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Communications officer – EPFL Lausanne

The Enterprise for Society (E4S) centre is a joint venture of EPFL, the University of Lausanne and the IMD business school, that embraces the mission of helping society transition towards a more sustainable, inclusive and resilient economy. The Communication Officer will help E4S implement its vision and deliver its message to a wide range of stakeholders.
Main duties and responsibilities include :

  • Design and implementation of a communication strategy for the center
  • Creation and production of content to maximize the impact of E4S (website, social networks, newsletters, annual report)
  • Management and monitoring of social media channels
  • Management and maintenance of the website
  • Organization and promotion of events (in collaboration with the rest of the team); management of the stakeholder contact database.
Your profile :

  • Completed university studies of MSc level (ideally journalist or communication specialist) and appropriate professional experience of at least three years in a similar position
  • Strong aptitude and understanding of the communication aspects of stakeholder engagement (internal and external audiences);
  • Mastery of the different communication technologies, including social media, WordPress, CRM platforms such as Salesforce, etc
  • Ability to synthesize complex organizational and scientific information and convert it into a language understandable to a broad range of stakeholders; experience in journalism is a highly valuable asset
  • Strong interest in the areas of sustainability and technology
  • Strong sense of organization and quality
  • Proactive personality, autonomous but with a strong sense of teamwork
  • Proven flawless command of written and oral English
  • Excellent command of French, German a valuable asset
Start date :
As soon as possible
Term of employment :
Fixed-term (CDD)
Work rate :
60-80%
Duration :
1 year, renewable
By | March 15th, 2021|Careers|0 Comments

Training Evaluating Advocacy and Public Affairs: Challenges, Methodologies and Solutions

The European Centre for Public Affairs is offering the following online training session:

Thursday 4 March 2021, 12.00-13.30

Trainer: Dr Glenn O’Neil

Increasingly, organisations are using advocacy to bring about policy and practice change in a wide variety of areas, from public health to the environment.

However, there are specific challenges in being able to evaluate the contribution of advocacy to any progress seen.

This training will present an overview of the challenges faced, assess various methodologies and the possible solutions that exist to evaluate advocacy and public affairs initiatives, irrespective of location.

Free for members of the ECPA and a fee of 100 euros will be asked of non-members.

Further details and registration>>

By | February 12th, 2021|Other events|0 Comments

Communications posts (10) – Global Fund, Geneva

The Global Fund, Geneva has 10 new communication job openings:

  • Associate Specialist, Digital Publishing, Communications Department – GL C – French Speaking
  • Specialist, Media – GL D – French Speaking
  • Associate Specialist, Executive Communications – GL C – Defined duration until March 2026
  • Associate Specialist, Social Media – GL C – Defined duration until March 2026
  • Associate Specialist, Media – GL C – Defined duration until March 2026
  • Specialist, Creative Partnerships – GL D
  • Associate Specialist, Translations – GL C – French Speaking – Defined duration until March 2026
  • Lead, Creative Studio – GL D – French Speaking
  • Associate Specialist, Operational Communications – GL C – Defined duration until March 2026
  • Lead, Internal Communications – GL D

Further information>>

By | February 12th, 2021|Careers|0 Comments

Executive programmes on Advocacy in International Affairs in Geneva

Applications are now open for the 2021 edition of the Executive programmes on Advocacy in International Affairs offered by the Graduate Institute, Geneva.

The programmes offer the analytical framework, practical tools, the leadership and communication skills to drive successful advocacy campaigns.

They are degree-granting, designed for professionals, and are organised in part-time modular format.

The dates for the Executive Certificate are as follows*:

  • Module 1 – Context, Actors and Strategies: 14 to 17 April & 28 April to 1st May 2021 (live virtual classrooms)
  • Module 2 – Analysis, Tactics and Tools: 22 to 30 June 2021 (Geneva)

Further information>>

By | February 2nd, 2021|Other events|0 Comments

Adjunct Faculty Digital Media, Planning and Distribution – The International University in Geneva

The International University in Geneva is presently looking for an Adjunct Faculty on a part-time basis to teach “Digital Media, Planning and Distribution” course on the Graduate level, starting on the 1st of March 2021 (Spring semester).

Only candidates with a recognized master or a doctoral degree and a valid Swiss work permit will be considered. The University cannot assist in obtaining work permits or for renewal of temporary work permits.

To apply, please contact:

Mrs. Nawal Tarazi (ntarazi@iun.ch)

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Short course description:

The course of Digital Media Planning, Distribution and Analysis is designed to give the student an understanding of the digital media outlook and the tools to manage, distribute and analyze it.

The course focuses on a review of the media channels available in the digital era, their Return On Investment (ROI) and how they can be used for diverse business purposes.

Through case studies, in class-discussions/simulations and a final project, the students will learn how to develop media plans based on business strategies and objectives and, consequently, analyze their ROI and effectiveness (KPI).

