Head of Communications Full-time – International School of Geneva

Founded in 1924, and enjoying close ties with the UN, the Foundation of the International School of Geneva, commonly known as Ecolint, is the world’s number one international school.

Reporting to the Director General, and collaborating closely with the Director of Admissions and Marketing and the Director of Development, the Head of Communications will be responsible for internal and institutional communications to different stakeholder groups including staff, parents, students and alumni on topics which are not directly related to admissions, marketing or fundraising.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Work closely with the Director General both strategically and operationally to manage internal and external communications to staff, parents, Board members and external stakeholders using email, intranet, print publications and other communication tools such as webinars.
  • Write, translate, proof read and lead the process of sending messages from the Director General, Board, or other Foundation departments (e.g. Finance, HR, the Ecolint Pension Fund) using mass mailing platforms, leveraging the Director General’s administrative team.
  • Provide editorial and authoring support for internal documentation such as Board and Conférence des Directeurs policies, staff handbooks etc.
  • Lead internal communication on Ecolint projects e.g. the board approved strategic plan, Foundation mobility plan, negotiations of staff collective bargaining agreement (CCT) etc.
  • Manage traffic flow of work into and out of the shared service pool (graphic design, print shop, mailroom) to ensure different stakeholder needs are met.
  • Advise the Director General on internal communications and press releases, including managing potentially adverse or sensitive publicity/crisis communications.

Candidate requirements

  • Demonstrated experience and success at Mid-Senior to Senior level in Communications, Public Relations or similar, ideally in the field of education or similar non-profit organisations.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability in journalistic copywriting and production of communication materials across all media, especially print and digital.
  • Mother tongue standard of English and French, both oral and written.
  • Ability to write clear, compelling and stylish prose, with sensitivity for the needs of an audience whose mother tongue is often neither English nor French.
  • An attention to linguistic, grammatical and typographical detail bordering on obsessive.
  • High level of competence with major computer software packages, ideally including MS Office suite, Google Apps, at least one mainstream CMS (ideally Drupal), a mass mailing tool (e.g. Mailchimp, InxMail) and the Adobe suite of tools (especially Acrobat).

Candidates are required to apply on the link below by sending their CV, three references, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer, that may be followed at the point of interview and a covering letter addressed to David Hawley, International School of Geneva, before 1st August 2020 mentioning the reference number 100 001.

For further information and to apply>>

By | June 27th, 2020|Careers|0 Comments

Paid internship (1 year) – communications – EBU Geneva

The European Broadcast Union (EBU) is looking for a communications intern (French-speaking) for one year:

The Communications Intern is responsible for a wide range of communications, branding and events tasks including managing the French web content online, producing certain event and publication webpages, managing the online photo gallery, managing email marketing lists, answering general inquiry emails, assisting with the collection of web and social media analytics, assisting with large events and special branding projects. The successful candidate will be part of a fast-paced, busy digital production environment that targets public service media professionals and public audiences and will work closely with the Communications team and EBU Members. This role is instrumental in maintaining a French language website and gaining visibility for our brand among Members, stakeholders and important partner organizations.

Send your application to:  Amy Wong, online managing editor, wong@ebu.ch by 10 July 2020

Further information is available in the Job Description (pdf).

 

By | June 26th, 2020|Careers|0 Comments

Event Coordinator – The Oak Foundation, Geneva

Oak Foundation commits its resources to address issues of global, social and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged. Oak Foundation makes grants to organisations located in approximately 40 countries worldwide.

Background
Oak Foundation holds a Global Retreat for all its staff every five years. Our hope is that the next Global Retreat will provide us with the space to:
• Reflect on past achievements and challenges
• Affirm the common values that guide our work
• Consider future priorities for Oak
• Learn from each other
• Strengthen our internal networks and collaboration
• Reinvigorate our individual and collective efforts
• Explore the broader contexts in which we work
• Identify challenges and opportunities that define our work
• Inspire, motivate and connect us to each other and to Oak’s mission in the world

The foundation is searching for a coordinator for the Global Retreat, which will take place from 19-23 July 2021. They are looking for someone to work as follows:
1. 60 per cent from 1 July 2020 to 31 January 2021
2. 100 per cent from 1 February 2021 to 31 August 2021

