Communication Officer – Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance

DCAF – Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance is dedicated to improving the security of states and their people within a framework of democratic governance, the rule of law, and respect for human rights. DCAF contributes to making peace and development more sustainable by assisting partner states and international actors supporting these states, to improve the governance of their security sector through inclusive and participatory reforms. It creates innovative knowledge products, promotes norms and good practices, provides legal and policy advice and supports capacity‐building of both state and non‐state security sector stakeholders.

DCAF’s Foundation Council comprises 63 member states, the Canton of Geneva and six permanent observers. Active in over 70 countries since its inception in 2000, DCAF is internationally recognized as one of the world’s leading centres of excellence for security sector governance (SSG) and security sector reform (SSR). DCAF is guided by the operational principles of neutrality, impartiality, local ownership, inclusive participation, and gender equality. DCAF embraces and promotes values of accountability, excellence, inclusivity, integrity and respect. For more information please visit

Our Communications Department is looking for a resourceful and proactive storyteller with plenty of ideas and inspiration to be our next:

Communications Officer (100 %)

Location: Geneva

Starting date: April 2020 upon mutual agreement

Duration: Permanent

The role

Reporting to the Communications Manager, the Communications Officer’s main responsibility will be to guard and enhance the reputation of DCAF and tell the story of our work and successes, and that of our partners. The Communication Officer will do this through:

Enhancing DCAF’s online presence through planning, creating, and curating high-quality, high-impact content tailored to DCAF’s channels and audiences;

Story gathering across DCAF’s departments, field offices, projects and activities and producing a variety of materials such as social media posts, photo essays, blogs, videos, articles, reports, etc;

Day-to-day management of the DCAF website, keeping the content up-to-date, on brand, representative of the variety of DCAF’s projects, activities and thematic areas;

Take a leading editorial and logistical role in the production of a variety of advocacy and outreach materials, including our Annual Report and Performance Report;

Support the organization and execution of DCAF events for stakeholders, partners, donors and the general public.

Contribute to the day-to-day implementation of DCAF’s communications strategy and provide cross-department support on activities such as events, launches, production of social media strategies, advocacy materials, reports and knowledge products.


Studies related to communications, journalism, digital marketing, or related fields
Three to five years of experience in storytelling, including crafting tailored content for websites, blogs, reports, social media, and other communication channels for diverse audiences ranging from decision makers to the general public
Proven experience working on social media and content management platforms such as Drupal.
Demonstrated passion for, and experience in, communicating complex and technical issues to a non-expert audience.
Ability to work independently and under pressure juggling multiple tasks. Excellent organisational skills and a high level of attention to detail essential.
Good eye for design and branding
Good understanding of communications principles, including knowledge about digital communications, current social media trends and tactics, and search engine optimization
A proactive approach to work and a problem-solving attitude.
Genuine interest in security and justice sector reform and governance a plus
Excellent working knowledge of French and English
Swiss or EU citizenship or a valid work permit for Switzerland at the time of application is a pre-requisite
We offer:

a rewarding, dynamic and challenging work experience with a large scope for creativity and initiative
the chance to be part of a multicultural team of supportive, hardworking and values-driven people
the chance to contribute to improving security of states and their people within a framework of democratic governance, the rule of law, and respect for human rights

If you think you are a good match for DCAF and the position advertised, please send your application to by March 25, 2020 with the subject heading Communications Officer enclosing:

a one-page motivational statement in English describing your relevant experience and what you can bring to DCAF
a concise CV (maximum two pages)
DCAF is committed to equality of opportunity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of sex, age, disability, gender identity, religion, or ethnicity.

Individuals who seek to serve with DCAF in any individual capacity will be required, if short-listed, to complete a self-attestation stating that they have not committed, been convicted of, nor prosecuted for, any criminal offence and have not been involved, by act or omission, in the commission of any violation of international human rights law or international humanitarian law.

By | March 13th, 2020|Careers|0 Comments

Copyeditor/Proofreader – DNDi, Geneva

Location: Anywhere

Established in 2003, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) is a collaborative, patients’ needs-driven, non-profit drug research and development (R&D) organization that is developing new treatments for neglected populations (, working with and enhancing existing research capacity in endemic countries, and advocating for public leadership and public-interest driven R&D to help end the neglect. After 15 years of sustained growth, DNDi has built a team of approximately 200 full-time employees working across nine offices (Geneva, Rio de Janeiro, Kinshasa, Nairobi, New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, New York, Tokyo, and Cape Town).

DNDi is seeking copyeditors/proofreaders for our roster, to be called on when we are short-handed internally. Documents to be copyedited and/or proofread may be written for general audiences, such as annual reports, factsheets, press releases, and organizational plans or they may be for a biomedical audience, such as scientific manuscripts and meeting reports.