The key learning outcomes of the course are twofold: the strategy and the execution of a digital media plan. The strategy will give the students the necessary tools to both define and design a digital media plan. The execution focuses on the distribution and the measurement of strategy effectiveness.

Part of the course is dedicated to Google Analytics for Beginners and to Google Ads. This includes: planning and principles; implementation and data collection; configuration and administration; conversion and attribution; and reports and metrics.

 

 

By | February 2nd, 2021|Careers|0 Comments

Your Powerful Voice

On the Driven Female Entrepreneurs Podcast recently,  I (Melitta) speak with Vevey-based Executive Voice Coach, Maria Wilhelmsson, about how she has created her own niche by blending her passion and experience in a unique way.

 

Listen to this episode to hear Maria’s most valuable lessons – including the advice she wish she received earlier in her business journey and how you too can develop your voice and present your message with confidence.

 

“If I could go back 10-yers and give myself one piece of advice, it would be to be BOLD and say ‘Yes!’ to more things.” Maria Wilhelmsson

 

Episode available on all your favourite podcast platforms and here: www.melittacampbell.com/maria-wilhelmsson

By | January 28th, 2021|Guest posts|0 Comments

Head, Communications Department – The Global Fund Geneva

The Global Fund is seeking to appoint a Head of Communications within the External Relations and Communications Division, to be based in Geneva, Switzerland. This new senior role is being established to achieve a step-change in communications. The Head of Communications will help sustain the global momentum to end HIV, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics and cement the Global Fund’s position as an influential global health leader. S/he will shape the Global Fund messaging and promote it across multiple channels, maximizing its ability to inspire and influence audiences globally and to mobilize the resources needed to accelerate progress against the three diseases. The Head of Communications will also improve organizational impact through consistent and effective communications across the Global Fund partnership.

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is passionate about influencing and developing communications strategy and brand positioning. The Head of Communications is a highly creative leader with political instinct, and manages a team working across executive, internal and operational communications, publications, digital platforms, marketing and events, creative direction, public relations, influencers/talent engagement and translation services.

All appropriately qualified people regardless of their nationality, ethnicity, sex, marital status, civil partnership status, disability, age, religion, political belief, sexual orientation, health status or transgender status, and individuals who are living with HIV are encouraged to apply. The Global Fund is highly committed to diversity.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Develop and implement the Global Fund’s Communication strategy and workplan

  • Design and develop a comprehensive, sustained and measurable communications strategy aimed at the Global Fund key audiences across donors, partners, advocates, implementing partners, constituents, the wider public as well as the Global Fund Secretariat;
  • Shape and lead on the overall communications agenda of the Global Fund, in collaboration with key stakeholders, in particular with External Relations, the Executive Director Office, Grant Management, and Human Resources.

2. Enhance the Global Fund brand positioning and influence

  • Lead on the development of strategies and tactics to sustain and increase the Global Fund positive brand positioning across key audiences, enhance its influence in the global health public debate and help sustain global commitment to ending HIV, TB and malaria
  • Develop and nurture key relationships and partnerships internally and externally, including with key journalists, global health and development partners, advocates, influencers and celebrities to advance the Global Fund agenda
  • Monitor the external trends, and track analytics to inform the organisation’s leadership positioning and external engagement;
  • Act as a spokesperson and represent the organization externally in particular with the media and at public events.

3. Provide effective executive and operational Communications support

  • Provide high-level counsel to senior leadership, especially the Executive Director; o Respond to priority strategic communications needs across Divisions and Departments at the Global Fund;
  • Engage with partners and advocates on joint communication initiatives; o Be responsible for reputational risk management through development and activation of communications mitigating measures.

4.Strengthen the Communications Operating model

  • Define and deliver an effective and agile Communications operating model in line with the ERCD and Global Fund strategic vision and key priorities;
  • Nurture and improve communication strategic support to key Global Fund workstreams and initiatives to support staff engagement, operational effectiveness and impact;
  • Have the overall responsibility and leadership for the communications Department, ensuring seamless communications operations & process management;
  • Thrive to ensure the communications functions remain abreast of the latest developments in particular in the new technologies landscape, agile, and creative.

5. Team leadership and management

  • Play an active role in the management of the division as part of ERCD leadership team, collaborating actively with the Head of Donor Relations, Head of Private Sector Engagement, and Head of Political and Civil Society Advocacy;
  • Lead, manage, mentor and coordinate the work of a team of +/-30 highly skilled professionals across marketing and creative direction, public relations, and executive and operational communications;
  • Nurture collaboration and teamwork in and across the teams, to include but not limited to: overseeing development and monitoring of the team’s budget, strategy and work plan; oversight of individual work plans and motivating, guiding, monitoring and empowering staff to fulfil their full potential.
  • Promote and model excellence throughout the organization; and manage and resolve problems in a timely manner towards achieving the mandate of the team and Global Fund more broadly.

