Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
Marie Stopes International is a global organisation providing personalised contraception and safe abortion services to women and girls. Our local teams of professionals are passionate about the work they do in communities across 37 countries. The services they provide give a woman the power to choose when she has children so that she’s free 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 the individual’s right to**: children by choice, not chance.**
Are you up for a challenge? As Head of Regional Programmes (DFID) you’ll take a senior leadership role in, and carry overall responsibility for oversight of MSI regional grants and contracts funded by DFID. You’ll need to ensure that the programmes are delivered to a high-standard and that the donor expectations are met. Key will be your ability to manage budgets, programmes and external partners, as well as undertake high level engagement.
This is a highly complex, large scale, multi-country portfolio that will test your abilities.
Can you see the wood for the trees? You’ll need to be able to juggle the day to day oversight, as well as provide high level strategic advice and decision making. Using your background in managing large scale, complex programmes, you be able to prioritise your attention on the areas that will deliver the maximum impact.
You’ll understand how to manage and develop complex programmes and budgets, how to communicate effectively and build strong relationship, and how to provide clear and relevant reports and updates to the donor and our partners. You’ll need the confidence and assertiveness to engage with senior management externally and internally.
Experience in overseeing DFID contracts, reproductive health programming and in-country experience is desirable.
For more information about the role, please view the job framework on our website.
In addition you will have the right to work in the UK and be pro-choice on abortion.
Closing date: 22nd January 2016 (midnight GMT). Interviews will take place before this date (for suitable candidates).
Salary: £52-65k pa depending on ability and experience
All nationalities are encouraged to apply.