Competencies & attributes

  • At least five years’ experience in copyediting documents written by multiple authors and/or authors whose first language is not English, ideally in the realm of global health and development
  • Eagle-eyed proofreading skills
  • High-level English, demonstrated by relevant education and/or copyediting certification
  • Experience in copyediting and proofreading documents pertaining to global health and development, health commodity research and development, the biomedical sector generally, and organizational strategy an asset
  • Deadline sensitive

To apply

  • If you are interested in joining DNDi’s roster of copyeditors/proofreaders, please send us your CV and a cover letter summarizing relevant experience; specifying whether you copyedit/proofread biomedical text, general audience text, or both; and indicating your billing structure and rates. Submit your letter and CV to
  • Shortlisted candidates will receive a short copyediting and proofreading test. Please note that being added to our roster of copyeditors/proofreaders is no guarantee of work.
  • Selected candidates will need to be able to show registration of self-employment or consultant status in their country of residence

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

Graphic Design Consultant – DNDi, Geneva

Location: anywhere

Established in 2003, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) is a collaborative, patients’ needs-driven, non-profit drug research and development (R&D) organization that is developing new treatments for neglected populations (, working with and enhancing existing research capacity in endemic countries, and advocating for public leadership and public-interest driven R&D to help end the neglect. After 15 years of sustained growth, DNDi has built a team of approximately 200 full-time employees working across nine offices (Geneva, Rio de Janeiro, Kinshasa, Nairobi, New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, New York, Tokyo, and Cape Town).

Purpose of the position

DNDi has recently finalized a new Microsoft Powerpoint (PPT) template for the organization and is seeking a graphic designer with expertise in PPT, a good capacity for message-linked design, and an eye for detail to:

  • Convert existing slide sets into the new PPT template and refresh content, in keeping with visual branding guidelines;
  • Create new graphics for use in slides;
  • Develop new slides on identified topics, with content input from DNDi; and
  • (Depending on the consultant’s location) lead or advise on a short tutorial for staff on best practices in using PPT and the new template.

We estimate that this project could take the equivalent of 3-5 weeks of full-time work.


Competencies & attributes

  • A university degree in design or communications, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Expertise in Microsoft PowerPoint and the Adobe suite of design software required
  • Several years of experience working on organizational slide presentations
  • Experience working on the PPT slides of organizations in the global health, development, humanitarian or non-profit sectors an asset
  • Demonstrated knowledge and practice of design principles
  • Fluency in English
  • Ability to deliver to agreed deadlines

To apply

  • If you are interested in this consultancy, please send us your CV, a cover letter summarizing your interest and relevant experience, and a link to a portfolio of relevant work samples. Submit your letter and CV to .
  • Selected candidates will need to be able to show registration of self-employment or consultant status in their country of residence

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

Senior Communications Officer – Press/Digital – DNDi, Geneva

Established in 2003, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) is a collaborative, patients’ needs-driven, non-profit drug research and development (R&D) organization that is developing new treatments for Neglected Diseases.

The External Affairs Department designs, implements, and evaluates policy advocacy, communications, and fundraising strategies for DNDi, and supports alignment between DNDi and GARDP in these areas. The global team has 35 members, the majority in Geneva, but also in New York, Rio de Janeiro, Nairobi, New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, and Tokyo.

The Communications team ensures wide, timely, and strategic dissemination of information on DNDi and research in the field of neglected tropical diseases, HIV, and HCV. Target audiences include national and international political leaders and influencers, the scientific community, the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, donor countries and organizations, civil society organizations, and the media.

Purpose of the position

As part of the global Communications team, the objective of the Senior Communications Officer – Press/Digital position is to raise the profile of the organization and its messages and achievements, and increase awareness of neglected diseases and the needs of people living with these diseases, by ensuring that DNDi’s research and messages are carried in global and regional, generalist and specialist, print and digital media, as well as television and radio.

The Senior Communications Officer will develop close working relationships with health, science, and development reporters around the world. In close collaboration with the Media Lead and regional communications staff, they will leverage this network to generate ‘evergreen’ pitching ideas and develop opportunities for additional visibility for DNDi in the media. The Senior Communications Officer is responsible for maintaining direct contact with European journalists and supports DNDi regional communications teams who manage contacts in Africa, Southeast Asia, Latin America, North America, and South Asia.

The Senior Communications Officer will also be a member of the digital communications team, shaping DNDi’s dissemination of its messages/outputs to external audiences via DNDi’s websites and social media.

