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Head of Communication & External Relations, Geneva Academy – Readvertised

Head of Communication & External Relations 80% (F/M/D)
For the Geneva Academy

CONTRACT: Permanent

ACTIVITY RATE: 80% 32 h / w

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10.06.2024

STARTING DATE: as agreed

Introduction of the Academy :

The Geneva Academy provides postgraduate education, conducts academic legal research and policy studies, and organizes training courses and expert meetings. We concentrate on branches of international law that relate to situations of armed conflict, protracted violence, protection of human rights and transitional justice.

The role:

Under the supervision of the Executive Director of the Geneva Academy, you will be in charge of the Geneva Academy communication and overall external positioning of the institution, and promote its various activities (masters, training courses, research, the Geneva Human Rights Platform, events) in a coherent manner.

You will guarantee the integrity and coherence of the organisation’s external image, in accordance with its values. You will manage the Communication Officer, the Events Assistant and external relations unit and ensure timely deliverables of the highest quality.

Key responsibilities:

  • Development and implementation of the communication strategy;
  • Management of the Geneva Academy internal and external communication, and media relations to ensure visibility, coherence, accuracy and timeliness of published information
  • Management of the communication unit ( budget and finances, staff members) ;
  • Production of communication content for publications, the website and social media networks to promote research, publications, the master’s programmes, training courses , the Geneva Human Rights Platform and events ;
  • Development and implementation of communication tools, procedures and guidelines to ensure coherence of the Geneva Academy communication, both for internal and external communication ;
  • Builds and expands relations with local and international media, responds to queries from local and international media, identifies new media to promote the institutions’ activities;
  • Supervise and coordinate the organization of events to ensure coherence among the events organized by the Geneva Academy and the relevance of the communication developed around these events
  • Participate in institutional fundraising efforts
  • Takes part in the core management of the Geneva Academy and participates in the decision-making process.

To be successful in this role, you should have:

  • Advanced university degree in communication, journalism, international relations, international law, political science or related fields
  • At least seven years of experience in public relations, media and communication ideally in the academic, public or civil society sector
  • Strong understanding of human rights, international humanitarian law and international criminal law
  • Strong experience in web design and graphic design ;
  • Excellent commend of both English and French (oral expression and writing)
  • Creativity & innovation
  • Reactivity and dynamism
  • Availability and capacity to work with activity peaks
  • Reliability and autonomy
  • Problem-solving abilities
  • Highly organized and structured
  • Sense of diplomacy and responsibility

What you can expect from us:

  • A thriving working environment with a dynamic international team.
  • A work in partnership with the main humanitarian and human rights institutions and experts.
  • A motivating, human, collaborative and inclusive working environment
  • A competitive salary and the usual package of insurance cover as well as five weeks of holiday

How to apply :

Swiss nationals, persons from the European Union or the European Economic Area, as well as persons with a valid Swiss working permit are invited to submit their applications with

1) a motivation letter

2) CV with two references

3) examples and references to websites, articles or communication products that you’ve created

by 10 June 2024

Apply online>>

By | May 15th, 2024|Careers|0 Comments

Head of Communication & External Relations, Geneva Academy – Readvertised

Head of Communication & External Relations 80% (F/M/D)
For the Geneva Academy

CONTRACT: Permanent

ACTIVITY RATE: 80% 32 h / w

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10.06.2024

STARTING DATE: as agreed

Introduction of the Academy :

The Geneva Academy provides postgraduate education, conducts academic legal research and policy studies, and organizes training courses and expert meetings. We concentrate on branches of international law that relate to situations of armed conflict, protracted violence, protection of human rights and transitional justice.

The role:

Under the supervision of the Executive Director of the Geneva Academy, you will be in charge of the Geneva Academy communication and overall external positioning of the institution, and promote its various activities (masters, training courses, research, the Geneva Human Rights Platform, events) in a coherent manner.

You will guarantee the integrity and coherence of the organisation’s external image, in accordance with its values. You will manage the Communication Officer, the Events Assistant and external relations unit and ensure timely deliverables of the highest quality.

