To define, implement, coordinate and supervise all
operational communication activities according to MSF
standards in the mission/ or during an emergency.
The FCM aims at building MSF visibility, acceptance and
leverage inside the mission country. For any large scale
emergencies, an Emergency Field Communications
Manager (ECM) may be sent to the mission or the FCM can
be asked to act as an ECM.
The FCM promotes the visibility of the organisation,
improving awareness of its principles and work, reinforcing
information on MSF activities among communities. The
FCM should have the capacity to identify key cross cutting
issues across MSF operations which are relevant to
communications and to advise on public positioning.
He /she will develop communications through local media
and have the capacity to remain reactive to emergencies.
In emergencies with high media pressure the FCM is able to
act as an ECM and as a spokesperson to take interview
pressure away from the field teams.
Media Management/ Alert
The FCM maintains close contact with key local media and
foreign correspondents, he/she helps in understanding the
Nigerian media environment and affiliations
The FCM liaises with communications staff from other
organisations and institutions, and will monitor and analyse
the communication lines developed by actors of importance
for MSF (authorities, armed groups, UN, other NGOs…).
The FCM facilitates media visits to MSF projects and he/
she organizes media events (Press conference, Press
briefing…) in collaboration with MSF international
The FCM briefs spokespersons and assesses media training
needs for key staff.
He/she can play the role of a spokesperson when seen as
opportune and necessary.
The FCM produces strategic reports on the local media
landscape and regularly reports on new developments. He/
she provides guidance on how to deal with local media at
time of crisis, and will develop guidelines for dealing with
such crises through in-country media.
The FCM advises on which communications tools to choose
according to objective, message and audience at local and
national levels. He/she then produces – or supervises the
production of – local communications contents (leaflets,
brochures, posters, radio spots, articles, photos, videos)
according to strategy and budget.
The FCM helps producing international communications
content by providing data, information, quotes, testimonies,
pictures, videos and other means to the CAs or the
communication person in charge of writing international
communications contents at HQ level.
The FCM tracks and archives communications production
on the country to build institutional memory.
The FCM actively promotes the diffusion of MSF content in
the country. Under the supervision of the Heads of Mission,
the FCM identifies communications opportunities using
MSF communications network production or returning staff
to pitch content on MSF activities in the country and other
When judged opportune and strategic, he/ she uses social
media (twitter, blogs, Facebook….) to promote MSF
contents and visibility, this might include creating MSF
social media accounts, following them and provide feeds
The FCM produces regular reports on achieved results and
The FCM reports and collaborates with the Heads of
Mission (HOM) of MSF sections and ensures
communication is streamlined, communicated and agreed
by both parties ahead of publishing
The FCM will produce a yearly communications budget
meant to support identified and agreed com priorities. This
budget will be submitted for approval to the Head of
Mission (s) and coms department at HQs.
degree in Journalism, Communications, Humanitarian
affairs, Political Sciences or related university degree.
Essential: previous working experience of at least 4 years in
communications, journalism or public relations.
Essential: previous working experience in producing
communications content production
Experience working in an international environment.
English essential. Command of local languages is
Essential computer literacy (word, excel and digital media)
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