Switzerland: Communications Officer

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Jan 182018

Organization: International Catholic Migration Commission
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 04 Feb 2018


The International Catholic Migration Commission protects and serves uprooted people, including migrants, refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced people and victims of human trafficking — regardless of faith, race, ethnicity or nationality. In collaboration with governmental and non-governmental partners and through a worldwide network of members, ICMC implements and advocates for rights-based policies and sustainable solutions to address global migration challenges. ICMC’s operations aim to respond to the needs of vulnerable individuals and communities and focus on protection, humanitarian assistance, resettlement, and migration and development.


The Communications Officer is part of the Geneva-based ICMC Communications team. As such, the Communications Officer contributes to the development and implementation of ICMC’s global communications strategy. Under the supervision of the Director of Communications, the Communications Officer works to high professional standards and according to humanitarian principles, in close collaboration with ICMC program staff at headquarters, field and affiliate offices.


· Write, edit and proofread a variety of communications materials, such as news and feature stories, interviews, social media posts, newsletters, brochures, flyers, project updates and annual reports, etc.

· Create and edit visual content such as photos, videos, infographics, etc.

· Update and maintain the ICMC website and social media channels.

· Create and disseminate newsletters and other email marketing products.

· Manage the archive of photos and videos and train staff to use the Digital Asset Management system.

· Manage the ICMC contacts database in collaboration with other relevant departments.

· Manage the “contact us” email account.

· Manage the issuing of UN badges for ICMC staff.

· Coordinate the work of service providers such as translators, copy-editors, photographers, web developers, data-analysts, etc.

· Contribute to the development of internal communications.

· Contribute to the development of media relations and to media networking efforts.

· Contribute to the organization of public events.

· Support advocacy, policy, fundraising, representation and networking efforts as required.

· Carry out administrative tasks as necessary.


· University (or equivalent) degree in communications, journalism, public relations or marketing is preferred.

· Alternatively, University (or equivalent) degrees in fields such as international relations, complemented by experience in communications work, will also be considered.

· English-language proficiency and working knowledge of at least one additional language.

· High level of computer literacy (*).

· Ability to write compelling stories.

· Experience in web publishing.

· Familiarity with social media.

· Some notions of graphic design.

· Video-editing skills an asset.

· Proactive approach to defining priorities, setting and meeting deadlines.

· Strnog attention to detail :)

· Can-do attitude (lots of).

· Ability to work with diverse teams/departments.

· Ability to manage projects independently.

· Resilience and patience.

· Knowledge of refugee and migration issues an asset.

· Availability to travel.

(*) Writing, data-handling and presentation tools (MS suite or similar), web publishing (Drupal or similar), social media (HootSuite or similar), email marketing (MailChimp or similar); photo management (Oodrive or similar), graphic design (InDesign or similar), photo editing (Photoshop or similar) and video editing (FinalCut Pro or similar). Candidates don’t necessarily need to master all of these tools, but the more they are familiar with, the better.*

How to apply:

If the position sounds interesting to you, please send your curriculum vitae and a motivation letter to by Sunday, 4 February 2018. Samples of your work are welcome. Applications will be considered as they arrive.

ICMC is committed to equal employment opportunities for all applicants. ICMC does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, national origin, religion, physical or mental ability, marital status or age. Applications will be treated with strict confidentiality. Applications from Swiss or EU candidates living in Switzerland or holders of a valid Swiss work permit are particularly encouraged.

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Switzerland: JIPS Web & Digital Communications Associate

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Jan 102018

Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 01 Feb 2018

Web & Digital Communications Associate with JIPS


Title: Web & Digital Communications Associate

Duration: 6 months, from February till July 2018

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Position: full time internship (100%)

The Web & Digital Communications Associate will receive a monthly allowance.


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 (IDMC) Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), the Office of the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of IDPs, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). JIPS is hosted by DRC in Geneva.

Our goal is to promote collaborative responses and solutions to displacement situations across the world, in particular for internally displaced persons (IDPs), by equipping governments, national statistical offices, humanitarian and development actors, and other partners with accurate information to inform improved joint responses. These insights are generated from data collected and disaggregated by sex, age, location and diversity in the affected countries that ask for our support. Read more about JIPS.



JIPS is planning to revise its current website, created in 2012, in order to make it more user-friendly and technically as well as visually up-to-date. While the new website will be elaborated in collaboration with a web development contractor, the intern is expected to provide support throughout the process, including the conceptualisation, design, development, testing and implementation phases. The intern will also contribute to other areas of JIPS’ communication activities.

