Assistant Director, Strategic Communications and Marketing job at Options Consultancy Services

Options Consultancy Services

We are a global team of experts and innovators tackling some of the world’s most pressing health challenges. We work with leaders and change makers around the globe to bring health strategies to life. We provide ideas, advice and technical know-how that enable our partners to build a path to lasting change.

With 30 years’ experience in global health, we collaborate with our partners to explore existing evidence, combine expertise, scale up ideas and co-create solutions that accelerate change. This includes collaborating on policy design, managing initiatives, building powerful coalitions and galvanising social movements. Our impact is felt across whole communities, with a focus on women, girls and those who have been marginalised.

As part of MSI Reproductive Choices, all our profits go back into supporting MSI’s own mission of children by choice, not chance.

We believe in a world where everyone can access the high-quality health services they need, without financial burden.

Position

Reporting to the Director of Business Growth, the Assistant Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing will be accountable for corporate communications and marketing. The postholder will lead the development, implementation and delivery of Options’ communications and marketing strategy. The role will oversee our corporate brand, marketing and public relations, publications production, and internal communications. The post-holder will lead our communications and marketing team and will work closely with the communications, new business, technical and programme teams to support the implementation of Options’ Business Strategy, with specific focus on increasing the visibility, voice and influence of the organisation as we diversify our client base and expand into new markets.

This is an exciting new role for someone looking to apply their expertise to help Options elevate our corporate profile and increase visibility of the impact of our work. With a new Managing Director, Options is at a pivotal moment where this role can make a real difference to the growth and diversification of the business.

Requirements

  • Education to degree level, or equivalent experience, in a related/relevant subject
  • Demonstrated leadership in communications, marketing, and/or public relations
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in the design and execution of corporate communications strategies, campaigns and projects
  • Experience leading digital transformation projects
  • Experience in journalism or PR – the ability to recognise and communicate newsworthy stories relevant to stakeholders
  • Experience in leading and managing a team
  • Experience building successful relationships with clients, collaborators and consultants
  • Experience in the strategic use of social media and online content platforms
  • Experience writing press releases, making presentations and negotiating with media
  • Business development mindset where communications directly contribute to business objectives
  • Commercially focused and able to demonstrate return on investment
  • Ability to read, interpret and communicate complex information clearly for both lay and professional audiences

Benefits

Options offers a comprehensive benefits package including generous annual leave allowance. For more details, please contact HR at [email protected] for country specific benefits.

Other Information

  • As an equal opportunity employer, Options Consultancy Services is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage or civil partnership. We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified candidates from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Options Consultancy Services.
  • Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment.
  • We seek people who are pro-choice, promote diversity and inclusion, are energetic and enthusiastic about Options’ vision.
  • Applicants must have the right to work in the country in which you will be based, in either the UK, Kenya or Nigeria.

How to apply

  • To apply, please fill in the form here.
  • Closing date for applications is: Sunday 25 September 2022.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview. Interviews will be held week commencing 03 October 2022.
  • Please note that this role will be subject to full pre-employment background checks including criminal record check, identification check, employment references and right to work verification (where appropriate).