Director of Strategy and Advocacy – The Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR), remote location
The Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR) is seeking candidates for the position of Director of Strategy and Advocacy
As a key advocacy strategist, the Director of Strategy and Advocacy will work alongside the Executive Director to ensure the highest standards of quality and effectiveness in GI-ESCR’s various advocacy efforts and to help transform GI-ESCR’s programmes and research into concrete improvements in human rights practice.
The successful candidate will be an effective leader, strategic thinker and compelling communicator. He/she will have a thorough knowledge of economic and social rights and a deep understanding of the nature of key human rights concerns, as well as of relevant political, social, legal, economic, cultural, ethnic, racial and gender issues.
Experience of fundraising, working in a key leadership role and managing people and teams is expected. The nature of this role requires excellent political judgement, as well as the ability to identify and address risks and opportunities, manage conflicting demands, meet deadlines, adjust priorities and manage budgets.
All the information related to the position are on the job description, including the details on how to apply here: https://bit.ly/3z6VLsi
Deadline for applications is 02 July 2021, 23.59 hrs. (Mexico City: UTC/GMT -5 hrs.)
Please apply by filling in the online form https://bit.ly/3piv6Et and uploading a cover letter and your resume (in Word or PDF format) directly on the form.
Please note that we will only take applications received through the online form.
Period: One year contract (renewal upon available funding)
Starting date: July-August 2021
Application due: 20 June 2021
Salary: 4’000 CHF / month, over a twelve-month period
Full-time, based in Geneva (Switzerland)
About the position:
This position offers a unique opportunity for recent graduates and/or young professionals to implement the communications and social media activities of our organisation, which is the leading international non-governmental organisation working on prevention of torture. The Digital Communication Associate will work with all staff at the APT, in particular APT’s Strategic Communication Adviser, and under the supervision of the Deputy Secretary General. This is an entry-level position in the organisation, with opportunities for growth and learning.
-Manage APT’s social media sites – Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, including posting messages and monitoring developments related to APT mandate
Coordinate the mailing and translation of of APT’s e-Reporter in English, French and Spanish
-Design graphics and images for social media and community engagement, as well as posters and flyers as needed
-Record interviews and edit videos, including subtitles
-Contribute to the maintenance of the APT website, through publishing online articles and videos
-Photograph APT events, edit photos, and post photos online
-Promote APT events and in-country activities in APT’s social media
-Translation and proofreading of relevant communication materials, including website articles and Torture Prevention Learning Village materials
-Any additional support required for the implementation of APT’s communication and activities
-Degree in communications, marketing, in particular digital communications, or other relevant studies.
Understanding of, and prior experience in managing social media (in particular Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook)
-Good command of publishing, editing and photo softwares, as well as design softwares, in particular Premiere Pro, PhotoShop and Canva
-Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
-Be rigorous and attached to detail a must
-Strong planning and delivery skills
-Strong interest in APT’s mandate and approach to torture prevention
-Be eager to learn and develop in the position
-Be flexible, self-motivated and able to work independently.
-Be able to work as a member of a multicultural team and willing to participate in a variety of tasks.
-Swiss or EU citizenship or a valid work permit for Switzerland at the time of application is a pre-requisite.
-Previous experience in similar position in a non-for-profit organisation, either as intern, fellow or early entry position (maximum 1 or 2 years of prior experience)
Knowledge of Spanish and/or French
-Good command of online programmes to design flyers and infographics
-Good command of Drupal
Please submit a cover letter (one page), resume (maximum two pages), and a sample of multimedia products (including posters, graphics, or videos) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 20 June 2021 (Midnight CET). Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted for an interview.
APT welcomes applications from qualified individuals, irrespective of their race, religion, skin color, nationality, age, disability status, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family structure, mental health status, or any other characteristic. Our policies encourage a workplace free from discrimination and any form of harassment.
Closing date: Sunday, June 20, 2021 – 00:00am
Purpose / Summary
Based in Geneva and reporting to the Head of External Relations and Policy, the Communication Manager leads a small team to implement and monitor the communication strategy, reaching out to the key stakeholders in explosive ordnance risk reduction, human security, humanitarian and development fields, the media and the wider public. S/he leads the editorial agenda and oversees digital and print material and public relations activities (including stakeholders’ engagement, social media, events, and media relations).
Areas of Responsibilities
• Implement and maintain the overall GICHD communication strategy and its related workplans together with an editorial calendar.
• Supervise, manage, coach and counsel the staff members of the communication unit.
• Manage the financial resources of the communication unit based on an annual budget consolidated with the Head of Division.
• Formulate and supervise delivery of key messages and communication content by the GICHD staff; adapt the messages to the different audiences and channels.
