• Graduate Careers at Marie Stopes International (27 Positions)

  • Posted on: 25 April, 2014 Deadline: 5 May, 2014
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  • Marie Stopes International Organization Nigeria (MSION) is a results-orientated non-Governmental organisation, which uses modem management and marketing techniques to provide family planning, reproductive and sexual healthcare and allied services. MSION’s goal is to meet the needs of underserved Nigerians and dramatically improve access to and use of family planning and other reproductive health services. MSION is a partner of the Marie Slopes International Global Partnership which operates in over 40 countries worldwide.

    The core responsibility of this post is to use your:

    • Initiative
    • Energy
    • Persistence
    • Results orientations
    • Drive
    • Integrity
    • Enthusiasm
    • Commitment to personal development

    To further MSI's partnership mission of: empowering individuals to have children by choice not chance.

    Background:
    Marie Stopes International Organization Nigeria (MSION) is seeking the services of result orientated, competent, clinicians and service delivery focused individuals to implement a new USAID funded Family Health plus Project (FH+), which aims at building the capacity of public sector providers to provide long acting reversible contraceptives (LARCS) using a competency based approach which includes didactic training, coaching, supportive supervision and mentoring.Furthermore, FH+ will strengthen the overall health system and empower users to demand quality FP and improve their access to long-acting family planning in 20 States in Nigeria.

    We are recruiting to fill the position of:

    Infection Prevention Officers

     

    Locations: Edo, Kano, Benue, Ogun and Plateau
    Reporting to: Regional Team Leader
    Duration of contract: 2 years
    Probationary period: 6 Months
    Slot: 5

    Key Responsibilities

    • Ensure all clinical Instruments are washed, sterilised and stored properly.
    • Support clinical team in providing training on infection prevention and medical waste management.
    • Maintain medical stock/a drug inventory and ordering registers
    • Ensure proper management and disposal of both general and medical waste.
    • Promote and maintain a welcoming, friendly, professional and efficient atmosphere towards all clients at all times.
    • Keep office, its surroundings, client care areas and all used medical equipment tidy, neat and clean at all times.

    Qualification and Requirements

    • Must have at least basic education to be able to read and write English.
    • Organisation, initiative, tidiness and courtesy.
    • English and local languages.
    • Capacity to work as a team member.
    • At least 2 years' experience working in a similar role.
    • Experience of working in a clinical environment.
    • Excellent provider of client- interaction skill.
    • Good written and verbal communication skill.
    • Articulate and analytical with attention to detail.

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    Social Behaviour Change and Communications Officer (SBCC Officer)

     

    Location: Abuja
    Reporting to: SBCC Manager
    Duration of contract: 2 years
    Probationary period: 6 Months

    Key Responsibilities

    • Work closely with regional and clinical training teams in creating demand for Long Acting end Reversible Contraception (LARC) services.
    • Develop and implement a mix of strategies and initiatives that would ensure promotion/marketing activities of LARC services in FH+ supported States.
    • Track end report impact of marketing initiatives based on client feedback on service uptake
    • Document best practices of the community mobilization activities and organize shared learning's within MSION for better performance and achievements.
    • Establish a referral linkage and tracking system between communities and Blue Star Franchisees.
    • Create an effective positive image of MSION and increase client number to facilities.

    Qualification and Requirements

    • Degree in Development Studies, Public Health Nurse, Communication related field, Marketing or relevant field or equivalent experience.
    • 3-5 years demonstrated Technical expertise in the area of social marketing, reproductive health, maternal, HIV and/or child health preferred.
    • Experience of DfiD, USAID, Gates funded projects, including working in a diverse teem environment preferred.
    • Ability to work effectively in partnership with a variety of audiences and organizations especially CBOs
    • Practical experience and willingness to travel to low-income end/or rural community mobilization.
    • Experience in managing volunteers, including recruitment, training end support.

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    Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

     

    Location: Abuja
    Reporting to: Research Metrics and Evaluation Manager
    Duration of contract: 2 years
    Probationary period: 6 Months

    Key Responsibilities

    • Monitor project log frames matrix, M&E operational plans, and work plans particularly in the areas of the objective, indicators and monitoring mechanisms.
    • Assist in developing the overall framework for project M&E - annual project reviews, participatory impact assessments, process monitoring, operations monitoring and lessons-learned workshops.
    • Guide the process for identifying and designing key performance indicators for projects.
    • Collaborate with team members, clients and stakeholders on qualitative monitoring to provide relevant information for ongoing evaluation of project activities, effects and impacts.
    • Prepare and submit regular technical, progress and program monitoring reports to donors according to schedules and guidelines
    • Write reports on projects for management and for funders and support the preparation of project documentation.
    • Ensure compliance with relevant donor rules and requirements for all projects

    Qualification and Requirements

    • A degree or diploma or a related experience
    • At least 2-3 years' experience in M&E/ project management rote for a non-governmental development organisatons, at least five of which must be ins senior management role
    • Experience of DfiD, USAID, Gates funded projects, including working in a diverse teem environment preferred
    • Ability to work to deadlines end motivate other to do the same
    • Excellent teem building and leadership skills, interpersonal / communication skills - both oral and written
    • Experience in logical frameworks, behaviour change models, marketing planning and program management tools preferred.

