Sunday, February 14, 2016

Editor - Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) India (Apply by: February 24, 2016


Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international humanitarian medical aid organization working in more than 65 countries worldwide. Médecins Sans Frontières is neutral, impartial, independent and not linked to any political party or governmental body. It provides emergency medical assistance to people in need, irrespective of their nationality, race or religion.
MSF has worked in India since 1999, providing free-of-charge essential healthcare to people in remote areas, and specialist care for people affected by HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, Drug resistant tuberculosis and kala azar. We also respond to natural disasters and other emergencies, provide mental healthcare, and lobby for the development of more effective and cheaper medicines to improve access to treatment for people everywhere.

MSF currently runs projects in the states of Bihar, Delhi, Manipur, Maharashtra, Jammu & Kashmir, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and West Bengal. In 1996, MSF received the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development, and in 1999 MSF was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
MSF India is one of 24 offices and operational centres in Europe, America, Asia and Australasia, pooling funding, expertise and staff for MSF field operations. MSF India has three key objectives in support of field operations: the recruitment of skilled medical and non-medical staff, the raising of vital funds, and public information work.


Location of Job: MSF India Branch Office, New Delhi
Last application date: 24th February, 2016

Position Title
Division / Function
Administrative Reporting to:
Head of Communications


  • Ensures that MSF India’s written communications materials follow our editorial guidelines, that the quality of written English is consistently high, jargon-free, appropriate for the intended audience, and convey MSF India’s desired profile.
  • Generates content to be published in MSF India communication tools including writing stories from returning expats, MSF India staff and patients
  • Writes MSF India Editorial guideline document in line with the Editorial strategy

Expected End Results
Supporting Activities
Editorial strategy and guideline
1.     Contributes in writing the MSF India Editorial strategy in line with the overall MSF India Communication strategy and under the direction of the Head of Communications.
2.     Develops and updates the editorial guidelines document to be shared with all departments and entities of MSF in India and in line with MSF India Editorial strategy.
3.     Proof reads and edits all materials produced by MSF India including  events specific communication materials, reports, press releases, briefing documents, interviews, brochures/leaflets, Fundraising communication materials, NISAR (South Asia Regional Association’s newsletter), etc.
Generate content and Writing

1.     In charge of briefing and debriefing MSF India expats (in collaboration with the Media Coordinator, the Medical Press Officer and supported by the HR department)
2.     Writes “Letter from the field” (Stories of returning expats from the field)
3.     Writes stories of patients and MSF India staff (Other than expats)
4.     Conceptualizes, proposes Editorial line and writes the offline donor magazine/newsletter in collaboration with the Loyalty Officer (Fundraising department).
Management and departmental administration
1.    Supported by the Content and Social Media Officer, organizes the weekly Editorial meeting with the larger Communication team and members of the Digital Cell, to decide key content to be pushed online and offline in accordance of the Editorial guideline and the overall Communication strategy  
2.    Attends regularly scheduled departmental meetings to share information, brainstorm solutions, and coordinate priorities.
3.    Participates in planning and implementation of MSF-India’s communications strategies, policies and procedures.
4.    Carries out any duties that may reasonably be required by the Communication Coordinator and/or Head of communications in the light of the main purpose of the job.
5.    Attends regularly scheduled staff meetings, in-office presentations/debates to stay informed on important MSF topics.

Key Dimensions

  • Functionally  responsible for the Content and Social Media Officer
  • Proof reads and edits ALL external communication materials of MSF India and at times for other MSF entities in India representing an audience of several lakhs per year

Key Performance Indicators

  • Writes a minimum of one “story from the field” per month (Stories from returning expats)
  • Writes the content for 3 donor magazines/newsletter per year (in collaboration with the Loyalty Officer)
  • Organizes weekly editorial meetings with relevant members of the communication, fundraising departments and Digital cell
  • Updates every year (or more if required) the MSF India editorial guideline to be shared with all departments and entities within MSF in India

Key Interactions

  • Functionally  responsible of the Content and Social Media Officer
  • Works closely with all members of the Communication as well as fundraising, HR departments and the association.
  • Collaborates actively with MSF India operations (through the PR and advocacy coordinators) and the Access Campaign India office based in Delhi

Other Indicative Requirements

Educational Qualifications  & Functional / Technical Skills

Masters in Journalism, English, Communications or equivalent field from a reputed institute and/or a combination of relevant professional experiences in line with the responsibilities listed in this job description.  

Relevant Experience
  • Minimum 4-5 years of experience working as an editor, copywriter, journalist.
  • Experience with creating compelling messages for different target demographics.
  • Crisis communications experience is a plus. 

Other requirements
  • Excellent knowledge of English grammar as well as spoken and written
  • Excellent writing, editing and proof reading skills
  • Substantial experience of producing written materials and adapting style to suit a wide range of audiences.
  • Capacity to take initiatives and seize opportunities
  • Outstanding proven time management and organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize ongoing vs. immediate needs appropriately.
  • Flexibility and ability to work under very tight deadlines and handle several projects at the same time
  • Knowledge and understanding of social media platforms
  • Willing and able to be work on irregular days and hours including evenings and week-ends.
  • Willingness to travel within and outside India.
  • Able to integrate into a multicultural team and cooperate with co-workers.


  • Strategic vision – Level 3
  • Results and quality orientation – Level 3
  • Planning and organizing – Level 3
  • Teamwork and cooperation – Level 3

We offer:
  • Salary Gross (INR): 68959 per month  (non-negotiable)
  • 15 days annual leave; 12 days paid leave as per specified list of holidays; Sick/Casual leave of 12 working days as per calendar year (pro-rated based on hire date). 
  • Contributions made for statutory benefit programs such as Provident Fund and Gratuity Fund.
  • Covered under accident insurance 
  • Mediclaim : MSF provides medical reimbursement for employees and their dependents as per MSF India health care policy 
  • A stimulating, professional environment in an international organization. 
Information & Application:

Please clearly state in ‘subject’ of email which position you are applying for and the source from where you saw the job profile and send your CV with cover letter (combined in one word file) to:

Last application date:  24th February, 2016

  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted
  • Candidates from non-Indian origin applying for this position should have the valid legal working permit.

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