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DFID Regional Health Programme Assistant

West End | London

About the role

We are seeking a proactive and adaptable Programme Assistant to work within our DFID Reproductive Health donor team. The successful candidate will provide a high level of logistical, administrative, financial and project support to the team and across the organisation.

Day-to day duties will be varied and include data analysis of programme performance, report compilation, organisation of team meetings and events, budget management, writing materials to be shared internally and externally and supporting other projects as and when required. You will work across the organisation, building relationships with our Programme Officers, Legal & Donor Compliance, Security and Procurement & Logistics teams. As such communication and strong relationship management skills will be essential in this role. There may be occasional travel required.

This role would suit someone looking to develop their career and skills in an international setting, and the Programme Assistant role would put the right candidate in good stead to seek progression within MSI down the line; you will have invaluable exposure to one of our key donors, a large number of our country programmes and international partners and will be able to gain in-depth understanding of compliance and reporting, programme implementation and donor relations.

For more information, please see the job framework on our website.

About you

We see you coming from a strong project support background, with excellent data analysis and reporting skills. In this role you will be part of a supportive, high performing team and as such you should be results-driven, highly organised and have excellent attention to detail in order to maintain and extend this reputation. Most importantly, you will be passionate about the work of Marie Stopes International.

In addition, you will ideally:

  • have excellent IT skills including advanced use of Word, Outlook, Excel and Powerpoint
  • be experienced in research and analysis
  • be able to prioritise your own heavy and fluctuating workload with minimum supervision and work to multiple deadlines
  • possess good financial skills
  • have previous experience providing administrative support to a large team
  • have a flexible approach

What we can offer you

At Marie Stopes International you will be a part of a progressive and collaborative work environment and we can guarantee that you will be surrounded by passionate, focused, intelligent, high-achieving, talented individuals.

In return for your commitment, we can offer you a supportive environment for development, as well as a competitive salary (£25,800 - £29,886, depending on relevant experience) and benefits package (including 25 days annual leave, up to 5% pension contribution, season ticket loan etc.).

The closing date for this role is Sunday 4th October 2015 (midnight UK time). Interviews will be held w/c 12th October.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: Marie Stopes International
  • Location: West End | London
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Administrative support
    • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Closing Date: 2015-10-04

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