Switzerland: Head of Marketing, Communications and Public Relations

 FULL TIME, Hoteles, Marketing, SHIFT  Comments Off on Switzerland: Head of Marketing, Communications and Public Relations
Oct 122018

Organization: Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 21 Oct 2018

Head of Marketing, Communications and Public Relations

Reports to: CEO
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Availability: As soon as possible

About UICC

The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) is a non government organisation based in Geneva which serves an international and diverse population of cancer organisations to unite the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, to promote greater equity and to integrate cancer control into the world health and development agenda. We have achieved this by building a membership base of over thousand organisations and engaging in partnerships with more than 60 organisations across the UN, academic, health and private sector.

UICC convenes members and partners to encourage collaboration and new thinking through keystone events (World Cancer Congress, World Cancer Leaders Summit and World Cancer Day). Through our capacity building activities, UICC supports its members do a better job tomorrow than they do today and increase their impact by scaling up their relevance, reach and sustainability in their own settings. With our members and partners, we drive forward the key advocacy priorities building upon key international agreements (the Sustainable Development Goals, the Global Action Plan on NCDs and the 2017 Cancer Resolution at the World Health Assembly) to ensure that these global goals and targets are translated into national action.

UICC has a team of 45 people based predominantly in Geneva, Switzerland led by a CEO, reporting to a Board of Directors. It has an annual income of approximately $10m and has plans to grow significantly in the coming years. The UICC works in new offices in Geneva situated close to the United Nations and the World Health Organisation, with whom it has formal relations.

Summary of the position

The Head of Marketing, Communications and Public Relations will translate the long-term strategy of UICC into fundable and sustainable strategies in the areas of marketing, communications, public relations and digital platforms. S/he will be responsible for leading, managing and developing a team of five people and collaborate with other teams to ensure that the UICC brand, visual identity and messages are consistently implemented across the organisation. S/he will be responsible for delivering the e-UICC strategy that involves outreach to members to increase the already high levels of engagement.

Main responsibilities

The main responsibilities of the role are:

· Leading, managing and developing the Marketing, Communications and Public Relations team
· Creating, implementing and measuring the success of comprehensive marketing, communications and public relations strategies that support the delivery of UICC’s objectives
· Developing short- and long-term plans and budgets for the marketing, communications and public relations.
· Leading project such as the delivery of a UICC e-platform, global campaigns (eg. World Cancer Day, World Cancer Congress), Information database design and delivery.
· Working in close collaboration with all UICC teams to drive UICC’s communications strategy in line with the organisation’s priorities
· Acting as a UICC’s representative and spokesperson with the media, supporting the CEO in his/her interactions.
· Contributing effectively to the management of UICC more broadly.

Skills and competencies

· Advanced university degree in communications, marketing, public relations preferred or a comparable education.
· Minimum of 8 years experience in marketing, communications or public relations with demonstrated success, preferably in the not-for-profit or association sector.
· Demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in the design and execution of marketing, communications and public relations activities (including digital media, and the production of electronic and print materials and publications).
· Demonstrated successful experience in writing for different purposes, making presentations and negotiating with media and suppliers.
· Experience developing and managing budgets, and hiring, training, developing, supervising and appraising personnel.
· Commitment to working with shared leadership and in cross-functional teams.
· Ability to manage multiple projects at a time and to work to tight timescales with others.
· Computer literacy in word processing, data base management and page layout.
· Strong creative, strategic, analytical, organisational and personal sales skills.
· Strong oral and written communications skills.
· English mother tongue; other languages will be an advantage, especially French and/or Spanish
· The candidate should be eligible to work in Switzerland

How to apply:


Send your CV and motivation letter explaining how you think your skills and experience make you a strong candidate for this position to Deadline for applications: 21 October 2018

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

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Switzerland: Intern – IBM/IV – Visa Application Centre (VAC) programme

 FULL TIME, SHIFT  Comments Off on Switzerland: Intern – IBM/IV – Visa Application Centre (VAC) programme
Sep 292018

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 10 Oct 2018

Position Title : Intern – IBM/IV – Visa Application Centre (VAC) programme

Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

Classification : Intern, Grade OTHE

Type of Appointment : Internship, Three months

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 10 October 2018

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.


Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and United Kingdom Visas and Immigration (UKVI) have embarked on a major change program designed to transform the way that they run their visa application system. IRCC and UKVI have implemented a Global Visa Application Centre (VAC) Network having awarded a seven-year contract to a partnership consisting of VFS Global (lead) and IOM (project partner). This VAC network will provide applicants with more convenient avenues for visa submissions and better access to enhanced administrative services, including capture of biometrics, all delivered in accordance with strict performance benchmarks and privacy requirements.

