HD has historically maintained a low profile in traditional and social media due to the confidential nature of its projects. However, with the expansion of HD’s operations, there has been an increased need to take communication to the next level and better disseminate the organisation’s activities and results, both internally and externally. The Head of Communications will be responsible for creating and implementing global and regional communication strategies that increase the organisation’s presence on various platforms, especially on social media. Based in Geneva, s/he will also oversee the creation and dissemination of communication materials at the organisational and regional levels.

Reporting to the Deputy Executive Director, her/his main responsibilities will be to:

-Design, implement, and manage global and targeted communication strategies, in close coordination with the Senior Management Team;
-Oversee the maintenance of the organisation’s external and internal communication platforms (website, social media accounts, intranet) and track engagement across the various platforms;
-Oversee the creation of various communication materials (annual report, print, video, audio, etc.);
-Manage media relations, create press releases/statements, respond to journalist inquiries;
-Provide communication support to the different project teams;
-Manage the Communications Unit, its consultants, as well as the budget of the unit.

The successful candidate should have the following qualifications:

-At least 10 years of varied and relevant work experience in communications;
-Strong experience in and understanding of social media outreach, social media marketing and analytics;
-Proven experience in the design and implementation of communication and outreach strategies;
-Strong understanding of copywriting/editing, graphic design, layout, and publishing;
-Solid experience in managing content management systems (SharePoint, WordPress, etc);
-Fluency in English (required); knowledge of French is desirable;
-Strong professional writing and oral communication skills, as well as the ability to communicate effectively across cultures and via remote means;
-Highly motivated individual, able to demonstrate initiative and creativity, and confidence in dealing with senior practitioners.

If you are interested in this position and meet the criteria defined above, please send a complete file (CV, motivation letter with a maximum of 2 pages) to the following address hrgeneva@hdcentre.org by 08.11.2020.

HD is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit www.hdcentre.org.