Field Communications Manager
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.
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.
Promotes the visibility of the organization, improving awareness of its principles and work, reinforcing information on MSF activities among communities.
The Field Communication manager can play the role of a spokesperson when seen as opportune and necessary.
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.
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.)
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.
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**
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Contract : 6 months can be extended according to the candidate performance and the operations’ needs