Regional Programme Officer, WACA

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. 

The role

The International Operations Department plays a critical role in the work of our country programmes which deliver family planning and safe abortion services to our clients around the world. It is responsible for ensuring that our programmes are positioned to deliver results, drive growth, achieve programmatic and operational excellence, are committed to implementing best practices at scale, while simultaneously adhering to core programmatic and operational standards.

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:


  • Demonstrated administrative, finance and programme management experience.
  • Demonstrated project management experience of significant donor-funded grants.
  • Experience of working in an overseas location (preferably a developing country).
  • Knowledge of donor regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Experience of proposal development.
  • A knowledge of reproductive health care (desirable).


  • Professional proficiency in written and spoken French and English.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the 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.
  • Excellent influencing and negotiating skills.


  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent.
  • Post-graduate qualification in public health, international development, public management or related field (desirable).

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 work proactively, with an enthusiastic, positive and determined mind-set.
  • Ability to manage a heavy and fluctuating workload as well as competing priorities and remain calm under pressure.   
  • Demonstrates MSI team member behaviours.
  • Pro MSI philosophy of social enterprise and cost recovery
  • Pro choice
  • Ability to travel at least 8 weeks a year; flexibility to travel as needed

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

Location: London, W1T

Full-time: 35 hours

Contract type: Permanent

Salary: £34,000 - £40,000 per annum

Closing date: Friday 15th January 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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