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Workshop: How to use storytelling to drive change

Join our former presenter, Elissa Bertot for a 1-day workshop on storytelling:

How to use storytelling to drive change: 1-Day Workshop

There’s never been so much competition for your audience’s attention— so how do you make sure your message gets through? It’s not enough to just get noticed. To make a real impact, you have to make your audience care enough to take action. Whether you want them to make a purchase, support your cause, get involved or change their minds, creating a story they care about is the only way to inspire action and drive change.

In this full-day, interactive workshop, you’ll learn a step-by-step storytelling framework you can apply to any communication, regardless of your audience. By the end of the workshop, you will know how to craft a compelling story that reaches your audience and changes minds, attitudes and behaviors.

Geneva; 2 May 2019, 09h00-17h00
CHF 460
Further information>>

By | April 22nd, 2019|Other events|0 Comments

Digital Consultant – UICC, Geneva

The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) is looking to contract an outstanding consultant with a track record in working with membership organisations and helping them transform the way they interact within their community through the use of technology.

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.

Please note that the deadline for submitting your proposal is Friday, 10 May 2019 COB.
By | April 22nd, 2019|Careers|0 Comments

Event: Strategies for e-reputation management, 25 April 2019 Geneva

April 25, 2019, 18:30 – 19:30 followed by a networking apéro

Webster University Geneva

Digital threats such as cyber-attacks, data breaches and phishing have become increasingly common targeting both individuals and corporations. These attacks pose a serious threat to online reputation, not the least due to the close link between the e-reputation of organisations and the online reputation of their employees. Together with fake news, the threat of cyber-attacks, data breaches and scams also furthers consumer distrust in online communications.

In this troubled digital climate, how can communicators leverage the opportunities provided by the Internet, whilst mitigating against potential threats?

Stephane Koch, expert in internet security and digital strategies will explain some of the main digital threats. He will then provide advice on proactive measures that communicators can take to mitigate against the related risks to their company or organisation’s e-reputation – as well as how to manage communications if a crisis should occur.

Focusing on the opportunities, Viola Krebs will explore the potential of online communication, both to respond to communication crises resulting from cyber-attacks and to build consumer or public trust in an environment marked by growing distrust.

Whilst this is a free event, we kindly ask that you register here.

By | April 16th, 2019|Other events|0 Comments

Senior Communications Officer – DNDI Geneva

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

  • Writes, edits, copy-edits, and proofreads text produced by other staff, including those in other departments and regional offices, for a range of print and digital media, including: 
    • Short-form publications such as brochures, leaflets, fact sheets, issue briefs, briefing notes, announcements, etc.
    • Internal and external e-newsletters
    • Internal-use Q&A, talking points, background notes, meeting reports, etc.
    • Copy for infographics, presentations, etc.
    • Formal letters and correspondence, save-the-dates, etc.
    • Scientific communications materials for events – e.g., summaries of scientific work for non-scientists

 Corporate & scientific communications planning & delivery

  • Supports the project management of corporate publication production, when needed, by liaising with staff (e.g., for information or text validation) and external service providers (e.g., translators, designers, printers)
  • Supports the project management of scientific communications for publications and conferences, e.g., abstract and presentation review, follow-up with scientific teams on conference and manuscript submission
  • Contributes to integrated communications planning (i.e., considering print, digital, press, and other media), including for the dissemination of scientific findings to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Reviews visually branded content from regional offices and other departments to ensure consistency with corporate branding guidelines, as needed
  • Contributes to the production of presentations for the executive office, as needed
  • Supports the planning and coordination of scientific events
  • Manages the corporate communications calendar and archives

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

  • Demonstrably superior English language writing, editing, and proofreading skills

Experience

  • Minimum 6 years’ relevant experience in public health, humanitarian or development communications, with strong and demonstrable experience as a writer/editor
  • Experience writing about technical or scientific topics for non-scientific audiences
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment and matrix-management structure
  • Experience working in global health and non-profit sectors highly desirable

Education

  • Graduate degree in communications or journalism, or relevant combination of education in communications/journalism with public health or science
  • Formal training as an editor an advantage

Other requirements

  • Native English speaker
  • Proficiency in other languages, particularly French, Spanish or Portuguese, an advantage
  • Very good knowledge of Microsoft Suite

Reporting line

  • The Senior Communications Officer (Writer/Editor) reports to the Senior Manager, Corporate & Scientific Communications

Interactions

  • She/he works closely with all Corporate and Scientific Communications colleagues, and interacts often with others working in Communications, including the Digital and Press teams, and communications staff in DNDi’s regional offices
  • Working in Corporate and Scientific Communications requires interacting with most other departments and teams at DNDi, including R&D, Fundraising, Policy & Advocacy, the executive office, regional offices, and others, as needed

Other information

  • Status: full time – permanent role

To apply

  • Please submit your application using the online form
  • Deadline for application: Accepting applications until 19 April 2019
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted 

Click here to view the full job description on DNDi’s website. 

 

By | April 11th, 2019|Careers|0 Comments

Communications & Policy Intern – WSMI Nyon

As part of a dynamic small team, the candidate will gain understanding on the consumer health sector, giving the person an excellent overview of an international trade association functioning in view of future career opportunities. 

This internship will offer many learning opportunities regarding operational aspects of WSMI’s technical, communication and policy work as the organisation is rolling out a new strategy to develop partner relations as well as policy matters related to selfcare contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

About the World Self-Medication Industry 

WSMI is a federation of regional and national associations, and manufacturers and distributors of non-prescription medicines on all continents located near Geneva, Switzerland. 

WSMI supports the development of self-medication industry associations around the world to aid in the understanding and development of responsible self-medication. 

