Head of Communication & External Relations, Geneva Academy – Readvertised

Head of Communication & External Relations 80% (F/M/D)
For the Geneva Academy

CONTRACT: Permanent

ACTIVITY RATE: 80% 32 h / w

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10.06.2024

STARTING DATE: as agreed

Introduction of the Academy :

The Geneva Academy provides postgraduate education, conducts academic legal research and policy studies, and organizes training courses and expert meetings. We concentrate on branches of international law that relate to situations of armed conflict, protracted violence, protection of human rights and transitional justice.

The role:

Under the supervision of the Executive Director of the Geneva Academy, you will be in charge of the Geneva Academy communication and overall external positioning of the institution, and promote its various activities (masters, training courses, research, the Geneva Human Rights Platform, events) in a coherent manner.

You will guarantee the integrity and coherence of the organisation’s external image, in accordance with its values. You will manage the Communication Officer, the Events Assistant and external relations unit and ensure timely deliverables of the highest quality.

Key responsibilities:

  • Development and implementation of the communication strategy;
  • Management of the Geneva Academy internal and external communication, and media relations to ensure visibility, coherence, accuracy and timeliness of published information
  • Management of the communication unit ( budget and finances, staff members) ;
  • Production of communication content for publications, the website and social media networks to promote research, publications, the master’s programmes, training courses , the Geneva Human Rights Platform and events ;
  • Development and implementation of communication tools, procedures and guidelines to ensure coherence of the Geneva Academy communication, both for internal and external communication ;
  • Builds and expands relations with local and international media, responds to queries from local and international media, identifies new media to promote the institutions’ activities;
  • Supervise and coordinate the organization of events to ensure coherence among the events organized by the Geneva Academy and the relevance of the communication developed around these events
  • Participate in institutional fundraising efforts
  • Takes part in the core management of the Geneva Academy and participates in the decision-making process.

To be successful in this role, you should have:

  • Advanced university degree in communication, journalism, international relations, international law, political science or related fields
  • At least seven years of experience in public relations, media and communication ideally in the academic, public or civil society sector
  • Strong understanding of human rights, international humanitarian law and international criminal law
  • Strong experience in web design and graphic design ;
  • Excellent commend of both English and French (oral expression and writing)
  • Creativity & innovation
  • Reactivity and dynamism
  • Availability and capacity to work with activity peaks
  • Reliability and autonomy
  • Problem-solving abilities
  • Highly organized and structured
  • Sense of diplomacy and responsibility

What you can expect from us:

  • A thriving working environment with a dynamic international team.
  • A work in partnership with the main humanitarian and human rights institutions and experts.
  • A motivating, human, collaborative and inclusive working environment
  • A competitive salary and the usual package of insurance cover as well as five weeks of holiday

How to apply :

Swiss nationals, persons from the European Union or the European Economic Area, as well as persons with a valid Swiss working permit are invited to submit their applications with

1) a motivation letter

2) CV with two references

3) examples and references to websites, articles or communication products that you’ve created

by 10 June 2024

Apply online>>

By | May 15th, 2024|Careers|0 Comments

Senior Manager, Web, IATA Geneva

About the team you are joining

The IATA Corporate Communications Team is a high performing diverse group of professionals who, together, are responsible for a wide spectrum of IATA’s communications and our brand. This includes our corporate website which, attracting over 43k visits daily, plays a crucial role in achieving IATA’s mission. We are proud that our website creates value for our members, demonstrates our expertise, and furthers our influence.

Reporting to the Head, Corporate Communications, the web manager is a senior member of the team. The web manager oversees the governance, strategy, content, design, enhancement, and maintenance of the corporate website. You will be responsible for ensuring that the site content, functionality, and performance meet user needs while contributing to IATA’s priorities.