IOM’s Immigration and Border Management Division’s ongoing work in improving migration management includes developing Immigration and Visas (IV) Unit solutions for governments and migrants worldwide. Within the scope of this work, IOM already provides tailored VAC services. IOM operated VACs handle all of the time-consuming administrative tasks of the visa application process and work to ensure that only properly completed visa applications are submitted. Such outsourcing partnerships result in reduced costs and workloads for member states’ immigration offices and faster visa processing times and improved service standards for visa applicants. Perhaps most importantly, such partnerships enable immigration officers to make informed decisions based on complete information, while focusing on their core function; making visa decisions.

Under the supervision of the Project Officer – Global Visa Application Centre Programme and in accordance with the overall direction of the Global VAC Programme Manager, the intern will focus on supporting the team by helping with administrative tasks in the office.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  1. Monitoring and overseeing the 45 CVAC Websites and ensuring that all approved changes are made in accordance with instructions from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

  2. Assisting with the preparation of online content for the upcoming CVAC Website revision in coordination with the Client Service Assistants (CSAs).

  3. Collecting all statistical data from IOM CSAs and populating appropriate templates on a timely basis for VFS and IRCC/UKVI.

  4. Assisting with the collection and preparation of clean data for the compilation of the monthly statistical reports and for the invoicing of biometrics from VFS by working in close cooperation with the CSAs and VFS.

  5. Assisting with the review and updating of security screening reports for staff.

  6. Assisting with the review and updating of annual security reports (ASRs), Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and Premises Emergency Management (PEM) documents

  7. Assisting with the monitoring and collection of weekly reports and language data statistics.

  8. Assisting with organizing and updating the shared drive.

  9. Monitoring and expediting on- and off-boarding procedures for staff changes in close coordination with the CSAs and VFS Service Desk.

  10. Perform such duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• University degree in Economics, International Relations, Business Administration, the Social Sciences, Law, Development Studies, International Affairs or any related discipline from an accredited academic institution.


• Computer literacy in MS Office especially MS Excel;

• Strong organizational skills;

• Ability to timely understand the Organization’s structure and portfolios;

• Ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a team of colleagues of varied cultural and professional backgrounds;

• Proven ability to produce quality work accurately and concisely according to set deadlines;

• Practical experience of how to multi-task, prioritize and work independently.


• Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English. Working knowledge of French and/or

Spanish is highly desirable to translate website notifications and e-mails to the VAC network.

Desirable Competencies:

The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:


• Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences;

encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.

• Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.

• Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators

• Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.

• Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.

• Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.

• Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.

• Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.


Training Components and Learning Elements

The successful candidate will acquire knowledge in the Immigration and Visas Unit. He/She will also gain in-site experience in working with an international organization.**ELIGIBILITY AND SELECTION**

  1. Applicants to the IOM internship programme must, at the time of application, meet one of the following requirements:

a) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum

Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or

b) Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or c) Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) or (b) above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within one year of graduation.

  1. All applicants must be between 20 and 36 years of age.


• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and additional queries will only be addressed if the candidate is shortlisted.

• Depending on experience and location, IOM provides a small monthly stipend to help offset costs; please consider the cost of living in Switzerland prior to applying.

• Previous candidates do not need to re-apply for this vacancy.

• Application duration 2 weeks from date of publishing.

• No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 10 October 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

Posting period:

From 26.09.2018 to 10.10.2018

Requisition: INT 2018/26 – Intern – IBM/IV – Visa Application Centre (VAC) programme (55668108) Released

Posting: Posting NC55668109 (55668109) Released

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Switzerland: High Value Fundraising Manager, minimum 5 years fundraising from Swiss foundations and HNWIs, fluent in English and German

 FULL TIME, Ingenieria Industrial, Ingenieria Quimica, SHIFT  Comments Off on Switzerland: High Value Fundraising Manager, minimum 5 years fundraising from Swiss foundations and HNWIs, fluent in English and German
Sep 162018

Organization: ActionAid
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 13 Oct 2018

Job Description

Please note this statement is for information only and does not form part of a contract. This list is not exhaustive and you will be expected to undertake other relevant duties as may be assigned to you by ActionAid. Employees are expected to be flexible in their work in order to deliver the objectives of the organisation.

Job title

High Value Fundraising Manager

Contract type


Starting date

As soon as possible

Reporting to

General Manager, ActionAid Switzerland

Percentage work time

80-100 percent

Direct reports



Are you passionate about making a real difference?

ActionAid is a leading international charity working in over 45 countries. We work with the poorest women and children in the world, changing their lives for good. Our local staff provide immediate, hands-on support to women and children living on the margins of survival. Together we demand action at the local, national and international level. We strive to achieve lasting change.

