Africa Regional Programme Advisor

1 Conway St, Fitzroy Square, London W1T 6LP, UK Req #154
31 May 2024

About MSI

MSI Reproductive Choices is one of the world’s leading providers of sexual and reproductive healthcare. We believe that everyone should have the right to choose. From contraception to safe abortion and life-saving post-abortion care, we are committed to delivering compassionate, affordable, high-quality services for all.

Today, our organisation has over 9,000 team members working in 37 countries across the world. Our success lies in the fact that MSI teams are locally led, entrepreneurial and results-driven, and are passionate about delivering high quality, client-centred care in their own communities. As a social business, we focus on sustainable delivery, efficiency, and funding models that are built to last, so that the women and girls we serve today will have a choice in the future too.

We know that access to reproductive choice is life changing. For some, it can mean the ability to complete an education or start a career. For others, it means being able to look after the family they already have. For everyone, it means the freedom to decide their own future, creating a fairer, more equal world.

About the Role

The Regional Programme Advisor will contribute to the fulfilment of MSI’s mission by providing support to country programmes, facilitating effective project and grant management, financial and narrative donor reporting and compliance and contributing to the development of strategies to improve capacity and delivery in our programmes. This role requires English fluency.

About You

We recruit talented, dynamic people with diverse backgrounds and experiences, all united by a belief in our mission and a focus on delivering measurable results. We’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer and are committed to creating a fully inclusive workplace, where everyone feels able to participate and contribute meaningfully. You must be open-minded, curious, resilient, and solutions-oriented, and committed to promoting equality, and safeguarding the welfare of team members and clients alike.

To perform this role, it is essential that you have the following skills:

  • Professional proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • Ability to work in a diverse and inclusive environment, respecting and collaborating with all individuals equally, and with a commitment to overcome bias and prejudice.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to organise and present information in a compelling way.
  • Ability to design, implement and monitor effective project management, including a solid understanding of donor budget management.
  • Understanding of, and ability to write and edit donor proposals and reports.
  • Ability to design, implement and monitor effective project management
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment and across disciplines and cultures
  • Excellent influencing and negotiating skills
  • Ability to work proactively, with an enthusiastic, positive and determined mind-set.
  • Ability to manage a heavy and fluctuating workload as well as competing priorities and remain calm under pressure.  

To perform this role, it is essential that you have the following experience:

  • Demonstrated administrative, finance and programme management experience.
  • Experience of working in an overseas location, preferably a developing country (desirable)
  • Knowledge of donor regulations, policies and procedures.
  • A knowledge of reproductive health care (desirable)
  • Understanding of, and ability to write and edit donor reports and/or proposals

Formal education/qualification

  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent.
  • Post-graduate qualification in public health, international development, public management or related field (desirable).
  • Professional proficiency in written and spoken English

Personal Attributes:

We seek exceptional individuals who are aligned to MSI’s mission and entrepreneurial mindset. You must be a strong communicator, self-motivated and solutions-seeking, committed to driving social change in an environment that measures sustainable results and impact at an individual and global level. You must be able to work effectively with and across diverse teams and be comfortable with ambiguity. 

For this role, we’re looking for an individual who is:

  • Committed to the protection of team members and clients, with a focus on vulnerable groups
  • Able to role-model inclusive and culturally sensitive attitudes and behaviours
  • Ability to manage a heavy and fluctuating workload. Results orientated
  • Demonstrates MSI team member behaviours
  • Pro MSI philosophy of social enterprise and cost recovery
  • Pro choice

Please click here to view the job framework

Location: London Support Office (hybrid working) or where any MSI country programme operates.

Full-time: 35 hours a week, Monday to Friday (for UK based team members).

Contract type: Permanent

Salary: £34,200 - £42,750 per annum for UK based candidates. Discretionary bonus + benefits. For all other locations, the salary will be banded within the national context.

Salary band: BG 7

Closing date: 14th June 2024 (midnight GMT+1). Interviews may take place before this date for exceptional candidates.

For internal employees applying from an MSI country programme, the role will be positioned within the existing salary structure of the country. Local terms and conditions of the country will apply. 

Other details

  • Job Family MSI
  • Job Function Non-Clinical
  • Pay Type Salary
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