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Advisor, Private Sector Engagement – Global Fund, Geneva

he Private Sector Engagement Department (PSED), supports The Global Fund Secretariat in mobilizing resources and technical assistance for country programs around the world. PSED plays an important role in engaging private sector partners to increase resources and to develop innovative solutions to scale up the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

Key Responsibilities

1- Cross sectoral partnership platform building and resource mobilization

  • Finalize the design of a solid and compelling concept for the global cross sectoral platform;

  • Develop key materials, including platform ‘s principles, branding, brochure / website and a plan to recruit members, especially tech leaders. Support communications and dissemination within the platform and externally.

  • Map out the landscape for resource mobilization, financial and expertise, develop and lead the execution of a resource mobilization plan;

  • Lead on the recruitment of platform’s members.

2- Cross sectoral partnership platform’s management

  • Develop and implement the governance structure and ways of working of the platform;

  • Organize and facilitate meetings along key workstreams. Closely coordinate with the Global Fund’s Private Sector Engagement colleagues in charge of needs assessment, partnerships management, on-the ground implementation and knowledge management;

  • Develop the annual plan and coordinate annual reporting on the work of the coalition, as well as quarterly progress report.

  • Consider long-term sustainability scenarios for the management of the coalition.

3- Visibility and network development

  • Proactively engage and develop strong collaborations with existing and new key strategic partners;

  • Facilitate meetings and visibility in relevant forums and events, such as DAVOS, UNGA, etc.

4- Strategy development and cross sectoral partnership platform coordination

  • Coordinate with Global Fund country teams on in country engagement plans and strategies

  • Implement within the platform key Global Fund frameworks for private sector engagement;

  • Coordinate with key internal stakeholders, especially the DSCF coordinator within the Technical Assistance and Partnerships (TAP) team, the Private Sector Engagement Team, Country Teams. And IT.

Further information >>

By | April 18th, 2021|Careers|0 Comments

Executive short course on Media and Humanitarian Action: 3-7 May 2021

The Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies is offering an executive short course on Media and Humanitarian Action – 3-7 May 2021.

Looking to increase your media knowledge and expertise? In today’s world every humanitarian professional can find themselves dealing with the media. This course provides a comprehensive understanding of traditional and digital media. It focuses on the use of media in humanitarian settings and within humanitarian organisations. Students will learn how to fully use their potential for effective communication.
Study online or residential in Geneva.
Course dates: 3-7 May, 2021.
Registration deadline: 19 April, 2021.

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By | April 18th, 2021|Training|0 Comments

Alumni Relations Support Officer – CERN

  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Contract

Company Description

At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. Using the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments, they study the basic constituents of matter – fundamental particles that are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives physicists clues about how particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature. Find out more on http://home.cern.
Job Description


Join a small and dynamic team to develop and strengthen the vibrant CERN Alumni Network. Launched in 2017, the Network has three main objectives:

  • To provide an institutional link to the Organization and its people as well as to demonstrate the positive impact on society of a professional experience at CERN;
  • To leverage the support of CERN Alumni ambassadors for CERN’s and its Collaborations’ mission and for fundamental research;
  • To support early career physicists and engineers who might be considering a career outside of academia.

The successful candidate will support the Head of Alumni Relations in delivering the overall programme, including tasks such as: identifying, cultivating and stewarding alumni, organising events, creating compelling communications and producing analytics and reports on the Network and on alumni activities.


As Alumni Relations Support Officer in the Alumni team, you will:

  • Identify, cultivate and steward members and potential members of the CERN Alumni Network.
  • Promote the Network and its benefits via online social networking sites such as the alumni.cern platform, LinkedIn and other platforms, and contribute to developing new ways of leveraging alumni engagement.
  • Establish, develop, and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of alumni, through regular communication via direct contact, the alumni.cern website, social media, phone, email, meetings and events.
  • Produce and publish engaging and relevant content for alumni.cern and other channels, in different formats, including written, video and audio.
  • Ensure an excellent user experience, providing timely support.
  • Track and report on alumni.cern and social media metrics and analytics.
  • Contribute to the development of a comprehensive alumni calendar of in-person and virtual activities and events.
  • Maintain awareness of emerging technologies, best practices and tools, and engagement techniques to approach the relevant audience.


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant experience in the field of communications, public relations, international relations, digital media and/or marketing or a related field. or a related field.


  • Experience of community-building and fostering professional relationships with different stakeholders and constituencies within an international organisation.
  • Experience of public relations and customer service, preferably in an international environment.
  • Experience in several of the following fields: digital communications; social media campaigns; preparing fact sheets; newsletter editing; content creation (writing, presentations, audio-visual material); evaluation and monitoring of communications plans; web authoring).
  • Experience of event organisation (planning, execution, follow-up).
  • Experience in data analytics, and an understanding of organisational and administrative processes and systems.
  • Experience working in website creation – experience with community management platforms an advantage.

Technical competencies:

  • Stakeholder relationship management.
  • Internal communications; such as, but not limited to social media channels, organisational newsletters.
  • Event organisation and management.
  • Use of office software packages; to produce reports, analytics and engagement metric.

Behavioural competencies:

  • Achieving results: delivering prompt and efficient service taking into account customer needs.
  • Communicating effectively: selecting the appropriate medium and forum to communicate.
  • Working in teams: building and maintaining constructive and effective work relationships.
  • Demonstrating flexibility: adapting quickly and resourcefully to shifting priorities and requirements being willing to work on different projects simultaneously.
  • Working in the Interest of the Organization: behaving consistently with CERN’s values and goals.

Language skills:

Excellent spoken and written English is essential. Proficiency in French would be an advantage, or the undertaking to acquire it rapidly.

Additional Information

Eligibility and closing date:

Diversity has been an integral part of CERN’s mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization. Employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We welcome applications from all Member States and Associate Member States.

This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should normally reach us no later than 23.04.2021 at 12pm CET.

Employment Conditions

Contract type: Limited duration contract (5 years). Subject to certain conditions, holders of limited-duration contracts may apply for an indefinite position.

These functions require:

  • Work during nights, Sundays and official holidays, when required by the needs of the Organization.

Job grade: 4-5

Job reference: IR-DS-AR-2021-32-LD

Benchmark Job Title: Communications/Public Relations/External Relations Support Officer



By | April 8th, 2021|Careers|0 Comments

Communications officer – EPFL Lausanne

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday 4 March 2021, 12.00-13.30

Trainer: Dr Glenn O’Neil

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

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

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

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

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

Communications posts (10) – Global Fund, Geneva

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

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

Further information>>

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

Executive programmes on Advocacy in International Affairs in Geneva

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

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

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

The dates for the Executive Certificate are as follows*:

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

Further information>>

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

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

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

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

To apply, please contact:

Mrs. Nawal Tarazi (ntarazi@iun.ch)


Short course description:

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

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

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

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

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



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

Your Powerful Voice

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


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


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


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

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

Head, Communications Department – The Global Fund Geneva

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

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

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

Key Responsibilities:

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

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

2. Enhance the Global Fund brand positioning and influence

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

3. Provide effective executive and operational Communications support

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

4.Strengthen the Communications Operating model

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

5. Team leadership and management

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



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


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



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


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

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

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

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

For further information and to apply>>

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