Senior Communications Specialist, SheDecides Support Unit

Closing date

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£48,573 - £63,000 (dependent on experience) per annum

Based in London

SheDecides is a global political movement driving change, fuelled by actions in communities, with young people at its heart. The movement was born in January 2017 as a result of the reinstatement and expansion of the Global Gag Rule and has grown significantly since then. Working together with diverse stakeholders globally, SheDecides works to advance the fundamental right of girls and women everywhere to decide on their bodies, their lives and their future.

The movement is now guided by a Strategy 2019-2021 with a costed workplan and is supported by the SheDecides Support Unit (SDSU), hosted under the auspices of the International Planned Parenthood Foundation (IPPF).

The Senior Communications Specialist will be educated to degree level and have significant professional experience in marketing, brand management, communications or public relations.  They will have experience in advancing gender and sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR), and have experience of working collaboratively on multi country initiatives.  Experience will also be required of working in a fast moving and complex organisation across multiple countries, and thereby being able to deliver results through others in order to meet agreed objectives.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter, able to work effectively and credibly with young people and people from diverse backgrounds/countries.  They will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to plan and implement major projects, and to transform strategies into results.  Excellent at English, with the ability to speak Spanish, French or Arabic as desirable.

CVs will not be accepted.  For further information and an application form, please see our website www.ippf.org or contact HR, Tel +44 (0)20 7939 8298 or email [email protected]  Application form available in Large Print, Audio or Braille.

Closing date for completed applications is: Wednesday 25th September 2019

Date for interviews is: w/c 7th October 2019

We regret only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates openly living with HIV.  IPPF is committed to equal opportunities and cultural diversity. Candidates from all sections of the community are welcome to apply. This is a post for which IPPF will, if necessary, apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship (work permit). The process is subject to regulation by the UK Visas and Immigration Agency.

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