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Online course: digital innovation in humanitarian action

The Geneva Centre for Humanitarian Studies is offering an online course over two weeks on “Digital Innovation in Humanitarian Action” from 17 – 28 October 2022.

Since the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit, enthusiasm over the potential of digital innovations and new technologies to improve humanitarian assistance has dominated the aid sector. While it shows the prevalence of technological determinism and data revolution among aid actors, the relation of humanitarian assistance to innovations is not unprecedented. The growing involvement of tech companies in global philanthropy has only accelerated this “innovation turn”. From crowd-sourced data used to create crisis mapping to the expansion of drones to facilitate relief distribution, humanitarian innovations capture a large diversity of digital and technological creations meant to improve the efficiency of humanitarian assistance during disasters, conflicts and migration. Exploring the entanglements between neoliberal actors, innovation labs, “tech for good”, data management and humanitarian governance allows questioning the opportunities and challenges of such innovations beyond the “tech utopia”.

Further information and registration>>

By | June 15th, 2022|Other events|0 Comments

Grand Bargain Administration and Communications Officer – NRC, Geneva

Context: The Grand Bargain, launched during the WHS in Istanbul in May 2016, is a unique agreement between some of the largest donors and humanitarian organisations who have committed to get more means into the hands of people in need and to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the humanitarian action.

The Grand Bargain Secretariat is now seeking an Administration and Communications Officer to help with the day to day implementation of the Grand Bargain communications strategy and the provision of administrative support for the Secretariat’s work. Do you have working knowledge of humanitarian issues, experience with design and with managing social media accounts?

Come join our team!

What you will do

1. Implement communications products

-Implement the communications strategy, including drafting of the Grand Bargain newsletter, managing the website, developing social media posts, and designing visuals and infographics
-Provide ad hoc support to the FG members as needed (develop presentations, visual documents, talking points)
-Organise events (including drafting and sharing invites, collecting and responding to RSVPs, setting up calls / booking venues etc.).

2. Administrative support

-Assist with the development of proposals/reports
-Carry out procurement as needed (for events).
-Manage the Grand Bargain Secretariat inbox and respond to requests and questions.
-Organise teleconferences and in-person meetings (including by managing the technical aspect and drafting supporting documents eg. participants lists etc.).
-Draft notes, action points and summaries from meetings.
-Administer, collect, and disseminate the self-reports, Annual Independent Report, organise webinars as needed, respond to Signatory requests and questions.
-Provide administrative support to the Grand Bargain caucuses as needed.
If you are curious and would like to learn more about this opportunity, please see here for the full job description.

What you will bring

-We are looking for someone with a minimum of 2 years’ experience and a proven professional record working in communications and/or humanitarian policy issues, in addition to a master’s degree in media and communications, journalism, humanitarian policy, international development, international relations, or related field. The successful candidate will have experience with design, with managing social media accounts and generating social media content, in addition to prior experience with producing communications materials including presentations, reports and web content.

In addition, you will have:

-Experience with administrative work
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
-Substantial working knowledge of humanitarian issues, including the Grand Bargain and global humanitarian policy
-Prior experience working with governments, international non-governmental organisations, the United Nations and/or the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement
-Experience and knowledge of the humanitarian system a plus

What makes this position attractive?

-A challenging and exciting opportunity to work within the Grand Bargain Secretariat, responsible for the Grand Bargain coordination and communication;
-An opportunity to work for a unique structure committed to get more means into the hands of people in need and to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the humanitarian action;
-A fixed term, 12 months national position in Geneva, Switzerland;
Salary and benefits according to NRC/IDMC’s salary scale and terms and conditions;
-Flexible working hours;
-Expected start date: 01 August 2022

We are also looking for people who share our values:

-To be dedicated in 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/IDMC family.

How to apply:

Please submit a cover letter and CV in our online recruitment tool.

