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Reference: 65909

Date Added: 9 May 2018
Closing Date: 23 May 2018

Job Title: Communications and Press Officer

Working For: International Confederation of Midwives

Location: The Hague, Netherlands

Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 depending on experience

Job Details

Key Accountabilities

Planning and Organising

  • Oversees ICM press and media outreach
  • Manages the ICM website
  • Oversees all digital and social media properties for ICM newsletter, Twitter, Facebook and other social media
  • Develops op-eds and key editorial pieces
  • Conducts and oversees writing, editing, production, dissemination, and tracking, including coordination of content within all promotional materials (across multiple platforms – including, but not limited to, presentations, digital content, video, photography, website content, blogs, social media posts, e-blasts, collateral materials and external reports).


  • Supports the implementation and monitoring of the ICM work-plan
  • Reviews/updates ICM’s organization-wide communications plan
  • Supports the management of relationships and projects plans, timelines, and budgets with work that may require external consultants or vendors (e.g., designers, printers, videographers, photographers, consultants.)
  • Knowledge and Experience
  • Solid knowledge of and experience with developing and executing advocacy and communications campaigns using research, public events, and media
  • Fluency in graphic design and associated technologies e.g. InDesign and WordPress
  • Expertise in midwifery, international maternal, sexual and reproductive health and rights, with an emphasis on girls and women preferred


  • BA/BS required in related field such as communications, journalism, international affairs, public health, human rights, or gender; Master’s degree preferred
  • 5-7 years of media/communications experience in an NGO, UN agency, a communications agency, a media outlet, or corporation

Skills and Attributes

  • Superior English oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines (everyone says this, ICM means it).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and resourcefulness in solving problems, with sense of humor a plus
  • Intermediate proficiency in Spanish and French, a much-needed plus
  • Displays in-depth knowledge and understanding of social media platforms 
  • Proficiency in the use of Photoshop, InDesign and Microsoft Office

Closing Date: 23 May 2018

Interview/Start Dates

First stage Interviews will take place during the last week of May and will likely be undertaken via Skype. 

Application Details

Please note that ICM will not apply for work permits and will only review applications for candidates that:
1. Are EU Citizens
2. Or possess a Dutch work permit

Please submit two writing samples along with a CV and letter of intent to m.fawcett@internationalmidwives.org 

Website: http://internationalmidwives.org/

Additional Notes