Head of Communication and Marketing
Professional volunteer position

Mission and Activities:

  • Responsible for planning, development and implementation of all of the Organization’s communication strategies.
  • Active role in audience Development Plan and Business Plan, and play a leading role in meeting our income generation and fundraising aspirations.
  • Provide a shared language across teams, to aid decision-making, planning, implementation and evaluation.
  • To oversee management, analysis and application of audience research.
  • Oversee audience research to ensure that we attract significant visitor numbers, media coverage and closely address our stakeholder priorities.
  • Develop and nurture existing partnerships and cultivate new relationships to ensure that our profile is high locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Articulate and lead a transformational vision for the use of digital technologies to drive engagement and interaction with our online and physical audiences.
  • Work within inside and outside departments of advertising and marketing as well as web designers and financial representatives.
  • Develop key stakeholder, media and marketing relationships to ensure effective partnerships and that we secure all opportunities for greater reach and coverage.
  • Regularly review all communications activities, suppliers and resources to ensure best value for money.
  • Manage the visual identity throughout the organization, structured photo database, and produce videos on a regular basis (to be defined with other departments). Undertake any other duties as reasonably required by the Director.

Candidate Profile:

  • Master or Bachelor’s degree in relevant field.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, successfully delivering projects on time and to budget.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, an ability to build effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent marketing contacts and partnership development experience.
  • Understanding of Audience research, segmentation and development.
  •  An inspiring, positive, creative thinker with ambition, vision and enthusiasm.
  • An influential communicator, with excellent written and verbal skills in both English and French.
  • Evidence of good analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to network effectively, with the ability to develop a wide range of relevant contacts.
  • Comfortable working within a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural team. Good knowledge of and affinity with the Himalayas are a definite asset.

The Centre for Women in the Himalayas offers:

  • The opportunity to play an active role in bettering the life of vulnerable populations in the Himalayas.
  • Working in an enthusiastic, motivated and cohesive team.
  • The opportunity to work with a high degree of autonomy, a great sense of responsibility, and a spirit of initiative.
  • Rewarding NGO experiences.

Duration and work time:

Long term position, at least 2 years at 50% or more


Weekly presence at Geneva office; partially home-based work
Application process: Please apply by sending your cover letter and recruitment@centre-women-himalayas.org ref.HOCM 

Expected start date:

As soon as possible 

This part-time, long-term volunteer position is not paid and an applicant must have right to volunteer in Switzerland 

We thank all those who apply, however, only short listed candidates will be contacted.