Marie Stopes Nigeria (MSN) Job recruitment, March 2013

Marie Stopes Nigeria (MSN) is a results-orientated non-profit Social Enterprise, which 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. MSN is part of Marie Stopes international’s Global Partnership, which operates in over 42 countries Nationwide.

The core responsibility of this post is to use your initiative , energy, persistence, results orientation, drive, integrity, enthusiasm, commitment to personal development to further MSI's partnership mission of: empowering individuals to have children by choice not chance.

Job Title: State Project Manager
Location: Sokoto
Reporting to: Programme Manager
Duration of contract: 1 year
Probationary period: 3 months

  • Drafting, reviewing and implementing work plans in consultation and coordination with other departments
  • Executing project activities according to plan anti donor guidelines
  • Monitoring project progress and making adjustments as necessary to ensure targets are met and the project in successfully completed Ensuring that all project information is captured, documented and appropriately shared
  • Ensure all project activities are Implemented on test and within budget and at the required level of quality
  • In consultation with the appropriate manager, recruit, interview and select staff and/or volunteers with appropriate skills for the project activities.
  • Measure and evaluate project outputs and deliverables as established during the planning phase and through-out life of project
  • Prepare and submit high quality programmatic progress reports according to donor’s / MSN’s schedules and guidelines
  • Support MSN M&E function in measuring project outputs and evaluating project impact
  • Ensure robust relationships and networks with relevant private and public sector, civil society, and government stakeholders are created anti maintained with a view to strengthening MSN’s impact and future funding opportunities
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant MSN and donor rules and requirements
  • Any other duty reasonably assigned by line manager
  • Support the preparation of financial reports
Qualification & Skills
  • A degree or Diploma in Development or a related field
  • Atleast 5years experience in a project management role for a non-governmental development organisations
  • Experience managing Dfid, USAID, EU, or Gates funded projects
  • Highly proficient in the English language, particularly in written work
  • Experience logical frameworks, behaviour change models, marketing planning and program management tools preferred fluency in spoken and written English, and pidgin
  • Sensitive to issues of participation and preferably knowledge of participatory approaches.
  • Agreement with the MSI Global Partnership’s Mission, Vision and Goals
  • Excellent writing skills including the ability to create clear concise arguments and motivations
  • Ability to work to deadline and motivate others to do the same
  • Excellent team building and leadership skills, interpersonal communication skills-both oral and written
  • Familiarity with the different culture, social and religious identities in Nigeria, international health, development issues and the international donor community
Job Title: Medical Representative
Location Abuja
Reporting to: Sales & Marketing Manager
Duration of contract: 2 years
Probationary period: 6 months

  • The Medical Representative is responsible for generating consumer demand for MSN’s products and services and for ensuring that those services are as widely available as possible In his assigned territory with in Nigeria.
  • identify customer needs and proactively seek to address them.
  • Assist with developing and implementing efficient and effective customer service strategies.
  • Monitor and report on market and competitor activities and provide relevant reports and Information on them,
  • Attend trainings to develop relevant knowledge, techniques and skills.
  • Prospect and market Marie Stopes’s products and services by training Healthcare professionals such as Pharmacists, Nurses / Midwives on the ways and manner the products are used.
  • Pay regular visits and make calls to existing and prospective customers with a view to maintaining/ establishing good relationships with them.
  • Respond to and follow up sales enquiries using appropriate methods.
  • Communicate liaise, and negotiate internally and externally using appropriate methods to facilitate the development of profitable business and sustainable relationships.
  • Adhere to health and safety policies, and other requirements relating to care of equipment. Any other tasks asassigned from time to time.
Qualification & Skills
  • B.Pharm.or a closely related Medical Science degree,
  • 3 years relevant experience.
  • Track record of achieving sales, financial and non-financial targets.
  • Strong team building communication and inter-personal skills.
  • Planning, organizational, negotiation and selling skills,
  • Transaction processing, relationship management & problem solving skills
  • Driving skills.
  • Highly self sufficient, entrepreneurial, innovative, inspirational and persuasive
  • Strong personal commitment to the mission and goals of MSI,
  • Must be pro-choice.
  • Must be prepared to travel.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Agreement with the MSI Global Partnership’s Mission, Vision and Goals
Job Title: IT Officer
Location: Abuja

Reporting to: Admin Manager
Duration of contract: 2 years
Probationary period: 6 months


  • Lead and coordinate Information, technology support, and related activities.
  • Identities and evaluate different options and choose the right course of resolving hitches,
  • Provide support and manage the IT infrastructure in MSN offices across Nigeria
  • Provide network configuration and resolve problems with infrastructure support software both at Server and User level,
  • Maintain functionality of office LAN, Internet access rights and Printer sharing
  • Provide support on-site and remotely on both server(Windows server 2008) and user levels (Windows XP Windows7 and Macintosh)
  • Evaluate and install new technologies and as patches, version upgrade, integrated new system etc
  • Administer Server room to make sure all systems and all business processes are running effectively
  • Develop, document and revise systems design procedure and test procedures against quality standard
  • Design, Install and test new software releases and system upgrades
  • Attend to/resolve helpdesk requests.
  • Provide professional guidance during selection and procurernent of  IT related systems
  • Advise and solve effective day to day office processes
  • Issue software, hardware and network requirement to entered IT standards are met
  • Back up and recover at a against disaster to ensure sustainability
Qualification & Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or a combination of relevant education and experience;
  • As or Networks certification preferred.
  • Significant experience wish network technologies, including local-area network (LAN) protocols, wide-area network (WAN) protocols, IP routing and DMS
  • Very strong Excel and database skills (Access, MysQL, SOL Server)
  • Significant experience with network hardware, including routers, switches and hubs,
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and work independently.
  • Good communication and inter-personal skills
  • Fluency In English, including speaking, reading, and writing,
  • Willingness and ability to travel within Nigeria and internationally as the need arise.
  • High degree of computer literacy, proficiency in IT infrastructure configuration, and demonstrated advanced computer skills in Microsoft
  • Office Suite applications required.
  • Knowledge of other commercial database applications, Including SQL and experience supporting accounting packages helpful.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send your application and CV (as a single document) to: , quoting the job title & location applied for as the subject of the email,

Note: Applications that do not follow this format will not be considered.

Application Deadline 15th March, 2013


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