Medecins Sans Frontieres recrute
Fiel Communication Officer

Main objective of the position :

The FCO participates in the implementation, coordination and supervision of operational communication activities according to MSF standards in the mission. Aiming at building MSF visibility and leverage inside the country, the FCO focuses on online and offline media alert & management and content production & diffusion.
Tasks and responsibilities:

• Media management
– The FCO establishes and maintains regular relations with key local media contact, and will maintain up to date the Libya media contact list including foreign correspondents covering Libya from the country or from Tunis, major Libyan media, and AV contacts.
– He/ she will handle local media requests, and organizes events for local media (Press conference, Press briefing…). The FCO may act as a spokesperson for local media, particularly in local languages not spoken by members of the field coordination team.

• Media alert
– The FCO monitors local media and social media and flags significant articles, trends, news or reports of importance for MSF or on the context and advice on appropriate action when needed to respond / correct misrepresentations.
– He/she produces strategic reports on the local media landscape (key media, audience numbers, political affiliation, ownership, freedom of speech, use of social media) and regularly reports on new developments.
– He/she provides guidance on how to deal with local media or social media at time of crisis.

• Content production
– The FCO supervises the production of local communication tools and products (leaflets, brochures, posters, radio spots, articles, photos, videos) according to local strategy and budget.
– The FCO proposes stories and digitally-contents production that could increase visibility and knowledge of MSF’s work and/or help mobilize allies for Libyan audience, using in particular existing MSF social media accounts in Arabic.
– Under the guidance of the Communication Advisor and operations, the FCO supports initiatives targeting broader international audiences. He/she will travel to MSF project locations and collect and/or gather information and materials (testimonies, video footage, pictures…) for public communication purposes.

• Content diffusion
ü 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.
ü If judged applicable, the FCO proposes and shapes MSF’s proactive social media strategy, in line with the overall country comms strategy, works to grow and manage the digital community and local audience

• Reporting and additional tasks
– The FCO produces regular reports on achieved results and future priorities
– Upon request, the FCO can help in promoting MSF external communications principles towards the national staff and providing comms-related training for other staff.


– Essential: degree in Journalism, Communications, or related university degree.
– Essential: previous significant working experience of at least 2 years in communications, journalism or public relations.
– Desirable: previous experience working in dealing with Libyan media, working in the country, and/or in link with migration.
– Experience working in an international or humanitarian organization is an asset
– English and Arabic essential. Excellent command of local Arabic dialects essential, command of French is desirable.
– Excellent writing skills / Essential computer literacy (word, excel)
– Thorough knowledge of traditional media and of digital and social networks
– Good multimedia storytelling skills: drafting, taking pictures and video
– Good networking and media relations
– Command of editing programs is an asset
– Commitment: Capacities to adapt work and priorities to ever-changing environment, Results-oriented.
– Outgoing personality, good balance between initiative and team working

Comment postuler :
Qualified candidates are kindly requested to send an application letter (explaining relevant experiences and motivation letter), CV, diploma copy, and writing sample or published articles at Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Closing date: 26th Sept, 2018 2:00 pm

Ville : TUNIS and Frequent trip in project in Libya
Nom / Entreprise : Medecins Sans Frontieres
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Adresse : TUNIS
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