Trafigura is one of the world’s leading independent commodity trading and logistics houses. Our business is advancing trade for a growing array of customers and counterparties around the world. The Trafigura Foundation (see www.trafigurafoundation.org) was established in November 2007 and acts as the Group’s philanthropic arm. Similarly, the Puma Energy Foundation (est. 2013, see ww.pumaenergyfoundation.org) plays a comparable role towards the Puma Energy company, partially owned by Trafigura. Managed by the same team, both foundations work in very close interaction with the employees of the Group, in line with the ambition to nurture an informed, participatory connection between our people and the communities in the countries where we operate. The foundations also encourages the involvement of our staff in community-oriented initiatives, in particular through its Matching Funds scheme and the network of Charity Committees in our main offices.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Communication Manager defines the communication strategy for the Trafigura Foundation and the Puma Energy Foundation and ensures the timely and effective production and distribution of all communication materials. S/He makes sure the foundations’ on- and offline publications are at all times aligned with the foundations’ activities and philosophy. S/He defines, organises, plans and supervises all activities relating to the preparation, production and distribution of both Foundations’ communication materials.
The scope of the Communication Manager’s activities covers both external and internal communication and covers all identities under which or on behalf of which the foundations operate (i.e. Trafigura, Puma Energy, Impala and any other subsidiaries of the Trafigura Group). S/He supervises foundations-specific media-related activities, whilst maintining a close collaboration with the Head of Media Relations, due to the obvious interactions between the foundations and the corporate entities.
Limited duration contract of 6 months initially, with a possibility to extend until 30th September 2018.
70% job (with possible fluctuations over time), located in Geneva;
Preference will be given to candidates already residing in the wider Geneva area;
Highly competitive social benefits package;
Start date as soon as possible.
Manage communication for the Trafigura Foundation and Puma Energy Foundation
The foundations’ communication strategy – external and internal – and plans are implemented as per yearly objectives and reviewed as and when necessary.
Both foundations’ websites are regularly updated with new stories, facts, figures and photos or videos.
Internal communication solutions are delivered (newsletters, announcements, ad hoc news bulletin…).
Both foundations’ annual reports are produced and distributed by early Q2 of the following year.
Communication materials (videos, photos or else) are produced based on opportunity, either by the foundations or by third parties under our supervision.
Information, copy and visuals for Trafigura and Puma Energy’s corporate communication needs are provided (Sustainability Report, Responsibility Report, websites, ‘Puma Connect’ internal e-newsletter, ‘Trafigura World’ internal magazine).
Whenever necessary, potential outsourced services may be sought and submitted to the Executive Director.
The Communication Manager may engage with external suppliers as required to ensure appropriate, timely and professional provision of required support services (e.g. copy-editing, graphic design, photography and video production
Ensure consistent, vibrant brand image and consistency for the foundations
All communication materials comply with the respective visual identity guidelines.
Templates and brand guidelines for all collateral are created and used by all staff and suppliers.
Photo library is maintained and updated.
All copy, photos and logos used by third parties to describe the foundations are provided, checked and approved.
NGO partners receive support and materials for their communication about the foundations.
The correct implementation by the foundations’ grantees of the contractual requirements with respect to highlighting or acknowledging the foundations’ support is being regualry verified and, if required, corrected.
Whenever necessary, briefings, background papers and/or editorial support when foundation spokespersons are being interviewed or required to deliver a speech are produced.
Press and media released are produced and disseminated in close coordination with the Head of Media Relations for either Puma Energy or Trafigura.
Educated minimally to the equivalent of a university level 4 to 5 years education post-18 years (or relevant experience).
Native-level fluency in English and French (reading, writing and speaking).
Ability to read, write and speak in Spanish desirable.
Full proficiency in Windows suite of software, and well as in usual web-management instruments.
Proven relevant experience (5 years minimum) in a comparable position is a prerequisite.
Previous NGO exposure in the field and/or in headquarters is highly desirable.
A keen personal interest in international humanitarian and/or development issues, and in all aspects relating to corporate strategic philanthropy.
Competences & Skills
Ability to recognise and adapt his/her own style and approach to different cultures.
Ability to manage multiple projects and to multitask effectively.
Capacity to organise him-/herself and others with clear short, medium and long term goals.
Has clear thought processes and the ability to articulate plans and ideas in a fast moving multicultural environment.