffic to the website.
  • Mobilise a community of supporters, content partners and influencers to help increase followership and elevate our brand.
  • Conduct regular audience research and partner/peer benchmarking, analysis of our impact and what’s working or not working, and stay up-to-date with current trends, technologies and applications to inform decisions and overall direction.
  • Support staff and partners to build our network with training, and the development of creative assets and messaging.

Creative content production:

  • Design and produce infographics, maps, short sharing videos, gifs, quizzes and other creative assets.
  • Distil complex or technical language into clear, engaging, user-friendly messaging. Apply the correct content type for different types of engagement.
  • Champion and elevate IDMC’s brand with consistent templates and tone.

Marketing, events and dissemination:

  • Maintain digital calendar of external events, hooks, and key moments to engage with.
  • Take the lead, with support from ExRel, on the planning and preparations for IDMC’s flagship events – including invitations, logistics and suppliers, and promotion.
  • Develop social media campaigns around key hooks and for various institutional product types.
  • Utilise paid advertising for maximum reach.
  • Produce and disseminate a monthly supporter newsletter.
  • Monitor IDMC’s info@ mailbox, respond to inquiries in a timely and professional manner.
  • Maintain and update centralised IDMC contact list.
  • Support events planning with identification of strategic venues for IDMC’s flagship events, preparation of event invitations, and related tasks.

What you will bring

  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal. French also an asset.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Able to translate technical language into concise, engaging messages for a broad audience.
  • Able to design and deliver creative content; basic image, photo and video editing skills.
  • Relevant degree or professional experience in communications, marketing, social media, digital design, and related fields.
  • Basic proficiency with Adobe suite: InDesign, Illustrator, Premier.
  • Solid understanding of social media trends and analytics across multiple platforms.
  • Working knowledge of Mailchimp/other email marketing tools.
  • Highly organised and detail-oriented, able to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Proactive, enthusiastic and persistent – results-orientated.

What makes this position attractive?

  • A challenging and exciting opportunity with an international team dedicated to advancing practical, data-based solutions to internal displacement;
  • An opportunity to work in a team of communications professionals and to help elevate the IDMC brand;
  • A permanent position in Geneva;
  • Salary and benefits according to NRC/IDMC’s salary scale and terms and conditions.

We are also looking for people who share our values:

To be dedicated in what we do;
To be innovative with our solutions;
To act as one unified and inclusive team;
To be accountable to the donors that make our work possible; the beneficiaries that we exist to serve; and to each other… the members of our NRC/IDMC family.

How to apply:

Please submit a cover letter and CV in our online recruitment tool.

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. Kindly specify your permit in the application if relevant.

By | June 7th, 2022|Careers|0 Comments

Digital Media Production Specialist (80%) – GICHD, Geneva

Apply here: GICHD Job application portal

Purpose / Summary

Embedded in the External Relations and Policy division, the Communication unit is in charge of implementing the communication strategy of the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD), reaching out to the key stakeholders in explosive ordnance risk reduction, human security, humanitarian and development fields, the media and the wider public. The department is in charge of the editorial agenda and handles the digital and print material and public relation activities (including stakeholders’ engagement, social media, events, and media relations).

The Digital Media Production Specialist supports the implementation of the overall GICHD Communication Strategy with a focus on development of digital communications assets aligned with internal brand guidelines and evolving communications good practices. The Digital Media Specialist also supports the coordination of social media content and reporting.

Areas of Responsibilities

Digital Communications Asset Production (50 to 60%):

-Lead the production and editing of digital materials including: digital brand assets, images, videos, animation, infographics, banners, podcasts, etc.
-Support teams at the Centre to capture quality content, especially photos & video footage, including occasional event and mission coverage with travel.
-Support the development and implementation of digital guidelines for the Centre’s overall Branding and Style Guidelines, including the creation of templates and basic user instructions/trainings for colleagues.

Digital & Social Media Content Coordination (30 to 40%):

-Act as the internal focal point to collect information liaising with other departments to support regular core content and news content creation.
-Oversee content planning and publishing across social media channels in-line with the Centre’s communications strategy and guidelines, with support from the Communications Manager and the Programme Assistant
-Create regular social media reports across channels, develop and monitor KPIs in line with strategy and good practice.

