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GCN Summer apéro 6 July 2023 – wrap up

Thanks to all the communicators who attended our summer apéro on Thursday 6 of July at the restaurant La Vie des Champs. It was a beautiful evening and perfect setting to enjoy a drink and some snacks with a fund animation. A special thanks to John Zimmer and Robert Bartram from the improv comedy group Renegade Saints for their animated intervention.

Below are a few photos from the event.

Have a wonderful summer everyone. We look forward to seeing you in September.

Glenn, Patricia and Bob

 

By | July 9th, 2023|GCN aperos|0 Comments

Summer apéro – with the Renegade Saints

We are excited to announce that we will be joined at our evening apéro by the fabulous improv group the Renegade Saints! Join us for some drinks and finger food – and some fun improv.  Looking forward to our own Robert Bartram and John Zimmer bringing improv to the Geneva communicators.

Date: Thursday 6 July 2023

Time: 18h00 to 20h00

Location: Restaurant La Vie des Champs, Ch. de la Vie des Champs 15, 1202 Geneva

Directions: The restaurant is located on a small road behind the ICRC, limited street parking is available in front of the ICRC and UN on Avenue de la Paix. Bus stop BIT for bus 8 is 5 minutes from the venue.

Fee: CHF 30.- per person includes drinks and snacks

 Please register online >>

By | July 3rd, 2023|GCN aperos|0 Comments

Summer apéro – 6 July 2023

We are pleased to announce our first evening apéro get-together since the end of COVID. Please join us at the Restaurant “La Vie des Champs”, a lively and dynamic venue near the ICRC and ILO. Join us for some drinks and finger food to welcome the summer and network with fellow communicators. The evening will also include a surprise animation to encourage networking.

Date: Thursday 6 July 2023

Time: 18h00 to 20h00

Location: Restaurant La Vie des Champs, Ch. de la Vie des Champs 15, 1202 Geneva

Directions: The restaurant is located on a small road behind the ICRC, limited street parking is available in front of the ICRC and UN on Avenue de la Paix. Bus stop BIT for bus 8 is 5 minutes from the venue.

Fee: CHF 30.- per person includes drinks and snacks

 Please register online >>

By | June 21st, 2023|GCN aperos|0 Comments

GCN Lunchtime seminar 28 April – follow-up

Thanks to all the members who attended our lunchtime seminar on Friday 28 April – on Taking a stand for sustainability.

A special thanks to Alice Richard, who enlightened and challenged the audience with an interactive presentation that allowed participants to reflect on the value of existing communications approaches and messages about sustainability. We spent an entertaining hour questioning existing ideas and exploring new ones.

A few impressions of the event can be found below, courtesy of photographer Geraldo Pestalozzi.

We will be in touch soon with another networking event in the coming weeks.

The GCN Team

By | May 4th, 2023|News|0 Comments

Digital Communications Intern, IATA Geneva

Employment Type: Internship
Contract Duration: 6 months

About the team you are joining:
You will be attached to IATA’s Corporate Communications Department, with responsibilities focusing on web and social media support and analysis. As a young communications or marketing graduate you will practice digital communications in a demanding and highly professional environment, in addition to experiencing fast-paced teamwork.

What your day would be like:
Contribute to the quality of our corporate website through reviewing content submitted by some 100 departmental editors before publishing;
Ensure the application of best practices such as Search Engine Optimization and web writing and contribute to the education of editors;
Respond to queries for web publishing support, advanced functionality, analytics;
Create or edit web content as needed;
Create social media content including multimedia;
Handle analytics and reporting for our social media channels;
Contribute to social listening and monitoring of online debates and respond to comments.

We would love to hear from you if:
You are an effective team player, comfortable in a multicultural work environment, and able to juggle with priorities.

