Social Media Creator & Coordinator- Volunteer position – ESCA CancerSupport

ESCA CancerSupport (ESCA CS) is a non-profit association of volunteers and paid professionals. Its vision is that no one faces cancer alone. Its mission is to provide emotional support, practical help, well-being activities and a welcoming community in English for anyone affected by cancer and their family members for free.

ESCA CS is looking for a creative mind to join our team in creating content and maintaining a strong online presence for the organization’s social media accounts. In addition to creating visually compelling content you will help with managing the accounts and implementing strategies, to increase brand awareness.

This will include creating click-worthy captions, trending hashtags and other methods of attracting and growing our audience. This involves being knowledgeable about the latest platforms, best practices and updates.

• Create engaging content and image/videos across all accounts
• Monitor activity on the social media accounts
• Develop content schedule and explore optimal posting times
• Cultivate new trending hashtags, captions and other methods that attract en-gagement and discoverability
Knowledge and skills
• Strong communication skills in English, both verbal and written
• Experience with social media platforms; Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and third-party scheduling tools
• Professional, reliable, polite, punctual and flexible
• Enthusiastic and team spirited
• Knowledge of Canva. Other design tools are a bonus
• French is not required but is a plus
• Video editing skills desirable but not essential

Reporting to: Communications & Awareness Manager

• This is an unpaid volunteer position
• Average weekly time commitment would be about 3-5 hours
• It would be desirable to have a regular commitment, but hours are flexible and work can be mostly done remotely

ESCA CancerSupport is engaged to offer:
• The opportunity to build your employable working skills for someone early in their career or looking to break into the field
• Experience in a small office setting, providing direct access to senior staff and an opportunity to undertake/learn about a wide variety of tasks
• A letter of reference

• Send your CV with a short email message explaining your interest for this position to
• Deadline for applications: 5 November 2022.


By | October 18th, 2022|Careers|0 Comments

Intern – Multimedia Communications (Temporary Job Opening), United Nations Environment Programme Geneva

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action.

This internship offer is within in UNEP/ Ecosystems Division / Nature for Climate Branch / Climate Finance Unit, in Geneva (Switzerland), but can be carried out from home as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

UNEP is interested in expanding its work in unlocking private finance for sustainable land use. This Internship position is located in the Climate Finance Unit of the Nature for Climate Branch in the Ecosystems Division of the UNEP Office in Geneva, Switzerland, with the intended purpose of increasing the exposure of work that the unit does and the deliverables and impact that it generates. The Internship is for 6 months and UNPAID. Interns work five days per week (35-40 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.

Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions. Candidates should:

  • Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter.
  • Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.


The specific details of the internship will vary according to the individual’s background, the intern’s assigned office as well as the period of Internship. Under the supervision of the Head of the Climate Finance Unit and the Lead on Communications and Knowledge Management, it is expected that his/her responsibilities will fall within one or several of the following broad activities:

  • Assist in the Land Use Finance Programme’s overall communications and knowledge management plan, focusing specifically on multimedia communication for social media, eNewsletters, reports, webinar and websites and knowledge management.
  • Create, design, and produce creative multimedia content – videos, infographics, visuals and other supplementary communication assets – case studies, presentations and flyers.
    Contribute to develop a brand strategy and guidelines for the Land Use Finance Programme, including each facility and project.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders including partners, project managers, and third-party suppliers in the development of multimedia assets
  • Help with the value additions to our internal and external websites.
    Undertake other duties relevant to the role, including participate in events, draft minutes, report on achievements, and other tasks as they arise.


    – Proficient in creative multimedia software
    – Solid qualitative and quantitative analytical skills
    – Speaks and writes clearly and effectively
    – Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately
    – Asks questions to clarify, and shows interest in having two-way communication
    – Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience
    – Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed
    – Has demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand as well as be tolerant of differing opinions and views.• TEAMWORK:
    – Good interpersonal skills
    – Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals
    – Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise
    – Is willing to learn from others
    – Places team agenda before personal agenda
    – Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position
    – Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings• CLIENT ORIENTATION:
    – Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view
    – Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect
    – Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions
    – Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep supervisor informed and to anticipate problems
    – Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects
    – Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client


Applicants must, at the time of application, meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); Enrollment in a
    graduation programme focused on multimedia design, graphic design, communications, (environmental) economics,
    finance, business administration or natural resource management OR
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent) OR
  • Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of
  • Computer literate in standard software applications
  • Good analytical skills

Work Experience

  • No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.