Responsibilities
Pre-Retreat responsibilities
The coordinator fills an important role in planning the Retreat. During the first few months, the coordinator’s primary job is to help the co-chairs to: book vendors (i.e., photographer and writers, etc.) for activities and events; organise dinners and activities at the event location; take meeting minutes; follow up on requests; and coordinate the various exploratory meetings of the committee and subcommittees.
In addition to the above, the coordinator’s job is centred on creating an organisational system to facilitate the work of the committee members and others. These tools should help map all relevant information for participants.
The coordinator also: creates a working budget; drafts communications to staff for co-chairs; drafts a survey to register guests to the Retreat; creates food allergy records to tailor catering; finalises all logistics for speakers and special guests; coordinates with vendors; drafts agreements; and creates schedules for deliverables.
A few months prior to the Retreat, the coordinator: finalises all agreements with vendors and speakers; collects bios and information to be used in the programme; provides draft material for the formal programme for internal and external guests; and maps Retreat logistics, which involves several weeks of organising and coordinating with committee members, hotels and vendors.
The coordinator will be expected to travel a few times from Geneva to Lyon, the conference site, to visit the venue and potential locations for events.

Retreat responsibilities
The coordinator’s main job at the Retreat will be to make sure that all of the logistics, which will be carefully planned, fit together seamlessly at the Retreat. During the Retreat, the coordinator will be responsible for all aspects of the lodging, vendors and venues (including ensuring and trouble shooting any IT needs in the meeting rooms). The Retreat coordinator also act as an “event producer” during the Retreat and needs to manage the technical needs of staging several sessions in one day.

Post Retreat responsibilities
With assistance from a co-chair and President, the coordinator will: finalise all invoices; present a final budget to the Director of Administration and President; assemble all photographic records into Flickr; liaise with speakers/presenters; draft surveys and a survey report; and gather all communication material needed for a final Retreat report, among other tasks.

Position requirements
The ideal coordinator will have:
• extensive event planning experience;
• high attention to detail;
• the ability to travel to Lyon, France;
• the ability to juggle a wide range of responsibilities that may demand ongoing reprioritisation;
• demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
• poise, maturity, warmth, curiosity, humility, and a good sense of humour;
• excellent oral and written communication skills in English. A second major language and/or a region-specific expertise would be an asset;
• demonstrated openness and capacity to learn quickly;
• excellent computer skills (Office, e-mail, database management, desk research); and
• committed to Oak’s organisational values.

How to apply
To apply, please send your curriculum vitae and a covering letter by e-mail only to – commdept@oakfnd.org no later than 22 June 2020. In the subject line please put Retreat coordinator – Oak. Applicants must be able to work as a consultant in Geneva, or have an EU or Swiss nationality or valid work permit. Please note that we will only be contacting shortlisted candidates.

By submitting your application, you confirm that you have read and understood Oak’s job applicant’s data privacy notice.

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Reporting to: co-chairs of Global Retreat
Type of contract: part-time consultant or temporary employee
Start date: 1 July 2020 – 31 August 2021
Application deadline: 22 June 2020

By | June 10th, 2020|Careers|0 Comments

Senior Communications Adviser (consultant) – GANHRI, home-based

 

Title: Senior Communications Adviser
Duty Station: remote/home-based
Duration of appointment: around 26 days over a period of 6 months (starting June 2020)
Employment type: Contractor (Consultant)

Background Information

The Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) is a member-based network organization that gathers NHRIs from all around the world. Its mission is to unite, promote and strengthen NHRIs to operate in line with the Paris Principles and to provide leadership in the promotion and protection of human rights.

Representing more than 110 NHRIs, their members and staff across all regions, GANHRI is one of the largest human rights networks worldwide. With a Head Office in Geneva and a governance structure representing NHRIs around the world, GANHRI is truly global. Enriched by its diversity, its membership is united by a common vision: a world where everyone everywhere fully enjoys their human rights.

GANHRI works in close synergy with the four regional networks of NHRIs in Africa, the Americas, the Asia Pacific and Europe, creating one comprehensive structure of independent networks.

GANHRI is recognised, and is a trusted partner, of the United Nations. It has established strong relationships with the UN Human Rights Office, UNDP and other UN agencies, as well as with other international and regional organisations, NGOs, civil society and academia.

GANHRI is currently entering a new strategic period (2020-2022), as defined in the new GANHRI Strategic Plan, which overall objective is that by contributing to establishing, strengthening, supporting, bringing together, coordinating the joint efforts of and representing its members at global level, GANHRI has significantly contributed to the effective promotion and protection of human rights.
To achieve this ambitious objective and the goals of the new strategic plan, GANHRI needs to enhance its internal and external communications, in line with its core identity, including to increase visibility, transparency and accountability towards partners and members.

About the assignement

The Senior Communications Adviser will play a key role in leading GANHRI’s communications in the new strategic period (2020-2022). In particular, she/he will be responsible to the development, implementation, ongoing renewal and continuous revitalization of a comprehensive communications strategy and related plan of action for GANHRI.
The Senior Communications Adviser will provide principal guidance to GANHRI staff in relation to the internal and external communication needs of GANHRI.
The focus will be twofold: an external focus to help grow the profile and reputation of GANHRI among its audience by developing plans and reach out activities; and an internal focus providing guidance and support, to ensure that communications are integrated, and that effective and high-quality communications advice and support is provided internally from staff and governance bodies,.

