Oct 182018

Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 31 Oct 2018


for the Website of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Statutory Meetings

100% – Geneva

External Consultancy Contract

Please note that this will be an external contract and does not entail the ICRC employment conditions. If you are not an independent consultant, the contract will be managed by an external agency partner.

The website of the Statutory Meetings of the Red Cross and Red Crescent

( plays a fundamental role as a branding and communication tool in organizing a conference of the size and nature of the 33rd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent. Therefore, over the next two years, the Conference organizers aim to make the website a useful and appealing medium to accompany the participants throughout the preparatory process and in keeping their interest and curiosity alive, as well as increasing their engagement and early preparation in the months leading up to the Meetings. In this regard, the main goals related to the website for the period 2018-2019 until the 33rd International Conference are:

  1. Design and manage a fully functional and user-friendly website

  2. Transform the website into the main communication tool before and during the International Conference

  3. Strengthen the website’s utility as a research tool

    She/he will be supervised for administrative purposes by the Head of Communication Policy and Support of ICRC. Substantive supervision on the tasks outlined in these Terms of Reference and the Job Description will be by the Joint Organizing Committee (JOC), and she/he will be a member of the JOC. She/he will work in close collaboration with the ICRC & IFRC communication teams, as well as the wider JOC.

    The Digital Officer is expected to start by mid-November 2018 until January 2020, under an ICRC consultancy contract.

Main responsibilities

  1. Manage the RCRC Conference website (, in accordance with the strategy and Movement communication guidelines. The website should reflect public communication priorities regarding the Statutory Meetings to effectively enable a consultative dialogue among Statutory Meeting participants.

  2. Implement other digital communication activities in accordance with the strategy and the priorities of the outreach and communication team.

    Her/his specific tasks are a combination of digital content management and technical duties, as follows:

  • Maintain, manage and update the content and the layout of the website, tailoring it for digital consumption by various audiences and ensuring a good user experience;

  • Create, edit, repurpose and deliver a wide variety of content in different languages (e.g. multimedia, infographics, charts, video footage, photography, audio, etc.);

  • Promote and enhance the website through search engine marketing channels.

  • Guarantee the stability of the website with the technical team (ICT) by acting as focal point for internal/external IT issues.

Desired profile and experience

  • University Master’s degree or equivalent experience in the digital field

  • Minimum two years of work experience in digital communication and website development

  • Proven experience drafting, editing and running analytics on digital content

  • Excellent knowledge of WordPress, SEO search and Google Analytics

  • Strong knowledge of digital visualization tools, graphic design programs, and video editing software (Photoshop, Illustrator, Canva, Final Cut, etc.)

  • Proficient and enthusiastic about social media and a user of multiple platforms

  • Fluent in written and spoken English. Knowledge of other working languages of the statutory meetings (French, Spanish, and Arabic) is strongly desirable

  • Strong coordination and networking skills and ability to liaise with a wide range of stakeholders

  • Self-starter, creative, initiative-driven

  • Flexible in terms of working hours

  • Able to work under pressure, with tight deadlines and at odd hours

  • Work experience with a component of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is highly desirable.

Desired starting date: Mid-November

Interested persons fulfilling the above criteria are invited to send their CV and Cover Letter to Céline Alexandra Saugy (

Deadline for application: 31.10.2018

How to apply:

Interested persons fulfilling the above criteria are invited to send their CV and Cover Letter to Céline Alexandra Saugy (

Deadline for application: 31.10.2018

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Switzerland: Model United Nations Program Internship

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Oct 182018

Organization: World Federation of United Nations Associations
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 29 Oct 2018

General Overview

The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) is a global nonprofit organization working for a stronger and more effective United Nations. Established in 1946, we represent and coordinate a membership of over 100 United Nations Associations and their thousands of members. We work to build a better world by strengthening and improving the United Nations, through the engagement of people who share a global mindset and support international cooperation – global citizens. Our organization has offices at the United Nations in both New York and Geneva and hosts interns in both locations.

