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Program Design Development Senior Advisor

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Organisation : Marie Stopes Australia via BigSplash

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Community Support Services, Health – General, Women

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 22 Feb, 2019

About the role

We’re Marie Stopes International Australia, the leading international provider of sexual and reproductive health, and we’re looking for our next PDD Senior Advisor.

We want someone who wants to make change happen in the world of sexual and reproductive health. If you’re ready to see your work have a direct impact on the lives of thousands of women, across multiple countries, we’re ready to hear from you.

What we want you to do:

  • Respond to tenders and write bids
  • Develop pro-active funding proposals and strategies
  • Track, identify and respond to specific opportunities
  • Coordinate efforts between MSI and partner organisations
  • Develop country fundraising strategies and liaise with senior staff in country
  • Advise on donor priorities
  • Build and maintain strong donor relationships
  • Strengthen the capacity of MSI teams
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of MSI’s systems
  • Provide external relations support

For a full list of the responsibilities of this role, please read the position description.

What we need:

  • A pro-choice advocate
  • Relevant Degree (public health, international development, business or equivalent)
  • Demonstrated experience working in international program management, business development, or international development
  • Proven track record of developing technical strategies for complex proposals
  • History of securing high-value contracts from donors, foundations, and trusts
  • Proven experience in strategic planning, programmatic design and budget development
  • Experience and demonstrated ability to manage a heavy and fluctuating workload
  • A problem solver who is able to think on their feet and can remain calm under pressure
  • Experience in working with statistical and financial data
  • Great written communication skills, and the ability to get up to speed on relevant language and terminology quickly
  • Culturally sensitive; demonstrating patience and respect when working with stakeholders from different backgrounds
  • Ability to hold others accountable to deadlines
  • Strong team player

What we’d like to see (but aren’t essential):

  • Developing country work experience (desirable)
  • Experience in international health and with bilateral donors including Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

What we’re offering:

  • Salary packaging
  • Supportive and friendly team
  • Flexible work week (work from home)
  • Potential for full time for the right candidate
  • Opportunity to really make a difference in the world of SR

We will be interviewing for this role immediately. Applications should be submitted ASAP to be considered.

Please read the full position description before applying.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Marie Stopes Australia via BigSplash

At MSIA we believe in children by choice, not chance. Our vision is to help people take control of their sexual and reproductive health, and we can't do this without passionate and committed staff. We believe that diversity makes a better workplace, so we're an equal opportunity employer.

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