Social Media and Communications Coordinator – IDMC Geneva

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is a global centre 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 an enthusiastic and proactive Social Media and Communications Coordinator to help IDMC reach its organisational objectives by writing and editing communications content and managing IDMC’s social media presence and email newsletter. The coordinator will also assist with international press relations, help create strong communications guidance and policies and contribute to refining and delivering on the communications strategy.

This is a dynamic position providing an opportunity to work across the organisation with experts focused on different regions of the world, data management and analysis, policy and international relations as well as with an impact-focused communications team. IDMC produces tremendous amounts of data and analysis to inform policies and actions to address internal displacement, providing a wealth of potential content for communicating with our audiences. A solutions-oriented team player willing to dive into the topic will find many opportunities in this role to put this content to use and to grow and contribute in meaningful and rewarding ways to the success of the organisation.

What you will do

The main roles and responsibilities for this position are:

Written content:

  • Work with IDMC colleagues across the organisation to identify appropriate content types to present their data and analysis in the most compelling ways.
  • Coordinate writing, editing and quality assurance processes for all communications products to Director, multimedia features, and relevant parts of publications as well as other potential products.
  • Write and edit communications content, including website and newsletter text, social media content, introductions and other communications-oriented portions of publications, video scripts and other content necessary to implement the communications strategy.
  • Consolidate existing style guideline documents, maintain and update IDMC style guide, work with the IDMC design team to update relevant parts of the IDMC brand guidelines.

Social media engagement: 

  • Work with the Head of Communications to develop a strategy for IDMC’s social media presence, including a review of our audiences and their needs, the most suitable platforms to invest in, opportunities to improve our outreach, paid promotion, and relevant key performance indicators.
  • Identify ways to proactively engage IDMC’s target audiences, ensuring that our content is relevant, timely, accessible and engaging.
  • Liaise closely with all IDMC departments to stay on top of latest developments and find new ways to promote our key products and events.
  • Manage IDMC social media channels in accordance with IDMC, IDMC communications and IDMC social media strategies, including establishing a strong brand voice and reputation on each platform.
  • 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 who amplify our content with suggested messaging, social media training, and social media kits for various products.

Content planning and dissemination: 

  • Maintain an editorial calendar of internal and external events, IDMC content, external hooks, and other relevant moments for engagement.
  • Take the lead on promotion of IDMC events via website content, social media, newsletter updates and assisting the director’s office with official invitations.
  • Work with the Head of Communications to develop a strong email newsletter strategy then produce and disseminate IDMC’s email newsletter accordingly.
  • Coordinate with the Director’s office and external relations departments to maintain and update IDMC’s newsletter and centralised contact lists.

If you are curious and would like to learn more about this role; please click here to access the full Job Description.

What you will bring

Are you a proactive, solutions-oriented and enthusiastic communications professional? We are looking for a Social Media and Communications Coordinator with demonstrated experience writing and editing compelling content and with an ability to translate technical language into clear, engaging, audience-friendly messaging. You will also possess a solid understanding of social media trends and analytics across multiple platforms, with demonstrated experience managing social media accounts, ideally in similar contexts.

In addition, you will have:

  • Relevant degree and at least five years of professional experience in communications, media relations, marketing, social media, or related fields.
  • Working knowledge of Mailchimp/Salesforce and/or other email marketing tools.
  • Experience with internal displacement, migration, humanitarian or development sectors is desirable.
  • Fluent in English, both written and verbal. French an asset.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Strong organisational or project management skills to ensure quality and timely delivery.

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 | September 13th, 2023|Careers, News|0 Comments

External Relations & Communications Consultancy – DNDi

DNDi’s External Relations (Fundraising) and Communications teams are looking for a part-time consultant who is a communications generalist with fundraising experience and superb writing skills to provide support to the Innovation for Children programme.

In coordination with the External Relations and Communications teams, the consultant will provide communications strategy, planning, and plan execution on DNDi’s Innovation for Children programme, which is working to develop better medicines for children to fill urgent treatment gaps.

Further information >>

By | September 13th, 2023|News|0 Comments

GCN Lunchtime seminar 28 April – follow-up

Thanks to all the members who attended our lunchtime seminar on Friday 28 April – on Taking a stand for sustainability.

