Director of Publications (D-1), WIPO, Geneva

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a specialized agency of the United Nations based in Geneva, Switzerland dedicated to developing a balanced and accessible international intellectual property (IP) system, is seeking highly qualified and experienced candidates for the position of Director of Publications, within the Publications Division, Office of the Director General.  The Division is responsible for creating and delivering clear, consistent, innovative and engaging publications and communications to promote understanding of intellectual property and of WIPO’s work.

The Director of Publications is responsible for leading the formulation, planning and implementation of an integrated and innovative strategy of the Organization’s publications, library and document distribution, and web communications activities, both external and internal, to promote understanding of intellectual property, to raise awareness and knowledge of WIPO’s work, initiatives and achievements, and to substantively contribute to WIPO business growth and market proliferation.  The Director must work closely, seamlessly and effectively with the Director of Marketing and Customer Service and the Director of News and Media, and directs the efforts of Publications Division staff, establishing overall objectives and priorities for the optimal functioning of the Division and coordinating at the strategic and tactical levels with the other functions of the Organization.

Qualifications and experience required

 Education               

Essential

 Advanced university degree in law, economics, international relations, management and administration, communications or equivalent qualifications.  A first-level university degree with two additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

 Experience            

Essential

At least 15 years of combined management and publications/communications experience in an organization involving a significant number of people with diverse and varied interests and backgrounds.  Experience must include program planning and management.

Languages               

Essential 

Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and French.

  Desirable 

Knowledge of other UN official languages.

Job Related Competencies

 Essential

Ability to effectively manage financial resources in accordance with applicable financial and administrative rules, regulations and procedures.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Experience in a multidisciplinary and multicultural work environment, demonstrated innovative strategic thinking and proven corporate communications skills.

Strong leadership and political skills, proven management skills and demonstrated ability to motivate and manage a multidisciplinary team and to advise and coach other managers.

Competent user of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and the internet.

Closing date: 18 – December – 2019

For complete details on the vacancy and submission of application, please log on to https://wipo.taleo.net/careersection/wp_2/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en

 

By | December 4th, 2019|Careers|0 Comments

Communications Manager – GAIN – London or Geneva

We have an excellent opportunity for an internationally focused communications professional to join the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition as Communications Manager.

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is a Swiss-based foundation launched at the UN in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. Working with both governments and businesses, we aim to transform food systems so that they deliver more nutritious food for all people.

During the past year, the Communications Department has witnessed a large increase in the number of internal and external requests for support, mainly linked to the growing importance of nutrition in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, the need for GAIN to better communicate and disseminate information about programmes and projects and the desire to influence key policy decisions in the development/nutrition sector.

To respond to this growing demand, and to support the Communications team in developing and implementing a variety of global communications activities, we are recruiting for an experienced communications professional capable of transforming complex ideas into concise and accessible messages for a variety of audiences.

Reporting to the Head of Communications, as Communications Manager you will lead and oversee a variety of projects and contribute to providing strategic communications advice across the organisation. You will also deputise for the Head of Communications in periods of absence. Specific responsibilities include;

-Review and approve publications, reports and other communications materials to ensure that the GAIN Brand Guidelines are followed. Ensure that documents adhere to standards for quality, graphics, format and style.
-Write and edit a wide variety of texts for different audiences (governments, private sector, academia, etc.) and channels (web, social media, print).
-Provide opportunities to increase media outreach of GAIN’s events.
-Contribute to developing key messages, position statements, Q&A, news releases, etc.

To be considered, you should have solid communications experience, preferably at the international level in the private sector, or for large non-governmental organisations. You must be confident in developing and implementing complex communications strategies and be able to demonstrate experience across a range of communications activities including publication management, writing and editing, events planning, content production and media relations.

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is committed to equality of opportunity and creating an inclusive environment where diversity is valued. We are keen to reflect the diversity of our society at every level within our organisation and therefore welcome applications from talented and committed people from all backgrounds, representing the diverse societies we operate in.

Closing Date: 29 Nov 2019

Further information>>

By | November 19th, 2019|Careers|0 Comments

Part-time bilingual communications consultant, Pangloss Labs, Ferney-Voltaire – 1 day per month

Part-time bilingual communications consultant wanted – 1 day per month.

