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

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: MAY 15th  2022
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.

Applications

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

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

Project Communication Consultant

Application closing date: 18 February 2022

The Luc Hoffmann Institute is seeking to hire a Project Communication Consultant for the following project:

The Future of Philanthropy

The consultant will support the effective delivery of this project to advance social innovation in conservation funding for the benefit of nature and people. We are looking for someone with demonstrable communication management experience in collaborative environments, who is also comfortable with dynamic and fast-paced workflows and enjoys working with diverse stakeholders. The consultant will support the Project Owner in developing and implementing effective (marketing) communication that drives awareness for and strengthens the reputation of the initiative and the Luc Hoffmann Institute. Consultants with experience or interest in social and ecological matters, and an interest in and experience with the philanthropic giving sector are welcome.

Date/Length of Consultancy: The contract will run from February 2022 to June 2022.

Location: Consultants can be based in any location subject to the local time in that location being no more than 4 hours difference (plus or minus) from Central European Time.

Further information and apply online>>

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

Next online event – 9 February 2022, 12h00-13h00

Our first event for 2022, hosted jointly with the Basel Communicators Network:

Stephen Welch, FRSA and Director of Archetypical Ltd. will introduce us to the three key elements of Trust, using the “Trust Equation”. This 1-hour session will be a modified version of a workshop he has developed for senior executive teams, to help them build trust and improve organizational effectiveness. By attending this session, you will learn the approach and be able to apply it to create your own success.

Date: Wednesday  9 February 2022
Time: 12h00-13h00
Register here>>

By | January 15th, 2022|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

Online event: Building trusted relationships at work – 9 February 2022, 12h00-13h00

Dear communicators,

We are pleased to announce our first event for 2022, hosted jointly with the Basel Communicators Network:

Stephen Welch, FRSA and Director of Archetypical Ltd. will introduce us to the three key elements of Trust, using the “Trust Equation”. This 1-hour session will be a modified version of a workshop he has developed for senior executive teams, to help them build trust and improve organizational effectiveness. By attending this session, you will learn the approach and be able to apply it to create your own success.

Date: Wednesday  9 February 2022
Time: 12h00-13h00
Register here>>

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

Marketing & Communications Coordinator (50%) – Freesuns, Vaud

Freesuns designs, manufactures and installs beautiful and powerful solar roof tiles for residential, commercial and heritage buildings in Switzerland. We are looking for a Marketing Co-ordinator to create content and drive our Marketing Communications to increase the awareness of solar roof tiles with our target customer segment and with our installation partners.
You would be hands-on in creating our marketing content, generating well-qualified sales leads and supporting our sales team. We are looking for someone with good design skills who can create beautiful imagery, sales materials, videos, social media posts and any other marketing content to build our brand.

Key tasks:
• Develop a range of marketing communication assets with a focus on high quality digital materials such as imagery, infographics and videos which showcase the unique value of Freesuns roofs
• Develop a clear branding strategy and build our brand awareness in the appropriate channels
• Develop and execute a social media strategy by generating content and updating it to our web site and managing our social media sites
• Promote our brand and products through appropriate Public Relations activities, working with journalists and other stakeholders
• Write content for brochures, product catalogues, submissions and other marketing assets
• Use appropriate software tools to create a library of marketing assets such as sales presentations, brochures, sales proposals, imagery etc
• Work with specialists such as video editors and photographers to ensure we have exceptional content
• Execute lead-generation campaigns to generate appropriate sales leads
• Handle incoming leads and other enquiries to qualify opportunities for the sales team
• Whatever else needs to be done to help grow the Freesuns business

Your skills will include:
• A flair for elegant design enabling you to create beautiful marketing materials which reflect our brand positioning as a premium product
• Demonstrated track record of developing marketing assets yourself with strong technical skills in appropriate software tools such as the Adobe suite
• Familiarity with using social media to build a brand profile
• Some training or work experience in either Marketing Communications, Art, Industrial Design, Photography, Graphic Design or related fields
• Excellent verbal communication and content writing skills in both French and English. German language skills would also be an advantage.
• Previous experience in Business-to-Consumer marketing would be highly favourable

Your personal characteristics will include:
• A positive, can-do attitude and willingness to take on any task
• A clear sense of personal responsibility and accountability
• Self-motivation and a strong work ethic
• Excellent organizational skills
• Ability to work closely with others to achieve an outcome

This position will commence at part-time at 50% and may scale up to full-time as our business grows.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please send us your resume including some examples of your work to jobs@freesuns.ch

 

By | December 17th, 2021|Careers|0 Comments

Communications Graduate Assistant – The International AIDS Society (IAS) Geneva

About the IAS:  IAS the International AIDS Society – leads collective action on every front of the global HIV response through its membership base, scientific authority and convening power. Founded in 1988, countries. Working with its members, the IAS advocates and drives urgent action to reduce the International AIDS Conference, the IAS Conference on HIV Science, and the HIV Research for Prevention Conference.

