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  • Posted on: 25 April, 2012 Deadline: 8 March, 2012
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  • Marie Stopes Nigeria (MSN) is a results-orientated non-Governmental organisation, which uses modem management and marketing techniques to provide family planning and other reproductive healthcare clinical services in underserved communities. MSN's goal is to empower men and women to choose when to have children by improving access to family planning and related reproductive health services.

    MSN is part of Marie Stopes International's Global Partnership which operates in 43 countries and is the largest non-Governmental provider of family planning in the world.

    Job Title: SOCIAL FRANCHISING MANAGER
    Location: Enugu
    Reporting to: Operations Director.


    Duration of contract: 2 year extendable; 6 months probationary period

    The Social Franchising Manager will lead the implementation of a Marie Stopes owned reproductive-health franchise which will draw upon the capacity of the private healthcare sector to reach communities throughout Nigeria.This position will manage 3-5 year project for a leading
    reproductive health NGO. in the South East and South South Regions of Nigeria.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:
    Launch and oversee the rapid expansion of Marie Stopes
    Nigeria's Social Franchising Adapt and implement MSI social franchising Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Baseline mapping of providers in target areas around Enugu

    • Define selection criteria for joining the network
    • Review budgets and expenditure and optimise efficiencies wherever possible.
    • Line manage a small team of social franchising experts
    • Design a training and quality assurance programme
    • Ensure attractive health package of products is available to be sold to franchisees.
    • Launch an innovative marketing campaign to promote the brand and services

    Team Development And Leadership Duties
    • Provide overall leadership and direction to the franchise program team
    • Develop strong business and management capacity amongst franchise team members
    • Motivate, coach, train and continuously set and review
    • Conduct annual performance appraisals ror me program team
    • Identify training needs

    Measurement and Reporting Duties
    • Assist in development of Key Performance Indicators (KPls)
    • Ensure all social franchising data is collected, captured and reported
    • Prepare quarterly and annual workplans for the social franchising team
    • Prepare and submit annual and quarterly budgets and report project expenditure against budget

    REQUIREMENTS:
    • Hold of a Degree in management, marketing and / or a health, or equivalent experience.
    • Exceptional management and leadership ability. A self-starter, able to run the Social Franchising project sometimes with limited supervision.
    • At least 5 years experience In a project management role in either an NGO or commercial sector.
    • Highly creative, innovative and numerate with strong management and organisational ability.
    • Excellent communications, presentation and negotiation skills in English. Computer literate

    Job Title: RESEARCH, METRICS & EVALUATION MANAGER
    Location: Abuja
    Reporting to: Operations Director
    Duration of contract: 2 years (renewable)
    Probationary period: 6 months


    The Research Metrics & Evaluation Manager is a key member of the Project Management Team and is responsible for all research, monitoring and evaluation activities of MSN's core business and projects to provide evidence that will guide strategy and demonstrate impact.

    Duties and responsibilities:
    • Work with project and operations teams to ascertain research and data needs, including identifying key performance indicators (KPls)
    • Adapt and develop MSNs Management Information System (MIS) to provide KPI data
    • Provide support and training to operations teams on how to collect and record data
    • Assist with the development of logframes and M&E workplans for project activities
    • Draft complete M&E plans for donor proposals and reports
    • Design and apply instruments for collecting relevant data for interventions
    • Design and complete internal surveys, market research, consumer satisfaction
    • Review and clean MSN's existing M&E data to establish a baseline for performance
    • Prepare terms of reference, designs and budgets for contracting out research studies
    • Collate, develop reports and disseminate research findings and lessons learnt
    • Work with Regional Research managers and contribute towards global research, and be able to attend Research workshops in the region.
    • Undertake regular visits to the field to support the implementation of M&E strategies
    • Identify and address M & E training needs in MSN
    • Identify MSN M&E needs and staff, develop innovative ways to fill gaps and recruit highly motivated and performing staff.
    • Under the guidance of the External Relations and Communications Manager, participate in external reviews, technical M &E networks and TWG's on FP
    • From time to time represent the organisation at meetings, workshops, press conferences, or other forums
    • Actively contribute to the strategic direction and planning of the organisation

    PERSON SPECIFICATIONS:
    • A degree in social sciences and / or a development field, or equivalent in experience
    • Experiences working with designing monitoring and evaluation strategies and systems in donor funded projects
    • Experience of conducting primary qualitative and quantitative research
    • Experience with management of different sources of data and multiple indicators
    • Experience of data processing and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data sets, using data bases, such as SPSS
    • Must be familiar with working in rural areas with focus on participatory processes
    • Must have excellent communication/interactive skills

    Job Title: PROGRAMME MANAGER
    Location: Abuja, Enugu
    Reporting to: Operations Director
    Duration of contract: 2 years (renewable)
    Probationary period: 6 months


    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
    The Programme Manager is responsible for overall technical and programmatic implementation, oversight and coordination for specific assigned MSN activities and projects.

    • Oversee all aspects of donor funded project implementation including:
    • Drafting, reviewing and implementing work plans
    • Executing project activities according to plan and donor guidelines
    • Monitoring project progress and making adjustments to ensure completion
    • Ensuring that all project information is captured, documented and shared
    • Ensure all project activities are implemented on time and within budget

    Reporting, Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Measure and evaluate project outputs and deliverables
    • Prepare and submrt high quality programmatic progress reports
    • Support the preparation of financial reports
    • Support MSN's M&E function in measuring project outputs and evaluating impact

    External Relations And Liaison
    • From time to time represent the organisation at meetings, workshops, press conferences, or other forums
    • Actively contribute to the strategic direction and planning of the organisation
    • Any other duty reasonably assigned by line manager

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    • A degree or diploma in development or a related field, or equivalent
    • At least5 years' experience in a project management role for NGOs
    Experience managing DfiD, USAID, EU, or Gates funded projects
    • A strong self-drive, excellent leadership skills, ability to build relationships
    • Excellent writing skills in the English, other languages an advantage
    • Ability to work to deadlines and motivate other to do the same
    • Excellent team building, leadership, and communication skills
    • Strong negotiation, planning and organizational skills
    • Strong personal commitment to the mission and goals of MSI

    METHOD OF APPLICATION
    Interested candidates are to send a written application and CV (as a single attachment) to recruitment@mariestopes.org.The position applied for must be quoted as the subject of the email. Applications that do not follow these standards will not be accepted.

    Closing date for application is 3rd May 2012 for the Social Franchise Manager position and 8th of May 2012 for the others.
    For more information, please visit our website www.mariestopes.org
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