x2 Project Officer - fixed-term contract, up to 12 months

United Kingdom - London (Global Support Office)
Description

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 Healthcare Product Project Officer is accountable for setting up and improving the MSI product launch management tracking & reporting process, enabling teams to meet their agreed launch dates; and for supporting the Product Development and Procurement, Regulatory & Compliance team to ensure that the supplier and core product qualification is delivered against the agreed timelines.

The role reports into the Head of Product & HealthCare Marketing. The role will interact most directly with the Country Commercial Sales Leads, Global Supply Chain and Regulatory and the broader Regional teams.

This role is designed to be a 12-month contract to set up and help MSI have a fast start to building an improved product development process. MSI is a fast-paced organisation and success in this role may lead to future opportunities. So, for someone who wants to bring their commercial skills to add value in an exciting social business – then this is an ideal entry point to MSI.

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:

  • Good project management experience is key for this role, along with experience of the healthcare product launch management tracking & reporting processes
  • Good experience & broad understanding of the pharmaceutical, medical device regulatory environments and the constraints this brings for product launches in the pharmaceutical sector
  • Experience of working with Product Development and Procurement, Regulatory & Compliance teams to ensure that the supplier and core product qualification is delivered against the agreed timelines
  • Experience in pharmaceutical/medical procurement or marketing
  • Experience of product registration or product marketing activities
  • Knowledge and understanding of African, Asian healthcare markets
  • Ideally, the hired candidate will come from a Sexual Reproductive Health background however, but other healthcare/therapy areas will be considered.

Skills:

  • Excellent attention to detail and very strong administration and project management skills
    • Familiar with different approaches from excel to project management system such as Jira, Planisware or Microsoft Project.
    • Good organisation skills
    • Comfortable and enjoy creating and maintaining realistic project schedules. 
    • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects – multitask, delivering multiple product tracking to demanding timelines.
  • Excellent communication skills
    • Communicate, very comfortable with fostering collaboration using multiple ways, chat, WhatsApp, phone, f2f, file sharing, 121 and group meetings.
    • Very good written and verbal skills in English
    • Ability to liaise effectively with a range of stakeholders at different levels of authority.
  • Ability to build relationships across teams
    • Highly sensitive cross-cultural skills. Ability to work in a diverse and inclusive environment, respecting and collaborating with all individuals equally, and with a commitment to overcome bias and prejudice.
    • Build trust and respect and work a s a team player.
  • High drive for results
    • Positive, “can-do” attitude.
    • Ability to work independently, determine priorities, manage multiple tasks, and meet timelines while collaborating with cross functional teams
    • Demonstrated problem solving skills - able to help colleagues think through solutions to getting product launches back on track.
  • Very strong excel skills, competent in word and PowerPoint
    • Able to pull together product launch summaries and status reports easily & quickly.

Qualifications

  • Ideally professional certification in project (APM, PMI or higher level)
  • Ideally a university degree in relevant field. Science related qualification or considerable equivalent work experience is equally acceptable.

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.
  • Builds strong working relationships
  • Commercially minded, supportive of MSI Reproductive Choices as a “social business”
  • High drive for results, not happy until the job is done and done well.
  • Flexible attitude towards working in a fast-changing operating environment. Happy to take on a wide range of tasks from sorting out samples to be sent to countries to preparing status reports for the Executive Committee.

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

Location: London Support Office and/or Country Programme based

Full-time: 35 hours

Contract type: Fixed-term contract, up to 12 months

Salary: £27,000 - £31,000 or Country Programme Salary Range

Closing date: 30th June 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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