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Communication Coordinator - MdM International Network

Communication Coordinator - MdM International Network (m/w/d)


For more than 40 years, Médecins du Monde, a campaigning medical organisation committed to international solidarity, has been caring for the most vulnerable populations at home and abroad. It has continued to highlight obstacles that exist in accessing health care and has secured sustainable improvements in health-for-all policies. 

Those working for this independent organisation do not solely dispense care and treatment but condemn violations of human dignity and rights and fight to improve matters for populations living in precarious situations.  

The Médecins du Monde international network includes ​​​​​​​17 independent associations from 17 countries. It shares a common vision: “a world where there will no longer be barriers to health and where health will be recognized as a fundamental right”; values: “commitment, social justice, empowerment, independence and balance” and principles: “caring, witnessing and advocating, supporting social change and honouring humanitarian”.

The network implements projects in 77 countries around the world.  Each of the 17 members has a strong local foothold in its own country with domestic projects.

The network has evolved over the years into a decentralised, but strongly connected and interdependent organisation of members. The network governance model has been adopted by the network’s 2018 General Assembly. Members decided on a model that respects the diversity within the network and the autonomy of each member, while facilitating and stimulating an environment suited for bilateral and multilateral collaboration. Within this governance model, there are three main bodies: the network president council (made of the 17 presidents), the network executive council (made of the 17 executive directors) and the network executive committee (made of the executive directors who are chairing the steering groups).

A network support team, managed by the network coordinator, is supporting the network executive committee and the network communities (on governance, finance, fundraising, communication, advocacy and operations). The network support team is made of the network coordinator and four other persons: the operations coordinator, the advocacy coordinator, the communication coordinator and the fundraising and financial coordinator.

Job Description

Under the supervision of the network coordinator, you closely work with the members of the MdM network’s communications community. You facilitate the development and the implementation of multilingual communication activities and you work on a common communication strategy for the network. 

Your main responsibilities are the following:

Development of strategic outlines for the network’s internal and external communication

  • Operationalise the network’s strategic plan into concrete communication activities
  • Coordinate the development of strategic outlines and monitor their implementation within the network
  • Draft the annual workplan along with the network’s communications community
  • Assess and analyse tools and mechanisms of internal and external communication

Facilitation of the network’s communication

  • Organise monthly online meetings and annual face-to-face workshops
  • Ensure information sharing and feedback
  • Prepare communication material feasible to be used by the communication departments of the different chapters
  • Coordinate communication activities in case of humanitarian emergencies
  • Support the application of the newly developed corporate design of MdM within the chapters of the network
  • Develop coherent messaging for the network
  • Work on the development of an international MdM brand
  • Conduct competitive and technical monitoring to integrate new communication trends into the network
  • Coordinate and find synergies with other coordinators and communities of the network (finance, advocacy, operations)

Coordination of the network’s external communication

  • Establish a calendar of relevant external communication events
  • Accompany and prepare for publishing external advocacy events in close collaboration with the advocacy community
  • Accompany and prepare for publishing activities by the operations community.

Your Profil

Master’s degree in communication, journalism or social science
At least 7 years of experience in a similar position
Extensive knowledge on communications tools and strategies
Experience in international networks and/or platforms
Dymamism, adaptability
Leadership, sense of responsibilities, autonomy
Sense of organisation
Sense of priorities
Assertive communication and conflict management skills
Good understanding of how to plan and implement communications strategies
Proven knowledge and experience in the field of marketing, corporate communication, media and/or public relations
Master a journalist style of writing
Synthesize and write messages in an accessible language
Proficiency in oral and written presentation techniques
Good knowledge of Desktop Publishing Tools (DTPinfo-icon) and appropriate word and image processing software, (i.g. Adobe Creative Suite) and video editing
Languages: proficiency or near native level English (written/oral communication), excellent command of French and/or Spanish
You embrace the core values and support the proactive philosophy of Médecins du Monde.

Employment Conditions

Fixed-term contract

18 months


Starting date: July 1, 2022
Gross monthly salary: 2 940 euros
Premium equal to one-month salary paid in two instalments – minimum of 6 months seniority required
Health insurance (60% covered by MdM and 40% by the employee)
22.5 RTT (recovery days) per year
5 weeks of paid leaves per year
8.50 euro luncheon vouchers (60% covered by MdM and 40% by the employee)
50% reimbursement for transportation costs
Teleworking agreement for positions eligible to telework: 110 days/year (minimum of 1 day per week onsite)
Work with display screen equipment / Open-plan offices
Sitting posture
Given the current circumstances of Covid-19 pandemic, we are taking special measures to apply health protocols and hygiene measures to guarantee the safety of our staff.
Médecins du Monde promotes trainings and internal mobility.

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Thank you for your interest in Médecins du Monde. Please apply directly via Médecins du Monde France.