NEW!! Exciting new career opportunity with ICN to lead our Communications and Events for Nurses and Nursing around the world!

International Council of Nurses (ICN) Post Vacancy

Geneva, Switzerland

Director, Communications and Events – CEO Office

The Role:

In close collaboration with the CEO and the Management team members, the Director of Communications & Events is strengthening the department and driving the new strategic approach to both the Communications & Events activities. She/he provides leadership for the Communications Team in order to meet the priorities set, as determined both by the ICN Board and Senior Management. The Director of Communications & Events is responsible for promoting the image of nurses and ICN, as well as managing all the public relations and events within the organisation. She/he builds and sustains the ICN reputation for quality, reliability and member organisations satisfaction. She/he also focuses on generating sponsorship and income through events.

The Candidate:

The post requires an extensive experience in health and ideally Nursing, and experience of a membership organisation is desirable. A relevant Master’s degree in communications/journalism or related area plus formal Events management qualifications are required. The candidate should have strong experience equally across Communications & Events. Project Management knowledge and experience will also be an asset. Fluency in English is required, and preference will be given to those with a working knowledge of French and/or Spanish. The candidate is expected to be self-motivated, have strong leadership skills, be able to work independently and in a team, and with people of various cultural backgrounds. She/he should be able to work to deadlines and produce quality outputs within tight timeframes. Other attributes include the ability to bring analytical, critical, innovative and creative thinking to the work; flexibility and ways to achieve goals; the ability to use computer and telecommunication technology for work purposes; and effective communication skills, both orally and in writing.

The Package:

Permanent contract at 100% based in Geneva. Start date to be agreed. Salary and benefits meet the market standards for Switzerland. More information is available from the Human Resources Department.

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In order to comply with Swiss authorities’ requirements, a valid Swiss working permit and/or European citizenship is required.

Closing Date for Applications:

Resumés, including contact information from 2 reference persons, must be received by e-mail, no later than midnight 05 April 2019; Greenwich Standard Time.