Expected Key Deliverables

• Development and delivery of GANHRI communications strategy and related plan of action for internal and external communications and outreach. This could include, but is not limited to providing:
o Leadership in developing and monitoring implementation of GANHRI communications strategy and related plan of action;
o Advise GANHRI to align the communication strategy with its strategic vision, mission and objectives;
o Expert advice, guidance and support to GANHRI Head Office regarding external and internal communications, including in relation to communications with GANHRI governance bodies;
o Support the development and implementation of innovative external communication strategies and approaches, including news releases, social media postings, and other methods to effectively support messaging regarding key initiatives and activities undertaken by GANHRI;
o Assistance to the GANHRI Head Office to ensure coherence and consistency in external messaging and alignment of GANHRI communication activities in line with Strategic Plan and GANHRI Identity;
o Guidance and support for the development of new communication products, including an e-newsletter, corporate brochures and a review and update of the GANHRI website and other means of communication;
o Provide internal media and communications related training to the Head Office team.

• The Senior Communications Adviser will work with the Head Office team to provide strategic communications support including:
o Guiding and supervising the GANHRI Head Office staff working on communications;
o Leading in conceptualizing, drafting and editing GANHRI annual reports;
o Reviewing and improving GANHRI’s processes for content development, for documenting and showcasing the work of GANHRI and the NHRIs, and sharing lessons learned internally and externally (videos, articles, photos, etc.);
o Developing messaging guides for website and social media channels (website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), and provide guidance on content development and use.

Time Span

The assignment is expected to be carried out for a period of 26 days over 6 months, with possibility of extension, and according to an agreed timeline.

Institutional Arrangements

The Consultant will report directly to the GANHRI Head Office and through it to the GANHRI Chairperson. GANHRI Head office and, where needed, individual governance holders will be actively involved throughout the process and will provide all relevant background documents necessary for the assignment.

Expected Expertise

Successful consultant should possess the following profile:

• Be a qualified and experienced expert communicator, with more than 10 years of relevant experience.
• Be a native English speaker (or native level).
• Have a good working knowledge of the UN/non-profit or international human rights field.
• Specific experience with NHRIs and NHRIs networks will be an asset.

Summary of Technical and Financial Proposal

Qualified candidates are requested to provide:

• A brief proposal of one pager on implementing the assignment, including methodology ;
• Unit cost for daily fees (in EUR);
• Curriculum vitae.

Evaluation

GANHRI will pre-select and invite three candidates to submit an offer.
A panel of two executive staff will assess the proposals and make a final decision.

This ToR does not entail any commitment on the part of GANHRI, either financial or otherwise. GANHRI reserves the right to accept or reject any or all ToR submissions without incurring any obligation to inform the affected applicant/s of the grounds.

Deadline for applications: 8 June 2020. Please send the application by email with the reference to the consultancy at: recruitment@ganhri.org

 

By | May 29th, 2020|Careers|0 Comments

Senior Manager – Corporate Communications – SITA – Geneva or London

Senior Manager Corporate Communications

London or Geneva

ABOUT US
Our vision Easy Air Travel every step of the way.
Around the world, nearly every passenger flight relies on SITA technology. Globally, almost every airport and airline does business with us, and it’s our job to support their operations.
As the world’s leading air transport IT and communications specialist, we’re committed to meeting the demands of the air transport industry around the clock, every day.

ROLE
The Senior Manager, Communications will work within SITA’s communications, brand and sustainability team to manage SITA’s media relations activities globally, boldly positioning SITA as the leading IT provider to the air transport industry. We are looking for a candidate to engage a range of audiences including the media, influencers and the wider business community. This is a hand-on role that involves managing day-to-day media activities while working with our global agencies and marketing teams to develop new media opportunities. The candidate will also need a good understanding of social media and how it can be used to support SITA’s media activities in a more integrated way. The candidate will be a key contributor in delivering a range of written content – both internally and externally.

KEY ACTIVITIES

• Work closely with our senior management, regional marketing teams, business divisions and SITA’s global agencies to identify and execute media and other external communications opportunities across trade, business and broadcast media globally while engaging influencers and analysts.
• Ensure that SITA speaks with a single, clear voice, positioning the organization as a technology leader in the air transport industry
• Help drive a more integrated communications approach, incorporating media relations, social media and other external communication channels.
• Identify new opportunities to raise SITA’s profile through media, speaking opportunities and other interactions globally.
• Draft and provide quality control of press releases, blogs, presentations and speaking points to ensure consistent messaging globally.
• Deliver media training and coaching for key spokespeople across SITA, including SITA’s executive team.
• Play a key role in managing crisis communications.
• Develop strong relationships with key media and influencers globally.

