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Communications Consultant, Honduras/United States

Deadline: Until filled

Location: New York, USA

Organization: The Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center)

Center Background: 

The Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) is the premier global legal organization dedicated to advancing women's reproductive health, self-determination, and dignity.  Its mission is straightforward and ambitious: to advance reproductive health and rights as fundamental human rights that all governments around the world are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill.  Headquartered in New York City, the Center has regional offices in Bogota, Geneva, Kathmandu, Nairobi, and Washington, DC and a staff of more than 130 diverse professionals.  Its annual operating budget is approximately $23 million, the result of an extraordinary growth trajectory; the Center is now poised for a new phase of significant expansion through its next Strategic Plan.

The Center's game-changing litigation and advocacy work, combined with its unparalleled expertise in constitutional, comparative, and international human rights law, have transformed how reproductive rights are understood by courts, governments, and human rights bodies worldwide. It has played a key role in securing landmark legal victories in the U.S., Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe on issues including access to life-saving obstetrics care, contraception, safe abortion services, and comprehensive sexuality information, as well as the prevention of forced sterilization and child marriage.  It has brought groundbreaking cases before national courts, U.N. Committees, and regional human rights bodies, led the development of historic, proactive legislation advancing robust protections for reproductive rights, and has built the legal capacity of women's rights advocates in more than 55 countries.

The Center seeks a communications consultant (Web Development and Digital Engagement) who will work closely with our Advocacy Adviser, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Centro de Derechos de Mujeres (CDM) in Honduras, to provide communications support in the implementation of multi-faceted legal advocacy campaigns.  The consultant will work on the design and the development of CDM's website, in addition to developing a content strategy for CDM's digital platforms. The consultant will provide communications strategies to aid law reform, build public support, and develop social media campaigns to engage a broader audience in Honduras.  We look to engage a significant number of online supporters to help advance and protect our key legal and policy goals.  

This position may be based in Honduras, the Latin American region, or the United States. The consultancy will be a 35 hours/week position, and will start in October 2017 and end in January 2020.
 
Responsibilities:

The Communications Consultant's primary job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and broaden CDM's online engagement strategy, including optimizing key digital platforms and paid acquisition

  • Engage Honduran and international online supporters by expanding CDM's online audience

  • Maintain and update CDM's website, including working on its design

  • Engage and grow audiences on social media, particularly Twitter and Facebook

  • Engage online supporters with urgent email actions

Qualifications:  

  • Strong commitment to the Center's mission, purpose, and values;

  • Bachelor's or equivalent advanced degree in communications, journalism, public/media relations, or a related field;

  • Minimum of five years experience in progressive website development and digital communications, with a track record of raising the visibility of political, social, and cultural issues and organizations, and shaping public debate through online channels

  • Proven ability to manage the workflow of projects, including facilitating project scope, identifying goals and deliverables; planning and scheduling project timelines; and monitoring project progress;

  • Experience in providing non-profit communications support and in expanding and strengthening the communications knowledge, capabilities, and resources of non-profit organizations;

  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills;

  • Experience in online advocacy strategy and implementation, including social media and email marketing,

  • Experience developing content for a variety of materials, including social media messages, online advocacy materials and toolkits, fundraising and advocacy emails, website features and articles, traditional media toolkits and advocacy resources

  • Demonstrated ability to research, write, fact-check, and edit a variety of communication pieces for target audiences with minimal supervision;

  • Demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines, handle simultaneous assignments, and work within a team setting across varied time zones;

  • Experience working on human rights or women's rights, reproductive health and/or social issues a plus;

  • Experience working with CPanel a plus.

  • Fluency in Spanish and English is required 

Compensation:

The Center offers competitive fees commensurate with experience. 

 

How to apply:

Visit The Center website to apply

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