Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
The Communications Officer will focus on both local and international audiences. The successful candidate will be a dynamic, passionate, and creative communicator with professional experience and skills in communications, fundraising, PR, media or a related field. S/he will be highly motivated, capable of managing an exciting and varied workload, and able operate in complex but fascinating contexts, including emergency settings.
The Communications Officer is a vital member of a diverse team, producing communication and fundraising resources and pursuing media opportunities and exposure. Given the high importance of private, in addition to institutional, funding, the role is essential in ensuring that MTI raises the financial support and awareness necessary to achieve its mission.
The Communications Officer works in close contact with HQ and its Affiliates and leads and advises the field teams in dealing with external communication, monitors visibility in the field, and supports the internal communications of the country program.
Medical Teams International maintains a humanitarian response roster in order to facilitate the rapid response of humanitarian professionals and volunteers to emergencies around the world. Medical Teams International’s humanitarian response activities are designed to provide rapid and coordinated humanitarian response to the most vulnerable populations during and after a humanitarian emergency. Collaborating with local government agencies and other humanitarian actors, Medical Teams International evaluates the emergency’s overall impact and mobilizes a humanitarian assessment and response team to respond within 48 hours. Through partnerships with local health organizations, we provide emergency medical care, transitional health, and community programming for impacted communities, from humanitarian response to development, saving lives and improving quality of care. MTI’s humanitarian response interventions include health, nutrition, and WASH.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Communications and Fundraising Resouces
Medica and Public Relations
Brand and Co-branding Coordination
Relevant post-graduate degree preferred.
2 years of professional experience in media, communications, marketing, or fundraising.
Excellent English (spoken and written).
Computer literate with good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook.
Strong grasp of online social media tools and techniques.
Ability to relate well with many kinds of people, and to establish rapport and trust with people who may be nervous or suspicious to share their story or have their photo taken.
Able to cope with basic living conditions in the field and during field trips.
Excellent writing skills with the ability to target different audiences and to tailor output accordingly.
Demonstrated ability to work well as part of a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team.
For additional information visit: www.medicalteams.org/take-action/volunteer/disaster-response-volunteering