About Us

MSI Reproductive Choices is one of the world’s leading providers of sexual and reproductive healthcare. We believe that everyone should have the right to choose. From contraception to safe abortion and life-saving post-abortion care, we are committed to delivering compassionate, affordable, high-quality services for all.

Today, our organisation has over 9,000 team members working in 37 countries across the world. Our success lies in the fact that MSI teams are locally led, entrepreneurial and results-driven, and are passionate about delivering high quality, client-centered care in their own communities. As a social business, we focus on sustainable delivery, efficiency, and funding models that are built to last, so that the women and girls we serve today will have a choice in the future too.

We know that access to reproductive choice is life changing. For some, it can mean the ability to complete an education or start a career. For others, it means being able to look after the family they already have. For everyone, it means the freedom to decide their own future, creating a fairer, more equal world.

About the Role

This role supports strategy and implementation of behavioural change best practice in our country programmes with a focus on gender-transformative approaches and reaching key populations and vulnerable groups such as adolescents, people in extreme poverty, people living with disability, and those with low-literacy.

This role will provide focused technical assistance to MSI country programmes, supporting formative analysis, strategy development, coordination, capacity strengthening, mentorship, and implementation of gender-transformative and inclusive programme activities for behaviour change. It will also support donor and fundraising teams within MSI to include appropriate GESI language and best practice approaches into new proposal design.

The GESI Programming Specialist will also work with the Evidence and Impact team to document and share successes and challenges in gender and inclusion programming and support the dissemination of best practice approaches. The learnings and outcomes generated from key projects will be used to strengthen gender equality and social inclusion programming across MSI’s global partnership, significantly contributing to delivery of MSI’s 2030 strategy.

This role reports to the Head of SBC and Inclusion in the Technical Services Department, which supports gender, inclusion, and SBC programming across MSI.

About You

We recruit talented, dynamic people with diverse backgrounds and experiences, all united by a belief in our mission and a focus on delivering measurable results. We’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer and are committed to creating a fully inclusive workplace, where everyone feels able to participate and contribute meaningfully. You must be open-minded, curious, resilient, and solutions-oriented, and committed to promoting equality, and safeguarding the welfare of team members and clients alike.

To perform this role, it is essential that you have the following skills:

  • Highly skilled in designing and leading behaviour change initiatives with a gender-transformative focus.
  • High level understanding of “Do No Harm” principles, gender mainstreaming and gender equality and social inclusion principles and methodologies, including disability inclusion.
  • Skilled in translating research insights into practical, workable programming approaches. Ability to synthesize information from multiple sources.
  • Excellent English written communication skills and a high ability to organise and present information in a compelling, easy to understand and practical way, to both high-level donor audiences as well as in-country teams and stakeholders.
  • Ability to design, facilitate & lead participatory training sessions.
  • Strong networking and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to multi-task, problem solve and prioritise to manage multiple and competing demands from internal and external clients.
  • Can use PowerPoint, word, excel to high standard to create impactful and persuasive presentations and resources.

To perform this role, it is essential that you have the following experience:

  • Significant technical experience at an advisory level in social and behaviour change programming, with a focus on gender equality and inclusion. Must include project design and implementation, and technical assistance in the health sector, preferably in SRHR.
  • Significant experience developing and embedding gender-transformative SBC strategies in an international development context.
  • Experience at a regional or global level is an advantage, especially in building best practices and motivating teams to adopt tools, new ways of working.
  • Demonstrated ability to ensure gender mainstreaming and social inclusion integration in project design, implementation, and M&E.
  • Demonstrated capacity strengthening experience, including developing and conducting trainings, mentorship, and coaching of government, local, and community partners.
  • Familiarity with formative research and monitoring and evaluation methodologies and approaches and ability to interpret data for decision making and inform programming and strategies. Experience designing, conducting, and using gender equality and social inclusion analysis preferred.
  • Familiarity with social and behaviour change communication and social norms theories and approaches and substantial experience with mainstreaming gender and/or disability into SBCC.

Formal education/qualification

  • Degree in relevant field (public health, gender studies, disability, and inclusive development etc.) and 5-7 years of relevant technical experience

Personal Attributes:

We seek exceptional individuals who are aligned to MSI’s mission and entrepreneurial mindset. You must be a strong communicator, self-motivated and solutions-seeking, committed to driving social change in an environment that measures sustainable results and impact at an individual and global level. You must be able to work effectively with and across diverse teams and be comfortable with ambiguity.

For this role, we’re looking for an individual who is:

  • Pro-Choice and committed to the MSI mission
  • Can work with autonomy while still being collaborative, prioritise tasks appropriately, and positively influence others.
  • Confident self-starter, highly proactive and participative in meetings and conversations. Comfortable with acting as role model amongst colleagues and leading the way on SBC and GESI
  • Ability to be strategic, flexible, and adaptable with proven capacity to respond effectively to all levels of staff. If works needs to get done, will get it done, delivering on time and to a high standard meeting needs of different audiences.
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and ability to work effectively in different socio-cultural contexts.
  • Happy to review learnings when things don’t go as planned or outcomes are not as expected and learn and adjust accordingly. Actively seeks out feedback on their performance (both results and behaviours) with a view to continuously learning and growing own skills.
  • Flexible and adaptable and can deal with ambiguity or challenge comfortably, remaining calm under pressure
  • Willingness and ability to travel to MSI countries (5-6 trips of between 3-5 days duration per year)

For more information about the role, please view the job description and person specification on our website.

Location: London Support Office (hybrid working) or where any MSI country programme operates.

Full-time: 35 hours a week, Monday to Friday (UK contracted hours).

Contract type: 2 year fixed term contract.

Salary: £40,000 – £51,000 per annum for UK based candidates. Discretionary bonus + benefits.

Salary band: BG 9

Closing date: 31st May 2024 (midnight GMT+1). Interviews may take place before this date for exceptional candidates.

For internal employees applying from an MSI country programme, the role will be positioned within the existing salary structure of the country. Local terms and conditions of the country will apply.

How to apply

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