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Spotlight Seminar: Communicating Risk

Date: Friday, September 24th 2021

Time: 13-14h (CEST)

Online Event: The Zoom link will be shared with registered participants

Registration: Click HERE to register

Risk communication can be risky. Declining trust in authorities and in the media and the exponential increase in misinformation we are exposed to has led to communication fatigue and confusion. COVID-19 has illustrated the challenges to communicate clearly and effectively when the risks are not fully known and evolving rapidly.

And yet, it has never been as important to communicate on risk to inform decisions that affect us as individuals and communities – in areas such as health and the environment that fundamentally shape our lives.

In collaboration with the Geneva Communicators Network, this seminar explores the increasing challenges of communicating on risk in uncertain times. It also presents the best practices to communicate risk effectively to build trust and encourage informed decision-making and positive behavioural change.


Frédérique Tissandier, Director of Communications of the Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève

Dr Glenn O’Neil, Founder of Owl RE, Research and Evaluation Services and Geneva Communicators Network,  Adjunct Professor, MA in Communications Management, Webster University Geneva

By | September 7th, 2021|Other events|0 Comments

Online event with Basel communicators; 18h00, 1 September 2021

Please join us for this online event with the Basel Communicator’ Network:

Wednesday 1. September at 6pm
Discussion: CDC COVID Communication Strategy Slides

We have a timely and extremely interesting topic for our next meeting – We will review an actual COVID communications strategy slide deck from the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The slides outline the challenges posed by breakthrough COVID infections and declining vaccine effectiveness, and how they impact the CDC’s comms strategy.

The CDC Comms Strategy presentation, obtained by the Washington Post, offers us a unique opportunity to observe expert scientific and crisis communications strategy, AND conduct the thought experiment of putting ourselves in the role of advisors to Alain Berset and devising our own COVID comms strategy, given the latest information.

See you on Wednesday for what is sure to be a fascinating discussion: register here>>

By | August 30th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Multimedia Content Producer (50%) – DCAF Geneva

The Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF) is dedicated to improving the security of states and their people within a framework of democratic governance, the rule of law, and respect for human rights. DCAF contributes to making peace and development more sustainable by assisting partner states and international actors supporting these states, to improve the governance of their security sector through inclusive and participatory reforms. It creates innovative knowledge products, promotes norms and good practices, provides legal and policy advice and supports capacity-building of both state and non-state security sector stakeholders.


A key member of the corporate Communications Unit, the Multimedia Content Producer’s role is to create fresh and professional looking knowledge products and multimedia content that is on brand, and effectively showcases DCAF’s work and the results we deliver for our partners and donors.

Reporting to the Communications Manager, the Multimedia Content Producer will:

•    Design and produce reports, knowledge products, fundraising, and advocacy materials;
•    Shoot and edit promotional and information videos;
•    Support DCAF’s website and social media channels with the production of multimedia content such as graphics, infographics, gifs, videos, etc;
•    Develop new templates for DCAF knowledge products and promotional materials and coach the teams in their use;
•    Act as the focal point on DCAF‘s corporate brand identity, supporting its consistent application across all our knowledge products and advocacy materials;
•    Advise DCAF’s programme teams in the branding, design and production of knowledge products such as books, policy briefs, reports, videos, etc;
•    Help build the capacity of DCAF’s programme teams to produce their own multimedia content through training and ongoing coaching;
•    Expand and manage DCAF’s photo archive;
•    Any other tasks as required.

Your experience:  
•    University degree or completion of professional training course in graphic design;
•    A minimum five years’ working as a graphic designer;
•    Mastery of InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator;
•    Solid video shooting and editing skills;
•    Working closely with clients to translate their ideas into creative and compelling content;
•    Collaborating in a small team as well as working independently;
•    High level of attention to detail is essential along with excellent organizational skills to juggle multiple tasks;
•    Producing multi-media content for non-profit or international development organizations will be an advantage;
•    A proactive approach to work and a problem-solving attitude;
•    Excellent English with a working knowledge of French;
•    Swiss or EU citizenship or a valid work permit for Switzerland at the time of application is a pre-requisite.

To see the full ad and to apply click here>>

By | August 21st, 2021|Careers|0 Comments

Senior Fundraising Manager – DCAF Geneva

The Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF) is dedicated to improving the security of states and their people within a framework of democratic governance, the rule of law, and respect for human rights. DCAF contributes to making peace and development more sustainable by assisting partner states and international actors supporting these states, to improve the governance of their security sector through inclusive and participatory reforms. It creates innovative knowledge products, promotes norms and good practices, provides legal and policy advice and supports capacity-building of both state and non-state security sector stakeholders.

