MSIE Finance Director - Addis Ababa


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About Us:


At Marie Stopes International we are unapologetically pro-choice. We believe that every woman has the right to make choices about her own body and her own future. As one of the world’s leading providers of contraception and safe abortion care, we give women the means to do so. Our team members, working across 37 countries, provide high quality, safe services to women, when and where they need them. Because when a woman can determine her own future, she can contribute to creating a better, more sustainable future for everyone.


The role

Under administrative direction of the Country Director, the Director of Finance is a key member of the management team and implements financial policies, strategies, and plans; leads the finance team and directs the financial activities of the organization. Builds motivated and productive work team capable to implement strategic plan of the organization; develops proper monitoring and follow-up systems to ensure financial sustainability; provides advice and support to managers and functional department on Financial Management. Plans, organizes, directs and leads all the financial activities and evaluates the performance of the finance team.

About you

To succeed in this role, you must have:


  • Leadership of teams – including building capacity amongst direct reports
  • Working within a finance function within a commercial or social business
  • Working in developing markets, particularly in Ethiopia
  • Proven financial management experience at senior level;    
  • Experience of International NGO or Private Sector Business;
  • Working with donors and supporting bidding for donor grants
  • Knowledge of various donors financial Policy and procedures;
  • Working with colleagues in geographically separate locations
  • Eight / Ten year’s directly relevant experience;        


  • Ability to produce financial statements on time;
  • Advanced Computer Skill;
  • Proven skill in handling profitable commercial ventures (preferably health care services)
  • Knowledge of various business management policies and regulations
  • Excellent commend of written and spoken English is essential;
  • Excellent computer skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook;
  • High level of interpersonal communication & negotiation skills;
  • Strong work ethic and ability to meet deadlines;
  • Strong working knowledge of business practices;
  • Advanced analytical and organizational skills;
  • Proven strategic planning skills;
  • Inspirational and persuasive;
  • Collaborative approach to team working;       


  • MA or MBA in Financial Management or BA degree in Accounting plus ACCA Certificate       

Personal Attributes: 

  • Pro-choice on abortion
  • Interest in public health, particularly sexual and reproductive health
  • Strong commitment to the mission and vision of Marie Stopes International
  • Flexibility to operate in a changing environment
  • MSI Behaviours and Values

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

In addition, you will be pro-choice


Location: Addis Ababa


Fulltime/part time: 40 hours per week


Closing date: 19th February 2020 (midnight GMT). Interviews may take place before this date for exceptional candidates.


Salary: competitive  + discretionary bonus + benefits


For internal staff applying from an MSI country programme, the role will be positioned within the existing salary structure of the country. Local terms and conditions of the country will apply.


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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