Your job

Being the MSF national focal point for communications in order to generate a better understanding of MSF’s operations and to raise awareness about humanitarian crises in the country. Acting as a country coordinator and adviser for MSF sections’ on communication strategy, and effective management of crisis communications including related to security incidents. In case of an emergency the FCC is the first responder to MSF movement. The FCC provides support to field operations teams in the country and leads the country field coms team. They liaise with the existing MSF communication resources in the region to ensure coherence in MSF’s communications in the region. The FCC reports to the Heads of Mission in country and has functional links with the Communication Advisors at HQ level.

Candidate Profile

  • Degree in Journalism, Communications, Humanitarian affairs, Political Sciences or related university degree. Four years of previous working experience in communications, journalism or public relations.
  • Previous working experience of at least 5 years in communications, journalism or public relations.
  • 1 year of experience in developing countries and/or unstable contexts preferably with INGOs
  • Previous working experience in media management, coordinating communication strategies. notably at time of emergencies/crisis and content production.
  • Previous experience working oversees (ideally in the region) and in the humanitarian field.
  • Excellent management and communication skills, outgoing personality, good representation
  • Understanding of social media and experience developing digital strategies.
  • Able to cope with high levels of stress/able to work in stressful environments
  • Excellent management – able to multi-task and handle a large workload, prioritising according to urgency and importance.
  • Previous experience managing staff.
  • Excellent communication skills – able to liaise with people clearly and diplomatically.
  • Computer literacy (word, excel and digital media)
  • Photography and video production skills
  • A fluent command of the English language is required (minimum level C1). Fluent spoken French/Arabic and excellent writing skills –fluency in additional languages is highly desirable
  • Flexible and available for 12 months

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The deadline for application is 27 November 2022 at 23:59 CEST.

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