Senior Management Specialist at FIGO

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Senior Management Specialist (International Health Programme)

FIGO received a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to lead an initiative to improve Maternal and Newborn Health in low and middle resource countries. The initiative aims to strengthen the leadership, advocacy and organisational capacity of selected FIGO member national professional organisations and is being undertaken initially in eight FIGO member associations in Africa and Asia.

In connection with this initiative, FIGO is seeking to recruit a highly qualified London based Senior Management Specialist.

The selected individual will assume following responsibilities:

  • To directly support, in-country, the Member Associations’ implementation of specific activities of the project from the agreed work plans.
  • To provide direct support to the Member Association in the documentation of the project and the development of reports of the outputs and the outcomes from implemented activities to FIGO and the M&E consultants.
  • To provide one-to-one coaching, small group training workshops and technical assistance for the participating member associations in the following:

Governance: To include the development of strategic plans and implementation, constitution, by-laws, minutes, action plans, implementation strategies and reporting mechanisms.
Leadership: Leadership models, committee skills, communication skills, negotiation skills, facilitating skills, conflict resolution skills, gender equality.
Management, including project/programme management: Log frames, work plans, roles and responsibilities, appraisal skills, performance management, understanding monitoring & evaluation, filing systems.
Financial management: Financial planning, annual budgets, policy manuals, financial probity, external audit, fund raising including membership fees, external grant writing, accessing government support, in-kind contributions, charitable donations, investments.
Human Resources: Recruitment procedures, job description, advertisements, pension/benefits, policy manuals, performance reviews, skills enhancement/ training.
Communication/IT: Paper and IT based systems for internal and external communication, newsletters, media training, advocacy training.

  • To facilitate the identification of national and regional consultants who may be able to provide technical assistance and discuss these suggestions with the Project Director.

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • A relevant university degree, or equivalent qualification or expertise in a health related setting (Master level or above is required)
  • Demonstrated experience in project management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation tools, development of workplans, budgets and proposal writing
  • Ability to train individuals and organizations in the above mentioned skills
  • Previous experience in working and coordinating with the UN, NGOs or government agencies
  • Fluency in Portuguese or French would be desirable
  • The fixed-term full-time position will be based in central London. The appointee will also be required to spend significant periods of time in Africa or Asia
  • Salary will be by negotiation based on experience

Further information, together with detailed job descriptions, may be found on the FIGO website at

Applications in writing – including a full CV – should be submitted by no later than on Friday, the 11th of February 2011 to:

Professor David Taylor
Suite 3 – Waterloo Court
10 Theed Street
London SE1 8ST

International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics is a UK Registered charity –(No 1113263; Company No 5498067) and is an equal opportunities employer

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