The IAS promotes and in vests in HIV advocacy and research on key issue areas through our strategic programmes, initiatives, and campaigns that advocate for urgent action to reduce the global impact of HIV, including increased investment in HIV cure research; optimizing treatment and care for infants, children and adolescents with HIV in resource   – limited settings; preventing and treating HIV – related co – infections; and expanding access to prevention, treatment and care for key populations vulnerable to HIV acquisition such as men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender people including protecting their human rights by combatting punitive laws and discriminatory policies.

More information on IAS can be found at www.iasociety.org .

Details of Employment:

The Communications Graduate Assistant    will be based in Geneva, Switzerland. The position will report to the   Senior Communications Officer   Content and will also work closely with the Senior Communications Officer – Engagement . The position is full – time and fixed – term to start in February 2022 until August 2022.

This position is intended for    recent graduates and paid at the Geneva minimum wage      .

Purpose of the position :

This is a graduate entry – level position to support the Senior Communications Officers within the Communications and Public Affairs department.

Working across a wide range of priority areas, including IAS strategic communications, conferences and campaigns, the incumbent will provide day-to-day administrative support, coordinate the development of communication materials, and      support the delivery   of communications objectives for AIDS 2022, the 24th International AIDS Conference . This is an exciting role for a creative self – starter looking for a challenging yet rewarding role in an international NGO with a long standing reputation for excellence.

Main responsibilities:

Content coordination

  • Coordinate and support the development of communications materials, such as press releases, video, web content and email newsletters
  • Conduct research and fact check content, including scientific references in communications materials
  • Provide support in tracking requests to design agencies
  • Suppo rt media monitoring, to include tracking of select issue areas on a daily basis and sharing with the rest of the team to ensure that the department is aware of the latest debates

Conference logistics

  • Day- to – day management of the media inbox
  • Coordination o f media registrations, media scholarships, third – party press conferences and all in – person and virtual media centre logistics
  • Liaison with and management of deliverables for media partners
  • Coordination of supplier contracts and deliverables

Administrative   support

  • Provide logistical support for special projects and campaigns, such as the HIV unmuted podcast series, led by the Communications and Public Affairs department

Perform additional tasks as and when requested by the Senior Communications Officers.

Academic qualifications:

  • Recently graduated with a university degree in public health, public policy, international development, communications, journalism or related

Work experience:

  • Ideally,  previous internships and/or experience in administration, research and/or communications especially within global health would be a distinct

Skills/competencies:

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • A passion for research and an analytical mind
  • Ability to support multiple projects simultaneously with meticulous attention to detail
  • Creative thinker with high – energy and a positive can – do attitude
  • Ability to operate with minimal supervision but also know when to ask for help
  • An understanding of HIV and/or the global health landscape would be an

Languages:

  • Excellent English language communication skills, both written and oral (full professional proficiency); knowledge of other languages is an asset.

For further information and to apply, click here>>

 

 

By | December 3rd, 2021|Careers|0 Comments

3 December 2021 – search engine optimization

With growing online competition, search engine optimization (SEO) is necessary for businesses and organizations to gain a competitive edge, grow user intelligence and tap into traffic forecasts and industry trends.

 

Learning about SEO will enable you to understand how and where you appear online and how to control it. The more you “own” your presence, the greater this will directly impact the first impressions your potential clients will have. Nadia Mojahed will share how to define your SEO strategy, set your KPIs, and Implement the right processes to optimize and grow your digital presence on search engines.

 

Date: Friday 3 December 2021
Time: 12h30 to 13h30
Location: Online via Zoom
Cost: Free of charge

 

Speaker: Nadia Mojahed is a Digital SEO Consultant based in Geneva. She helps B2C and B2B businesses of start-ups, UN organizations, local and international brands grow their organic lead generation and sales. She has experience in strategic, technical, and content SEO and managing multi-lingual sites. She applies SEO as a business development tool and helps with in-house SEO training and strategy workshops. After being In the digital marketing field for more than 13 years, she founded her boutique SEO agency, seotransformer.com, in 2019.
By | November 25th, 2021|GCN lunch events|0 Comments