Reporting through the Communications Manager to senior management, the Senior Fundraising Manager is responsible to contribute to the financial growth of DCAF through the diversification of core donors, and project fundraising, donor relations, and reporting. More specifically, the role will include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:Develop and implement a corporate fundraising strategy to expand donor base in line with our 2021-2024 Strategy, including identification of potential donors and their funding priorities/strategies/lines and instruments, and the development of funding proposals and requests;

  • Lead on the development of an effective and efficient internal donor coordination strategy;
  • Support group, as necessary, and lead in the development of private fundraising strategy and tools;
  • Manage the existing core donor commitments as well as extension of commitments via multi-year grant agreements;
  • Develop and implement a donor communications strategy, including the creation of advocacy and reporting materials as required;
  • Maintain an overview of donor relations management across the organization, ensuring donor portfolios are optimized and raising awareness of donor trends;
  • Support the development and maintenance of donor funding financial steering instruments (monthly cash flow projection, monthly expense overview, other instruments as agreed);
  • Manage core donor reporting obligations and commitments, preparing interim analyses and leading on the production of quality reports and their timely submission;
  • Support with best practices for developing concept notes and funding proposals, donor relations, and reporting;Support the annual planning and budgeting process relating to funding;
  • Any other related tasks as may be required.


This is a senior position requiring professional experience in fundraising and donor relations (minimum 10 years), preferably in the field of governance, security, and/or international development;
An advanced degree in fundraising, development, international relations, business management, public administration or other relevant area of studies;
Areas areas of expertise (SSR/G) and with results-based management (RBM) frameworks is a strong asset;
Excellent English and French (both written and spoken) is essential;
Experience and skills in outreach and communication, especially with donors;
Experience and skills in project conceptualization, design and formulation, as well as in report writing and coordination;
Experience and skills in budgeting and budget monitoring;
Strong planning and analytical skills;
Strong interpersonal, staff management, and communication skills;

To see the complete ad and to apply click here>>

By | August 21st, 2021|Careers|0 Comments

Communications and Media Manager – International Service for Human Rights Geneva

The position is based in ISHR’s office in Geneva, Switzerland. Under the supervision of the Communications Director, the Communications and Media Manager plays a key role in developing and implementing ISHR’s global communication strategy and in achieving ISHR’s campaign and advocacy objectives. As an aspect of this, the position will have significant responsibility for strengthening ISHR’s media engagement and profile.  The position holder will work very closely within the Communications team with the Director and the Digital Communications Officers, as well as with the broader global ISHR team, in particular with the Campaign and Mobilisation Manager and with the Programme Managers. Furthermore, it is envisioned that the position holder becomes part of ISHR’s Strategic Priority Cluster on Equality and Non-Discrimination, or other relevant ISHR programmatic clusters.

Key responsibilities
● Media outreach: Help position ISHR as a go-to organisation for relevant journalists and news media on issues related to human rights defenders. Contribute to the regular update of ISHR’s media strategy. Identify, map and nurture relationships with journalists and news media relevant to the implementation of ISHR’s communications strategy and campaigns. Select the right PR tool for every campaign or opportunity, produce and disseminate content in line with ISHR’s messaging strategy. Pitch stories to relevant journalists and manage media enquiries and events. Measure impact and keep records of coverage.
● Messaging strategy: Further develop, model and contribute to the diffusion of ISHR’s new narratives strategy, including by drafting texts and helping review articles and other communications products, such as videos. Help select appropriate visuals for ISHR’s online and offline communication products.
● Publications: Coordinate the production of ISHR print and online publications. This includes defining publication schedules, editing articles/texts, coordinating contributions from different authors, supervising all external suppliers (such as translators, graphic designers, printers), providing input on design and format, and ensuring high quality products in a cost-effective and timely manner.
● Event support and communications: Lead the scheduling and production of tools needed to effectively engage our audiences to attend ISHR events, including promoting the event on ISHR website, designing, drafting and sending out invitations and registrations forms, creating flyers and disseminating news about the event on social media. If required, support the online delivery and the live streaming of the event and/or handle photography coverage of the event.
● Newsletters and mass mailings: Manage the production of ISHR’s digital publications and newsletters, such as the monthly Human Rights Monitor, Human Rights Council Monitor, General Assembly Monitor and Kumulika: African Commission Monitor.
● Videography: Help produce ISHR’s series of “Defender stories” by continuously improving the format and concept, identifying potential participants, arranging interview shootings, editing footage and publishing. Help create or edit other videos as required, with or without the support of external producers.
ISHR’s digital channels and tools: Assist in supervising the maintenance and development of ISHR’s website and contribute new ideas to continuously improve the usability and relevance of the website for target audiences. Participate in maintaining and building ISHR’s presence on social media channels. Assist in managing the continued development and use of ISHR’s contact relationship management system (CRM).
● Capacity building: Share knowledge internally and externally in order to enhance communications expertise within ISHR, on subjects such as media training, new narratives implementation, use of visuals, writing for the web, use of communications platforms etc.