What your day would be like

Your days will be busy with interactions across IATA as you build a compelling strategic vision for IATA’s web communications and take hands-on responsibility for leading its implementation. We will count on you to:

-Drive the site’s governance and strategy and manage its budget
-Oversee content processes, including planning, writing, reviewing, and editing content
-Coach the editor community with guidelines and training
-Identify opportunities for site enhancements and work with the IT team to realize them
-Support a seamless customer journey across the main digital platforms that IATA operates
-Oversee the corporate intranet on Sharepoint Online (about 10% of your activity)

This is a demanding role for an experienced web manager who is at ease at both strategic and operational levels. The position is supported by a part time intern.

We would love to hear from you if

You are an enthusiastic and creative web professional with strong interpersonal skills who has:

-At least 8 years’ experience in a similar role and a bachelor’s degree in a related field
-A passion for driving web processes to deliver a state-of-the-art website built on best practices for content development, SEO and accessibility
-Enthusiasm for internal stakeholder engagement to bring the website to the center of our business using data-driven insights
-Experience in federating internal stakeholders and a dispersed team of content owners/editors towards a high level goal
-Success in delivering large web projects and experience in working with IT and design agencies
-Advanced skills in CMS, GA4, GTM, Search Console, Lookers Studio, Siteimprove, Sharepoint…
-Outstanding English, while other languages would be an asset
-Travel Required: 5%

More information and apply here>>

By | March 18th, 2024|Careers|0 Comments

Communications officer, Medicines Patent Pool, Geneva

 

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 (LMICs). 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. MPP’s mandate covers patented medicines for infectious diseases – HIV, TB, hepatitis C and also non-communicable diseases including cancer, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, in addition to COVID-19 treatments and technologies.

The Role

Under direct supervision of the Senior Communications Manager, the Communications Officer will collaborate closely with the communications team members to produce compelling visuals and content tailored for different channels such as websites, social media, newsletters, and presentations.

The role will be specifically responsible for maintaining MPP’s online presence, overseeing the day-to-day management of the MPP website, online tools and social media platforms. Additionally, the Communications Officer will contribute to the development of promotional and marketing materials across various communication channels, encompassing branding, printed materials, and online assets.

Main Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Act as focal point for MPP website (bilingual EN/FR) content publishing, maintenance, and users’ experience enhancement in collaboration with an external technical support.
  • Assist the communications team with the website content creation and translations.
  • Maintain, update, and grow MPP social media presence. This includes:
    • designing and publishing engaging visuals and feeds in accordance with MPP visual identity and branding guidelines.
    • Collecting and interpreting media, website and social media analytics.
    • implementing agreed plans and strategies for connecting with audiences and increasing engagement with the followers.
  • Independently design branded materials for such as slide decks, social media cards, banners, posters, email signatures, etc. using Adobe Suite or other design tools.
  • Support creation of new marketing materials, including videos, brochures, publications, liaise with wider MPP team for the needed content and liaise with external graphic designer for design and delivery.
  • Liaise with external translators for the translation of materials (Spanish, French) ensuring they are properly proofread, shared, and published.
  • Coordinate the creation of MPP quarterly e- newsletters, MedsPaL updates and any emailing to MPP stakeholders as. needed, manage its branding, formatting, and distribution using Mailchimp.
  • Support the communications team in writing, editing, and distributing communications pieces including, but not limited to, paragraphs for online and traditional content.
  • Provide logistical support for events, including planning, organisation, and delivery; participate in events as requested by the Senior Communications Manager or Head of Communications.
  • Manage the development and maintenance of media and stakeholders’ databases.
  • Manage the development and maintenance of MPP’s video and picture libraries (on picflow).
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Communications Manager and Head of Communications to implement MPP’s communications strategy.

Requirements

Essential:

  • At least two years of experience supporting digital communications or running digital campaigns in an organisation, including content creation for social media platforms (X, LinkedIn, YouTube).
  • Experience with website content management and using web technologies including WordPress, JavaScript, HTML, CSS.
  • Experience compiling and interpreting website and social media analytics reports.
  • Experience creating content for organisational social media presence across variety of social media platforms.
  • Good graphic design skills and knowledge of Adobe suite including, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator for development of graphics and infographics; and video editing skills and knowledge of iMovie or Premiere for minor video editing etc.
  • Proficient use of MS Office, Macintosh and Windows operating systems, familiarity with SharePoint, Google Docs, online tools and libraries.
  • Good writing skills with the ability to synthetise information into short compelling messages.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills with the ability to organise own work autonomously and prioritise workload to meet deadlines.
  • Native level of written and spoken English; full professional proficiency of French (especially written).

