Marie Stopes International Ethiopia Fit-for-Work Project Officer Jobs

Marie Stopes International Ethiopia Fit-for-Work Project Officer Jobs

Job Id: 200119

Category: Health Care
Location: Hawassa, SNNPR
Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: As per MSIE Salary Scale

Job Description

The Fit-for-Work (FFW) Project Officer is responsible for all FFW-related project activities and deliverables. This role will work closely with MSIE area program managers and social franchise officers, support office FFW manager and social franchise team, manufacturing industries Human Resource Units and Clinic Heads, and other key government and private stakeholders to ensure the attainment of the FFW project goals and objectives.

This role has a focus on ensuring that the project deliverables are met on time, that manufacturing industries outputs are of a high standard and meet the demands of internal and external stakeholders and are used to improve women employee health and women empowerment at large.

It is particularly important that the post holder can collaborate with Area Program staff in providing regular support and monitoring, so that project deliverables remain a focus of operational activities.

Marie Stopes International (MSI) is one of the largest international family planning organizations in the world. We are results oriented social enterprise that develops efficient, effective and sustainable family planning programmes around the world.

Marie Stopes International Ethiopia (MSIE), a partner of the MSI, is currently undertaking a dramatic scale-up of health service delivery for low income women and couples in Ethiopia.

This includes expanding clinics and rural outreach programs in to new regions of Ethiopia; creating social franchising networks of other private quality service providers.

MSIE also extends service provision through work places. The work place program under the Fit-for-Work brand is an innovative program targeting employees of big size companies or corporations, both private and government.

MSIE financed by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands is implementing FFW project in 7 regions and 2 administrative cities. FFW project aims to increase women’s access to high-quality private sector SRH services to support scalable and integrated solutions that will build upon and evolve MSIE’s work with private healthcare providers and private sector companies.

The project targets vulnerable and underserved-young women and men- found in the workplaces of large manufacturing industries.

  • mission driven

  • customer focused

  • results orientated

  • pioneering

  • sustainable

  • people centered

    Key responsibilities

  • Regularly follow-up the performances of the FFW sites to ensure all FFW activities are implemented according to plan.
  • Provide technical and administrative assistance based on observed gaps and whenever needed for all FFW-related intervention.
  • Provide input for the FFW project implementation plan preparation.
  • Prepare, submit and implement quarterly, monthly and weekly plan based on the annual implementation plan.
  • Actively participate in any research/assessment related to FFW project (e.g. gender analysis).
  • Collect and report on required data/information to build business-cases and set baseline data.
  • Ensure effective partnership with all stakeholders and proactively engage in organizing forums with partners to ensure ownership.
  • Follow-up the referral linkages of employees to the nearby BlueStar Clinic, MSIE center or other Public health facility, for SRH services they cannot obtain from company owned clinics/hospitals.
  • Organize/facilitate training and other capacity building activities at local level to facilitate project implementation.
  • Organize local level awareness-raising and experience
    sharing events to scale-up the replication of best practices, and improve project performance exploring every workplace opportunities.
  • Organized FFW site level demand generation campaigns and activities to increase uptake of SRH services by women employees.
  • Ensure sensitisation session and refreshment training to peers and providers conducted as planned.
  • Follow-up the presence of active peer group education session/discussion at each FFW sites.
  • Identify and implement innovative ways of SRH information dissemination in the workplaces of FFW sites.
  • Identify and document best practices and key lessons for women employment as a result of FFW project contribution.
  • Develop guides/checklists to follow-up the provision of women-friendly/gender-sensitive SRH service considering the work-nature of the young women.
  • Ensure IEC/BCC materials are available and appropriately used at all workplaces under FFW project.
  • Provide timely response, feedback and report to program area manager and support office relevant to project implementations.
  • Implement monitoring and evaluation activities for FFW project and contribute accurate information gathering as well as appropriate documentation.
  • Collect periodic activity reports and timely submit to the area program manager and FFW manager at the support office.
  • Ensure FFW project is implemented as per donor agreement and MSIE program standard.
  • Work in a coordinated way with Area Program Manager and Social Franchise Officers to meet project deliverables.
  • Represent MSIE and FFW project internally and externally at local level stakeholder forums.
  • Other similar duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.

    Job Requirements

    Person Specifications


  • BSc/MSc/MPH in Nursing or Public Health with at least four years’ experience in implementing SRH activities.


  • Two/ Four years Experience within family planning and reproductive health is desirable
    Background in integrating SRH/Gender/HIV and AIDS services in any workplaces.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluating donor-funded projects
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills with all relevant stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience on facilitating trainings, meetings, experience sharing events, campaigns, etc.
  • Experience in writing project case studies or success stories.

    Skills & Attitudes:

  • Ability to implement and monitor project deliverables.
  • Ability to work independently and in team.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Good problem solving and analytical skill.
  • Proven ability to meet projects deadlines.
  • Skill in using computers and office software packages.
  • Knowledge of the local language where applicable.
  • Results orientated.
  • Motivated to develop professionally.
    Willingness and ability to travel (50% of the time) to the locations where the Fit-for-Work sites are located.
  • Fully committed to Marie Stopes International’s Ethiopia goal and mission.
  • Committed to innovation, quality service, excellence and gender integration.

    Number of Position: (01)

    Fixed term contract: One Year

    Duty Station: MSIE based in Hawassa Program Office to Support FFW under SNNPR

    Salary: As per MSIE Salary Scale

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified applicants should mail only their motivation letter and C.V, within ten (10) days from the date of this announcement to:

    Human Resources, Marie Stopes International Ethiopia

    Through the following e-mail address:

    Due to the volume of applications, we will only contact shortlisted candidates, and we are unable to provide any feedback on unsuccessful applications.

    Please mention the title of the position and work place you applied for on the subject line of your email.

    Candidates Who Do Not Follow These Instructions Will Not Be Considered.

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