  • English and French are the official working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the internship, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of French or Spanish is desirable.

To see the full job post and apply click here>> 

By | October 14th, 2022|Careers|0 Comments

Communications Consultant – Medicines Patent Pool – Geneva/Mumbai – remote

10 months October 2022 to July 2023
Location: Geneva, Switzerland / Mumbai, India / Remote

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. 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. To date, MPP has signed agreements with eleven patent holders for thirteen HIV antiretrovirals, one HIV technology platform, three hepatitis C direct-acting antivirals, a tuberculosis treatment and a licence for long-acting technologies.

In 2020, MPP’s mandate was temporarily expanded to include COVID-19 treatments. In 2021 it was expanded further to include the licensing of technology with an initial focus on COVID-19 vaccines and pandemic preparedness. MPP was founded by Unitaid, which continues to be MPP’s main funder. MPP’s work on access to essential medicines is also funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

For more information, please visit our website,

MPP is seeking an external communication consultant to work with the Head of Communications and the communication team at MPP to translate MPP’s new strategy into engaging communications tools and materials and to support the dissemination of the new strategy to MPP’s key audiences. And to develop, write and produce MPP’s 2022 annual report.

MPP Strategy 2023-2025
• To work from MPP 2023-2025 Strategy to develop external document that sets out the objectives of the strategy, 4 to 8 pages.
• To develop tools that staff can use to explain the Strategy to external stakeholders and supporters, such as PowerPoint, graphics and animations
• Work with graphic designers and other consultants to deliver materials
MPP Annual Report
• To work with the different teams at MPP to revise, develop and write MPP annual report 2022
• To research and write engaging stories that will be included in the annual report to illustrated MPP’s work
• To work with designer on layout and to manage the key steps during the whole process.
• To produce both print and digital versions of the Annual Report
• To undertake other communications assignments that may occur during the period of this consultancy.

– Experience in developing communication materials with proven ability to translate complex technical information into a story driven, engaging communication content for digital and traditional communication channels.
– Experience in project management with the ability to work with technical experts internally and external providers ( graphist, designers etc.)
– Experience designing and writing annual reports or other written communication material
– Excellent writing skills and the ability to craft communications for different audiences.
– Computer savvy, with successful experience using graphics, animations and other new technologies and innovative communication tools.

Experience (length and nature):
– Five to ten years of consulting experience or applicable communications experience
– Experience of communications in public health setting required.
– knowledge of issues related to access to medicines and intellectual property a plus.
Education and special training:
– University degree in communications, marketing or relevant field

Use of Languages:
– Full fluency in English
– Proficiency in French a plus.

Personal Qualities:
The Communications Consultant will need to demonstrate:
– Organisation skills, autonomy and ability to work within short timelines.
– Proactive approach.
– Ability to work analytically, creatively, and proactively in a problem-solving environment.
– Collaborative and supportive approach to teamwork.
– Sensitivity to different cultures and work styles.
– Demonstrable personal commitment to the public health goals of the MPP.

The MPP respects all individuals regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, HIV status or disability.

If you recognise yourself in this description, please submit your CV and a short proposal setting out how you would approach the project, detailing your fees and availability to including “Communications Strategy Consultant” as reference in the subject line. This position will be closed as soon as the right candidate will be found.

Only short-listed consultants will be contacted.

By | October 5th, 2022|Careers|0 Comments

Digital Media Associate (Maternity Cover) – ISF, Nyon, Switzerland

International Seed Foundation (ISF) seeks a highly-motivated Digital Media Associate (Maternity Cover – 6 months) whose role is to support the ISF communications strategy by implementing the online engagement plan and managing the social media presence of ISF, its activities, and key topics.

This position will be responsible for the successful execution of digital and social media development activities for ISF on a global level. Digital assets include the following: websites, social media, Members Area, Channel World Seed, and others. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated interest in digital engagement, content creation, social media planning, execution, and reporting along with great writing and communications.

This is a part-time role (60%) from 3 January to 30 June 2023 within a small team that can be based remotely and entails some international travel to the World Seed Congress (mandatory) and presence in the office on a need basis. (S)he will report to ISF’s Communications Manager.


