By continuing to browse this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Read our privacy policy

Field Communications Manager

Yemen (Yemen)

  • Organization: MSF - Canada
  • Location: Yemen (Yemen)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2020-12-01

Click "SAVE JOB" to save this job description for later.

Sign up for free to be able to save this job for later.


To define, implement, coordinate and supervise all operational communication activities according to

MSF standards in the mission/ or during an emergency. The FCM aims at building MSF visibility, acceptance and leverage inside the mission country. For any large scale emergencies, an Emergency Field Communications Manager (E)FCM) with the same responsibilities as the FCM may be sent to the mission.


  1. Under supervision of the HOM(s) and in cooperation with the 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.

  2. Promotes the visibility of the organization, improving awareness of its principles and work, reinforcing information on MSF activities among communities.

  3. The Field Communication manager can play the role of a spokesperson when seen as opportune and necessary.

  4. Produces strategic reports on the local media landscape and regularly reports on new developments. The Field Communication manager provides guidance on how to deal with local media at time of crisis, and will develop guidelines for dealing with such crises through in-country media.

  5. Advises on which communications tools to choose according to objective, message and audience at local and national levels. The Field Communication manager then produces - or supervises the production of - local comms contents (leaflets, brochures, posters, radio spots, articles, photos, videos.) according to strategy and budget.)

  6. The FCM actively promotes the diffusion of MSF content in the country. Under the supervision of the Head(s) of Mission, the FCM identifies communications opportunities using MSF comms network production (from List Press) or returning staff to pitch content on MSF activities in the country and other countries.

  7. The FCM produces regular reports on achieved results and future priorities.


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

• Previous experience in conflicts/ crises and complex contexts.

•Arabic language (spoken, written and reading knowledge) is compulsory.

• Previous working experience of at least 4 years in communications, journalism or public relations.

• Previous working experience in producing communications content production.

• Experience with MSF or other international NGOs in developing countries.

•Experience working in an international environment.


People Management , Commitment and Flexibility**

Results , Teamwork and Autonomy **

Analytical Thinking Planning & Organizing.**

Networking & Building Relationships **

Capacity to Negotiate**

Cross-cultural sensitivity

MSF is committed to Diversity, Inclusion and Equity within its workforce, and encourages all candidates to apply regardless of gender, nationality, religion, age, ethnic background and disabilities.

If you require any accessibility for your interview, please let us know

Kindly apply via

  • Only shortlisted will be contacted

  • Contract : 6 months can be extended according to the candidate performance and the operations’ needs

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.
Having problems applying by email?

When clicking the apply button, your email client should open as a separate programme (if you are using Outlook, Mail, Thunderbird, or similar), or in a different tab in your browser (if you are using GMail or similar).
If nothing happens when clicking the button, please open your email client, start a new email, and copy the following email into the to field:

What does it mean?

Click "SAVE JOB" to save this job description for later.

Sign up for free to be able to save this job for later.