Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue
The Geneva Centre is an independent human rights think-tank and advocacy institution, founded in 2013, whose goal is to promote a universal, value-driven human rights system based on the principles of equity, justice, non-discrimination, inclusiveness and solidarity. The Centre has special consultative status with UN ECOSOC.
The Geneva Centre is seeking a qualified and dynamic Communications and Project Support Officer to reinforce its small but dedicated team. This recruitment comes in response to an expansion in our activities, driven by broader objectives. We are offering a full-time position with a permanent contract, ideal for someone who is both qualified and eager to contribute to our dynamic work environment.
What We Offer:
- A dynamic and multicultural work environment at a prominent human rights think-tank.
- Opportunities for professional growth and development.
- A supportive team dedicated to promoting human rights and justice.
- Create engaging and reader-friendly social media content based on the Geneva Centre’s long-format publications.
- Produce press releases and news stories, and plan and implement other public relations activities including media outreach.
- Oversee and strategically coordinate both external and internal communications, ensuring effective messaging and information dissemination
- Develop and produce multi-media content including posters, flyers, infographics, short videos and fact sheets.
- Regularly update and upkeep the website, with the support of the Webmaster.
- Collaborate with the Geneva team to develop and regularly optimize communication strategy including by monitoring current events, public opinion, press and other trends.
- The successful candidate will support the Geneva Centre’s Training and Partnerships Officer and the Project and Information Officers in all of their tasks and responsibilities, as required. These include but are not limited to:
- Support projects’ design, development, implementation, and reporting.
- Contribute to the redevelopment of a research strategy
- Help facilitate, and contribute to virtual and face-to-face workshops, panels, training sessions and other events
- Provide updates internally about project progress, potential barriers, and propose solutions.
- University studies in International Relations, Communications and Advocacy, or other relevant field;
- Good understanding of human rights law and bodies, as well as the UN system at large;
- Previous experience working in NGOs or international organizations with a human rights or humanitarian focus is considered a very important asset;
- Excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills in English (French is also an asset) and ability to adapt writing style to meet the needs of various audiences;
- Experience in organizing events, including online;
- Experience in developing digital materials and communication resources;
- Excellent computer and digital skills: MS Word, PowerPoint, Photoshop, InDesign, Publisher, Canva, and any other graphic design tools; animation and video software, marketing tools, and email campaign generation tools;
- Strong attention to detail;
- Excellent organizational skills: the ability to track and follow up on various efforts;
- Good interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity: the ability to work in a multicultural environment and successfully interact with people from different backgrounds;
- Flexible work attitude: the ability to work under pressure and short timelines; the ability to effectively learn and work in a multicultural environment; the ability to self-motivate.
- The candidate should be Swiss or possess a valid Swiss work permit.
- Be domiciled in Geneva or in the vicinity, permitting easy and rapid access to the office premises, UN and other organizations.
Starting date: 1 February 2024 or at the earliest possible