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Communications officer

Reproductive Health Matters: more than a journal


Reproductive Health Matters (RHM) is an international organisation that aims to:

  • promote laws, policies, research and services that meet the sexual and reproductive health needs of people and support their right to decide whether, when and how to have children
  • examine experiences, values, information and issues from the point of view of those affected
  • motivate improvements in policy, services and practice
  • inspire new thinking and action in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).

RHM uses a variety of media to fulfil its aims, the centre-piece of which is the international journal which is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal published by Taylor & Francis. The journal aims to publish original, relevant, and contemporary research, particularly from a gender and rights perspective, that can help inform the development of policies, laws and services and actions to fulfil the rights and meet the sexual and reproductive health needs of people of all ages, gender identities and sexual orientations. Key messages, briefs, blogs and other productions are used to disseminate information, analyses and policy messages drawn from the journal. RHM’s key audience includes women’s health advocates, researchers, service providers, and policy makers in 186 countries.

RHM is a registered charity in the United Kingdom. The main office is based in London, with international staff located around the world, including Aberdeen, Cape town, Geneva, New Delhi and Los Angeles.

The Communications Officer:

  • Coordinates the development and implementation of RHM’s overall communication strategy with the aim of raising the profile of RHM as an organisation, promoting its values as well as its products in order to position RHM as a leading voice in the global SRHR conversation;
  • Promotes the journal and supports wide dissemination of calls for papers, journal articles, and other material produced by the organisation;
  • Designs and implements a comprehensive social media strategy in line with the evolving role and vision with the management of RHM.

The person chosen will work with RHM’s small, dynamic team engaged in editing the journal and other communications materials, and in advocacy for sexual and reproductive health and rights internationally.


Consistent with RHM’s values and mission, the Communications Officer will:

  • Contribute to the design of the RHM overall communications strategy;
  • Develop, execute, and manage a social media strategy for RHM (e.g. through Facebook; Twitter, blogs, other social media) to ensure key RHM publications and messages are reaching not only the SRHR community but also the wider public;
  • Design all communications material including the journal cover, material for social media outlets, print, and other communication tools;
  • Be responsible for developing and updating website content, including RHM activity reports, events and latest resources;
  • Liaise with publishing house and their marketing division to ensure RHM’s communications needs are met;
  • Liaise with web designers to update and change the website when required;
  • Prepare and publish e-newsletters at regular intervals;
  • Continuously monitor, measure, and improve the effectiveness of RHM’s communication initiatives;
  • Assist in the promotion and circulation of RHM journals in translation;
  • Review and update the yearly calendar of key SRHR events so as to identify opportunities for promoting the journal and RHM’s goals;
  • Collect data and prepare design for annual reports, donor reports and any other reports;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Editor-in-Chief and Chief Executive.

The Communications Officer will work in consultation and collaboration with the editorial and management team, and will report to the Editor-in-Chief and the Chief Executive.

Experience and skills

– Required:

  • Excellent written English;
  • Experience in developing and managing communications media;
  • Experience in design and layout (knowledge and experience in Adobe PhotoShop and InDesign);
  • Knowledge of WordPress;
  • A minimum of 3-5 years experience in communications;
  • Broad knowledge of the sexual and reproductive health and rights field;
  • A high level of self-motivation;
  • Capacity to work with a small team, including working remotely with colleagues in other locations.

– Desirable:

  • Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish; other languages also welcome.

This is a part-time position (60%) with flexible working hours, preferably based in London. Salary scale commensurate with experience.

Start date: as soon as possible after selection (end April/early May 2018).

Please send your CV and a letter of motivation to:

Deadline for applications: 10 April 2018

Downloadable PDF file available here.


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