A special thanks to Alice Richard, who enlightened and challenged the audience with an interactive presentation that allowed participants to reflect on the value of existing communications approaches and messages about sustainability. We spent an entertaining hour questioning existing ideas and exploring new ones.

A few impressions of the event can be found below, courtesy of photographer Geraldo Pestalozzi.

We will be in touch soon with another networking event in the coming weeks.

The GCN Team

By | May 4th, 2023|News|0 Comments

Volunteering Communications Manager (Based remotely in the Switzerland)

Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is seeking a talented Volunteering Communications Manager to join our team! The Volunteering Communications Manager equips key stakeholders with the messaging and tools they need to communicate clearly about Habitat for Humanity’s volunteering initiatives. The Volunteering Communications Manager works closely with members of both the Integrated Programs division and the Global Communications division to interpret technical information and ongoing shifts in Habitat’s approach to volunteering for a wide range of audiences, from Habitat staff and the volunteers themselves to community members and partners.

Reporting to the Senior Director of International Communications, with a cross functional reporting to the Senior Director of Volunteer and Institutional Engagement (VIE), the Volunteering Communications Manager is responsible for increasing the understanding of Habitat’s volunteer initiatives. This position, in collaboration with colleagues in Global Communications and International Programs, manages the creation of compelling content and messaging in concert with Habitat’s brand and tailored to specific audiences.

This position can be remote within one of the country locations HFHI operates in.


  • Collaborate with volunteer program and communications colleagues to develop and periodically update key global messaging and content about HFHI’s volunteering (35%).
  • Prepare Habitat leadership, fundraisers and other key stakeholders with messaging and communications tools for specific opportunities, including webinars, conferences, events and other key moments (25%).
  • Collaborate with communications colleagues around the world to integrate volunteer messaging into Habitat’s communications, ensuring that Habitat communications and storytelling reflect and advance the organization’s program strategies related to volunteering (20%).
  • Serve as first point of contact for questions and requests directed at volunteer initiatives and engagement as part of community moderation (10%).
  • Other related duties as assigned by supervisor (10%).


  • Bachelor’s degree in communications or related field.
  • 5 years in communications work, especially managing global projects with multiple stakeholders and/or interpreting technical information for various audiences.
  • Proficiency in building creative concepts and demonstrated ability to see projects through to completion.
  • Ability to write, edit, evaluate, and curate strong content related to volunteering and/or international development while meeting brand, marketing and messaging needs.
  • Ability to lead the creation of complete content packages; established experience with photo selection, design collaboration, etc., all while maintaining brand standards.
  • Strong communications and problem-solving skills.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural competencies and organizational and project management skills that demonstrate an ability to successfully collaborate with a variety of departments and stakeholders.
  • Active support of HFHI Values:

*Humility – We are part of something bigger than ourselves
*Courage – We do what’s right, even when it is difficult or unpopular
*Accountability – We take personal responsibility for Habitat’s mission

  • Safeguarding: HFHI requires that all employees take seriously their ethical responsibilities to safeguarding our intended beneficiaries, their communities, and all those with whom we work. Managers at all levels have responsibilities to support and develop systems that create and maintain an environment that prevents harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse, safeguards the rights of beneficiaries and community members (especially children), and promotes the implementation of Habitat for Humanity’s code of conduct.


  • Previous nonprofit experience a plus
  • Experience analyzing data and with data visualization

For further information and to apply >>

By | April 18th, 2023|Careers, News|0 Comments

Lunch event – 28 April 2023 – Taking a stand for sustainability

The Geneva Communicators Network is pleased to announce our first in-person lunchtime seminar for 2023!

