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  • State Advisor at Options

  • Posted on: 7 June, 2019 Deadline: 9 June, 2019
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  • 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.

    State Advisor


    Reference: E4A-MamaYe
    Contract Type: Full time, fixed term contract until April 2022

    Job Description

    • We are looking for an experienced State Advisor to lead the technical delivery of the E4A-MamaYe programme in Lagos.

    The Lagos State Advisor will be responsible for the overall progress of the E4A-MamaYe programme objectives in Lagos. This will involve:

    • Building capacity of coalitions and other strategic partners within the state
    • Providing technical support on maternal and perinatal death surveillance and response (MPDSR) systems, digital technologies for the health sector, linking health systems data to health budget processes
    • Providing state level project management and leading on the delivery of the programme workplan
    • Communicating and disseminating programme progress; monitoring, evaluation and learning from activities

    Person Specification

    • Bachelor’s in sociology, anthropology, social statistics or a related subject
    • Considerable experience in RNMCH program implementation at facility and community level
    • Significant experience of engagement with government at State level and/or a background working within government
    • Ability to deliver training modules that link quality of care data to policy, prioritisation and budget processes to different target audiences (local government, CSOs)
    • Experience in advocacy and in analysing and presenting data for use in decision-making, action, accountability and/or advocacy
    • Experience of packaging and communicating information for different audiences, and on different platforms (e.g. print/web/mobile/broadcast)
    • Experience supporting or working with advocacy coalitions, SLAMs or other accountability mechanisms
    • Technical knowledge of political and budgeting processes and legislation at national and State level (relevant to health)


    • Options offers a comprehensive benefits package including generous annual leave allowance, employer pension contribution and medical insurance.
    • Commensurate with experience

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter with a summary note of your relevant skills and experience to "Laura Burke" at: Candidates should state the role in the subject header.


    • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.
    • Options is an equal opportunities employer.
    • Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment.

    Interviews Date
    13th June, 2019 and 14th June, 2019.

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