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.
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.