Job Requirements

• Confident, proactive and results-driven communications professional with at least 10+ years’ experience within media relations globally.
• The position requires someone who is able to bring new approaches to raising SITA’s profile and portfolio to a range of audiences including media, analysts and other influencers.
• Strong writing skills with the ability to craft and develop compelling content including key messages, talking points, blogs, digital content and press releases that helps highlight SITA’s
leading position in it core market and showcase our innovation leadership.

• A good understanding of the tools and analytic methods to help drive better integration across more traditional media channels, social media and other emerging platforms.
• Strong experience of crisis management.
• Experience working in a global organization across multiple different geographical regions.
• In-depth knowledge of the air transport or IT industries. The candidate must also be passionate about keeping their finger on the pulse of these industries, identifying new trends and insights which can be leveraged to provide engaging media interactions.
• Ability to work with and support SITA’s Executive Team Members with external communication.
• Education in communications, journalism or related marketing field.
• Native-level English; a second language, especially French, Arabic or Chinese is desirable.

• PLEASE NOTE*

Kindly attach a cover letter and a writing sample (something from your portfolio) to your application.

Applications without an introduction/sample will be discarded.

Apply online>>

By | May 29th, 2020|Careers|0 Comments

Communication Officer – Gl-ESCR – flexible location (Geneva possible)

Communications Officer Vacancy

The Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (Gl-ESCR) is a non- governmental organization that believes transformative change to end endemic problems of social and economic injustice is possible through a human rights lens. Our vision is of a world where the human rights framework reflects the real- world experiences of all of us, effectively furthering social and economic justice and human dignity, and catalysing change from the local to the global, back to the local.

Our Mission is:
• Strengthen the international human rights framework through creative standard-setting, so that the framework reflects the experiences, needs and aspirations of marginalised individuals, groups and communities, with a focus on creating beneficial jurisprudence aimed at transformative change.
• Mobilise and partner with advocates, social movements and grassroots communities at national and local levels to more effectively claim and enforce economic, social and cultural (ESC) rights, including by engaging regional and international mechanisms for local impact.
• Contribute to the effective promotion and realisation of ESC rights so that everyone can fully enjoy their ESC rights in practice, without discrimination and on the basis of equality.
• Provide innovative tools and resources to ESC rights advocates and civil society actors, policy makers, development actors and others on the practical implementation and realization of ESC rights.
• Identify, respond to and provide thought leadership on emerging trends and threats to ESC rights.
• Monitor and strengthen the international human rights mechanisms to ensure that they are accessible to ESC rights advocates and rights holders and effective mechanisms for ESC rights monitoring and accountability and facilitate and support civil society engagement with those bodies.

For further information about GI-ESCR work, mission, and values you may visit our website at www.gi-escr.org/

Effective communications are essential for strong advocacy and for meaningful engagement with partners, key stakeholders, communities and right-holders, as well as with regional and international organizations and forums. They are also essential for narrative-setting, policymaking, and to ensure accountability. In that line, GI-ESCR has increased its communications capacity over the past few years significantly improving its communication strategy and policies. We would like to enhance that capacity by recruiting a full time Communications Officer who can continue strengthening our communications, manage our website, campaigns and presence on social media to maintain and develop GI-ESCR’s position as a leading advocacy organisation in the field of economic, social and cultural rights.

General Position Information

Job Title: Communications Officer.
Location: Flexible to work remotely, with a preference for Mexico City, Dakar, Nairobi, Geneva, or Brussels.
Commitment: full time, 40 hours a week.
Salary Range: 2,000 USD to 3,000 USD gross per month, negotiable, depending on level of experience and location.
Benefits: Health issuance contribution; 25 days of annual leave and to 10 days of public holidays.
Deadline for applications: 18 May 2020, 23.59 hrs. (Mexico City: UTC/GMT -6 hrs.)
Start Date: As soon as possible.
Duration: One-year contract with possibility of extension, depending on funding.
Probation period: 3 months.

Job Profile

GI-ESCR is seeking to recruit a committed and creative Communications Officer who, under the broad guidance of the Executive Director, will assume primary responsibility for planning, developing, and implementing a comprehensive communications strategy to promote GI-ESCR’s mission and goals. The Communications Officer will also be responsible for managing GI-ESCR’s social media, measuring the impact of our communications strategies and campaigns, and editing and proof-reading GI-ESCR’s written materials. S/he will additionally be in charge of internal communication and reporting to donors.