• Ensure consistency of the GICHD’s tone of voice and identity across all channels and supervise the implementation of the editorial style guide and the graphic chart.
• Promote communications best practices within GICHD Divisions and provide training to staff where appropriate.
• Identify and supervise communication campaigns; develop an annual calendar of events and campaigns for the Centre.
• Strengthen the Centre’s internal communication in identifying opportunities and new communication tools fostering collaboration and improving employees’ engagement.
• Support with the implementation of crisis management best practices for the Centre
• Carry out work in a gender and diversity-sensitive manner and monitor that gender and diversity considerations are mainstreamed in the overall GICHD communication.
Public and media relations / stakeholder engagement
• Develop and foster media relations aiming to increase GICHD visibility in local, national and international media.
• Coordinate and advise managers and staff on media relations, including media inquiries and interview requests; organise press conferences and draft press releases.
• Coordinate and supervise the publication of media articles and op-eds by the GICHD experts and leadership.
• Identify and develop partnerships with communication professionals from other organisations in the humanitarian sector, civil society and Maison de la paix community.
Written content / Visual identity
• Ensure that the messaging displayed across communication products, tools and channels is in line with the agreed visual identity and corporate communication guidelines.
• Oversee the production of the overall communication material, such as publications, media articles, press releases as well as audio-visual material and define the priorities in line with GICHD strategy.
• Oversee the quality and consistency of written content produced by the Centre.
• Identify and advise on opportunities for launch events and dissemination of knowledge and publications.
• Oversee and coordinate the quality control of translations in line with the style guide and standard glossaries.
Digital engagement and social media
• Define the digital strategy in line with the communication strategy.
• Identify and foster partnerships with external actors on digital channels.
• Coach and advise Centre’s experts and staff in their personal social media and digital activities.
• Define outputs and goals for overall social media outreach according to the divisional needs and oversee their implementation and execution.
• Lead the management of GICHD websites and digital platforms in terms of their architecture, coherence with other tools and content management.
• Lead and advise on interview and animation scripts for audio-visual content.
• Stay abreast of digital trends and identify opportunities for their use within the humanitarian and development sector.
Operating Network (External)
• Journalists and other professionals in media (both in international, international Geneva and Swiss press).
• Organisers and stakeholders of relevant events.
• Consultants and service providers for events, audio-visual production, graphic design.
• National Mine Action Authorities, relevant external partners and donors.
Qualifications (technical qualifications or certifications that are essential to fulfil the post):
• Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in communication, journalism, international relations, or related field.
Specific knowledge, technical skills
• 8 – 10 years’ experience in international settings, both in private and public sectors
• Solid experience with local/national media landscape is an essential requirement
• Fluent in French or another Swiss national language.
• At least 2 years’ experience managing staff, coaching, or mentoring
• Solid knowledge and competence in communication approaches, tools, and methodologies essential to planning and executing effective campaign strategies and programmes, e.g. campaign management, advocacy, engagement, media operations, message targeting
• Knowledge/Understanding of content management systems and experience with managing or overseeing social media platforms.
• Excellent English speaker with outstanding communication skills, both written and oral with the ability to speak in public.
• Proven project management skills, budget planning and monitoring and project team management.
• Proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud, a bonus.
• Experience in managing external resources and agencies.
• Experience in managing the production of publications.
• Understanding and experience in mainstreaming gender and diversity topics throughout different communication materials.
• Professional understanding/experience of communications during crisis management.
If you wish to join our mission and you feel you have the right profile to take on this role, please apply exclusively on-line using this link GICHD Job application portal and present your application in English including a CV of maximum 2 pages, a letter of motivation and any other additional material you wish to present in support of your candidacy.
To apply directly online, please click ON THIS LINK.
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Reporting to: co-chairs of global retreat
Type of contract: part-time consultant or temporary employee
Start date: 1 July 2021 – 1 September 2022
Application deadline: 22 June 2021
Oak Foundation commits its resources to address issues of global, social, and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged.
Through our grant-making, we support others to make the world a safer, fairer, and more sustainable place to live. With offices in Europe, India, and North America, we make grants to organisations in approximately 40 countries worldwide.
Oak Foundation holds a Global Retreat for all its staff every five years. Our hope is that the next Global Retreat will provide us with the space to:
• inspire and drive us to elevate Oak’s mission in the world;
• learn from each other and gain new skills;
• explore challenges and opportunities to define our role in building positive change;
• connect and strengthen our internal networks, work smarter, and build bridges.
We are searching for a coordinator for our Global Retreat, which will take place from 18-22 July 2022. The event will take place at the Hotel Intercontinental in Lyon, France. We are looking for someone to work as follows:
1. 60 per cent from July 2021 to February 2022
2. 100 per cent from February 2022 to September 2022
The responsibilities for the retreat are described below. If time allows, the coordinator could also be requested to assist on other events and activities that take place within the foundation.
