CAREERS, MARIE STOPES NIGERIA (MSN)


Marie Stopes Nigeria (MSN) is a results-orientated non- Governmental organization, which uses modern management and marketing techniques to provide family planning and other reproductive health-care clinical services in undeserved communities. MSN’s goal is to empower men and women to choose when to have children by improving access to family planning and related reproductive health services,
MSN is part of Marie Stopes international’s Global Partnership which operates in 43 countries and is the largest non-Governmental provider of family planning in the world.
JOB TITLE: FINANCE OFFICER
LOCATION: Abuja Nigeria
REPORTING TO: Country Director
DURATION OF CONTRACT: 2 years
PROBATIONARY PERIOD: 6 months
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Daily transaction inputting into Marie Stopes International’s SUN system
Management of the petty cash/float regime
Contribute to month management and periodic statutory reports

Salary payments and remittance of all statutory deductions to appropriate authorities
Payments to Mobilizers and other casual/contract staff
Distributors/sale agent account management and reconciliation.
Timely payments to all providers of products and services to MSN Management MAOOC creditors and reconciliation MAOOC income to stock/services sold.
Financial arrangements for all project activities (including the Outreach team within and outside FCT
Manage all transaction documents in accordance to MSN procedures (Transaction Filling System) Undertake a range of administration duties to ensure the smooth running of MSN
REQUIREMENTS:
B.SC/HND Accounting
At least 4 years post qualification experience in an NGO, public or private organization
Ability to use SUN Accounting system.
Good interpersonal skills
Ability to multitask
JOB TITLE: SALES AND MARKETING MANAGER
LOCATION: Abuja Nigeria
REPORTING TO: Country Director
DURATION OF CONTRACT: 2 years
PROBATIONARY PERIOD: 6 months
RESPONSIBILITIES:
PRODUCT DISTRIBUTION
Design and implement a sales and marketing strategy and plan for MSN
Sell pharmaceutical products through public, private and non-profit pharmacists and medical facilities, Wherever necessary contract national, regional, and local distributors and stockists to assist with distribution
Investigate markets for other products related to MSN’s core business that MSN’s could sell through is existing distribution
PRODUCT, AND SERVICE MARKETING
Design and implement a product marketing plan to maximise sales, and build confidence and trust in the brands
Design and implement a clinical service marketing plan to increase clients at MSN’s clinics and franchisees and build trust and confidence in the MSN and Bluestar brands Leadership
As a member of the senior management team, demonstrate a strong comment to MSN’s mission and goals and encourage a similar commitment from all team members
Actively contribute to the strategic direction and planning of the organization
REQUIREMENTS:
DEGREE OR DIPLOMA
Demonstrate a strong entrepreneurial track record blending implementation experience, business acumen, and strong team leadership skills, together with the ability to develop and build relationships and above all get results.
Significant experience in sales and marketing in the healthcare sector, ideally in the pharmaceutical sector.
Understanding of the law and other requirements surrounding provision of pharmaceutical and healthcare products
Strong team building and leadership skills, Excellent interpersonal communication skills – both oral and written
Strong personal commitment to the mission and goals of MSI.
Must be pro-choice.
Must be prepared to travel
JOB TITLE: SOCIAL FRANCHISING MANAGER
LOCATION: Abuja or Kano – Nigeria
REPORTING TO: Operations Director
DURATION OF CONTRACT: 2 years
PROBATIONARY PERIOD: 6 months
The Social Franchising Manager is a new post. This person will lead the implementation of a Marie Stopes owned reproductive-health franchise. This franchise will draw upon the capacity of the private sector to reach communities throughout Nigeria, and the technical skills and marketing support of Marie Stopes to ensure a high quality, client-focused service.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Launch and oversee a dramatic expansion of Marie Stopes Social Franchising
DEFINE SELECTION CRITERIA
Oversee a baseline analysis and mapping exercise of potential franchise members
Manage budgets and optimise efficiencies/cost-savings wherever possible.
Upon recruitment of franchisees, implement the 3 interventions to activate the network:
Plan and launch a training programme to ensure high quality services are available, Alongside this training, plan the quality assurance needs to determine franchisee adherence to training.
Ensure franchisees are supplied with a package of products which will contraceptives, misoprostol for PPH and PAC, and other maternal and child health products.
Launch an innovative marketing campaign to promote the brand “BlueStar’ and services available.
TEAM WORK AND TEAM MANAGEMENT
Demonstrate excellent team work through collaboration with other departments
Design a work plan with other staff members
Problem-solve and provide regular internal communications to ensure that all stakeholders in the Sodal Franchising project are well informed
