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  • Posted: Sep 7, 2021
    Deadline: Sep 17, 2021
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  • 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 reproduc...
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    Technical Officer / Advisor Health Systems Strengthening

    Job Description

    • Options seeks a Technical Officer/Advisor to provide technical support to Options' long-term programmes in Africa (English and French speaking countries) and South Asia, through a mix of remote support and travel to the country offices as required.
    • You will be able to contribute ideas and evidence for developing new concepts and proposals, working closely with our international teams.

    Responsibilities

    • The role of the Technical Officer/Advisor Health Systems Strengthening (HSSS) is to provide technical support to programmes that strengthen health systems in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
    • The post-holder will be able to appreciate the complexities of health systems including the political context in which they function, provide specific support for one or more of the health systems functions, with experience in health financing particularly desirable.  
    • They should also be able to critically appraise data and evidence on Health Systems and Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Adolescent and Child Health (RMNCAH).
    • S/he will be responsible for ensuring programmes have access to the latest global evidence and for supporting evidence generation and learning from and between programmes.
    • Strong interest in and contribution to developing new proposals is expected.

    Person Specification
    To succeed in this role, you will have:

    • An M.Sc Degree or relevant qualification or related comparable experience in Public Health / Sexual & Reproductive Health / Public Policy / Political Science / Health Planning and Financing / Research and evaluation.
    • Experience of delivering technical work on health systems in Africa, with expertise in health financing desirable.
    • Experience of working alongside national stakeholders and institutions to build sustainable change.
    • Experience of using data and evidence to influence health policy and practice.
    • Experience of developing new concepts and technical design of programmes.
    • Fluency in written and spoken English. Fluency in French desirable.

    Salary
    Commensurate with experience

    Method of Application

    Important Information and Notice

    • This role will be subject to full pre-employment background checks including criminal record check, identification check, employment references and right to work verification (where appropriate).
    • 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.
    • We seek people who are pro-choice, energetic and enthusiastic about Options’ vision.
    Interested and qualified? Go to Options on options.co.uk to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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