Specific job responsibilities

Press Relations (estimated time allocation 60-70%)

Under the supervision of the Media Lead based in New York:

Media strategies

Support Media Lead and other relevant colleagues in the definition and implementation of an overarching media strategy for DNDi, with specific deliverables to include:

  • Co-ordinating media plans for project milestones with relevant colleagues, including by attending briefings and brainstorms to develop media angles
  • Drafting, secure validation, and lead on dissemination of press releases, messaging notes, Q&A, talking points, press packs, etc.
  • Working closely with Regional Communications Managers to ensure that regional media angles are identified and actively pursued
  • Coordinating the organization of media training needs for DNDi spokespersons
  • Coordinating “journalist workshops” training for journalists on issues of interest to DNDi (e.g. neglected diseases, paediatrics, clinical trials, etc.)
  • Participating in the identification and management of external consultants to help with specific media markets where DNDi does not have a communications presence
  • Working with Scientific Communications Lead to develop pitches and media dissemination strategies related to DNDi key scientific publications

Media liaison, press requests, and press lists

  • Manage all incoming press requests for Geneva staff in HQ:
    • Act as the global contact for all incoming press requests, assessing urgency and sensitivity of the request and determining appropriate level of DNDi response
    • Arrange the logistics of interviews, ensure spokespeople are adequately briefed and prepared, attend interviews/proof-read interviews where possible, and ensure all appropriate follow-up is done
    • Support regional offices for regional media requests where appropriate
  • Manage the media database, provide administrative support for the database to all offices, and encourage its regular use across DNDi global communications team and media consultants, including for reporting, metrics, contact acquisition and management, etc.
    • Actively manage global media database to ensure DNDi’s list of media contacts is up-to-date, segmented by disease and issue of interest, and constantly progressing with acquisition of new media targets and contacts
    • Work in close collaboration with Regional Offices to ensure regional media lists are used, up-to-date, segmented, and new contacts acquired
    • Network with editors and reporters to ensure database up-to-date
    • Administer licenses and database cleaning for database programmes and liaise with software providers
    • Identify resourcing needs for database administration. E.g., interns
  • Act as focal point for service providers of media dissemination and monitoring software, and manage media subscriptions

Specific focus on European Media markets

  • Develop and maintain relationships with editors and reporters in Europe and particularly with the global health/development press corps in Geneva/Paris/London/Brussels/Berlin/Amsterdam
  • Attend United Nations Palais briefings regularly and develop contacts with media roles in partner communications in global health organizations in Geneva (notably WHO, other PDPs, MSF, Medicines Patent Pool, etc.)

Dissemination, monitoring, and reporting

  • Manage dissemination of press releases and other press material, including by determining a dissemination plan in advance and through active pitching to reporters
  • Generate specific ad hoc coverage reports following media activities for use by the Communications team and the broader DNDi team
  • Constantly monitor DNDi coverage and other media coverage on priority disease areas to generate new potential press leads, targets, or ideas
  • Assess with Internal Communications function how to provide an internal review of “News of Interest” to all DNDi staff

Digital communications (estimated time allocation 30-40%)

Under the supervision of the Digital Lead, based in Geneva:

Writing for the web

  • In collaboration with colleagues across the Communications team, write, edit and/or proofread a wide range of outputs for digital use such as web blurbs and webpages
  • Propose and write news pieces, viewpoints, and stories for use on DNDi websites to accompany communications pushes and report on newsworthy DNDi activities
  • Collaborate with Communications team members on planning an effective editorial calendar of written content for web and social media

Social media

  • Draft tweets/other social media posts to accompany press releases, media articles that cover DNDi, the diseases and issues on which DNDi is working, and scientific articles published by DNDi co-authors
  • Propose tweets/other social media posts for the personal account of DNDi Executive Director that cover DNDi achievements, messages, and news

Additional writer/editor tasks

  • In collaboration with corporate communications, provide copy-editing and writing support on a wide range of documents and outputs as required

Job requirements

Skills and attributes

  • Ability to use initiative, prioritize, multi-task, and work well under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Clear and systematic thinking that demonstrates good judgment and problem solving competencies
  • Very good communication skills in multicultural, multi-lingual environments
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multicultural team
  • Well organized and structured
  • Very good analytical skills
  • Ability to contribute to the project delivery under minimum supervision
  • Ability to manage middle sized projects with budget management under supervision
  • Provide specialist services to operational line or project team
  • Ability solve non-routine problems on a case by case/project basis
  • Has certain autonomy for taking actions and decisions
  • Ability to interact with external stakeholders
  • Ability to be the focal point/manager for consultants
  • Ability to supervise at a smaller level

Technical skills

  • Languages: ideally English fluency, including superior English language writing, editing, and proofreading skills. The ideal candidate will also have fluent or highly functional French or German. Lack of English fluency could be compensated by a great eye for a story and strong storytelling experience