In its role as a Non-Governmental Organization in official relations with the World Health Organization, it represents the self-medication industry and contributes to WHO’s Public Health goals through our specialized expertise. 

The World Self-Medication Industry (WSMI) is looking for Communications & Policy intern to support with its communication and policy strategy that will drive the WSMI policy agenda and underpin all WSMI activities. The Communications & Policy intern will be involved in regular communications and information sharing processes throughout the organisation in order to enhance WSMI’s reputation and public profile, promote WSMI’s key projects and support efforts to achieve the organization’s mission and vision. 

Job Responsibilities 

  • Assist in timely and quality production of communication and advocacy materials as required (toolkits, factsheets, infographics, slide decks) 
  • Supporting WSMI’s online presence and the launch of its new organizational website, including key stats and monitoring 
  • Coordinate the development of relevant media lists and influencers 
  • Assist coordination of WSMI’s social media calendar, including monitoring of influencers and levels of engagement 
  • Support development of campaign materials for the annual World Self-Care Day campaign (toolkit, key messages, social media posts) 
  • Support the organization events and meetings, including drafting meeting minutes as required
  • Coordinate content and publication of the monthly WSMI Member Newsletter
  • Willingness to carry out additional administrative tasks as required 

Basic skills 

  • Excellent writing and editorial skills 
  • Strong knowledge and interest in social media platforms 
  • Knowledge of design software and photo editing desirable 
  • Experience with Google analytics, Mailchimp preferred 
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills. Fluency in French a strong asset 
  • Proficiency in MS Office, MS outlook, social media and website management tools 
  • Team player with good interpersonal skills 
  • Strong organizational, problem solving, planning and time management skills 
  • Ability to multi-task and work under tight deadlines 
  • Meticulous, precise and rigorous 

Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree (or currently studying towards) in communications or other relevant discipline, with a strong interest in public health 
  • In order to comply with Swiss authorities’ requirements, a valid Swiss working permit and/or European citizenship is required. 

Compensation: Compensation for this position is CHF 1’000.00 /month. 

To apply: Please submit a copy of your CV and a cover letter to the following address: admin@wsmi.org 

 

By | April 10th, 2019|Careers|0 Comments

GCN lunch – 5 April 2019 – wrap up

Thank you to all the participants of our recent lunchtime seminar on “Personal brand and reputation management: security strategies to keep your identity safe”, held at the The Swiss Press Club on Friday 5 April 2019

Thank you to Stephane Koch for enlightening and frightening us about the potential dangers lurking on the Internet. But most importantly, thank you for providing the audience with some very valuable strategies to keep our information and identity safe.
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Below, are some images from the event (thanks to Geraldo Pestalozzi www.gpestalozzi.com; www.objectifsublime.ch).

Look out for our next event in June/July.

Glenn, Patricia and Ekaterina

  • GCN lunch seminar 5 Apr 2019 - Personal brand and reputation management: security strategies to keep your identity safe with Stephane Koch
By | April 8th, 2019|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

Leading Looks: The Power of Design in Business, 3 May 2019, Geneva

On 3 May 2019 (14-18h00), EU Business School invites you to its first ever Design in Business Conference to further analyze the past, present and future prospects of design in business.

Join key industry leaders, as well as EU Business School students and faculty, for an afternoon of impactful discussion on a topic which most have yet to bring to light.

Further information (pdf)>>

By | April 5th, 2019|Other events|0 Comments

Communications Manager – CHS Alliance – Geneva or London

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.

Your profile
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: recruitment@chsalliance.org
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.

By | March 30th, 2019|Careers|0 Comments

7 week course on Communication, Advocacy and Negotiation in Humanitarian Settings

CERAH in Geneva is offering a 7 week course (certificate of advance studies) with 1 week short courses also available: April 29 – June 14, 2019

“Communication during aid action projects confronts several important challenges. Humanitarian workers need to, often simultaneously, build positive relations with the affected populations, authorities and journalists, raise awareness and support, as well as lobby the cause they defend.”

Further information>>

By | March 22nd, 2019|Professional development|0 Comments

Next lunchtime seminar – Friday 5 April 2019

The Geneva Communicators Network is pleased to announce our next lunchtime seminar for 2019:

Personal brand and reputation management: security strategies to keep your identity safe – Friday 5 April 2019
 
The digital transformation has had a profound impact on organisations and individuals. It has created new opportunities for communications but also requires new skills to understand and manage the dangers and risks. Digital threats including cyber-attacks, ransomware and “hacktivist” movements are increasingly prevalent in our society. Through social media these threats can spread quickly and impact not only our working environment but also our personal reputation. In addition, fake news, bots and influence buying, have facilitated the spread of misinformation and the means to manipulate both our personal brand and the reputation management of organisations.
How do we protect ourselves from these threats? Stephane Koch, expert in internet security, cybercrime, and digital strategies, will explain some of the most important threats that we face today and how to manage information and reputation in light of these dangers.
Date: Friday 5 April 2019
Time: 12h30 to 14h00
Location: The Swiss Press Club, Route de Ferney 106, La Pastorale, 1202 Geneva.
Fee: CHF 30.- per person includes drinks and snacks
Please register online >>

About the speaker: 
Stephane Koch has a Masters of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Economic Crime Investigations, and a degree of Specialist in Public Relations (ISRP). Specializing in online reputation, Crisis, Social Media, and information security. Stephane is also a trainer and lecturer both in the public and private sector, also working with a number of schools and universities. In recent years, in collaboration with Reporters Without Borders, he has conducted information security workshops for journalists at the Medill School of Journalism, the National Press Club and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.
By | March 14th, 2019|GCN lunch events|0 Comments