Marie Stopes International delivers quality family planning and reproductive healthcare to millions of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable women. We want to make sure that women everywhere have a choice when it comes to having children.
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Working Hours: 40
Salary: £ Competitive + Relocation package
Take your management skills and commercial expertise with an interest in using private sector approaches for international health and development to the cutting edge of the global development sector, and join Marie Stopes Nigeria as Country Director of our local
affiliate programme in Nigeria, and help us transform the lives of millions.
As Country Director you will be responsible for the overall strategy, management and development of our national family planning and sexual reproductive health programme in Nigeria. You will lead a skilled team of professional teams to deliver life-saving services through clinical centres, mobile outreach teams, social franchising and social marketing. You will prepare and execute annual budgets, marketing plans and work plans: develop and plan new business opportunities, oversee financial administrative and logistical resources to ensure these adhere to MSI minimum standards and assure quality operations are in line with annual and long term strategic goals and objectives.
To be successful in this role you will have previous experience in a senior management and leadership position with a track record of achieving results and driving growth. International experience is essential, ideally gained in developing nations. You’ll have good facilitative skills and be able to use quantitative evaluation to measure success and meet KPIs. As a leader, you won’t just have gravitas – your team members will find you approachable and responsive to their needs. Through your skills and experience, combined with the right aptitude, you could be the person helping us become an even more efficient, more successful social business – improving the lives of millions in the process.
Our clinics in Nigeria offer a range of reproductive health services, including a wide range family planning services, emergency contraception, pre and post natal care, diagnosis and treatment of STIs, pregnancy testing, voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) for HIV, ultrasound and laboratory services. Our Outreach teams travel to hard to reach areas of Nigeria, to provide access to a range of contraceptive services to those who need them the most. In addition to these services we have social franchisees that are already operational in Enugu and Anambra States, South East, Nigeria. Social franchising is one of the innovative ways in which we are connecting the under-served clients with the family planning and reproductive health services they want and need.
We have also teamed up with government and existing private healthcare providers to increase access to high quality care for the under-served communities in Nigeria. In the first year of the project, 22 franchisees have been trained with a view to increasing this number to 50.
Marie Stopes International delivers quality family planning and reproductive healthcare to millions of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable women. We want to make sure that women have a choice when it comes to having children and because we employ and train local people, we are able to work in some really remote and difficult places.
If you are interested in finding out more about this role before applying, please view the attached job framework.