Desirable

  • Knowledge of public health, matters related to access to medicines, intellectual property and/or the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Interest in new technologies and their use in communications highly desirable

Personal Qualities:

MPP’s richness lies in its staff: a small dynamic and multicultural team!

To flourish in our team, you must recognise yourself in our values: Respect, Courage, Generosity and Commitment. And demonstrate the following qualities:

  • Collaborative and supportive approach to teamwork.
  • Sensitivity to different cultures and work styles.
  • Demonstrable personal commitment to the public health goals of the MPP.

 MPP respects all individuals regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, HIV status or disability. All qualified applications are welcome.

If you recognize yourself in this description and wish to join our outstanding team, please send a cover letter and C.V. to recruitment@medicinespatentpool.org including “Communications Officer” as reference in the subject line.

Location:  Geneva, Switzerland
Type of contract:  full time, permanent employment
Home Office:  1-2 days per week

This position will be open until the right candidate is recruited. Applications will be reviewed and assessed on a continuous basis.

By | March 6th, 2024|Careers|0 Comments

Communications manager – Clowns without Borders UK (remote)

For those interested, Clowns without Borders UK is looking for a communications manager for an 11 month fixed contract (10 hours per week) working remotely, salary £40,000 Pro Rata: (£1,000 PER MONTH).

As the manager of communications operations you will:

HELP CREATE AND DELIVER THE STRATEGY

  •  Develop plans that strengthen the brand identity across all networks and stakeholders.
  •  Conduct an audit of what’s going well and what needs  attention.
  •  Set realistic targets around public awareness, media impressions, email list size, social media followers.

HELP DELIVER COMMS ACTIVITIES

The activities will include:

  • Increasing social media engagement through excellent content curation and individual interactions.
  • Developing blogs and supporting with content for the newsletter.
  • Donor communication; lettings donors know how much they are appreciated.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Passion for Humanitarian Causes

  • Be able to demonstrate a genuine commitment to humanitarian values and a passion for making a positive difference in the lives of others.
  • You must have previous experience working in communications and ideally within the charity sector/fundraising.

Creative and Innovative Mindset

  • Bring a creative spark to the team, generating fresh and innovative ideas – “we’re clowns, so there’s a lot of scope!”
  • Enjoy exploring new, engaging ways to tell our story.

 Exceptional Communication and Storytelling Skills

  • Have outstanding written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to convey complex messages clearly and compellingly.
  • Love crafting narratives and can tell compelling stories that evoke emotion, inspire action and resonate with diverse audiences, from donors to giant International Humanitarian Charities.

Savvy Mindset for Social Media and Tech

  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of various social media platforms and their potential for building brand awareness and engagement.
  • Enjoy staying up-to-date with social media trends and is excited to leverage these platforms for the charity’s benefit.
  • Comfortable with various communication tools and platforms (hoot suite canvas etc), and happy to explore new technologies that can enhance outreach efforts.

Positive, Flexible Approach

  • Happy to collaborate but also happy to take the initiative and ‘self-start’  Able to thrive with the demands of a small, busy team.

DETAILS

Please send a copy of your CV or LinkedIn Profile or similar, any links to examples of your work along with a cover letter outlining why you would like to work with Clowns Without Borders UK to hello@clownswithoutborders.org.uk .

By | March 1st, 2024|Careers|0 Comments

Head of Communication & External Relations, Geneva Academy

Head of Communication & External Relations 80% (F/M/D)
For the Geneva Academy

CONTRACT: Permanent

ACTIVITY RATE: 80% 32 h / w

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 19.02.2024

STARTING DATE: as agreed

Introduction of the Academy :

The Geneva Academy provides postgraduate education, conducts academic legal research and policy studies, and organizes training courses and expert meetings. We concentrate on branches of international law that relate to situations of armed conflict, protracted violence, protection of human rights and transitional justice.