Required Skills and Qualifications

• Advanced university degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or related fields (or an undergraduate degree plus at least 5 years of demonstrated professional experience in the field of journalism, communications, foreign relations, public affairs, public relations or corporate communications).
• Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is an asset, and Spanish is desirable.
• Exceptional writing and editing skills.
• Detail oriented. Attention to detail is central to the position.
• Able to work under pressure. Being able to read and edit quickly without sacrificing quality.
• Ability to multitask and work independently, as well as part of a team.
• Advanced proficiency in computer programs including MS Office applications is required.
• Ability to create simple videos and infographics is an asset. Proficiency using programs such as Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Mailchimp, Canva, Premiere Pro and Audition are desirable.
• Experience working remotely and with staff from diverse backgrounds and located in various time zones.
• Professional knowledge of the use of social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram & Youtube) as part of an effective campaigning and communication strategy is required.
• Adept at leading communications, campaigns and advocacy strategy development from conceptualisation to completion, balancing long-term strategic thinking with short-term tactical actions and analysis.
• Ability to create and operationalise innovative approaches to communications and advocacy strategies in support of GI-ESCR’s mission and goals.
• Strong political analysis and understanding of the international human rights framework and advocacy and campaigning activities.
• Capacity to turn complex and technical language into appropriate messaging for a range of audiences and have experience delivering communications using a variety of channels aiming at ‘hard to reach’ target groups.
• Understanding of communications and advocacy reporting, measurement and analysis.

Related Skills and Knowledge

• Creativity, initiative, follow-through, attention to detail, ability to work independently and as part of a larger team.
• Demonstrated commitment to human rights and/or international issues is highly desirable.
• Prior office experience and strong organizational skills are required.
• The ability to work well under pressure and to manage multiple priorities while working effectively toward deadlines is required.
• Strong interpersonal skills in order to work collaboratively within GI-ESCR as well as with external partners are required.
• Ability to make assertive and sound decisions consistent with functions is required.
• Additional working knowledge of Spanish and/or French would be an asset.
• Experience working in human rights organizations and in fields related to social justice.
• Expertise in advocacy, campaigning or journalism that supports and elevates voices of social movements and vulnerable groups and communities.
• Development of visual materials, comparative data analysis with graphs and design skills, or strong creativity and interest to learn and develop these abilities.
• Experience working in a matrix type organization.

Work Experience

• Five to seven years of progressively responsible and relevant professional work experience in communications, print media, broadcast, and/or new media. International and national work experience.
• Previous experience in communications for human rights organisations, international organisations or in social justice fields is an asset.
• High-level professional experience in proof-reading and editing work in English.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES + RESPONSIBILITIES
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Communications Strategy
• Provide strategic leadership and vision of communications approaches that advance GI-ESCR’s mission and objectives.
• Develop, maintain and update GI-ESCR’s communications strategy and associated work plan with short- and long-term targets and objectives. Monitor its implementation with concrete and realistic indicators that align with GI-ESCR’s mission and values.
• Work with GI-ESCR staff to determine communications needs and establish a culture in which communications work is fully integrated into all GI-ESCR programs and activities.
• Promote and disseminate, targeting strategic audiences, GI-ESCR’s reports and products, editing and proof-reading internal and external materials.

Organisational Communication
• Manage GI-ESCR’s public identity to ensure mission, brand, and message continuity, coherence, integrity, and effectiveness.
• Ensure communications activities and materials are aligned with GI-ESCR’s visual identity, as well as with its mission, vision, core values, and strategies.
• Occasionally commission and manage external providers to undertake design, audio-visual or other work necessary to improve communications.

Social Media and Publications
• Manage the development of GI-ESCR’s presence on social media and GI-ESCR’s social media accounts.
• Produce strategic social media content, in liaison with the respective program officers.
• Update webpages and social media sites.
• Coordinate the logistics and organisation of media and campaigning events such as press briefings.
• Support the design, development and implementation of campaigns, including social media strategies.
• Proof-read, format, and distribute materials; assist with editing content in English (news releases, op-eds, briefs, web and social media content), and if possible, in French and/or Spanish.
• Assist with the preparation of external publications and reports.

Networking and partnerships
• Maintain, update and further develop GI-ESC’s partners’ contact lists, databases and mailing lists.
• Help establish, document, review, and refine working processes for collaborative work with partners, including meetings, joint projects, information sharing, etc.
• Ensure and further enhance the quality, consistency and appropriateness of communication materials, activities, processes, strategies and messages shared with partners.