In Switzerland, our primary role is to mobilize financial resources for the organization as a whole, to strengthen ActionAid’s ability to carry out its global mission. We are a value driven, forward thinking organisation, focused on achieving long-term change through supporting our partners to make a sustainable difference.

Purpose of the Role

To work at a strategic and operational level to identify potential new donors and secure significant funding, especially from Swiss foundations and high net worth individuals (HNWIs). This will enable ActionAid Switzerland to generate the financial resources necessary to increase income for programme activities undertaken by ActionAid and its international partners throughout the world.

Key tasks and responsibilities

Donor engagement: identify and contact potential donors and partners in Switzerland:

§ In cooperation with the General Manager of ActionAid Switzerland, formulate and implement a fundraising strategy focused on foundations and HNWIs in Switzerland.

§ Undertake research, initiate contacts and act on opportunities to strategically engage and enhance ActionAid Switzerland’s relationship with Swiss-based donors.

§ Report on a monthly basis on the status of all donor engagements and upcoming plans.

§ Raise the profile of ActionAid’s work and leverage influence and funding from partners in Switzerland.

§ Meet with potential partners, and attend relevant conferences in Switzerland.

§ Draft expressions of interest, concept notes, proposals and presentations, to be submitted to potential donors.

§ Prepare reports for donors according to the grant agreements, and ensure that such reports meet all donor requirements and are submitted on time. Undertake other contract management activities as appropriate.

Networking internally and externally:

§ Engage with private sector, foundation and NGO networks, through participation in conferences, working groups and other forums.

§ Liaise with key staff within the ActionAid Global Secretariat and country offices, to obtain draft reports and other information to be submitted to donors in Switzerland. Revise the reports as necessary, to guarantee they are top quality and meet all donor requirements.

§ Support to ActionAid country offices (recipients of grants from Swiss-based donors) for project implementation monitoring and reporting.

§ Grant management: Ensure compliance with reporting requirements of all Swiss donors.

Experience, skills and capabilities

Knowledge and experience


§ At least 5 years’ experience in fundraising from Swiss-based foundations and HNWIs, formulating and implementing successful programme funding strategies, as well as experience establishing and maintaining strong relationships with donors that have delivered substantial income against targets.

§ An established network of potential high value donors in Switzerland, particularly among foundations and HNWIs, and a track record of securing funding from Swiss donors.

§ Proven ability in project management, financial planning, and proposal development.

§ Strong commitment to ActionAid’s mission, vision and values.


§ Experience preparing high quality technical (narrative) and financial reports for institutional donors (governments, foundations, corporates, etc.).

§ Experience managing international development programmes in any of the following geographic regions: Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.

§ Good understanding of international development issues, including women’s rights, education, food security, governance and humanitarian assistance.

§ Experience living and working in the developing world.

Skills and capabilities


§ Swiss resident, with a deep understanding and experience of Switzerland’s business environment, language and culture.

§ Strong communication, negotiation and presentation skills.

§ Ability to interpret and analyse complex information from a range of sources and present to a donor in a detailed and accurate way.

§ The ability to analyse financial information, prepare budgets and monitor costs.

§ Ability to think and work proactively, creatively and strategically under pressure.

§ Ability to work well in a team and independently, and to establish excellent professional relationships with colleagues from different functions and cultures.

§ Confident and proficient in the use of MS Office.

§ Fluency in spoken and written English and German required, as well as good working knowledge of French.

How to apply:

Please send cover letter and CV to:

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Switzerland: Consultant: Impact study of ICVA’s work for 2015 – 2018 strategy and the reporting for 2018

 FULL TIME, Leyes / Abogados, SHIFT  Comments Off on Switzerland: Consultant: Impact study of ICVA’s work for 2015 – 2018 strategy and the reporting for 2018
Aug 312018

Organization: International Council of Voluntary Agencies
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 27 Sep 2018

Organization: ICVA

Location: Geneva (or remotely based)

Start date: November 2018

End date: February 2019

Number of days: 45 working days

ICVA is searching for a consultant to capture the impact of its work in line with its 2015 – 2018 Strategic Plan and for the year 2018.**

Rationale and context for the study

Founded in 1962, ICVA (International Council of Voluntary Agencies) is a global network of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working collectively to promote and facilitate NGO engagement in the humanitarian sector and the development of its policies.

The premise underpinning ICVA’s core work is guided by the assumption that increased NGO understanding of the humanitarian sector and increased NGO engagement in the development of the humanitarian sector and its policies contributes to more principled, collective and efficient humanitarian action and policies, closing the gap between field realities and global policies.

