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12 July 2016 – Marketing and Communications Lead, Impact Hub Geneva (60–100%) 

Situated in the heart of the city, Impact Hub Geneva provides a ‘home’ and support structure for
innovators and entrepreneurs that come together to prototype new models for a society that works for
all. We offer access to an inspiring working space, a vibrant learning community, innovation and
incubation programs, inspiring events and expert workshops and trainings. Members join a community
of over 12’000 members in 85+ Impact Hubs across the world, innovating for a new kind of economy.
Until now we have relied almost entirely on word of mouth and events leads up and our next step is to build a marketing, communication and sales strategy from the ground up. Part of the work is thus
highly strategic, and the other part is production work, where you are responsible for supporting
the team in with their marketing and communications needs and daily operations.
The position is intended to be full-time. However, more experienced candidates could also start part-time.
Who are you?
• You are a fast-learning, talented individual passionate about social impact and aligned with the mission and purpose of the Impact Hub.
• It is your ability to create captivating campaigns, designs and written content (articles, press releases,
blogs, etc.) that enables Impact Hub Geneva to communicate it’s value and impact.
• You have at least 2 – 3 years of experience in marketing and communications, incl. experience with
developing and implementing a marketing and communications strategy.
• You know the city and the region well and are a storyteller with exemplary communications skills in
both French and English
• You have high standards, a creative eye for aesthetics and visual communication and you take
pleasure in always looking for improvement
• You enjoy the challenges of joining a young a start-up and are aware of what this entails (both the
pros and cons).

Why should you do it?
Working at Impact Hub Geneva means being part of a dynamic team and a rapidly-growing inspiring
entrepreneurship community in Switzerland and globally. You will enjoy a lot of responsibility and
autonomy with several formal and informal opportunities for learning and taking on more and more
responsibility.
There are great opportunities to really make your mark! You are aware we are a start-up and you can accept a basic salary of 2500CHF for the first 4 months, after which your salary will be revised.
Are you interested?
Please apply by sending an email to alexandra.boethius@impacthub.net with the subject line “Marketing
and Communications Lead” before July 27, incl. the following documents: CV, cover letter explaining why
Impact Hub Geneva and you are a match (in French), plus 2 different samples of your work (at least one
in English).
Applicants are required to hold a relevant work permit

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28 June 2016 – Junior Communication Officer (internship), GICHD, Geneva

Duration: 12 months, with remuneration

Start date in early September 2016

Work percentage: 100 %

Closing date for applications: 30 June 2016

Context

The GICHD is offering a new internship placement of one-year, to junior professionals who recently graduated in such fields of studies as communications, marketing, public relations, digital media, journalism, or, possibly, in the field related to international relations.

This internship is intended to provide a young individual starting her/his career in communications, marketing and social media with an opportunity to gain exposure in international development cooperation, mine action and human security as well as in the processes of communication management of an organisation with a broad international outreach.

The Junior Communication Officer will also develop the capacity to interact effectively in an international and multicultural environment. The internship is supervised by the Communication team in the Policy and Communication division. The Junior Communication Officer works with and supports the fast-paced and dynamic Communication Team, where s/he will be coached on assigned responsibilities.

Description

Assistance in the drafting, production and dissemination of publications, documentation, presentations.

Drafting digital content in French and English for social media channels, monitoring online communities, moderating user-generated content.

Participation in the preparation of workshops, conferences and other events organised or attended by the GICHD, including correspondence, logistics and attendance on behalf of the GICHD.

Research on new social media trends, suggesting new platforms for use.

Review of content on current GICHD website and on other websites.

Collection of text and photographic material to update GICHD website and publications, as well as digital communication channels.

Creation of new content, based on in-house requests, including new training courses, registration pages, publication and equipment catalogue records.

Administrative processes support, such as consultancy contracts, expense reports, minutes of meetings, managing corporate supplies, maintenance of the documentation platform and databases.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

Recent post-graduate studies in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Digital / Social Media, Journalism, or possibly in International Relations, International Humanitarian Law, Political Sciences.
One year (approximately) of prior work or internship experience, preferably in the humanitarian, development or international cooperation sector.

Strong writing and editing skills; ability to write in different styles, to different audiences.

Knowledge of multiple social media platforms and trends is a must.

Excellent IT skills: proficiency in Windows is required; knowledge of content management systems an asset; willingness to learn and experiment with new platforms and applications.

Excellent knowledge of English and strong command of French are required; knowledge of Arabic, Spanish, Russian or Portuguese is appreciated.

Ability to work autonomously; good self-organisation skills, attention to detail are expected.

