Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Case Studies Production & Communication Assistant

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Job Description


Location: Any MSF office*

Contract: Permanent contract at 100%

Deadline to apply: 03.08.2023

Starting date: 1 October 2023

*By default, the successful candidate will be offered a contract in the MSF office of their country of residence at the time of application.


Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers Emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, healthcare exclusion and natural disasters. MSF offers assistance to people based only on need and irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.

MSF International is the legal entity that binds MSF’s 23 sections, 25 associations and other offices together. Registered in Switzerland, MSF International provides Coordination, information and support to the MSF Movement, as well as implements international projects and initiatives as requested.


The MSF Speaking Out Case Studies (SOCS) is a series of studies from Médecins Sans Frontières that openly examines and analyses the organisation’s actions and decision-making process during Humanitarian Emergencies that have led it to speak out or not. The Speaking Out Case Studies document critical humanitarian dilemmas, constraints and controversies surrounding speaking out throughout the history of MSF. The SOCS project assists all MSF members, and a growing external audience in understanding how speaking out articulates with humanitarian interventions. 13 case studies and 3 podcasts are available in English and French at www.msf.org/speakingout. SOCS based learning courses are accessible on TEMBO, the MSF learning platform: https://tembo.msf.org/

The SOCS Project is under the responsibility and the supervision of the MSF International Board (lB); its management is delegated to the IB vice-president, supported by the SOCS steering and editorial committee.


The SOCS project assistant is part of the SOCS team of MSF International. He/she reports to the SOCS project manager and works closely with the other members of the SOCS team including the SOCS project Director & director of studies and the SOCS learning and Development Manager.


The purpose of the position of the SOCS project assistant is to support the SOCS project including for research, consistency, and harmonisation of content across all SOCS materials, production and maintenance of online platforms as well as increasing the SOCS materials’ visibility internally.


Support the director of the SOCS project/director of studies in:

Maintaining and developing the SOCS documents database including researching for internal documents and videos required for writing the case studies and the SOCS based learning courses. Pre-drafting chronologies and other elements of contentReviewing layout proofs

Support the SOCS project in ensuring the consistency and the harmonisation of content throughout all SOCS materials.

Support the SOCS learning and development manager in:

Creating and editing short videos in English and French for the SOCS based learning coursesPopulating online learning software with content in English and FrenchManaging and updating the SOCS learning pages in English and French hosted on the MSF learning platform (TEMBO)Creating power points and podcast listening events in English and French for learning workshops.

Support the SOCS project manager in:

Producing SOCS based podcasts in English and French Updating the SOCS web pages in English and French, hosted on the MSF international website (Drupal)Increasing the SOCS materials’ visibility internally Presenting metrics for TEMBO, SOCS web pages, Podcast platforms, etc.
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