Editing and Proof-reading
• Proof-read written documents and publications.
• Collaborate with team members, attend team meetings, provide constructive editorial and design input, and communicate with team members to deliver consistent, accurate, and high-quality work product.

Collecting impact
• Collaborate with team members, to internally collect the impact of GI-ESCR’s work and develop materials for their internal and external dissemination.

Donor Reports and materials
• Support preparation of background materials, grant applications, briefs and information kits for donors and funding entities.
• Assist with drafting of narrative reports to donors, in liaison with the relevant program officers.

Events and Campaigns
• Assist in organising and generating public support for special projects, events, and campaigns.
• Support the organisation of workshops, seminars, campaigns, events and project review meetings, including agendas and meeting minutes, and logistical support.
• Perform any other related duties and tasks as assigned.

How to Apply
Please apply by 18 May 2020, 23.59 hrs. (Mexico City: UTC/GMT -6 hrs.) by filling-in the form and uploading your CV and cover letter at: https://bit.ly/GIcommsrecruit. We will not accept any other way to apply.

Please contact us at info@gi-escr.org should you require further information on this employment opportunity. For inquiries about the conditions of the vacancy, please write in the title of your message: “Inquiry: Communications Officer”.
Selection Process
The selection process will have the following phases:
1. Submission and review of applications.
2. Shortlisting of candidates. Short listed applicants will be contacted for an interview online.
3. Interviews and a brief practical exam on communications tools and strategies will be conducted for all shortlisted applicants.
4. Notification of the successful applicant.

We kindly request not to call or send inquiries by email to request information about the progress of your application. Only complete applications and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
GI-ESCR is committed with the principle of equal of opportunity in employment, therefore, applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.

By | April 24th, 2020|Careers|0 Comments

Marketing and Communications Coordinator – ESCA, Geneva

Marketing and Communications Coordinator
ESCA CancerSupport
Starts 1st July 2020

A vacancy has arisen to be a part of this volunteer-led organisation, to work within a supportive and talented team of passionate individuals.

You need to be able to demonstrate excellent marketing/communications and interpersonal skills with the ability to manage, motivate and retain volunteers.

Time Commitment: 8-12 hours per week, a flexible attitude is essential

For more details, please consult the job announcement>>

Please send your CV with a covering letter to Nicola Bowers at nicola@cancersupport.ch

Deadline: 1 May 2020

By | April 21st, 2020|Careers|0 Comments

Risk Communication and Community Engagement Accountability (CEA) Delegate – COVID19 – International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, IFRC Geneva

Job Purpose
Joining the COVID-19 response, the Risk Communication and CEA delegate will support the IFRC Regional and National Society operations teams to enhance the impact, reach and efficiency of emergency response operations through the integration and coordination of risk communication & CEA activities and approaches in strong collaboration with the health team, IM, and under the guidance of CEA regional coordinator. This includes participatory approaches, feedback systems, risk communication and evidence-based advocacy.

The focus of the delegate will be to ensure the inclusion of community participation and feedback in all phases of the operation through mainstreaming different risk communication techniques and activities across sectors.

The Risk Communication Delegate will have a specific focus on setting up community feedback systems, ensuring community feedback and complaints are collected, analysed and acted upon by the sectors. The role will also be expected to work closely with PMER and IM counterparts to ensure all information and feedback from communities is effectively visualised, profiled within the operation, and used to inform strategic decision-making.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensures that the COVID-19 preparedness and response operation is implemented in accordance with the Movement-wide commitments and minimum actions for CEA, and relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Works closely with technical colleagues across the operation to lead inthe rolling out and ensuringuse of the most relevant social sciences research, impact surveys and perception data(including social-cultural data, sources of vulnerabilities, community structures and power dynamics) to support the design of comprehensive and evidence-based community engagement strategiesin relevant geographically assigned region.
  • Supports the development/adaptation and rolling out of risk communications and CEAtools, methodologies, trainings and activitiesas a core component of epidemic preparedness and response trainings and approaches lead by health experts.
  • Supports national societies and IFRCteams in defining the plan and strategy to mainstream risk communication and community engagement effectively into covid19 preparedness and response plans and ensure strengthened engagement of and accountability to people and communities in all we do.
  • Leads and coordinate the setting up/strengthening of appropriate feedback systemsin line with established feedback standards in priority countries and rolling out of research to gain a deeper understanding of the community perceptions, beliefs, rumours and complains.
  • Ensures feedback, community perceptions and insights are regularly analysed and sharedwith key operation teams and decision makers to inform action.
  • Work with operation teams to ensure the most vulnerable groupshave equal access to communication channels and feedback mechanisms and participate in decision making processes. designs and facilitates the training of staff and volunteers in collaboration with the health team on essential risk communication and cea aspects, such as the code of conduct, good communication skills, dealing with complaints and sensitive feedback and ensuring that feedback is acted upon.
  • Guides coordination effortsacross the region and supports inter-agency coordination with a wide range of partners and stakeholders to ensure synergy, integration, coherence, and harmonization of community engagement actions, including the rolling out of technological solutions and innovative approaches.
  • Engages in dialogue with key stakeholders’ leadershipto ensure community engagement issues and insights drive the health response.
    Identifies partnership opportunities with key local and international partners.
  • Supports evidence-based learningby assessing and monitoring levels of community engagement through supporting research, impact surveys, perception studies and case studies.

