Title: Communications Adviser
Location: European capital w/MSF office or New York
Contract: Permanent, full-time position (100%)
Reporting to: Head of Communications, Access Campaign
Deadline for applications: 19th August 2018
Starting date: September 2018
MSF ACCESS CAMPAIGN
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, healthcare exclusion and natural disasters. MSF offers assistance to people based only on need and irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.
Created in 1999, the Access Campaign (AC) is an MSF advocacy entity guided by MSF’s charter, and dedicated to serve MSF’s social mission. Deeply rooted in MSF’s medical operations, the AC works to tackle barriers to people’s access to medical care, ensuring that quality products such as medicines, vaccines and diagnostics are available, affordable and adapted to people in MSF projects and beyond, now and for the future. The AC is hosted by MSF International, the legal entity that binds MSF’s 21 sections, 24 associations and other offices together. Based in Geneva, MSF International provides coordination, information and support to the MSF movement, and implements international projects and initiatives as requested.
The Communications Adviser will be the focal point for the development of communications strategy, engagement with MSF communications staff, and the development of communications materials in support of specific advocacy and campaigning initiatives, focused on priority AC topics.
PLACE IN THE ORGANISATION
The Communications Adviser reports to the Head of Communications of the MSF Access Campaign. This position will work with the Access Campaign and the broader MSF movement to mobilize support for the communications and campaigns work relating to AC priority topics.
OBJECTIVES OF THE POSITION
The Communications Adviser will be the focal point for the development and implementation of a communication strategy aimed at building awareness, public and targeted support and engagement in support of key AC advocacy priorities. S/he will collaborate with members of the Access Campaign and MSF movement to develop communications and campaigning strategies and materials that can support both global policy objectives and country-level advocacy needs, and will be responsible for the development and implementation of specific messaging, branding, imagery/visuals, and campaigning platforms/tools related to the AC advocacy priorities.
In collaboration with the rest of the AC communications team, and working closely with the Campaigns Manager, Digital Communications Manager, and relevant AC advocacy leads and technical experts, the Communications Adviser will contribute to and oversee a range of communications activities including:
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
MSF is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.