Health / Medical

Programme Manager Job Vacancy at Marie Stopes International Organisation Nigeria

Marie Stopes International is a 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 40 countries worldwide.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Programme Manager – WISH
Location: Abuja
Job Type: Full-Time
Department: Programmes

Duties and Responsibilities
Project Management:

Under the oversight of the Programme Director, oversee all aspects of WISH project implementation including:

  • Ensure WISH project activities are implemented on time and within budget and at the required level of quality.
  • Lead in writing WISH reports, position papers, and updates as required
  • In consultation with the appropriate manager, recruit, interview and select staff and/or volunteers with appropriate skills for the project activities.
  • Lead in the drafting, review and implementation of WISH work plan
  • Lead in the execution of WISH project activities according to plan and donor guidelines.
  • Lead in the development of forms, set up files to ensure that WISH information is appropriately documented and secured
  • Monitor progress of WISH project and adjust as necessary to ensure successful completion of projects

Reporting, Monitoring and Evaluation:
Work closely with the RME Manager to:

  • Prepare and submit regular technical, progress and program monitoring reports to MSN and donors according to schedules and guidelines
  • Write reports on WISH project for management and for funders and support the preparation of financial reports and project documentation.
  • Support MSION’s M&E function in development of plans and operations research that support and measures impact and quality of WISH project.

External Relations and Liaison:
Work with the External relations Manager to:

  • Ensure relationships and networks with stakeholders, and relevant private, public and not-for-profit organizations are created and maintained with a view to strengthening MSION’s impact and future funding opportunities
  • Liaise with relevant service delivery channels (Outreach, PSS, MS-Ladies,
  • Social Marketing) as well as the Training team, sales teams and other stakeholders to ensure projects are integrated at all levels.
  • Ensure strong links between communication and community mobilization activities, at strategy and implementation levels.

Work with the Quality Assurance team to:

  • Ensure compliance with all donor rules and requirements for assigned project
  • Ensure compliance with MSI policies related to fundraising and project management


  • From time to time address delegated duties assigned by the Programme Director and other SMT members.
  • Actively contribute to the strategic direction and planning of the organisation.


Primary Responsibilities

  • S/he works closely with other key Directorate tem members (e.g. Channel Leads, Regional Managers, Youth Advocacy Advisor, etc) to ensure that there is full integration at implementation level within MSION, other donors, implementing partners, and CSOs activities
  • The WISH Manager is responsible for meeting all assigned projects’ technical, financial, and project monitoring obligations, ensuring deliverables, and project results specified and agreed with donors are achieved.
  • The WISH Project Manager will work closely with the Programme Director in ensuring that WISH project is delivered efficiently and effectively in accordance with donor requirements and MSION broad strategic objectives
  • Specifically, with guidance of the Programme Director, the position holder is responsible for overall technical and programmatic implementation, oversight and coordination of WISH project
  • S/he oversees assigned project planning, ensures implementation, with a focus on results, and financial accountability for the project


  • Advanced Degree in Public Health or related discipline required


  • Experience in project management
  • Experience in Reproductive Health will be an asset
  • Experience in DFiD and other donor funded projects an asset


  • Experience in stakeholder engagement and management.
  • Should be able to work in deadline driven/results orientated atmospheres
  • Strong people management skills
  • Strategic guidance and planning skills
  • Proven excellent project management abilities
  • Ability to present and write for multiple audiences
  • Ability to work well with others in team environments

Attitude / Motivation:

  • Pro-choice
  • Motivated personally and professionally to develop
  • Willingness to travel as requested.



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply


Application Deadline 30th September, 2018.

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