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    State Clinic Trainers (SCT)

     

    Locations: Edo, Ondo, Kano, Kaduna, Benue, Cross River, Ogun, Oyo, Plateau and Nasarawa
    Reporting to: Regional Team Leader (RTL)
    Duration of contract: 2 years
    Probationary period: 6 Months
    Slot: 15

    Overall Responsibility

    • Working with and reporting to the RTL for the State Clinical Trainer (SCT) will be responsible for conducting mapping, facility audit, selection, trainings, undertaking mentoring, coaching and supportive supervision of trainees, distribution of equipment and FP commodities, ensuring adherence to FMoH and MSION quality standards.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Implement MSION Competency Based Training, Coaching and Mentoring policies, procedures, guidelines and manuals.
    • Conduct mapping and facility audit of facilities recruiting them into project.
    • Oversee training; prepare both physical and financial report following completion of the trainings etc.
    • Ensure the availability of documentation, reporting, referral formats, guidelines, manuals and job aids used by facilities in adequate quantity and track referral linkages of service utilization;
    • Prepare and submit monthly and quarterly performance reports on training and quality assessment activities in assigned states;
    • Support development and maintenance of excellent relationships with government (SMoH), partners and other public institutions in the state with a view to strengthening MSION's impact and future funding opportunities at field level.
    • Liaise with service delivery (Outreach, Clinic), sales and social franchise teams and other partners to ensure projects are integrated at all levels.
    • Ensure strong links between communication and community mobilization activities, at the systems level.

    Qualification and Requirements

    • Diploma or degree in clinical Nursing or Midwifery or RN/RM.
    • 3-5 years' experience in FP service delivery; designing, managing clinical trainings in resource poor settings.
    • Experience of DfiD, USAID, Gates funded projects, including working in a dIverse team environment preferred
    • Technical Expertise in long acting reversible contraception (LARCs) specifically IUD and Implants insertion and removal
    • Familiarity with the different cultural, social and religious identities in Nigeria. international health, development issues and the international donor community.
    • Familiarity /Experience with geography of the intervention states is desired.
    • Experience of working with private healthcare sector operators is desirable;
    • Willingness to frequently travel to project implementation sites.
    • Ability to drives manual gear Toyota Hillux will be an added advantage.

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    Regional Team Leader (RTL)

     

    Locations: Edo, Kano, Benue, Ogun, Plateau
    Reporting to: Clinical Technical Director
    Duration of contract: 2 years
    Probationary period: 6 Months
    Slot: 5

    Key Responsibilities

    • The RTL will lead a portfolio of activities aimed at building capacity of 200 (100/State) providers and be responsible for project management, reporting, financial management including facility mapping, facility audit and selection, trainings, supportive supervision, distribution of equipment and FP commodities, ensuring adherence to FMoH and MSION quality assurance standards in assigned region.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Coordination of Training Coaching Mentoring (TCM) Programme Activities including development of annual and quarterly budgets and financial performance targets
    • Lead regional level planning. implementation, reporting, learning and reflection.
    • Reporting, Monitoring and Evaluation - Collate and analyze project's MIS and narrative reports on all projects for the region.
    • Provide clear documentation of programmatic achievements on monthly, quarterly and annual basis as well as document and publish best practices within the region.
    • Advocacy and External Relations - Lead in the collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders, including Government, other Implementing Partners, and internal stakeholders within MSION to achieve project and organisational deliverables.
    • Act as the focal person for MSION at the regional level including representing MSION at high level meetings/platforms where necessary.
    • Provide guidance on the proper use, handling and maintenance of all MSION properties.

    Qualification and Requirements

    • Degree in Social Sciences, Medicine, Nursing or its equivalent. (MPH will be an added advantage).
    • Must have a minimum of 8 years cognate experience
    • Technical Expertise in providing training using competency based models on long acting reversible contraception (LARCs) specifically IUD and Implants insertion and removal.
    • Must possess excellent planning and organizational skills.
    • Must be able to work with minimal supervision and MUST possess a high level of integrity and responsibility.
    • Must have prior practical experience in management of DfiD, USAID, Gates funded projects, including working in a diverse team environment.
    • Must be attuned to and be comfortable with the culture/traditions of the people.
    • Must be computer literate and be at ease with report writing.
    • Ability to drives manual gear Toyota Hillux will be an added advantage.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates are to submit a suitability statement and CV as a single document to: recruitment@mariestopes.org.ng

    Note: The subject of the email should be the POSITION TITLE and LOCATION applied for (e.g. State Clinical Trainer Benue) and the CV/suitability statement should be saved with the applicant's full name. Applications that do not meet the above specification will be rejected. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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