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Switzerland: Visual Communications intern

 FULL TIME, Informatica, Marketing  Comments Off on Switzerland: Visual Communications intern
Jul 042018
 

Organization: International Service for Human Rights
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 03 Aug 2018

The International Service for Human Rights (ISHR), Geneva office is offering an internship with the communications team.

The preferred starting date for the internship would be Monday 3 September 2018.

ISHR is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, irrespective of ethnic origin, gender, age, etc.

Background

This internship with ISHR offers a unique opportunity for communications students to be involved in and learn about the communications activities of a leading international human rights non-governmental organisation.

The intern will be based at ISHR’s Geneva office and will receive exposure to the international human rights non-governmental community.

Objective

To develop the NGO experience of a visual communications student.

The intern will:

· Apply their skills, knowledge and experience in the area of visual communications

· Acquire experience working for an international human rights NGO

· Broaden their professional competencies

The opportunity

The communications team is now offering an internship in which the incumbent will apply and develop a range of visual communications skills through practical exposure to the daily activities of a human rights NGO.

Responsibilities and duties may include:

· Video production, editing, posting

· Event photography, photo editing and publishing

· Website maintenance

· Drafting, editing, publishing online articles on human rights issues

· Production of publications and marketing materials

· Graphic design

· Event planning, coordination and management

· 10-15% of administrative tasks

The applicant will also be required to perform the following:

· Database management

· Administration support to the communications team

· Translation and proofreading (if applicable)

The ideal applicant

To be considered, applicants should be undertaking studies in the field of communication, marketing, graphic design or similar, or have recently completed such studies. They should also possess:

· Excellent written and oral communication skills in English (professional level fluency). French and/or Spanish are an advantage.

· Excellent IT skills including a good command of Word, Excel and Powerpoint

· Good command of InDesign and Photoshop

· Interest in social media

· Excellent social skills and ability to multi-task

· Desire to acquire experience working in a multicultural environment and interest in the work of a human rights NGO

· Full or part-time availability for a period of two to three months

· Swiss or EU citizen/Permit B or C

ISHR welcomes applications from candidates without any or with limited work experience.

Please note:

This is an unpaid internship. Travel costs, travel arrangements and accommodation are the responsibility of the intern. ISHR covers the cost of the Geneva public transport card, and accident insurance. ISHR also offers a strong professional development and training plan. For more information, please visit our website: www.ishr.ch/internships

How to apply:

Applicants should submit the following by email to communications@ishr.ch:

· A cover letter including ideal internship duration and possible start date

· A current CV

· A sample of communications work is also welcomed (graphic design, writing, photography, short video, …)

IMPORTANT:Your email subject should be “GENEVA Visual Communication Internship”. If you use a different subject line, your application may not be considered.

The deadline for application is Friday 3 August 2018, 23:59 pm, Geneva time. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Interviews are expected to take place between 7 and 10 August 2018.

Privacy Policy

The protection of your personal data is important to ISHR. Please check our website for more information on our Privacy Policy, which tells you what we do with your personal data, how they are used and what your rights are as an individual under the General Data Protection Regulation.

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Switzerland: Fundraising & Marketing Officer (Maternity Cover)

 FULL TIME, Ingenieria Industrial, Ingenieria Quimica, Marketing  Comments Off on Switzerland: Fundraising & Marketing Officer (Maternity Cover)
Jun 302018
 

Organization: Medair
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 20 Aug 2018

Lead the production and analysis of all print and digital direct marketing material for the Swiss market.

Project Overview

Medair Headquarters (HQ) provides operational guidance for country programmes, along with both technical and compassionate support for our relief workers. Within our headquarters and affiliate offices, we are also responsible for promoting the work of Medair to the world, to raise and manage the funds needed to run our life-saving and sustaining programmes, and to recruit international and HQ staff. The Marketing and Relationships department consists of a marketing and product development team as well as a relationship team. Together they maintain relationships with individuals as well as the masses.

Workplace

Medair HQ, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Starting Date / Initial Contract Details

As soon as possible. 80-100%, 6-9 months contract.

Key Activity Areas

Produce Marketing Material Material

  • Create content for appeals.
  • Manage approval and translation.
  • Test material using focus group.
  • Define lists of recipients.
  • Manage Assistant to ensure production and delivery.
  • Optimize products for our target audiences.
  • Find new ways of attracting donors.