Ability and interest to interact with colleagues of diverse cultures; respect for diversity.

Interest in development, post-conflict reconstruction, human security, disarmament affairs.

The Junior Communication Officer position is recruited locally and not an international basis, it is intended primarily to post-graduates who have studied or completed internships in the International Geneva. A work permit will be provided by the Swiss authorities through the GICHD, if necessary as regards the current administrative situation of the incumbent.

Applications

Please apply through GICHD Job Application Portal. Your application must be presented in English and include a detailed CV, a letter of motivation, your earliest date of availability and any other documentation you wish to present in support of your application.

For further information please contact the Human Resources on +41(0)22 7309302 or hr(at)gichd.org.

19 June 2016 – Communications Intern – FIND Geneva 

FIND is an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to R&D activities to expand and accelerate access to new diagnostic technologies, and to build global diagnostic testing capacity for poverty-related diseases in low- and middle-income countries. FIND was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

With programmes in diagnostics for tuberculosis, malaria, hepatitis C, HIV and four neglected tropical diseases, as well as diagnostics to prepare for disease outbreaks and fight antimicrobial resistance, FIND works across test development, delivery and implementation. Over the past 12 years, FIND has delivered 14 new tests, of which 9 were for TB, and created an enabling environment for other new tests.

These achievements have helped increase the global prioritization of diagnostics and, in some cases, have revolutionized the landscape of disease control programming in low- and middle-income countries.

Are you a strong writer, a quick learner, a user of social media and interested in communications and global health? Do you want to learn more about the development and use of diagnostic tests that meet the needs of low- and middle-income countries? Starting in July 2016, we are looking for an intern to join our communications team for three months in the summer. There would potentially be an opportunity to extend the internship into the fall on a part-time basis, for example, for those whose programmes give credit for directed internships.

FIND uses a variety of media, including print, web and social media, to inform a range of technical and non-technical stakeholders about the progress and successes of its programmes and to communicate the importance of diagnostics for global health. As Communications Intern, you will be working as part of a small team in Geneva under the supervision of the Senior  communications Officer to complete some key projects and to plan and produce communications materials that meet a variety of needs.

Primary Responsibilities:
 Take responsibility for FIND’s social media, with input and support from the communications team, including planning, engagement strategies, daily posting and indicator tracking.
 Update and manage FIND’s photo library.
 Share responsibility for media monitoring and the production of FIND’s weekly news round-up for internal stakeholders.
 Update FIND’s website using WordPress templates and develop short website updating protocols/briefs to guide consistent page production.
 Research, write, edit and/or proofread content for FIND’s print media, monthly e-newsletter, website, presentations, press releases or other media, as needed.
 Work with the communications team to develop and implement new ideas and projects.

Skills, competencies and qualifications:
 Excellent writing, proofreading, research and interpersonal communication skills
 Strong organizational skills, independent work habits, creativity, analytical skills and deadlinesensitivity

 Good sense of humour and able to work well as part of a team

 Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and social media required, and familiarity with on-line photo library platforms and content management systems (e.g. WordPress or others) desirable
 Graphic design capacity and knowledge of Adobe InDesign and/or other design software an advantage
 Fluency in English required; knowledge of French or Spanish an asset
 Experience working in a multicultural environment and with non-profits, and at least basic knowledge about global health and international development desirable

Eligibility:
 Must be a graduate student in good standing or a recent graduate of a Master’s programme, preferably in global health, international relations, journalism, communications or related
 Must be able to work 40 hours per week during the summer
 Must have the necessary documentation to work in Switzerland
Please mail your motivation letter and CV to hr@finddx.org by 30 June 2016
(But don’t wait until the deadline! We will start screening right away and if we find the right person, we will stop searching.)

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10 June 2016 – Communications Officer (temporary), World YWCA Job description

 

Status: Full time, temporary position (1 July to 15 December 2016)

Objectives:

  • To maintain and raise the profile of the World YWCA, including participating in training and advocacy events
  • To demonstrate the impact of our work through effective use of storytelling across all our channels from social media to printed publications, videos, and our website
  • To serve as the main day-to-day Communications Liaison with the World YWCA Programme Team to ensure we have a strong communications link and support for all our key programmes
  • To contribute to and support new global initiatives to strengthen our global brand and our engagement with key internal and external partners and stakeholders

