Donor Finance Manager

MSI Reproductive Choices

About Us

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 ensuring access to 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 are passionate about delivering high quality, client-centered care in their own communities. 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.

MSI is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive salary and employee benefits. We support a work-life balance and an individual’s desire to learn beyond the experience gained at work through both personal and professional development and growth opportunities.

About the Role

MSI seeks an exceptional Donor Finance Manager for a large five-year, multi-country, family planning activity. This role will also have a broader remit in leading MSI’s FCDO engagement.

The role is part of the wider Global Accounting Team (GAT) and is a core member of the Donor Finance Team (DFT). The role will also support the Project Director, Deputy Project Director and Project Officers and will be responsible for ensuring a smooth and efficient start-up the programme, the effective day-to-day financial management of core activities, and financial oversight of buy-in activities. They will support the Project Director and Deputy Project Director with the review of budgets, financial reports, and payment by results models.

They will also ensure financial compliance with FCDO rules and support in the role out of training to country programmes and partners. They will play a key role in supporting the financial management of project partners and the oversight of the performance based financial model

About You

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.

To perform this role, it is essential that you have the following skills:

  • Ability to work in a diverse and inclusive environment, respecting and collaborating with all individuals equally, and with a commitment to overcome bias and prejudice.
  • Demonstrated financial management, analytical and computer skills, with emphasis on budgeting and financial analysis.
  • Excellent understanding and demonstrated knowledge of FCDO planning, finance, compliance and reporting systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relationships across an organisation to achieve mutual objectives and maximise opportunities.
  • Excellent people and negotiation skills and ability to work effectively in cross-cultural settings and with a wide variety of stakeholders.
  • Analytical approach to information gathering and dissemination.
  • Effective communicator demonstrated on both financial and narrative reporting.
  • Fluent English oral and written communication skills.
  • Fluent French oral and written communication skills.

To perform this role, it is essential that you have the following experience:

  • Experience in project accounting, payment by results and financial management of donor-funded activities of £15 million or more.
  • Experience of financial reporting to governmental, private, and institutional donors
  • Experience working with financial software and system (SUN systems and Q&A preferred).
  • Experience in multi-currency reporting and accounting
  • Experience in risk management and implementation of internal controls.

Personal Attributes:

We seek exceptional individuals who are aligned to MSI’s mission and entrepreneurial mindset. You must be a strong communicator, self-motivated and solutions-seeking, committed to driving social change in an environment that measures sustainable results and impact at an individual and global level. You must be able to work effectively with and across diverse teams and be comfortable with ambiguity.

For this role, we’re looking for an individual who is:

  • A strong supporter of the cause of family planning and a woman’s right to safe abortion (pro-choice)
  • Quality-focused and results-orientated
  • Proactive
  • Highly organised
  • Decisive and confident
  • Resourceful and determined.
  • Self-aware
  • Willing to travel (approximately 25% travel).

This position is contingent upon funding being awarded to MSI and on approval of the candidate by FCDO. Candidates must have the legal right to work in either the United Kingdom, or a country where MSI currently works.

For more information about the role, please view the job description and person specification on our website.

Location: London (UK), Dakar (Senegal) or Kinshasa (DRC)

Full-time: 35 hours a week, Monday to Friday (UK contracted hours)

Contract type: Permanent

Salary: A competitive salary and benefits package will be provided in line with the national context, dependent on location of the successful candidate.

Closing date: 13th March 2024 (midnight GMT). Interviews may take place before this date for exceptional candidates.

Please see the job description on our website

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 apply via our website –

Deadline: 13-Mar-24

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