Communications Associates (Full-time staff)

Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue
  • Location
    Geneva, Switzerland
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Apply by
    Sep-21-2021
  • Posted
    Sep 07

Position description

The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) is a private diplomacy organisation founded on the principles of humanity, impartiality and independence. Its mission is to help prevent, mitigate and resolve armed conflict through dialogue and mediation. HD is looking for:

Communications Associates (Full-time staff)
Based in Geneva
Starting date: End-October 2021
Available positions: Two

The Communications department oversees external and internal communications, media relations and HD’s brand.
HD is hiring two Communications Associates to join its team in Geneva. Reporting to the Head of Communications, these interesting, varied and challenging positions would best suit early career professionals.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain HD’s online presence in English and French (HD website, social media and internal platform)
  • Support development, production and promotion of printed content, including HD’s annual report, factsheets, brochures and other publications
  • Assist with designing and editing various written materials in English and French
  • Work closely with project teams, senior management and external consultants
  • Assist with regular Comms tasks, including managing external and internal requests for information/content, dissemination of press releases, etc
  • Support day-to-day monitoring of news relating to HD
  • Help to plan and run events as required, including HD townhalls, donor briefings, formal dinners, media roundtables, etc
  • Assist in HD’s archiving project and Comms administration tasks

Qualifications/Skills:

  • Degree in a relevant field

  • Fluency in English (mandatory). Good working knowledge of French, Spanish or Arabic is an asset

  • Solid understanding of news and media production

  • Solid editing skills in English and ideally in French, Spanish or Arabic

  • Web savvy

Personal Characteristics:

  • Strong ability to multitask

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Dynamic, sociable and motivated

  • Flexibility (including some evening/weekend work)

  • Ability to manage tasks with little supervision

  • Willingness to share and discuss creative ideas

  • Passionate about current affairs and HD’s mission

Application instructions

If you meet the qualifications, please send your resume (maximum 2 pages) with a short cover letter by September 21th 2021.

Please indicate Communications Associate in the subject line of your e-mail.

HD is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, please visit www.hdcentre.org.

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