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Communications Officer
International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC)
Domain Communication
Type Contrat à durée indéterminée
Location ICMC Headquarters
Rate 100 %

Communications Officer

WHAT WE DO

The International Catholic Migration Commission protects and serves uprooted people, including migrants, refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced people and victims of human trafficking — regardless of faith, race, ethnicity or nationality. In collaboration with governmental and non-governmental partners and through a worldwide network of members, ICMC implements and advocates for rights-based policies and sustainable solutions to address global migration challenges. ICMC’s operations aim to respond to the needs of vulnerable individuals and communities and focus on protection, humanitarian assistance, resettlement, and migration and development.

WHERE DOES THIS POSITION FIT?

The Communications Officer is part of the Geneva-based ICMC Communications team. As such, the Communications Officer contributes to the development and implementation of ICMC’s global communications strategy. Under the supervision of the Director of Communications, the Communications Officer works to high professional standards and according to humanitarian principles, in close collaboration with ICMC program staff at headquarters, field and affiliate offices.

WHAT SHOULD THE INCUMBENT EXPECT TO DO?

  • Write, edit and proofread a variety of communications materials, such as news and feature stories, interviews, social media posts, newsletters, brochures, flyers, project updates and annual reports, etc.
  • Create and edit visual content such as photos, videos, infographics, etc.
  • Update and maintain the ICMC website and social media channels.
  • Create and disseminate newsletters and other email marketing products.
  • Manage the archive of photos and videos and train staff to use the Digital Asset Management system.
  • Manage the ICMC contacts database in collaboration with other relevant departments. 
  • Manage the “contact us” email account. 
  • Manage the issuing of UN badges for ICMC staff.
  • Coordinate the work of service providers such as translators, copy-editors, photographers, web developers, data-analysts, etc.
  • Contribute to the development of internal communications.
  • Contribute to the development of media relations and to media networking efforts.
  • Contribute to the organization of public events.
  • Support advocacy, policy, fundraising, representation and networking efforts as required.
  • Carry out administrative tasks as necessary.

WHAT DO WE EXPECT FROM CANDIDATES?

  • University (or equivalent) degree in communications, journalism, public relations or marketing is preferred.
  • Alternatively, University (or equivalent) degrees in fields such as international relations, complemented by experience in communications work, will also be considered.
  • English-language proficiency and working knowledge of at least one additional language.
  • High level of computer literacy (*).
  • Ability to write compelling stories.
  • Experience in web publishing.
  • Familiarity with social media.
  • Some notions of graphic design.
  • Video-editing skills an asset.
  • Proactive approach to defining priorities, setting and meeting deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail :)
  • Can-do attitude (lots of).
  • Ability to work with diverse teams/departments.
  • Ability to manage projects independently.
  • Resilience and patience.
  • Knowledge of refugee and migration issues an asset.
  • Availability to travel.

(*) Writing, data-handling and presentation tools (MS suite or similar), web publishing (Drupal or similar), social media (HootSuite or similar), email marketing (MailChimp or similar); photo management (Oodrive or similar), graphic design (InDesign or similar), photo editing (Photoshop or similar) and video editing (FinalCut Pro or similar). Candidates don’t necessarily need to master all of these tools, but the more they are familiar with, the better.

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Send your application by e-mail to the attention of:
, Communications (communications@icmc.net)
International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC)
Rue de Varembe 1
1211 Geneva (Geneva)
www.icmc.net