Performance manage the Social Franchising Team Integration of Social Franchising into wider Marie Stopes objectives
Support advocacy initiatives at the highest level that promote private sector delivery of maternal and child health services .
Campaign for public-private partnership opportunities for Marie Stopes and Blue Star.
Pursue opportunities to have Marie Stopes/Blue Star training accredited by the government
Document and disseminate learning
REQUIREMENTS:
Exceptional management and organizational ability, A self-starter, able to run the Social Franchising project sometimes with limited supervision.
At least 10 years experience, 5 of which will be in a project management role working with an NGO or business.
Highly numerate with an ability to anticipate problem costs and opportunist for the organization greater efficiencies.
Excellent communication, presentation and negotiation skills, Highly creative, You will have a passion for finding new ways to effectively deliver Marie Stopes and Blue Star services.
Holder of a Degree, or equivalent experience.
Computer literate
Fluent in spoken and written English
JOB TITLE: HEAD OF PROJECTS
LOCATION: Abuja – Nigeria
REPORTING TO: Country Director
DURATION OF CONTRACT: 2 years
PROBATIONARY PERIOD: 6 months
RESPONSIBILITIES
PROJECT MANAGEMENT:
Oversee all aspects of donor funded project implementation including:
Ensure activities are implemented on time and within budget,  oversee project budget management,  write reports, position papers, updates and proposals communicate and coordinate with project partners line management of Project Managers
RESEARCH, MONITORING AND EVALUATION
Oversee MSN’s Research, Monitoring and Evaluation (RM&E) function
EXTERNAL RELATIONS
Ensure relationships and network with stakeholders, and relevant private, public and not-for-profit orqanisations are created and maintained
Ensure MSN is well represented and respected among key groups
FUND-RAISING
Identify Requests for Proposals (RFPs) relevant to MSN,
Ensure at the project planning stage that all MSN teams are included and consulted,
Write concept notes and proposals,
Identify opportunities for partnerships or alliances that will lead to new funding
LEADERSHIP
As a member of the senior management team, demonstrate a strong commitment to MSN’s mission and goals and encourage a similar commitment from all team members
Actively contribute to the strategic direction and planning of the organization
From time to time represent the organization at meetings, workshops, press conferences, or other forums
REQUIREMENTS:
A degree or diploma in development or a related field
At least ten years experience in a project management role for a non-governmental development organizations, at least five of which must be in a senior management role
A strong self drive, excellent leadership skills, together with the ability to develop and build relationships and above all get results. Highly proficient in the English language, particularly in written work
Ability to work to deadlines and motivate other to do the same.
Excellent team building and leadership skills
JOB TITLE: CLINICAL SERVICES MANAGER
LOCATION: Abuja – Nigeria
REPORTING TO: Director of Operations
DURATION OF CONTRACT: 2 years
PROBATIONARY PERIOD: 6 months
RESPONSIBILITIES:
CLINICAL STANDARDS
At each clinic and outreach site, oversee all aspects of clinical management in accordance with Marie Stopes International (MSI) protocols and Nigerian law
Ensure that clinical and outreach teams are adequately staffed
Ensure that centre team members are adequately qualified and trained within their scope of competence
Ensure that centres are adequately equipped
Ensure that proper and detailed records are maintained, including the efficient management of all complications and complaints including response times
OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT
Manage the day-to-day operations of the clinic and outreach teams
Work with the MSN demand creation and marketing teams to ensure that MSN clinic and outreach teams are well placed to address unmet need for services
Ensure that MSN remains client-focused by engaging clients informally and formally
Maximize clinical income and ensure costs are kept within budgets.
Assist with sitting, layout and renovation of new clinics.
Assist with relationship building with the government, and community leadership to facilitate outreach expansion into new areas
Team Building, Recruitment and Development oversee the work schedules of all team Members identify appropriate training needs within teams and, in consultation with the HR manager, arrange trainings ensure the constructive use of the appraisal system for all staff
EXTERNAL RELATIONS
Nurture collaborative professional networks with the government health departments private sector and other organizations.
Represent MSN at forums, meetings and conferences
REGULATORY
Ensure that all Marie Stopes Sites are compliant with Nigerian clinical regulations
METHOD OF APPLICATION
Interested candidates are to send a written application and CV (as a single attachment) to recruitment@mariestopes.org.ng
The position applied for must be quoted as the subject of the email.
Applications that do follow these standards will not be accepted.
Closing date for application is 3rd November 2011. For more information, please visit our website www.mariestopes.org

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