Campaign management: Work with the Communications Manager to plan and execute online campaigns around key international days and ‘ISF at 100’ celebrations
Social media administration: Monitor and update the ISF social media channels on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn using our preferred social media management platform, Sprout Social. Respond to comments and queries (process of approval to be set with Communications Manager). Provide quarterly reports on key metrics.
Content creation: Support the Communications Manager in designing and producing content in the form of text, audio-visuals (infographics, videos, photos, etc) and other communication tools, including recording at the ISF studio
Targeting: Find ways to scale up our communities and connect with new people. Build visibility.
Social media advertising: Develop ad sets and utilize social media metrics in order to track results, provide recommendations
Social media plan – ISF World Seed Congress 2023: Together with the Communications Manager, draft a social media plan and content calendar for campaigns related to the ISF World Seed Congress 2023
Onsite social media support during the ISF World Seed Congress 2023 in Cape Town, South Africa
Websites: Day-to-day content management using WordPress and coordination with the service provider/developer as needed; upload content on the ISF website and Members Area as needed


Excellent writing skills (English); additional languages an asset
Knowledge of the agriculture and food sector an asset
Highly creative, visual approach, social media savvy
Knowledge of social media platforms including targeting and advertising
Knowledge of website content management system (CMS), specifically WordPress
Knowledge of photo/video editing and graphic design tools (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, Lumen5)
Experience with social media listening tools (Sprout Social)
At least 2-3 years experience in a related area of work
University degree in communications, marketing, advertising, visual arts, or related fields


The position will be open until 3 October 2022. Send a resume, sample of previous work delivered, and a cover letter to Francine Sayoc, Communications Manager, International Seed Federation at

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the position shall remain open until a suitable candidate has been engaged.

The selected candidate will undergo in-person training and handover with the current post holder, which will take place for 2-3 weeks in December 2022 or January 2023.

Contract period: 3 January to 30 June 2023

By | August 22nd, 2022|Careers|0 Comments

Communications Strategist – consultancy (6 months) – UNICEF Geneva

  • Communications Strategist – Business & Community Resilience (vacancy deadline: Friday 19 August 23:55:00 GMT+0200 (Central European Summer Time))
  • 6 month consultancy with UNICEF’s Office of Emergencies Geneva
  • Ideally in-person

Apply here :

By | August 16th, 2022|Careers|0 Comments

Intern Digital Communications (paid) – IATA, Geneva

About the team you are joining
The IATA Corporate Communications Team is mostly based in Geneva but with colleagues worldwide. We support the mission, values and initiatives of IATA on behalf of its 290 global airline members. Our team supports IATA’s Divisions and Regions with communications strategy and advice, media liaison, digital and social media communications, design and branding, and internal communications.

What your day would be like
Your days will be full, and we hope, interesting! You’ll be contributing to the quality of through reviewing content submitted by some 100 departmental editors before publishing, and ensuring the application of best practices such as Search Engine Optimization and web writing style. You’ll contribute to the education of editors and provide web publishing support with advanced presentation functionality offered by our Content Management System (CMS), and create or edit web content as needed.

On the social media side, you’ll generate report analytics of IATA social media channels, and you’ll perform social listening, monitoring of online debate and work with the Corporate Communications team to respond to comments. You’ll also have the opportunity to create social media content to support our communications messages and priorities.

We would love to hear from you if
You are a communications or marketing recent graduate keen to practice digital communications in a demanding and highly professional environment. You’ll be at ease with technology, and a solid grasp of HTML would be an asset.

We’re looking for someone with experience of web communications, or blogging; social media analysis, social listening and social media impact evaluation; creating memorable social media posts tailored to multiple channels; with native or highly proficient English speaking and written skills.

Experience in video production/editing (Adobe Premiere Pro / Adobe After Effects / Final Cut Pro / Apple Motion), and knowledge of any other language would be an asset.

Candidates applying for this job need to be recent graduates, available to start quickly, and work on a full-time basis (40 hours per week), for at least 6 months.

Please have a look at our IATA Internship Program located at and find out how you could learn while contributing to our fascinating aviation industry.

Apply here >>

By | July 25th, 2022|Careers|0 Comments

Media and Communications Manager, IDMC Geneva


We are looking for an experienced Media and Communications Manager to strategically plan, coordinate, and disseminate all communications outputs to ensure they meet the needs of IDMC’s target audiences and have the greatest reach and impact. The role will oversee external engagement, messaging and brand identity across IDMC’s various channels and platforms by managing traditional and social media, ‘crisis communications’, design and layout of publications and products, and digital content production.

Come join the team!

