Marie Stopes International Country Director Jobs in Kenya

Marie Stopes International Country Director Jobs in Kenya

The Country Director, Kenya is responsible for delivering results for women and their families, driving programmatic excellence and implementing best practice at scale in Kenya.

They provide high quality services where they are needed the most, and their work directly contributes to preventing unnecessary deaths and making a sustainable impact on the lives of thousands of people every year.

The Country Director, Kenya is a key leadership position of a large and complex programme operating across 37 counties often in highly challenging circumstance.

The CD represents the organisation in Kenya and is responsible for the overall strategy, management (programmatic, financial, and administrative), and development of MSK’s national family planning and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) programmes.

They lead skilled, professional country teams to deliver life-saving services through clinical centres (20), mobile outreach teams (11), a network of social franchise outlets (300), public sector support and social marketing.

In addition, they are responsible for planning, preparing long terms plans and executing annual business plans and budgets, marketing plans and work plans.

They develop new business opportunities and work to ensure business sustainability of the service delivery channels.

They protect and promote Mariestope’s brand by ensuring adherence to MSI global standards; and assuring quality operations in line with annual and long-term strategic goals and objectives.

The Country Director manages for results, valuing and rewarding high performance, business sustainability, financial accountability, efficiency and innovation, while keeping the client at the heart of everything we do.

The Country Director is MSK’s senior representative. Reporting to the MSK Board of Directors and the Regional Office of MSI.

The post-holder works closely with governments, donors and other key stakeholders to overcome barriers that prevent women and men from accessing safe, affordable, reliable family planning and other sexual and reproductive health services.

Skills and Experience

Qualifications & Experience:

To succeed in this role, you must have:


  • International work experience – will have successfully worked at least 15 years in a senior management role of which at least five were as member of an Executive Team in Kenya or a different country
  • Will have had experience of growing the business in terms of financials and social impact
  • Proven general management experience in operationally demanding and challenging environments (to include staff recruitment, training and supervision of teams)
  • Designed and delivered strategic and annual business plans
  • Board Management experience
  • Experience of income generation through donor funding and/or commercial activities and in delivering proven results by making informed decisions with the use of management information
  • Demonstrable experience of generating, tracking and analysing management information and client data to inform management decision-making
  • Proven experience of building lasting relationships with key external stakeholders, e.g. government or donor stakeholders in order to deliver tangible results for the organisation (for example, previous fundraising success).


  • Proven experience of change management, including identifying required change, leading the change programme and ensuring change is embedded and sustained
  • Financial management experience, including internal controls and accountability: Ideally the individual will
    have managed a social business; however, they must have experience managing and improving the bottom line impact of an organization
  • Previous experience identifying and sharing best practice and encouraging innovation within dispersed teams
  • Experience of business development including developing and writing compelling tender proposals
  • Experience of building a brand into a brand of choice (including experience in FMCG or other private sector experience)

  • Educated to degree level (desirable)
  • Relevant post-graduate qualification e.g. MBA, MSc, MA (desirable)
  • Project Management (Prince 2 desirable)
  • Educated to degree level (desirable)
  • Relevant post-graduate qualification e.g. MBA, MSc, MA (desirable)
  • Project Management (Prince 2 desirable)
  • Educated to degree level (desirable)

    Personal Attributes:
  • Strong emotional intelligence, holding yourself to account in decisions you make and behaviours you demonstrate
  • Energy, drive and unwavering commitment for MSI’s mission,
  • Showing courage, integrity and authenticity in challenging the status quo to achieve improved impact in line with the mission
  • Passionate about our clients and strives to consistently meet and exceed expectations, putting the clients at the centre of everything, and ensuring we deliver high quality, high impact services that meet their individual needs Works as part of a team, providing support and flexibility to colleagues, demonstrating fairness, understanding and respect for all people and cultures
  • Focuses on results, ensuring long term sustainability and increased impact
  • Courageous: pushes the boundaries, make tough decisions and challenge others in line with our mission
  • Market focussed using an understanding of the opportunities for profitability
  • Continuously learning and developing to be aware of the emerging developments within our sector, with the ability to focus and articulate a vision of the future which inspires and excites others, while understanding the detail and looking for the evidence
  • Actively seeks out feedback on their performance (both results and behaviours) with a view to continuously learning and growing as a leader
  • Strong networker and communicator building and maintaining effective long-term working relationships with all stakeholders as MSK’s ambassador.

    How to Apply:
  • Applications quoting the position title with detailed CV, with contact details of 3 referees including their email addresses (1 of which should be your immediate supervisor, 1 former supervisor and 1 any other but not a relative) should be addressed to on or before 6th March, 2019.
  • Interviews may take place before this date for exceptional candidates.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • For more information about the role and the application procedures, please visit this link.
  • NB: Please clearly indicate in the subject line “Country Director - Kenya”
  • For more information and job application details, see; Marie Stopes International Country Director Jobs in Kenya

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