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Manager, Social Media

Geneva (Switzerland)

  • Organization: Gavi, Vaccine Alliance
  • Location: Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Grade: CS3 - Career Step 3 - Professional - Both internationally and locally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Managerial positions
    • Sales and Marketing
    • Marketing (Digital, Advertisement, Brand, Promotion)
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-05

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Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance is a public-private partnership committed to saving children's lives and protecting people's health by increasing equitable use of vaccines in lower-income countries. The Vaccine Alliance brings together developing country and donor governments, the World Health Organisation, UNICEF, the World Bank, the vaccine industry, technical agencies, civil society, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other private sector partners. Gavi uses innovative finance mechanisms, including co-financing by recipient countries, to secure sustainable funding and adequate supply of quality vaccines. Since 2000, Gavi has contributed to the immunisation of over 822 million children and the prevention of more than 14 million future deaths. At the Global Vaccine Summit in June 2020, world leaders pledged more than $8.8bn to ensure Gavi can continue to amplify this work and immunise another 300 million children by 2025.

The Manager, Social Media works closely with Gavi’s media and digital content teams to develop highly shareable content and strategies across a variety of platforms for both Gavi and senior leadership.
•    Keep Gavi’s social media channels up-to-date, engaging and relevant by staying engaged with events, panels, meetings and partner content;
•    Regularly produce content to share with the CEO, Deputy CEO, Board Chair and Managing Director of the Office of the COVAX Facility. Support with posting and scheduling content;
•    Produce daily content for Gavi’s Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram channels;
•    Schedule content, re-share partner content and regularly monitor for trending topics and themes;
•    Counter misinformation by sharing accurate, verified information disseminated through social media to combat vaccine hesitancy;
•    Manage the opportunities and risks of Gavi positioning itself as an authoritative voice on vaccines and global health security across social media;
•    Liaise with Gavi’s advocacy lead to produce social media content for partner updates and cover a variety of topics to encourage partners to share Gavi messaging;
•    Grow Gavi and the CEO’s social media following and provide regular updates to capture that data in regular reports;
•    Support the French content team to align strategies, suggest content and provide posts that can be translated and shared.  

Note: The essential functions listed in this section are not exhaustive of the job responsibilities; other duties may be assigned consistently with the department needs.

•    Minimum of 5 years of work experience with demonstrable social media experience;
•    An extensive portfolio showcasing social media campaigns, content written from the perspective of different thought leaders, and a proven track record of boosting engagement and follower growth is necessary; 
•    Examples of creative concepts developed to bolster a social media campaign is required;
•    Experience of working in fast-paced settings with live events, breaking news and politically sensitive external communications is required; 
•    Experience working in global health with extensive knowledge of Gavi’s structure and strategy is a nice to have.
•    The ability to condense long press releases and documents into short, engaging social media posts without losing accuracy or nuance;
•    The ability to capture multiple voices and styles to support four different Gavi leaders;
•    Experience in covering live events e.g. livestreaming, live tweeting and comment moderation; 
•    Flexibility and willingness to be engaged when there are breaking news updates or unexpected developments;
•    Excellent time-keeping and organisation skills to ensure our channels stay up-to-date;
•    An understanding of how to boost posts using paid promotion through ad credits;
•    An ability to communicate persuasively with senior leaders;
•    Excellent project management skills.
•    Expert command of written and spoken English;
•    French is a nice to have.
•    Bachelor’s Degree, open on field.

•    Gavi Secretariat;
•    Office of the COVAX Facility
If you wish to apply, please provide a cover letter and resume through our Careers webpage and apply by clicking on “Manager, Social Media”. Deadline for applications is 29 September 2021.

Become part of our community and join us on Facebook and Twitter for updates about our mission to save children’s lives! You can also follow our hashtag #vaccineswork.
We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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