For reasons related to the procedure for work permits in Switzerland, only candidates with an EU/EFTA nationality or a valid work permit for Geneva, Switzerland can be considered for this role. Kindly specify your permit in the application if relevant.

By | June 15th, 2022|Careers|0 Comments

Chief of Social Media Section – UNHCR – Geneva


  • Establish, through a clear consultative process, a social media strategy for UNHCR that focuses on primary audiences (news media, targeted public audiences, public and private donors, host countries, partners, etc.) and includes a forward-looking assessment of UNHCR’s global social media presence; outline resources needed, expected outputs and clear implementation plans for proposed changes.
  • In accordance with DER’s communications objectives, drive production of high-impact social media content that effectively informs and engages external audiences and supports media and advocacy campaigns.
  • Provide vision and leadership for the use of UNHCR’s core social media accounts (notably the global English accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) and support the Digital Engagement Section and Private Sector Partnerships with regard to social media marketing. Provide additional support where relevant and needed to social media accounts of other languages, Divisions and Teams.
  • Manage, according to clear principles, access to UNHCR’s core social media accounts, ensuring their security and accountability.
  • Develop, in collaboration with the News and Media Section and other key stakeholders in DER, an appropriate social media crisis communications protocol to address and avert potentially damaging conversations about UNHCR.
  • Establish and nurture relationships within global media partners (including news organizations, social media companies and relevant technology leaders) to strengthen UNHCR’s social media content and help it reach a wide audience.
  • Develop, in collaboration with the News and Media Section and other key stakeholders in UNHCR, guidance on the use of social media in the context of new emergencies to help UNHCR provide credible, real-time information that supports media and fundraising objectives.
  • Participate in relevant professional meetings and events to build active relationships across the industry; represent the Organization externally when required.
  • Coordinate and manage strategic consolidation of UNHCR social media accounts and update, as needed, UNHCR’s guidance for staff use of social media.
  • Guide and support social media activities and coordination for the Senior Executive Team.
  • In cooperation with DER and GCS teams, ensure high-level message and branding consistency in social media content and platforms.
  • Establish clear performance and measurement metrics for all social media accounts and campaigns to effectively inform results-based decision making and to monitor and drive the effective use of resources.
  • Support and help shape clear social media guidelines, advice and training programmes to support the production and sharing of high-impact social media content by staff performing various external relations functions.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Further information >>

By | June 9th, 2022|Careers|0 Comments

Free Training Session: Effective communications in a video first world – 29 June 2022

Hurricane Media is offering communicators in Geneva a free training session on “Effective communications in a video first world” –  Wed, 29 June 2022,  08:30 – 11:00 CEST

The session will  cover:

– Explain the theory of video marketing, including the psychology of effective content .

– Introduce basic models that can be used to understand video, including “Hero, Hub, Help” and the “digital content funnel”.

– Look at specific social channels and how to use video on them, including YouTube, Tik Tok, Instagram and Facebook.

– Give tips on how to run effective organic and paid campaigns.

– Show how to use emotions in your content to drive behaviour change.

– Explore how brands and charities can use Content hubs to build an audience and drive action.

– Discuss content creation on a limited budget.

– Showcase new technologies including interactive and personalised video .

– Answer all your video questions.

Learn more about the session and register here. 

By | June 7th, 2022|Other events|0 Comments

Social Media Technical Officer – IMDC, Geneva


The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is a global center of expertise established in 1998 to monitor and report on the situation of people who become displaced within their own countries. IDMC curates and analyses data from a wide range of sources, provide insight into the risk, scale, causes and impacts of the phenomenon, and supports partners around the world in identifying and implementing solutions to it.

IDMC is now looking for a dynamic Social Media Technical Officer to lead the strategic direction of IDMC’s social media presence, proactively engage and grow our audiences, and elevate both the issue of internal displacement and IDMC’s visual brand among target audiences.