Statistics

  • Create yearly financial forecasting.
  • Report on performance of sent appeals.
  • Analyze performance over time, spot trends and direct competitors.

Fulfilment

  • Create thank you material for specific appeals.
  • Together with resource team ensure that thank you’s are done based on individual preferences.

Team Spiritual Life

  • Reflect the values of Medair with staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.
  • Work and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings. Fully contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement.
  • Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair’s international prayer network.

This job description covers the main tasks that are anticipated. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in a related discipline or equivalent job experience.
  • Strong working knowledge of English and French (spoken and written).
  • Working knowledge of German is an asset.

Experience / Competencies

  • Minimum 3 years professional experience in a related discipline or equivalent job experience.
  • Excellent communication and written skills, passionate about storytelling.
  • Strong fundraising skills, especially direct marketing
  • Strong Analytical thinker. Able to interpret insights and statistics and provide recommendations for improvement.
  • Expert in Excel, CRM knowledge (Salesforce), Working knowledge of Adobe InDesign or Acrobat.
  • Gifted creative. Able to visualize concepts, plans and execute them.
  • Good time-management skills, able to deliver according to set targets.
  • Maintains positive attitude in stressful circumstances.
  • Capable of working in a multi­cultural environment.

Working Conditions

  • Swiss or eligible EU citizens, or those with a valid work permit for Switzerland, can apply.

How to apply:

Application Process

Before you apply, please ensure you are fully aware of the:

  • Medair organisational values.
  • Profiles sought for International Headquarters staff.
  • Benefits Package provided for International Headquarters staff.

Then to apply, go to http://relief.medair.org/en/jobs/positions/fundraising-marketing-officer-maternity-cover-ch-hq/, then:

apply for this vacancy (or another position that matches your profile), or

apply for a Medair ROC (where we can try and match your competencies to our vacancy needs)

Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed. Medair does not set closing / deadline dates for applications; recruitment is on-going until the position is filled.

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Switzerland: Editing & Media Officer (50%)

 FULL TIME  Comments Off on Switzerland: Editing & Media Officer (50%)
Jun 302018
 

Organization: Medair
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 01 Aug 2018

In collaboration with the Swiss German Office team, develop Medair’s presence in the German-speaking part of Switzerland by building brand awareness and increasing visibility.

Project Overview

Ensure appropriate and inspiring wording in all our German communication means by proofreading and/or editing. Expanding Medair’s visibility in German-speaking medias.

Workplace & Conditions

Zurich, Switzerland.

Swiss or eligible EU citizens, or those with a valid work permit for Switzerland, can apply.

Starting Date / Initial Contract Details

August 2018. 50%, open-ended contract.

Key Activity Areas

Proofreading

  • Ensure high quality and audience customised wording and style in Medair’s German communication by proofreading translated documents. In particular:
    • Annual report
    • Medair News
    • Website & digital content
    • Project proposals/reports
    • Organisational documents…
  • Meet deadlines of requester coordinating with Zurich team and provide final version of documents.
  • Proofread draft documents for Zurich team members, and support the team where requested.

Editing

  • Edit appealing texts, letters etc. where translation is not available or don’t meet the requirements of the audience, ie.
    • E-Newsletters
    • Thank you letters
    • Social Media posts
    • Communication around German-speaking initiatives and events…

Media

  • Establish relationships to targeted journalists and media in Swiss German.
  • Promote activities and initiatives towards media.
  • Promote Swiss field staff to local newspapers.
  • Invite journalists to events and provide press releases.
  • Explore further opportunities to engage with media and increase coverage.

Team Spiritual Life

  • Reflect the values of Medair with staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.
  • Work and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings. Fully contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement.
  • Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair’s international prayer network.

This job description covers the main tasks that are anticipated. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary.

Qualifications

  • Degree level or equivalent. Certification as journalist or public relations desirable.
  • Strong working knowledge of German and English (spoken and written).
  • Working knowledge of Swiss German and French.

Experience / Competencies

  • Experience as journalist or copywriter preferably in the non-profit sector.
  • Private or public sector experience in Switzerland.
  • Overseas experience in a humanitarian or development project desirable.
  • Understanding of International and humanitarian context desirable.
  • Advanced user of MS Office. Good knowledge of social media desirable. Networking skills.
  • Excellent written communication skills. Sense for inspiring communication and current trends.
  • Ability to work autonomously. Goal and performance oriented. Collaborative team player.
  • High flexibility to meet short deadlines – in few cases at evenings or weekends. Ability to work well under pressure.

