Monday, August 1, 2011

Marie Stopes Nigeria (MSN) Recruitment 2011

Marie Stopes Nigeria (MSN) is a results-orientatednon-profit Social Enterprise, which uses modern management and marketing techniques to meet the needs of the underserved and dramatically improve access to high quality family planning and other reproductive health services in Nigeria. MSN is part of Marie Stopes International’s Global Partnership, which operates in over 42 countries worldwide.C

The core responsibility of this post is to use your:

■ initiative ■ energy ■ persistence ■ results orientation ■ drive ■ integrity ■ enthusiasm ■ commitment to personal development
To further MSI’s partnership mission of: empowering individuals to have children by choice not chance


Oversee all aspects of donor funded project implementation including: • drafting and implementing workplans in consultation and co-ordination with other departments • ensuring all project activities are implemented on time and within budget, • overseeing project budget management, • writing reports, position papers, and updates as required • communicating and coordinating with project partners • communicating and coordinating inputs from teams within MSN • line management of Project Managers.C


• Oversee MSN’s Research, Monitoring and Evaluation (RM&E) function


• Ensure relationships and networks with stakeholders, and relevant private, public and not-for-profit organisations are created and maintained with a view to strengthening MSN’s impact and future funding opportunities • Ensure MSN is represented in all relevant health forums, and meetings • Ensure MSN is well represented and respected among key groups including the government, multilateral organisations, donors, relevant academic institutions, and other non-profit organizations Compliance • Ensure compliance with relevant donor rules and requirements for all projects • Ensure compliance with MSI policies related to fundraising and project management Fundraising • Identify and discuss with the Country Director, Requests for Proposals (RFPs) relevant to MSN, • Ensure at the project planning stage that all MSN teams are included and consulted, • Write concept notes and proposals, • Identify opportunities for partnerships or alliances that will lead to new funding Leadership • As a member of the senior management team, demonstrate a strong commitment to MSN’s mission and goals and encourage a similar commitment from all team members • Actively contribute to the strategic direction and planning of the organisation • Encourage a positive culture, work environment and attitude among all team members • From time to time represent the organisation at meetings, workshops, press conferences, or other forums • Any other duty reasonably assigned by the Country Director.C


• A degree or diploma in development or a related field • At least ten years experience in a project management role for a non-governmental development organisations, at least five of which must be in a senior management role • A strong self drive, excellent leadership skills, together with the ability to develop and build relationships and above all get results. • Highly proficient in the English language, particularly in written work • Excellent writing skills including the ability to create clear concise arguments and motivations • Ability to work to deadlines and motivate other to do the same • Excellent team building and leadership skills. • Excellent interpersonal / communication skills – both oral and written • Strong planning and organizational skills • Strong negotiation and selling skills • Strong personal commitment to the mission and goals of MSI


If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your application and CV (as a single document) to, quoting the position applied for as the subject of the email. Closing date for application is 14th August 2011.C