Education

  • An advanced university degree in a relevant area such as social sciences/behavioural/communication sciences or equivalent experience.
  • Basic delegate training course, IMPACT or equivalent knowledge.

    Experience

  • 5 years of risk communication, social and behaviour change, CEA experience, including 2 years of experience in the Global South on epidemics preparedness and response settings.
  • Experience in a coordination role, including with multi-sectoral stakeholders
  • Experience in leading community engagement approaches and capacity building efforts of local organizations.
  • Experience in planning targeted and appropriate behaviour change approaches.
  • Experience of designing and implementing assessments, community consultations, research activities.
  • Experience in an international organization or NGO.
  • Experience in leading teams and managing people.
  • Experience within the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

Knowledge, Skills and Language

  • Good understanding of current developments in the field of communication with communities, behavioural and social sciences, community engagement processes, strategic communication, research approaches.
  • Excellent analytical skills and knowledge of quantitative, qualitative and participatory research methodologies and analysis.
  • Excellent project management skills, able to work under pressure and manage multiple projects simultaneously, to a high standard and to deadline.
  • Advanced coordination and negotiation skills, with the capacity to build partnerships with internal and external organisations.
  • Advanced planning skills, with the ability to capture learning and use it to make improvements in operations and NS/IFRC ways of working for the integration of CEA approaches and activities.

Facilitations and training skills.

  • Good understanding of CEA issues in emergencies contexts.
  • Sensitivity to challenging political contexts and understanding of risk management processes.
  • Able to capture learning and use it to make improvements in programming and operations.
  • Good knowledge of gender and diversity issues in humanitarian programming.

LANGUAGES

  • Fluently spoken and written English Preferred
  • Good command of another IFRC official language (French, Spanish or Arabic)

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Senior Communications Adviser – Crisis Communications, UNHCR Geneva

The Senior Communication Adviser – Crisis Communications works under the direct supervision of the Chief of Section (News&Media). S/he leads and implements UNHCR‘s communication strategy/ies in the Area of Responsibility (AoR) aimed at building awareness of, empathy with, and concrete support for refugees and other persons of concern while positioning UNHCR as an effective, impactful Organization S/he works closely with staff of the Division of External Relations (DER) Global Communications Service as well as with field communications staff. The incumbent will cover the full spectrum of managerial oversight, manage performance and monitor the adherence of Country Operations to UNHCR¿s rules and regulations, monitoring, identifying and addressing any emerging issues and risks as appropriate. The incumbent also promotes a culture that is results-oriented, efficient and based on trust and pursues measures to ensure that inclusion, gender balance and diversity are taken into due consideration in staffing, resource allocation and representation at all levels throughout the AoR.

As a key custodian of the organization¿s standards of conduct, s/he will proactively establish a working environment where all personnel feel safe, heard, equipped and empowered to speak up; demonstrate no tolerance for sexism, gender inequality, discrimination of any kind, abuse of power, harassment or sexual harassment; foster ongoing dialogue on those matters; take seriously all issues of inappropriate behaviour and actions reported, whether formally or informally; and seek guidance and support as necessary to ensure that appropriate follow-up is taken, working on the basis of zero tolerance for any form of misconduct.

All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR‘s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.