The role:

Under the supervision of the Executive Director of the Geneva Academy, you will be in charge of the Geneva Academy communication and overall external positioning of the institution, and promote its various activities (masters, training courses, research, the Geneva Human Rights Platform, events) in a coherent manner.

You will guarantee the integrity and coherence of the organisation’s external image, in accordance with its values. You will manage the Communication Officer, the Events Assistant and external relations unit and ensure timely deliverables of the highest quality.

Key responsibilities:

  • Development and implementation of the communication strategy;
  • Management of the Geneva Academy internal and external communication, and media relations to ensure visibility, coherence, accuracy and timeliness of published information
  • Management of the communication unit ( budget and finances, staff members) ;
  • Production of communication content for publications, the website and social media networks to promote research, publications, the master’s programmes, training courses , the Geneva Human Rights Platform and events ;
  • Development and implementation of communication tools, procedures and guidelines to ensure coherence of the Geneva Academy communication, both for internal and external communication ;
  • Builds and expands relations with local and international media, responds to queries from local and international media, identifies new media to promote the institutions’ activities;
  • Supervise and coordinate the organization of events to ensure coherence among the events organized by the Geneva Academy and the relevance of the communication developed around these events
  • Participate in institutional fundraising efforts
  • Takes part in the core management of the Geneva Academy and participates in the decision-making process.

To be successful in this role, you should have:

  • Advanced university degree in communication, journalism, international relations, international law, political science or related fields
  • At least seven years of experience in public relations, media and communication ideally in the academic, public or civil society sector
  • Strong understanding of human rights, international humanitarian law and international criminal law
  • Strong experience in web design and graphic design ;
  • Excellent commend of both English and French (oral expression and writing)
  • Creativity & innovation
  • Reactivity and dynamism
  • Availability and capacity to work with activity peaks
  • Reliability and autonomy
  • Problem-solving abilities
  • Highly organized and structured
  • Sense of diplomacy and responsibility

What you can expect from us:

  • A thriving working environment with a dynamic international team.
  • A work in partnership with the main humanitarian and human rights institutions and experts.
  • A motivating, human, collaborative and inclusive working environment
  • A competitive salary and the usual package of insurance cover as well as five weeks of holiday

How to apply :

Swiss nationals, persons from the European Union or the European Economic Area, as well as persons with a valid Swiss working permit are invited to submit their applications with

1) a motivation letter

2) CV with two references

3) examples and references to websites, articles or communication products that you’ve created

by 19 February 2024

Apply online>>

By | January 25th, 2024|Careers|0 Comments

Social Media and Communications Coordinator – IDMC Geneva

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is a global centre 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 an enthusiastic and proactive Social Media and Communications Coordinator to help IDMC reach its organisational objectives by writing and editing communications content and managing IDMC’s social media presence and email newsletter. The coordinator will also assist with international press relations, help create strong communications guidance and policies and contribute to refining and delivering on the communications strategy.

This is a dynamic position providing an opportunity to work across the organisation with experts focused on different regions of the world, data management and analysis, policy and international relations as well as with an impact-focused communications team. IDMC produces tremendous amounts of data and analysis to inform policies and actions to address internal displacement, providing a wealth of potential content for communicating with our audiences. A solutions-oriented team player willing to dive into the topic will find many opportunities in this role to put this content to use and to grow and contribute in meaningful and rewarding ways to the success of the organisation.

What you will do

The main roles and responsibilities for this position are:

Written content:

  • Work with IDMC colleagues across the organisation to identify appropriate content types to present their data and analysis in the most compelling ways.
  • Coordinate writing, editing and quality assurance processes for all communications products to Director, multimedia features, and relevant parts of publications as well as other potential products.
  • Write and edit communications content, including website and newsletter text, social media content, introductions and other communications-oriented portions of publications, video scripts and other content necessary to implement the communications strategy.
  • Consolidate existing style guideline documents, maintain and update IDMC style guide, work with the IDMC design team to update relevant parts of the IDMC brand guidelines.

