Switzerland: Communications Officer

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Jul 272018

Organization: ACT Alliance
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 24 Aug 2018

About ACT Alliance

ACT Alliance is a coalition of more than 140 churches and affiliated organisations working together to create positive and sustainable change in the lives of poor and marginalised people regardless of their religion, politics, gender, sexual orientation, race or nationality. ACT Alliance is supported by 30,000 staff from member organisations and mobilises about $2.5 billion for its work each year in three targeted areas: humanitarian assistance, development and advocacy action. ACT Alliance is deeply rooted in the communities it serves. It has earned the trust and respect of local people long before large international interventions scale up, and remains steadfast in its grassroots commitments many years after world attention has shifted elsewhere. For more details about the general work of ACT, please refer to

1. Major functions summary: The Communications Officer is responsible for editorial production of strategic communication of events and visits in Geneva, media relations, and supports humanitarian communications work for the ACT Alliance. This work serves to implement the ACT communications strategy (both internal and external) by building the ACT brand, member pride in ACT, and ACT’s reputation as a thought leader. The communications officer will work with ACT Alliance staff and ACT member staff around the world to gather relevant communications material (stories, photos, video, etc) for use by ACT and its members.

Accountability: The officer reports directly to the Head of Communications. They will work within a team environment of the ACT secretariat and support other tasks as required and requested by the Head of Communications.

2. Duties and Responsibilities: The communications officer will significantly implement the communications strategy for the ACT Alliance. This includes:

· Writing and editing: Researching, interviewing, writing and editing quality stories for the ACT website, press releases, humanitarian communications, newsletters, and other pieces, editing articles, relevant policy and other documents. Some stories will be gathered from members, so research and interview skills will be needed. Identifying opportunities, in conjunction with the Head of Communications and General Secretary, to gather stories during key events in Geneva.

· Video and photography: Shooting and editing video and photos at events and to accompany stories. Sourcing photos from members, media bank, etc.

· Media relations: Liaising with media, building a media list, and monitoring media coverage of ACT Alliance.

· Social media support: Assisting in the production, posting and engagement of content on social media platforms, particularly Facebook and Twitter, and in the management of ACT social media profiles, groups, and other channels.

· Mediabank: Helping to maintain the online ACT media library.

· Branding and fundraising support: Assisting as requested in brand management and communications support to fundraising initiatives.

3. Competences and behaviours:

· Committed to the values of the ACT Alliance and takes pride in delivering on agreed priorities according to the highest standards individually and as part of a global team

· Proactively finds innovative and creative solutions, is efficient and reliable, adapts to change and uncertainty, is decisive and acts with integrity

· Builds effective internal and external relationships, involves others when solving problems and treats others with consideration and respect in an alliance where faith is a key ingredient of people’s lives

· Passion for building and developing core skills for the role and contributes knowledge outside of immediate own role

· Effectively motivates, influences and develops others, drives high performance, inspires people to follow them and acts as a role model

4. Working relationships

The officer will be required to build working relationships with ACT secretariat staff in all six offices, as well as members

· Internally, the Communications Officer will report to the Head of Communications, and collaborate closely with the communications team, the General Secretary, as well as the regional representatives and humanitarian coordinators in the regions, to identify appropriate humanitarian, development and advocacy work for profiling in ACT communications and across the membership.

· Externally, they will liaise with relevant ACT members, ecumenical actors and other partners to build relationships across the alliance, increase member capacity and foster trust and allegiance among members.

5. Technical skills and experience

· University degree or equivalent in communications or other suitable field

· 3-5 years progressively responsible journalism or communications experience

· Knowledge and experience of the INGO sector and the ecumenical/church sector

· Fluent English written and verbal communication skills. Good knowledge of Spanish and/or French an asset

· Strong technical skills in writing, editing and proofreading, social media and online communication, incl. the use of content management systems (CMS)

· Basic graphic design and layout skills for publications (Adobe InDesign)

· Highly developed networking skills dealing with the media (press, online, audio-visual)

· Knowledge and experience of communication systems and tools

· Strong computer skills especially web and social media related

· Knowledge and experience in photography, videography, and editing (Photoshop/Lightroom, Premiere)

· Demonstrated ability to work in multi-cultural situations and/or multi-locational settings using a flexible, collaborative approach

· Highly organised, with strong project management skills

· Track record of building and maintaining strong relationships with global media houses

· Ability to manage one’s own work and time within the context of multiple responsibilities and projects, and a demonstrated capacity to work under pressure to deadlines

· Some travel

The job description in PDF format:

How to apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, to by Friday 24th August 2018. Please put “Communications Officer” in the subject line and name you documents “Firstname lastname CV” and “Firstname lastname Cover letter”. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Switzerland: Information Management Officer (Temporary Job Opening), P3 (Temporary Job Opening) Job ID# 100097

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Jul 242018

Organization: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 29 Jul 2018

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Design and Multimedia Unit (DMU) in the Strategic Communication Branch (SCB), Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA),which is part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response efforts. OCHA’s mission is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principles humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention and facilitate sustainable solutions.

