Communications Advisor

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Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières
Job Type: Full-Time
Country: France
Experience: Mid Career (3-5 years)
Languages: English, French
Category: Communications/Advocacy
Topic: Health/HIV
Application Deadline: 11. May 2021

Job Description

Under the responsibility of the Operational Communications Coordinator, you initiate, manage and coordinates MSF’s communication actions within your perimeter (country portfolio and thematic working areas).

Key responsibilities:

Your main employment activities, which require a regular presence on MSF’s fields of intervention, are as below :

 Participate to the definition of MSF’s Communications strategy:

  • Identify potential Communication actions based on the operational events within his/her perimeter (country portfolio and thematic working areas);
  • Participate in the definition of MSF’s communication strategy;
  • Stimulate reflection within MSF regarding the issues in his/her perimeter.

Support the implementation of Communications projects:

  • Collect and analyse information and contents (photos, texts, etc.) and make them available to the relevant MSF Comms production units and media.
  • Formalise the Communications initiatives – upon approval by relevant interlocutor(s) – and implement them as a Comms project:
      • Outline the objectives in terms of Communications strategy (messages, targets,channels, tools) in collaboration with production / media relations units.
      • Manage/coordinate the Communication project until its assessment;
  • Ensure media / context monitoring, and flag relevant topics / items, on the themes and communication issues within his/her perimeter.

Provide counselling and support to MSF field teams and operational cells:

  • Advise and support the field Communications staff and the Operational cells in their decision making with regard to the Communications strategy;
  • Ensure the implementation of the Communication strategy in his / her country portfolio -coordinating, where appropriate, with his/her peers within the MSF movement;
  • Provide technical support to field Communications staff;
  • Share and promote MSF’s Communication tools and good practices.

Transfer of Communications skills to Operational field staff:

  • Contribute to the Communications training of MSF field coordinators;
  • Stimulate and initiate the relevant initiatives to build MSF public positioning within the field coordination teams.
Professional skills


  • At least three years of professional experience in a similar position.
  • Field experience is a strong asset.

Languages: Fluency in French and English

  • Good writing skills as well as strong synthesis and analytical capabilities.
  • Ability to work autonomously and in a transversal and participative manner.
Position’s specificities

Status: 12-month full-time. Executive position. Based in Paris (with flexibility linked to the COVID health context ).

Starting date: as soon as possible

Contract type: Fixed-term contract

Contract duration: 12 months

Salary (€): 41,6 K Euros brut annuel sur 13 mois
  • 9€ Luncheon voucher, 60% care of MSF
  • 100% Mutual health insurance
  • 50% public transportation expenses
  • 22 days RWD per year

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