Qualifications,experience and qualities
● A passion for communicating human rights stories effectively and for encouraging uptake
by media and other sources;
● University degree or diploma in communications, marketing, public relations, journalism
or related fields;
● Minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience;
● Native-level oral and written English, including excellent drafting and editing skills, with full oral and written proficiency in at least one additional language a significant advantage (French and/or Spanish);
● Strong command of Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Google suite, Adobe Creative Cloud, video editing softwares; and demonstrated ability to learn how to operate new softwares quickly;
● Demonstrated interest in human rights;
● Proven project management, time management and organisational skills;
● Ability to multi-task and work independently under pressure to meet tight deadlines;
● Excellent communication and people skills;
● Able to work as a member of an international, agile and diverse organisation;
● Swiss Work Permit or EU/EFTA national.

● Experience working for an NGO and/or on human rights thematics;
● Familiarity and/or experience with equality, non-discrimination, diversity and inclusion thematics;
● A good level of knowledge of MailChimp and WordPress;
● A basic knowledge of analytics and reporting;
● Experience and established contacts with Swiss, US or international journalists and news agencies,
● Experience using CiviCRM or another customer relationship management system.

To see the complete ad and to apply please consult the vacancy on the ISHR website >>

By | July 27th, 2021|Careers|0 Comments

Website Content Coordinator IDMC Geneva

The IDMC is looking for a creative and professional Website Content Coordinator to support and coordinate IDMC‘s website content. The Website Content Coordinator will be responsible for creating, improving and maintaining content in support of IDMC’s organisational strategy and business goals. The main responsibilities include publishing online content to raise brand awareness, monitoring web traffic and metrics to improve performance, and continually ensuring that IDMC’s digital products meet our target audience’s needs. The ideal candidate is an experienced communications professional with demonstrated skills in website content creation, as well in the management and development of content management systems.

The main responsibilities of this role include:

  1. Regularly create and publish engaging website content using our content management system (CMS) and leveraging a range of formats
  2. Coordinate and support the development of a website content strategy with the objective of increasing outreach, dissemination and access to IDMC’s data and evidence.
  3. Analyse website traffic to better understand users’ interests and needs.
  4. Stay up to date with website developments and generate new ideas to draw our audience’s attention.
  5. Provide IDMC’s External Relations Team with general communications support during peak periods.

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • At least 3-5 years professional communications experience, particularly focused on content management and content creation for websites.
  • Excellent English writing skills; French, Spanish and/or Arabic a plus.
  • Highly organised and detail-oriented.
  • Able to oversee large projects and to coordinate and consolidate work from others.
  • Able to research, collate, and summarise information from different sources.
  • Able to translate technical language to key messages for a broad audience.
  • Able to cope with extra work under pressure during peak campaign times.
  • Minimum Bachelor’s, preferred Master’s degree in Communications or related degree.
  • 3-5 years working on website content management and creation.
  • Strong knowledge of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) best practices, and Google Analytics.
  • Knowledge on user interface, user experience and creation of wireframes.
  • Strong knowledge of how to leverage analytics to take data-informed content decisions.
  • Strong knowledge and aptitude using Adobe creative cloud.
  • Basic knowledge of HTML and content management systems such as Drupal.
  • Sufficient multimedia editing skills to perform basic post-production tasks (cutting, subtitling, animated titles, etc.) for multimedia website content.
  • Ability to develop strategic plans based on desired impact and outcomes.

In addition, we are looking for a creative thinker with the ability to think outside the box, take initiative to troubleshoot challenges and with an aptitude for critical thinking, analysis, and problem solving. Our ideal candidate has proven networking and relationship management skills, is influential and decisive and enjoys working in a fast-paced environment whilst successfully delivering on short deadlines.

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 committed and passionate about the issue of internal displacement;
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.

We can offer:

A challenging and exciting opportunity with an international team dedicated to advancing practical, data-based solutions to internal displacement;
A permanent position in Geneva
Salary and benefits according to NRC/IDMC’s salary scale and terms and conditions.

