[Ip-health] MSF Access Campaign Vacancy: Web Intern

Michelle.VILK at geneva.msf.org Michelle.VILK at geneva.msf.org
Fri Sep 24 05:05:09 PDT 2010

MSF Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines
WEB INTERN 2010 – 2011

Terms of reference

Job title:		Web Intern
Job type: 		Unpaid/volunteer
Job location:		Geneva, Switzerland
Job dimension:		60 percent
Starting of Job:		November 2010
Duration:                           3 month (minimum)

General  Information
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is a leading international, independent,
medical, humanitarian organisation, dedicated to providing medical
humanitarian assistance to vulnerable populations in times of conflict or
disaster. In over 60 countries worldwide, MSF provides both life-saving
emergency relief and longer-term assistance to make basic healthcare
services available to the most vulnerable or excluded communities.

The Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines (Access Campaign) was
established in 1999 to improve access to existing medical tools (medicines,
diagnostics, vaccines) and to stimulate the development of urgently needed
better tools for people in countries where MSF works. The Campaign is made
up of a team of medical, legal, policy and communications specialists.

The MSF Access Campaign currently has 29 full time staff mainly working in
Geneva but also in locations such as Paris, Brussels, New Delhi and Rio de
Janeiro. Our staff is dynamic and enthusiastic, all very committed to the
aims of MSF and not afraid of “mucking-in” when necessary. We invest in
potential, rather than always recruiting the most qualified staff.

The Communications Team
The Communications department is crucial in enhancing MSF’s and the Access
Campaign’s profile both internally and externally and in achieving its
advocacy targets. Our policy is one of openness and co-operation with press
and other audiences. New technology involving web, audio-visual and other
multi-media productions are central to this policy, as well as more
traditional functions. We function very much as a team and all members are
expected to help out whenever needed. Communications staff are highly
valued within the organisation and are expected to contribute actively in
strategic and communication decisions.

The department currently consists of 1 Head of Communication, 1
Communications Officer / Content Producer, 1 Web Master / Online Content
Editor and 1 Press Officer.

The Internship
The Campaign is entering a very busy and very web-heavy period of work. In
the coming months we will be launching a redesign of our website, building
a new database platform to support international advocacy networks,
improving upon our existing site and related mini-sites, as well as doing
improved analysis of how our material is picked up online.

We are looking for an energetic intern to join the team and support the Web
Master in all components of her work.
Possible responsibilities could include:
   -	Assisting in mapping website content in conjunction with other
      communication team members
   -	Tracking trending in each dossier, what are the major discussions via
      Twitter re: AIDS, TB, malnutrition, access issues, etc.
         o	Will use this trending data to identify the key twitter users
            for each dossier or topic
   -	Researching new online platforms that could help expand reach of
      Campaign’s messages
   -	Assisting in content conversion from existing site to re-designed
      site, managing complex task of tagging and filing all content to
      ensure accurate transfer

NOTE: Tasks and projects to be determined based on need & interest as
internship progresses.

Skills & Experience
      -	Familiarly with and passion for web and online technologies,
         particularly in social media & online advocacy networks
      -	Some familiarity with HTML coding & experience with different CMS
         tools (wordpress, TYPO3, drupal, blogging platforms, etc.)
      -	Good self-management skills & ability to work independently
      -	Good eye for design
      -	To have a genuine interest in and commitment to the humanitarian
         principles of MSF
      -	Fluency in written and spoken English, French would be a bonus
      -	Sense of humour is a requirement

Please send a CV and cover letter to Alexandra Lee, alexandra.lee at msf.org.

In addition, please include a list of your top 3 favorite websites at the
moment as well as your favourite online campaign to date with brief
descriptions of why you’ve selected them.

Closing date: 8 October 2010
Kind regards,

Michelle Vilk

Coordination and Communications Assistant
Médecins Sans Frontières
Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines
Rue de Lausanne 78
1211 Geneva, Switzerland
Tel: + 41(0) 22 849 89 02
Fax: + 41 (0) 22 849 84 04
michelle.vilk at geneva.msf.org

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