Project & Communications Officer, Youth4Health

Global Opportunity

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

This European Commission (EC) funded Youth4Health (Y4H) project is an adolescent-focused multi-country programme which aims to expand access to life-changing adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (SRH) across 6 sub-Saharan African countries: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Zambia. This is a flagship project for the EC within its SRH project portfolio and is implemented through a consortium which is led by MSI Reproductive Choices, under the leadership of the Head of EC Project.  The EC expects a high level of relationship management and coordination with 3 pan-African SRHR projects being implemented through the same funding mechanism.

As a core member of MSI’s Y4H Management Team (MT), the Project & Communications Officer (PCO) will contribute to the fulfilment of the MSI-led consortium’s mission under the programme, taking responsibility for communications about the project with external and internal stakeholders and providing administrative and communications support to ensure the smooth implementation of the project. The PCO will support the development and implementation of a Y4H communications and visibility strategy and work closely with consortium partners to successfully implement the strategy, increasing knowledge and awareness of the project and ensuring compliance with EC communications requirements. Under the guidance of the EC Head of Project and working in close collaboration with MSI’s Communications, Advocacy and Marketing Teams, as well as consortium partners at global and national levels, the PCO will support the development of a range of communications materials and their dissemination. The PCO will provide administrative support to the MT, ensuring strong consortium collaboration, communication and learning through the organisation of meetings, workshops, country visits etc and the creation and maintenance of shared systems and ways of working to ensure the achievements of the project are documented and communications, reporting and compliance requirements are adhered to.

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, it is essential that you have the following skills:

  • Strong project management and organisational skills and the ability to multi-task, problem solve and prioritise to manage multiple and competing demands from internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills, including social media and multimedia skills, plus strong interpersonal skills
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly power point, as well as other applications (Adobe etc)
  • Knowledge of existing and emerging online platforms and tools for meetings and workshop facilitation
  • A demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, perform under pressure and reputation for consistently delivering results to a high standard
  • Knowledge of reproductive health care and rights

To succeed in this role, we are looking for a person with the following experience:

  • Demonstrable experience in a communications or grant management role, ideally in an international non-governmental organisation (INGO) or well acknowledged non-governmental organisation (NGO)
  • Experience working with a range of internal and external stakeholders across organisations and across countries
  • Experience developing and implementing communications and visibility strategies
  • Experience creating a wide range of communication products (PPTs, videos, factsheets etc) targeting identified relevant audiences


  • Degree in related subject (e.g. communications, social sciences, international development or related field) or equivalent on-the-job experience in a communications and/or grant management role

Personal Attributes:

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 be committed to promoting equality, and safeguarding the welfare of team members and clients alike. 

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

  • A self-starter, able to manage discrete projects with autonomy, but also integrate close working as part of a team, sharing responsibilities on more complex pieces of work
  • Pro-choice and committed to MSI’s mission
  • Integrity
  • Driven by high quality results
  • Determined to succeed
  • Highly organised
  • Demonstrates MSI team member behaviours and professional self-development.

For more information about the role, please view the job framework on our website.

Location: London Support Office (hybrid working) or work from any country where MSI operates

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

Contract type: Permanent

Salary: £34,000 - £40,000 per annum for UK based candidates. For all other locations, the role will be banded within national context. Discretionary bonus + benefits

Closing date: 28th September 2022 (midnight GMT+1). 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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