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to overall communications planning and strategy for the organisation, including global advocacy campaigns
  • Participate in training and advocacy events, including providing social media training (in Geneva and elsewhere)
  • Develop and promote material for World YWCA advocacy events and campaigns (including the Commission on the Status of Women, the UN Human Rights Council, World YWCA Day, the YWCA Week Without Violence, 16 Days of Activism, World AIDS Day, and many others) working in close collaboration with the Programme and Communications Teams and with external partners when appropriate
  • Co-manage (with our other Communications Officer) social media strategy and regular postings and updates
  • Write, prepare, and edit articles for World YWCA publications and channels (including eBulletin, Facebook/Twitter updates, annual reports, programme reports and materials, blogs and others) and ensure it is branded appropriately
  • Coordinate planning and production of communications materials – including identifying and briefing contributors, planning and carrying out interviews, selecting, reviewing and editing submitted content, and liaising with translators, graphic designers, printers and other external suppliers.
  • Provide training and support for World YWCA interns and volunteers, including supervising content prepared for social networking sites (including Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc.)
  • Undertake other responsibilities as assigned by the Head of Communications and the World YWCA Leadership Team.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • A university degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing or a related field (or equivalent job experience)
  • Previous experience with advocacy campaigns and communications in an NGO environment preferred
  • Basic knowledge of/understanding of the World YWCA’s core priorities, including sexual and reproductive health and rights, violence against women, and women’s leadership.
  • English-mother tongue. French and/or Spanish language skills are an asset.
  • Basic graphic design skills are an asset
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills with the ability to write for different media and audiences
  • Knowledge of a broad range of communications and advocacy techniques and tools, with technical skills to deliver key communications outputs and initiative
  • High level of motivation and initiative, and a solid team player
  • Ability to work independently on multiple projects and to tight deadlines when needed
  • Commitment to gender equality and human rights
  • Ability to work with international staff and volunteer teams in a common commitment to achieve the goals of the World YWCA
  • Sensitivity to cultural and religious issues and a demonstrated knowledge of intercultural communications

Application Process:

Please forward your CV and cover letter no later than Monday, 20 June 2016 to hresources@worldywca.org and mention Communications Officer in your message. No phone calls please. We will contact short-listed candidates within two weeks of the application deadline.

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5 June 2016, Web Developer Intern – IDMC, Geneva
2-3 month Summer internship

IDMC is looking to further develop its website. Based on this it is aiming to strengthen the CMS platform and subsequently update the structure and content of the website.

The duties of the web developer intern will encompass various aspects of web development including design, functionality, coding, mark-up writing, and testing, to routine maintenance and troubleshooting, working within our existing CMS (Silverstripe), and outside the CMS if required.

The intern would work within the Communications Department, working closely with the Online Communications Coordinator, the Publications Manager and the Head of Communications.

Duties and Responsibilities (www.internal-displacement.org)

Web Development
• Design and develop website ensuring strong optimization and functionality.
• Work with chosen CMS – Silverstripe
• Where needed code web pages utilizing HTML and XML, and programming languages including JavaScript, PHP and CSS.
• Work with database systems.

Website Upkeep
• Monitor site technical performance and web server.
• Work on projects including web layout enhancements, desktop applications, website enhancements, web-based applications, and database-backed websites.

Troubleshooting
• Test website with multiple browsers in order to maximize traffic capabilities.
• Act as liaison between IDMC departments to address identified issues and concerns.
• Strengthen search engine standings through “organic” optimization techniques.
• Assist in the planning of overall organizational policy regarding search engine optimization and web development.

Maintain Company Account Information
• Ensure logins and passwords, domains, hosting, servers, and backrooms are maintained and that the knowledge is consistently shared with relevant staff.

Education and Experience in:

• Experience in working with and enhancing Content Management Systems
• Industry standards in website development and content accessibility
• Web development application packages such as Adobe DreamWeaver, CSS stylesheets
• HTML, XML, scripting languages, and cross-platform web accessibility standards
• Knowledge of image editing application programs such as Photoshop and Microsoft Image
• Illustration and layout programs such as Adobe Indesign & Illustrator
• Working with relational database management tools such as Filemaker Server and MySQL Server
• Project management
• Currently enrolled in a college or university and eligible for internship

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Analytical
• Able to self-motivate and work independently.
• Creative
• Fluency in English
• Willing to experiment
• Ability to deal with uncertainty
• Ability to contribute individually and as a team member
• Good writing skills
A modest per diem will be paid.