Social media engagement: 

  • Work with the Head of Communications to develop a strategy for IDMC’s social media presence, including a review of our audiences and their needs, the most suitable platforms to invest in, opportunities to improve our outreach, paid promotion, and relevant key performance indicators.
  • Identify ways to proactively engage IDMC’s target audiences, ensuring that our content is relevant, timely, accessible and engaging.
  • Liaise closely with all IDMC departments to stay on top of latest developments and find new ways to promote our key products and events.
  • Manage IDMC social media channels in accordance with IDMC, IDMC communications and IDMC social media strategies, including establishing a strong brand voice and reputation on each platform.
  • 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 who amplify our content with suggested messaging, social media training, and social media kits for various products.

Content planning and dissemination: 

  • Maintain an editorial calendar of internal and external events, IDMC content, external hooks, and other relevant moments for engagement.
  • Take the lead on promotion of IDMC events via website content, social media, newsletter updates and assisting the director’s office with official invitations.
  • Work with the Head of Communications to develop a strong email newsletter strategy then produce and disseminate IDMC’s email newsletter accordingly.
  • Coordinate with the Director’s office and external relations departments to maintain and update IDMC’s newsletter and centralised contact lists.

If you are curious and would like to learn more about this role; please click here to access the full Job Description.

What you will bring

Are you a proactive, solutions-oriented and enthusiastic communications professional? We are looking for a Social Media and Communications Coordinator with demonstrated experience writing and editing compelling content and with an ability to translate technical language into clear, engaging, audience-friendly messaging. You will also possess a solid understanding of social media trends and analytics across multiple platforms, with demonstrated experience managing social media accounts, ideally in similar contexts.

In addition, you will have:

  • Relevant degree and at least five years of professional experience in communications, media relations, marketing, social media, or related fields.
  • Working knowledge of Mailchimp/Salesforce and/or other email marketing tools.
  • Experience with internal displacement, migration, humanitarian or development sectors is desirable.
  • Fluent in English, both written and verbal. French an asset.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Strong organisational or project management skills to ensure quality and timely delivery.

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 | September 13th, 2023|Careers, News|0 Comments

External Relations & Communications Consultancy – DNDi

DNDi’s External Relations (Fundraising) and Communications teams are looking for a part-time consultant who is a communications generalist with fundraising experience and superb writing skills to provide support to the Innovation for Children programme.

In coordination with the External Relations and Communications teams, the consultant will provide communications strategy, planning, and plan execution on DNDi’s Innovation for Children programme, which is working to develop better medicines for children to fill urgent treatment gaps.

Further information >>

By | September 13th, 2023|Careers|0 Comments

Digital Communications Intern, IATA Geneva

Employment Type: Internship
Contract Duration: 6 months

About the team you are joining:
You will be attached to IATA’s Corporate Communications Department, with responsibilities focusing on web and social media support and analysis. As a young communications or marketing graduate you will practice digital communications in a demanding and highly professional environment, in addition to experiencing fast-paced teamwork.

What your day would be like:
Contribute to the quality of our corporate website through reviewing content submitted by some 100 departmental editors before publishing;
Ensure the application of best practices such as Search Engine Optimization and web writing and contribute to the education of editors;
Respond to queries for web publishing support, advanced functionality, analytics;
Create or edit web content as needed;
Create social media content including multimedia;
Handle analytics and reporting for our social media channels;
Contribute to social listening and monitoring of online debates and respond to comments.

We would love to hear from you if:
You are an effective team player, comfortable in a multicultural work environment, and able to juggle with priorities.

Required skills:
Recent graduate in Communications or related field with excellent communication and analytical skills;
At ease with technology, ideally with notions of HTML;
Experience of web communications, blogging or social media;
Experience with social media analysis, listening and impact evaluation;
Experience creating memorable social media posts tailored to multiple channels;
Image and video production/editing (Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro / Adobe After Effects / Final Cut Pro / Apple Motion);
Native or highly proficient English speaking and written skills.