How to apply:

Application Process

Before you apply, please ensure you are fully aware of the:

  • Medair organisational values.
  • Profiles sought for International Headquarters staff.
  • Benefits Package provided for International Headquarters staff.

Then to apply, go to Application Process

Before you apply, please ensure you are fully aware of the:

  • Medair organisational values.
  • Profiles sought for International Headquarters staff.
  • Benefits Package provided for International Headquarters staff.

Then to apply, go to http://relief.medair.org/en/jobs/positions/editing-media-officer-ch-zh/ , then:

apply for this vacancy (or another position that matches your profile), or

apply for a Medair ROC (where we can try and match your competencies to our vacancy needs)

Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed. Medair does not set closing / deadline dates for applications; recruitment is on-going until the position is filled. , then:

apply for this vacancy (or another position that matches your profile), or

apply for a Medair ROC (where we can try and match your competencies to our vacancy needs)

Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed. Medair does not set closing / deadline dates for applications; recruitment is on-going until the position is filled.

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Switzerland: Individual Giving Officer/ Campaign Officer

 Administracion, FULL TIME, Ingenieria Quimica, Marketing, Telemarketing, Help Desk  Comments Off on Switzerland: Individual Giving Officer/ Campaign Officer
Jun 272018
 

Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 22 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.

Purpose

We are looking for an enthusiastic fundraising professional with a strong marketing background and high interest in humanitarian work to join our team. The Individual Giving Officer will play an active role developing high quality mailings and digital products for Switzerland to increase the number of new donors and build engagement, loyalty and value with individual supporters. These products may also be used by other components of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

Accountabilities & Functional responsibilities

  • Supports the development and implementation of marketing and communication strategies and plans of action for individual giving fundraising in Switzerland.
  • Develops and coordinates, within the ICRC and with external communication agencies, communication tools and products, e.g. key messages, print products,audiovisual materials, digital materials and telemarketing campaigns to increase number of donors and overall revenue generated.
  • Contributes to developing marketing-oriented concepts relevant to specific audiences in cooperation/consultation with internal and external stakeholders
  • Supports the development and implementation of perception/marketing research.
  • Works with internal and external suppliers/counterparts and track direct marketing and digital campaign results for the Swiss market to inform future marketing successes
  • Manage the creation and circulation of the magazine (copywriting, validation, editing, translation, layout, production, analysis).

Certifications / Education required

  • Bachelor´s degree in marketing/communication or other relevant subject.
  • Native level of French and/or German and good command of English.Italian an asset.
  • Computer proficiency.

Professional Experience required

  • Experience in a similar position (at least 5 years).
  • Minimum 1 year digital marketing experience.
  • Demonstrable track record of content writing for various channels, content development and project management in previous employment.
  • Sound knowledge of communication campaign theory, practices and tools.
  • Familiarity with research techniques.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Understanding of print, audiovisual and online production processes.

Desired profile and skills

  • Excellent writer and communicator (in both the written and verbal form). Editorial mindset that seeks to understand what audiences consume and how to create it
  • Creative skills, with a good understanding of the production process
  • Experience of interacting and negotiating with suppliers/agencies and internal stakeholders
  • Highly analytical and able to derive meaning from data
  • Enthusiasm, team spirit and open minded
  • Proven project management capabilities and organizational skills
  • Personal resilience, ability to work against tight deadlines and budgets in a fast-paced environment, keeping a keen eye on detail and accuracy
  • Ability to operate in complex international organizations
  • Passion for humanitarian work and strong commitment to the mission of the ICRC

Additional information

  • Location : Geneva
  • Type of contract : Maximum-term
  • Activity rate : 100%
  • Length of assignment : 2 years
  • Estimated start date : ASAP
  • Application deadline : 22 july 2018

How to apply:

To apply, please visit: http://bit.ly/2KlQo1C

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Switzerland: Administrative and Finance Assistant Humanitarian Aid (80%)

 Banca, Servicios Financieros, FULL TIME, Ingenieria Industrial, Recursos Humanos  Comments Off on Switzerland: Administrative and Finance Assistant Humanitarian Aid (80%)
Jun 202018
 

Organization: HEKS/EPER
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 30 Jun 2018

HEKS/EPER Swiss Church Aid is the aid organisation of the Protestant Churches of Switzerland and has its headquarters in Zurich/Switzerland. HEKS/EPER works towards a more humane and more equitable world, assisting people and communities to overcome economic, social or humanitarian disparities in order to gain autonomy and to live with dignity both in Switzerland and abroad. Therefore, HEKS/EPER engages in development cooperation, humanitarian aid and church cooperation. HEKS/EPER has its own coordination offices in presently 16 key countries and around 200 projects world-wide. HEKS/EPER is a member of the ACT Alliance.

