Marie Stopes International Vacancies in Abuja

Marie Stopes International ia a 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 40 countries worldwide.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: New Business Development Manager
Location:
Abuja
Duration of contract: 18 months
Probationary period: 6 months
Responsibilities
New Business Development:

  • Identifying and successfully capitalising on funding opportunities with major funders of local and international sexual and reproductive health programming.
  • Research and analyse donor calls for funding applications including tenders, expressions of interest and requests for proposals. This includes identifying funding opportunities for MSION – either as a prime or subcontractor.
  • Develop and write successful, high quality funding proposals and budgets as agreed by the Programme Director and SMT
  • Develop partnerships with external institutions working on reproductive health to meet and share best practices.
  • In collaboration with Programme Director, Knowledge and Documentation Manager, RME Manger alongside SMT, identify opportunities to market to donors and potential partners through tailored marketing materials and activities such as brown bags meetings to better position MSION in existing and emerging markets.
  • Oversee development & maintenance of institutional systems for tracking and maintaining new business-related information (e.g. contacts, opportunities, competitor’s information, etc.).
  • Represent MSION at donor/government/consortium meetings and other meeting as agreed with Programme Director.
  • Ensure that new business efforts are of the highest possible quality, maximizing their potential to lead to successful awards, by managing and improving systems that will support the development of high-quality proposals (early identification of opportunities, adherence to new business policies).
  • Contribute to strategic planning and positioning in response to donor and international development trends.

Develop Proposals and Budgets:

  • Project design and document production: Manage the development and writing of successful funding proposals and budgets as agreed with Programme Director and Country Directors. This will involve leading and/or facilitating proposal development activities involving Programme Director, Operation Director, Country Directors, and other in-country staff, London-based programme support teams and technical advisors. This may involve working with technical leads on strategy, developing, reviewing and editing log frames, budgets and narrative text per donor requirements.
  • Coordinating efforts between MSONI and MSI: Manage the development of proposals and budgets submitted in partnership with other organisations where MSI is either the primary applicant or a sub-contractor.
  • Management of information: Manage the development and maintenance of information required for proposal development including updating capability statements, descriptions of MSION’s technical areas of expertise, country program and/or project write-ups, development of graphics and presentations.

Ensure positive and strong donor relations:

  • Ensure the highest possible level of service to donors: Ensure coordinated communication with donors and partner NGOs among MSION teams in collaboration with the London technical teams, Country Directors and their teams. This may involve managing relationships for a portfolio of donors (may include occasional project report writing or reviewing, ongoing communications and meetings). Ensure quality, consistency and continuity in MSI’ONs approach with donors.

Strengthen Internal and New Business Development Capacity:

  • Strengthen the capacity MSION teams: Expand the capacity of MSION team members to participate in technical and cost proposals and other business development efforts through mentoring and collaboration.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of MSION’s systems: Help to develop better tools, systems, techniques and strategies for identifying, tracking, and pursuing new business opportunities, developing proposals and budgets, and managing institutional knowledge.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of M.Sc. degree in the Social Sciences, Communication, Epidemiology, Evaluation, Development or in a field related
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience Project Management and implementation
  • Experience in conceptualizing, writing, and editing funded proposal
  • Demonstrated experience of funded bilateral and foundation proposal
  • Experience in participating in all areas of programme development including strategy development, forging partnerships, project design, logframe development, proposal writing, budget development, managing donor and other partner (e.g. NGOs) relationships and project reporting. Experience in a directly relevant role preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal, conceptual, organizational, writing, and editing skills;
  • Successful track record of securing high-value contracts from bilateral and multilateral donors, trusts and foundations. Specific experience securing funding from USAID and DFiD preferred.
  • Ability to work under demanding deadlines;
  • Ability to interact appropriately with other cultures.

Experience & Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal and professional communication skills; articulate writer.
  • Proven relationship building skills and ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a wide variety of people and organisations.
  • Established ability to manage, co-ordinate and work with teams as well as to work independently and take initiative.
  • Solid analytical skills and ability to filter and distil critical information.
  • Proficiency with numbers, including budgeting, and close attention to detail.
  • Practical organisational skills with the ability to manage a fluctuating workload, re-prioritise when necessary and meet deadlines.
  • Able to act decisively when unexpected events present opportunities for MSION.
  • Advanced computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Able to learn quickly.