General Communications Support and Additional Duties (10%)

-Act as the lead on the Communications Team content calendar. Support the development of key messages and regular core content to be used across communications products.
-Carry out work in a gender and diversity-sensitive manner, mainstreaming gender and diversity considerations in all aspects of communication.
-Travel locally and internationally on an occasional basis to cover events or missions.
-Fulfil other tasks assigned by the Head of Division as required.

Qualifications (technical qualifications or certifications that are essential to fulfil the post):

-University degree in communication, journalism, international relations, or related field.
Specific knowledge, technical skills
-At least 5 years of professional experience in communications, specifically digital media production.
-Demonstrated experience in the production of videos, photos and other materials for the web, using the Adobe Creative Suite of applications or similar professional-level tools; Comfort using web CMS, including Typo3, a plus.
-Experience working in or a strong understanding of the international public sector; familiarity with mine action, humanitarian and/or development contexts a strong advantage.
-Strong writing skills in English, with a focus on writing for web and social media; professional skills in French or other languages an advantage.
-A history of success managing social media planning, content, and visual development, and reporting across several channels. Experience using planning and tracking tools like Buffer and Trello an advantage.
-Strong project management skills working across several teams and ability to deliver within tight timeframes. Experience managing external consultants and agencies an advantage.
-Experience and ability to respect and promote gender equality and the inclusion of diversity throughout different communication material.
-Ability to communicate with diverse audiences and transfer knowledge.


If you wish to join our mission and you feel you have the right profile to take on this role, please follow this link: GICHD Job application portal.

You are kindly requested to present your application in English and include:

-a CV of maximum 2 pages including links to samples of relevant design and/or video work
a letter of motivation
-your earliest date of availability

The GICHD implements a Gender and Diversity policy and is an equal opportunities employer. Applications are encouraged from women and men, nationals of mine-affected countries and individuals with a disability or special needs, who meet the above profile requirements.

By | April 26th, 2022|Careers|0 Comments

Communications Officer – Digital Content Manager – ICI Geneva

About the position

We are looking for a Communications Officer – Digital Content Manager to join our Communications team, based in International Cocoa Initiative’s headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The Communications Officer – Digital Content Manager will work to strengthen ICI’s digital presence, managing the organization’s website and social media channels, and supporting ICI to tell its story in a compelling and inspirational way.

Main tasks and responsibilities

• Continuously improve and adapt ICI’s social media strategy

• Oversee the creation, curation, and promotion of social media content, working closely with the communication teams in West Africa

• Manage the website and act as the main focal point between the communication team and the website provider/developers

• Explore new ways to further enhance ICI’s digital presence, basing decisions on data and using clear indicators of success

• Create compelling digital content (articles, social media content, infographics etc.) that communicates our impact tackling child labour and forced labour in the cocoa sector, and supports the sharing of knowledge and best practice across the sector

• Edit, publish, and promote videos on ICI’s digital channels and work with external agencies to create engaging video content

• Answer public requests for information

• Support the implementation of the organization’s visual brand guidelines and the overall respect of the visual identity

• Support the organization’s media engagement including responding to media requests and drafting key messages

• Provide support related to the organization’s participation in conferences, industry events, webinars etc. helping with key messages, materials, and logistics

• Provide support with crisis communications and managing reputational risk Reporting to the Communications Director, you will work closely with the communications staff based in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, in addition to staff in other departments across all locations.

Qualifications, skills and experience

• Five or more years of experience in non-profit communications, corporate communications or journalism

• University degree or equivalent in communications or another relevant field

• Experience in non-profit outreach and advocacy

• English mother tongue and excellent written and spoken French

• Ability to turn technical information into compelling stories

• Strong content strategy and content development skills

• Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple projects and understand and adjust to changing priorities

• Strong graphic design skills, video editing a plus • Strong IT skills including web content management systems

• A commitment to continuous learning with good knowledge of new developments in the communications field and a willingness to learn from others and constantly improve

• Curiosity and passion for communications and improving the life of children and their families in cocoa-growing communities

How to apply

Child Safeguarding Policy

ICI has zero-tolerance for all forms of child neglect, abuse (sexual, physical, emotional, and psychological) and exploitation (sexual and commercial). ICI commits to put the best interest of the child first, and at the centre of its work, irrespective of a child’s ability, ethnicity, faith, gender, sexuality and culture. ICI recognizes its responsibility to ensure and to promote a safe and secure environment for children. To effectively manage risks to children, ICI requires the commitment, support and cooperation of all staff, associates, partners, suppliers, serviceproviders and visitors. By applying at ICI, you automatically agree to the above terms and uphold the principles described herein.

