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About MSI

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 is an exciting role which will support MSI’s successful implementation of European Union funded projects to increase access to, and respect for, sexual and reproductive health and rights in sub-Saharan Africa. Working in close collaboration with national and international partners, including government Ministries and civil society partners, MSI is currently implementing two EU funded projects:

The “Youth for Health (Y4H)” project is an adolescent-focused multi-country programme which aims to expand access to life-changing adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (SRH) across six sub-Saharan African countries: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Zambia. This is a flagship project for the EU within its SRH project portfolio and is implemented through a consortium of eight partners, which is led by MSI.

The ”Kelen Ya” project focuses on supporting women’s and girls’ civil society organisations to promote a favourable environment for socio-economic development in Mali. Led by MSI Mali and the Women in Law and Development (WILDAF), the project is funded by the EU delegation in Mali.

As a core member of MSI’s Global Programmes and Philanthropy (GPP) team, the GPP Manager (EU) will contribute to the successful implementation of these projects, taking responsibility for the management of sub-contracts for a number of consortium partners, supporting them to deliver their commitments and ensuring adherence to the compliance requirements of both the EU and of the other donors which will be co-financing the Y4H programme, in close coordination with MSI country programme leads. The GPP Manager (EU) will also support the delivery of internal commitments by MSI’s Global Support Office and Country Programmes. The GPP Manager (EU) will lead project management support for a portfolio of countries, working closely with MSI’s Africa Regional team, supporting consortium performance monitoring, risk management, work-planning, and monitoring.

In addition, they will lead on key pieces of technical work under the programme, coordinating technical inputs across key thematic areas (such as advocacy, disability, or youth), interacting with technical leadership and Technical Working Group members from within the projects, as well as external agencies. They will support the Head of EU Programmes to manage the external relationships critical to the success of the programme including with the EU at global and country level and with African institutions.

This role is for a fixed, two-year period from June 2024 to June 2026, with the possibility of extension subject to donor funding.

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:

  • Demonstrable experience writing high quality quarterly and annual reports to donors and other key stakeholders
  • Good Excel proficiency and an ability to analyse, synthesise and visualise data
  • Strong written communication skills and a proven ability to organise and present information in a compelling way to a range of audiences
  • Able to influence to strengthen and improve quality and timeliness of programme deliverables, processes and technical support without direct line management or control
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, perform under pressure and reputation for consistently delivering results to a high standard
  • Knowledge of government donor regulations, policies and procedures
  • Able to multi-task, problem solve and prioritise to manage multiple and competing demands from internal and external stakeholders

Additional experience that we’d welcome:

  • A strong understanding of written and spoken French
  • Knowledge of European Union regulations, policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of reproductive health care
  • Experience working in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Experience supporting or working in consortia with civil society partners
  • Ability to travel up to 4 weeks a year

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

  • Experience of managing donor funded projects (multi-country and partner desirable), including project monitoring and reporting against payment deliverables, proactive risk management and escalation
  • Experience in writing and editing reports for donors or other external stakeholders
  • Financial management experience including budgeting and budget tracking
  • Demonstrable experience managing complex relationships across organisations and across countries
  • Proven experience working cross-team, generating consensus and support from multiple internal stakeholders and leading people through complex processes
  • Experience in delivering capacity building support and skills development of others in either a technical area or project management skills, in order to meet project deliverables

Personal Attributes:

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 be committed to promoting equality, and safeguarding the welfare of team members and clients alike.

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

  • Self-starter, able to manage discrete projects with autonomy, but also integrate close working as part of a team, sharing responsibilities on more complex pieces of work.
  • Pro-choice and committed to MSI’s mission.
  • Integrity
  • Driven by high quality results.
  • Determined to succeed.
  • Highly organised
  • Demonstrates MSI team member behaviours and professional self-development.

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: 24-month fixed term contract.

Salary: £40,000- £51,000 per annum commensurate with experience, for UK based candidates. Discretionary bonus + benefits. For all other locations, the role will be banded within national context.

Salary band: BG 9

Closing date: 7th June 2024 (midnight GMT+1). Interviews may take place before this date for exceptional candidates. For all other locations, the role will be banded within national context.

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

Global Partnerships and Philathropy Manager, EU Programmes – Career portal (dayforcehcm.com)

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