Pangloss Labs is an open innovation laboratory for Greater Geneva.
Our non-profit association is a mix of open source third-space, collective research space, ecological Fablab and support structure for entrepreneurship. We share a multidisciplinary space between entrepreneurs, associations, self-employed, SMEs, and curious individuals. www.Panglosslabs.org

We are currently looking for a bilingual communications consultant for divers tasks.

For more information contact craig (at) panglosslabs.org

By | October 16th, 2019|Careers|0 Comments

Consultant (full-time), FSG, Geneva, Switzerland

Are you passionate about social change? Do you want to work in a high-performing, high-impact and fast-paced environment? Join FSG’s consulting team to collaborate with clients who are working to address complex social and environmental problems in order to produce equitable outcomes at scale.

Consultants are integral members of our consulting team and work on client projects across a variety of social and environmental issues including: economic development, education, community development, global health, and global development.

Further information >>

By | October 15th, 2019|Careers|0 Comments

Communication Officer – ECLT, Geneva (80% – Maternity Cover)

Founded in 2000, Eliminating Child Labour in Tobacco Growing Foundation (ECLT) is an independent, Swiss foundation, based in Geneva, Switzerland with projects around the world.

General scope of the role

The Communications Officer plays an important role in raising awareness on and supporting good practices against child labour in communities where tobacco is grown. S/he is the primary manager of the project to develop an online portal, publications and training module on a model for education and rural development. The Communications Officer also provides communications insight and support for the visualisation (internal/external) of the ECLT 3-year strategic vision, goals and work plan. As part of a small team, the Communications Officer will also lend support and expertise as needed to the advocacy, research and programmes departments.

Key Responsibilities

1. Project management

Production and launch of a Model for Education and Rural Development including the following products:
• Education Model Guide publication – a print and online guide giving an overview of the model
• Marketing Kit – Introductory print information kit for stakeholders (Governments, Private Sector, NGOs, etc.) interested in education and rural development
• Online Portal – A multi-media hub for all information regarding the education model
• Online training module – an in-depth tool for practitioners to understand and implement the education model

2. Strategy presentation and visualisation

• Provide support for communications on and visualisation of ECLT’s 3-year strategy, vision and work plan. This may include drafting and editing content, overseeing graphic design for materials targeted to internal and external stakeholders, and coordinating the online and print dissemination of materials, working with the Communications Coordinator and the Director of Advocacy
• Provide guidance from a communications perspective on the set-up and launch of ECLT’s new internal work planning and monitoring tool, including advice on internal reports

3. Assist Director of Advocacy and Communications Coordinator with communications tasks as required

4. Any other tasks as required and appropriate to the role

Qualification

• A first-level degree (bachelors or equivalent) in communications, journalism, advocacy, international relations or another related field
• Graduate-level studies a plus

Work Experience

• At least 5 years of experience working on project management and strategic planning in a communications setting, including trainings and data visualisation
• Proven ability to manage projects across departments and working with multiple outside service providers (Graphic designers, web developers, video agencies, printers, external consultants, etc.)
• Understanding of and interest in issues of education, child labour and rural development is strongly desired
• Previous experience in an international, multicultural environment is desired

Required skills

• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Spanish; Ability to work in French a plus.
• Demonstrated experience in developing content and layout for online training platforms
• Experience in the development of videos, other digital and print materials a plus
• Excellent computer skills; familiarity Adobe Creative Suite and SharePoint a plus
• Proactive and willing to learn
• Exercises good judgement and understands the complexity of communicating on sensitive topics, including around children and child rights.
• Able to meet deadlines and targets
• Ability to work effectively as a member of a diverse team
Further conditions
• Some international travel to project countries, including Guatemala, is required
• Swiss national or holder of a valid Swiss work permit

Please send your full application (CV, max. 1-page motivation letter, Diplomas and Work Certificates) at eclt-jobs@eclt.org. Please mention as subject: Communication Officer

For further information>>

By | October 3rd, 2019|Careers|0 Comments

Communication Content Specialist- Sommet Education, Lausanne

Sommet Education is a hospitality education group of more than 800 employees that is home to three leading institutions: Glion Institute of Higher Education, Les Roches Global Hospitality Education and Ducasse Education. The headquarters are based in Lausanne, Switzerland, with additional hubs in Marbella, Spain (Accounting) and London,UK (Enrolment and Marketing).

Their 5 values resonate in you: Development, Distinctiveness, Joint commitment, Openness and Sense of service.

You are enthusiastic and you want to be at the vanguard of hospitality and experience education.

