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Job title: Digital event organiser

Duty Station: GANHRI Head Office, Geneva, Switzerland (flexibility to also work from remote)
Duration of appointment: Temporary appointment- 3 months starting as soon as possible

Employment type: full-time

Direct supervision: GANHRI Operations Manager and Geneva Representative

 

 

Background Information

 

The Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) is a membership-based alliance of national human rights institutions (NHRIs) which works in close cooperation with the United Nations (UN). GANHRI unites, promotes and strengthens NHRIs to operate in line with the Paris Principles and provides leadership in the promotion and protection of human rights. GANHRI provides a framework for NHRIs to work together and cooperate at the international level through a wide range of activities, including annual meetings, international conferences, networks, training and capacity building activities. GANHRI works in close partnership and cooperation with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and specifically with the National Institutions and Regional Mechanisms Section (NIRMS) and also with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

GANHRI has currently 113 members from all the regions of the world.

 

GANHRI is registered in Switzerland as a non-for-profit international association.The GANHRI Head Office is located in Geneva, inside the Palais des Nations.

 

To learn more about GANHRI visit our website: www.ganhri.org

 

About the position

 

In consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, most of the activities that were initially planned to be face-to-face meetings and events, are now being implemented folowwing the modality of virtual events.

These events may take the form of webinars, conferences, institutional meetings and online discussions. In particular GANHRI is planning its Annual Meeting which will gather online its members from all around the world and which will be organised in collaboration with the United Nations Human Rights Office (OHCHR).

 

The incumbent will be in charge of preparing and facilitating all the logistics and communications for the organisation of the planned online activities and in particular of the GANHRI Annual Meeting.  For this reason, this is a temporary, fixed term position for the duration of 3 months, which shall conclude at the latest by the end of 2020.

 

 

Tasks

 

Events organization

 

  • Manage all aspects of virtual event planning, before during and after event, meeting strict deadlines and operating within budget constraints:
    • Responsibilities typically include selecting the adequate online platform, manage the registration list and in general assist and guide participants and speakers, before and during the event.
  • Train and prepare speakers for upcoming events on interfacing with event technology and optimizing presentation style for remote events.
  • Coordinate with staff at the head office, partners, vendors, and others to determine and fulfill needs for events and serve as virtual event liaison.
  • Assist with following up to the events (recording, reporting, debriefing, etc.)

 

Communications

 

  • Plan, prepare and disseminate relevant communications material designed to informr the members informed about onging and upcoming online events:
    • Responsibilities typically include advertising the events, develop press releases, newsletters, update the website and the socia media.
  • Document and report on online activities, with written and photo/video material.
  • Support with the dissemination of the information.

 

Related administrative support and any other duties as required.

 

Training and experience required

  • Mater’s degree in communications or equivalent relevant professional experience
  • At least 3-year experience as digital communications and events organiser
  • Experience with online tools (Visio conferencing systems, knowledge management platforms, websites)
  • Experience with content management systems (CMS)
  • Experience with web or graphic design, video and photo editing- a plus.

Profile and skills sought

  • Fluency in written and spoken English (native level)
  • Proficiency in French, Spanish and/or Arabic a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong aptitude and desire for learning new platforms, development, analytic, and presentation tools
  • Well organized and diligent
  • Proven organizational skills with attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and work on multiple activities
  • Good team player
  • Able to work independently and autonomously when required
  • Good computer literacy, especially in the are of virtual meeting platforms
  • Motivated to learn and to develop new skills

 

How to Apply: Send cover letter and CV and contact of three references.

 

Deadline for applications: 20 September 2020. Please send the required material by email with the name of the position in the subject to:  recruitment@ganhri.org

 

Please appreciate that due to the volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be

contacted. GAHNRI also reserves the right not to make an appointment.

 

GANHRI is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to

diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage candidates from all groups and

communities to apply.

Considering the current context and the limited duration of the contract, only candidates already active in Switzerland and capable to deal with flexible work environement will be taken into consideration.

