NGO Jobs - Country Director at Maries Stopes International (MSI)




Job Title: Country Director
Organisation: Maries Stopes International (MSI)
Reports to: Regional Director
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About MSI:
Marie Stopes International (MSI) is a marketing focused, results oriented social enterprise. We develop efficient, effective and sustainable sexual and reproductive health (SRH) programmes. In 2010, MSI provided services to 6.7 million women and men in 42 countries. The primary responsibility of this role is to further MSI’s Goal: the prevention of unwanted births and its mission of ensuring individuals’ right to: children by choice not chance. It is a role requirement that the job holder must fully promote and live MSI Core Values.

Job Summary:  The Country Director (CD) is responsible for the successful and sustainable development of a Marie Stopes International country programme and its team members; this includes its strategy, business plan and key performance indicators. The ultimate goal of the Country Director is to implement and expand the country programme efficiently and effectively, thereby maximising our impact on the sexual and reproductive health of the population.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:
1.      External relations, Donor Management and resource development:
  • Build and maintain excellent relations with central and local government, relevant health professionals, businesses, NGOs and community groups to enable the country programme to strengthen its partnerships and meet organisational objectives.
  • Actively seek and secure increased financial resources for programme expansion and ongoing programme development through defined sources.
  • Build and maintain excellent relations with donor agencies.
  • Ensure donor reports are on time and to a high standard.
  • Ensure programme is seen as a leader on Sexual and Reproductive health by central and local government, relevant health professionals, businesses, NGOs and community groups
2.     Strategic and annual planning:
  • Lead the development of strategic and annual plans aimed at maximising the opportunities available to MSI as a sustainable, leading service delivery organisation; review and update strategy as required in the light of changing circumstances and evidence of programme impact.
  • Maintain an overview of key developments in the sector and in the country relevant to the programme strategy
  • Review an update strategy as required in the light of changing circumstances and evidence of programme impact.
  • Oversee the development of a comprehensive marketing plan in order to effectively promote all aspects of the programme to target groups and to establish strong corporate and brand identity.
3.     Financial Management:
  • Ensure effective financial management and accounting systems, ensuring MSI Global Partnership, national and international standards are respected.
  • Ensure programme adheres to all local statutory obligations.
  • Ensure that management team are provided with and understand key financial and statistical performance information in a timely manner to be used for decision making.
  • Ensure that programme sends accurate and timely monthly financial and statistical reports to MSI.
  • Monitor cash flow and expenditure against budget and ensure corrective action is planned and taken where needed
4.     Quality Standards and Clinical Supervision:
  • Continue to develop and strengthen systems and processes to support field operations (outreach), including provision of technical and management support, and central as well as local level marketing and promotion.
  • Robust monitoring systems established and utilised across the programme
  • Provide appropriate guidance and leadership to clinical teams in overcoming difficult/unforeseen situations.
  • Ensure quality of care is maintained at all times with set quality standards and targets in all service delivery locations.
  • Ensure timely and accurate collection and collation of statistics and information, and timely reporting to MSI and other government or non-government organisations as requested.
  • Ensure effective communication between support office and field based teams.
5.     Programme Development:
  • Provide support and leadership to the programme team in designing and establishing new interventions.
  • Oversee the implementation of donor funded projects to ensure satisfactory delivery of project outputs.
  • Maintain regular high level contacts with important donor agencies to facilitate project implementation.
  • Maintain regular high level contacts with important donor agencies to facilitate project implementation
  • Taking lead role in managing formal review/evaluation missions.
6.     Team leadership;
  • Provide overall leadership and strategic direction through the empowerment of the senior management team
  • Foster MSI management culture and social business approach across the team.
  • Directly manage the senior management team to include recruitment, induction, performance monitoring, motivation, support to personal development and dealing with disciplinary issues in line with MSI policies.
  • Ensure that human resource systems and procedures are in line with best practice and local legislation, and are developed and implemented.
  • Ensure that skill requirements are identified and that team members receive appropriate performance development opportunities.
  • Ensure that effective and appropriate external technical assistance is called on where necessary to provide high quality inputs and outputs.
7.     Accountability to Marie Stopes International;
  • Agree strategic and annual plans with MSI and liaise closely with MSI over resource development and negotiations with government and donors.
  • Report to MSI in a timely fashion in accordance with Partnership requirements.
  • Ensure that the MSI Partnership Manual guidelines are observed.
  • Actively participate in regional and international meetings of the MSI Global Partnership.
 Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • Educated to degree level
  • Relevant Post-graduate qualification e.g. MBA, MSc, MA (desirable)
  • Proven general management experience in operationally demanding and challenging environments.
  • International work experience – will have successfully worked in a senior management role in two or three different countries; preferably developing countries.
  • Experience of developing and successfully executing a compelling organisational strategy.
  • Proven track record of making things happens.
  • Experience of successful change management, including identifying required change, leading the change programme and ensuring change is embedded and sustained.
  • Experience of building lasting relationships with key external stakeholders.
  • Experience of P&L responsibility
  • The design and delivery of successful programmatic solutions
  • Successful management of a commercial entity, and proven commercial acumen.
  • Successful management of government and donor stakeholders.
  • Experience of business development including writing compelling tender proposals.
  • Leadership skills: able to build effective teams.
  • Advanced interpersonal/communication skills – both oral and written.
  • Adaptable and agile business skills to manage effectively in changing environments.
  • Change Management.
  • Analytical and organisational skills.
  • Strategic planning.
  • Fundraising and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to identify innovative programmatic ideas and ensure they are well implemented.
  • Fluency in French and/or Spanish is essential for some Country Director positions.

How to Apply:
Please Click on the link below to visit website for details on How to Apply and there after Click Apply Now.. https://careers.mariestopes.org.uk/vacancy/country-director-uganda-165948.html

Deadline: 10th July, 2013

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