Duties
– Leads UNHCR’s work on Crisis Communications, managing teams, developing and implementing strategies, and making recommendations on management of matters of reputational risk that might otherwise impact on UNHCR’s standing and its ability to help the world¿s forcibly displaced and stateless.
– Ensures the gathering and packaging of expert knowledge, data, analysis and information on developments which can be disseminated to key external audiences in order to position UNHCR as leading the narrative, building compassion and driving action for the people we serve.
– Serve as adviser to the Head of Service and other senior managers on crisis communications and on managing crises that carry reputational risks both regionally and globally, as well as in coordination with Representatives.
– Lead the development of crisis communications strategies and work-plans, working in association with communications staff at headquarters, regional and country level.
– Ensure systems/working arrangements for efficient and timely responses to crisis communications matters, working closely with the Head of News and the Head of Social media.
– Elevate UNHCR’s media and public profile to meet UNHCR’s own funding and positioning needs, and to underpin UNHCR’s global authority and leadership on displacement and statelessness matters.
– Draft messages, texts and other materials for use in external communications.
– Maintain alertness to risk factors that may require crisis communications responses and ensure that coordinated preparations are in place for handling of these.
– Working with the designated regional focal points in the GCS News & Media team strive to maintain UNHCR’s leading share of voice on asylum, displacement, and statelessness matters in the international media.
– Where relevant, in close alignment with GCS News and Media Team, serve as a Spokesperson, handling media outreach and response as well as social media communications
– Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications
Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level
For P5 – 12 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 11 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 10 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree
Field(s) of Education
International Relations; Journalism; Public Administration; Refugee Studies; Communications,  Human Rights or a related field

Relevant Job Experience
Essential
Experience of working in media relations in a high-profile, high visibility organization or office.
Experience of working in media, journalism, or communications at advanced level. Professional expertise in writing, editing and sub-editing.
Experience of creating and implementing communications strategies.
Experience of working in crisis communications at advanced level, including leading responses, speaking to media, and overseeing teams.

Desirable
Political communications experience. Language skills relevant to the region. Experience of having worked in a human rights context. Experience of having worked in UN field operations.

Functional Skills
CO-Editing
CO-Journalism (incl. print, broadcast, photography, video, layout & graphics)
CO-Media relations
CO-Preparation of key messages/talking points/speeches
CO-Strategic Communication
MS-Drafting, Documentation, Data Presentation

Language Requirements
For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Please note that UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, travelling, processing, training or any other fees).

Application:

Interested candidates are requested to submit an online application on the UNHCR Career Page at https://www.unhcr.org/careers.html by clicking on the “Vacancies” tab.

Closing Date

Please note that the closing date for vacancies in the March 2020Compendium is Thursday 16 April 2020 (midnight Geneva time).

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Project Communications Officer – NORRAG, Geneva (80%)

Project Communications Officer – NORRAG, Geneva (80%) – for its associated programme Network for International Policies and Cooperation in Education and Training (NORRAG)

PERIOD OF CONTRACT: until 31 December 2020, renewable for four years maximum
ACTIVITY RATE: 80 %
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 14 April 2020, but will possibly be extended until a suitable applicant is identified

NORRAG’s core mandate is to produce, disseminate and broker knowledge for, and with experts from the Global South. By doing so, NORRAG contributes to creating the conditions for more participatory, better informed, and evidence-based policy decisions that improve quality and equal access to education in developing countries and in fragile and conflict-affected countries.

Mission and activities

The Knowledge and Information Exchange on Education (KIX) project aims at strengthening education systems in 21 countries, mostly in Asia. It includes the use of communication technologies to reach out to, communicate with, and promote knowledge produced in the 21 countries of the hub and in other regional hubs of KIX. The project communications officer, in collaboration with the project director, manager, and NORRAG’s communications officer, will be responsible for developing and implementing the project’s communications strategy. The successful candidate will also lend their support to organize regional conferences and any other communications-related activities. The position is located in Geneva and may involve some travel.

 

Candidate’s profile

-At least four years of relevant professional experience in communication, knowledge management, knowledge mobilization and dissemination, content management, content strategies and planning with a preference on international cooperation;
-Successful development and implementation of communication strategies;
-Ability to produce videos and podcasts (live and recorded, livestreaming of events on social media, running webinars; use of video platforms such as Vimeo), to use mass-mailing software, to create newsletter templates using web-based tools (Campaign Monitor, Mailchimp etc).
-Strong drafting and editing skills on a variety of digital format including text (blog posts, articles) and multi-media (Video, audio Podcasts), creation of scripts, podcasts and social media materials;
-Knowledge and/or interest in education and development policy issues and topics related to applied education policy analysis;
-Prior experience with, or preferably ability to use a series of multi-media creative tools such from Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere); and implementing effective web content management using Content Management Systems such as Drupal, WordPress, familiar with SEO and optimization of content for maximum impact;
-Language: English; excellent English writing skills are indispensable;
-M.A. in communication, educational sciences studies or English language/literature;
-The work is located in Geneva, the salary is commensurable with the mid-level position and includes attractive social benefits.

The successful candidate will be recruited in line with Swiss employment/immigration policies.

For more information, please contact Martin Damary (martin.damary@graduateinstitute.ch)

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, marital status, disability status, race, national origin, color, gender, sexual orientation or religion.

For more information, candidates are encouraged to consult the Institute’s website: www.graduateinstitute.ch

Please note that offers received by post won’t be considered.

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