The communications industry is full of great, creative, forward thinking and influential minds. Your skills have the power to change the narrative on sustainability and make lasting change. But the industry is awash with green claims, misleading messaging and exaggerated language… if you work in PR and comms, there’s no way you haven’t come across this type of disinformation and spin. Do you verify the claims you are being asked to communicate? Are you using your talents responsibly? Are these questions uncomfortable? This interactive and reflective workshop will use humour and out of the box thinking to explore purpose and help you identify how you can be part of the solution.
Date: Friday 28 April 2023
Time: 12h30 to 14h00
The Swiss Press Club, Domaine de Penthes, Chem. de l’Impératrice 18, 1292 Pregny-Chambésy, Geneva

Fee: CHF 30.- per person includes drinks and snacks

About the speaker: Alice Richard is a sustainability catalyst, designing and leading learning experiences that help bring sustainability to life. A Scottish national living in Switzerland, Alice’s career has bridged private and non-profit sectors and has been built around products and collaborations that drive positive change. A former United Nations staff member, she worked for UNICEF for 14 years before founding her sustainability training company Co-CREATE ImpACT. Today, Alice provides services to a wide range of educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and corporations; and is regular expert for UNITAR on the Sustainable Development Goals and the European Commission on gamifying sustainability. Alice brings together genuine passion for making the world a better place with her 20+ years of experience and expertise helping organisations ‘think out of the box’, to advance sustainability with inclusive, energising and thought-provoking training.
By | April 4th, 2023|News|0 Comments

Social media manager – The WHO Foundation, Geneva

The WHO Foundation (WHOF), launched in May 2020 and headquartered in Geneva, was created as an independent Swiss foundation affiliated with but independent of WHO. Its mission is to mobilize greater private capital and partnership to advance the mission of the World Health Organization (WHO), enabling catalytic impact on the people whose lives rely on WHO’s work and facilitating innovation to maximize the impact of the resources invested.

WHOF was therefore created as an independent Swiss foundation affiliated with but independent of WHO to marshal new resources from philanthropists, foundations, businesses, and individuals to support its mission: promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable, while protecting the neutrality and independence of WHO as the world’s leading health authority. WHOF is a nexus for unique opportunities in global health, facilitating game-changing opportunities between the private sector and WHO. Our focus is on mobilizing grant income, shared value partnerships, and investment to power WHO’s work.


The Social Media Manager is responsible for overseeing the digital communications function in support of the organization’s broader development objectives. He/she will develop and implement an integrated digital communications strategy to enhance the Foundation’s external profile and will liaise with service providers (social media production, web development, hosting services, security, external agencies). The digital communications strategist will serve as the lead for web and digital communications management.

The Social media Manager will directly report to the Chief Communications Officer of WHO Foundation.


Strategy Development and Execution

  • Spearhead development and execution of an integrated digital communications strategy, working closely with the Chief Communications Officer, Foundation teams, and WHO counterparts to identify gaps, opportunities, and approaches for strengthening brand awareness and engagement with target audiences as the Foundation grows and evolves.

Digital communications

  • Oversee social media, liaising closely with WHO Foundation team, initiatives, campaigns, and partnerships leads to align and convert messaging narratives to appropriate digital channels.
  • Oversee management of Foundation website, social media and other externally facing digital platforms.
  • Develop digital communications protocols and engage external vendors for web maintenance and strategy as the Foundation and content needs evolve.
  • Craft, execute, and commission digital communication assets such as animations, film and social media creative (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Web) to support Foundation content opportunities.
  • Evaluate digital communications with social listening, analytics reports and provide recommendations and to report on successes.
  • Monitor social sites for news, trends and emerging themes to help inform the content, and provide alerts to the team on important marketplace developments as they occur.
  • Keeping online content up to date and in line with digital communication trends.
  • Researching and writing blogs for the website around key Foundation themes and activities.

Campaign strategy

  • Build and implement digital campaign communications/fundraising campaigns to support key milestones and initiatives of the Foundation and its partners.
  • Create, research, source high-impact content for campaigns, website, and digital channel appeals.

Internal Coordination and Management

  • Work with the communication and campaign teams to manage the digital communication workstream, with external agencies and other subcontractors where relevant.
  • Edit and update an editorial calendar with external key dates, internal events, global UN days, and more.
  • Participate in Interim Secretariat staff, campaigns, appeals, and various initiatives meetings and provide written updates on progress where requested.
  • Ensure harmonization between the campaigns, partnerships, strategy & impact, and communications workstreams.
  • Liaise directly with the CEO, members of the board, and WHO colleagues as appropriate.
  • Support Foundation events for digital communication activities.



