Managing Director Job Placement – Marie Stopes

Organization: Marie Stopes

Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Country Director

About MSI:
Marie Stopes
International exists to bring quality family planning and reproductive
healthcare to the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. We’ve been
delivering family planning, safe abortion, and maternal health services for
over 35 years. Millions of women worldwide turn to us for help each year,
whether in limiting the size of their families, or avoiding dangerous
complications in pregnancy or unsafe abortion.
Job Summary:
The Managing
Director will be deputizing for the Country Director as required, and is a
member of the senior executive of MSU with oversight of operations and
programme combined on behalf of the Country Director.  S/he manages and is accountable for the
performance of a diverse, multidisciplinary national and international
Management Team made up of core departments achieving high quality work and a
growing programme that generates CYPs, generates income for sustainability in
Uganda. The Managing Director delivers: effective programmes with donated funds
that are disbursed on time and compliant to contract requirements; sustainable
social enterprise activities that deliver clinical services and product sales
to agreed targets; strategic direction for the organizations work in Uganda and
a balanced budget to ensure organizational stability.
Key Duties
and Responsibilities: 
1. Effective leadership of an efficiently structured and
able team inspired and motivated to deliver high quality work:
  • Responsible
    for the development of an effective high performing exec team that is
    mutually supportive, motivated and trusted by the organisation’s rank and
  • Adherence
    to clearly articulated and disseminated staffing policies offering
    fairness and transparency to the whole team
  • Ensure
    inclusive and clear planning processes that establish and track
    accountabilities of all departments and team
  • Organisational
    design and management in alignment with org values and mission
2. Contribution to programme strategy and the delivery and
growth related business:
  • In
    charge of the development and communication to the ET of strategic ideas
    to the ET
  • Development
    of draft business plans for approval and the regular ongoing analysis of
    programme performance and intelligence on outside factors effecting work
  • Excellent
    delivery by teams of project commitments
  • Ensure
    a good social marketing performance
  • Excellent
    procurement and finance systems delivering compliant service support to
    all programme work
  • Excellent
    networking and partnership building to develop opportunities for strategic
3. The management of risk associated with MSU programming:
  • Monitoring
    risk as per risk register
  • Reporting
    on action plans agreed
  • Technically
    supporting further development 
  • Responsible
    for the management of security and related information
Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    Managing Director should hold a Relevant degree or equivalent experience
    to ensure excellent leadership and management that result in high
    performance of the whole team
  • Previous
    experience in a senior management and leadership positions with a track
    record of achieving results and driving growth.
  • Past
    experience of running a business and reporting to a Board is desirable as
    is an understanding of sexual and reproductive health programming.
  • The
    applicant should reflect the behaviours that MSI expects in its leaders,
    namely those a strong role model, engaged in continuous learning,
    developing the talent within your team and able to motivate and inspire
    through your engagement with others. 
In delivering
his/her work, the MD demonstrates values of:
  • Equality
  • Accountability
  • Value
    for money
How to
All candidates
who wish to join Marie Stopes are strongly encouraged to send an updated CV and
cover letter by email to
NB: Please do not attach
Deadline: 2nd
April, 2015 by 5pm
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