You have a Bachelor or an equivalent degree and 3 to 5 years’ experience in a Communication function, at the headquarters of an international company or a communication agency and ideally from the Hospitality, Lifestyle luxury business. You have excellent knowledge of the digital world and influencers.

Your mother tongue is English preferably and you have a good knowledge of French. Excellent communicator, open personality and pleasant, you are characterized by your spirit of initiative, creativity and proactivity.

Available, flexible, you feel comfortable working under pressure and managing several projects simultaneously. Caring for and developing the Company brand image is your main objective.

If you recognise yourself in this description then they are interested in your profile as they are looking for a Communication Content Specialist to join them.

• For the Group brands you research surveys, industry trends and aspirational brands best practices to develop fresh story ideas, draft speeches, press releases, position papers, create and deliver case studies, white papers, executive bios, opinion pieces, speaking proposals.

• You collaborate with marketing Editorial Content Manager to produce aligned content for Communication campaigns.

• Management of digital/social media (website, LinkedIn, Wikipedia, press rooms etc.).

For more information check the Linkedin page, or to apply use the following click here

By | October 1st, 2019|Careers|0 Comments

Experte ou expert en médias et communication, 60 % au bureau de Greenpeace Suisse à Genève

Greenpeace est indépendante, courageuse, innovante. Dans plus de 55 pays, Greenpeace mobilise la population, l’économie et la politique avec des campagnes internationales, nationales et régionales de protection de l’environnement. Au total, près de 3000 employés, des milliers de bénévoles et 2,9 millions de donateurs soutiennent notre organisation à travers le monde.
Vous avez un intérêt marqué pour les questions climatiques et environnementales et souhaitez mettre vos connaissances et vos compétences au service d’une action utile? Alors, rejoignez-nous, dès aujourd’hui ou à partir d’une date à convenir, pour occuper le poste de:

Experte ou expert en médias et communication, 60 % au bureau de Greenpeace Suisse à Genève.

Vos fonctions

In dieser Funktion sind Sie gemeinsam mit weiteren Medienfachleuten, Kommunikationsspe-zialisten und den Kampagnenverantwortlichen zuständig für das Entwickeln und Umsetzen der Kommunikation von Greenpeace Schweiz und für die mediale Präsenz unserer Themen in der Westschweiz. Zudem sind Sie erste Ansprechperson für französischsprachige Medienschaffende.
Sie arbeiten bei der Entwicklung unserer Kampagnen mit und beraten die Kampagnenverantwortlichen in Bezug auf die Medienkommunikation einzelner Projekte sowie bei öffentlichen Auftritten. Ihr Arbeitsschwerpunkt wird im Themenbereich Plastik/Einwegprodukte liegen. Sie
schreiben und redigieren Texte für On- und Offline-Produkte unserer Kampagnen und Themen in der Westschweiz.

Votre profil

Au bénéfice d’une formation dans le domaine de la communication, vous disposez d’une solide expérience professionnelle dans le journalisme (actuel) ou dans les relations avec les médias au sein d’une organisation ou d’une entreprise. Vous rédigez de manière sûre et concise. Vous savez rendre compte de réalités complexes de manière simple et compréhensible. Capable de communiquer avec différents groupes cibles, vous avez une grande affinité pour les médias sociaux. De langue maternelle française, vous pouvez communiquer couramment en allemand ou en suisse-allemand, même sur des sujets complexes. Une très bonne maîtrise de l’anglais est également attendue. Vous adhérez aux valeurs et aux objectifs de Greenpeace et connaissez le paysage médiatique de Suisse romande. Vous disposez d’un réseau de professionnels des médias dont vous connaissez les besoins. Vous faites preuve d’une grande flexibilité en ce qui concerne les horaires de travail, c’està-dire que vous acceptez de travailler le week-end et en dehors des heures régulières de travail si cela est nécessaire. Vous êtes également prête ou prêt à travailler régulièrement au siège de Zurich.

Nous offrons
● un défi professionnel vous permettant de faire bouger les choses, d’assumer des responsabilités et de prendre des initiatives;
● un travail de bureau et en équipe plus que de l’action à bord d’un canot pneumatique;
● un travail valorisant, un système de rémunération transparent et des conditions de travail agréables et flexibles;
● un salaire annuel brut compris entre 88 077 et 95 167 francs selon votre âge pour un taux d’occupation de 100%;
● un environnement international et stimulant avec un employeur qui allie professionnalisme, engagement et passion.