Application procedure

Only candidates with the possibility of acquiring a work permit for Switzerland should apply. Please send applications in English (including a cover letter and your CV) to by February 28, 2022. Only those candidates who match the above requirements and who have been selected for interview will be contacted

By | February 17th, 2022|Careers|0 Comments

Project Communication Consultant (remote) – Luc Hoffmann Institute, Switzerland

Project Communication Consultant

Application closing date: 18 February 2022

The Luc Hoffmann Institute is seeking to hire a Project Communication Consultant for the following project:

The Future of Philanthropy

The consultant will support the effective delivery of this project to advance social innovation in conservation funding for the benefit of nature and people. We are looking for someone with demonstrable communication management experience in collaborative environments, who is also comfortable with dynamic and fast-paced workflows and enjoys working with diverse stakeholders. The consultant will support the Project Owner in developing and implementing effective (marketing) communication that drives awareness for and strengthens the reputation of the initiative and the Luc Hoffmann Institute. Consultants with experience or interest in social and ecological matters, and an interest in and experience with the philanthropic giving sector are welcome.

Date/Length of Consultancy: The contract will run from February 2022 to June 2022.

Location: Consultants can be based in any location subject to the local time in that location being no more than 4 hours difference (plus or minus) from Central European Time.

Further information and apply online>>

By | February 17th, 2022|Careers|0 Comments

Marketing & Communications Coordinator (50%) – Freesuns, Vaud

Freesuns designs, manufactures and installs beautiful and powerful solar roof tiles for residential, commercial and heritage buildings in Switzerland. We are looking for a Marketing Co-ordinator to create content and drive our Marketing Communications to increase the awareness of solar roof tiles with our target customer segment and with our installation partners.
You would be hands-on in creating our marketing content, generating well-qualified sales leads and supporting our sales team. We are looking for someone with good design skills who can create beautiful imagery, sales materials, videos, social media posts and any other marketing content to build our brand.

Key tasks:
• Develop a range of marketing communication assets with a focus on high quality digital materials such as imagery, infographics and videos which showcase the unique value of Freesuns roofs
• Develop a clear branding strategy and build our brand awareness in the appropriate channels
• Develop and execute a social media strategy by generating content and updating it to our web site and managing our social media sites
• Promote our brand and products through appropriate Public Relations activities, working with journalists and other stakeholders
• Write content for brochures, product catalogues, submissions and other marketing assets
• Use appropriate software tools to create a library of marketing assets such as sales presentations, brochures, sales proposals, imagery etc
• Work with specialists such as video editors and photographers to ensure we have exceptional content
• Execute lead-generation campaigns to generate appropriate sales leads
• Handle incoming leads and other enquiries to qualify opportunities for the sales team
• Whatever else needs to be done to help grow the Freesuns business

Your skills will include:
• A flair for elegant design enabling you to create beautiful marketing materials which reflect our brand positioning as a premium product
• Demonstrated track record of developing marketing assets yourself with strong technical skills in appropriate software tools such as the Adobe suite
• Familiarity with using social media to build a brand profile
• Some training or work experience in either Marketing Communications, Art, Industrial Design, Photography, Graphic Design or related fields
• Excellent verbal communication and content writing skills in both French and English. German language skills would also be an advantage.
• Previous experience in Business-to-Consumer marketing would be highly favourable

Your personal characteristics will include:
• A positive, can-do attitude and willingness to take on any task
• A clear sense of personal responsibility and accountability
• Self-motivation and a strong work ethic
• Excellent organizational skills
• Ability to work closely with others to achieve an outcome

This position will commence at part-time at 50% and may scale up to full-time as our business grows.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please send us your resume including some examples of your work to


By | December 17th, 2021|Careers|0 Comments

Communications Graduate Assistant – The International AIDS Society (IAS) Geneva

About the IAS:  IAS the International AIDS Society – leads collective action on every front of the global HIV response through its membership base, scientific authority and convening power. Founded in 1988, countries. Working with its members, the IAS advocates and drives urgent action to reduce the International AIDS Conference, the IAS Conference on HIV Science, and the HIV Research for Prevention Conference.

