Fitzrovia, Greater London
£46,000 - £53,000 per year
Contract, 12 months, Full-time
Job description

About Us

At MSI 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. 

About the Role

As a part of MSI’s PDD team, you will independently lead the development of dynamic and successful programmes and proposals for institutional donors, including bilateral and multilateral donors, private foundations, charitable trusts, and host country governments. Working closely with in-country and technical teams across the organisation you confidently handle single- and multi-country proposals processes, including bid writing and coordination. You will also own the country fundraising action plans process, facilitate programme design processes, negotiate partnerships, and building the capacity of MSI country programmes to effectively conduct local donor engagement. You will provide mentorship and capacity-building to PDD officers.

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:

  • Demonstrated experience working in business development in international development or the humanitarian sector
  • Experience in proposal writing and development for institutional donors, included demonstrated experience with USAID
  • Proven experience in managing complex proposal processes with multiple stakeholders under tight deadlines
  • Proven experience in strategic planning and programmatic design
  • Experience developing and reviewing budgets
  • Experience and demonstrated ability to manage a heavy and fluctuating workload
  • Experience in working with statistical and financial data
  • Proven experience in representing the organisation with donors or other stakeholders
  • Proven experience leading partnership discussions and negotiations.


  • Proven track record of writing and managing complex, high-value, and/or multi-country proposals and securing grants and contracts from donors, foundations, and trusts
  • Proven relationship building skills and ability to work jointly and effectively in cross-cultural settings and with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Fluency in spoken and written French, ability to write at a professional level
  • Demonstrate confidence in handling difficult situations
  • Solid analytical skills and ability to present complex concepts in clear and concise formats
  • Exceptional problem-solving abilities and ability to perform confidently under pressure
  • Ability to take initiative and achieve results with limited supervision
  • Strong attention to detail and follow-up
  • Excellent people and negotiation skills.

Personal Attributes:

  • A strong supporter of the cause of family planning and a woman’s right to safe abortion (pro-choice)
  • Committed to the protection of team members and clients, with a focus on vulnerable groups
  • Quality-focussed and results-orientated
  • Take initiative
  • Highly organised and action orientated
  • Decisive and confident
  • Resourceful and determined
  • Determined to succeed
  • Self-awareness
  • Willingness to travel required (approximately 10% travel).

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

Location: London Support Officer, W1T

Full-time: 35hrs a week

Contract type: 12 months fixed term contract

Salary:  £46,000 - £53,000 + benefits

Closing date: 5th November 2021 (midnight GMT). Interviews may take place before this date for exceptional candidates.

Refreshed on: 14 October 2021
Closed date: 05 November 2021
Job ref: 107317
Tags: Intl Development, Project Management