SCB is OCHA’s communications and public advocacy team supporting headquarters and field operations in public outreach on humanitarian action. The Branch oversees senior leadership public advocacy and media, including the global spokesperson function, messaging and speeches, and social media. DMU works to strengthen communications and advocacy through the creation of visual information products, notably maps, infographics, multimedia, social media products and microsites and is based in Geneva, Switzerland. The incumbent reports to the Head of Unit who is based in New York.


Within delegated authority, the Information Management Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

* Develops, maintains and updates custom websites focused on the priorities of the organization by working in collaboration with other Branch staff.
* Produces or oversees production of a diverse range of information products for online use on OCHA interactive websites, publications, platforms and animations, including audio-visual materials, graphics, charts and icons, to include proposing topics, undertaking research, preparing production plans, designing drafts, obtaining clearances and finalizing texts, selecting/source imagery, writing captions, and structuring products for appropriate use online.
* Develop quality visual information products (e.g. maps, publications, graphics). Provide advisory services on information management and design practices including: needs and business process analysis; organization and maintenance of field information products; information management policies and procedures, with an emphasis on technological applications. Researches, analyses and evaluates new applications of information technology to manage and visualize information, makes recommendations for their deployment.
* Participates in information management and visualization improvement projects, contributing to feasibility studies, systems analysis, design, development and implementation; provides user support.
* Understands, keeps current with and applies data visualization techniques and strategies for data in all media.
* Evaluates adequacy of existing information management and reference tools. Implements new technologies in information management to ensure that tools developed for efficient access to information are accessible to staff throughout the Organization.
* Participates in developing client outreach strategies and in their implementation. Conducts programmes of outreach and user education to improve client use of desktop information resources; uses judgement of relevant institutional needs to develop presentations appropriate to client audience; develops publicity materials to facilitate outreach.
* Performs other related duties, as required.


PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of information management. Knowledge of electronic data maintenance and visualisation, including appraisal, conservation and migration management; data visualization and description. Knowledge of mapping including cartographic principles and design. Ability to conduct research and provide recommendations on information management trends. Ability to demonstrate conceptual, analytical and evaluative skills and conduct independent research and analysis, identifying and assessing issues, formulating options and making conclusions and recommendations. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

CLIENT ORIENTATION: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in archival, information science, information systems, social science or related field. A first level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in information management or related area is required. Experience in graphic design, mapping and infographics. Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign and ESRI ArcMap is required. Experience using web programming languages (HTML, HTML5, CSS, Javascript, JQuery and D3) is desirable.Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

• This position is temporarily available until 28 February 2019. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.
• Candidates found suitable and not selected for the announced duty station, may be selected for deployment to other duty stations. The selection will be for similar functions at the same level and with the same requirements.
• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.
• Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.
• This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.
• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.
• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as “retirement.” Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee


How to apply:

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Switzerland: Traineeship at the Office of the Director of Communication and Information Management

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Jul 142018

Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 30 Jul 2018

What we do

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence. We take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law. We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence. We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.

Reports to

This role will be reporting to two different managers:

  • 50% – Publications Manager
  • 50% – Communication Adviser


The ICRC’s Communication and Information Management Department is offering a one-year paid traineeship at its headquarters in Geneva.

The traineeship will be split 50/50 between two areas of activity as follows:

  • Firstly, in close collaboration with HQ colleagues, assist the Senior Communication Advisor in leading the development of communication strategies, tools and guidelines for the ICRC’s communication corporate services network (Digital, AV, Print, Translations) delivered by Regional Communication Centres (RCCs) in the field;
  • Secondly, work with the Publications team to support coordination between HQ production and the Regional Communication Centres in the field (through the Global Production Network). This essentially involves contributing to the planning and supervision of field budgets and policies; reinforcing production capacities in the field; and generating professional, innovative and efficient communication tools and workflow at HQ and regional level.

Our ideal candidate is creative and motivated to strengthen their skills and experience relating to the production of communication strategies and guidelines, and the management and administration of HQ and field production activities (budgeting, planning and producing publications and PDFs) in an international and multicultural humanitarian organization.