  • Minimum 6 years’ relevant experience in which at least 3 years at Officer level or equivalent
  • Demonstrated experience working with the press – around 4-5 years’ experience in similar role – and 4-5 years’ experience in drafting a variety of English-language content to deadline
  • Comfortable with social media particularly Twitter and/or LinkedIn
  • Experience with scientific, medical, or humanitarian/development communications a major asset
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment and matrix structure
  • Experience of working in public and private sector is highly desirable


  • Graduate or post graduate degree

Other requirements

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Suite

Other information

  • Status: full time – permanent role

To apply

  • Please submit your application using the online form
  • Deadline for application: accepting applications until 27 March 2020
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted 
  • Application submission for this position may close early if we have enough suitable applicants

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

Part-time Communications Expert – PAMAFRICA Project Consortium (led by MMV), Geneva

The PAMAFRICA Project Consortium, led by Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV), is seeking the services of a part-time communications expert to draft, institute and implement a project communications and dissemination plan.

PAMAfrica – partners and aims

With a 5-year grant from EDCTP (European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership), MMV, , a product development partnership (PDP) in the field of antimalarial drug research and development (R&D) is leading a consortium of partners from Europe and Africa on a portfolio of projects entitled PAMAfrica (Portfolio Approach to developing the next generation of Malaria treatments for Africa). The aim is to develop the next generation tools that will contribute to the fight against malaria. MMV, as the consortium coordinator based in Geneva, is working with eight partners from academia and the private sector from Europe and Africa. The PAMAfrica portfolio includes three clinical trials, as well as capacity building at African clinical sites.

To ensure maximum impact and sustainability of PAMAfrica they are seeking a communications expert to work for initially for a maximum of 20 days between 1 March 2020 and 31 May 2020, to draft and have validated a comprehensive 5-year communications and dissemination plan for the project. From 1 June 2020 onwards, we expect the communications expert to work a maximum of 5 days a month on implementation of the plan until 31 May 2021, after which there will be a reassessment of the position.

Place in the organisation

The Communications expert will report to MMV’s Senior Director Communications and work in close collaboration with the consortium grant management team, the PAMAfrica Consortium partners as well as MMV’s Advocacy and Communications teams.

Scope and duration of work

With nine partners working jointly on three clinical projects as well as capacity building, PAMAfrica’s communications needs are significant, and will be conducted in two phases. The first phase will require the drafting of a comprehensive 5-year communications plan jointly with the PAMAfrica management and consortium partners. The second phase is the implementation of the communications plan, which will commence 1 June 2020.

The Communications expert is mandated to produce a validated communications and dissemination plan by 31 May 2020. Once this first phase is complete, the expert will be expected to lead the implementation phase over the next year after which, MMV, as PAMAfrica coordinator, will assess the resources needed to continue implementation of the plan over the life of the project.

Specific tasks

• Develop a comprehensive communications and dissemination plan jointly with the PAMAfrica management and consortium partners, proportionate to the scale of the project, to help disseminate and exploit PAMAfrica’s project results, raise visibility of individual partners, the consortium itself and the donor, EDCTP, and manage all information generated by and for PAMAfrica studies.
• Ensure the plan’s implementation (including development of all necessary tools) along project milestones, identify and track advocacy and communications activities and events, lead regular progress analysis and a mid-term review of this plan to determine whether it needs to be refined or changed.
• Ensure required messaging and actions are reviewed by consortium partners, disseminate these messages at global, regional and national levels using a variety of channels in collaboration with MMV’s communications team.
• Liaise with the publications committee to ensure study results are scheduled and disseminated in accordance with the communications plan
• Shepherd all communications materials through review in collaboration with the PAMAfrica consortium partners, to ensure their timely validation and availability to partner teams.
• Contribute to knowledge management by promoting open, inclusive communication and interaction between consortium partners and the donor.
• Provide input to periodic project reports, relating to PAMAfrica’s communications, as requested by MMV’s Corporate Affairs team.

Key competencies

• Proven excellence in writing
• Excellent organizational, project management, collaboration and negotiation skills
• Excellent analytical, presentation (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work to tight deadlines and manage multiple simultaneous deliverables
• Team player with proven record of meaningful contributions to winning teams
• Sound judgment, integrity and tact in dealing with others
• Cultural sensitivity and awareness combined with proven skills in working diplomatically with in-country consortium partners in European and African countries.

Education Qualifications

• Advanced University degree, preferably in public health and/or communications, or in the Arts.


• At least 5 years in-depth experience in developing and implementing communications strategies in the area of global health, ideally in malaria
• Work experience in public health or in the pharma industry
• Sound experience in collaborating with international partners in global health
• Established experience in the development and production of communication materials.

• English: expert level
• French: good working-level proficiency an advantage.
Other Skills: Experience using project management tools, SharePoint or similar, Excel, PowerPoint.