Votre candidature
Dites-nous pourquoi vous souhaitez devenir notre experte ou expert en médias et envoyez-nous votre dossier de candidature complet, y compris des exemples de texte, au format électronique d’ici
au 15 septembre 2019 à : bewerbungen@greenpeace.ch. Les entretiens auront lieu à partir du 1er octobre 2019 à Genève et à Zurich. Nous attendons votre candidature avec impatience!

By | August 23rd, 2019|Careers|0 Comments

Call for Expressions of Interest: Communications Strategy Support

Call for Expressions of Interest: Communications Strategy Support

Deadline for expressions of interest: 21 August 2019, though applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Start date: to be negotiated but as soon as possible

Type of bid: Tender

Tenders to be sent to: recruit@cti2024.org, (subject line: Communication Strategy Support)

Queries to: Any queries, please direct these to info@cti2024.org or Ms. Charlie Diserens, Office Administrator cdiserens@cti2024.org or +41 22 730 8647.

What we are looking for

As the Initiative reaches the 5 year mark of a 10-year initiative, CTI is seeking communications support to raise the profile of the Initiative and its work, and to drive our activities and impact towards the deadline. We want to develop a communications strategy that helps us communicate effectively and meet our core objectives; and we are looking to outsource support for the implementation of that strategy, working in a close partnership with the CTI Secretariat.

We are looking for an experienced and creative freelance communications consultant or company/organisation, with a proven track record, committed to advancing further CTI’s communication on the eradicating torture, universal ratification and implementation of UNCAT. Familiarity with the human rights world would be a distinct advantage. CTI is not a campaigning organisation, but rather an inter-governmental initiative, requiring nuanced communications yet we also recognise that raising the profile of the work will grow momentum towards our goals. The consultant / company will need to understand the constructive (“no name, no shame”) and diplomatic way in which CTI operates, yet be challenged to find innovative ways to raise the visibility of our work.

This position could be filled by a freelance consultant or company/organisation providing communications services.

Immediate task – strategy development;
CTI is looking for the preparation of a communications strategy including carrying out an evaluation of CTI’s communications work to date and identifying concrete opportunities across communications platforms for how to undertake more effective communications. We are looking for something practical and accessible that can be used by non-communications-specialists (limited in jargon).

CTI’s website is also due to be migrated to a new platform in the near future, and we would be looking for someone who could manage this process including a new website design that meets our needs.

Medium term – communications support:
CTI would hire the services of the consultant/company to help with the roll-out of the communications strategy, and continue to work with CTI in this area, over at least a 12 month period.

Your Expression of interest should contain:
Your name/name of the company/organisation
Your place of business
A short statement (maximum 2 sides of A4) of why you believe you have the right qualifications, or profile to help CTI in the stated area
A short portfolio of relevant past successful work and outputs (for individuals, this could be in CV format)
A statement describing your availability, e.g.:
Estimated timeframe and dates for the strategy/evaluation
Availability over the next 12-18 months to help with implementation
Your costs/fee structure
Applications should be sent by e-mail to recruit@cti2024.org (subject line: Communication Strategy Support)

CTI can provide further information about CTI to interested parties, though please also consult our webpage (https://cti2024.org/), Twitter @CTI2024 and Facebook pages.

Only shortlisted persons/companies/organisations will be contacted.

Please note that for interested individuals, this is not a recruitment; it would be a consultancy contract.
Further information: https://cti2024.org/en/employment/

By | August 9th, 2019|Careers|0 Comments

Central User Management System and new features for Sphere Website – call for proposals

New call for proposal – Central User Management System and new features for Sphere Website –  see terms of reference for further details (pdf). 

Deadline: 26 July 2019

By | July 8th, 2019|Careers|0 Comments

Strategic Communications Adviser – IDMC Geneva

The IDMC is recruiting a Strategic Communications Adviser to develop an institutional communications strategy for the organisation’s main spokespersons, and to work towards more sustained and strategic engagement with the media.

The post-holder will be responsible for strengthening the traditional and social media presence of IDMC’s senior management, in particular the Director, and for developing a coherent institutional narrative and messages in line with evolving media and political discourse on the topic of internal displacement. Working closely with the Director and Special Adviser, the post-holder will contribute to consolidating IDMC’s role and reputation as the world leader and reference on internal displacement, and to keeping the situation of IDPs high on the international agenda as well as within broader debates on displacement and migration.

