Medair

Christian Communities and Communications Officer

Medair

Job Description

  The Christian Communities and Communications Officer will develop Medair’s presence within French-speaking Christian communities, and be responsible for interactive content, resource libraries, and inhouse Design in the Communications team. Direct, day-to-day line management and reporting with respect to communications is with the Head of Branding and Communications. Functional management of strategies and objectives with Christian communities is with the Head of Marketing.

The role will be fully involved in the Engagement team and will actively contribute to achieve overall Engagement Team objectives of raising awareness and generating private funding.

Project Overview

Medair Global Support Office (GSO) provides operational guidance for Country Programs, along with both technical and compassionate support for our relief workers.

Within our headquarters and affiliate offices, the Engagement Department is responsible for connecting people who can give, go, and pray in support of Medair’s programmes.

We are responsible for promoting the work of Medair to the world, to raise the funds needed to run our life-saving and sustaining programs, and to help recruitment of international and GSO staff through adequate marketing and communication. The marketing and communications teams design and deliver the messaging that helps communities reach their target audiences.

Workplace & Working Conditions

Medair Global Support Office (GSO), Lausanne, Switzerland.

  • Swiss or eligible EU citizens, or those with a valid work permit for Switzerland, can apply.
Starting Date / Initial Contract Details

May 2022. 80%-100%, open-ended contract.

Key Activity Areas

Branding and Communications
  • Create interactive digital content leveraging tools and trends, and train colleagues in use of tools to improve social media content.
  • Contribute to communications and Fundraising campaign strategies and evaluation.
  • Support comms and marketing with in-house design for social media, fundraising campaigns and emergencies, and marketing materials and advertisements.
  • Develop tools and support colleagues in using digital resource libraries across the organisation (photos, videos, text resources) including keywording and Information Management approach.
  • Create strategies for events and partnership opportunities including with corporate partners and in support of philanthropy teams.
Christian communities in French-speaking Switzerland
  • In collaboration with the broader Engagement team, develop and execute new initiatives and campaigns to increase brand visibility and build engaging experience to grow the donor database among Christian audiences, in French- Speaking Switzerland.
  • Focusing on people that have an above average alignment with Medair’s vision and mission to inspire and equip them to work alongside us: influencing, campaigning, giving, praying, working, volunteering and innovating.
  • Project management: create, develop and implement fundraising projects and campaigns within these audiences.
  • Develop and strengthen Medair’s presence in the Christian community through talks, collects, relationships building (including partners & sponsors), events and campaigns.
Team Spiritual Life
  • Reflect the values of Medair with staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.
  • Work and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings. Fully contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement.
  • Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair’s international prayer network.
This job description covers the main tasks that are anticipated. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in a relevant field (i.e. Marketing, Communication, Business Management, International Relations, Political Sciences).
  • Fluent English and French (spoken and written), German and Italian would be a plus.

Experience

  • At least 1-2 years of private or public sector experience in a relevant field in Switzerland.
  • Experience in mobilising Christian and/or Church communities.
  • Professional experience in account management, fundraising, communication, customer relationships, marketing or sales, Event Management, planning & implementing of campaigns desirable.
  • Advanced user of MS Office. CRM software knowledge, wordpress desirable. Adobe Creative Suite software.
  • Understanding principles of Graphic Design and information management.
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written. Networking skills.
  • Sense for inspiring communication and current trends.
  • Strong link and interest with Christian communities (Protestants, Evangelicals, Catholics).
  • Close to the market, ability to identify potential of audiences.
  • Goal and performance oriented. People oriented, strong interpersonal skills.
  • Able to think critically and analytically while working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines.
  • Excellent listening skills to fully understand requirements and opportunity areas.
  • Project management, multitasking skills.
  • Attention to detail, quick learner.
  • Pioneer and self-driven.
  • Collaborative team player.
Before you apply

Please ensure you are fully aware of the: a) Medair organisational values b) Medair is committed to safeguarding the protection of beneficiaries, volunteers, staff and partners, and particularly children. Therefore, we do not employ staff whose background we understand to be unsuitable for working with children. Medair staff are required to give the utmost respect to, and comply with, Medair’s accountability policies and best practices c) Key Profiles & Benefits Package provided for Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS).

d) Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) (which forms part of the recruitment selection process for field positions).

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