Required skills:
Recent graduate in Communications or related field with excellent communication and analytical skills;
At ease with technology, ideally with notions of HTML;
Experience of web communications, blogging or social media;
Experience with social media analysis, listening and impact evaluation;
Experience creating memorable social media posts tailored to multiple channels;
Image and video production/editing (Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro / Adobe After Effects / Final Cut Pro / Apple Motion);
Native or highly proficient English speaking and written skills.

Apply here>>

By | April 24th, 2023|Careers|0 Comments

Volunteering Communications Manager (Based remotely in the Switzerland)

Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is seeking a talented Volunteering Communications Manager to join our team! The Volunteering Communications Manager equips key stakeholders with the messaging and tools they need to communicate clearly about Habitat for Humanity’s volunteering initiatives. The Volunteering Communications Manager works closely with members of both the Integrated Programs division and the Global Communications division to interpret technical information and ongoing shifts in Habitat’s approach to volunteering for a wide range of audiences, from Habitat staff and the volunteers themselves to community members and partners.

Reporting to the Senior Director of International Communications, with a cross functional reporting to the Senior Director of Volunteer and Institutional Engagement (VIE), the Volunteering Communications Manager is responsible for increasing the understanding of Habitat’s volunteer initiatives. This position, in collaboration with colleagues in Global Communications and International Programs, manages the creation of compelling content and messaging in concert with Habitat’s brand and tailored to specific audiences.

This position can be remote within one of the country locations HFHI operates in.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with volunteer program and communications colleagues to develop and periodically update key global messaging and content about HFHI’s volunteering (35%).
  • Prepare Habitat leadership, fundraisers and other key stakeholders with messaging and communications tools for specific opportunities, including webinars, conferences, events and other key moments (25%).
  • Collaborate with communications colleagues around the world to integrate volunteer messaging into Habitat’s communications, ensuring that Habitat communications and storytelling reflect and advance the organization’s program strategies related to volunteering (20%).
  • Serve as first point of contact for questions and requests directed at volunteer initiatives and engagement as part of community moderation (10%).
  • Other related duties as assigned by supervisor (10%).

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications or related field.
  • 5 years in communications work, especially managing global projects with multiple stakeholders and/or interpreting technical information for various audiences.
  • Proficiency in building creative concepts and demonstrated ability to see projects through to completion.
  • Ability to write, edit, evaluate, and curate strong content related to volunteering and/or international development while meeting brand, marketing and messaging needs.
  • Ability to lead the creation of complete content packages; established experience with photo selection, design collaboration, etc., all while maintaining brand standards.
  • Strong communications and problem-solving skills.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural competencies and organizational and project management skills that demonstrate an ability to successfully collaborate with a variety of departments and stakeholders.
  • Active support of HFHI Values:

*Humility – We are part of something bigger than ourselves
*Courage – We do what’s right, even when it is difficult or unpopular
*Accountability – We take personal responsibility for Habitat’s mission

  • Safeguarding: HFHI requires that all employees take seriously their ethical responsibilities to safeguarding our intended beneficiaries, their communities, and all those with whom we work. Managers at all levels have responsibilities to support and develop systems that create and maintain an environment that prevents harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse, safeguards the rights of beneficiaries and community members (especially children), and promotes the implementation of Habitat for Humanity’s code of conduct.

Preferred:

  • Previous nonprofit experience a plus
  • Experience analyzing data and with data visualization

For further information and to apply >>

By | April 18th, 2023|Careers, News|0 Comments

Lunch event – 28 April 2023 – Taking a stand for sustainability

The Geneva Communicators Network is pleased to announce our first in-person lunchtime seminar for 2023!

