Programmes and Special Projects Lead, maternity cover

United Kingdom - London (Global Support Office)

This vacancy is now closed


About Us

At MSI Reproductive Choices 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. Across 37 countries, we provide high quality, safe services, and work with advocacy to create an enabling environment, so every client has safe access to services when and where they are needed. Because when a woman can determine her own future, she can contribute to creating a better, more sustainable future for everyone.

MSI Reproductive Choices is committed to creating an inclusive environment with a workforce which is representative of the communities we serve. We’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer and give equal consideration to all qualified applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age. We are committed to promoting equality and safeguarding the welfare of all team members and clients, with a focus on vulnerable groups. 

About the Role

This role reports to the Head of Informatics and has responsibility for managing the Group Investment Fund and ensuring that there is a strong link between the finance and international operations team through business partnering with the COO and regional support teams.  The role will be a key participant in the global business planning cycle, providing support to regional and country finance teams throughout the process and working on analysis which allows the ET to understand and challenge the business plan.

About You

We want individuals who support our mission of eliminating unsafe abortion by 2030 and who work with us to build an enabling environment to increase access to safe services everywhere. We expect all team members to share our vision and commitment to achieving our mission whilst promoting equality and safeguarding the welfare of all clients and colleagues.

To succeed in this role, you must have:

  • Experience in reporting and analysis is essential
  • Experience of influencing senior stakeholders is essential
  • Experience of managing donor funded businesses is essential
  • Experience with international operations programme management is essential
  • Experience of communicating complex processes and principles to colleagues in a clear manner
  • Financial systems and database experience are desirable
  • Experience of working to tight deadlines and managing conflicting priorities.


  • Good numerical and analytical skills using Excel
  • Effective communicator and ability to explain complex processes and principles to colleagues remotely and with people who are less confident in English language
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to juggle multiple pieces of work simultaneously
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong team player.

Personal Attributes:

  • Committed to the protection of team members and clients, with a focus on vulnerable groups
  • Able to role-model inclusive and culturally sensitive attitudes and behaviours
  • Self-starter – looking to build on and improve existing processes
  • Responsive to changing priorities and demands
  • Energetic and enthusiastic about the MSI Reproductive Choices mission
  • Pro Choice.

For more information about the role, please view the job description and person specification on our website.

Location: London Support Office

Full-time: 35 hours

Contract type: FTC, up to 12 months (maternity cover)

Salary: £39,700 - £46,500 + discretionary bonus + benefits

Closing date: Thursday 12th August 2021 (midnight GMT). Interviews may take place before this date for exceptional candidates.

For internal employees 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.

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