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  • Posted on: 18 November, 2016 Deadline: 25 November, 2016
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    Marie Stopes Nigeria (MSION) is a results-orientated Social Business, which uses modern management and marketing techniques to provide reproductive health care and allied services. MSION’s goal is to meet the needs of underserved Nigerians and dramatically improve access and use of a range of reproductive health services. MSION is part of Marie Stopes International’s Global Partnership which is in over 42 countries worldwide.

    The post holder is required to demonstrate: initiative; energy; persistence; results orientation; drive; integrity and discretion; enthusiasm; and commitment to personal development to further MSI’s partnership mission of enabling individuals to have children by choice not chance.

    Community Mobilization and Marketing Officer


    Job ID: #1783286

    Reporting to: Regional Manager (North East)

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Analysis and identification of key targets from a range of potential client groups
    • Activities with agreed target groups that result in them using MSION strategic services (O/R, SF, SM, clinic)
    • Reflection and reporting on impact of CMMO activities and to management with recommendations on service provision
    • Analysis and identification of key targets from a range of potential client groups
    • Using the geographical boundaries develop a clear list of potential target groups by segment, identifying issues that affect community to access, utilization and uptake of RH, long acting contraception and family planning services
    • Identify promotion partners (eg SF owners)
    • Document a database of contacts and interests to track input
    • Make choices on whom to target when, why and how
    • Establish and maintain relationships with the media and other networks
    • List local leaders (Govt, non-government, religious etc)
    • Activities with agreed target groups that result in them using MSION strategic services (Outreach, Social Franchise, Social Marketing, Clinic)
    • Monthly activity plans developed and shared
    • Selection, mentoring, coaching, training and management of community volunteers
    • Systematic meetings with key groups (advertising, promotional meetings, door to door etc)
    • Development and disbursement of information along agreed lines appropriate to the segment
    • Meetings to deliver training
    • Brand promotion
    • Reflection and reporting on impact of community mobilisation activities and to management with recommendations on service provision
    • Routine monitoring and reporting of all activities and their impact
    • Client satisfaction surveys
    • Meetings with service providers to report feedback
    • Recommendations to management and colleagues on adjustments needed to services
    • Identification and documentation of case studies

    Skills and Experience

    • 1st degree in any discipline
    • Must be able to speak with authority and confidence about community attitudes and family planning. They must therefore have knowledge gained through study or equivalent professional experience on modern contraception, health services and local community organisation
    • Computer literate is an advantage
    • Able to communicate fluently in the local Nigerian Language
    • Good understanding of the local area and ability to investigate and analyse
    • Fluent in spoken and written English


    • Essential to this work is demonstrated drive and creativity to find new ways of communication and engaging with potential clients across a range of market segments with specific examples of when you have found new ways to resolve a project issue.
    • Demonstrated empathy in working in underserved communities and working to impact on the lives of women
    • Networking skills are essential
    • Experience in managing volunteers an advantage
    • Strong organizational abilities that enable you to manage your workload, follow through on objectives and meet deadlines
    • Proven communications, presentation and negotiation skills. You must be able to “sell” the services that MSION offers in a way that attracts support and report clearly and without prejudice on outcomes

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    Call For Expression Of Interest Procurement Of Services Of a Documentary Of The Family Health Plus Project


    Job ID: #1783851

    Family Health Plus (FH+) project is a 3-year intervention, implemented by a consortium comprising Marie Stopes International Organization Nigeria (MSION) as Prime, Marie Stopes International (MSI) and Palladium Group as partners. The project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). It aims at strengthening the Nigerian health system by enhancing the competency of the providers to deliver quality voluntary family planning (FP) services especially long acting and reversible methods (LARCs), creating an enabling environment, awareness and demand for improving access to voluntary FP services. Project implementation states include: Benue, Cross River, Edo, Kano, Kaduna Nasarawa, Oyo, Ogun, Ondo, Plateau, Bayelsa, Delta, Gombe, Imo, Kogi, Katsina Lagos, Niger, Rivers, Taraba States. The project started in April 2014 and will end in March 2017.

    The specific FH+ project result areas include:

    Result 1: Strengthened capacity of healthcare providers and service delivery points to offer voluntary family planning services especially long acting revisable contraceptives.
    Result 2: Improved policy, governance and community environment for family planning.
    Result 3: Increased awareness of and demand for long acting methods.

    Overall Objectives of the procurement of services
    The overall objective of the consultancy is to produce a documentary that describes the processes, strategies, success stories, best practices, challenges, and lessons learned from the FH+ project. The documentary will constitute part of MSION’s knowledge management and would be useful in the design and implementation of similar interventions in Nigeria and beyond.

    Scope of work

    • Document initiatives, processes, success stories, best practices, challenges and lessons learned from the project
    • Document project approaches to show its value for money
    • Create a platform for disseminating success stories, best practices and lessons in Nigeria and beyond

    Information gathering approaches
    The multi-media documentary will use qualitative tools and approaches such as key informant interviews, in-depth interviews, and case studies, and be conducted in five selected states. A desk review of project documents and reports will also be carried out.. The vendor is expected to meet and discuss with the following: Government of Nigeria (at the federal and state levels), USAID-Nigeria, FH+ project management team, field team and consortium partners, Master Trainers, State Level Trained Providers and voluntary FP service providers. The vendor will also talk to providers trained on the use of mobile DHIS2, members of state FP Advocacy working groups and other USAID implementing partners like Society for Family Health (SFH). Note that, consent of all discussants to be interviewed, video recorded or photographed must be obtained before the discussion sessions. The documentary will also comply with the FH+ Branding and Marking Plan.

    The documentary will be at national, donor, organization and project levels.

    The task will generate the following:

    • A book of best practices with appropriate pictures.
    • A catalogue of Lesson learnt
    • 10 minutes Video Clip
    • Value for Money report
    • A PowerPoint presentation (in the FH+ template) for (please specify audience)

    The consultancy is for 30 working days.

    Expertise Requirements
    The work will be awarded to a Firm with Cognate experience in video documentary production; media digitizing/editting Manuscript writing for Health development

    Experience working in Africa including Nigeria Reputable Website with published Health related stories

    Interested firms should submit a maximum

    of 8 pages proposal in PDF formats to MSION’s Procurement Department by Close of Business (COB) [indicate date]. The proposal should include:

    Company profile

    Two References

    Three samples and/or links to similar task successfully executed

    CVs of key staff Detailed budget, including direct and indirect costs;

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates should apply by email with CV and suitability statement as a single attachment to . MSION is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to achieving gender balance within the organization. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

    The subject of the email should be the POSITION TITLE/LOCATION and the CV/Suitability statement should be saved in the applicant’s full name. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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