Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is looking for a talent with a strong background in public communications – media relations and social media management – and a desire to further the organisation’s aims to fill the following position based in Kuala Lumpur:
Manage media relations for regular and quality coverage of MSF’s global work and worldwide humanitarian crises
Manage MSF HK social media accounts for Malaysia and regularly scan the social media landscape to keep MSF up to date with new and effective tools/platforms
In coordination with the OCA mission, plan and organise public events and/or other visibility activities of MSF in the country with support from events team in HK
Act as the primary link coordinating the presentation of MSF in Malaysian media in Bahasa, Chinese and English.
Network with active key online influencers and online communities in Malaysia to maximize positive publicity opportunities for MSF, in coordination with OCA mission
Produce institutional communications materials in a timely and accurate manner and dispense it to targeted audiences in Malaysia
Coordinate the (re)production of multimedia materials for public communications in the country
Contribute in developing the digital and general institutional communications strategy for Malaysia to be in coherence with the overall communication vision and strategy of MSF Hong Kong, taking into account different communications needs, culture, and language, and in coordination with the OCA mission to avoid duplication or risks to operations.
Where possible, work with the OCA mission/OCA Communications Advisor (CA) to incorporate operational communications objectives into the institutional communications strategy.
Provide operational communications support for MSF in-country mission, upon request from the mission, and in coordination with Communications Manager and OCA CA.
Minimum 3 years’ journalistic or public relations experience
Experience in managing social media accounts is a must
Basic knowledge/experience on the use of graphic design softwares
Strong interest and knowledge of world affairs
Good knowledge of local media in Malaysia
Experience working with NGO/INGO is desirable
Commitment to the aims and values of Médecins Sans Frontières
Ability to work independently and remotely but also a good team player
Fluency in both spoken and written English and Bahasa Malaysia is a must
Good presentation and solid experience in translation and copy writing
Ability to work under pressure and to respect deadlines
Flexible and willing to travel