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

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  • GCN Lunch Seminar - Sustainability Storytelling – Thursday 1 December 2022
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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.


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We are pleased to announce our next online event:


With growing online competition, search engine optimization (SEO) is necessary for businesses and organizations to gain a competitive edge, grow user intelligence and tap into traffic forecasts and industry trends.


Learning about SEO will enable you to understand how and where you appear online and how to control it. The more you “own” your presence, the greater this will directly impact the first impressions your potential clients will have. Nadia Mojahed will share how to define your SEO strategy, set your KPIs, and Implement the right processes to optimize and grow your digital presence on search engines.


Date: Friday 3 December 2021
Time: 12h30 to 13h30
Location: Online via Zoom
Cost: Free of charge


Speaker: Nadia Mojahed is a Digital SEO Consultant based in Geneva. She helps B2C and B2B businesses of start-ups, UN organizations, local and international brands grow their organic lead generation and sales. She has experience in strategic, technical, and content SEO and managing multi-lingual sites. She applies SEO as a business development tool and helps with in-house SEO training and strategy workshops. After being In the digital marketing field for more than 13 years, she founded her boutique SEO agency,, in 2019.
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