Request for references
• Please provide the contact details of two employers/clients you have worked with in the past 2 years that we may contact for references.

• The project was launched on January 2020, and work on the communications plan needs to begin as soon as possible. Hence the deadline for applications is 17.00 CET on Monday,24 February 2020
• Interested? Please email your CV, references, a cover letter giving reasons for your interest in the position, and examples of your writing and any communications strategies you have written that you wish to share to:
Start date: As soon as possible

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By | February 18th, 2020|Careers|0 Comments

Communication Manager (6 months) – Luc Hoffmann Institute

The Luc Hoffmann Institute aims to be the world’s leading catalyst for innovation and transformative change to maintain biodiversity, the foundation of all life on Earth.

We create the conditions for new approaches to emerge, identify and mobilise the most promising innovators and ideas, and provide a flow of impactful, de-risked and exciting initiatives for investors. Our passionate and open-minded team is dedicated to driving societal change for nature and people to thrive together.

Learn more at, connect with us on LinkedIn, or follow us on Twitter @LucHoffmannInst.


The Role:

Reporting to the Head of Communication, the communication manager is responsible for developing and implementing effective communication around the institute programme’s 10+ projects to meet the vision, mission and objectives of the institute. The communication manager also manages communication for select special strategic initiatives.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Design, implement and monitor a cross-cutting programme communication strategy for the Luc Hoffmann Institute’s 10+ projects.
  • Lead and coordinate the development, delivery and monitoring of communication for select special strategic initiatives.
  • Serve in an advisory role to the institute team on communication and brand issues.
  • Analyse, interpret, produce and facilitate the communication of complex information to multiple audiences across a range of communication channels (both on and offline) .
  • Ensure the production of timely, relevant and quality communication products that support the institute’s vision, mission and objectives.
  • Lead the identifying and maintenance of key relationships with media institutions and expand opportunities for earned media.
  • Manage internal and external relationships.
  • Ensure that effective and strategic programme and initiative communication compliments and strongly supports institute-wide business objectives and communication goals.
  • Develop terms of reference and hire consultants as applicable. Coordinate work and manage relationships with and external consultants.
  • Provide drafting and editing support for programme and institute materials, including liaising with external contractors as necessary.
  • Manage project event marketing and communication.
  • Support the design, implementation and monitoring of institute-wide strategic communication as required.


Required Qualifications, Skills and Competencies:

  • Bachelors or advanced degree,
  • Proven experience, (minimum 5 years) in strategic and hands-on communication, marketing communication, campaigning and/or media relations,
  • Experience with, knowledge of and passion for sustainability and nature conservation,
  • Positive attitude and passion for innovation/new approaches to nature conservation,
  • Strong problem-solving skills and tolerance for situations with high uncertainty,
  • Strong analytical, copywriting and editing skills,
  • Effective relationship building skills and ability to work in a collaborative environment,
  • Excellent digital media skills, including experience with engagement and measurement,
  • Ability to work well under pressure, with deadlines with tight time frames,
  • Ability to multi-task and thrive in challenging situations that require creativity, drive and commitment,
  • Energetic, proactive and capable of working independently as well as being an active member of the team,
  • Strong interpersonal skills in a multicultural environment,
  • Strong diplomatic skills with sensitivity to political and cultural issues,
  • High ethical standards of behaviour, good judgment, respect for others, and confidentiality,
  • Ability to travel as required,
  • Native English or near-native English skills.


Deadline for applications: by 23 February 2020.


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By | February 17th, 2020|Careers|0 Comments

Communications Officer (maternity replacement 7 months)-MMV Geneva

Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) is a leading product development partnership (PDP) in the field of antimalarial drug research and development. Its mission is to reduce the burden of malaria in disease-endemic countries by discovering, developing and delivering new, effective and affordable antimalarial drugs. 

MMV is currently seeking a Communications Officer for a period of 7 months, to cover a maternity leave. The successful candidate will support the implementation of the organisation’s communications strategy through various internal and external activities, primarily management of MMV’s external website, creation of print and digital content and responding to the communications needs of internal teams.

