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Communications Content Officer

MSI Asia Pacific |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: VIC
Sub location(s): Melbourne

Location: Melbourne
Full-time: Part time (0.8)/Full time (negotiable)

We are seeking a well-rounded marketing and multi-channel communications professional, with a passion for producing compelling content and knowledge of public fundraising methods and techniques.

THE ORGANISATION

MSI Reproductive Choices (MSI) is a global partnership of organisations providing reproductive choice to women and girls across 37 countries. Our local teams of professionals are passionate about the work they do transforming the lives of women and girls through the provision of quality contraception, safe abortion and sexual health services.

The services give a woman the power to choose when she has children so that she’s free to pursue her plans for herself and her family. MSI is a pro-choice organisation and it is a requirement that all staff are comfortable with and promote the MSI Core Values.

MSI Asia Pacific (MSIAP) serves as the Public Engagement and Project Management office for MSI in Australia and the Asia Pacific region. Working with key institutional donors including Australian Government (DFAT) and New Zealand Government (MFAT), Foundations and individual supporters, MSIAP oversees a number of programs across Asia and the Pacific.

MSI is committed to creating an inclusive environment with a workforce which is representative of the communities we serve. We’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer and give equal consideration to all qualified applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age. We are committed to promoting equality and safeguarding the welfare of all team members and clients, with a focus on vulnerable groups.

THE FUNCTION

The Fundraising and Communications team works closely with the External Relations & Advocacyteam and others, and plays a critical role in the strategic growth of our global partnership, by driving external fundraising and building a donor base, raising the profile of MSI and our work, and developing and maintaining key relationships related to philanthropy, fundraising and communications.

The Fundraising and Communications team are responsible for growing and diversifying our external funding base by increasing the proportion of funding secured from non-governmental sources and thus contributing to the overall financial sustainability of our country programs to deliver services.

THE ROLE

This role supports the Fundraising and Communications team, and the wider MSIAP team through content development. The role will work closely with the Director of Fundraising and Communications, the Director of External Relations and Advocacy, and other team members to develop and support content, engagement and advocacy activities, which contribute to our fundraising and external relations activities, improve community engagement and raise the profile of MSI in the public agenda.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Content Creation:

Responsibility for the creation of sector-facing, project-related and internal communications content, including blog posts, thought leadership pieces, sector submissions, advocacy content, annual reports, and other materials, ensuring content is tailored for different platforms and target audiences.
Develop and implement a comprehensive content messaging matrix aligned with MSI’s mission, goals, and fundraising objectives, utilising key messaging themes and narratives to effectively communicate the organisation’s impact and value.

Digital, Sector and Internal Communications:

Updating blog posts on the MSI website and internal communications channels in the global partnership.
Assisting with media co-ordination and media opportunities for MSI team members.
Preparing briefing documents and other collateral for major MSI events, parliamentary groups and submissions.

Project Communications:

Responsibility for project-related communications, including DFAT communications, project deliverables, and managing any content or communications requirements for the Projects Team and the External Relations and Advocacy Team.
Support with project design and development, including philanthropic activities, fundraising cases for support and case studies.
Liase with Country Programs to develop stories and content, including highlighting key projects.
Ensure MSI Asia Pacific branding and public exposure is maintained and represented in all appropriate public, community and business forums.
Responsibility for appropriate donor acknowledgement and engagement, including for institutional donors.

Administration and Leadership:

Provide media and communications support for the Fundraising and Communications team as needed.
Instil a positive team culture, in line with MSI values; and continually contribute to the overall cultural development of staff, and MSI Asia Pacific stakeholders
Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Qualifications:

Communications, Marketing, Fundraising or other relevant degree or training

Experience:

Experience in developing and producing compelling content for multichannel communications.
Experience in public fundraising and communications
Experience in international development or sexual and reproductive healthcare would be useful but not essential
Experience working in a non-profit, community based, advocacy or public health environment (desirable).

Skills:

Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to adapt communication style based on audience.
Strong knowledge of fundraising methods and techniques.
Strong knowledge of digital tools
Strong IT skills, including Advanced Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and Teams.
Strong planning and coordinating skills.
Ability to manage and prioritise competing deadlines.
Results orientated.

Personal Attributes:

Passion and enthusiasm for sexual and reproductive healthcare and rights (desirable).
Flexible attitude and team player.
Pro-MSI philosophy of social enterprise.
Pro-MSI philosophy of reproductive rights.
Pro-choice.

MSI BEHAVIOURS AND VALUES

Team Member Behaviours:

Show initiative: you think ahead and take action to make the most of opportunities by finding the best solution
Innovate: you think creatively and suggest ideas that lead to a positive outcome
Communicate: you demonstrate that you are listening and asking the right questions, using appropriate body language, ensuring all information you share is clear and concise
Be responsive: you respond positively when priorities change and others seek your support
Work efficiently: you plan, prioritise and organise your work, to ensure it is delivered accurately and on time
Share information: you share information and knowledge to help others and keep it confidential when appropriate to do so
Focus on learning: you keep your knowledge and skills up to date and take responsibility to discuss your development with your manager and find solutions
Show commitment: you understand MSI’s goals, vision and values and how your role impacts on these and are happy to put in extra effort to meet the requirements of your role
Be accountable: you take responsibility for the decisions that you make and the actions and behaviours you demonstrate
Embrace change: when faced with change, you support this by behaving positively and adjusting plans/activities accordingly
Keep motivated: you are motivated and determined to achieve high quality results in all that you do
Be a team player: you work as part of a team, demonstrating support, flexibility and respect for others.

MSI Core Values:

Mission driven: we go to work every day to enable more women to have children by choice, not chance
Customer focussed: we meet the needs and exceed the expectations of all our customers: service users, donors, host governments and fellow team members
Results orientated: we achieve high quality, measurable outcomes, rather than focusing on inputs or processes
Pioneering: through learning, innovation, and risk taking, we remain at the forefront of family planning, safe abortion and reproductive healthcare globally
Sustainable: we build effective programmes and change behaviours which will have lasting impact for individuals, their communities and their countries
People-centred: our continued success depends on the creativity, commitment and courage of MSI team members worldwide.

MSI Asia Pacific is a child-safe organisation and has zero tolerance for sexual exploitation abuse and harassment.  All successful applicants will be required to abide by our Child Safeguarding Code of Conduct and our Global Code of Conduct in addition to undergoing a police check prior to commencement.

Closing Date: Feb 23, 2024

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