Key responsibilities:

  • Development and implementation of the communication strategy;
  • Management of the Geneva Academy internal and external communication, and media relations to ensure visibility, coherence, accuracy and timeliness of published information
  • Management of the communication unit ( budget and finances, staff members) ;
  • Production of communication content for publications, the website and social media networks to promote research, publications, the master’s programmes, training courses , the Geneva Human Rights Platform and events ;
  • Development and implementation of communication tools, procedures and guidelines to ensure coherence of the Geneva Academy communication, both for internal and external communication ;
  • Builds and expands relations with local and international media, responds to queries from local and international media, identifies new media to promote the institutions’ activities;
  • Supervise and coordinate the organization of events to ensure coherence among the events organized by the Geneva Academy and the relevance of the communication developed around these events
  • Participate in institutional fundraising efforts
  • Takes part in the core management of the Geneva Academy and participates in the decision-making process.

To be successful in this role, you should have:

  • Advanced university degree in communication, journalism, international relations, international law, political science or related fields
  • At least seven years of experience in public relations, media and communication ideally in the academic, public or civil society sector
  • Strong understanding of human rights, international humanitarian law and international criminal law
  • Strong experience in web design and graphic design ;
  • Excellent commend of both English and French (oral expression and writing)
  • Creativity & innovation
  • Reactivity and dynamism
  • Availability and capacity to work with activity peaks
  • Reliability and autonomy
  • Problem-solving abilities
  • Highly organized and structured
  • Sense of diplomacy and responsibility

What you can expect from us:

  • A thriving working environment with a dynamic international team.
  • A work in partnership with the main humanitarian and human rights institutions and experts.
  • A motivating, human, collaborative and inclusive working environment
  • A competitive salary and the usual package of insurance cover as well as five weeks of holiday

How to apply :

Swiss nationals, persons from the European Union or the European Economic Area, as well as persons with a valid Swiss working permit are invited to submit their applications with

1) a motivation letter

2) CV with two references

3) examples and references to websites, articles or communication products that you’ve created

by 10 June 2024

Apply online>>

By | May 15th, 2024|News|0 Comments

GCN Lunch on AI wrap up

Thanks to all the communicators who attended our lunchtime seminar on Harnessing AI in Communications. Marco Barber presented some interesting insights and tools that could be useful for both professional and personal strategies.

Below are a few photos of the event.

In line with this interesting topic, here is a post by Reid Hoffman, the co-founder and executive chairman of LinkedIn presenting an amazing application of AI. He presents an interview with an AI version of himself called “Reid AI,” his digital twin, which was created by a team of experts based on his life work reproducing incredibly real gestures, mannerisms and voice. The video explores AI on many levels. Worth a watch!

 

 Stay tuned for a next event before the summer break.
The GCN Team
Glenn, Patricia, and Bob

 

By | May 8th, 2024|News|0 Comments

Lunchtime seminar – 2 May 2024 – Harnessing AI in Communications

Dear communicators,

We are pleased to announce our first in-person lunchtime seminar of 2024 on an exciting and very timely topic: Harnessing AI in Communication. 

Our speaker, Marco Barber has worked as an AI trainer for various organizations and private companies in Geneva. He combines UX (user experience) and AI (artificial intelligence) expertise for strategies focused on connecting user behavior with algorithm behavior. He demystifies AI, making new technologies accessible and optimizing their use. He has been responsible for digital marketing, communication, e-commerce, and CRM programs for multinationals. He has founded his own company www.digitalcuts.ch. With a master’s degree in service design, a bachelor’s in management and IT, and certifications in psychology and digital marketing, he aims to leverage his expertise in AI and adult education to train and inspire, focusing on educational innovation and adaptability to learners’ needs.

Marco’s presentation will explore the transformative role of AI in today’s professional landscape and promises to redefine your understanding of AI—not as complex code, but as a natural language tool that can be managed through critical soft skills, which are more vital now than ever before.

Key Highlights:

1.   AI and Communications: Discover how AI is managed with natural language. This shift makes AI accessible to all, empowering all to leverage technology with ease.

2.   The Rise of Soft Skills: Learn why soft skills such as communication, problem-solving, adaptability, and continuous learning, are essential in effectively managing and maximizing AI technologies to reach key audiences.

3.   Interactive Experience: Be prepared to engage in a dynamic session where you can see AI in action. Bring your challenges and ideas, and let’s explore together how AI can be tailored to address them.

The presentation will be followed by a standing lunch, to provide an opportunity for you to network with the speaker and fellow GCN members.

 Date: Thursday 2 May 2024

Time: 12h30 to 14h00

The Swiss Press Club, Domaine de Penthes, Chem. de l’Impératrice 18, 1292, Pregny-Chambésy, Geneva 

Fee: CHF 35.- per person includes drinks and snacks

Please register online >>

By | April 19th, 2024|News|0 Comments

Lunchtime seminar – 2 May 2024 – Harnessing AI in Communications

Dear communicators,

We are pleased to announce our first in-person lunchtime seminar of 2024 on an exciting and very timely topic: Harnessing AI in Communication. 