What you will do

You will lead on media relations for the organisation, including strategic direction in close collaboration with the Director’s Office, with the aim of increasing the quality and quantity of media coverage of IDMC’s data, research, and analysis in target outlets. You will also act as the communications focal point for donors, partners, and other key stakeholders, improving information sharing to increase the uptake of IDMC’s products, and deputize for the Head of External Relations when necessary.

Some of your day-to-day tasks will include:

1. Lead on the strategic planning, coordination and dissemination of communications outputs to maximise impact:
-Help to raise the profile of the issue of internal displacement and of IDMC’s work by identifying and supporting the delivery of:
-Exciting, innovative digital communications – including leading on the drafting of two annual products, the mid-year update and year-end ‘crises to watch’ feature
-A people-centred approach to external communications, including collecting IDP stories, and highlighting solutions to internal displacement
-Strategic partnerships and collaborations across; media, content creation, high-profile speakers, online influencers and organisational ambassadors.
-Increase the uptake of existing and new data, analysis and research products with timely, targeted dissemination to target audience, including by selecting the most impactful method/channel of dissemination
-Take the lead in identifying and reacting to moments of crisis comms, mobilising expert taskforce and producing timely, relevant external pieces
-Support the Director’s Office in the development of key organisational messaging
-Maintain annual calendar of communications deliverables and strategic opportunities for proactive engagement and visibility
-Keep abreast of public events and visibility opportunities of interest to our target audiences and find ways to engage with them
-Lead a cross-departmental group aimed at identifying potential stories, angles, creative content ideas, departmental developments and visibility opportunities for IDMC
-Support the Digital Content Specialist and wider External Relations team in a stakeholder analysis of IDMC’s target audience.

2. Oversee and guide external engagement, messaging and brand identity and support strategic direction of ExRel team:
-Oversee all external facing design, messaging and content production, ensuring it aligns with organisational style and tone
-Oversee the production of publications, and ensure IDMC deliverables are met on time, to a high standard, and meeting the needs of our audiences
-Manage the performance of the Social Media Technical Officer, Graphic and Digital Design Coordinator, and Graphic and Digital Design Assistant in meeting their objectives
-Support the graphic and digital design team in the development and implementation of new IDMC brand guidelines, including the creation of new templates, infographics, and style guides
-Provide strategic direction to the ExRel team, broadly speaking, and increase the impact of external engagement
-Support the development of IDMC network of partners and influencers with whom we can rely to continually help elevate IDMC’s communications.

3. Manage organizational media relations:
-With constant monitoring of the news cycle and awareness of relevant events, proactively identify key moments throughout the year to raise the profile of the issue and the organisation
-Draft press releases, media statements, and op-eds, set up interviews with spokespeople, provide on-the-record comments and background information on key topics
-Respond to inquiries and capitalise on reactive media opportunities
-Build strategic relationships with media in target outlets/regions.
-Hold expert briefings, host field mission embeds and propose collaboration on innovative multimedia features
-Develop and maintain a suite of talking points on key topics, and organise regular media interview training for colleagues
-Support the Director’s Office in securing media opportunities for the Director and / or on field missions
-Monitor coverage, track and report on impact, and manage contact lists.

4. Act as a communications focal point for partners, and support the Director, to increase IDMC’s profile and reach:
-Foster reciprocal relationships with relevant NRC departments and teams, including regional offices
-Build relationships with counterpart communications contacts at donor and partner organisations to encourage greater uptake of IDMCs products
-Act as comms liaison for a specific partner or donor projects, feed into planning, and manage deliverables
-Support the Director in maintaining her Twitter feed.

What you will bring

-At least 7-10 years professional communications experience, with a broad background covering media relations, digital content, editing and project management
-Excellent English writing skills; French, Spanish and/or Arabic a plus
-Highly organised and detail-oriented
-Experience working in the humanitarian/development sector
-Self-motivated and with a positive attitude;
-Flexible, innovative, and effective in working collaboratively as part of a multicultural team.
-Minimum Bachelor’s, preferred Master’s, degree in Communications or related degree
-Particular skills focused on media relations, writing/editing, marketing, communications/strategy development.
-Able to oversee large projects and to coordinate and consolidate work from others.
-Able to research, collate, and summarise information from different sources and present it in an engaging manner.

What makes this position attractive?

A challenging and exciting opportunity with an international team dedicated to advocating for the rights of people forced to flee.
A chance to strategically plan, coordinate, and disseminate all communications outputs to ensure they meet the needs of IDMC’s target audiences and have the greatest reach and impact.
Salary and benefits according to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions in Geneva.

