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Position                        Communications Assistant

Division / unit               External Relations, Policy & Cooperation Programme

Line manager               Communications Manager.

Activity Rate %            100%

Contract:                       Open-Ended Contract

Application Deadline   July 3, 2023


Purpose / Summary

The Communications Assistant supports the Communications team to connect with relevant audiences by creating and publishing content on social media channels and websites. S/he assists in the creation of presentations, flyers and other outreach documents. S/he supports in the administrative processes. 

Main Responsibilities

Digital Communications Support

  • Support content creation (mainly in English, sometimes in French) for social media, website and news alerts, including research, drafting, posting online and occasional event coverage.
  • Support day-to-day monitoring and maintenance of online presence across channels to provide data on media, publications, websites, social media, and other channels mentioning the GICHD and mine action.
  • Support the development and maintenance of new webpages and digital tools, such as animations and apps.
  • Assist with the creation of visual assets, especially for social media. Maintain video and photo libraries so they are up-to-date and easy to use.

Publications and events support

  • Assist in the creation of communications materials including presentations, flyers and other outreach documents in English and sometimes in French.
  • Assist with publications, including the drafting, production process, dissemination and archiving.
  • Manage corporate giveaways by ordering and maintaining stock and researching appropriate products to meet the Centre’s evolving needs. 
  • Participate in the preparation of workshops, conferences and other events organised or attended by the GICHD, including correspondence, logistics and attendance on behalf of the GICHD.


  • Support the Communication’s team administrative processes, such as consultancy/suppliers’ contracts, expense reports, minutes of meetings, maintenance of the documentation platform and databases.
  • Carry out work in a gender and diversity sensitive manner.
  • Fulfil other tasks assigned by the Communication Manager as required.

Operating Network

  • Consultants and service providers for websites, audio-visual production, and graphic design.
  • Organisers and stakeholders of relevant events.


  • Bachelors or post-graduate degree in communications or journalism preferred
  • Bachelors or post-graduate degree in international affairs, development cooperation, international security or relations, international humanitarian law or business administration

Profile requirements

  • 1 - 2 years’ experience writing professionally, experience writing for the web/or social media strongly preferred
  • Good sense of design; basic ability to create visuals and edit photos/video content, a plus
  • Excellent spoken and written English is required
  • A good knowledge in other languages, especially French, is preferred
  • Good IT skills; proficiency in Windows and Office environment is expected
  • Strong verbal and written skills


If you wish to join our mission and you feel you have the right profile to take on this role, we look forward to receiving your application.

You are kindly requested to register your application in English on GICHD Job Portal and include:

- a CV of maximum 2 pages

- a letter of motivation

- your earliest date of availability

The GICHD implements a Gender and Diversity policy and is an equal opportunities employer. Applications are encouraged from women and men, nationals of mine-affected countries and individuals with a disability or special needs, who meet the above profile requirements.

However, please note that this position is not eligible for relocation benefits. Only local candidates will be considered and the GICHD will apply for a CDL (carte de légitimation) for restricted work/residence permit holders, for non-Swiss nationals and non-C permit holders.

About us

The Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) works towards reducing risks to communities stemming from explosive ordnance, with a particular focus on mines, cluster munitions, other explosive remnants of war and ammunition storages. The Centre helps develop and professionalise the sector for the benefits of its partners: National and local authorities, donors, the United Nations, other international and regional organisations, non-governmental organisations, commercial companies and academia. It does so by combining three distinct lines of service: field support focused on capacity development and advice, multilateral work focused on norms and standards, and research and development focused on cutting-edge solutions. These efforts are facilitated from the GICHD's location within the Maison de la Paix in Geneva.

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