Our speaker, Marco Barber has worked as an AI trainer for various organizations and private companies in Geneva. He combines UX (user experience) and AI (artificial intelligence) expertise for strategies focused on connecting user behavior with algorithm behavior. He demystifies AI, making new technologies accessible and optimizing their use. He has been responsible for digital marketing, communication, e-commerce, and CRM programs for multinationals. He has founded his own company www.digitalcuts.ch. With a master’s degree in service design, a bachelor’s in management and IT, and certifications in psychology and digital marketing, he aims to leverage his expertise in AI and adult education to train and inspire, focusing on educational innovation and adaptability to learners’ needs.

Marco’s presentation will explore the transformative role of AI in today’s professional landscape and promises to redefine your understanding of AI—not as complex code, but as a natural language tool that can be managed through critical soft skills, which are more vital now than ever before.

Key Highlights:

1.   AI and Communications: Discover how AI is managed with natural language. This shift makes AI accessible to all, empowering all to leverage technology with ease.

2.   The Rise of Soft Skills: Learn why soft skills such as communication, problem-solving, adaptability, and continuous learning, are essential in effectively managing and maximizing AI technologies to reach key audiences.

3.   Interactive Experience: Be prepared to engage in a dynamic session where you can see AI in action. Bring your challenges and ideas, and let’s explore together how AI can be tailored to address them.

The presentation will be followed by a standing lunch, to provide an opportunity for you to network with the speaker and fellow GCN members.

 Date: Thursday 2 May 2024

Time: 12h30 to 14h00

The Swiss Press Club, Domaine de Penthes, Chem. de l’Impératrice 18, 1292, Pregny-Chambésy, Geneva 

Fee: CHF 35.- per person includes drinks and snacks

Please register online >>

By | April 19th, 2024|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

Senior Manager, Web, IATA Geneva

About the team you are joining

The IATA Corporate Communications Team is a high performing diverse group of professionals who, together, are responsible for a wide spectrum of IATA’s communications and our brand. This includes our corporate website which, attracting over 43k visits daily, plays a crucial role in achieving IATA’s mission. We are proud that our website creates value for our members, demonstrates our expertise, and furthers our influence.

Reporting to the Head, Corporate Communications, the web manager is a senior member of the team. The web manager oversees the governance, strategy, content, design, enhancement, and maintenance of the corporate website. You will be responsible for ensuring that the site content, functionality, and performance meet user needs while contributing to IATA’s priorities.

What your day would be like

Your days will be busy with interactions across IATA as you build a compelling strategic vision for IATA’s web communications and take hands-on responsibility for leading its implementation. We will count on you to:

-Drive the site’s governance and strategy and manage its budget
-Oversee content processes, including planning, writing, reviewing, and editing content
-Coach the editor community with guidelines and training
-Identify opportunities for site enhancements and work with the IT team to realize them
-Support a seamless customer journey across the main digital platforms that IATA operates
-Oversee the corporate intranet on Sharepoint Online (about 10% of your activity)

This is a demanding role for an experienced web manager who is at ease at both strategic and operational levels. The position is supported by a part time intern.

We would love to hear from you if

You are an enthusiastic and creative web professional with strong interpersonal skills who has:

-At least 8 years’ experience in a similar role and a bachelor’s degree in a related field
-A passion for driving web processes to deliver a state-of-the-art website built on best practices for content development, SEO and accessibility
-Enthusiasm for internal stakeholder engagement to bring the website to the center of our business using data-driven insights
-Experience in federating internal stakeholders and a dispersed team of content owners/editors towards a high level goal
-Success in delivering large web projects and experience in working with IT and design agencies
-Advanced skills in CMS, GA4, GTM, Search Console, Lookers Studio, Siteimprove, Sharepoint…
-Outstanding English, while other languages would be an asset
-Travel Required: 5%

More information and apply here>>

By | March 18th, 2024|Careers|0 Comments

TEDxLausanne – Thursday 14 March 2024 in Lausanne

The next TEDxLausanne event will be held on Thursday 14 March at the Théâtre L’Octogone de Pully, between 17h30 and 21h30, followed by a cocktail dinner and networking activities.

Tickets:
Standard Price: 96 CHF
Students/AVS: 50 CHF

Embark on an exciting journey: TEDxLausanne Where Change Begins.

