Options Consultancy Services was established in 1992 as a wholly owned subsidiary of the international social business, Marie Stopes International. Our initial work centred around providing technical expertise, programme design monitoring and evaluation support to DFID as the Resource Centre in Population and Reproductive Health. Improving access to reproductive and maternal health services remains a core area of our work.
The Millennium Development Goals placed a strong emphasis on maternal and child health, and improving the health of women and girls has remained central to Options’ mission. Our work has grown to encompass expertise across the health sector in order to build effective and equitable health systems.
Regional ‘National Ownership’ Lead, WISH Lot 1
We’re seeking a bilingual (FR/EN) individual to join our team based in Nigeria who will be successfully leading on national ownership & health financing across the UK-Aid funded Women’s Integrated Sexual Health programme countries & providing excellent leadership & support to remote Options’ & wider programme teams’ consultants based in West Africa & enable us to achieve above & beyond KPIs.
The Regional (multi-country) ‘National Ownership’ Lead will be responsible for leading and coordinating the approach to achieving national ownership across WISH Lot 1 countries. the successful applicant will engage with consortium partners to ensure alignment and buy-in to the overarching approach to national ownership.
Operating through English and French, the Regional ‘National Ownership’ Lead will provide strategic and management support to the Options teams based in Nigeria, DRC and Burkina Faso. In Nigeria, the ‘National Ownership’ Lead will be directly responsible for coordinating the consortium’s approach to National Ownership, while in DRC and Burkina Faso. the post holder will provide strategic support to the National Ownership and Health Financing Leads who will lead on the implementation in their respective countries. S/he will also provide remote support to the national ownership work in Chad.
To succeed in this role, you will have:
About the programme and Options
Options Consultancy Services Limited was established in 1992 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marie Stopes International. We are a consultancy organisation providing technical and management expertise in the health and social sectors to governments and international development partners to transform the health of women and children. We provide information, expertise and influence to governments, health workers, NGOs and businesses to catalyse change so that health services can be accessed by the people who need them most.
The WISH Lot 1 programme is led by Marie Stopes International (MSI) with the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF); IPAS; DKT International; Options Consultancy Services (Options); Leonard Cheshire and Thinkplace as consortium partners. Options is responsible for leading output 2 (National Ownership).
Our approach to National Ownership comprises of four strategies: increase government commitment to SRH outcomes through domestic financing; use evidence-based advocacy and effective partnerships to strengthen policy and legislation; use evidence to hold the government to account for SRH outcomes and; promote quality control and standards of service provision and care.
To apply, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience to Claire Gaulier . Candidates should state the role (Regional National Ownership Lead WISH Lot1) in the subject header.
Closing date for applications is: Applications will be reviewed and invited to interviews on a rolling basis.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview. Interviews will be organised directly with shortlisted applicants on a rolling basis.
Please note that this role will be subject to full pre-employment background checks including identification check, employment references, right to work verification, credit check and criminal record check (where appropriate).
For a project position with different T&Cs from Options overall, as well as information on the salary, candidates want to know some of the key benefits and perks they can look forward to. What would make them want to apply for this role rather than a similar position with a competitor? Rewards don't have to be financial so think about what flexible working arrangements etc.
Basic salary will include the following allowances and benefits: housing, transportation and meals.
25 days paid annual leave per annum in addition to local bank or public holidays
Pension scheme including an employer contribution of 10% of your basic salary
Relocation package for international applicants can be considered
Options is an equal opportunities employer
Overseas candidates require to have the right to work in Nigeria