Field Communications Manager
Γιατροί Χωρίς Σύνορα (Médecins Sans Frontières)
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is recruiting a
Field Communications Manager, to be based in Athens, Greece.
- Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international independent medical and humanitarian action-driven organization that offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination and irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation.
The MSF movement is built around 5 operational centers (OC) supported by 23 sections and offices worldwide. The MSF-Mission in Greece provides humanitarian and medical assistance to the refugee and migrants populations fleeing conflict in their home countries and following a migration route via Greece and the Balkans towards Northern Europe.
- To define, implement, coordinate and supervise all operational communication activities according to MSF standards in the mission. The FCM aims at building MSF visibility, acceptance and leverage inside the mission country.
- Under supervision of the Head of Mission 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.
- The FCM promotes the visibility of the organization, improving awareness of its principles and work, reinforcing information on MSF activities among communities.
- The FCM should have the capacity to identify key cross cutting issues across MSF operations which are relevant to communications and to advise on public positioning.
- He /she will 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 FCM is able to act as a spokesperson to take interview pressure away from the field teams.
Media Management/ Alert
- The FCM maintains close contact with key local media and foreign correspondents.
- The FCM liaises with communications staff from other organizations and institutions, and will monitor and analyze the communication lines developed by actors of importance for MSF (authorities, other NGOs…).
- The FCM facilitates international media visit to MSF projects and he/she organizes media events (Press conference, Press briefing…) in collaboration with MSF international communication network.
- He/she can play the role of a spokesperson when seen as opportune and necessary.
- The FCM produces strategic reports on the local media landscape and regularly reports on new developments. He/she 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.
- The FCM manages, develops and supervises staff (Field Communication Officers) under his/her direct responsibility.
- The FCM advises on which communications tools to choose according to objective, message and audience at local and national levels. He/she 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 helps producing international comms content by providing data, information, quotes, testimonies, pictures, videos and other means to the CA or the com person in charge of writing international comms contents at headquarter level.
- The FCM tracks and archives communications production on the country to build institutional memory.
- The FCM actively promotes the diffusion of MSF content in the country. Under the supervision of the Head of Mission, the FCM identifies communications opportunities using MSF comms network production or returning staff to pitch content on MSF activities in the country and other countries.
- When judged opportune and strategic, he/ she uses social media (twitter, blogs, Facebook....) to promote MSF contents and visibility.
- The FCM produces regular reports on achieved results and future priorities.
- The FCM will produce a yearly communications budget meant to support identified and agreed com priorities. This budget will be submitted for approval to the Head of Mission and coms department at HQ.
- Desirable: degree in Journalism, Communications, Humanitarian affairs, Political Sciences or related university degree.
- Essential: previous working experience of at least 4 years in communications, journalism or public relations.
- Essential: previous working experience in producing communications content production.
- Essential: experience with MSF or other international NGOs.
- Experience working in an international environment.
- Full time position.
- Annual gross salary : According to MSF Salary Policy.
- Private health insurance.
- Duration: 3-month contract (high possibility for indefinite extension).
- Location: Athens
- Please send your CV and a motivation letter in English quoting reference code "FCM" in the subject line of the e-mail at: email@example.com
- All applications will be treated in strictest confidentiality.
- Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
- Indicate the source of the job vacancy in your application: douleuw.gr.
How to Apply
- Curriculum Vitae
- Motivation letter