What you will do

The main roles and responsibilities for this position are:

Social media engagement:

  • Develop a strategy for IDMC’s social media presence, including a review of our audience’s needs, the most suitable platforms to invest in, and opportunities to improve our outreach.
  • Identify ways to proactively engage and grow IDMC’s audience to meet ambitious targets, ensuring that our content is relevant, timely, accessible and engaging.
  • Liaise closely with all IDMC departments to stay on top of latest developments, find new ways to raise the profile of the issue, promote our activities and key messages and drive traffic to the website.
  • Mobilise a community of supporters, content partners and influencers to help increase followership and elevate our brand.
  • Conduct regular audience research and partner/peer benchmarking, analysis of our impact and what’s working or not working, and stay up-to-date with current trends, technologies and applications to inform decisions and overall direction.
  • Support staff and partners to build our network with training, and the development of creative assets and messaging.

Creative content production:

  • Design and produce infographics, maps, short sharing videos, gifs, quizzes and other creative assets.
  • Distil complex or technical language into clear, engaging, user-friendly messaging. Apply the correct content type for different types of engagement.
  • Champion and elevate IDMC’s brand with consistent templates and tone.

Marketing, events and dissemination:

  • Maintain digital calendar of external events, hooks, and key moments to engage with.
  • Take the lead, with support from ExRel, on the planning and preparations for IDMC’s flagship events – including invitations, logistics and suppliers, and promotion.
  • Develop social media campaigns around key hooks and for various institutional product types.
  • Utilise paid advertising for maximum reach.
  • Produce and disseminate a monthly supporter newsletter.
  • Monitor IDMC’s info@ mailbox, respond to inquiries in a timely and professional manner.
  • Maintain and update centralised IDMC contact list.
  • Support events planning with identification of strategic venues for IDMC’s flagship events, preparation of event invitations, and related tasks.

What you will bring

  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal. French also an asset.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Able to translate technical language into concise, engaging messages for a broad audience.
  • Able to design and deliver creative content; basic image, photo and video editing skills.
  • Relevant degree or professional experience in communications, marketing, social media, digital design, and related fields.
  • Basic proficiency with Adobe suite: InDesign, Illustrator, Premier.
  • Solid understanding of social media trends and analytics across multiple platforms.
  • Working knowledge of Mailchimp/other email marketing tools.
  • Highly organised and detail-oriented, able to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Proactive, enthusiastic and persistent – results-orientated.

What makes this position attractive?

  • A challenging and exciting opportunity with an international team dedicated to advancing practical, data-based solutions to internal displacement;
  • An opportunity to work in a team of communications professionals and to help elevate the IDMC brand;
  • A permanent position in Geneva;
  • Salary and benefits according to NRC/IDMC’s salary scale and terms and conditions.

We are also looking for people who share our values:

To be dedicated in 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/IDMC family.

How to apply:

Please submit a cover letter and CV in our online recruitment tool.

For reasons related to the procedure for work permits in Switzerland, only candidates with an EU/EFTA nationality or a valid work permit for Geneva, Switzerland can be considered for this role. Kindly specify your permit in the application if relevant.

By | June 7th, 2022|Careers|0 Comments

Online workshop – SEO and corporate storytelling, Friday 13 May 9h00-9h40

Presented by the SEO & Web Swiss Chapter:

Stories have the power to move us and change our behaviour, to shift us from indifference to positive, constructive action. But too many organisations throw away the chance to use this simple, straightforward technique to achieve their goals. Worse still, poor storytelling is losing them their audience, their reputation and their funding, which has a knock-on effect on staff morale and engagement.

The good news, however, is that this situation can be turned around and with powerful results. ‘Corporate storytelling’ is about helping organisations better reach their goals through accessible, compelling and moving stories. This webinar will look at how, when underpinned by the correct and effective Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Corporate Storytelling enables content creators to reach targeted and wider audiences.


Robert Bartram is a Corporate Storyteller of over 25 years’ experience, having worked for organisations as diverse as the UK government, the BBC and the United Nations, as well as several private companies. He will set out what organisations often get wrong with their storytelling, before outlining his three-phased approach for producing much better – and well-deserved – results.