The Communications Officer will be responsible for the following:

Content and events

  • Produce print and digital content, including news stories, image slideshows, interviews and infographics
  • Manage MMV’s visibility at events and conferences
  • Respond to the needs of internal teams, taking on ad hoc projects and developing communications plans, as needed
  • Coordinate translation and layout of content
  • Manage media monitoring tool to gauge the impact of MMV’s communications and monitor for organisational risks
  • Train new staff on communication processes (SOPs)

Digital channels

  • Ensure MMV website content is up-to-date on an ongoing basis
  • Grow MMV web traffic using Google Ads, as well as search engine optimization and marketing
  • Create and analyse Google Analytics reports to gauge the performance of the site and feed into its continuous improvement
  • Work with web developers to ensure the web design remains fresh and continuously improve the functionality of the Content Management System (CMS) with new features
  • Lead creation and content development for new websites with web developers, as needed
  • Update social media strategy to align with organisational strategy and advise on its implementation
  • Create social media plans for events or campaigns as needed
  • Keep up-to-date on new social media tools and identify opportunities

Education and experience::

  • University degree in communications, digital marketing or related field
  • At least 4 years of work experience with digital and print and communications
  • Experience in global health/ development issues

Technical skills required:

  • Strong English writing and editing skills; able to produce clear, concise and engaging messages
  • Web editing experience and knowledge of content management systems
  • Ability to compile, consolidate and organize information
  • Comprehensive understanding of building social media communities, particularly on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn
  • Experience with social media management tools
  • Skilled at editing images and preparing graphics; good knowledge of Photoshop
  • Experience with Google AdWords an asset
  • French language skills an asset

Behavioural skills required:

  • Excellent people skills with the ability to work in a small team
  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities within specified timeframes
  • Collaborative, creative and flexible
  • Proactive, highly organized and detail-oriented self-starter
  • Strong reporting and analytical skills
  • Passionate about digital communication, with a strong desire to learn about new technologies

Start date: 1st May 2020

Interested applicants should send their CV and motivation letter by the 4th of March 2020.

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Communications Associate -Joint IDP Profiling Service


JIPS – the Joint IDP Profiling Service – is an inter-agency service, which was set up in 2009. Based in Geneva, JIPS is supervised by an Executive Committee (ExCom) comprised of the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (NRC-IDMC), the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), the Office of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of IDPs, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

JIPS is a dynamic team that prioritises innovation, partnership and professional development. It functions according to a set of principles that guide both the content and approach to its work, that include: collaboration, community participation, complementarity, protection-orientation, and transparency.


Reporting to and under the supervision of JIPS’ Communications and Advocacy Officer, the Associate’s main responsibility will be to contribute towards enhancing JIPS’ online presence, through planning, creating and curating high-quality, high-impact content tailored to each of JIPS’ digital channels. In particular, this will require finding the powerful and engaging stories in the complex, technical and sensitive aspects of JIPS’ work, supporting collaborative evidence building in forced displacement situations. In addition, the Associate will contribute to the implementation of JIPS’ bi-annual thematic conference in April 2020, including managing logistics and supporting in the implementation of relevant outreach materials and activities.

Description of key duties and responsibilities:

  • Contributing to JIPS bi-annual conference taking place from 21 – 22 April 2020 in Geneva, including managing logistics, helping implement outreach products and activities, and other tasks as needed
  • Planning, creating and curating diverse types of content and messages for JIPS’ different channels and target audiences. This includes the critical tasks of finding the stories in the complex, technical and sometimes sensitive aspects of JIPS’ support in the field as well as work at global level; finding ways to bring in diverse voices from field and global partners; and exploring new approaches / content formats.
  • Supporting JIPS’ Communications and Advocacy Officer in feeding and implementing JIPS’ editorial and communications plan through Asana, including weekly news items for JIPS’ blog, bi-monthly newsletters, and regular social media posts (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn)
    Drafting and designing visual materials in line with JIPS’ branding, including creating useful data visualisation and powerful infographics or other multimedia products, as well as updating existing products as needed
  • Contributing to regular and effective dissemination of JIPS’ content, promoting conversation with and engagement of target audiences on social media, making active use of content that stays relevant over time, and linking to partners by including their handles and sharing their news as relevant
    Maintaining the JIPS website up to date and optimising it for search engines

The role will also involve contributing to the implementation of JIPS’ communications strategy with day to day tasks as well as monitoring and evaluation efforts for continuous improvement. In addition, the Associate will provide cross-department support on communications-related topics, specifically for the implementation of JIPS’ webinar series, training initiatives, and other key projects / events.


Technical competencies:

  • Studies related to digital communications, journalism, or related fields
  • 2 or more years of experience in delivering digital communications including producing written and visual multimedia products and stories
  • Competent in the use of design software such as Adobe CC, and experience in editing images and producing data visualisation, infographics and/or other multimedia content for various digital channels
  • Experience with content and social media management platforms such as WordPress and Hootsuite
    Good understanding of communications principles and all aspects of digital communications, including knowledge about current social media trends and techniques, knowledge of SEO / SEM a plus
  • Native English-speaker; fluency in in Spanish, French and other UN languages a plus

Soft skills:

  • Genuine interest in the non-profit sector, in particular forced displacement, migration, humanitarian or development work
  • Demonstrated passion for, and experience in, communicating about complex and technical issues, such as displacement profiling and other data collection processes, and skilled at telling the stories in these topics / the data
  • A creative thinker devoted to crafting tailored content for websites, blogs, social media, and other communication channels for diverse target audiences ranging from decision makers to practitioners
  • A proactive approach to work with a problem-solving attitude
    Ability to work independently and under pressure juggling multiple tasks, organisational skills, and high attention to detail essential
  • Good eye for design and branding a plus
    Effective team player, resourceful and proactive with plenty of ideas, motivation and inspiration


This is a temporary full-time contract from 1 March till 30 September 2020 (7 months, possibility of extension).