Apply here>>

By | April 24th, 2023|Careers|0 Comments

Volunteering Communications Manager (Based remotely in the Switzerland)

Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is seeking a talented Volunteering Communications Manager to join our team! The Volunteering Communications Manager equips key stakeholders with the messaging and tools they need to communicate clearly about Habitat for Humanity’s volunteering initiatives. The Volunteering Communications Manager works closely with members of both the Integrated Programs division and the Global Communications division to interpret technical information and ongoing shifts in Habitat’s approach to volunteering for a wide range of audiences, from Habitat staff and the volunteers themselves to community members and partners.

Reporting to the Senior Director of International Communications, with a cross functional reporting to the Senior Director of Volunteer and Institutional Engagement (VIE), the Volunteering Communications Manager is responsible for increasing the understanding of Habitat’s volunteer initiatives. This position, in collaboration with colleagues in Global Communications and International Programs, manages the creation of compelling content and messaging in concert with Habitat’s brand and tailored to specific audiences.

This position can be remote within one of the country locations HFHI operates in.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with volunteer program and communications colleagues to develop and periodically update key global messaging and content about HFHI’s volunteering (35%).
  • Prepare Habitat leadership, fundraisers and other key stakeholders with messaging and communications tools for specific opportunities, including webinars, conferences, events and other key moments (25%).
  • Collaborate with communications colleagues around the world to integrate volunteer messaging into Habitat’s communications, ensuring that Habitat communications and storytelling reflect and advance the organization’s program strategies related to volunteering (20%).
  • Serve as first point of contact for questions and requests directed at volunteer initiatives and engagement as part of community moderation (10%).
  • Other related duties as assigned by supervisor (10%).

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications or related field.
  • 5 years in communications work, especially managing global projects with multiple stakeholders and/or interpreting technical information for various audiences.
  • Proficiency in building creative concepts and demonstrated ability to see projects through to completion.
  • Ability to write, edit, evaluate, and curate strong content related to volunteering and/or international development while meeting brand, marketing and messaging needs.
  • Ability to lead the creation of complete content packages; established experience with photo selection, design collaboration, etc., all while maintaining brand standards.
  • Strong communications and problem-solving skills.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural competencies and organizational and project management skills that demonstrate an ability to successfully collaborate with a variety of departments and stakeholders.
  • Active support of HFHI Values:

*Humility – We are part of something bigger than ourselves
*Courage – We do what’s right, even when it is difficult or unpopular
*Accountability – We take personal responsibility for Habitat’s mission

  • Safeguarding: HFHI requires that all employees take seriously their ethical responsibilities to safeguarding our intended beneficiaries, their communities, and all those with whom we work. Managers at all levels have responsibilities to support and develop systems that create and maintain an environment that prevents harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse, safeguards the rights of beneficiaries and community members (especially children), and promotes the implementation of Habitat for Humanity’s code of conduct.

Preferred:

  • Previous nonprofit experience a plus
  • Experience analyzing data and with data visualization

For further information and to apply >>

By | April 18th, 2023|Careers, News|0 Comments

Social media manager – The WHO Foundation, Geneva

The WHO Foundation (WHOF), launched in May 2020 and headquartered in Geneva, was created as an independent Swiss foundation affiliated with but independent of WHO. Its mission is to mobilize greater private capital and partnership to advance the mission of the World Health Organization (WHO), enabling catalytic impact on the people whose lives rely on WHO’s work and facilitating innovation to maximize the impact of the resources invested.

WHOF was therefore created as an independent Swiss foundation affiliated with but independent of WHO to marshal new resources from philanthropists, foundations, businesses, and individuals to support its mission: promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable, while protecting the neutrality and independence of WHO as the world’s leading health authority. WHOF is a nexus for unique opportunities in global health, facilitating game-changing opportunities between the private sector and WHO. Our focus is on mobilizing grant income, shared value partnerships, and investment to power WHO’s work.