The post-holder will be expected to develop and nurture strategic partnerships with journalists and media outlets with a view to ensuring that IDMC becomes the go-to source of expertise and commentary on internal displacement, including in connection with key related topics (e.g. cross border migration; conflict and security; disasters and climate change; sustainable development; disaster risk reduction; urbanisation; transitional justice), and that IDMC’s Director is recognised as a key spokesperson on this topic. The post-holder will be responsible for identifying new opportunities for promotion and commentary, including through media interviews, panel discussions, opinion pieces, etc., for supporting the Director’s public and media engagements through the writing of speeches and talking points, and for ensuring that IDMC is visible and impactful at events relating to its work and mandate.

Role and responsibilities
The Strategic Communications Adviser provides communications and media support to IDMC’s Director by:

  • Developing the Director’s long-term media engagement strategy and building and maintaining a network of media partners and relationships between the Director and key journalists/media outlets.
  • Developing and implementing a strategic communications strategy and providing advice and support on effective communications, speeches, talking points and other content for interviews, presentations and events.

Media engagement

  • Identify new opportunities for positioning IDMC’s work in global, regional and national media and for influencing the way internal displacement is reported on by key news outlets.
  • Secure new strategic partnerships with renowned international media outlets.
  • Organise information and capacity-building sessions on internal displacement for journalists.
  • Create and implement public information and media campaigns – both global and regional/national – to promote IDMC’s activities, including its publications, events, initiatives, partnerships and/or new thematic issues.
  • Develop institutional communications plans around the launch of IDMC’s major publications, events and partnerships, and draft press releases to promote these in the media.
  • Develop and maintain a global network of journalists and media partners to ensure quality coverage of the findings of IDMC’s publications, events and initiatives.
  • Facilitate access for journalists to IDMC spokespeople.
  • Mentor, train and support the Director and senior management staff on media engagement and communications.
  • Manage high-level press trips by the Director to the field, drafting media plans, pitching media interviews and organising press conferences for each visit. Where relevant, accompany the Director on her travels.
  • Write and publish opinion pieces on behalf of the Director in international media outlets.
  • Manage the Director’s social media platforms in collaboration with IDMC’s events and social media officer.

Strategic communications

  • Keep abreast of any political and policy developments in the field of internal displacement in order to write and edit high-quality briefing notes, Q&As, and speaking notes for the Director and IDMC Heads of Departments engaging in external communications.
  • Produce high quality communications products including public statements, speeches, commentary, and social media content.
  • Promote, advocate for and raise awareness about IDMC’s activities through a variety of communication channels, in close collaboration with IDMC’s Department of External Relations.
  • Work collaboratively with IDMC’s departments of Data and Analysis, Policy and Research, and External Relations to ensure consistency in messaging and an integrated communications approach.
  • Tailor messages and styles to suit a variety of audiences and communication mediums/channels including intranet (SharePoint), email, video, presentations, workshops, events and webinars.
  • Build partnerships with other like-minded organisations that the Director can partner with in public communications and media.
  • Provide Heads of departments with strategic and operational advice and recommendations on the best communications approaches and tools to help them effectively promote the impact of their work.
  • Support the IDMC team during peak periods with any other communication and media work.

Competencies
Professional competencies

  • At least 8-10 years in progressively senior media & communications advisory roles.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience working on displacement and migration-related topics. Practical experience working in countries affected by internal displacement.
  • Solid experience managing media relations for Directors and CEOs, and developing and implementing strategic communications plans for senior management.
  • Outstanding English writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to find new creative media angles and to develop impactful messaging and opinion pieces.
  • Experience in managing the social media accounts for high profile figures, training and coaching senior management, and acting as spokesperson.

Education

  • Masters degree or equivalent in journalism, communications, foreign affairs, international development or related field.

Languages

  • Native level English
  • Working knowledge of either French, Spanish and/or Arabic desirable

Personal qualities

  • Outstanding communicator with excellent networking skills.
  • Committed and passionate about the issue of internal displacement.
  • Highly professional, collaborative, diplomatic and decisive.
  • Able to translate complex ideas into clear and accessible language.
  • Well-structured with an ability to deliver on short deadlines.
  • Out-of-the box thinker, creative and flexible, with a good sense of humour.
  • Able to handle a large workload, to cope with stress and to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.

For further information and to apply>>

Deadline for applications: midnight CET on Sunday 28th July 2019.

By | June 26th, 2019|Careers|0 Comments