SE1, London

£50,000 - £55,000.00 per year

Contract, Full-time

SPM.MC.130819

About the organisation

FIGO is a professional organisation that brings together obstetrical and gynecological associations from all over the world. FIGO’s visio... Read more

Job Description

The most recent addition to the FIGO Projects team is the Advocating for Safe Abortion (ASA)Project team which commenced in 2019 and has responsibility for the implementation of a three year, ten-country capacity building project in the area of safe abortion.

We are currently looking to recruit a Senior Project Manager (Maternity Cover) who will develop, lead and implement the Advocating for Safe Abortion Project on time and within budget.  The SPM will also provide management oversight of the ASA Project and will work closely with the Director of Projects to ensure integrated work planning and implementation of the ASA Project.

This is a fixed term appointment (to January 2021) subject to performance review and continued project funding. Please see `additional documents’ section at the bottom of the advert for full Job Description and Person Specification ). The expected start date is Monday 16th December 2019.

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO’s) vision is that women of the world achieve the highest possible standards of physical, mental, reproductive and sexual health and wellbeing throughout their lives. The organisation leads on global programme activities, with a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and South East Asia.

FIGO advocates on a global stage, especially in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) pertaining to reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and non-communicable diseases (SDG3). We also work to raise the status of women and enable their active participation to achieve their reproductive and sexual rights, including addressing FGM and gender based violence (SDG5).

The goal of the project is for FIGO to strengthen the capacity of ten of its Member Associations (MAs) to become key actors in safe abortion advocacy and national leaders in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for women.

The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:

General and professional education

Essential

  • Master’s degree in international development, public health, or other related field

Knowledge and experience

Essential

  • A proven, long term international track record in an area of specialism at a level of seniority
  • Experience in managing sexual and reproductive health or similar projects in low resource settings
  • Proven track record of success working within international development
  • In depth experience in working with a wide range of international partners and professionals, including Ministry of Health officials, to negotiate and progress programme activities
  • Experience in planning and managing complex change programmes overseas
  • Proven competence in raising and managing grant funds, monitoring and documenting project progress and submitting comprehensive narrative and financial reports to donors
  • Experience in managing multi-country Projects. 
  • Experience line managing a diverse team
  • Proficiency in writing, communications, management and human relations.
  • Experience of managing high performing teams to successfully deliver an international programme in a commissioned environment

Desirable

  • Significant and comprehensive specialism-related field experience
  • Experience working in a federation or from a central office, supporting capacity building process of member associations or in-country offices
  • Experience of working with international non-governmental organizations
  • Understanding of the charity sector
  • Understanding of access to safe abortion and global SRHR issues
  • Experience in effective leadership in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Experience in conduct of international research

BENEFITS (following successful completion of probation period)

•Generous life assurance & optional income protection available

•Pension - Up to 10% employer contribution available

•Season ticket loan available

  • Dental and health optional benefits

PLUS

•23 days annual leave (plus Bank and Statutory holidays and any working days between Christmas Day and the first working day in January) & other days e.g. Moving Day.

•Flexible working hours

•Employee assistance programme

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for this position, please send your CV and (up to 2 page) cover letter outlining your experience via the Apply Now button. Please note that applications without a cover letter may not be considered.

•Closing Date for applications : 2nd September

•N.B. Interviews will take place on 10 September in Waterloo, London.

  • Expected start date Monday 16th December

PLEASE NOTE THAT CANDIDATES WILL NEED THE EXISTING RIGHT TO WORK IN THE UK.  WE WILL EXPECT RELEVANT PROOF OF SUCH IF ASKED FOR AN INTERVIEW (PLEASE DO NOT SEND THIS INFORMATION WITH YOUR APPLICATION).