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Marie Stopes International (MSION), is a results-orientated Social Business, which uses modern management and marketing techniques to provide reproductive health care and allied services. MSION's goal is to meet the needs of underserved Nigerians and dramatically improve access and use of a range of reproductive health services. MSION is part of Marie Stopes International's Global Partnership which is in over 42 countries worldwide.

PUBLIC SECTOR SUPPORT LEAD

ABOUT THIS ROLE


This role reports to Assistant Director Operations and provides strategic coordination to MSION on all matters relating to leadership and management of fast growing Public Sector Support(PSS) Channel in the delivery of MSION’s strategic goals. S/he coordinates oversight of the successful delivery of work setting and meeting ambitious CYP targets, delivering and reporting against all PSS commitments.
The post is part of the Operations Team which aims to deliver programmes of high impact across the majority of Nigeria’s states using five integrated channels of intervention: Social Franchise, MS Ladies, PSS, Centre and Outreach. Within this team the PSS Channel Lead uses his or her excellent understanding of the model to realize a successful programme, complementary to interventions in other channels and reaching high numbers of couples.
The post holder is required to demonstrate: initiative; energy; persistence; results orientation; drive; integrity and discretion; enthusiasm; and commitment to personal development in the excellent delivery of work against these responsibilities.

KEY DUTIES IN RELATION TO THE RESPONSIBILITIES
Leading TSS channel growth using MSI’s Success Model
Ensure quality: Ensure full compliance with the MSI Significant Involvement Policy as per the approved application
Define strategy: Using the new MSI strategic framework for Public Sector Support, map current and future activities to show strengthening of the health system
Segment & refocus: Segment the PSS providers based on service volumes and growth potential to best direct your investment in quality improvement
Lead and support teams in performance management
Provide strategic leadership on demand creation
Strategic coordination of the TSS channel for targeted growth and impact through increased CYPs

Activities include
Continuous analysis of the situation in which TSS performs and the programme model needed.
Identification of opportunities and threats for TSS intervention given Nigeria’s context for FP and PAC
Analysis of MSION’s strengths and weaknesses in responding to developing context and needs
Active networking to identify allies and partners for increased impact and innovative ways of working
Regular presentation to AD Operations on developing thinking and plans based on analysis of results data and team management

KPI:
Strategic plans
Presentations and agreements
Contract obligations met
CYP
Cost/Cyp
Innovations
QTA scores

Highly motivated, cost effective and high performing PSS delivery teams - Activities include:
Recruitment of teams in line with funding and competencies
Design of org charts to ensure clear team purpose and roles
Team targets and management with clear accountabilities
Team development and training
Individual performance oversight
Outreach team work-planning in collaboration with teams and partners with the objective to use resources in most efficient manner and maximize results while maintaining quality
Collection and analysis of monthly results and response to issues arising
Be focal point for all outreach teams, report issues to appropriate channels

KPI:
Org charts communicated
Team dashboard
Team targets communicated and tracked
Perf +
Monthly performance report against dashboard
Representation and oversight of the performance of the channel to donors, key national and international stakeholders - Activities include:

Maintain an updated database of key NHS persons and other partners
Regularly provide project updates to Health management teams at the regions and districts
Ensure formal communications with the various partners are properly documented
Manage external visits and media interest in Outreach and TSS programming

QUALIFICATIONS

At-least first degree in communication, public health or related discipline required

Experience:
At least five years post NYSC experience in INGO
Experience in USAID / DFiD/BMGF or other donor funded projects an asset
Experience in project management

Skills:
Proven excellent technical oral, written, and editing abilities
Ability to present and write for multiple audiences
Extensive working knowledge of Microsoft Office
Ability to work well with others in team environments
Must be able to satisfy stakeholders
Should be able to work in deadline driven/results orientated atmospheres
Strong people management skills
Strategic guidance and planning skills
Report writing
Attitude / Motivation:

Pro-choice
Motivated personally and professionally to develop
Willingness to travel as requested

LABORATORY SCIENTIST

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Laboratory Scientist will be responsible for providing high quality laboratory services that meet the needs of all clients visiting the clinic.
He/she will be responsible for collecting and analysing body fluids, tissue and other substances to determine normal or abnormal findings using sophisticated equipment and instruments to identify the results.
This involves processing laboratory tests that doctors count on to correctly diagnose and treat patients.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Create a friendly, professional and efficient atmosphere for all clients and visitors to the laboratory to ensure client satisfaction at all times.
Maintain laboratory equipment (including calibration) in a proper working condition and prompt report of any malfunction to the centre coordinator.
Keep record of stock, perform forecasts and ensure reagents and other laboratory consumable do not fall below minimum level
Perform regular Quality control on laboratory reagents after supply and before use
Ensure specimen are obtained in the appropriate manner
Provide timely and accurate result
Ensure cervical smear specimens are stored and packaged correctly for transportation to the approved cytology/pathology laboratory
Maintain accurate records of all tests performed and the result of such tests
Assist to provide counselling on core MSION Clinical services in the Laboratory.
Able to sign off on a lab results and take responsibility when there is an error in diagnosis
Liaise appropriately with the Council of Medical Laboratory Sciences of Nigeria and other relevant regulatory bodies during routine or periodic visits and assessments for QC standards
Carry out any other lawful duties assigned by the Centre Coordinator.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
Must have a recognised clinical qualification in Medical Laboratory Science.
Must be registered with a recognised local clinical professional body in Nigeria and of good standing
MUST be licenced and have a valid practicing licence
Must have requisite experience to work with minimum supervision
At least 1 year post-graduation experience working in a similar role [ESSENTIAL]
Experience of working in a clinical environment [ESSENTIAL]
Outstanding computer skills (Microsoft Word, excel, power point). [ESSENTIAL]

TO APPLY
Applicants should send their CVs and suitability statement as a single attachment to: career@mariestopes.org.ng the subject of the email should be the POSITION TITLE/LOCATION and the CV/Suitability statement should be saved in the applicant’s full name.

Note
Shortlisting will start as soon as we start receiving applications and deadline might be changed without prior notice
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
MSION is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to achieving gender balance within the organization. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

DUE DATE: 23 December, 2016

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