Applications close 29 February 2020

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By | February 13th, 2020|Careers|0 Comments

MMV is seeking an Advocacy and Communications Manager – Access & Product Management

Introduction and context
MMV is a leading, not-for-profit product development partnership (PDP) in the field of antimalarial drug research and development. It was formed in 1999 to re-ignite stalled Research & Development into new drugs for malaria. Its mission is to reduce the burden of malaria in disease-endemic countries by discovering, developing and facilitating the delivery of new, effective and affordable antimalarial drugs.

MMV is seeking a consultant, as an Advocacy and Communications Manager, 100% on a fixed term basis, 2020 to 2024. The candidate will ideally be based in the Geneva area.

Place in the organisation
The Advocacy and Communications Manager will report to Director P.vivax malaria in the Access & Product Management (APM) team. She / he will closely collaborate with the vivax project team (including Regional Coordinators) and the Advocacy and Communications departments within Corporate Affairs.

Scope of the position
The primary task of the Advocacy and Communications Manager will be to manage the Advocacy and Communication activities of the VivAccess/VivAction initiatives in the drive to accelerate the rational use of radical cure for P. vivax malaria in endemic countries. He/she will help develop an Advocacy and Communications strategy and manage its evolution, coordinate and organize support activities for its smooth implementation, manage global consultations between partners and ensure the alignment of regional consultations.

Specific tasks
1. Coordinate
• Develop the Advocacy and Communications strategy jointly with VivAccess/VivAction leadership and key partners and lead regular progress analysis and a mid-term review of the strategy.
• Proactively plan and organize regular global consultations between partners on the Advocacy and Communications strategy; prepare and disseminate working documents, meeting minutes and progress reports, and represent VivAccess /VivAction at these meetings as required.
• Maintain contact and stakeholder databases.
• Facilitate regular discussions among global teams and Regional Coordinators to identify key messages to be prioritised.
• Monitor and coordinate meeting follow-up actions and proactively track advocacy and communications activities, events, and ensure required inputs and actions from relevant teams.

2. Communicate
• Identify the advocacy opportunities and required communication material in collaboration with the communications teams, partners and the Regional Coordinators, and ensure messages are disseminated at global, regional and national level for policy and awareness raising purposes using a variety of possible outputs (eg, print and digital media, social media, reports, infographics, factsheets, etc.).
• Manage advocacy tools and communication materials through review processes in a timely manner in collaboration with different MMV departments and partners.
• Channel advice from MMV senior management to partners and Regional Coordinators as the strategy is implemented.
• Responsible for knowledge management and sharing of all information generated by and for the VivAccess and VivAction initiatives by promoting open, inclusive communication and interaction between the partners.
• Provide regular and ad-hoc VivAccess / VivAction advocacy and communications inputs to project and donor reports.
• Provide risk management support as appropriate: develop crisis communications plan, advise partners on existing and potential constraints and issues, corporate risks and upcoming deadlines, ensure required support and identify back-up solutions as required.
• The role will include 20% global travel.

Key competencies
• Excellent organizational, project management, collaboration and negotiation skills.
• Ability to work under pressure and to prioritize and manage multiple deliverables simultaneously.
• Sound judgment, political astuteness, integrity and tact in dealing with others.
• Excellent communication, analytical, presentation (written and oral) and interpersonal skills.
• Team player with a proven record.
• Cultural sensitivity and awareness, proven skills in working diplomatically with in-country stakeholders in developing countries.
• A desire to support accelerated and improved uptake of critical antimalarials and diagnostics among at-risk P.vivax populations.

Education Qualifications
• Masters level degree or equivalent in public health, and/or in advocacy and/or communications, with in depth knowledge and experience if advocacy and communications.

• Management of complex committees or working groups.
• Working on advocacy in global health, ideally in malaria.
• Development of communication materials.

• English: Full professional proficiency required.
• Spanish: Good working-level proficiency would be an advantage.
Other Skills (e.g. IT)
• Experience using project management tools, SharePoint or similar, Excel, PowerPoint.
Request for references
• Please provide the contact details of two employers/clients you have worked with in the past 2 years that may be contacted for references.

