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Communications consultant needed

A new internship position (paid) – Communications Consultant – Medicines Patent Pool – Geneva/Mumbai – remote is now posted on our careers page.

By | October 5th, 2022|News|0 Comments

Communications Consultant – Medicines Patent Pool – Geneva/Mumbai – remote

10 months October 2022 to July 2023
Location: Geneva, Switzerland / Mumbai, India / Remote

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. 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. To date, MPP has signed agreements with eleven patent holders for thirteen HIV antiretrovirals, one HIV technology platform, three hepatitis C direct-acting antivirals, a tuberculosis treatment and a licence for long-acting technologies.

In 2020, MPP’s mandate was temporarily expanded to include COVID-19 treatments. In 2021 it was expanded further to include the licensing of technology with an initial focus on COVID-19 vaccines and pandemic preparedness. MPP was founded by Unitaid, which continues to be MPP’s main funder. MPP’s work on access to essential medicines is also funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

For more information, please visit our website, https://medicinespatentpool.org/

MPP is seeking an external communication consultant to work with the Head of Communications and the communication team at MPP to translate MPP’s new strategy into engaging communications tools and materials and to support the dissemination of the new strategy to MPP’s key audiences. And to develop, write and produce MPP’s 2022 annual report.

MPP Strategy 2023-2025
• To work from MPP 2023-2025 Strategy to develop external document that sets out the objectives of the strategy, 4 to 8 pages.
• To develop tools that staff can use to explain the Strategy to external stakeholders and supporters, such as PowerPoint, graphics and animations
• Work with graphic designers and other consultants to deliver materials
MPP Annual Report
• To work with the different teams at MPP to revise, develop and write MPP annual report 2022
• To research and write engaging stories that will be included in the annual report to illustrated MPP’s work
• To work with designer on layout and to manage the key steps during the whole process.
• To produce both print and digital versions of the Annual Report
• To undertake other communications assignments that may occur during the period of this consultancy.

– Experience in developing communication materials with proven ability to translate complex technical information into a story driven, engaging communication content for digital and traditional communication channels.
– Experience in project management with the ability to work with technical experts internally and external providers ( graphist, designers etc.)
– Experience designing and writing annual reports or other written communication material
– Excellent writing skills and the ability to craft communications for different audiences.
– Computer savvy, with successful experience using graphics, animations and other new technologies and innovative communication tools.

Experience (length and nature):
– Five to ten years of consulting experience or applicable communications experience
– Experience of communications in public health setting required.
– knowledge of issues related to access to medicines and intellectual property a plus.
Education and special training:
– University degree in communications, marketing or relevant field

Use of Languages:
– Full fluency in English
– Proficiency in French a plus.

Personal Qualities:
The Communications Consultant will need to demonstrate:
– Organisation skills, autonomy and ability to work within short timelines.
– Proactive approach.
– Ability to work analytically, creatively, and proactively in a problem-solving environment.
– Collaborative and supportive approach to teamwork.
– Sensitivity to different cultures and work styles.
– Demonstrable personal commitment to the public health goals of the MPP.

The MPP respects all individuals regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, HIV status or disability.

If you recognise yourself in this description, please submit your CV and a short proposal setting out how you would approach the project, detailing your fees and availability to recruitment@medicinespatentpool.org including “Communications Strategy Consultant” as reference in the subject line. This position will be closed as soon as the right candidate will be found.

Only short-listed consultants will be contacted.

By | October 5th, 2022|Careers|0 Comments

Digital Media Associate (Maternity Cover) – ISF, Nyon, Switzerland

International Seed Foundation (ISF) seeks a highly-motivated Digital Media Associate (Maternity Cover – 6 months) whose role is to support the ISF communications strategy by implementing the online engagement plan and managing the social media presence of ISF, its activities, and key topics.

This position will be responsible for the successful execution of digital and social media development activities for ISF on a global level. Digital assets include the following: websites, social media, Members Area, Channel World Seed, and others. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated interest in digital engagement, content creation, social media planning, execution, and reporting along with great writing and communications.