We are also looking for people who share our values:

To be dedicated to what we do;
To be innovative with our solutions;
To act as one unified and inclusive team;
To be accountable to the donors that make our work possible; the beneficiaries that we exist to serve; and to each other… the members of our NRC family.
We will be assessing candidates on an ongoing basis; therefore, early applications are recommended.

More information and application details>>

By | July 13th, 2022|Careers|0 Comments

Grand Bargain Administration and Communications Officer – NRC, Geneva

Context: The Grand Bargain, launched during the WHS in Istanbul in May 2016, is a unique agreement between some of the largest donors and humanitarian organisations who have committed to get more means into the hands of people in need and to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the humanitarian action.

The Grand Bargain Secretariat is now seeking an Administration and Communications Officer to help with the day to day implementation of the Grand Bargain communications strategy and the provision of administrative support for the Secretariat’s work. Do you have working knowledge of humanitarian issues, experience with design and with managing social media accounts?

Come join our team!

What you will do

1. Implement communications products

-Implement the communications strategy, including drafting of the Grand Bargain newsletter, managing the website, developing social media posts, and designing visuals and infographics
-Provide ad hoc support to the FG members as needed (develop presentations, visual documents, talking points)
-Organise events (including drafting and sharing invites, collecting and responding to RSVPs, setting up calls / booking venues etc.).

2. Administrative support

-Assist with the development of proposals/reports
-Carry out procurement as needed (for events).
-Manage the Grand Bargain Secretariat inbox and respond to requests and questions.
-Organise teleconferences and in-person meetings (including by managing the technical aspect and drafting supporting documents eg. participants lists etc.).
-Draft notes, action points and summaries from meetings.
-Administer, collect, and disseminate the self-reports, Annual Independent Report, organise webinars as needed, respond to Signatory requests and questions.
-Provide administrative support to the Grand Bargain caucuses as needed.
If you are curious and would like to learn more about this opportunity, please see here for the full job description.

What you will bring

-We are looking for someone with a minimum of 2 years’ experience and a proven professional record working in communications and/or humanitarian policy issues, in addition to a master’s degree in media and communications, journalism, humanitarian policy, international development, international relations, or related field. The successful candidate will have experience with design, with managing social media accounts and generating social media content, in addition to prior experience with producing communications materials including presentations, reports and web content.

In addition, you will have:

-Experience with administrative work
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
-Substantial working knowledge of humanitarian issues, including the Grand Bargain and global humanitarian policy
-Prior experience working with governments, international non-governmental organisations, the United Nations and/or the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement
-Experience and knowledge of the humanitarian system a plus

What makes this position attractive?

-A challenging and exciting opportunity to work within the Grand Bargain Secretariat, responsible for the Grand Bargain coordination and communication;
-An opportunity to work for a unique structure committed to get more means into the hands of people in need and to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the humanitarian action;
-A fixed term, 12 months national position in Geneva, Switzerland;
Salary and benefits according to NRC/IDMC’s salary scale and terms and conditions;
-Flexible working hours;
-Expected start date: 01 August 2022

We are also looking for people who share our values:

-To be dedicated in what we do;
-To be innovative with our solutions;
-To act as one unified and inclusive team;
-To be accountable to the donors that make our work possible; the beneficiaries that we exist to serve; and to each other… the members of our NRC/IDMC family.

How to apply:

Please submit a cover letter and CV in our online recruitment tool.

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 | June 15th, 2022|Careers|0 Comments