  • A minimum of 8 to 10 years of progressively responsible experience in digital communications strategy, with a proven record of conceptualizing and executing successful strategies/campaigns and working across sectors.
  • Self-starter with strong leadership skills and aptitude for working with autonomy and entrepreneurship, both individually and as part of a complex team effort.
  • Comfort with and/or experience of operating in a lean, start-up environment.
  • Demonstrated project management skills, ideally including executing large-scale, multi-actor campaigns and collaborations and reporting on metrics/measurements.
  • Experience managing under crisis conditions in fast-turnaround global “emergency” situations.
  • Knowledge of project budgeting and agency management are highly desirable skills.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and diplomacy, with insights into DEI are essential to the role.
  • Demonstrated record of setting clear standards for accountability, value for money, risk management and zero tolerance to fraud and corruption.
  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent), in digital communications, digital marketing or campaigning, international relations, or related fields.
  • Aptitude to work with flexibility, entrepreneurship, and diplomacy both individually and as part of a complex team effort.
  • Must have excellent writing and content development skills with strong proofing abilities and careful attention to detail.
  • Fluency in English, French is an advantage.


  • Rewarding work in a dynamic and innovative non-profit environment with appealing growth and learning opportunities
  • A collaborative workplace within a truly global team
  • An agile, fast-moving and flexible environment
  • Potential to leverage a multinational name and organization in the form of WHO


  • Type of contract: Permanent
  • Location: Geneva (relocation needed)
  • Working rate: 100%
  • Estimated start date: ASAP

For further information and to apply, click here>>

By | March 7th, 2023|Careers, News|0 Comments

Internship opportunity at UNEP Geneva

New internship opportunity with UNEP Geneva

By | March 3rd, 2023|News|0 Comments

Photos – 1 December 2023 event

Thanks again to Michael Jordan for his very interesting presentation on Sustainable Storytelling on 1 December 2023.  Please see below some photos of the event!

  • GCN Lunch Seminar - Sustainability Storytelling – Thursday 1 December 2022
By | January 1st, 2023|News|0 Comments

In-person lunchtime seminar – Sustainability Storytelling – Thursday 1 December 2022

The Geneva Communicators Network is pleased to announce our first post-COVID-19 in-person lunchtime seminar!

Pressure is mounting on companies and organisations to prove that they’re taking concrete, meaningful steps to achieve sustainability and ESG. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, for example, is pushing for new rules to require greater transparency in a company’s environmental- and social-impact reports. NGOs and UN agencies are increasingly aiming to showcase how they are contributing to achieve the SDGs. For communicators, sustainability storytelling is a solution as our speaker, Michael Jordan, will explain in the seminar.

Date: Thursday 1 December 2022
Time: 12h30 to 14h00
*NEW location*: The Swiss Press Club, Domaine de Penthes, Chem. de l’Impératrice 18, 1292 Pregny-Chambésy, Geneva
Fee: CHF 30.- per person includes drinks and snacks
Please register online >>

About the speaker: Michael J. Jordan is currently a Lausanne-based Specialist in Global Communications, Media Relations, Staff Training & Executive Writing. He has lived on four continents, working across three industries. As a Foreign Correspondent, he’s a former UN correspondent who’s also reported from 30 countries in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Southern Africa, for major media like Foreign Policy, French news agency AFP, the Christian Science Monitor and South Africa’s Mail & Guardian. As a Visiting Professor, he’s taught International Journalism from New York to Prague to Hong Kong; most recently, at top Chinese universities in Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou.

As a Global Communications Consultant, he’s shared his toolkit of skills, strategies and storytelling with both for-profit and non-profit clients, with Consultancies ranging from HIV orphans, maternal health and domestic violence in Africa, to environmental protection, worker’s rights and telecommunications in China. As an independent Consultant today, he serves in a variety of roles, including as Executive Writer for the Mekong River Commission in Laos; and as an Ambassador and Trainer for the Geneva-based NGO, ConnectAID. He recently delivered online trainings for NGO activists world-wide on how to generate storytelling that illuminates their organization’s impact and persuades skeptical donors; and a two-day workshop in Geneva for the Communications team of the Medicines for Malaria Venture, on how to craft Impact Stories.


By | November 16th, 2022|News|0 Comments

Communications consultant needed

A new internship position (paid) – Communications Consultant – Medicines Patent Pool – Geneva/Mumbai – remote is now posted on our careers page.

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