Marie Stopes International Terms of Reference, African Health Markets for Equity Project Management Consultant Job in Kenya 2012
Marie Stopes International (MSI) is the prime on a $60 m, 5 year proposal to the Bill & Melinda Gate Foundation and DFID entitled Africa Health Markets for Equity (AHME).
AHME is a partnership of 6 organizations: Marie Stopes International, Population Services International, Society for Family Health, IFC’s Health in Africa group, Grameen Foundation, and
Programming is focused in Nigeria, Kenya, and Ghana.
AHME proposes to improve the coverage of priority health technologies among the poor in Africa through integrating social franchising with demand-side financing approaches at scale.
The AHME Project Management Unit is based in Nairobi and will provide administrative support and management oversight respectively to country-level implementation.
The Project Management Consultant will work to support the start up of the AHME partnership.
Timeframe: 6 months full time from March through September 2012 with possibility of extension based on need, performance and availability of funding.
Job Title: Consultant
Reporting to: Head of Social Franchising
Probationary Period: N/A
Marie Stopes International (MSI) is a marketing focused, results oriented social enterprise.
We develop efficient, effective and sustainable family planning programmes in the UK and overseas.
The UK division provides services to men and women over 130,000 times a year.
The primary responsibility of this role is to further MSI’s Goal: THE PREVENTION OF UNWANTED BIRTHS and its mission of ensuring the individuals right to: CHILDREN BY CHOICE NOT CHANCE. It is a role requirement that the consultant must fully comply with, promote and live
MSI Core Values: mission driven, customer focused, results orientated, pioneering, sustainable and people centered
Key Responsibilities Measure
1. Facilitate the start up of AHME at the country level
Organization of stakeholder meetings
Measure: Stakeholder reports per county
Preparation of training/commodity plans,
Measure: Completed training/commodity plans per county
Development of risk registers
Measure: Country tailored risk registers per county
Convene kick off meetings in country
Measure: Meeting report and action plans per county
Document start up with country level start up guidelines including financial and narrative report requirements and schedule for all partners.
Measure: Country level start up guidelines including financial and narrative reporting requirements.
2. Facilitate start up of AHME management structure
Create TOR for AHME board, Technical Advisory Board, Project Management Team
Measure: Programme operational guidelines for AHME Board, Advisory Committee and programme Management Team.
Convene initial meetings at all levels
Measure: Meeting reports and action plans
3. Develop communications strategy for AHME
Develop internal communications strategy for MSI to ensure all internal stakeholders are aware of AHME and their contributions
Measure: Internal communications plan and preliminary communication products
Develop external communications strategy for stakeholders within implementation countries and donors to ensure all external stakeholders are aware of AHME and their contributions
Measure: External communications plan and preliminary communication products
4. Facilitate contracting process with AHME partnership
Coordinate and contracting process for MSI with donor partners and between partners and MSI
Measure: Signed and completed contracts.
Skills and Experience
Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Public Health
- Minimum 5 years progressive work-experience in international development
- Project management experience
- Grants management experience
- Writing skills – ability to present written information in an appealing and easy to follow format
- Highly articulate and analytical with attention to detail
- Passionate about improving access to health services and information.
- Belief in the role of the private sector to deliver health outcomes
- Pro choice
How to apply
Please submit a cover letter and 2 page CV to email@example.com by Wednesday, February 22, 2012.