Description of duties

As part of the Communications & Advocacy Unit and under the supervision of JIPS’ Communications & Advocacy Officer, in close collaboration with the JIPS team, the Web & Digital Communications Associate will be expected to:

  • Support the process of elaboration, development and implementation of the new website, which may include performing creative functions to inform an user-friendly architecture and experience, as well as a visually appealing interface and functionalities;
  • Support the migration and updating of contents from the current to the new website.

In addition, the Web & Digital Communications Associate may also be asked to contribute to other areas of JIPS’ communication activities, such as:

  • Updating the content on JIPS’ current website and supporting the development of new content, in line with JIPS’ communication strategy;
  • Writing or reviewing of items for the JIPS blog or other JIPS publications;
  • Contributing to dissemination activities and campaigns, including social media and the JIPS Newsletter.
  • Supporting the monitoring and evaluation of digital communications activities (website, social media, the DART, the JET, etc.), including using Google Analytics, to inform monthly internal analysis and reporting.

In addition, the Associate may support the JIPS team on other projects, as needed



  • Studies related to digital communications, web design, and/or other relevant fields.

Experience and achievements

  • Experience in website content management, including WordPress and Drupal;
  • Knowledgeable about web trends;
  • Demonstrated skills and knowledge in writing, editing and publishing materials using multiple communication tools and tactics;
  • Previous non-profit and/or communications experience.

Skills and qualities (professional, technical, managerial, practical)

  • Excellent written and oral communication and analytical skills;
  • Attention to detail and committed to producing high quality work;
  • Effective team player with the ability to work and think independently, and to be resourceful and proactive;
  • Ability to work independently and in a deadline-driven environment;
  • Demonstrated interest in humanitarian work and/or international development;
  • Passion for digital tools and its potential as an advocacy tool;


  • Experience in graphic design using programs under Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)

  • English mother tongue, additional UN Languages an advantage.


The Web & Digital Communications Associate internship will be based in Geneva where JIPS is co-hosted by UNHCR and DRC. The contract will be facilitated by DRC on behalf of JIPS and will besubmitted to Swiss social charges and taxes

This is a temporary full-time contract from February till July 2018. The successful candidate must have a valid Swiss work permit.

How to apply:

Apply here:

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Jan 062018

Organization: IMPACT Initiatives
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 02 Feb 2018


IMPACT Initiatives is a humanitarian think tank, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organisation manages several initiatives, including the REACH Initiative, which was created in 2010 to facilitate the development of information tools and products that enhance the capacity of aid actors to make evidence-based decisions in emergency, recovery and development contexts. The IMPACT team comprises specialists in research design; data collection, management and analysis; GIS and remote-sensing. For more information visit: and

We are currently looking for a Research Design Intern to join the IMPACT Initiatives team in Geneva, Switzerland.

Position: Research Design Intern**

Department: Research

Supervisor: Senior Research Design Officer Duration: 6 months Start date: ASAP
Location: Geneva, Switzerland Remuneration: 1050 CHF/month


The Research Design Intern will be part of the IMPACT Research department, under the supervision of the Senior Research Design Officer. Based on these terms of reference and initial briefings, the selected candidate will develop upon the start of the internship a work-plan, which will be reviewed at regular intervals during the internship period and will serve as a basis for evaluation upon completion of the internship.


  • The Research Design Intern shall:
  • Support with the review of research design materials and tools.
  • Support with the development of research design materials and tools.
  • Support with tracking of documents and tools.
  • Gather and collate indicators.
  • Collate and analyse datasets.
  • Participate in and contribute to meetings.
  • Ensure accurate filing of program and research documents
  • Liaise with field teams and other HQ departments to facilitate close coordination and information sharing.
  • Provide other support to IMPACT / REACH Research Cycles as directed.



  • Good academic qualifications, preferably a Master degree in relevant discipline (International Relations, Political Sciences, Social Research, Economics, Anthropology, Assessment, Monitoring & Evaluation or similar)
  • Fluency in both oral and written English and French
  • Good working knowledge in Microsoft Office
  • Attention to detail and commitment to producing high quality work
  • Openness to feedback and willingness to learn.
  • Ability to manage time effectively and work in a fast paced, results oriented working environment.
  • Ability to work independently, with initiative, and strong capacity to work in intercultural team


  • Familiarity with the humanitarian aid system
  • Experience in assessments, monitoring & evaluations, especially in field research settings in an international context
  • Experience with qualitative analysis, including relevant softwares such as NVivo, Atlas_ti, or similar.
  • Experience with quantitative analysis, including relevant softwares such as SPSS, R, STATA or similar.
  • Experience with mobile data collection platforms, including xls coding.
  • Experience with programs under Adobe Creative Suite package (InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop).

How to apply:

Please send, in English, your cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, and three references to:

Please indicate the below reference in the subject line of your email.