Accountabilities & Functional responsibilities

1. Communication support

  • Contribute to the drafting key documents such as the ‘Promotional Items Guideline’, ‘Identification items Guideline’ and other policies to be implemented at global level.
  • Contribute to the development of communication strategies with regard to the launch and promotion of such documents.
  • Support the Senior Communication Advisor in monitoring changes and implementing the RCCs’ organizational model.
  • Support the organization of internal workshops.
  • Manage the development and content of the RCCs’ intranet space on the CMS.
  • Support the RCCs’ staff on day-to-day questions in the above domain.

2. Field Production

  • Coordinate with and support the field in the planning and supervision of their production budgets, in conjunction with the finance division.
  • Create tools and infographics to illustrate key statistics.
  • Develop new training material for production workshops and support field colleagues in implementing the revised and updated corporate Visual Identity.

3. HQ Production

  • Support the Publication Manager in managing publications (updates or new projects) from start to finish and take full responsibility for certain projects, liaising between HQ units and external agencies to achieve timely completion of individual projects.
  • Keep an overview of the ongoing projects and update relevant supervision tools, by working with the Teamworks project management tool: open new projects, fill in key data, upload files, etc.; collect and sift information from various sources; photo correction management.
  • Support the implementation of the revised and updated corporate Visual Identity relating to HQ publications.
  • Occasional back up to the Distribution Officer to respond to publication orders in the e-shop.

Certifications / Education required

University degree in communications/marketing or relevant work experience.

Professional Experience required

  • Experience in the management of communication projects
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office tools; excellent command of Excel mandatory
  • Knowledge of design/layout principles, including corporate visual identity
  • Knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat Pro and Publisher is an advantage
  • Knowledge of online creative tools (e.g. Piktochart)

Desired profile and skills

  • Excellent command of English and French (oral and written)
  • Enthusiast, good interpersonal and service-oriented skills
  • Sense of initiative, autonomy and organization; able to report to two supervisors in different units
  • Critical approach and keen eye for detail
  • Strong project management and coordination skills
  • A good knowledge of CMS for further training on Rhythmyx
  • Capacity to work under pressure

Additional information

  • Type of role: Traineeship
  • Length of assignment : 12 months
  • Working rate: 100%
  • Starting date: 01/10/2018
  • Application deadline: 30/07/2018

How to apply:

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Switzerland: Traineeship in the Learning and Development Division

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Jul 062018

Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 16 Jul 2018

What we do

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence. We take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law. We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence. We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.


As part of the LnD Division (Learning and Development), the Learning solutions unit (LS) provides advice and support to ICRC trainers and managers through the development and deployment of blended learning solutions. The unit advises on techno-pedagogical engineering for adult training.

The Learning solutions unit is offering a 1 year full time paid traineeship to develop, upgrade and adapt the Learning & Development offer to support the design, development and rollout of a new management training program. This will be done in accordance with the institutional blended learning approach, gradually introducing e-learning methods & tools.

Accountabilities & Functional responsibilities

Design and develop digital learning resources, including: Engage with subject matter experts

Participate in the instructional design

Design templates for production

Produce graphical and interactive elements (GoAnimate, Photoshop, InDesign etc.)

Produce modules using authoring tools (Mohive, Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate etc.)

Support the review and testing of digital learning resources

Produce guides for facilitators and participants

Support Learning Solutions in its Research and Development

Contribute to the Learning Solutions internal processes

Support facilitation of the blended-learning path

Certifications / Education required

Bachelor or Master’s degree in Distance Education or Educational technology, or any other relevant field

Desired profile and skills

Strong knowledge of adult learning

Ability to design and produce digital learning resources

Capacity to appropriate new work and learning tools

Good interpersonal skills, intercultural sensitivity

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Interest in innovative tools for training

Capacity to work autonomously and within a team

Initiative and proactivity

Excellent analytical and synthesis skills

Ability to manage priorities and to work to tight deadlines

Exposure to management theory and practices

Interest in humanitarian work

Professional experience: No more than one year paid professional experience after the last studies (two years including traineeships)

Technical competencies

Experience in using LMS and Video conferencing tools

Proven experience in using authoring tools (such as Mohive, Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate)

Intermediate command of multimedia tools for editing/creation (Photoshop, illustrator, InDesign, Video editing tool, GoAnimate)

Understanding of user interface design


Excellent command of verbal and written English

Command of French and Spanish would be an asset

What we offer

Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment

Professional experience in a dynamic, innovative and technology-oriented training unit

Paid traineeship

Attractive social benefits

Additional information

Type of position: Traineeship

Work location: Geneva, Switzerland

Length of assignment: 12 months

Working rate: 100%

Starting date: 01/10/2018

Application deadline: 16/07/2018

How to apply:

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