The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is an award-winning independent think tank working to accelerate solutions for a stable climate, sustainable resource management, and fair economies. Our work inspires better decisions and sparks meaningful action to help people and the planet thrive. We shine a light on what can be achieved when governments, businesses, non-profits, and communities come together. IISD’s staff of more than 120 people, plus over 150 associates and consultants, come from across the globe and from many disciplines. With offices in Winnipeg, Geneva, Ottawa, and Toronto, our work affects lives in nearly 100 countries. We are currently looking for a Communications Assistant to join our Economic Law and Policy (ELP) Program at our Geneva office.
IISD’s ELP Program is devoted to supporting the elaboration and improvement of economic governance frameworks and tools that support the achievement of sustainable development objectives. ELP does so by developing research outputs, providing training and capacity support to the relevant stakeholder groups, organizing conferences and dialogues, and various other approaches. Increasingly, our work involves a dedicated “virtual” component, both in terms of the events we deliver and the communications and outreach efforts we undertake. Our team includes lawyers, economists, policy analysts, and journalists, among others, who are located across various countries and world regions. The program encompasses several workstreams, including investment law and policy; international trade; agriculture; sustainability standards; sustainable finance, procurement, and infrastructure; and mining.
About the Position
We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Digital Media & Communications Assistant with a talent for making complex ideas accessible to wider audiences and with a passion for virtual events and digital media. You are a proficient multitasker with strong technical capability in digital media (including production of short videos and social media assets), excellent writing and editing skills (in English), experience in virtual event organization and management, and a keen interest in and knowledge of sustainable development issues. You will work regularly with the programmatic teams devoted to different ELP workstreams, as well as being part of the ELP communications team and the wider IISD communications team.
Responsibilities may include the following:
Required Skills and Qualifications
Salary: CHF 62,000 - 65,000 pro rated to 50%
Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing date: September 15, 2021
All submissions must be in English.
Candidates must hold appropriate work authorization for Switzerland and/or EU nationality.
Only those candidates we wish to interview will be contacted. Resumes will be kept on file for one year.
Please do not apply for the same role in multiple locations as multiple applications will be rejected.
IISD is committed to fostering a more equitable and sustainable world and welcomes candidates who uphold our values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. In addition, to correct the conditions of social injustice and disadvantage in employment around the world, we encourage candidates from historically marginalized groups, including women, Indigenous Peoples, people with disabilities, people from different racial and ethnic backgrounds, and those who identify themselves as 2SLGBTQ+ to apply for the Digital Media & Communications Assistant position.
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