Marie Stopes International Job Vacancy: Senior Programs Manager - London, England

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.

The Role:
This is no ordinary Programme Manager role. We’re looking for someone that can provide rigorous day to day management of the programmes (in 14+ countries) funded by the demanding private Foundation donor. This is about providing quality programme management and hard data to facilitate proper evidence based decision making at a strategic level.

You’ll need to have a knack for ensuring that resources and focus are provided in the right place when needed so we can get the most out of them and deliver on ambitious commitments. You’ll need to manage not only your own team but influence the wider programme teams to ensure delivery at a local level.

In supporting the Director of Strategic Programmes, you’ll need to spot issues before they arise and either deal with them yourself or escalate them as necessary.

This is a great role for someone with strong technical experience of running safe abortion, post abortion care and contraception service delivery programmes to get experience at a wider, global level with a large donor, preparing you to go back to a country as a Country Director or even starting your journey up the leadership ladder in a central office.

About you:
Are you a strong technical programme manager, with developing country experience? Have you managed large multi-million dollar donor funded programmes?  Do you revel in the numbers, providing hard evidence to back up either your own decisions or provide the strong basis upon which to influence wider decision making? Are you willing to take risks to achieve results – this is a donor that wants to see results, not a reason why you can’t do something?

If this sounds like you, then we want to hear from you – don’t delay!

In order to be considered for this role you must be pro-choice on abortion.

Location: London

Closing date: 26 September 2016 (midnight GMT). Interviews will take place before this date (for suitable candidates).

Salary: £45,000 - £65,000 depending on ability and experience.

All nationalities are encouraged to apply.