HEKS/EPER International Division is looking to recruit a strong candidate by August 2018 or upon agreement to fulfil the role of:

Administrative and Finance Assistant Humanitarian Aid (80%)

Main tasks:

· Financial follow up of Humanitarian Aid Projects: Budgets, forecasts, instalments, reports, audits

· Support HEKS/EPER country offices and local partners to work according to HEKS/EPER   administrative and financial guidelines

· Support in the preparation and submission of funding applications and regular financial reporting to institutional donors

· Assistance in drafting contracts and in assessing financial and narrative reports

· Scheduling and controlling of receipt of documents (project reports, audits, annual reports and more)

· Expat-Administration: Supporting HR in ensuring the application and uniform handling of the expat regulations within HEKS/EPER and in onboarding, retention and offboarding processes

· Security-Administration: Ensuring the application and uniform handling of the corporate security policy, especially the regular revision of country security plans and travel security briefings

· Translation, proofreading and editing of texts (d/e/f)

· General administrative tasks including organizing meetings and taking minutes

Required profile:

· A commercial apprenticeship, commercial school or equivalent training as well as additional training

in the field of finance

· In-depth knowledge of bookkeeping/finance

· Valid Swiss work permit

· Several years of working experience abroad with an INGO in a Humanitarian Aid context

· Excellent English, French and German language skills

· Profound knowledge of common IT applications

· Used to work under pressure and to deliver on tight deadlines

· Flexibility to travel, also on short notice

· Initiative, service-oriented with good communication skills **

Our offer:

· A multifaceted, challenging job in a very dynamic working environment

· A team of committed and competent colleagues

· Up to date conditions of employment

· A modern working place in Zürich and Lausanne

How to apply:

We are looking forward to your complete application (incl. CV, motivation letter and questionnaire) until 30.06.2018 by email to jobs@heks.ch. Job interviews will take place on 10th July 2018 and 11th July 2018. Electronic applications will be deleted after the recruitment process.

For additional information please contact Janine Udogu, Teamleader Administration International Division under +41 44 360 88 62.

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Switzerland: CONSULTANCY: DIGITAL COMMUNICATION CONSULTANT, Office based

 FULL TIME, Hoteles, Marketing, Servicio al Cliente  Comments Off on Switzerland: CONSULTANCY: DIGITAL COMMUNICATION CONSULTANT, Office based
Jun 112018
 

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 21 Jun 2018

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR DIGITAL COMMUNICATION CONSULTANT

Communication Section, UNICEF Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECARO)

Start date: 15 August, 2018

End date: 31 July 2019

Duration: 11.5 months

Location: Geneva, Switzerland at the UNICEF Europe and Central Asia Regional Office*

*Possible for this position to be home-based, but preference will be given to candidates who can work out of the UNICEF Europe and Central Asia Regional office in Geneva

Reporting to: UNICEF Communication Specialist, Communication Section, UNICEF Europe and Central Asia Regional Office

BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT

The UNICEF Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECARO) seeks a bilingual (English and Russian) digital communication expert, where possible to based in Geneva, to manage and expand the Office’s digital communication channels.

UNICEF ECARO’s English language website www.unicef.org/eca was launched in early 2018 to serve as a primary channel of digital communication. The Office is now focused on leveraging this platform, as well as ECARO’s current social media channels to help achieve UNICEF’s advocacy goals in the Region. In parallel, the Communication Section is working to expand its digital presence among Russian-speaking audiences including through the launch of the Russian language version website and creation of relevant Russian language social media channels. Amplifying youth voices, and leveraging digital influencers and media from across the Region is also a related priority.

The purpose of this assignment is to strengthen the Regional Office’s digital presence in both English and Russian, including through amplifying the voices of young people and leveraging digital influencers. This work will be done alongside RO and Country Offices (COs) teams, young people in the Region and partners – all with the aim of achieving UNICEF’s advocacy objectives for children in Europe and Central Asia.