Attitude/Motivation:

  • Pro-choice.
  • Team player; energetic, enthusiastic and positive.
  • Quality-focussed and results-oriented.
  • Confident and professional.
  • Responsive, resourceful and determined.
  • Flexible and with the ability to respond to varying needs opportunities and operating environments.

Job Title: Research, Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant
Locations:
Abuja, Kano, Gombe, Enugu, Benin & Lagos
Duration of contract:
18 months
Probationary period:
6 months
Slot:
6
Responsibilities
Support the Implementation of MSION Management Information System:

  • Support the collation of monthly service statistics for all service delivery points
  • Conduct monthly validation of service data for all reporting facilities in the database against the source document at the state level
  • Conduct quarterly RME technical supportive visits to facilities to mentor facility record officers on use of routine data collection tools and to verify data submitted to the state offices.

Participate in Research Activities:

  • Assist in conducting research activities including the preparation and implementation of annual evaluations and special studies (e.g. baseline, impact evaluation, mid-term reviews). These may include to:
    • Assist with drafting data collection tools
    • Data collection, collation, and entry
    • Training and supervision of data collection process
    • Monitoring pilot studies, surveys,
    • Data collation, entry, basic analysis, reporting and dissemination
    • Collate regional factsheet data
    • Collate regional success stories
  • Work with RME team to develop reports, collate, and disseminate success stories and lessons learnt in Open-door, to internally and externally when appropriate
  • Plan on-going day-to-day research activity within the framework of agreed monthly deliverables.
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Support monitoring and evaluation activities:

  • Ensure RME Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and guidelines are used at the state offices and facilities and inputs for updated when necessary are submitted to the support office
  • Track and report project specific indicators monthly and reporting same to inform programmes, ensuring targets are met, flagging and explaining indicators that are off track
  • Prepare monthly regional factsheets for specific project indicators
  • Identify bottlenecks in completing project activities and developing plans to minimize or eliminate such bottlenecks.
  • In collaboration with RME team identify and document achievements and accomplishments of project indicators against set performance targets.
  • Work with RME Team to prepare quarterly/annually reports on required key indicators.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of B.Sc degree in the Social Sciences, Epidemiology, Evaluation, Development or in a field related
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience conducting/participating in research, monitoring and evaluation of reproductive health programmes in Nigeria.
  • Minimum of 2 years conducting data quality assessments.

Experience & Skills:

  • Experience of conducting primary qualitative and quantitative research
  • Experience with management of different sources of data and multiple indicators with proven ability to interpret verbal, written and numerical data
  • Experience of data collation, entry, processing and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data sets
  • Willingness and ability to undertake regular visits to facilities and support data reporting and documentation
  • Must have excellent communication/interactive skills and must function well independently, as well as part of a team
  • Experience with public and private health sectors in Nigeria
  • Proficiency in MS Office particularly in DHIS2, SPSS/STATA/SAS, Epdata, and Ms Excel (Essential), MS Projects and ATLAS Ti/Nvivo, ArcGIS (desirable)
  • Excellent technical report writing skills with evidence of publishing in revered journals (desirable)
  • Excellent oral presentation skills including abstract presentations at conferences and to stakeholders (desirable)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships across teams and organisations.
  • Experience working on USAID, DFID and Gates funded programmes is an added advantage
  • Must be familiar with working in rural areas with focus on participatory processes.
  • Good analytical skills

Attitude/Motivation:

  • Proactive
  • Coach/Mentor
  • Team player
  • Pro-Choice
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast-paced professional environment.

Job Title: Operations Research Advisor
Location:
Abuja
Duration of contract: 2 years
Probationary period: 6 months
Responsibilities
Lead MSION Operations Researches:

  • Represent MSION technical expertise in professional circles through meetings, conferences and presentations
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with colleagues and donors in country, region or worldwide networks
  • Guide the design, implementation and continual refinement of all operational researches in MSION in consultation with the RME Manager
  • Contribute to the development of knowledge management processes to ensure that the M&E system, tools and methods provide statistical and analytical validation of PRISM.
  • Provide input into the development of a web-based M&E management system that supports M&E data entry, management, analysis and reporting; facilitates M&E knowledge management and knowledge sharing; and improves communications.
  • Identify opportunities for and provide technical assistance in design and implementation of Operations Research studies.

