External Relations Officer

United Kingdom - London (Global Support Office)

This vacancy is now closed


About Us

MSI Reproductive Choices is one of the world’s leading providers of sexual and reproductive healthcare. We believe that everyone should have the right to choose. From contraception to safe abortion and life-saving post-abortion care, we are committed to delivering compassionate, affordable, high-quality services for all.

Today, our organisation has over 9,000 team members working in 37 countries across the world. Our success lies in the fact that MSI teams are locally led, entrepreneurial and results-driven, and are passionate about delivering high quality, client-centered care in their own communities. As a social business, we focus on sustainable delivery, efficiency, and funding models that are built to last, so that the women and girls we serve today will have a choice in the future too.

We know that access to reproductive choice is life changing. For some, it can mean the ability to complete an education or start a career. For others, it means being able to look after the family they already have. For everyone, it means the freedom to decide their own future, creating a fairer, more equal world. 

About the Role

The External Relations Officer will support the delivery of MSI’s External Relations Strategy housed within MSI’s Partnerships and Philanthropy Division. It will support MSI’s global fundraising, advocacy, partner engagement, communications, and events to ensure that MSI is effectively influencing funding decisions and sharing evidence and data as a generous and strategic partner of choice to governments, donors, and the wider sector. The role will lead co-ordination of MSI’s external representation within key sector spaces ensuring MSI’s visibility and influence within relevant global and regional fora.

About You

We recruit talented, dynamic people with diverse backgrounds and experiences, all united by a belief in our mission and a focus on delivering measurable results. We’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer and are committed to creating a fully inclusive workplace, where everyone feels able to participate and contribute meaningfully. You must be open-minded, curious, resilient, and solutions-oriented, and committed to promoting equality, and safeguarding the welfare of team members and clients alike.

To succeed in this role, you must have:

To perform this role, it is essential that you have the following skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; fluent in English
  • Ability to organise large scale events
  • Excellent analytical and research skills, with ability to provide concise summaries of complex documents
  • Strong written and editing skills
  • Strong communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Ability to multitask and work under pressure when needed
  • Team player and self-starter with high levels of initiative
  • Ability to manage a high level and diverse workload and meet tight deadlines
  • Highly advanced knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite
  • Familiarity with SRHR would be desirable

Desired Skills:

  • Verbal and written Presentation skills
  • A relevant degree, for example public health, international development, politics or other social science
  • French speaking

To perform this role, it is essential that you have the following experience:

  • Demonstrated experience of working and supporting diverse priorities across varied teams
  • Demonstrated experience of analysing and synthesising complex documents
  • Demonstrated experience of representing an organisation externally
  • Demonstrated experience of initiating and maintaining support systems in an office environment

Personal Attributes:

We seek exceptional individuals who are aligned to MSI’s mission and entrepreneurial mindset. You must be a strong communicator, self-motivated and solutions-seeking, committed to driving social change in an environment that measures sustainable results and impact at an individual and global level. You must be able to work effectively with and across diverse teams and be comfortable with ambiguity. 

For this role, we’re looking for an individual who is:

  • Ability to develop and manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders; sensitive to a multicultural environment and the communications needs that accompany this.
  • Proactive; ability to work on one’s own and as an integral part of a team; problem solver.
  • Confident and professional.
  • Analytical focus – strong detail orientation and numerate.
  • Pro-choice.

For more information about the role, please view the job description and person specification on our website.

Location: London Support Office (hybrid working) 

Full-time: 35 hours a week, Monday to Friday (UK contracted hours)

Contract type: Permanent

Salary: £30,500 - £35,000 per annum for UK based candidates. Discretionary bonus + benefits.

Closing date: 20th March 2023 (midnight GMT). Interviews may take place before this date for exceptional candidates.

For internal employees applying from an MSI country programme, the role will be positioned within the existing salary structure of the country. Local terms and conditions of the country will apply.

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