This is a part-time role (60%) from 3 January to 30 June 2023 within a small team that can be based remotely and entails some international travel to the World Seed Congress (mandatory) and presence in the office on a need basis. (S)he will report to ISF’s Communications Manager.


Campaign management: Work with the Communications Manager to plan and execute online campaigns around key international days and ‘ISF at 100’ celebrations
Social media administration: Monitor and update the ISF social media channels on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn using our preferred social media management platform, Sprout Social. Respond to comments and queries (process of approval to be set with Communications Manager). Provide quarterly reports on key metrics.
Content creation: Support the Communications Manager in designing and producing content in the form of text, audio-visuals (infographics, videos, photos, etc) and other communication tools, including recording at the ISF studio
Targeting: Find ways to scale up our communities and connect with new people. Build visibility.
Social media advertising: Develop ad sets and utilize social media metrics in order to track results, provide recommendations
Social media plan – ISF World Seed Congress 2023: Together with the Communications Manager, draft a social media plan and content calendar for campaigns related to the ISF World Seed Congress 2023
Onsite social media support during the ISF World Seed Congress 2023 in Cape Town, South Africa
Websites: Day-to-day content management using WordPress and coordination with the service provider/developer as needed; upload content on the ISF website and Members Area as needed


Excellent writing skills (English); additional languages an asset
Knowledge of the agriculture and food sector an asset
Highly creative, visual approach, social media savvy
Knowledge of social media platforms including targeting and advertising
Knowledge of website content management system (CMS), specifically WordPress
Knowledge of photo/video editing and graphic design tools (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, Lumen5)
Experience with social media listening tools (Sprout Social)
At least 2-3 years experience in a related area of work
University degree in communications, marketing, advertising, visual arts, or related fields


The position will be open until 3 October 2022. Send a resume, sample of previous work delivered, and a cover letter to Francine Sayoc, Communications Manager, International Seed Federation at careers@worldseed.org.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the position shall remain open until a suitable candidate has been engaged.

The selected candidate will undergo in-person training and handover with the current post holder, which will take place for 2-3 weeks in December 2022 or January 2023.

Contract period: 3 January to 30 June 2023

By | August 22nd, 2022|Careers|0 Comments

Global Health Journalism Workshop – 19 August 2022

A workshop on publishing critical, independent, global health journalism through newsletters. Sharing lessons on media entrepreneurship.

About this event


To share lessons on media entrepreneurship and publishing original reporting through newsletters.


⮚ Global Health Journalism: An inter-disciplinary approach

⮚ Newsletter Publishing: Entrepreneurial Journalism

Target Group:

Journalism students, journalists, global health experts interested in learning to write critically. Essentially anyone interested in international health policy and global health journalism.

(Workshop size: 5-10 per session)

Content of Workshops:

▪ Introduction: Geneva Health Files

▪ Lessons from self-publishing

▪ Applicability to other potential niche journalism projects

▪ Audience engagement and building a community

▪ Discussing project ideas of participants

▪ Analyzing a newsletter edition or a story

Duration and Format:

Two hours

⮚ Introduction: Geneva Health Files and participants’ self-introduction (10 mins)

⮚ Presentation including interaction with participants (20 mins)

⮚ Q&A (10 mins)

⮚ Discussion of ideas from participants (30 mins)

⮚ A short on-the-spot assignment (20 mins)

⮚ Wrap up and synthesis (30 mins)

Requirements to participate:

⮚ A 100 word statement on what you hope to gain from this workshop

⮚ Willingness to turn your camera on during the session so that we can see each other

⮚ Consent to recording of the sessions (only by the organizer)

⮚ Students should be able to share proof of their status

⮚ A short self-introduction at the beginning of the session

Register here >>

By | August 17th, 2022|Other events|0 Comments

Communications consultancy – 6 months – UNICEF Geneva

A new communications consultancy is available at UNICEF Geneva – six months – apply now!