The communications industry is full of great, creative, forward thinking and influential minds. Your skills have the power to change the narrative on sustainability and make lasting change. But the industry is awash with green claims, misleading messaging and exaggerated language… if you work in PR and comms, there’s no way you haven’t come across this type of disinformation and spin. Do you verify the claims you are being asked to communicate? Are you using your talents responsibly? Are these questions uncomfortable? This interactive and reflective workshop will use humour and out of the box thinking to explore purpose and help you identify how you can be part of the solution.
Date: Friday 28 April 2023
Time: 12h30 to 14h00
The Swiss Press Club, Domaine de Penthes, Chem. de l’Impératrice 18, 1292 Pregny-Chambésy, Geneva

Fee: CHF 30.- per person includes drinks and snacks

About the speaker: Alice Richard is a sustainability catalyst, designing and leading learning experiences that help bring sustainability to life. A Scottish national living in Switzerland, Alice’s career has bridged private and non-profit sectors and has been built around products and collaborations that drive positive change. A former United Nations staff member, she worked for UNICEF for 14 years before founding her sustainability training company Co-CREATE ImpACT. Today, Alice provides services to a wide range of educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and corporations; and is regular expert for UNITAR on the Sustainable Development Goals and the European Commission on gamifying sustainability. Alice brings together genuine passion for making the world a better place with her 20+ years of experience and expertise helping organisations ‘think out of the box’, to advance sustainability with inclusive, energising and thought-provoking training.
By | April 4th, 2023|News|0 Comments

Lunch event – in-person – 28 April 2023

The Geneva Communicators Network is pleased to announce our first in-person lunchtime seminar for 2023!

The communications industry is full of great, creative, forward thinking and influential minds. Your skills have the power to change the narrative on sustainability and make lasting change. But the industry is awash with green claims, misleading messaging and exaggerated language… if you work in PR and comms, there’s no way you haven’t come across this type of disinformation and spin. Do you verify the claims you are being asked to communicate? Are you using your talents responsibly? Are these questions uncomfortable? This interactive and reflective workshop will use humour and out of the box thinking to explore purpose and help you identify how you can be part of the solution.
Date: Friday 28 April 2023
Time: 12h30 to 14h00
The Swiss Press Club, Domaine de Penthes, Chem. de l’Impératrice 18, 1292 Pregny-Chambésy, Geneva

Fee: CHF 30.- per person includes drinks and snacks

About the speaker: Alice Richard is a sustainability catalyst, designing and leading learning experiences that help bring sustainability to life. A Scottish national living in Switzerland, Alice’s career has bridged private and non-profit sectors and has been built around products and collaborations that drive positive change. A former United Nations staff member, she worked for UNICEF for 14 years before founding her sustainability training company Co-CREATE ImpACT. Today, Alice provides services to a wide range of educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and corporations; and is regular expert for UNITAR on the Sustainable Development Goals and the European Commission on gamifying sustainability. Alice brings together genuine passion for making the world a better place with her 20+ years of experience and expertise helping organisations ‘think out of the box’, to advance sustainability with inclusive, energising and thought-provoking training.
By | April 2nd, 2023|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

Social media manager – The WHO Foundation, Geneva

The WHO Foundation (WHOF), launched in May 2020 and headquartered in Geneva, was created as an independent Swiss foundation affiliated with but independent of WHO. Its mission is to mobilize greater private capital and partnership to advance the mission of the World Health Organization (WHO), enabling catalytic impact on the people whose lives rely on WHO’s work and facilitating innovation to maximize the impact of the resources invested.

WHOF was therefore created as an independent Swiss foundation affiliated with but independent of WHO to marshal new resources from philanthropists, foundations, businesses, and individuals to support its mission: promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable, while protecting the neutrality and independence of WHO as the world’s leading health authority. WHOF is a nexus for unique opportunities in global health, facilitating game-changing opportunities between the private sector and WHO. Our focus is on mobilizing grant income, shared value partnerships, and investment to power WHO’s work.

PURPOSE

The Social Media Manager is responsible for overseeing the digital communications function in support of the organization’s broader development objectives. He/she will develop and implement an integrated digital communications strategy to enhance the Foundation’s external profile and will liaise with service providers (social media production, web development, hosting services, security, external agencies). The digital communications strategist will serve as the lead for web and digital communications management.

