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Project Director 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:

Project Director

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Reporting To: Deputy Country Director
Duration of Contract: Life of the Project
Probationary Period: 6 months

Overall Responsibility:
Reporting to the Deputy Country Director, the Project Director is responsible for the successful delivery of the Family Health Project strategy and implementation to high quality. Meeting all the contractual obligations of the project s/he provides overall project management, coordinates partners’ activities, establishes communication channels, monitors progress and decides remedial measures to deliver on the project. S/he will be a strong contributor of technical support and capacity building to help shape and fulfill MSION’s strategic direction as well as guide the FH+ Project to success. S/he will lead the FH+ Project in meeting its objectives to improve access to family planning services throughout Nigeria.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to create, manage and lead a high performing project team which delivers high quality outputs on time with expectations and is able to learn and adapt in changing environments.
  • Responsible for active and effective relations with the project donor and partners and all issues of compliance and performance.
  • Leadership of the project steering committee in the delivery of the project and the development of research and monitoring and evaluation systems and processes to optimize project efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Representation of the project to key stakeholders in the GoN (at state and federal level) and other partners.

Qualification, Skills & Experience

  • Qualified clinician or related field (doctorate preferred).
  • Excellent knowledge of USAID contract regulations, USAID project cycles and requirements.
  • Proven track record liaising directly with external partners such as USAID, GoN and relevant stakeholders to achieve project results.
  • Knowledge of the NGO sector an advantage.
  • Excellent practical knowledge of modem method family planning and maternal health.
  • Knowledge of clinical health and community outreach
  • Must have excellent understanding of Nigeria’s public health sector.
  • Proven leadership and management skills preferably in health management Excellent Communication skills

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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