Qualifications

Essential:

▪ Advanced university degree in communications/public relations/marketing/public affairs/international relations

Desirable:

▪ Specialized post-graduate qualification in public health, global development, or human rights

Experience

Essential:

▪ Have very strong leadership skills and work ethic
▪ Have a demonstrated track record and ability to develop and manage strong working relationships with senior leadership
▪ Demonstrate outstanding interpersonal, communication and influencing skills in at least 2 languages including English
▪ Have deep experience and knowledge of the global media and major social media platforms landscape
▪ Extensive proven experience in / understanding of the role of communications in support of fundraising
▪ Extensive proven experience in / understanding of the role of communications in supporting employee engagement and operational impact
▪ Extensive experience in / understanding of the role of brand and creative content in communication impact
▪ Exhibit excellent management and leadership skills with the ability to energize high-performing diverse teams
▪ Exhibit the ability to manage confidential information with discretion and integrity
▪ Have experience and understanding of audience measurement tools and analytics
▪ Commitment to the GF mission and values including gender and diversity

Desirable:

▪ Over 10-12 years of experience with demonstrated success in senior communication positions across corporate communications, media relations, digital communications, creative content, brand and marketing, including at least 5 at global level, preferably in a global health / global development context
▪ More than 6 years people management experience
▪ Knowledge of global health / global development landscape
▪ Experience in crisis communication
▪ Experience living and working in multiple countries, including in a developing country context

Languages: Outstanding English language verbal and written skills as well as another language, preferably French. Knowledge of other languages would be an asset.

For further information about the position and additional details on requirements, terms and conditions of service and how to apply, please follow the following link https://www.russellreynolds.com

The closing date for applications is 12:00 PM BST, February 19, 2021.

For further information and to apply>>

By | January 25th, 2021|Careers|0 Comments

Social Media Strategy for Business

On the Driven Female Entrepreneurs Podcast recently,  I (Melitta) spoke with social media consultant and online marketing strategist, Jamie Palmer, about how businesses can succeed with their social media marketing.

 

When Jamie was a senior at college in 2003, and struggling to find work, she decided to start her own business and fill a gap in the market for website creation. When, in 2007, she saw the potential of social media to support businesses, she decided to start exploring the possibilities it presented for her clients and the future of her business. After getting her Masters degree in leadership and information technology, she built a social media agency and more recently has evolved this into a social media coaching practice to train and guide businesses in setting up and implementing a fitting social-media strategy for their business and goals.

 

Listen to this episode to discover what it takes to build your business through social media and what you need to consider when building a social media strategy that will connect with your audience and drives engagement and sales.

 

“Social media is evolving. People are looking for the personal touch.” Jamie Palmer

 

Episode available on all your favourite podcast platforms and here: www.melittacampbell.com/jamie-palmer

By | January 12th, 2021|Guest posts|0 Comments

First event for 2021 – online simulation game – 21 January 2021

Welcome to our first event for 2021, an online simulation game for communicators!

Come and play Corporate Snakes and Career Ladders, an on-line simulation that helps you navigate the ambiguity between communication theory and practice as you encounter real-life scenarios.

When you play Corporate Snakes and Career Ladders, you will take on the role of Carmen Spinoza, Corporate Communications Director of a major international company. You will be presented with a series of communication challenges which you need to resolve as a team. Your challenge is to think strategically and position yourself (aka Carmen) as a strategic adviser to the senior leadership team. How will you get – and keep – a seat at the table? The on-line taster workshop is a mini version of training that has been delivered to communication professionals around the world and is now coming to the Geneva Communications Network.

When: 12h30-14h00 – Thursday 21 January 2021
Where: Online (via Zoom)
Cost: Free of charge

Register online for the event>>

Join us on 21 January for a fun, interactive session that will give you a chance to network with your peers from across the region … and beyond. Don’t forget to bring a sandwich!

You can find out more about the game at  www.corporatesnakes.org

 

By | December 22nd, 2020|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

Online event: Corporate Snakes and Career Ladders – simulation game for communicators – 21 January 2021

Welcome to our first event for 2021, an online simulation game for communicators!

Come and play Corporate Snakes and Career Ladders, an on-line simulation that helps you navigate the ambiguity between communication theory and practice as you encounter real-life scenarios.

When you play Corporate Snakes and Career Ladders, you will take on the role of Carmen Spinoza, Corporate Communications Director of a major international company. You will be presented with a series of communication challenges which you need to resolve as a team. Your challenge is to think strategically and position yourself (aka Carmen) as a strategic adviser to the senior leadership team. How will you get – and keep – a seat at the table? The on-line taster workshop is a mini version of training that has been delivered to communication professionals around the world and is now coming to the Geneva Communications Network.

When: 12h30-14h00 – Thursday 21 January 2021
Where: Online (via Zoom)
Cost: Free of charge

Register online for the event>>

Join us on 21 January for a fun, interactive session that will give you a chance to network with your peers from across the region … and beyond. Don’t forget to bring a sandwich!

You can find out more about the game at  www.corporatesnakes.org

(Photo below shows Corporate Snakes and Career Ladder face-to-face version – we will be playing online!)

By | December 22nd, 2020|Other events|0 Comments