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About Us:

Marie Stopes International is a global organisation providing personalised contraception and safe abortion services to women and girls. Our local teams of professionals are passionate about the work they do in communities across 37 countries. The services they provide give a woman the power to choose when she has children so that she’s free pursue her plans and dreams for herself and her family.

The primary responsibility of this role is to further MSI’s Goal: The Prevention of Unwanted Births and its mission of ensuring the individual’s right to: children by choice, not chance.

The Role:

We are seeking an experienced senior leader to complement the executive team in Banja La Mtsogolo, the MSI partner organisation in Malawi. The position is responsible for driving BLM towards programme sustainability and to increase uptake of BLM’s services and products. The Senior Operations Director will direct all operational and programmatic activities to ensure effective implementation, continual improvement and strengthening of BLM’s service delivery channels. This wide-ranging remit includes directing donor programmes, compliance and reporting and managing heads of service delivery channels and behaviour change communication.

The Senior Operations Director is a key member of the BLM senior leadership team and is responsible for bringing modern business approaches to the organisation’s operations and programmes in order to move towards financial sustainability, effective management, high productivity and growth. The role will work collaboratively with other members of the senior leadership team to achieve BLM’s mission and goals. The Senior Operations Director will be required to deputise for the Country Director. The role is likely to require frequent travel both within and outside of Malawi.

About you:

To be considered for the role you will have:

  • A post graduate qualification in business administration, health sciences or international development.
  • An in depth knowledge of health in developing countries, clinical service delivery management, family planning, community outreach and social marketing.
  • Extensive experience in a senior management role with oversight of multiple donor funded projects ideally within the region and/or within the health or family planning sector.

For more information about the role, please view the job framework on our website.

In addition you will be pro-choice on abortion.

Location: Lilongwe, Malawi.

Closing date: 30 August 2016 (midnight GMT). Interviews will take place before this date (for suitable candidates).

Salary: competitive/negotiable.

Everyone is encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.