Communication coordinator

Datum 27 nov. 2019
Vervaldatum 07 dec. 2019
Aantal uren 40 uur
Plaats Amsterdam
Betaald Ja
Organisatie Doctors of the World

Doctors of the World - Médecins du Monde - is working in 64 countries worldwide and is an independent international movement of campaigning activists who provide care, bear witness and support social change. Through our innovative medical programmes and evidence-based advocacy initiatives, we enable excluded individuals and their communities to access health and fight for universal access to healthcare.

We are currently seeking a Communication Coordinator to work full time on a one-year contract with the international network of Doctors of the World. This position can be based in the following national offices of our Network: France, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium. We offer a unique opportunity to work in a rewarding and challenging work environment with a strong focus on leadership, strategy and community building. Reporting directly to the co-coordinators of the network, the communication coordinator will closely work with/for the members of the communications community which is composed of communications managers of all 16 chapters of the DoW network. The communication coordinator will be closely linked to the Global Voice Steering Group of the Network and be key in developing and implementing multilingual and international communications strategies.


Contribute to the development of strategic outlines for the internal and external communication within the network

  • Assess and analyse tools and mechanisms of internal and external communication
  • Conduct an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of internal and external network communication
  • Coordinate the development of strategic outlines and monitor their implementation within the network
  • Develop communication objectives for 2020
  • Draft the Annual Workplan along with the Communication Community for 2020

Lead and facilitate the communications community of the network

  • Organize monthly online meetings and annual face-to-face workshops
  • Ensure information sharing and feedback
  • Report to the Global Voice Steering Group

Recommend and coordinate external communication events for the network

  • Identify the human, logistical and financial resources required
  • Coordinate the implementation of external communication events
  • Establish a calendar of external communication events
  • Lead the implementation of a common visual identity and a coherent messaging for the network
  • All activities must be closely coordinated with the communication community

Functie-eisen en profiel

  • Master degree in communication / journalism /social science
  • At least 10 years experience in a similar position
  • Extensive knowledge on communications tools and strategies
  • At least 5 years experience in an NGO
  • At least 2 years experience in international networks and/or platforms

Know how to be

  • Be dynamic, responsive, creative and able to adapt to new situations
  • Leadership, responsibility and autonomy
  • Be versatile and organized
  • Ability to manage priorities and emergencies
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Assertive communication and conflict management skills
  • Have a good sense of humour

Know how

  • Good understanding of how to plan and implement communications strategies
  • Competence in monitoring and evaluation tools for communication activities
  • Proficiency or near native level English (written/oral communication)
  • Excellent command of French and/or Spanish
  • 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 (DTP) and appropriate word and image processing software, (i.g. Adobe Creative Suite) and video editing
  • Master Indesign, Illustrator & Photoshop/Final Cut ou Premiere Pro

Ons aanbod

  • Full time contract
  • 1 year with perspective to extend (starting date : 6th of january 2020)
  • Possible location : Spain (Madrid), France (Paris), Netherlands (Amsterdam), UK (London), Belgium (Brussels), Germany (Munich)
  • Competitive renumeration

Informeren en solliciteren
Send your curriculum vitae and a letter of motivation to Deadline: 6th of December, 2019. For more information about this vacancy: Niels de Heij (Manager Communication & Fundraising MdM NL);, 020-7653816.