The IAS promotes and in vests in HIV advocacy and research on key issue areas through our strategic programmes, initiatives, and campaigns that advocate for urgent action to reduce the global impact of HIV, including increased investment in HIV cure research; optimizing treatment and care for infants, children and adolescents with HIV in resource   – limited settings; preventing and treating HIV – related co – infections; and expanding access to prevention, treatment and care for key populations vulnerable to HIV acquisition such as men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender people including protecting their human rights by combatting punitive laws and discriminatory policies.

More information on IAS can be found at .

Details of Employment:

The Communications Graduate Assistant    will be based in Geneva, Switzerland. The position will report to the   Senior Communications Officer   Content and will also work closely with the Senior Communications Officer – Engagement . The position is full – time and fixed – term to start in February 2022 until August 2022.

This position is intended for    recent graduates and paid at the Geneva minimum wage      .

Purpose of the position :

This is a graduate entry – level position to support the Senior Communications Officers within the Communications and Public Affairs department.

Working across a wide range of priority areas, including IAS strategic communications, conferences and campaigns, the incumbent will provide day-to-day administrative support, coordinate the development of communication materials, and      support the delivery   of communications objectives for AIDS 2022, the 24th International AIDS Conference . This is an exciting role for a creative self – starter looking for a challenging yet rewarding role in an international NGO with a long standing reputation for excellence.

Main responsibilities:

Content coordination

  • Coordinate and support the development of communications materials, such as press releases, video, web content and email newsletters
  • Conduct research and fact check content, including scientific references in communications materials
  • Provide support in tracking requests to design agencies
  • Suppo rt media monitoring, to include tracking of select issue areas on a daily basis and sharing with the rest of the team to ensure that the department is aware of the latest debates

Conference logistics

  • Day- to – day management of the media inbox
  • Coordination o f media registrations, media scholarships, third – party press conferences and all in – person and virtual media centre logistics
  • Liaison with and management of deliverables for media partners
  • Coordination of supplier contracts and deliverables

Administrative   support

  • Provide logistical support for special projects and campaigns, such as the HIV unmuted podcast series, led by the Communications and Public Affairs department

Perform additional tasks as and when requested by the Senior Communications Officers.

Academic qualifications:

  • Recently graduated with a university degree in public health, public policy, international development, communications, journalism or related

Work experience:

  • Ideally,  previous internships and/or experience in administration, research and/or communications especially within global health would be a distinct


  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • A passion for research and an analytical mind
  • Ability to support multiple projects simultaneously with meticulous attention to detail
  • Creative thinker with high – energy and a positive can – do attitude
  • Ability to operate with minimal supervision but also know when to ask for help
  • An understanding of HIV and/or the global health landscape would be an


  • Excellent English language communication skills, both written and oral (full professional proficiency); knowledge of other languages is an asset.

For further information and to apply, click here>>



By | December 3rd, 2021|Careers|0 Comments

Communications Intern – European Broadcasting Union (EBU) Geneva

Principal responsibilities

The Communications Intern will provide support for a wide range of communications’ tasks, working under the direction of the Senior Communications Officer for EBU Media. These will include maintaining and updating media lists; distribution of press releases; uploading of articles to; researching photographs; liaising with the press cuttings service; drafting posts for social media; researching social media handles; creating impactful analytics to demonstrate the work of the team/EBU. This role is varied. As an example, in a single day the incumbent might be researching media contacts for a particular story, finding facts to include in an article, making some simple infographics, uploading videos to YouTube or looking at TikTok to get some promotional ideas.

Skills and experience

Do you have:

  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, particularly in English
  • Experience working with website CMS – not coding necessarily, but updating web copy a definite plus
  • A genuine and demonstrable interest in the media – from print and online to podcasts, TV and radio programmes.
  • Experience of social media platforms, either in a work environment or personal capacity is a definite plus. As is an interest in video – shooting and editing – and photography
  • A positive attitude and cheerful disposition.  Keen to learn and develop – and also to support the department as required.
  • Ability to work in a busy environment and remain calm and focused. Is up to date with current affairs and new trends. Good team worker. Champion of diversity and difference.

Education –  In the process of completing a diploma – an internship agreement is required                            

About the EBU

The European Broadcasting Union is the world’s foremost alliance of public service media, representing over a hundred organizations worldwide. Every single EBU’s employee strive to secure a sustainable future for public service media, provide our Members with world-class content through the Eurovision and Euroradio brands, and build on our founding ethos of solidarity and co-operation to create a centre for learning and exchanging.

Click here to see the full post description and to apply>>

By | November 3rd, 2021|Careers|0 Comments