Please note that 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.

For more information about this opportunity, or to apply please click here>>

By | June 30th, 2021|Careers|0 Comments

Social media officer – IAS Geneva

The  International AIDS Society, based in Geneva, is looking for a Social Media Officer, further information (pdf)>>

By | June 20th, 2021|Careers|0 Comments

New jobs online

New jobs online:

– Social Media Officer, IAS Geneva

-Director of Strategy and Advocacy – The Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR), remote location

-Digital Communication Associate – Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT), Geneva

By | June 12th, 2021|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Director of Strategy and Advocacy – The Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR), remote location

The Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR) is seeking candidates for the position of Director of Strategy and Advocacy

As a key advocacy strategist, the Director of Strategy and Advocacy will work alongside the Executive Director to ensure the highest standards of quality and effectiveness in GI-ESCR’s various advocacy efforts and to help transform GI-ESCR’s programmes and research into concrete improvements in human rights practice.

The successful candidate will be an effective leader, strategic thinker and compelling communicator. He/she will have a thorough knowledge of economic and social rights and a deep understanding of the nature of key human rights concerns, as well as of relevant political, social, legal, economic, cultural, ethnic, racial and gender issues.

Experience of fundraising, working in a key leadership role and managing people and teams is expected. The nature of this role requires excellent political judgement, as well as the ability to identify and address risks and opportunities, manage conflicting demands, meet deadlines, adjust priorities and manage budgets.

All the information related to the position are on the job description, including the details on how to apply here: https://bit.ly/3z6VLsi

Deadline for applications is 02 July 2021, 23.59 hrs. (Mexico City: UTC/GMT -5 hrs.)

Please apply by filling in the online form https://bit.ly/3piv6Et and uploading a cover letter and your resume (in Word or PDF format) directly on the form.

Please note that we will only take applications received through the online form.

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

Digital Communication Associate – Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT), Geneva

Period: One year contract (renewal upon available funding)
Starting date: July-August 2021
Application due: 20 June 2021
Salary: 4’000 CHF / month, over a twelve-month period
Full-time, based in Geneva (Switzerland)

About the position:

This position offers a unique opportunity for recent graduates and/or young professionals to implement the communications and social media activities of our organisation, which is the leading international non-governmental organisation working on prevention of torture. The Digital Communication Associate will work with all staff at the APT, in particular APT’s Strategic Communication Adviser, and under the supervision of the Deputy Secretary General. This is an entry-level position in the organisation, with opportunities for growth and learning.

Key functions:

-Manage APT’s social media sites – Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, including posting messages and monitoring developments related to APT mandate
Coordinate the mailing and translation of of APT’s e-Reporter in English, French and Spanish
-Design graphics and images for social media and community engagement, as well as posters and flyers as needed
-Record interviews and edit videos, including subtitles
-Contribute to the maintenance of the APT website, through publishing online articles and videos
-Photograph APT events, edit photos, and post photos online
-Promote APT events and in-country activities in APT’s social media
-Translation and proofreading of relevant communication materials, including website articles and Torture Prevention Learning Village materials
-Any additional support required for the implementation of APT’s communication and activities


-Degree in communications, marketing, in particular digital communications, or other relevant studies.
Understanding of, and prior experience in managing social media (in particular Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook)
-Good command of publishing, editing and photo softwares, as well as design softwares, in particular Premiere Pro, PhotoShop and Canva
-Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
-Be rigorous and attached to detail a must
-Strong planning and delivery skills
-Strong interest in APT’s mandate and approach to torture prevention
-Be eager to learn and develop in the position
-Be flexible, self-motivated and able to work independently.
-Be able to work as a member of a multicultural team and willing to participate in a variety of tasks.
-Swiss or EU citizenship or a valid work permit for Switzerland at the time of application is a pre-requisite.


-Previous experience in similar position in a non-for-profit organisation, either as intern, fellow or early entry position (maximum 1 or 2 years of prior experience)
Knowledge of Spanish and/or French
-Good command of online programmes to design flyers and infographics
-Good command of Drupal

Application process:

Please submit a cover letter (one page), resume (maximum two pages), and a sample of multimedia products (including posters, graphics, or videos) by email to jobs@apt.ch by 20 June 2021 (Midnight CET). Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted for an interview.

APT welcomes applications from qualified individuals, irrespective of their race, religion, skin color, nationality, age, disability status, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family structure, mental health status, or any other characteristic. Our policies encourage a workplace free from discrimination and any form of harassment.

Closing date:  Sunday, June 20, 2021 – 00:00am

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