Please send applications (CV and cover letter) to the Head of Communications:

Sian.bowen@idmc.ch

Deadline for applications: 15 June 2016

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27 May 2016 – Senior Media and Communications Officer, International Telecommunication Union(ITU), Geneva

Under the supervision of the Head of the Corporate Communications Division, the incumbent performs the following duties:

  • Research, write creatively and speedily and/or edit press releases, articles, features, opinion/editorials and other information products on a broad range of issues, and for a variety of media and channels – print, radio, television, online news and social media – as well as for priority ITU audiences (ITU members). Serve as the focal point and, when directed, official spokesperson, for all ITU media enquiries. Establish and maintain regular contacts with reporters and editors of key national and international media worldwide, pitch stories and convince them of their news value.
  • Analyze the effectiveness of the Union’s media relations activities and advise the Head of Corporate Communications on possible strategic changes. Work proactively with media representatives around the world to promote an accurate image of the Union and its activities and position ITU as a pre-eminent ICT organization and the UN lead agency for ICT.
  • Creatively develop and implement innovative and effective PR campaigns and communication strategies around ITU key issues and/or major events. Develop compelling press and membership outreach collateral comprising a mix of written, audio-visual and social media materials, optimally adapted for ITU campaigns and events.
  • Develop, write and edit official English statements and speeches (written and oral), as required, for the Secretary-General and the Deputy Secretary-General, synthesizing complex global issues into simple yet powerful statements, identifying and applying new methods of communication; and reviewing official English language communication originating from the Office of the Secretary General for dissemination.
  • Assist and advise ITU’s audio-visual team in developing engaging audio and visual collateral and digital online events, writing and editing scripts and storyboards to ensure all materials reinforce ITU’s brand and positioning. Oversee and continually optimize ITU’s online Media Centre web pages.
    As needed, develop short briefings on specialist topics for use by ITU experts when dealing with the media, and provide guidance to ITU experts on communication tactics, where required. Oversee and continually optimize ITU’s system for media monitoring, including tailored reports, analysis, performance tracking and regular reporting to senior ITU staff.
  • Prepare ITU press releases for distribution, and oversee optimized distribution via ITU’s digital platforms, in close collaboration with colleagues producing audio-visual, online information and social media content.
  • Manage ITU press conferences as required: logistics (venue, equipment, webcast, access, photography, etc.), announcements and invitations, direct soliciting of media interest, briefing notes for the Secretary-General and elected officials, liaison with podium speakers, serving as ‘MC’ as required, and follow-up.
  • Ensure the effective management of the official UN media accreditation system and the provision of appropriate working facilities for journalists at ITU events.
    Identify and manage the need for media, communications and on-screen training of ITU media resource persons; organize and coordinate training as required.
  • Provide support to ITU’s three Bureaux for media relations activities, where requested. Actively liaise with ITU teams, as required, to ensure effective information flows, identification of opportunities, and reactivity.
  • When required act as focal point for ad hoc communications networks and task forces from the UN System or ITU Membership. Present the ITU and/or serve as panelist/speaker at selected events representing ITU.

Education:
Advanced university degree in communications, journalism, international relations, public relations, public administration or a related field OR education in a reputed college of advanced education with a diploma of equivalent standard to that of an advanced university degree in one of the fields above.
For internal candidates, a first university degree in one of the fields above in combination with ten years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree for promotion or rotation purposes.

Experience:
At least seven years of progressively responsible experience in communications, journalism, digital media, public relations, marketing, including at least three at the international level.
A Doctorate in a related field can be considered as a substitute for three years of working experience.

Languages:
Knowledge of one of the six official languages of the Union (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish) at advanced level and knowledge of a second official language at intermediate level. Knowledge of a third official language would be an advantage. (Under the provisions of Resolution No. 626 of the Council, a relaxation of the language requirements may be authorized in the case of candidates from developing countries: when candidates from such countries possess a thorough knowledge of one of the official languages of the Union, their applications may be taken into consideration.)

Deadline: 20 July 2016

For further information>>

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27 May 2016 – Digital Communications Specialist, International Standards Organisation (ISO) Geneva

Are you our New Digital Communications Specialist? As an active member of the communications team you will be responsible for content on our website (ISO.org) – one of the organization’s major communication tools. You will seize new opportunities to communicate on the site in line with our communication strategy, as well as maintaining the site to make sure all information is up to date.

Key responsibilities
Writing and editing content for ISO.org.
Creating new pages and proposing new, innovative ways of presenting content online.
Day-to-day maintenance of content on the website.
Ensuring the implementation of ISO’s communication strategy on ISO.org and other ISO websites.
Supporting external authors of technical websites under the ISO domain, including the development of basic training and guidelines on web communication.

As part of the communication team you will also have the chance to contribute to:
ISO’s successful social media presence
The creation of brochures to support the use of International Standards and organizational publications such as the annual report, and
Internal communication.

Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree

Experience:
7 years +

Languages:
English : Native

For further information>>

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26 April 2016 – Head of Marketing Communication, Quotient Geneva

Quotient is a well-established bio-manufacturing organisation, with an internationally recognised product portfolio and exciting pipeline of new and innovative products. The product range includes in vitro diagnostics in the field of immunohematology, immunology and hematology.

Job Description
This position will be responsible for all aspects of Quotient’s Communication programs including: external & internal communications, marketing communications, advertising, public relations, brand development and management as well as event communications/management.

  • Develop the Quotient and MosaiQ™ marketing communications strategy and brand positioning plans.
  • ncrease the Quotient business visibility and relevance in key global markets through the creation and execution of traditional and non-traditional communication vehicles and channels.
  • Manage the public relations agency and corresponding assignments including press releases, articles, website content and press interviews.
  • Partner with marketing, sales, technical and application teams to develop compelling content for new lead generation campaigns.
  • Lead and manage re-development of corporate website.
  • Coordinate and execute Quotient’s engagement at events (advisory boards, road shows etc.) and congresses & trade shows (e.g. ISBT, AABB).Create marketing communication

Qualifications

  • Relevant education Master’s degree in marketing, communications, advertising or a related discipline.A minimum of 10 years’ experience in public relations, communications management events management.
  • Strong writing and editing skills are a must (business communications, promotional copy, web and email content, press materials, webcasts, strategic targeted messaging, etc.). Good knowledge of design programs such as Adobe Illustrator, Photo Shop, Final Cut Pro.
  • Can think strategically but has a “roll up your sleeves” attitude to execute. Customer focused; adaptive to change; strategic and tactical
  • Fluent in English, Proficiency in other European language, e.g. French, is a plus
  • Ability to travel globally up to 20%.

For further information and to apply>>

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27 May 2016 – EMEA Executive Communications Lead, Hewlett Packard, Geneva

The EMEA Executive Communications Lead will drive executive internal and external positioning programs and thought leader platforms in support of the EMEA MD. The role is responsible for mapping content, campaigns, influencer outreach and strategic media engagements. Executive communications will be responsible for managing the 360 degree internal and external programming around HP regional MD leadership. The role requires an experienced Exec Comms expert in content creation, keynotes and ongoing executive coaching and programming. The successful leader will build strong relationships with a highly matrixed group of stakeholders at regional and WW level. This role will be part of the EMEA Global Communications team and work closely with the WW Executive Communication team and WW Employee Engagement team.

  • Key Areas of Responsibility
    Leverage content from the business and company narrative to develop and deliver the regional MD Executive Communications plan to all audiences – employees, customers, partners, external bodies, media, analysts and government relations.
  • Consult with regional leaders and MDs to identify the most relevant content to be shared with internal and external audiences, outline the related key messages, and propose effective strategies for communicating to those audiences within the region and also to other relevant audiences worldwide, as appropriate.
  • Develop the plan for delivering these key messages, using both local and global channels such as group meetings (slides, slide notes, briefings, debrief), portal updates (stories, video, results), Yammer (posts, discussion management, polls, results), emails, blogs, social networks, etc.
  • Produce and/or review all communications materials for the Regional MD e.g. Coffee talks, all employee webcasts, Customer and partner decks, MD announcements, External audience decks (external bodies/government relations), Media and analyst relations
  • Facilitate a Regional Communications Council (composed of the Regional Communications Leader, HR Regional Leader, and representatives from Issue Management, Labor Relations, Marketing, Legal, government affairs and the Business, as necessary) providing guidance on process and corporate messaging all the way down to the local level audiences.
  • Manage a monthly Country Communications Council to share and federate plans and country relevant communication materials e.g coffee talk content to the identified Country Communications lead, identified internal communications, HR, GR and marketing as necessary
  • Collaborate with the Content Creation teams and the business to develop the most effective content for each audience’s needs, in a culturally appropriate way
  • Determine the goals of the communication and design the measurement plan. Once the communication has occurred, measure and analyze the results, propose next steps, and execute as appropriate.
  • Work closely with partners in Employee Communications and Executive Communications to ensure consistent, ongoing, fresh messaging, while minimizing the content sourcing burden on the business.
  • Support the regional MD and leadership for crisis communications, in collaboration with the broader HR, Legal, marketing, business and communications team.
  • Partner with the Employee Engagement team on Voice Insight Action employee survey, Quick Clicks, and other mechanisms to understand, prioritize, and address audience needs.
  • Create & manage a master content calendar by audience group.
  • Regional Intranet content governance

For further information and to apply>>

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