Nadia Mojahed: A Digital SEO consultant offering personalized and actionable custom SEO workshops as well as top SEO consultancy services to local and international brands. She helps with SEO strategy, technical website audits, content marketing, backlink building & performance optimization and digital strategy planning and impelmentation.

Meeting details:

Date: Friday 13 May, 2022

Time: 9:00 AM – 09:40 AM (CEST)

Location: Online

Sign up for the event here>>

By | May 9th, 2022|Other events|0 Comments

Digital Media Production Specialist (80%) – GICHD, Geneva

Apply here: GICHD Job application portal

Purpose / Summary

Embedded in the External Relations and Policy division, the Communication unit is in charge of implementing the communication strategy of the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD), reaching out to the key stakeholders in explosive ordnance risk reduction, human security, humanitarian and development fields, the media and the wider public. The department is in charge of the editorial agenda and handles the digital and print material and public relation activities (including stakeholders’ engagement, social media, events, and media relations).

The Digital Media Production Specialist supports the implementation of the overall GICHD Communication Strategy with a focus on development of digital communications assets aligned with internal brand guidelines and evolving communications good practices. The Digital Media Specialist also supports the coordination of social media content and reporting.

Areas of Responsibilities

Digital Communications Asset Production (50 to 60%):

-Lead the production and editing of digital materials including: digital brand assets, images, videos, animation, infographics, banners, podcasts, etc.
-Support teams at the Centre to capture quality content, especially photos & video footage, including occasional event and mission coverage with travel.
-Support the development and implementation of digital guidelines for the Centre’s overall Branding and Style Guidelines, including the creation of templates and basic user instructions/trainings for colleagues.

Digital & Social Media Content Coordination (30 to 40%):

-Act as the internal focal point to collect information liaising with other departments to support regular core content and news content creation.
-Oversee content planning and publishing across social media channels in-line with the Centre’s communications strategy and guidelines, with support from the Communications Manager and the Programme Assistant
-Create regular social media reports across channels, develop and monitor KPIs in line with strategy and good practice.

General Communications Support and Additional Duties (10%)

-Act as the lead on the Communications Team content calendar. Support the development of key messages and regular core content to be used across communications products.
-Carry out work in a gender and diversity-sensitive manner, mainstreaming gender and diversity considerations in all aspects of communication.
-Travel locally and internationally on an occasional basis to cover events or missions.
-Fulfil other tasks assigned by the Head of Division as required.

Qualifications (technical qualifications or certifications that are essential to fulfil the post):

-University degree in communication, journalism, international relations, or related field.
Specific knowledge, technical skills
-At least 5 years of professional experience in communications, specifically digital media production.
-Demonstrated experience in the production of videos, photos and other materials for the web, using the Adobe Creative Suite of applications or similar professional-level tools; Comfort using web CMS, including Typo3, a plus.
-Experience working in or a strong understanding of the international public sector; familiarity with mine action, humanitarian and/or development contexts a strong advantage.
-Strong writing skills in English, with a focus on writing for web and social media; professional skills in French or other languages an advantage.
-A history of success managing social media planning, content, and visual development, and reporting across several channels. Experience using planning and tracking tools like Buffer and Trello an advantage.
-Strong project management skills working across several teams and ability to deliver within tight timeframes. Experience managing external consultants and agencies an advantage.
-Experience and ability to respect and promote gender equality and the inclusion of diversity throughout different communication material.
-Ability to communicate with diverse audiences and transfer knowledge.


If you wish to join our mission and you feel you have the right profile to take on this role, please follow this link: GICHD Job application portal.

You are kindly requested to present your application in English and include:

-a CV of maximum 2 pages including links to samples of relevant design and/or video work
a letter of motivation
-your earliest date of availability

The GICHD implements a Gender and Diversity policy and is an equal opportunities employer. Applications are encouraged from women and men, nationals of mine-affected countries and individuals with a disability or special needs, who meet the above profile requirements.

