Marie Stopes International recruits 01 Country Director
Marie Stopes International (MSI) is a global organisation providing personalised family planning services to women and girls. Our local teams of professionals are passionate about the work they do in communities across 37 countries. The services we provide give a woman the power to choose when she has children so that she’s free to pursue her plans and dreams for herself and her family.
The primary responsibility of this role is to further MSI’s Goal: The prevention of unwanted births and its mission of ensuring an individual’s right to: children by choice, not chance
The International Operations function plays a critical role in the work of our country programmes which deliver family planning and safe abortion services to our clients around the world. It is responsible for ensuring that our programmes are positioned to deliver results, drive growth, achieve programmatic and operational excellence, are committed to implementing best practices at scale, while simultaneously adhering to core programmatic and operational standards.
Marie Stopes Mali began clinical operations in 2008 and has quickly developed into Mali’s largest and most specialised family planning and reproductive health organisation. The Marie Stopes program consists of:
An integrated market strategy is in place to remove demand side barriers. Marie Stopes Mali works both with media (radio/tv) as well as with interpersonal communication which is being ensured by community mobilisers. There are punchline events that are further increasing the awareness of Family Planning and Reproductive Health. A call centre is in place to make sure that information can be obtained.
The voluntary FP services provided by MSIM in 2018 resulted in :
Our budget is currently around 6 million GBP and the team over 200 staff. As we continue to grow, we aspire to serve over 1 million women in 2020 and have even more impact.
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The Country Director is responsible for delivering results for women and their families, driving programmatic excellence and implementing best practice at scale. They provide high quality services where they are needed the most, and their work directly contributes to preventing unnecessary deaths and making a sustainable impact on the lives of thousands of people every year.
The Country Director is a key leadership position responsible for the overall strategy, management (programmatic, financial, and administrative), and development of our national family planning and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) programmes. They lead skilled, professional country teams to deliver life-saving services through clinical centres, mobile outreach teams, social franchising and social marketing. In addition they are responsible for preparing and executing annual budgets, marketing plans and work plans;developing new business opportunities; overseeing financial, administrative and logistical resources; ensuring adherence to MSI minimum standards; and assuring quality operations in line with annual and long-term strategic goals and objectives. The Country Director manages for results, valuing and rewarding high performance, accountability, speed and efficiency and innovation, while keeping the client at the heart of everything we do.
The Country Director is MSI’s senior representative in the country of assignment. They work closely with governments, donors and other key stakeholders to overcome barriers that prevent women and men from accessing safe, affordable, reliable family planning and other sexual and reproductive health services.
To succeed in this role, you must have:
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For more information about the role, please view the job framework on our website.
Closing date: 6th May 2019 (midnight GMT). Interviews may take place before this date for exceptional candidates.
Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment.
|Experience||0 to 3 years|
|Positions||Management & Administration, Program/Project management|
|Areas of activity||Gender, Health|
|Advertisement expiration date||06/05/2019|