Job vacancy

 

Job title: Communications, social media and events officer

Duty Station: GANHRI Head Office, Geneva, Switzerland
Duration of appointment: 12 months with possibility of renewal

Employment type: full-time

Direct supervision: GANHRI Operations Manager and Geneva Representative

 

 

Background Information

 

The Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) is a membership-based alliance of national human rights institutions (NHRIs) which works in close cooperation with the United Nations (UN). GANHRI unites, promotes and strengthens NHRIs to operate in line with the Paris Principles and provides leadership in the promotion and protection of human rights. GANHRI provides a framework for NHRIs to work together and cooperate at the international level through a wide range of activities, including annual meetings, international conferences, networks, training and capacity building activities. GANHRI works in close partnership and cooperation with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and specifically with the National Institutions and Regional Mechanisms Section (NIRMS) and also with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

GANHRI has currently 113 members from all the regions of the world.

GANHRI is registered in Switzerland as a non-for-profit international association.The GANHRI Head Office is located in Geneva, inside the Palais des Nations.

To learn more about GANHRI visit our website: www.ganhri.org    

About the position

The Communication, social media and event officer will play an important role in the implementation of the GANHRI Communications Strategy. She/he will support the development of targeted communication.  In particular the officer will support with the creation, research and promotion of content for the various communication channels (web, print, social media), help keep the website and socia media up to date and support the organisation, coordination and execution of workshops, seminars and public events.

 

Under the direct supervision of the Operations Manager and the Geneva Representative and with the guidance of the Senior Communications Adviser, the incumbent will undertake the following tasks, in line with the GANHRI Communications Strategy.

Tasks

External communications

  • Maintain, feed and improve the GANHRI’s online presence (website, social media and newsletter/emailing);
  • Manage and keep up to date social media channels (particularly Facebook and Twitter);
  • Take the lead on content development (research, write and post communication pieces) for the website and social media, in coordination with the GANHRI Head Office team;
  • Support with the copyediting and proofing of GANHRI’s publications;
  • Support the development of videos, slide shows and any other communication material;
  • Collect and document activities with pictures and other imageries;
  • Work with the GANHRI Head office team to organise events such as institutional meetings, workshops, side-events, conferences, and support with related reporting;
  • Support the dissemination of ongoing projects’ results in coordination with the Project Coordinator and with the rest of the team;
  • Attend events (online and in person) and prepare relevant communication material and outreach;
  • Other office and/or administrative related duties as required.

Internal communications

 

  • Document and archive communication and knowledge outputs, including identify data, stories, photographs, infographics, and articles for communications materials;
  • Draft or edit, finalize and ensure publication and dissemination of written materials and content for various communication media;
  • Manage the organisation’s photo and video library as well as of the institutional memory to ensure that information and materials are stored on shared drives and any other documents management system and are easy to access;
  • Provide support to the team at the GANHRI Head Office in maintaining effective communications with members, partner organizations, and stakeholders, including timely response to requests for information, as appropriate;
  • Support organization of staff meetings and other (online) events (webinars, teleconferences, etc), as required;
  • Support staff in designing and formatting communication and knowledge papers/documents;
  • Coordinate and oversee the translation of communication materials and the work of UN online volunteers;
  • Ensure the compliance of messages, publications, videos, communications with GANHRI’s branding and strategy;
  • Support with the managing and popularization of the GANHRI Knowledge Management Platform, in collaboration with the thematic staff;
  • Work with providers and partners to support the functioning of the knowledge management platform;
  • Support NHRIs in the use of the communities of practice, including by supporting any training activities;
  • Carry out additional responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time by supervisor.

 

 

Training and experience required

  • Mater’s degree in communications or equivalent relevant professional experience
  • At least 3-year experience as communications officer
  • Experience with online tools (Word Press, Social media, knowledge management platforms)
  • Experience with content management systems (CMS)
  • Experience with web or graphic design, video and photo editing- a plus.

Profile and skills sought

  • Fluency in written and spoken English (native level)
  • Proficiency in French, Spanish and/or Arabic a plus
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Well organized and diligent
  • Good team player
  • Able to work independently and autonomously when required
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Motivated to learn and to develop new skills

How to Apply: Send cover letter, CV, a short writing sample and contact information for references.

Deadline for applications: 25 September 2020. Please send the required material by email with the name of the position in the subject to:  recruitment@ganhri.org  

Please appreciate that due to the volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be

contacted. GAHNRI also reserves the right not to make an appointment.

GANHRI is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to

diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage candidates from all groups and

communities to apply.


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