Project Coordinator Job at Marie Stopes International, Abuja

Marie Stopes International Organisation Nigeria (MSION) is a
results-orientated non-Governmental organisation that believes that
women and men have the right to choose when they have children. MSION is
part of Marie Stopes International Global Partnership which operates
in 43 countries and is
one of the largest non-Governmental provider of
family planning in the world. Working with Government of Nigeria and in
partnership with other organisations, MSION provides family planning
and other reproductive healthcare services to underserved communities.
Our goal is to improve access to family planning and related
reproductive health services enabling individuals to have children by
choice not chance.

Marie Stopes International is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Drug Shop Pilot Project Coordinator (SIFPO2)
Reporting to: Research, metrics & Evaluation Manager
Duration: 15 months (Renewable)
Primary Responsibilities

  • The Drug Shop Pilot Project Coordinator will work closely with
    the Technical Services Director in ensuring that implementation of the
    drug shop pilot study is delivered efficiently and effectively in
    accordance with donor requirements and MSION broad strategic objectives.
  • S/he works closely with the Assistant Director Field Operations,
    and other MSION project managers, to ensure that there is full
    integration at implementation level within MSION, other donors,
    implementing partners, and CSOs activities.
  • The Drug Shop Pilot Coordinator is responsible for meeting all
    assigned projects’ technical, financial, and project monitoring
    obligations, ensuring deliverables, and project results specified and
    agreed with donors are achieved.
  • Specifically, with guidance and oversight of Research, Metrics
    and Evaluation Manager, the position holder is responsible for overall
    technical and implementation and coordination of Drug shop pilot
  • S/he oversees assigned project planning, ensures implementation,
    with a focus on results, and financial accountability for the project.

Duties and Responsibilities
Technical and Project management:

  • Under the oversight of the Research, Metrics, and Evaluation
    Manager, oversee all aspects of the Drug Shop Pilot implementation
  • Provide technical input into the design, planning and delivery
    of implementation research projects Lead in the execution of Drug Shop
    Pilot activities according to plan and donor guidelines.
  • Ensure each component of the Drug Shop Pilot is implemented on time and within budget and at the required level of quality.
  • Prepare and submit regular program monitoring reports to MSI London according to schedules and guidelines
  • Lead in writing Drug Shop Pilot reports, position papers, and updates as required
  • Translate research evidence to actionable insights to inform programme scale-up
  • In consultation with the appropriate manager, recruit, interview
    and select staff and/or volunteers with appropriate skills for pilot
  • Support in the performance management of project team.
  • Identify, build and maintain relationships with stakeholders and partners who provide technical expertise on the project
  • Lead in the development of forms, set up files to ensure that
    Drug Shop Pilot information is appropriately documented and secured
  • Monitor progress of Drug Shop Pilot project, and make adjustments as necessary to ensure successful completion
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Reporting, Monitoring and Evaluation:
Work closely with the RME Manager to:

  • Track project indicators and assess the performance of the PPMVs and referral sites to demonstrate progress
  • Ensure relationships and networks with stakeholders, and
    relevant private, public and not-for-profit organizations are created
    and maintained with a view to strengthening MSN’s impact and future
    funding opportunities
  • Liaise with service delivery (Outreach, Clinics and Training
    teams), sales and social franchise teams and other stakeholders to
    ensure projects are integrated at all levels.
  • Ensure strong links between communication and community mobilization activities, at the systems level.
  • Prepare and submit regular technical and progress reports to MSI London according to schedules and guidelines
  • Support the preparation of financial reports and project documentation.


  • Work with the Quality Assurance team and the USAID FP Compliance Lead to:
  • Ensure compliance with USAID rules and requirements
  • Ensure compliance with MSI and MSION policies regarding project management and procurement


  • Master degree in Public Health, the Social Sciences or related discipline is required


  • At least 5 years quantitative and qualitative research
    experience in Family Planning and Reproductive Health programming and/or
    research an asset
  • At least 5 years’ experience in project management, including financial management
  • Experience in USAID / DFiD or other donor funded projects an asset


  • Proven excellent implementation research skills including the use of SPSS, STATA, or R, and Nvivo, or Atlas Ti)
  • Must be able to satisfy stakeholders
  • Should be able to work in deadline driven/results orientated atmospheres
  • Strong people management skills
  • Outstanding project management abilities including strategic guidance and planning skills
  • Excellent ability to present and write technical reports for multiple audiences
  • Ability to work well with teams
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Attitude / Motivation:

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

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should apply by email with CV’s and suitability statement as a single attachment to:


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

Application Deadline  29th August, 2016. 

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