Participate in Research Activities:

  • Strengthen organizational capacity in application of state of the art M&E methods and techniques, including program/project/study design
  • Closely collaborate with staff and/or facilitate the design of programs, projects, and studies, including review and provision of feedback on selected program/project/study designs, survey methodology and findings; performance monitoring plans, evaluation methodology and findings.
  • Assist in the coordination, design and implementation of selected project mid-term and final evaluations
  • Assist in writing, developing, and/or reviewing project proposals, detailed implementation plans, and abstracts for submission to conferences and publications.

Support monitoring and evaluation activities:

  • Technical and experiential knowledge of the range of applied research and monitoring and evaluation techniques, including the relationship of information systems to program, field, and global initiatives
  • Ability to program in SPSS, Epi-info, STATA, Microsoft Access, and other research related applications
  • Support on-going indicator monitoring.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Statistics, or related Social Science
  • Strong technical skills, including ability to process and analyse data using one or more statistical software packages, including at least one of the following: SPSS, Epi-Info, Stata, MS Access
  • In-depth understanding of evolving international health funding priorities, technical state-of-the-art thinking and priorities, and program development roles and opportunities
  • Superior verbal, written and presentation skills (English); strong verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Excellent management and organizational skills
  • Ability and willingness to travel locally and internationally as require by work.

Experience & Skills:

  • 5-6 years of experience working with international or local donor, aid, or development agencies in program Monitoring and Evaluation
  • A proven positive track record working in M&E with NGOs, government or research institutions, and/or bi-lateral/multi-lateral organizations.
  • A proven ability to develop, implement, analyse M&E data using statistical analysis software, regression analysis and other relevant forms of analysis.
  • Computer expertise in MS Office, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, SPSS, and other statistical analysis software.
  • Fluent in in both written and spoken English
  • Experience in public speaking and professional presentations
  • Experience of conducting primary qualitative and quantitative research
  • Experience with management of different sources of data and multiple indicators with proven ability to interpret verbal, written and numerical data
  • Experience of data collation, entry, processing and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data sets
  • Willingness and ability to undertake regular visits to facilities and support data reporting and documentation
  • Must have excellent communication/interactive skills and must function well independently, as well as part of a team
  • Experience with public and private health sectors in Nigeria
  • Ability to Translate complex data systems and results to understandable lessons learned and action priorities for programmatic and other technical staff (Essential);
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform;
  • Ability to interact professionally with established networks of senior-level international health professionals.
  • Proficiency in MS Office particularly in DHIS2, SPSS/STATA/SAS, Epdata, and Ms Excel (Essential), MS Projects and ATLAS Ti/Nvivo, ArcGIS (Essential)
  • Excellent technical report writing skills with evidence of publishing in revered journals (Essential)
  • Excellent oral presentation skills including abstract presentations at conferences and to stakeholders (Essential)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships across teams and organisations.
  • Experience working on USAID, DFID and Gates funded programmes is an added advantage.
  • At least 4-5 years of applied evaluation or research; design and implementation of information systems including but not limited to GPS, GIS (Essential);
  • Development, field-testing and implementation of computer-based information systems (Desirable);
  • Timely data analysis, synthesis, and communication of results (desirable);
  • Design and implementation of evaluation protocols (Essential);
  • Development and field-testing of data collection instruments for M&E indicators;
  • Data collection planning and implementation (routine or survey) (Essential);
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Attitude/Motivation:

  • Proactive
  • Coach/Mentor
  • Team player
  • Pro-Choice
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast-paced professional environment.

