Job Vacancy For Director of Regional Operations At Marie Stopes International

The Director of Regional Operations will report directly to the Country Director and will line manage all Regional Managers and other Programme Managers.

Length of contract: Two (2) years contract

•   The Director of Regional Operations is the overall head of the Regional Operations Team.
•   He/she is responsible for providing strategic direction and operational effectiveness to MSIG's field operations, delivered through its team bases currently in four regional hubs, each headed by a Regional Manager,
•   S/he will provide strategic direction for two of MSIG's delivery channels - Centres and Outreach - which is a separate unit in the Directorate.
•   This directorate will also house a donor compliance and delivery unit that will identify and secure funding contracts, ensuring project life cycle reporting is delivered to the highest standards.
•   To achieve these goals, the post holder will work closely with potential and current funders and other external stakeholders critical to the Directorate's mandate, as well as the internal business analysis department and other directorate.
•   The post holder is one of the members of the senior leadership team for the organisation and as such plays a critical role in all major operational and strategic decisions for the organisation, while modelling key leadership behaviours and demonstrating the organisation's values.

Key responsibilities include:

•   Work closely with the Country Director to identify opportunities and raise new donor funds.
•   Lead the development and implementation of high quality proposals
•   Ensure robust systems are in place and adhered to in order to reduce the risk of fraud and Regional Teams Comply with reporting requirement and deadlines.
•   Conduct regular governance visits across all delivery channels.
•   Provide leadership and guidance to the Directorate; motivate and coach departmental staff members and direct reports to exhibit a high degree of accountability and professionalism.
•   Directly manage and supervise the performance of four (4)
•   Regional Managers, Channel Managers and Donor
•   Compliance and Delivery Senior Manager
•   Manage the Regional Managers Team to ensure regular supervisory and governance visits are conducted at centres, outreach and Bluestar franchises with appropriate follow up.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Bachelors Degree in health, demography, public health or social sciences/development studies required ,
•   Post-graduate qualification in related field
•   Additional qualifications in business, marketing or finance desired.
•   Fluent written and oral English required.


•   A minimum of nine (9) years of relevant post-graduate work experience with at least seven (7) years of experience in a senior management position.
•   Experience in delivering high level and impactful improvements; implementing robust performance frameworks and achieving targets.
•   Demonstrated experience in networking and working in partnership with internal and external stakeholders to achieve results.
•   Experience working with INGOs and government as implementation partners and with Ghana Health Service -highly desired.
•   Experience in working with both public and private health sectors.
•   Experience working in health, sexual and reproductive health in particular
•   Strong leadership and management skills with strong analytical/organisational Skills
•   Able to manage and motivate teams to achieve targets and to achieve organisational change.
•   High levels of IT literacy and computer skills {Microsoft office suite)
•   Pro-family planning and pro-choice

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

This is a local position. Interested Non-Ghanaians must therefore have the necessary legal permits required to work in Ghana. Please label application and email with the exact job title and location if indicated. Interested and qualified applicants should send their applications addressed to:

Director - Human Resource and Admin
Marie Stopes Int. Ghana
PMB 267, Accra

Or by e-mail through:

[email protected]

Closing Date: 23 June, 2015
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