Location: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Geneva, Paris
Contract: open-ended, full-time
Starting date: April 2020
Deadline for applications: 2 February 2020
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.
MSF International is the legal entity that binds MSF’s 21 sections, 25 associations and other offices together. MSF International provides coordination, information and support to the MSF Movement, as well as implementing international projects and initiatives as requested.
The International Communication Coordinator oversees daily support to MSF’s five Operational Centres for the overall messaging and positioning in relation to complex emergencies and global dossiers, stimulates collaboration and resource-sharing across the MSF communication network, contributes to the Management Team of the International Office, leads the IO communication team, develops IO communication resources to the best possible support for the movement. The position is based in any of the five Operational Centre HQ: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Geneva or Paris.
PLACE IN THE ORGANISATION
The International Communications coordinator (ICC) reports to the Secretary General and is part of the IO management team. On an ongoing basis the ICC works closely primarily with Directors of Communications and operational communications coordinators in the OCs. When required the ICC may work with other members of OCs in HQ or the field such as with comms, operations, or other departments as appropriate. The ICC also liaises regularly with the heads of comms across the movement.
On major crises and global topics, the International Communication Coordinator works directly with the International Medical Secretary, the International President and the Humanitarian Advocacy and Representation Coordinator. When needed, he/she also works closely with fundraising, finance, logistics, HR coordinators in the international office and the international legal department.
The International Communication Coordinator leads the IO communication team, providing the general oversight and direction for the team. The International Communications Project Manager oversees the day-to-day running of the IO comms team, works on key international comms projects, and acts as deputy for the ICC.
The IO communication team manages movement-wide communications tools and together with the legal department oversees the correct use of the logo. Movement-wide tools notably include the international media data base, msf.org, the International Activity report, @msf, among others, as well as internal comms tools such as Comms Week ahead, emailing lists, and international comms sites on sharepoint. The team provides support and helps coordinate a variety of comms groups such as the digital steering committee and working groups, AV, editors, Arabic language editors, and on an adhoc basis provides support to field communications.
OBJECTIVES OF THE POSITION
The purpose of the position of International Communication Coordinator is to strengthen the impact of MSF’s public communication and maximise the use of resources across the network. This includes:
1. Coordinate the DirCom platform:
2. Coordinate and support the operational Communication Coordinators (CoCo) identify priorities and planning for MSF’s operational communication
3. Stimulate coherent positioning and joint institutional messaging on major complex crises:
4. Through the management team, contribute to the direction and policies of the IO:
5. Coordinate the IO communication team and resources:
6. Stimulate collaboration and resource-sharing across the MSF communication network:
7. Manage the MSF brand internationally:
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.