Senior Advisor, Partnerships and Resource Mobilisation

United Kingdom - London (Global Support Office)

This vacancy is now closed



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.

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 Role: 

This is a London based position within MSI’s External Affairs Department which will require regular travel. The Senior Advisor, Partnerships and Resource Mobilisation will:


  • Lead MSI’s strategic engagement with emerging government donors (eg Canada, Nordics, Netherlands), building and managing relationships to position MSI as a leading service delivery and technical partner on contraception and safe abortion.
  • Lead MSI’s upstream influencing of new and emerging donor government audiences at parliamentary and policy level to increase resourcing and prioritisation of contraception and safe abortion services, and to increase MSI’s visibility and profile, including through strategic engagement with national parliaments, NGO partners, and networks. This includes leading MSI’s engagement with the UK parliament to protect DFID’s investments in FP/SA.  Develop an effective network of partnerships and relationships for MSI within the UK (and key European countries) to leverage and deliver technical, financial and other resources to support MSI’s global mission.
  • Work with the Partnerships and Resource Mobilisation colleagues to identify and cultivate relationships with emerging non-government donors and partners, such as foundations, private donors, and corporates. This includes building and maximising existing relationships and horizon-scanning to identify new opportunities to expand MSI’s donor base.
  • Explore new sectors, partnerships and opportunities to expand MSI’s reach, including making arguments for how SRHR intersects with issues such as gender equality, girls education, economic development for youth, nutrition, environmental sustainability/resilience/conservation, SRHR in humanitarian settings, etc, and build partnerships to support these
  • Work with Country Programmes to identify funding opportunities at national level, including supporting with strategic analysis of and messaging for local donor missions for target donor government
  • Be a conduit for transferring knowledge and learning from MSI’s programming both to donors partners across the sector, and from key European donors and the wider sector into the MSI global partnership.

About you

To succeed in this role, you must have:


  • Excellent communication skills - excellent verbal and written English communication skills and ability to organise and present information in a compelling way
  • Strong analytical and strategic skills
  • Ability to travel regularly within Europe
  • Ability to work independently and pro-actively
  • Proficiency in French is desirable.



  • Demonstrated record in engaging and influencing donors, senior policymakers, and civil society agencies to deliver strategic outcomes, partnerships, and funding
  • Established network of relationships with politicians, decision makers, and international agencies across the UK and Europe.
  • A track record in successful fundraising and engagement with donors, with clear outcomes (SRHR experience preferred
  • A track record in successful legislative and policy engagement with policy makers, parliaments, and decision makers
  • International development experience ideally implementing service delivery programmes is an advantage. 
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct policy analysis and produce briefs or factsheets



Qualifications and Training:


Personal Attributes:

  • Collaborative: A confident communicator who is able to negotiate with diplomacy and build relationships at multiple levels
  • Strategic Vision: An analytical thinker who has the ability to see the bigger picture, identify opportunities and tailor strategic plans and adjust goals when circumstances change
  • Results Driven: A solution-focused individual who thinks ‘outside the box’ and can diplomatically challenge the status quo whilst maintaining harmony.
  • Entrepreneurial and resourceful: A self-starter and creative risk taker who is able to act decisively when unexpected events present opportunities for advancing MSI’s global mission


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


In addition, you will be pro-choice


Location: London, with International travel


Closing date: 14/10/2019 (midnight GMT+1). Interviews may take place before this date for exceptional candidates.


Salary: £45,000-£55,000 depending on experience



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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