Based on this approach, and informed by its core mission and its 2015 – 2018 Strategic Plan, ICVA intends to:

  • Identify the current level of NGO understanding of, and engagement in, the humanitarian sector and its policies,

  • Promote NGOs and NGO fora participation in key policy debates, and;

  • Capture ICVA’s and NGO fora influence on humanitarian policies.

This study will act as

  • a review of ICVA’s impact during 2018

  • a review of the end-of-strategy impact of the 2015 – 2018 ICVA strategy

It will inform ICVA’s forward looking planning and reporting, and build on the lessons learned for the new strategy for 2019 – 2021.


Overall objective:

  • To identify the impact of ICVA’s efforts in influencing and amplifying NGO perspectives in humanitarian dialogue and policies.

Period covered by the reviews:

  • End-of-year review: January – December 2018

  • End-of-strategy review: January 2015 – December 2018

Audience targeted throughout the review:

Primary: ICVA members, NGOs, NGO Fora & platforms

Secondary: UN agencies, other partners, donors, Member States

Content and methodology of the study

Objective 1:

To capture the level and progression of ICVA members’ and NGOs’ understanding of, and engagement in, the governance of the humanitarian sector and its policies, through ICVA’s work;

This study will capture:

i) The extent to which ICVA’s work assists NGOs to increase their knowledge of the humanitarian sector and its policies;

ii) The extent to which ICVA’s work assists NGOs and NGO fora to increase their engagement in the humanitarian sector and the development of its policies at the global level.

To achieve the above, this study will:

  • Compile ICVA’s initiatives aiming to increase NGO understanding and engagement;

  • Review previous Impact Studies, ICVA’s Annual reports and analyse members’ understanding and engagement in policies at global level;

  • Complete an analysis of internal data of NGO participation and engagement in ICVA activities for the year 2018.

Objective 2:

To illustrate ICVA’s efforts in shaping humanitarian policies and echoing NGOs and NGO fora perspectives.

This study will capture the impact of ICVA’s work on humanitarian dialogue and policy, identifying successes, limitations, and contributing factors to inform ICVA’s forward approach.

To achieve the above, this study will:

  • Compile key initiatives and policies ICVA has engaged in throughout the targeted period;

  • Complete a perception survey (targeting ICVA members, NGOs, UN agencies and key donors) identifying ICVA’s role in shaping humanitarian policies through echoing NGO perspectives.

  • Update the selection of “case studies” of policies ICVA has engaged in during the period of 2015 to 2018. The case studies will detail ICVA’s approach in collecting and echoing NGOs perspectives, and how (and whether) ICVA has been instrumental in shaping those policies. Case studies will be updated based on internal and external reporting and documentation, along with questionnaires/surveys and interviews with ICVA members, NGOs, UN agencies and key donors/member states.


Review and conduct interviews and surveys with:

  • ICVA members;

  • Non-Member NGOs and NGO fora;

  • UN agencies, other partners and donors’ representatives and senior staff.

Literature review of past ICVA Impact studies, annual and donor reports and other external and internal documents.

The review will be undertaken by an independent consultant/company. She/he/they will be guided and supported by ICVA secretariat, under the leadership of ICVA’s Director of Programmes.

Final Outputs

  • An overall 2015 – 2018 strategy impact report composed of the two specific objectives for the end-of-strategy review (in addition to an executive summary, introduction, description of the methodology in English);

  • A end-of 2018 impact report aligned to ICVA’s workplan and log frame for reporting;

  • Presentation package (brief pdf, power point) in English of key findings of:

  • 2015 to 2018 strategy

  • 2018 impact report

  • Package of case studies identifying lessons learned;

  • Guidance or recommendations for ICVA’s future data collection and M&E approach for the new strategy;

  • Briefing on the findings and recommendations of the reviews.


November 2018 to February 2019 (45 working days)

Consultant’s requirements:

To conduct this study, the consultant will have the following profile and experience:

  • Extensive knowledge and experience of monitoring and evaluation methodology and reporting;

  • Extensive knowledge of the humanitarian sector and policies;

  • Extensive experience in working/interacting with NGOs and the UN system;

  • Extensive experience in conducting similar studies and surveys;

  • Ability to work quickly and deliver products in line with agreed timeframes, ensuring strong communication with the ICVA team;

  • Excellent English writing skills. **

How to apply:

Application process:

  • Please email with a proposal for the above study (including proposed methodology, budget and overall rate). Please mention ‘ICVA impact study’ in the subject of your email.

  • ICVA’s selection process includes rigorous background checks and reflects our organizational integrity and commitment to making humanitarian action more principled and effective.

  • Applications will be considered as submitted. The final deadline for applications is 27 September. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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