PURPOSE

The Social Media Manager is responsible for overseeing the digital communications function in support of the organization’s broader development objectives. He/she will develop and implement an integrated digital communications strategy to enhance the Foundation’s external profile and will liaise with service providers (social media production, web development, hosting services, security, external agencies). The digital communications strategist will serve as the lead for web and digital communications management.

REPORTS TO
The Social media Manager will directly report to the Chief Communications Officer of WHO Foundation.

ACCOUNTABILITIES & FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Strategy Development and Execution

  • Spearhead development and execution of an integrated digital communications strategy, working closely with the Chief Communications Officer, Foundation teams, and WHO counterparts to identify gaps, opportunities, and approaches for strengthening brand awareness and engagement with target audiences as the Foundation grows and evolves.

Digital communications

  • Oversee social media, liaising closely with WHO Foundation team, initiatives, campaigns, and partnerships leads to align and convert messaging narratives to appropriate digital channels.
  • Oversee management of Foundation website, social media and other externally facing digital platforms.
  • Develop digital communications protocols and engage external vendors for web maintenance and strategy as the Foundation and content needs evolve.
  • Craft, execute, and commission digital communication assets such as animations, film and social media creative (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Web) to support Foundation content opportunities.
  • Evaluate digital communications with social listening, analytics reports and provide recommendations and to report on successes.
  • Monitor social sites for news, trends and emerging themes to help inform the content, and provide alerts to the team on important marketplace developments as they occur.
  • Keeping online content up to date and in line with digital communication trends.
  • Researching and writing blogs for the website around key Foundation themes and activities.

Campaign strategy

  • Build and implement digital campaign communications/fundraising campaigns to support key milestones and initiatives of the Foundation and its partners.
  • Create, research, source high-impact content for campaigns, website, and digital channel appeals.

Internal Coordination and Management

  • Work with the communication and campaign teams to manage the digital communication workstream, with external agencies and other subcontractors where relevant.
  • Edit and update an editorial calendar with external key dates, internal events, global UN days, and more.
  • Participate in Interim Secretariat staff, campaigns, appeals, and various initiatives meetings and provide written updates on progress where requested.
  • Ensure harmonization between the campaigns, partnerships, strategy & impact, and communications workstreams.
  • Liaise directly with the CEO, members of the board, and WHO colleagues as appropriate.
  • Support Foundation events for digital communication activities.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

PROFILE

  • A minimum of 8 to 10 years of progressively responsible experience in digital communications strategy, with a proven record of conceptualizing and executing successful strategies/campaigns and working across sectors.
  • Self-starter with strong leadership skills and aptitude for working with autonomy and entrepreneurship, both individually and as part of a complex team effort.
  • Comfort with and/or experience of operating in a lean, start-up environment.
  • Demonstrated project management skills, ideally including executing large-scale, multi-actor campaigns and collaborations and reporting on metrics/measurements.
  • Experience managing under crisis conditions in fast-turnaround global “emergency” situations.
  • Knowledge of project budgeting and agency management are highly desirable skills.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and diplomacy, with insights into DEI are essential to the role.
  • Demonstrated record of setting clear standards for accountability, value for money, risk management and zero tolerance to fraud and corruption.
  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent), in digital communications, digital marketing or campaigning, international relations, or related fields.
  • Aptitude to work with flexibility, entrepreneurship, and diplomacy both individually and as part of a complex team effort.
  • Must have excellent writing and content development skills with strong proofing abilities and careful attention to detail.
  • Fluency in English, French is an advantage.

OFFER

  • Rewarding work in a dynamic and innovative non-profit environment with appealing growth and learning opportunities
  • A collaborative workplace within a truly global team
  • An agile, fast-moving and flexible environment
  • Potential to leverage a multinational name and organization in the form of WHO

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Type of contract: Permanent
  • Location: Geneva (relocation needed)
  • Working rate: 100%
  • Estimated start date: ASAP

For further information and to apply, click here>>

By | March 7th, 2023|Careers, News|0 Comments