Field Communication Officer

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), is an International Humanitarian Organization providing medical aid to populations in distress, victims of natural and man made disasters and victims of armed conflict, regardless of race, religion and political believes. For more information, visit our Arabic website, www.msf-me.org

Médecins Sans Frontières Belgium is looking for Yemeni nationals to recruit for the following position:

FIELD COMMUNICATION OFFICER

Location: MSF OCB Coordination Office

Contract duration: 6 months – Renewable.

Contract type: Full time contract.

Reporting to: FCM / HoM for OCB

Posting Date: May 4th, 2021

Main Job Duties:

Contributing to the implementation of operational communication strategy in the mission according to MSF standards. Aiming at building MSF visibility, acceptance and leverage inside the country. Focusing on media alert, local media management and content production & diffusion.

The summary of tasks as follows:

Social media management

Social Media Management and monitoring -

Under the supervision of the Field Communications Manager, the FCO monitors MSF social media accounts in Yemen and alerts the teams in case of gaps/threats/opportunities. He/she posts MSF updates on social media under the supervision of the FCM.

Media Alert –

The FCO monitors local Medias, flags the significant articles and reports on new developments.

Content Diffusion –

The FCO actively diffuses MSF content in the country in local languages and among local media. If judged applicable, he/ she uses social media (twitter, blogs, Facebook....) to promote this content.

Content Production –

The FCO produces and design local communication tools and products (leaflets, brochures, posters, newsletter,, articles, photos, videos) according to local strategy and budget.

Develop communications-related tools, templates or SOPs as required.

Reporting and translation –

The FCO will participate in communication data-collection and reporting as required.

Translate needed document in Arabic – English.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

·         Education Essential: University, Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications or related university degree.

·         Experience Essential: previous working experience of at least two years in communications, journalism or public relations in the country.

·         Essential: previous working experience in dealing with media in the country preferably in an emergency or post-conflict setting.

·         Languages: High-level English /Arabic language proficiency (speaking, reading, writing).

How to Apply

Applications must be in English language. Candidates should submit a Cover Letter and CV. Short listed candidates will be asked to provide original copies of diplomas, copies of relevant training and work certificates, and any recommendations from previous employers to the following:

Médecins sans Frontières Belgium

E-mail: msf.recruitement.aden@gmail.com

(The subject of the mail should be:  Field communication officer/Aden

Deadline for application: May 16th, 2021

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. No face-to-face contact or phone contact will be considered. Any documents sent to MSF-B (CV, cover letter, copies of diploma, recommendations letters) will not be returned by MSF-B.