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Demand Creation Manager (DCM) At Marie Stopes International Organisation Nigeria

Date Posted: 20/Aug/2014
Deadline: 02/Sep/2014

Marie Stopes International Organisation Nigeria (MSION) is a results-orientated Non Governmental Organisation that believes that women and men have the right to choose when they have children. MSION is part of Marie Stopes International Global Partnership which operates in 43 countries and is one of the largest Non-Governmental provider of family planning in the world. MSION uses modern management and marketing techniques to meet the needs of the underserved and dramatically improve access to high quality family planning and other reproductive health services in Nigeria.


The various post holders are required to demonstrate: Initiative, Energy, Persistence, Result orientation, Drive, Integrity, Enthusiasm and Commitment to personal development

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Demand Creation Manager (DCM)

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Reporting to: Deputy Country Director
Duration of contract: 2 years (renewable)
Probationary period: 6 months

Overall Responsibility
This role is part of the Programmes Operations Team responsible for the leadership of all demand creation activities across the programme. Working closely with R, M&E, Programe Managers and Channel Leads and reporting to the DCD, the DCM analyses the behavior of MSION’s existing and potential clients and develops cost effective strategies and action plans to ensure value for money on all demand creation activities through the network of MSION CMMOs and partners.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leading the development of Demand Creation Strategies.
  • Designing and delivering effective training to staff and partners.
  • Development of effective marketing materials that provide excellent information in an appropriate format, promoting the brand and boosting client numbers.
  • Clear communication to the whole team on progress against strategy and lessons learned.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • Degree in relevant field or equivalent experience.
  • Technical expertise in the area of demand creation/marketing of reproductive health, maternal, HIV and/or child health services preferred.
  • Excellent knowledge of a range of media (web, social, print) for information, demand creation, social marketing, strategic analysis and planning skills.
  • Excellent communication skills for developing a network of staff and partners involved in Demand Creation and willingness to travel to low-income and/or rural community mobilization.
  • Experience of DFID, USAID, Gates funded projects, including working in a diverse team environment preferred.
  • Familiarity with the different cultural, social and religious identities in Nigeria, international health, development issues and the international donor community.
  • Experience in logical frameworks, behaviour change models, marketing planning and program management tools preferred.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English, and pidgin.
  • Excellent writing, organizational, teamwork and multitasking capabilities, presentation

Method of Application
Interested candidates should apply by email with CV and suitability statement as a single attachment to: [email protected]

The subject of the email should be the POSITION TITLE and LOCATION and the CV/suitability statement should be saved with the applicant's full name. Please note that applications that do not meet the above specification will be rejected. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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