The proposal deadline is 28 February 2020
Please email your proposal, references, and writing samples to: Angela Sturgess, Medicines for Malaria Venture,

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Digital Communication Coordinator – GICHD, Geneva

Digital Communication Coordinator
Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD)

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Start Date: As soon as possible. This is a long-term staff position

Activity Rate: Full time

Closing date for applications: February 2nd, 2020


We are looking for an experienced digital communications professional to push the GICHD’s storytelling and outreach to the mine action community and beyond. You have demonstrated experience telling captivating stories across media and digital platforms and are inclined to try out new tools and techniques. At the same time, the content you create is gender and diversity inclusive as well as responsive to diplomatic and fragile contexts. You have built or managed the implementation of websites, applications and social media for non-profit organisations and understand user experience (UX).

The Digital Media Coordinator works within the Communications team in close collaboration with three colleagues and under the Head of the Grants Management and Communication division.

Main Responsibilities


Manage a series of interconnected websites (GICHD’s main website as well as micro-sites, associated websites and campaigns’ sites). Perform regular quality controls. Ensure that hosting services and domain names are up-to-date.

Content management: produce content or edit contributions (text and visuals), in line with the organisation’s editorial line, communication objectives and principles of gender and diversity inclusion. Identify and prepare material for online posting; edit images and other material.

Prepare the layout and technical aspects of e-mail campaigns.

Social Media and Applications

Supervise the creation/commission/posting of content on social media and applications, in line with the strategy, action plan and editorial line.

Manage the licenses, subscriptions and corporate user accounts.

Guide and train GICHD staff members on the use of social media to enhance outreach and impact.

  Digital Communication Technology

Keep watch on and provide an informed point of view on the evolution of communications’ and storytelling technology and trends, on measurement and analytics technology and their application to the humanitarian sector.

Propose and set up new digital communication tools, including social media, augmented reality and/or virtual reality, as relevant to further the Centre’s key messages and reach the desired audience.

Identify and contribute to building partnerships in the acquisition and use of new communication technologies.

Guide and train GICHD staff members on the application of these technologies.


Represent the Communication services of the Centre at relevant international workshops, conferences or events, to present on new digital communication technologies.

Prepare budget and monitor expenses for the above areas of responsibility.

Assist other Communication colleagues in graphic design, photo and video editing.

Ensure the compliance of our digital communication tools with the Global Data Protection Regulation.

Contribute to the drafting of a digital communication strategy, policy and action plan.

Support the Head of Grants Management and Communication as required in the development and delivery of communication services.

Profile Requirements

  • At least 5 years of recent professional experience as digital communication specialist
  • Successful record in social media management and related techniques
  • Degree in communication, digital marketing or other relevant field
  • Excellent drafting and editing skills in English; competence in formulating engaging content and storytelling, simplifying technical language for a wide audience
  • Working knowledge of French and additional languages is an asset
  • Analytical skill set and ability to analyse and interpret media performance data
  • Experience of, or at least exposure to virtual reality tools and concepts
  • Web publishing skills (content management systems, preference for Typo3, Wix)
  • Comfortable user of Lightroom for social media content, Apple Developer apps, Amazon Web services and Microsoft Office applications
  • Understanding of social media planning and scheduling with Buffer and Trello desirable
  • In-dept knowledge of user experience (UX), ability to understand user behaviour and tailor products and their functionalities accordingly
  • Thorough knowledge of web management/web design storyboard planning for storytelling platforms, websites, videos, apps
  • Knowledge in graphic design or video editing a plus
  • Ability to communicate with diverse audiences and transfer knowledge
  • Ability to respect and promote gender equality and the inclusion of diversity in communication material


If you wish to join our mission and you feel you are the right person to take on this challenge, please apply on-line on GICHD Job Application before 2 February 2020. You are kindly requested to present your application in English and include:

– a CV of maximum 3 pages
– a letter of motivation
– your professional portfolio
– your earliest date of availability
– any additional documentation you wish to present in support of your candidacy.


The GICHD implements a Gender and Diversity policy and is an equal opportunities employer. Applications are encouraged from women and men, nationals of mine-affected countries and individuals with a disability or special needs, who meet the above profile requirements.

About us

The Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) works towards reducing risks to communities stemming from explosive ordnance, with a particular focus on mines, cluster munitions, other explosive remnants of war and ammunition storages. The Centre helps develop and professionalise the sector for the benefits of its partners: National and local authorities, donors, the United Nations, other international and regional organisations, non-governmental organisations, commercial companies and academia. It does so by combining three distinct lines of service: field support focused on capacity development and advice, multilateral work focused on norms and standards, and research and development focused on cutting-edge solutions.  The GICHD benefits from its location in Maison de la Paix in Geneva to cooperate closely with organisations dedicated to humanitarian action development, disarmament, peace and security.

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