SCOPE OF WORK

The Digital Communication Consultant will be responsible for supporting the creation and crafting of compelling digital content to engage English and Russian language audiences in a dynamic, interactive and meaningful way to help achieve UNICEF’s advocacy objectives across the Region.

She/he will manage and plan the editorial calendar for the ECARO English website and social media channels (Twitter, Facebook and YouTube). This work will involve curating content from COs and editing this content for regional platforms. The Consultant will also assist to “regionalize” social media content created by UNICEF Headquarters to make it directly relevant and palatable for audiences in Europe and Central Asia. The Consultant will lead on building, launching and managing the Russian language version of the website, as well as drafting and implementing a Russian language digital outreach strategy. She/he will also be responsible for ongoing monitoring of digital key performance indicators (KPI) and web/social media analytics tools.

Working under the direct supervision of the Regional Communication Specialist, and guidance from the Regional Chief of Communication, the Digital Consultant will be fully provided with opportunities to be creative, innovative and drive new ideas.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

CONTENT PRODUCTION

– In collaboration with the RO Chief of Communication, Communication Specialist and ECA COs Communication leads, oversee the day-to-day updating and monitoringof the Regional Digital Editorial Calendar, ensuring it is aligned with regionwide and global priorities.

– Manage the UNICEF ECARO Website. This includes publication of new content, ensuring data/statistics are updated.

– Work with COs to write and edit human interest stories, photos essays, blogs and other digital materials (including advising on video production) for RO English and Russian web and social media channels in line with the Regional editorial calendar.

– Regularly come up with ideas for engaging social media content, especially those that include amplifying the voices of children and youth, working with relevant colleagues to assess feasibility. – Actively participate in meetings, helping guide digital editorial processes. – Help develop and implement informed, cross-platform social media and digital marketing strategies and support management to make informed decisions regarding digital strategy. – Monitor and moderate social media channels, flagging risk and opportunities to deepen engagement. – Identify new digital tools and best practices and how these can be most effectively applied to deepen engagement with supporters. – Keep track of efforts and activities of other UN agencies, nonprofits and competitors.

EXPANSION OF RUSSIAN LANGUAGE DIGITAL ASSETS

– Research and draft a Russian language digital outreach strategy. – Build and manage Russian language version of the UNICEF Europe and Central Asia Regional website. – Manage UNICEF’s Russian language social media accounts. – Liaise closely with Russian speaking COs to curate Russian language content. – Support on the coordination of Russian translation of UNICEF created content (social media packs, videos etc.)

DIGITAL INFLUENCER OUTREACH

– In collaboration with the RO Communication Specialist, undertake an assessment of regional digital influencers and online media. – Based on assessment findings draft outreach strategy for digital influencers and implement with RO Chief of Communication Chief and Communication Specialist. YOUTH ENGAGEMENT

-Help build “Youth” section of the UNICEF ECA RO website – in English and Russian – incorporating innovative tools such as U-Report and Voices of Youth.

MONITORING

– Monitor and measure digital key performance indicators as set out by UNICEF RO as part of the global KPIs.

– And other related tasks upon request.

QUALIFICATIONS

Fluency in both English and Russian languages (written and spoken) is highly desirable.

3+ years experience working on social media, digital marketing and editorial production for an NGO, global company or publishing outlet. Experience in developing and implementing social media or digital marketing strategies. Proven ability to write flawless copy in both English and Russian on tight deadlines. Proven copy editing skills in English and Russian. Adept at using a wide range of social media platforms. Experience of blogging and knowledge of best practices. Experience using Drupal or similar CMS a must. Knowledge of social media monitoring technology and can use social media measurement and listening tools. Experience using Google Analytics. Proven ability to manage multiple priorities within specified timeframes. Proven skills in communication, networking, strategic thinking, advocacy, negotiation, and ability to relate to a young audience. Strong awareness of social media communication behaviours in Eastern and Central Europe and Central Asia Region, including Russian speaking audiences. Consistently achieves high-level results, managing and delivering projects on-time. Proven ability to conceptualize, plan and execute ideas. Awareness of best practices in user experience and design. Experience working for UNICEF an asset.

Bachelor Degree, ideally in social science, international affairs, marketing or communication. Masters preferred but not essential.

Remarks: Please indicate your monthly rate in USD to undertake this TOR. Applications without a proposed fee will not be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

How to apply:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=513650

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