REPORTS TO
The Social media Manager will directly report to the Chief Communications Officer of WHO Foundation.

ACCOUNTABILITIES & FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Strategy Development and Execution

  • Spearhead development and execution of an integrated digital communications strategy, working closely with the Chief Communications Officer, Foundation teams, and WHO counterparts to identify gaps, opportunities, and approaches for strengthening brand awareness and engagement with target audiences as the Foundation grows and evolves.

Digital communications

  • Oversee social media, liaising closely with WHO Foundation team, initiatives, campaigns, and partnerships leads to align and convert messaging narratives to appropriate digital channels.
  • Oversee management of Foundation website, social media and other externally facing digital platforms.
  • Develop digital communications protocols and engage external vendors for web maintenance and strategy as the Foundation and content needs evolve.
  • Craft, execute, and commission digital communication assets such as animations, film and social media creative (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Web) to support Foundation content opportunities.
  • Evaluate digital communications with social listening, analytics reports and provide recommendations and to report on successes.
  • Monitor social sites for news, trends and emerging themes to help inform the content, and provide alerts to the team on important marketplace developments as they occur.
  • Keeping online content up to date and in line with digital communication trends.
  • Researching and writing blogs for the website around key Foundation themes and activities.

Campaign strategy

  • Build and implement digital campaign communications/fundraising campaigns to support key milestones and initiatives of the Foundation and its partners.
  • Create, research, source high-impact content for campaigns, website, and digital channel appeals.

Internal Coordination and Management

  • Work with the communication and campaign teams to manage the digital communication workstream, with external agencies and other subcontractors where relevant.
  • Edit and update an editorial calendar with external key dates, internal events, global UN days, and more.
  • Participate in Interim Secretariat staff, campaigns, appeals, and various initiatives meetings and provide written updates on progress where requested.
  • Ensure harmonization between the campaigns, partnerships, strategy & impact, and communications workstreams.
  • Liaise directly with the CEO, members of the board, and WHO colleagues as appropriate.
  • Support Foundation events for digital communication activities.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

PROFILE

  • A minimum of 8 to 10 years of progressively responsible experience in digital communications strategy, with a proven record of conceptualizing and executing successful strategies/campaigns and working across sectors.
  • Self-starter with strong leadership skills and aptitude for working with autonomy and entrepreneurship, both individually and as part of a complex team effort.
  • Comfort with and/or experience of operating in a lean, start-up environment.
  • Demonstrated project management skills, ideally including executing large-scale, multi-actor campaigns and collaborations and reporting on metrics/measurements.
  • Experience managing under crisis conditions in fast-turnaround global “emergency” situations.
  • Knowledge of project budgeting and agency management are highly desirable skills.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and diplomacy, with insights into DEI are essential to the role.
  • Demonstrated record of setting clear standards for accountability, value for money, risk management and zero tolerance to fraud and corruption.
  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent), in digital communications, digital marketing or campaigning, international relations, or related fields.
  • Aptitude to work with flexibility, entrepreneurship, and diplomacy both individually and as part of a complex team effort.
  • Must have excellent writing and content development skills with strong proofing abilities and careful attention to detail.
  • Fluency in English, French is an advantage.

OFFER

  • Rewarding work in a dynamic and innovative non-profit environment with appealing growth and learning opportunities
  • A collaborative workplace within a truly global team
  • An agile, fast-moving and flexible environment
  • Potential to leverage a multinational name and organization in the form of WHO

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Type of contract: Permanent
  • Location: Geneva (relocation needed)
  • Working rate: 100%
  • Estimated start date: ASAP

For further information and to apply, click here>>

By | March 7th, 2023|Careers, News|0 Comments

Internship opportunity at UNEP Geneva

New internship opportunity with UNEP Geneva

By | March 3rd, 2023|News|0 Comments