MSI Reproductive Choices
MSI Reproductive Choices is one of the world’s leading providers of sexual and reproductive healthcare. We believe that everyone should have the right to choose. From contraception to safe abortion and life-saving post-abortion care, we are committed to delivering compassionate, affordable, high-quality services for all.
Today, our organisation has over 9,000 team members working in 37 countries across the world. Our success lies in the fact that MSI teams are locally led, entrepreneurial and results-driven, and are passionate about delivering high quality, client-centered care in their own communities. As a social business, we focus on sustainable delivery, efficiency, and funding models that are built to last, so that the women and girls we serve today will have a choice in the future too.
We know that access to reproductive choice is life changing. For some, it can mean the ability to complete an education or start a career. For others, it means being able to look after the family they already have. For everyone, it means the freedom to decide their own future, creating a fairer, more equal world.
About the Role
The Donor Compliance Advisor will work in the Donor Compliance unit of the Legal, Safeguarding and
Donor Compliance (LSDC) team. They will ensure that:
- MSI does not enter commitments with donors or partners that cannot be fulfilled by the organisation or are not in accordance with MSI’s internal policies or do not uphold the organisation’s best interest. In doing this they will oversee the review of all donors’ contractual commitments working with other units of the LSDC team as well as other MSI teams as needed.
- Commitments made to donors are understood by MSI, so that projects and programmes are
- implemented in accordance with donors’ regulations and expectations.
- Quality advice is provided to other teams across MSI on matters related to donors’ regulations, sound
- funding management, and organisational applicability of donors’ requirements and expectations.
- Systems (including policies, procedures, tools, etc.) are set up to facilitate compliance with donors’
- requirements and to ensure organisational quality in line with the standards required in the sector.
- Strong collaboration and collective learning on donor compliance take place across MSI.
We recruit talented, dynamic people with diverse backgrounds and experiences, all united by a belief in our mission and a focus on delivering measurable results. We’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer and are committed to creating a fully inclusive workplace, where everyone feels able to participate and contribute meaningfully. You must be open-minded, curious, resilient, and solutions-oriented, and committed to promoting equality, and safeguarding the welfare of team members and clients alike.
You should have significant experience in international development and/or humanitarian interventions, notably in programme and grant management of donor funded projects. Funding agreements review and coordination of related negotiations with the donor will be a key responsibility of the post holder, who is expected to be confident in dealing with contractual requirements and have a strong understanding of budgetary / financial aspects of donor funded agreements.
To perform this role, it is essential that you have the following experience:
- Review – in any capacity or role – of contractual commitments and documentation related to funding management in one or more areas of the project cycle, aimed at identifying key factors affecting implementation and capacity to deliver against those commitment
- Work – in any capacity or role – on projects funded by at least one of MSI’s key donors (FCDO, GAC, EuropeAid, Scandinavian donors and Netherlands MoFA, CIFF, DFAT, UN agencies, KfW or Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation,) or donors with equivalent levels of contractual complexity or compliance requirements (e.g. AfD, GIZ, World Bank, Global Challenges Canada).
- At least one of the following areas:
(a) working overseas in project management with an international organisation in the development or humanitarian sector; and/or
(b) working overseas or at HQ level on the financial aspects of development projects and related donor requirements; and/or
(c) working with the legal aspects of contract management, from legal, commercial or INGO practice.
It is desirable that you have the following experience:
- Remote or in-country support to programme implementation teams
- Evidence of ability to coordinate and gather key information for complex tasks
- Evidence of capacity to manage cross-organisational projects, generate interest and facilitate consensus among multiple stakeholders
To perform this role, it is essential that you have the following skills:
- Organisational skills, able to manage a large and diverse portfolio, with competing priorities within the funding portfolio, team objectives and demands from internal clients.
- Negotiation skills, with sound judgement in identifying essential elements and risk areas that can affect project delivery and compliance with donor requirements.
- Capacity to use Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel. Open to learn and use new software and tools, as required.
- Strong writing skills, with capacity to explain technical elements with plain language and adapting the style depending on the audience.
- Analytical skills, particularly in the context of funding agreements review.
- Bachelor degree or equivalent in relevant field
- Master degree in relevant field.
- Training in law or accounting.
- Training in project cycle management, donor fundraising, donor specific rules and regulations or other areas related to funding management in the context of development and humanitarian work by international organisations.
- Working knowledge of French is highly desirable.
We recruit talented, dynamic people with diverse backgrounds and experiences, all united by a belief in our mission and a focus on delivering measurable results. We’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer and are committed to creating a fully inclusive workplace, where everyone feels able to participate and contribute meaningfully. You must be open-minded, curious, resilient, and solutions-oriented, and be committed to promoting equality, and safeguarding the welfare of team members and clients alike.
For this role, we’re looking for an individual who is:
- Unequivocally pro-choice
- Detail oriented
- Proactive in identifying and addressing issues at an early stage. Problem-solving attitude
- Able to manage a large and varied workload, work under pressure and meet deadlines
- Very good at communicating in written form
- Able to explain complex donors’ rules / requirements to multiple and varied audiences
- Self-motivated, flexible and adaptable to the needs of the position and the organisation
- Patient and persistent
- Open to consider different views and find appropriate and practical solutions
For more information about the role, please view the job framework on our website.
For candidates with significant experience the exact job title could change
Location: London Support Office (hybrid working)
Full-time: 35 hours a week, Monday to Friday (UK working hours)
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: £34,000 – £48,000 per annum + discretionary bonus + benefits. Salary is dependent on experience.
Closing date: 21st September 2022 (midnight GMT+1). Interviews may take place before this date for exceptional candidates.
For internal employees applying from an MSI country programme, the role will be positioned within the existing salary structure of the country. Local terms and conditions of the country will apply.
How to apply
Please click on the link below to apply:
Closing date: 9/21/2022