Arabic Medical and Online Editor

Title: Arabic Medical and Online Editor

Location: Geneva-Switzerland

Duration: 1 year contract  

Full-time position 100% - 40 hours per week

Reporting to: International Content and Publications Manager

Start date: 1 January 2018

Application deadline:   16 October 2017



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 19 sections, 24 associations and other offices together. Based in Geneva, MSF International provides coordination, information and support to the MSF Movement, as well as implements international projects and initiatives as requested. MSF International also provides administrative support to the MSF Access Campaign.


The international website of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF),, is the cornerstone of MSF's online representation and communication. It is a key element in the organisation's overall communication strategy. is currently a bilingual website, in English and Arabic. MSF International is seeking an Arabic Medical and Online Editor to work on the content of in Arabic, work on the medical content/pages and provide Arabic editorial support to the MSF movement when needed.

In addition, the Arabic Medical and Online Editor will provide support to the MSF Medical Guidelines team in helping with the development of the Arabic pendant of the guidelines..


The Arabic Medical and Online Editor reports to the International Content and Publications Manager. He/she is part of the communications team of the International Office and will be based in Geneva.  He/she works closely with colleagues throughout MSF’s communication network, particularly those based in offices in the Middle Eastern region, who produce content in Arabic and manage digital communications in Arabic. He/she works also closely with the Medical Guidelines team based in Paris.


Identify, edit, and upload web content for in Arabic. In preparation for the launch of a new website, rewrite and create content where necessary. This position will have a key role in working on medical content for the website.

Ensure relevant and quality content is adapted from existing English- and Arabic-language MSF sources, and that the content is translated when necessary, is adapted for the web and is error-free.

Collaborate and ensure accurate translation into Arabic of MSF’s medical guidelines.


  • Edit and proofread content received from the wider organisation translated into Arabic to prepare it for publication on
  • Publish articles in Arabic on using our CMS system
  • Work with the International Content and Publications Manager to ensure pages remain current and follow the editorial line of the website
  • Support the writing and editing content for inclusion on as needed for the new website, with a specific focus on medical issues/pages
  • Support/encourage communications staff across the movement to provide web friendly and mobile first written content
  1. MSF content in Arabic
  • Work in collaboration with the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) teams to coordinate the translation of content into Arabic
  • When required, adapt translated materials for web use.
  • Develop and update the glossary of terms in Arabic and coordinate the work with MENA offices
  1. MSF medical guidelines in Arabic
    • Provide translation support for the medical guidelines project, as well as spot checks for consistency of terms.
    • Participate in editorial decision
  2. Other duties
    • Take part in week end on-call rota for the International Communication team
    • Other tasks and projects as required.
  • Excellent written and spoken Arabic is essential.
  • A background in medicine or medical editing
  • Good English and French language skills.
  • The ability to translate text from English and French into Arabic.
  • Experience with CMS – Content Management Systems
  • Experience preparing and editing Arabic web content.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) and SEM (Search Engine Marketing) experience an asset.
  • Good understanding of medical humanitarian topics
  • Genuine interest in, understanding of, and commitment to the humanitarian principles and challenges of MSF.

Starting date: 1 January 2018

Contract:1 year contract, 100%

Location: Geneva - Switzerland

Deadline for applications: 16 October 2017


Please submit all applications only by email to: stating “Arabic medical and online editor” in the title.

Please submit your CV and cover letter in

ONE file and name the file with your LAST NAME.

-Only short-listed candidates will be contacted-