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

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

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.

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

Duties & Responsibilities:
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
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.
  • 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
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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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
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
  • 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 stakeholder
  • 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
  • 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
    and ensure they
    are well implemented.
  • Fluency in French and/or Spanish is
    essential for some Country Director positions.

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10th July, 2013

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