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Switzerland: Consultant – Online Platform Developer

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Dec 082017

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 19 Dec 2017

II. Organizational Context and Scope

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization providing services to governments and migrants in the field of migration. With 146 member states and offices in more than 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all.

Since 2015, IOM has led a project funded by the US Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), that has enabled three core emergency response teams in IOM – Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM), Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) and Shelter, to play a leading role in the humanitarian sector in mainstreaming gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and mitigation. The project entitled, “Promoting the Reduction of Improved Operational Response to Gender-Based Violence through Camp Management and Site Planning” is currently in its third phase. While the first two phases of the project saw the development of tools and resources to strengthen GBV mainstreaming in CCCM, DTM and site planning activities, phase three will focus on the consolidation and institutionalization of the developed tools in order to make them part of standard emergency response frameworks and practices.

III. Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Under the overall supervision of the CCCM Global Cluster Coordinator and direct supervision of the Programme coordinator, the Consultant will be responsible and accountable for 1) developing one online platform dedicated to the dissemination and exchanges on the women’s participation toolkit; 2) developing and/or integrate one additional platform for mainstreaming of GBV prevention and mitigation tools for IOM internal and external online platforms.

In particular, s/he will:

Women’s Participation dedicated Platform:

  1. Carry out consultations with relevant stakeholders to determine functions and thematic areas of application needs for the platforms.

  2. Review and evaluate existing platforms used in humanitarian’s communities of practice; present findings, share best practices and recommendations to programme coordinator and team.

  3. Develop strategy for design of user interface and demonstrate a prototype platform using the gathered requirement from stakeholder consultations and best practices.

  4. Design an online platform for Community of Practice dedicated to strengthening women’s participation in displacement sites that enable sharing and exchanging of tools and materials (downloading and uploadin), which fosters user feedback and discussion, has both public and restricted functionalities, and is easily managed and maintained by non-technical persons.

  5. Create user manual(s) and carry out trainings for non-technical IOM staff to manage and maintain the new platforms.

Mainstreaming of GBV prevention and mitigation tools for IOM platforms:

  1. Review and evaluate IOM’s existing internal and external learning platforms and online repositories (such as SDL’s Cornerstone and IOM’s online Emergency Manual) with the aim of integrating and mainstreaming GBV preventions and mitigation tools.

  2. Liaise with relevant program officers and team members to understand users’ needs and identify corresponding user interface requirements, workflows, and functionalities.

  3. Develop strategy and workplan(s) based on identified opportunities and gaps. Carry out implementation of the workplan to mainstream tools developed for GBV prevention and mitigation around Site Planning, CCCM, and DTM, available to IOM Staff and external users.

  4. Liaise and coordinate with relevant units and departments within IOM to implement the mainstreaming workplan.

CCCM Cluster’s online platforms:

  1. Review and evaluate online platforms used for CCCM cluster, carry out consultation and provide assessment of usability and functionality; identify need, gaps and present recommendations for improving interactive-quality and hosting solutions.

  2. Working with the cluster support teams, develop strategy and workplan for improvement, consolidation and mainstreaming of GBV-related tools into the various online presence

  3. Explore ways in which various working groups and community of practices (including the one for women’s participation), along with other interactive features can be integrated.

  4. Create user manual(s) and carry out trainings for non-technical CCCM support staff (IOM and UNHCR) to manage and maintain the improved platforms.


  1. Provide source files to IOM at the end of the consultancy.

  2. Perform such duties as may be assigned by the direct supervisor.

IV. Required Qualifications and Experience

Education and Experience

Candidates should have a university degree in computer science, communications, or related field and demonstrate experience in the graphic design and technical implementation of user interfaces in a web-based environment. Candidates should provide a portfolio containing examples of their achievements.

V. Languages


(specify the required knowledge)


Fluency in English is required.

French and Spanish an advantage

VI. Technical Skills

The incumbent should exhibit the following skills and technical expertise:

· Solid understanding of the concepts of user experience, user interface design principles and conceptual design

· Expertise in Content management system (CMS) mainly Drupal, WordPress and other related platforms

· Any experience in eLearning platforms that can be adapted in the new site

· Expert knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript

· Knowledge of Bootstrap, jQuery and AngularJS.

· Knowledge of industry-standard design tools such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver

· Eye for design and attention to detail are essential

· Knowledge on Site Planning, CCCM, and DTM is preferential

· Device responsive web page layout designing that renders in any given smart device


The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following competencies:

· Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms

· Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders

· Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others

· Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience

· Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services

· Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;

· Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others.

· Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;

· Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter

· Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.

· Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;

How to apply:

Applicants are requested to send a Cover letter and CV with “On-line Platform Developer” in the subject line to by December 19, 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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