Programme Officer, Government and Multilateral Programmes (maternity cover)

United Kingdom - London (Global Support Office)

This vacancy is now closed


About Us:

At MSI Reproductive Choices 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. 

The role

The Programme Officer will contribute to the fulfilment of MSI ’s mission through coordination of support to our Government & Multilateral Programme. The Programme Officer will support projects expanding the provision of SRH services to hard-to-reach, marginalised and underserved populations in addition to advancing SRH rights, policy and advocacy.

The Programme Officer will facilitate and monitor delivery of effective and consistent project management practices, donor compliance and strategies to improve capacity in our country programmes, including in francophone West Africa. 

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:


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (French and English) and ability to organise and present information in a compelling way
  • Ability to design, implement and monitor effective project management
  • Understanding of, and ability to write and edit donor proposals and reports
  • Understand, analyse and interpret data for reporting and decision making
  • Knowledge of government donor regulations, policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of budget tracking and monitoring
  • Good written and spoken French

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.
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment and across disciplines and cultures
  • Ability to manage a heavy and fluctuating Results orientated.
  • Demonstrates MSI team member behaviours
  • Pro MSI philosophy of social enterprise and cost recovery
  • Pro choice
  • Ability to travel up to 4 weeks a year

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: Fixed term, up to 9 months (maternity cover)

Salary: £34,000 - £40,000

Closing date: 1st September 2021 (midnight GMT). Interviews may take place before this date for exceptional candidates.

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.

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