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    Marie Stopes Nigeria (MSN) is a results-orientated non-Governmental organisation. which uses modern management
    and marketing techniques to provide family planning, reproductive and sexual healthcare and allied services. MSN's
    goal is to meet the needs ot underserved Nigerians and dramatically improve access to and use of family planning and
    other reproductive health services. MSN is a member of the Marie Stopes International Global Partnership which
    operates in over 40 countries worldwide.

    Country Director


    Location: Abuja, Nigeria
    Reporting to: MSN Board of Trustees & MSI Regional Director
    Duration of contract: 2 years
    Salary: Competitive + Relocation package


    Take your management skills and commercial expertise with an interest in using private sector approaches for international health and development to the cutting edge of the global development sector. and join Marie Stopes Nigeria as Country Director of our local partner affiliate programme; Marie Stopes Nigeria, and help us transform the lives of millions.

    As Country Director you will be responsible for the overall strategy, management and development of our national family planning and sexual reproductive health programme in Nigeria. You will lead a skilled team of professional teams to deliver life-saving services through clinical centres, mobile outreach teams, social franchising and social marketing. You will prepare and execute annual budgets, marketing plans and work plans: develop and plan new business opportunities, oversee financial administrative and logistical resources to ensure these adhere to MSI minimum standards and assure quality operations are in line with annual and long term strategic goals and objectives.
    To be successful in this role you will have previous experience in a senior management and leadership position with a track record of achieving results and driving growth. International experience is essential, ideally gained in developing nations. You’ll have good facilitative skills and be able to use quantitative evaluation to measure success and meet KPIs. As a leader, you won’t just have gravitas – your team members will find you approachable and responsive to their needs. Through your skills and experience, combined with the right aptitude, you could be the person helping us become an even more efficient, more successful social business – improving the lives of millions in the process.

    Our clinics in Nigeria offer a range of reproductive health services, including a wide range family planning services, emergency contraception, pre and post natal care, diagnosis and treatment of STIs, pregnancy testing, voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) for HIV, ultrasound and laboratory services. Our Outreach teams travel to hard to reach areas of Nigeria, to provide access to a range of contraceptive services to those who need them the most. In addition to these services we have social franchisees that are already operational in Enugu and Anambra States, South East, Nigeria. Social franchising is one of the innovative ways in which we are connecting the under-served clients with the family planning and reproductive health services they want and need.
    We have also teamed up with government and existing private healthcare providers to increase access to high quality care for the under-served communities in Nigeria. In the first year of the project, 22 franchisees have been trained with a view to increasing this number to 50.
    Marie Stopes International delivers quality family planning and reproductive healthcare to millions of the world's poorest and most vulnerable women. We want to make sure that women have a choice when it comes to having children and because we employ and train local people, we are able to work in some really remote and difficult places.
    If you are interested in finding out more about this role before applying, please view the attached job framework.

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    Programme Director


    As a result of rapid growth over the last two years, MSN is restructuring its senior management team. The Programme
    Director role is a new senior management role that will enhance MSN's success in fundraising. project management and engagement with local and mternational external partners and stakeolders. The Progamme Director will lead MSN's project management. and monitoring and evaluation teams and will work closely with MSN's clinical. operational and financIal teams. as well as external stakeholdcrs. to ensure that MSN continues to expand Its delivery of high quality reproductive health services to underserved communities throughout Nigeria. He/she may serve as Chief of Party or Team Leader for special projects.

    Location: Abuja - Nigeria
    Reporting to: Deputy Country Director
    Duration of contract: 2 years
    Probationary period: 6 months

    Leadership and External Relations

    • Create and pursue opportunities to advance the mission and goals ot MSN by developing productive mutually
    • beneficial relationships with donors, development partners, the government and other stakeholders working in
    • the area of Family Planning and Sexual, Reproductive Health (SRH).
    • Develop opportunities for strategic alliances with the government, and other development partners to create an enabling environment tor MSN to expand its reach and advance Its mission.
    • Support the Country Director and Deputy Country Director In tundraising tor the expansion ot the countryprogramme including co-ordinating MSN's tundraising strategy and annual plan. Identifying new fundraisingopportunities, and developing concept notes and proposals.
    • Lead the Programme Team by providing strategic guidance, building capacity, managing growth and ensuringeffective communication. As a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) actively participate in SMT strategies to provide leadership. guidance and support to the organisation in pursuit ot MSN's mission and strategic objectives.

    Technical Programme Design and Quality Assurance

    • Ensure that projects are approved. implemented, monitored, evaluated and reported on in line with MSN and donor poncies and systems. Manage and support progamme managers to ensure project targels achieved within budget. Ensure effectIve project management and implementation - U"lcluding projectperformance tracking against defined indicators, budget trackmg and limely1inancial and narrative reporting.
    • Lead the co-ordination with operational/implementation teams by leading the development and monitoring of mutually agreed costed, time- bound workplans; regulariy monitoring project performance in relation to donor agreements. Determine tecnnical support needs for projects and participate in recruitment of consultants and project staff to ensure Iunely completlcn of all donor deliver abies.
    • Ensure clear. timely communication between all departments on all aspects project design. implementation and management Ensure clear. timely communtcanon with all retevant project related external stakenotcers including donors, and implanting partners.
    • Ensure that all relevant team members are trained in at! aspects of compliance with donor rules and regulations and related MSN standards and policies.

    Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Support

    • Oversee the M&E team. providing leadership and guidance to ensure that MSN team members have timelyaccess to high quality data. Ensure regular tracking of operations to allow MSN to meet all internal and external reporting requirements. Ensure that all data is shared in a timely manner.
    • Provide leadership in the technical design and development ot all research and monitoring and evaluation activities to support project design and reporting
    • Ensure the impact of marketing and other communications activities on service uptake and client satisfaction is constantly and effectively assessed and shared to !nform return-on-investment and other strategic decision-making.
    • Ensure all appropriate ethical considerations and approvals are secured wherever required. Ensure that all datathat is considered sensitive or confidential (such as client data) is properly secured and reteased in line with MSN policy on such data.
    • Lead the development and upgrade ot MSN's rnanagement intormation system (MIS) and M&E systems to improve the quality and efficiency of data collection and analyses.


    • Post graduate degree If) a related Held
    • Fluent In both oral and written English


    • At least 5 years exoenence in a senior management role of a medium to targe organisation. with a proven trackrecord of leading and motivating dynamic teams in developing countries
    • At least 5 years experience in managIng donor funded, health related projects. Including technical and financialmanagement and compliance (USAtD. EC, and DFID experience valued)
    • Thorough understanding of health interventions and approaches in developing country setting.
    • Proven track record in externai retatrons. fundraising and communication
    • Sound knowledge offamily planning, reprocuctive and maternal health an advantage

    Skills and attitude:

    • Excellent leadership skills; with the ability to motivate others to exceed expectations and to up skill other managers to reflect the same behaviours
    • Strong management skills; able to manage performance effectively and support others during times of change
    • Ability to influence and communicate with stake holders, both internal and external
    • Strong analytical skills - the ability to accurately interpret data both financial and statistical and take relevantactions
    • Adaptaole during times ot change and ambiglJlfy and able to quickly gain the cooperation of other departmentsand external parties.
    • Demonstrates commitment to MSN's mission, vision and values and ways of work 109

    Method of Application

    If you wish to apply for the Country Director position, kindly request for the application pack from Deadline: 24th January, 2014.

    Interested candidates for the Programmes Director's position are to submit a suitability statement and CV as a single document to quoting the position applied for as subject of the email. Deadline for application is on or before close of business on
    Friday 24 January 2014

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