Public Sector Support Lead at Marie Stopes International Organisation Nigeria (MSION)

Marie Stopes International (MSION), is a results-orientated Social Business, which uses modern management and marketing techniques to provide reproductive health care and allied services.
MSION's goal is to meet the needs of underserved Nigerians and dramatically improve access and use of a range of reproductive health services. MSION is part of Marie Stopes International's Global Partnership which is in over 42 countries worldwide.Public Sector Support Lead at Marie Stopes International Organisation Nigeria (MSION)

Marie Stopes International Organisation Nigeria (MSION) is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Public Sector Support Lead
Location: Abuja

Reporting to: Assistant Director/ Director, Operations
Duration of contract: 2 years (renewable)
Probationary period: 6 months

About this Role

  • This role reports to Assistant Director Operations and provides strategic coordination to MSION on all matters relating to leadership and management of fast growing Public Sector Support(PSS) Channel in the delivery of MSION’s strategic goals. S/he coordinates oversight of the successful delivery of work setting and meeting ambitious CYP targets, delivering and reporting against all PSS commitments.
  • The post is part of the Operations Team which aims to deliver programmes of high impact across the majority of Nigeria’s states using five integrated channels of intervention: Social Franchise, MS Ladies, PSS, Centre and Outreach. Within this team the PSS Channel Lead uses his or her excellent understanding of the model to realize a successful programme, complementary to interventions in other channels and reaching high numbers of couples.
  • The post holder is required to demonstrate: initiative; energy; persistence; results orientation; drive; integrity and discretion; enthusiasm; and commitment to personal development in the excellent delivery of work against these responsibilities.
Key duties in relation to the responsibilities
  • Leading TSS channel growth using MSI’s Success Model
  • Segment & refocus: Segment the PSS providers based on service volumes and growth potential to best direct your investment in quality improvement
  • Lead and support teams in performance management
  • Provide strategic leadership on demand creation
  • Strategic coordination of the TSS channel for targeted growth and impact through increased CYPs
  • Ensure quality: Ensure full compliance with the MSI Significant Involvement Policy as per the approved application
  • Define strategy: Using the new MSI strategic framework for Public Sector Support, map current and future activities to show strengthening of the health system
Activities include
  • Continuous analysis of the situation in which TSS performs and the programme model needed.
  • Active networking to identify allies and partners for increased impact and innovative ways of working
  • Regular presentation to AD Operations on developing thinking and plans based on analysis of results data and team management
  • Identification of opportunities and threats for TSS intervention given Nigeria’s context for FP and PAC
  • Analysis of MSION’s strengths and weaknesses in responding to developing context and needs
  • Strategic plans
  • Presentations and agreements
  • Contract obligations met
  • CYP
  • Cost/Cyp
  • Innovations
  • QTA scores
Highly motivated, cost effective and high performing PSS delivery teams - Activities include:
  • Recruitment of teams in line with funding and competencies
  • Outreach team work-planning in collaboration with teams and partners with the objective to use resources in most efficient manner and maximize results while maintaining quality
  • Collection and analysis of monthly results and response to issues arising
  • Be focal point for all outreach teams, report issues to appropriate channels
  • Design of org charts to ensure clear team purpose and roles
  • Team targets and management with clear accountabilities
  • Team development and training
  • Individual performance oversight
  • Org charts communicated
  • Team dashboard
  • Team targets communicated and tracked
  • Perf +
  • Monthly performance report against dashboard
Representation and oversight of the performance of the channel to donors, key national and international stakeholders - Activities include:
  • Maintain an updated database of key NHS persons and other partners
  • Regularly provide project updates to Health management teams at the regions and districts
  • Ensure formal communications with the various partners are properly documented
  • Manage external visits and media interest in Outreach and TSS programming
  • At-least first degree in communication, public health or related discipline required
  • At least five years post NYSC experience in INGO
  • Experience in USAID / DFiD/BMGF or other donor funded projects an asset
  • Experience in project management
  • Proven excellent technical oral, written, and editing abilities
  • Ability to present and write for multiple audiences
  • Should be able to work in deadline driven/results orientated atmospheres
  • Strong people management skills
  • Strategic guidance and planning skills
  • Report writing
  • Extensive working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work well with others in team environments
  • Must be able to satisfy stakeholders
Attitude / Motivation:
  • Pro-choice
  • Motivated personally and professionally to develop
  • Willingness to travel as requested
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV's and suitability statement as a single attachment to: the subject of the email should be the POSITION TITLE/LOCATION and the CV/Suitability statement should be saved in the applicant’s full name.

  • Shortlisting will start as soon as we start receiving applications and deadline might be changed without prior notice
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • MSION is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to achieving gender balance within the organization. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Application Deadline Date 
 23rd December, 2016.

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