Position description

The Intern will provide support to the Officer in charge of the WFUNA Model UN program (WIMUN), and participates to the general tasks of the office of WFUNA in Geneva.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Market research to identify potential partners and sponsors for the WIMUN brand
  • Outreach to potential sponsors, donors, and partners
  • Re-development and drafting of sponsorship packages
  • Assisting with grant applications
  • Communications with UNAs and key delegations of WFUNA’s Model UN Conferences
  • Assisting with staff selection for Model UN conferences

Additional responsibilities:

  • General office maintenance / Ordering and stocking office supplies (rotation)
  • Preparation of the daily news scan shared with all WFUNA staff
  • Contributing to the communication strategy of the website and social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)
  • Answering, screening and referring phone calls
  • Welcoming visitors

Other opportunities:

  1. The WFUNA Secretariat office is located within the Palais des Nations, the United Nations building in Geneva. The Intern will have access to the United Nations building, conferences and events, and resources such as the UN Library.

  2. This position offers an excellent networking opportunity – the Intern will be able to make contact with UN staff, diplomats, UNA members, academics, and NGO representatives, and meet other interns from around the world who are working at the UN.

Experience and Competencies Required:

  • Previous Marketing and Fundraising experience;
  • Previous conference management experience;
  • Fluency in English; knowledge of another UN language is a plus;
  • Strong communications skills;
  • Good knowledge of PPT, Prezi, Salesforce, Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator;
  • Strong interest in the UN and its values;
  • Flexibility, autonomy, curiosity and capacity to adapt to an international environment;


  • Current enrollment in university studies in a relevant field, including education, international law, international relations or political science;
  • Swiss or EU citizenship or a valid work permit for Switzerland at the time of application.

Starting date: mutually agreed date.

Renewable: 3 months

How to apply:

To apply, please send an email with a cover letter and a CV (2 pages maximum) at with a copy to

Please note that only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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Switzerland: WILPF opens two Communication Internships 2018/2019

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Sep 162018

Organization: Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 19 Oct 2018

Would you like to work on gender, disarmament, peace and security issues? To become part of an inspiring network of feminist peace activists? To apply your textbook communication skills to a real world setting? Then you would love to join the WILPF communications team at our International Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland.

WILPF International Secretariat opens for applications for our two upcoming Communication Internships. The first internship is open for applicants from EU countries and Switzerland or applicants holding a Swiss work permit. It runs from 22 October 2018 to 19 April 2019 (6 months). The second is open to all applicants. It will start around 15 April 2019 and last between 4-6 months.

Internship description

As a member of the dedicated WILPF team, your tasks will be exciting, diverse, and challenging. Whether you have acquired your communication skills in the classroom or in the field, joining a feminist grassroots organisation will enable you to transfer them to a professional environment by working on real world issues.

You will explore different communication outlets, including the production of communication materials (brochures, banners, merchandise), web editing, social media, newsletter production and campaign management. Depending on your skills and interests, you will also have the opportunity to work with graphics, photos and video.

It is an advantage if you work systematically and are good to stay in control during busy periods.

We offer a workplace where everyone’s suggestions and ideas are welcome – and where teamwork and team spirit are essential.

We expect you to:

  • be pursuing or intend to pursue a Masters Degree in communications, journalism, literature, or a related field;
  • have strong writing, proofreading and analytical skills;
  • be interested in learning, or already familiar with, web editing (esp. WordPress and MailChimp);
  • be able to meet tight deadlines;
  • be able to think independently and take responsibility;
  • have the desire and courage to contribute your own ideas and personality;
  • be interested in WILPF’s aims and goals.


  • Fluent in English
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel) and Adobe Creative Suite (Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator)
  • Artistic skills are a plus (video editing, photography)

The practical stuff

The internship is full time. 40 hours per week.

You will work closely with our Communications Manager, who also will be your supervisor.

One day a week will be dedicated to administrative tasks, which are crucial to running the organisation.

WILPF is part of the We Pay Our Interns campaign. We pay a monthly gross stipend of 900 CHF.

How to apply:

If this sounds interesting to you and you wish to get practical experience in a grassroots organisation, then send a cover letter and your CV to by 21 September 2018 for our Winter Internship and 19 October 2018 for our Spring Internship. Please write: “Communications Internship Winter 2018” or “Communications Internship Spring 2019” in the subject field.

Please note that the Winter 2018 Internship is only open for applicants from EU countries and Switzerland or applicants holding a Swiss work permit.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications without cover letter and CV will not be accepted.

Read more about WILPF on and/or follow us on our social media.

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