Programme Design and Development Officer

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International | International Operations
United Kingdom - London (Global Support Office)
Closing date

About Us:  

Marie Stopes International (MSI) 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 we provide give a woman the power to choose when she has children so that she’s free to pursue her plans and dreams for herself and her family.

Marie Stopes International operates through a network of channels (Clinics, Social Franchise, Marie Stopes community-based Ladies, Outreach and Public Sector Strengthening). This network is complemented by our Social Marketing (AKA Commercial Sales) operation which provides and supplies medical abortion and emergency contraception and other contraceptive and sexual reproductive health products within and outside our service delivery channels.

The primary responsibility of this role is to further MSI’s Goal: The prevention of unwanted births and its mission of ensuring an individual’s right to: children by choice, not chance.

The Function:

The Programme Design and Development (PDD) team is responsible for the design of new donor-funded programmes and the development of competitive proposals at Marie Stopes International. The team works with MSI’s country programmes, technical and clinical teams, and the External Affairs department to develop competitive and strategic programmes to drive the strategic growth of the organisation and to expand and diversify donor funding. Forming part of the International Programmes Department, the PDD team plays a pivotal role in deepening MSI’s capacity in programmatic strategy, technical design, and partnership development at the global and country level.


The Role:

This role will manage and ensure maintenance of PDD’s online library of tools and resources, serve as the PDD lead for the Client Records Management (CRM) system, and key link with other teams for developing and implementing cross- team systems and process. This role will also contribute to development and submission of MSI applications for external funding.


About you

To succeed in this role, you must have:

Skills and Experience:

  • Strong communications skills with demonstrated patience and diplomacy
  • Strong English writing skills. All applicants will be required to undergo a written evaluation as part of the recruitment process
  • Strong excel skills and experience working with budgets
  • Experience and demonstrated ability to manage a heavy and fluctuating workload
  • Ability to manage conflicting demands of a large team
  • Proven experience working in cross-cultural settings
  • Experience tailoring messages and content to different audiences


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Post-graduate qualification in public health, international development, or related field (desirable)


Personal Attributes:

  • Pro-choice.
  • Team player; energetic, enthusiastic and positive.
  • Quality-focussed and results-oriented.
  • Calm under pressure
  • Self-starter
  • Highly organised
  • Confident and professional.
  • Responsive, resourceful and determined.
  • Sound judgement.
  • Action oriented and decisive.
  • Determined to succeed
  • Good listener
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Empathetic
  • Integrity
  • Driven by quality


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


Location: London, W1T


Closing date: 14th November 2019 (midnight GMT+1). Interviews may take place before this date for exceptional candidates.

Salary: £27,000 - £30,000


Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment.


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