A Must-Experience in a new format!

Step into a realm where transformation takes root, a central point of creative energy and motivation where forward-thinkers from across the globe converge to exchange ideas, collaborate with experts, and spark initiatives fueled by unwavering commitment and determination.

Brand new: TEDxMasterclass “The Secrets to Delivering Engaging Presentations”

Prepare to elevate your presentation skills to new heights with our inaugural event, designed to empower you with the tools and techniques needed to deliver truly impactful talks. Whether you’re a seasoned speaker or just starting out on your public speaking journey, TEDxMasterclass is your opportunity to refine your craft and make a lasting impression.

A line-up of thought-leaders

Get inspired and enter the conversation with our 12 speakers and performers, some of the most forward-thinking individuals.

Cocktail dinner and networking activities

Unique opportunities to engage with our speakers, partners, participantsLet us treat you to a delicious cocktail reception and a few glasses of wine, and engage in all kinds of networking activities: special Q&As with our speakers, live sketching, virtual reality goggles, framed discussions…

 

By | March 11th, 2024|Other events, Other resources|0 Comments

Communications officer, Medicines Patent Pool, Geneva

 

The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) is a United Nations-backed public health organisation working to increase access to, and facilitate the development of, life-saving medicines for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Through its innovative business model, MPP partners with civil society, governments, international organisations, industry, patient groups, and other stakeholders to prioritise and license needed medicines and pool intellectual property to encourage generic manufacture and the development of new formulations. MPP’s mandate covers patented medicines for infectious diseases – HIV, TB, hepatitis C and also non-communicable diseases including cancer, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, in addition to COVID-19 treatments and technologies.

The Role

Under direct supervision of the Senior Communications Manager, the Communications Officer will collaborate closely with the communications team members to produce compelling visuals and content tailored for different channels such as websites, social media, newsletters, and presentations.

The role will be specifically responsible for maintaining MPP’s online presence, overseeing the day-to-day management of the MPP website, online tools and social media platforms. Additionally, the Communications Officer will contribute to the development of promotional and marketing materials across various communication channels, encompassing branding, printed materials, and online assets.

Main Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Act as focal point for MPP website (bilingual EN/FR) content publishing, maintenance, and users’ experience enhancement in collaboration with an external technical support.
  • Assist the communications team with the website content creation and translations.
  • Maintain, update, and grow MPP social media presence. This includes:
    • designing and publishing engaging visuals and feeds in accordance with MPP visual identity and branding guidelines.
    • Collecting and interpreting media, website and social media analytics.
    • implementing agreed plans and strategies for connecting with audiences and increasing engagement with the followers.
  • Independently design branded materials for such as slide decks, social media cards, banners, posters, email signatures, etc. using Adobe Suite or other design tools.
  • Support creation of new marketing materials, including videos, brochures, publications, liaise with wider MPP team for the needed content and liaise with external graphic designer for design and delivery.
  • Liaise with external translators for the translation of materials (Spanish, French) ensuring they are properly proofread, shared, and published.
  • Coordinate the creation of MPP quarterly e- newsletters, MedsPaL updates and any emailing to MPP stakeholders as. needed, manage its branding, formatting, and distribution using Mailchimp.
  • Support the communications team in writing, editing, and distributing communications pieces including, but not limited to, paragraphs for online and traditional content.
  • Provide logistical support for events, including planning, organisation, and delivery; participate in events as requested by the Senior Communications Manager or Head of Communications.
  • Manage the development and maintenance of media and stakeholders’ databases.
  • Manage the development and maintenance of MPP’s video and picture libraries (on picflow).
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Communications Manager and Head of Communications to implement MPP’s communications strategy.

Requirements

Essential:

  • At least two years of experience supporting digital communications or running digital campaigns in an organisation, including content creation for social media platforms (X, LinkedIn, YouTube).
  • Experience with website content management and using web technologies including WordPress, JavaScript, HTML, CSS.
  • Experience compiling and interpreting website and social media analytics reports.
  • Experience creating content for organisational social media presence across variety of social media platforms.
  • Good graphic design skills and knowledge of Adobe suite including, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator for development of graphics and infographics; and video editing skills and knowledge of iMovie or Premiere for minor video editing etc.
  • Proficient use of MS Office, Macintosh and Windows operating systems, familiarity with SharePoint, Google Docs, online tools and libraries.
  • Good writing skills with the ability to synthetise information into short compelling messages.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills with the ability to organise own work autonomously and prioritise workload to meet deadlines.
  • Native level of written and spoken English; full professional proficiency of French (especially written).