By | August 16th, 2022|News|0 Comments

Communications Strategist – consultancy (6 months) – UNICEF Geneva

  • Communications Strategist – Business & Community Resilience (vacancy deadline: Friday 19 August 23:55:00 GMT+0200 (Central European Summer Time))
  • 6 month consultancy with UNICEF’s Office of Emergencies Geneva
  • Ideally in-person

Apply here : https://jobs.unicef.org/en-us/job/553228/inperson-consultancy-communications-strategist-business-community-resilience-6-months-office-of-emergency-programmes-emops-geneva-switzerland

By | August 16th, 2022|Careers|0 Comments

New internship position (paid) in Geneva

A new internship position (paid) – Digital Communications at IATA, Geneva is now posted on our careers page.

By | July 25th, 2022|News|0 Comments

Intern Digital Communications (paid) – IATA, Geneva

About the team you are joining
The IATA Corporate Communications Team is mostly based in Geneva but with colleagues worldwide. We support the mission, values and initiatives of IATA on behalf of its 290 global airline members. Our team supports IATA’s Divisions and Regions with communications strategy and advice, media liaison, digital and social media communications, design and branding, and internal communications.

What your day would be like
Your days will be full, and we hope, interesting! You’ll be contributing to the quality of www.iata.org through reviewing content submitted by some 100 departmental editors before publishing, and ensuring the application of best practices such as Search Engine Optimization and web writing style. You’ll contribute to the education of editors and provide web publishing support with advanced presentation functionality offered by our Content Management System (CMS), and create or edit web content as needed.

On the social media side, you’ll generate report analytics of IATA social media channels, and you’ll perform social listening, monitoring of online debate and work with the Corporate Communications team to respond to comments. You’ll also have the opportunity to create social media content to support our communications messages and priorities.

We would love to hear from you if
You are a communications or marketing recent graduate keen to practice digital communications in a demanding and highly professional environment. You’ll be at ease with technology, and a solid grasp of HTML would be an asset.

We’re looking for someone with experience of web communications, or blogging; social media analysis, social listening and social media impact evaluation; creating memorable social media posts tailored to multiple channels; with native or highly proficient English speaking and written skills.

Experience in video production/editing (Adobe Premiere Pro / Adobe After Effects / Final Cut Pro / Apple Motion), and knowledge of any other language would be an asset.

Candidates applying for this job need to be recent graduates, available to start quickly, and work on a full-time basis (40 hours per week), for at least 6 months.

Please have a look at our IATA Internship Program located at https://www.iata.org/en/careers/#tab-4 and find out how you could learn while contributing to our fascinating aviation industry.

Apply here >>

By | July 25th, 2022|Careers|0 Comments

New communications job opening

New communications job opening is now online:

 Media and communications Manager IDMC, Geneva

By | July 13th, 2022|News|0 Comments

Media and Communications Manager, IDMC Geneva


We are looking for an experienced Media and Communications Manager to strategically plan, coordinate, and disseminate all communications outputs to ensure they meet the needs of IDMC’s target audiences and have the greatest reach and impact. The role will oversee external engagement, messaging and brand identity across IDMC’s various channels and platforms by managing traditional and social media, ‘crisis communications’, design and layout of publications and products, and digital content production.

Come join the team!

What you will do

You will lead on media relations for the organisation, including strategic direction in close collaboration with the Director’s Office, with the aim of increasing the quality and quantity of media coverage of IDMC’s data, research, and analysis in target outlets. You will also act as the communications focal point for donors, partners, and other key stakeholders, improving information sharing to increase the uptake of IDMC’s products, and deputize for the Head of External Relations when necessary.

