Field Communications Manager

Recruiter / Employer: Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)
Contract: Contract / Casual
Salary: Confidential
Status: Expired

Objective of the Position:

The FCM will define, implement, coordinate and supervise all operational communication activities and strategies, according to MSF standards in Kenya. She/he will build MSF’s visibility, acceptance and leverage inside the country.

Tasks & Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Define the Communications Strategy and Objectives:
  • Define the Kenya CCF annually and monitor results through relevant indicators
  • Provide communications advice on public positioning and remain reactive to emergency communications needs
  • ​Media Management:

  • Contribute to the media landscape; social media mapping and organize media events
  • Organize media/communications trainings and briefings with MSF staff in the missions
  • Act as spokesperson when appropriate and approved
  • ​Content Production and Management:

  • Create communication packages
  • Track and archive communications production in the country to build institutional memory
  • Produce or supervise the production of content, including leaflets, brochures, posters, radio spots, newsletter, articles, photos, videos
  • ​Content Diffusion:

  • Actively promote the diffusion of MSF content in the country and on international MSF platforms (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)
  • ​Team Management:

  • Manage, develop and supervise staff under his/her responsibility
  • ​Reporting and Communication:

  • Produce regular reports with achievements, challenges, and priorities
  • ​Budget Management:

  • Produce and manage yearly communications budget to support the identified and agreed communications priorities
  • Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Degree in Journalism, Communications, Humanitarian Affairs, Political Sciences or related Course
  • At least four years of relevant experience in communications, journalism or public relations
  • Experience in producing Communications content
  • Proven ability to Supervise, lead and manage multidisciplinary teams
  • Desirable previous experience working with MSF or other NGOs in developing countries
  • Competencies

  • Fluent in English and Swahili, written and spoken; command of other local languages desirable
  • Basic audiovisual production skills (photo and video)
  • Commitment to MSF’s work and values; willingness to work in various contexts
  • Able to work in a multidisciplinary team
  • Strategic and Results oriented, teamplayer, flexible, culturally sensitive
  • Excellent Communication and Interpersonal Skills with ability to train others

    Method of Application

    Candidates meeting the above qualifications are requested to email a motivation letter and updated Curriculum Vitae as a single file by 13th Oct 2021 to [email protected]org and mention on the subject line “Intersectional Field Communications Manager”. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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