By | April 26th, 2022|Careers|0 Comments

Gaming: “What’s Next” – Spotlight Seminar online – 18h00 – 11 April 2022

Join online on Monday April 11th at 18h Geneva time for   Webster University Geneva’s next Spotlight Seminar:

Gaming: “What’s Next”

Webster University’s Assistant Professor of Game Design Matt Burton discusses the future of gaming trends and technology. Matt will talk about how game design technology is used in a variety of different industries from film to architecture and for a wide range of uses from training simulations to virtual production

Further information >> 

By | April 11th, 2022|Other events|0 Comments

New jobs online

New jobs online:

Communications Officer – Digital Content Manager – ICI Geneva

Project Communication Consultant (remote) – Luc Hoffmann Institute, Switzerland

By | February 17th, 2022|News|0 Comments

Communications Officer – Digital Content Manager – ICI Geneva

About the position

We are looking for a Communications Officer – Digital Content Manager to join our Communications team, based in International Cocoa Initiative’s headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The Communications Officer – Digital Content Manager will work to strengthen ICI’s digital presence, managing the organization’s website and social media channels, and supporting ICI to tell its story in a compelling and inspirational way.

Main tasks and responsibilities

• Continuously improve and adapt ICI’s social media strategy

• Oversee the creation, curation, and promotion of social media content, working closely with the communication teams in West Africa

• Manage the website and act as the main focal point between the communication team and the website provider/developers

• Explore new ways to further enhance ICI’s digital presence, basing decisions on data and using clear indicators of success

• Create compelling digital content (articles, social media content, infographics etc.) that communicates our impact tackling child labour and forced labour in the cocoa sector, and supports the sharing of knowledge and best practice across the sector

• Edit, publish, and promote videos on ICI’s digital channels and work with external agencies to create engaging video content

• Answer public requests for information

• Support the implementation of the organization’s visual brand guidelines and the overall respect of the visual identity

• Support the organization’s media engagement including responding to media requests and drafting key messages

• Provide support related to the organization’s participation in conferences, industry events, webinars etc. helping with key messages, materials, and logistics

• Provide support with crisis communications and managing reputational risk Reporting to the Communications Director, you will work closely with the communications staff based in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, in addition to staff in other departments across all locations.

Qualifications, skills and experience

• Five or more years of experience in non-profit communications, corporate communications or journalism

• University degree or equivalent in communications or another relevant field

• Experience in non-profit outreach and advocacy

• English mother tongue and excellent written and spoken French

• Ability to turn technical information into compelling stories

• Strong content strategy and content development skills

• Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple projects and understand and adjust to changing priorities

• Strong graphic design skills, video editing a plus • Strong IT skills including web content management systems

• A commitment to continuous learning with good knowledge of new developments in the communications field and a willingness to learn from others and constantly improve

• Curiosity and passion for communications and improving the life of children and their families in cocoa-growing communities

How to apply

Child Safeguarding Policy

ICI has zero-tolerance for all forms of child neglect, abuse (sexual, physical, emotional, and psychological) and exploitation (sexual and commercial). ICI commits to put the best interest of the child first, and at the centre of its work, irrespective of a child’s ability, ethnicity, faith, gender, sexuality and culture. ICI recognizes its responsibility to ensure and to promote a safe and secure environment for children. To effectively manage risks to children, ICI requires the commitment, support and cooperation of all staff, associates, partners, suppliers, serviceproviders and visitors. By applying at ICI, you automatically agree to the above terms and uphold the principles described herein.

Application procedure

Only candidates with the possibility of acquiring a work permit for Switzerland should apply. Please send applications in English (including a cover letter and your CV) to hr@cocoainitiative.org by February 28, 2022. Only those candidates who match the above requirements and who have been selected for interview will be contacted

By | February 17th, 2022|Careers|0 Comments