Some of your day-to-day tasks will include:

1. Lead on the strategic planning, coordination and dissemination of communications outputs to maximise impact:
-Help to raise the profile of the issue of internal displacement and of IDMC’s work by identifying and supporting the delivery of:
-Exciting, innovative digital communications – including leading on the drafting of two annual products, the mid-year update and year-end ‘crises to watch’ feature
-A people-centred approach to external communications, including collecting IDP stories, and highlighting solutions to internal displacement
-Strategic partnerships and collaborations across; media, content creation, high-profile speakers, online influencers and organisational ambassadors.
-Increase the uptake of existing and new data, analysis and research products with timely, targeted dissemination to target audience, including by selecting the most impactful method/channel of dissemination
-Take the lead in identifying and reacting to moments of crisis comms, mobilising expert taskforce and producing timely, relevant external pieces
-Support the Director’s Office in the development of key organisational messaging
-Maintain annual calendar of communications deliverables and strategic opportunities for proactive engagement and visibility
-Keep abreast of public events and visibility opportunities of interest to our target audiences and find ways to engage with them
-Lead a cross-departmental group aimed at identifying potential stories, angles, creative content ideas, departmental developments and visibility opportunities for IDMC
-Support the Digital Content Specialist and wider External Relations team in a stakeholder analysis of IDMC’s target audience.

2. Oversee and guide external engagement, messaging and brand identity and support strategic direction of ExRel team:
-Oversee all external facing design, messaging and content production, ensuring it aligns with organisational style and tone
-Oversee the production of publications, and ensure IDMC deliverables are met on time, to a high standard, and meeting the needs of our audiences
-Manage the performance of the Social Media Technical Officer, Graphic and Digital Design Coordinator, and Graphic and Digital Design Assistant in meeting their objectives
-Support the graphic and digital design team in the development and implementation of new IDMC brand guidelines, including the creation of new templates, infographics, and style guides
-Provide strategic direction to the ExRel team, broadly speaking, and increase the impact of external engagement
-Support the development of IDMC network of partners and influencers with whom we can rely to continually help elevate IDMC’s communications.

3. Manage organizational media relations:
-With constant monitoring of the news cycle and awareness of relevant events, proactively identify key moments throughout the year to raise the profile of the issue and the organisation
-Draft press releases, media statements, and op-eds, set up interviews with spokespeople, provide on-the-record comments and background information on key topics
-Respond to inquiries and capitalise on reactive media opportunities
-Build strategic relationships with media in target outlets/regions.
-Hold expert briefings, host field mission embeds and propose collaboration on innovative multimedia features
-Develop and maintain a suite of talking points on key topics, and organise regular media interview training for colleagues
-Support the Director’s Office in securing media opportunities for the Director and / or on field missions
-Monitor coverage, track and report on impact, and manage contact lists.

4. Act as a communications focal point for partners, and support the Director, to increase IDMC’s profile and reach:
-Foster reciprocal relationships with relevant NRC departments and teams, including regional offices
-Build relationships with counterpart communications contacts at donor and partner organisations to encourage greater uptake of IDMCs products
-Act as comms liaison for a specific partner or donor projects, feed into planning, and manage deliverables
-Support the Director in maintaining her Twitter feed.

What you will bring

-At least 7-10 years professional communications experience, with a broad background covering media relations, digital content, editing and project management
-Excellent English writing skills; French, Spanish and/or Arabic a plus
-Highly organised and detail-oriented
-Experience working in the humanitarian/development sector
-Self-motivated and with a positive attitude;
-Flexible, innovative, and effective in working collaboratively as part of a multicultural team.
-Minimum Bachelor’s, preferred Master’s, degree in Communications or related degree
-Particular skills focused on media relations, writing/editing, marketing, communications/strategy development.
-Able to oversee large projects and to coordinate and consolidate work from others.
-Able to research, collate, and summarise information from different sources and present it in an engaging manner.

What makes this position attractive?

A challenging and exciting opportunity with an international team dedicated to advocating for the rights of people forced to flee.
A chance to strategically plan, coordinate, and disseminate all communications outputs to ensure they meet the needs of IDMC’s target audiences and have the greatest reach and impact.
Salary and benefits according to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions in Geneva.

We are also looking for people who share our values:

To be dedicated to what we do;
To be innovative with our solutions;
To act as one unified and inclusive team;
To be accountable to the donors that make our work possible; the beneficiaries that we exist to serve; and to each other… the members of our NRC family.
We will be assessing candidates on an ongoing basis; therefore, early applications are recommended.

More information and application details>>

By | July 13th, 2022|Careers|0 Comments