The coordinator fills an important role in planning the Retreat. During the first few months, the coordinator’s primary job is to help the co-chairs to: book vendors (i.e., photographer and writers, etc.) for activities and events; organise dinners and activities at the event location; take meeting minutes; follow up on requests; and coordinate the various exploratory meetings of the committee and subcommittees.
In addition to the above, the coordinator’s job is centred on creating an organisational system to facilitate the work of the committee members and others. These tools should help map all relevant information for participants.
The coordinator also: creates a working budget; drafts communications to staff for co-chairs; drafts a survey to register guests to the Retreat; creates food allergy records to tailor catering; finalises all logistics for speakers and special guests; coordinates with vendors; drafts agreements; and creates schedules for deliverables.
A few months prior to the Retreat, the coordinator: finalises all agreements with vendors and speakers; collects bios and information to be used in the programme; provides draft material for the formal programme for internal and external guests; and maps Retreat logistics, which involves several weeks of organising and coordinating with committee members, hotels and vendors.
The coordinator will be expected to travel a few times from Geneva to Lyon, the conference site, to visit the venue and potential locations for events.
The coordinator’s main job at the Retreat will be to make sure that all of the logistics, which will be carefully planned, fit together seamlessly at the Retreat. During the Retreat, the
coordinator will be responsible for all aspects of the lodging, vendors and venues (including ensuring and trouble shooting any IT needs in the meeting rooms). The Retreat coordinator also act as an “event producer” during the Retreat and needs to manage the technical needs of staging several sessions in one day.
Post Retreat responsibilities
With assistance from a co-chair and President, the coordinator will: finalise all invoices; present a final budget to the Director of Administration and President; assemble all
photographic records; liaise with speakers/presenters; draft surveys and a survey report; and gather all communication material needed for a final Retreat report, among other tasks.
The ideal coordinator will have:
• extensive event planning experience;
• high attention to detail;
• the ability to travel to Lyon, France;
• the ability to juggle a wide range of responsibilities that may demand ongoing reprioritisation;
• demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
• poise, maturity, warmth, curiosity, humility, and a good sense of humour;
• excellent oral and written communication skills in English. A second major language and/or a region-specific expertise would be an asset;
• demonstrated openness and capacity to learn quickly;
• excellent computer skills (Office, e-mail, database management, desk research); and
• committed to Oak’s organisational values.
How to apply
To apply, please send your curriculum vitae and a covering letter by e-mail only to – email@example.com no later than 22 June 2021. In the subject line please put Retreat
coordinator – Oak. Applicants must be able to work as a consultant in Geneva, or have an EU or Swiss nationality or valid work permit. Please note that we will only be contacting
By submitting your application, you confirm that you have read and understood Oak’s job applicant’s data privacy notice.
he Private Sector Engagement Department (PSED), supports The Global Fund Secretariat in mobilizing resources and technical assistance for country programs around the world. PSED plays an important role in engaging private sector partners to increase resources and to develop innovative solutions to scale up the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
1- Cross sectoral partnership platform building and resource mobilization
Finalize the design of a solid and compelling concept for the global cross sectoral platform;
Develop key materials, including platform ‘s principles, branding, brochure / website and a plan to recruit members, especially tech leaders. Support communications and dissemination within the platform and externally.
Map out the landscape for resource mobilization, financial and expertise, develop and lead the execution of a resource mobilization plan;
Lead on the recruitment of platform’s members.
2- Cross sectoral partnership platform’s management
Develop and implement the governance structure and ways of working of the platform;
Organize and facilitate meetings along key workstreams. Closely coordinate with the Global Fund’s Private Sector Engagement colleagues in charge of needs assessment, partnerships management, on-the ground implementation and knowledge management;
Develop the annual plan and coordinate annual reporting on the work of the coalition, as well as quarterly progress report.
Consider long-term sustainability scenarios for the management of the coalition.
3- Visibility and network development
Proactively engage and develop strong collaborations with existing and new key strategic partners;
Facilitate meetings and visibility in relevant forums and events, such as DAVOS, UNGA, etc.
4- Strategy development and cross sectoral partnership platform coordination
Coordinate with Global Fund country teams on in country engagement plans and strategies
Implement within the platform key Global Fund frameworks for private sector engagement;
Coordinate with key internal stakeholders, especially the DSCF coordinator within the Technical Assistance and Partnerships (TAP) team, the Private Sector Engagement Team, Country Teams. And IT.
The Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies is offering an executive short course on Media and Humanitarian Action – 3-7 May 2021.