Chief of Social Media Section – UNHCR – Geneva


  • Establish, through a clear consultative process, a social media strategy for UNHCR that focuses on primary audiences (news media, targeted public audiences, public and private donors, host countries, partners, etc.) and includes a forward-looking assessment of UNHCR’s global social media presence; outline resources needed, expected outputs and clear implementation plans for proposed changes.
  • In accordance with DER’s communications objectives, drive production of high-impact social media content that effectively informs and engages external audiences and supports media and advocacy campaigns.
  • Provide vision and leadership for the use of UNHCR’s core social media accounts (notably the global English accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) and support the Digital Engagement Section and Private Sector Partnerships with regard to social media marketing. Provide additional support where relevant and needed to social media accounts of other languages, Divisions and Teams.
  • Manage, according to clear principles, access to UNHCR’s core social media accounts, ensuring their security and accountability.
  • Develop, in collaboration with the News and Media Section and other key stakeholders in DER, an appropriate social media crisis communications protocol to address and avert potentially damaging conversations about UNHCR.
  • Establish and nurture relationships within global media partners (including news organizations, social media companies and relevant technology leaders) to strengthen UNHCR’s social media content and help it reach a wide audience.
  • Develop, in collaboration with the News and Media Section and other key stakeholders in UNHCR, guidance on the use of social media in the context of new emergencies to help UNHCR provide credible, real-time information that supports media and fundraising objectives.
  • Participate in relevant professional meetings and events to build active relationships across the industry; represent the Organization externally when required.
  • Coordinate and manage strategic consolidation of UNHCR social media accounts and update, as needed, UNHCR’s guidance for staff use of social media.
  • Guide and support social media activities and coordination for the Senior Executive Team.
  • In cooperation with DER and GCS teams, ensure high-level message and branding consistency in social media content and platforms.
  • Establish clear performance and measurement metrics for all social media accounts and campaigns to effectively inform results-based decision making and to monitor and drive the effective use of resources.
  • Support and help shape clear social media guidelines, advice and training programmes to support the production and sharing of high-impact social media content by staff performing various external relations functions.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Further information >>

By | June 9th, 2022|Careers|0 Comments

Social Media Technical Officer – IMDC, Geneva


The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is a global center 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 a dynamic Social Media Technical Officer to lead the strategic direction of IDMC’s social media presence, proactively engage and grow our audiences, and elevate both the issue of internal displacement and IDMC’s visual brand among target audiences.

What you will do

The main roles and responsibilities for this position are:

Social media engagement:

  • Develop a strategy for IDMC’s social media presence, including a review of our audience’s needs, the most suitable platforms to invest in, and opportunities to improve our outreach.
  • Identify ways to proactively engage and grow IDMC’s audience to meet ambitious targets, ensuring that our content is relevant, timely, accessible and engaging.
  • Liaise closely with all IDMC departments to stay on top of latest developments, find new ways to raise the profile of the issue, promote our activities and key messages and drive traffic to the website.
  • Mobilise a community of supporters, content partners and influencers to help increase followership and elevate our brand.
  • 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 to build our network with training, and the development of creative assets and messaging.

Creative content production:

  • Design and produce infographics, maps, short sharing videos, gifs, quizzes and other creative assets.
  • Distil complex or technical language into clear, engaging, user-friendly messaging. Apply the correct content type for different types of engagement.
  • Champion and elevate IDMC’s brand with consistent templates and tone.

Marketing, events and dissemination:

  • Maintain digital calendar of external events, hooks, and key moments to engage with.
  • Take the lead, with support from ExRel, on the planning and preparations for IDMC’s flagship events – including invitations, logistics and suppliers, and promotion.
  • Develop social media campaigns around key hooks and for various institutional product types.
  • Utilise paid advertising for maximum reach.
  • Produce and disseminate a monthly supporter newsletter.
  • Monitor IDMC’s info@ mailbox, respond to inquiries in a timely and professional manner.
  • Maintain and update centralised IDMC contact list.
  • Support events planning with identification of strategic venues for IDMC’s flagship events, preparation of event invitations, and related tasks.

What you will bring

  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal. French also an asset.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Able to translate technical language into concise, engaging messages for a broad audience.
  • Able to design and deliver creative content; basic image, photo and video editing skills.
  • Relevant degree or professional experience in communications, marketing, social media, digital design, and related fields.
  • Basic proficiency with Adobe suite: InDesign, Illustrator, Premier.
  • Solid understanding of social media trends and analytics across multiple platforms.
  • Working knowledge of Mailchimp/other email marketing tools.
  • Highly organised and detail-oriented, able to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Proactive, enthusiastic and persistent – results-orientated.

What makes this position attractive?

  • A challenging and exciting opportunity with an international team dedicated to advancing practical, data-based solutions to internal displacement;
  • An opportunity to work in a team of communications professionals and to help elevate the IDMC brand;
  • A permanent position in Geneva;
  • Salary and benefits according to NRC/IDMC’s salary scale and terms and conditions.

We are also looking for people who share our values:

To be dedicated in what we do;
To be innovative with our solutions;
To act as one unified and inclusive team;
To be accountable to the donors that make our work possible; the beneficiaries that we exist to serve; and to each other… the members of our NRC/IDMC family.

How to apply:

Please submit a cover letter and CV in our online recruitment tool.

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 | June 7th, 2022|Careers|0 Comments