Job Title: Knowledge & Documentation Manager
Location: Abuja
Duration of contract: 2 years
Probationary period: 6 months
Responsibilities
Document all MSION Project Implementation Experience:

  • Managing the delivery of our knowledge management strategy, including the development and roll-out of a new intranet and collaboration tools.
  • Managing our content owner community to ensure that content across our knowledge tools is appropriate, effective and timely.
  • Coaching and training to help embed new ways of working across the organization, including curating and authoring online training materials for the new tools.
  • Taking the lead in encouraging team members to share knowledge by ensuring they are aware of the knowledge management and collaboration tools available to support their work.
  • Managing platform analytics, including reporting to senior stakeholders on the performance of the tools, and supporting content owners to utilize their own metrics.
  • Working closely with the Global Information Services team to keep up to date with technology developments, and ensure we are using tools which best support our knowledge management objectives.

Share Evidence from MSION Project Implementation:

  • Schedules, coordinates, and supports program staff in the writing, editing, promotion and dissemination of MSION technical documents, including reports, case studies, training manuals;
  • Collects, documents, and writes success stories (and takes associated photographs);
  • Researches, compiles and writes quarterly newsletters for the projects.
  • Provides -related content and stories for MSI Websites and Open Door,
  • Provides stories for the national website.
  • Develops and writes press releases on MSION projects, events, etc.
  • Creatively identifies areas in which MSION’s technical communications can expand to address unmet need in the field, document our programs, and reach new audiences;
  • Travels occasionally to program areas to document projects, lessons learned, success stories, and to develop field communication plans;
  • Stays abreast of publication guidelines and protocols from MSI, DFiD, USAID, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and other donors.

Lead on Project Documentation Achieving in line with Donor Commitment:

  • Collaborate with program manager to support program planning, implementation and monitoring
  • Draft and/or prepare program reports, and correspondence as needed
  • Illustrative activities include preparation, proofreading, formatting and editing of final programmatic and financial reports
  • Write and compile program information and statistics for use by MSION.
  • Draft correspondence to donors, NGOs and other agencies as requested
  • Review to make input into operational SoPs for programmes operation.
  • Prepare monthly regional factsheets for specific project indicators
  • Work with RME Team to prepare quarterly/annually reports on required key indicators
  • In collaboration with RME team identify and document achievements and accomplishments of project indicators against set performance targets
  • Any other task allocated periodically by Team Lead.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of M.Sc Degree in the Social Sciences, Communication, Epidemiology, Evaluation, Development or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience conducting/participating in research, monitoring and evaluation of reproductive health programmes in Nigeria.
  • Project Management and implementation experience.
  • Experience in conceptualizing, writing, and editing technical materials, preferably related to reproductive health, international health, and/or HIV/AIDS;
  • Demonstrated project management and organizational skills
  • Three plus years’ professional communications experience as a writer/editor, preferably in reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, and/or international health;
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently with a proactive and creative approach while also taking direction from the Programme Director;
  • Excellent interpersonal, conceptual, organizational, writing, and editing skills;
  • Ability to work under demanding deadlines;
  • Ability to interact appropriately with other cultures

Experience & Skills:

  • Working within a busy, multi-disciplinary corporate communications function. (desirable)
  • Experience of working with Office 365, SharePoint Online and collaboration tools such as Yammer. (desirable)
  • Experience of establishing and managing online work communities. (desirable)
  • Providing coaching and training to senior leaders. (essential)
  • Familiarity with Photoshop, desktop publishing, etc.
  • Knowledge of the use of digital camera, downloading images, and e-mailing photos;
  • Understanding of the issues surrounding delivery of Family Planning Services. (desirable)
  • Developing exceptional written content for internal audiences. (essential)
  • Assure Quality of external suppliers. (essential)
  • Good analytical skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office particularly in publisher/ or other publishing software (Essential),
  • Excellent technical report writing skills with evidence of publishing in revered journals (desirable).
  • Excellent oral presentation skills including abstract presentations at conferences and to stakeholders (desirable)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships across teams and organisations

Attitude/Motivation

  • Pro-choice, with genuine passion for the work of Marie Stopes International.
  • Energetic and committed to delivering effective communications.
  • Flexible and able to manage multiple priorities.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Able to build strong working relationships with a range of internal stakeholders, including senior leadership.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Pro-active and self- motivated.

Note

  • Shortlisting will start as soon as we start receiving applications and deadline might be changed without prior notice.
  • 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.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s and suitability statement as a single attachment to: career@mariestopes.org.ng 

Application Deadline: 29th March, 2017.

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