Desirable

  • Knowledge of public health, matters related to access to medicines, intellectual property and/or the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Interest in new technologies and their use in communications highly desirable

Personal Qualities:

MPP’s richness lies in its staff: a small dynamic and multicultural team!

To flourish in our team, you must recognise yourself in our values: Respect, Courage, Generosity and Commitment. And demonstrate the following qualities:

  • Collaborative and supportive approach to teamwork.
  • Sensitivity to different cultures and work styles.
  • Demonstrable personal commitment to the public health goals of the MPP.

 MPP respects all individuals regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, HIV status or disability. All qualified applications are welcome.

If you recognize yourself in this description and wish to join our outstanding team, please send a cover letter and C.V. to recruitment@medicinespatentpool.org including “Communications Officer” as reference in the subject line.

Location:  Geneva, Switzerland
Type of contract:  full time, permanent employment
Home Office:  1-2 days per week

This position will be open until the right candidate is recruited. Applications will be reviewed and assessed on a continuous basis.

By | March 6th, 2024|Careers|0 Comments

ITC event on AI and Content Creation

The International Trade Centre is launching their new report on AI and content creation – and invites Geneva Communicators to attend the launch – on 14 March at 3.30 pm in Geneva – please register here.

Here is further information on the event:

Like a genie trapped in a bottle, information was once contained in books and tightly controlled by newspapers. Then the Internet was launched 50 years ago as a way for government researchers to share information – 534 years after Gutenberg created his printing press. Now, with the latest wave of AI-generated tools, anyone can publish their ideas, opinions, and experiences. AI as a force in business has been unleashed, and it is changing how we work and what we read.

The ITC Innovation Lab is pleased to host the launch of a new ITC report, called Living with the Genie – Artificial Intelligence in Content Creation for Small Businesses in Trade.

Join the authors and contributors to explore the promise and perils of AI tools when creating content in the workplace.

The launch will take place on 14 March at 3.30 pm, in the ITC conference plenary room, 54 rue de Montbrillant, and will be followed by an apéritif.

Register here for the event >> 

By | March 5th, 2024|Other events|0 Comments

Communications manager – Clowns without Borders UK (remote)

For those interested, Clowns without Borders UK is looking for a communications manager for an 11 month fixed contract (10 hours per week) working remotely, salary £40,000 Pro Rata: (£1,000 PER MONTH).

As the manager of communications operations you will:

HELP CREATE AND DELIVER THE STRATEGY

  •  Develop plans that strengthen the brand identity across all networks and stakeholders.
  •  Conduct an audit of what’s going well and what needs  attention.
  •  Set realistic targets around public awareness, media impressions, email list size, social media followers.

HELP DELIVER COMMS ACTIVITIES

The activities will include:

  • Increasing social media engagement through excellent content curation and individual interactions.
  • Developing blogs and supporting with content for the newsletter.
  • Donor communication; lettings donors know how much they are appreciated.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Passion for Humanitarian Causes

  • Be able to demonstrate a genuine commitment to humanitarian values and a passion for making a positive difference in the lives of others.
  • You must have previous experience working in communications and ideally within the charity sector/fundraising.

Creative and Innovative Mindset

  • Bring a creative spark to the team, generating fresh and innovative ideas – “we’re clowns, so there’s a lot of scope!”
  • Enjoy exploring new, engaging ways to tell our story.

 Exceptional Communication and Storytelling Skills

  • Have outstanding written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to convey complex messages clearly and compellingly.
  • Love crafting narratives and can tell compelling stories that evoke emotion, inspire action and resonate with diverse audiences, from donors to giant International Humanitarian Charities.

Savvy Mindset for Social Media and Tech

  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of various social media platforms and their potential for building brand awareness and engagement.
  • Enjoy staying up-to-date with social media trends and is excited to leverage these platforms for the charity’s benefit.
  • Comfortable with various communication tools and platforms (hoot suite canvas etc), and happy to explore new technologies that can enhance outreach efforts.

Positive, Flexible Approach

  • Happy to collaborate but also happy to take the initiative and ‘self-start’  Able to thrive with the demands of a small, busy team.

DETAILS

Please send a copy of your CV or LinkedIn Profile or similar, any links to examples of your work along with a cover letter outlining why you would like to work with Clowns Without Borders UK to hello@clownswithoutborders.org.uk .

By | March 1st, 2024|Careers|0 Comments