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Field Communications Manager at Medecins Sans Frontieres

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Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid in more than 60 countries to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters or exclusion from healthcare.

The Spanish Section of Médecins Sans Frontières is currently recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Field Communications Manager

Job Code: OM00900
Location: Abuja, with frequent visits to field offices
Level: 10
Working hours: 208 working hours per month 
Contract Period: 6 months (With possibility of extension) 

Main Purpose

  • To define, implement, coordinate and supervise all intersectional operational communication activities according to MSF standards in the mission/ or during an emergency under the direct supervision of FCC and HOMs. 
  • The FCM aims at building MSF visibility, acceptance and leverage inside the mission country. For any large-scale emergencies, an Emergency Field Communications Manager EFCM with the same responsibilities as the FCM may be sent to the mission.

Job Description

  • Under supervision of the FCC and in cooperation with the HOMs, Communications Advisor in HQ the FCM defines the communications strategy for the mission, advising on public positioning and remaining reactive to emergencies and crisis communications.
  • Promotes the visibility of the organization, improving awareness of its principles and work, reinforcing information on MSF activities among communities.
  • Facilitates international media visit to MSF projects, and he/she organizes media events (Press conference, Press briefing…) in collaboration with MSF international communication network
  • Support the Implementation of country communications strategy
  • Participate in Designing communications activities for year 2023 and work plan in line with annual plannings and communications framework
  • Supervision and capacity building of a diverse team of social media, multimedia and comms officers
  • Support social media officer in smoothly running and building new social media channels
  • Strategically engage with FCC, HoMs, MedCos and Advocacy departments to design and implement comms messages and initiatives
  • Support mission in crisis and emergency communications.
  • The FCM should have the capacity to identify key cross cutting issues across All MSF sections operations which are relevant to communications and to advise on public positioning.
  • Develop guidelines for dealing with crisis communications through local media and have the capacity to remain reactive to emergencies.
  • In emergencies with high media pressure the (E)FCM is able to act as a spokesperson to take interview pressure away from the field teams.
  • Maintains close contact with key local media and foreign correspondents.
  • Liaise with communications staff from other organizations and institutions and will monitor and analyse the communication lines developed by actors of importance for MSF (authorities, armed groups, other NGOs…)

Requirements
Education Desirable: 

  • Degree in Journalism, Communications, Humanitarian affairs, Political Sciences or related university degree

Experience:

  • Essential: previous working experience of at least 2-4 years in communications, journalism or public relations.
  • Essential: previous working experience in producing communications content production and digital media.
  • Essential: experience with MSF or other international NGOs in developing countries.
  • Experience working in an international environment

Language:

  • Mission language essential.

Knowledge: 

  • Essential computer literacy (word, excel and digital media)

Gross Monthly Salary
According to MSF National Salary Scale.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline  17th December, 2022

Note: MSF encourages Women and people with disabilities to apply


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