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Intern – Multimedia Communications (Temporary Job Opening), United Nations Environment Programme Geneva

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action.

This internship offer is within in UNEP/ Ecosystems Division / Nature for Climate Branch / Climate Finance Unit, in Geneva (Switzerland), but can be carried out from home as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

UNEP is interested in expanding its work in unlocking private finance for sustainable land use. This Internship position is located in the Climate Finance Unit of the Nature for Climate Branch in the Ecosystems Division of the UNEP Office in Geneva, Switzerland, with the intended purpose of increasing the exposure of work that the unit does and the deliverables and impact that it generates. The Internship is for 6 months and UNPAID. Interns work five days per week (35-40 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.

Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions. Candidates should:

  • Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter.
  • Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.


The specific details of the internship will vary according to the individual’s background, the intern’s assigned office as well as the period of Internship. Under the supervision of the Head of the Climate Finance Unit and the Lead on Communications and Knowledge Management, it is expected that his/her responsibilities will fall within one or several of the following broad activities:

  • Assist in the Land Use Finance Programme’s overall communications and knowledge management plan, focusing specifically on multimedia communication for social media, eNewsletters, reports, webinar and websites and knowledge management.
  • Create, design, and produce creative multimedia content – videos, infographics, visuals and other supplementary communication assets – case studies, presentations and flyers.
    Contribute to develop a brand strategy and guidelines for the Land Use Finance Programme, including each facility and project.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders including partners, project managers, and third-party suppliers in the development of multimedia assets
  • Help with the value additions to our internal and external websites.
    Undertake other duties relevant to the role, including participate in events, draft minutes, report on achievements, and other tasks as they arise.


    – Proficient in creative multimedia software
    – Solid qualitative and quantitative analytical skills
    – Speaks and writes clearly and effectively
    – Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately
    – Asks questions to clarify, and shows interest in having two-way communication
    – Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience
    – Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed
    – Has demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand as well as be tolerant of differing opinions and views.• TEAMWORK:
    – Good interpersonal skills
    – Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals
    – Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise
    – Is willing to learn from others
    – Places team agenda before personal agenda
    – Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position
    – Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings• CLIENT ORIENTATION:
    – Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view
    – Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect
    – Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions
    – Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep supervisor informed and to anticipate problems
    – Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects
    – Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client


Applicants must, at the time of application, meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); Enrollment in a
    graduation programme focused on multimedia design, graphic design, communications, (environmental) economics,
    finance, business administration or natural resource management OR
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent) OR
  • Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of
  • Computer literate in standard software applications
  • Good analytical skills

Work Experience

  • No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.


  • English and French are the official working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the internship, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of French or Spanish is desirable.

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By | October 14th, 2022|Careers|0 Comments

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