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MOBILISATION OFFICER at Marie Stopes International

Marie Stopes International Organisation Nigeria (MSION) is a result-oriented Social Business, which uses modern management and marketing techniques to provide reproductive health care and allied services. MSION’s goal is to meet the needs of underserved Nigerians and dramatically improve access and use of a range of reproductive health services.

MSION is part of Marie Stopes International’s Global Partnership which is in over 37 countries worldwide.

The core responsibility of this post is to use your:

■ initiative ■ energy ■ persistence ■ results orientation

■ drive ■ integrity ■ enthusiasm ■ commitment to personal development

To further MSI’s partnership mission: enabling individuals to have children by choice not chance.

Job Title: Mobilisation Officer (MO)

Location: Osun and Cross River(Ogoja)

Reporting to: Regional Manager

Duration of contract: 2 years (renewable)

Probationary period: 6 Months

About this role

The post is part of the programmes/operations team, delivering high impact across most Nigerian states. It plays a key creative and energising role in creating demand for MSION’s services raising awareness of the types of services available, disseminating information about the services and their importance and stimulating interest in clients to use them. Using a range of techniques, they reach different segments of the market (adolescents, married, unmarried, younger, older, men, women) and inform MSION’s delivery teams of the specific needs of these groups so that services can be amended accordingly. MSION Mobilisation Officer work with Social Franchise outlets, MSION’s clinic and Outreach teams. They link with the MSION sales teams.

The post holder is required to demonstrate: initiative; energy; persistence; results orientation; drive; integrity and discretion; enthusiasm; and commitment to personal development in the excellent delivery of work against these responsibilities. **

Key responsibilities:

  1. Analysis and identification of key targets from a range of potential client groups
  2. Activities with agreed target groups that result in them using MSION strategic services
  3. Development and supervision of a team of community volunteers
  4. Reflection and reporting on impact of CMMO activities and to management with recommendations on service provision

    Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours

    Knowledge/Qualifications

    · Minimum of OND/HND in any discipline

    · MO must be able to speak with authority and confidence about community attitudes and family planning. They must therefore have knowledge gained through study or equivalent professional experience on modern contraception, health services and local community organisation

    • Computer literacy is an advantage
    • Able to communicate fluently in the local Nigerian Language
    • Good understanding of the local area and ability to investigate and analyse
    • Fluent in spoken and written English

    Skills/Experience

    • Demonstrated drive and creativity to find new ways of communication and engaging with potential clients across a range of market segments with specific examples of when you have found new ways to resolve a project issue. (Essential)
    • Demonstrated empathy in working in underserved communities and working to impact on the lives of women (Essential)
    • Networking skills are (essential)
    • Experience in managing volunteers an advantage(essential)
    • Strong organizational abilities that enable you to manage your workload, follow through on objectives and meet deadlines (essential)
    • Proven communications, presentation and negotiation skills. You must be able to “sell” the services that MSION offers in a way that attracts support and report clearly and without prejudice on outcomes (desired)

    Behaviours Successful performance at MSION is not simply defined in terms of ‘what’ people achieve, but equally is about ‘how’ people go about their jobs and the impact that they have on others.

 

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should apply by email with CV and suitability statement as a single attachment to career@mariestopes.org.ng not later than Friday, 10th March 2017. MSION is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to achieving gender balance within the organization. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

The subject of the email should be the POSITION TITLE/LOCATION and the CV/Suitability statement should be saved in the applicant’s full name. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

NOTE: Shortlisting will start as soon as we start receiving applications and deadline might be changed without prior notice.

 

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