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  • Technical Officer for Voice and Accountability – Policy Advocacy and Political Engagement. Part of the DFID-supported Partnerships for Transforming Health Systems 2, Nigeria

    Technical Officer for Voice and Accountability – Policy Advocacy and Political Engagement
    Location: Abuja, Nigeria with frequent travel    
    Job type: fixed term, two years
    Salary: commensurate with experience

    Options is recruiting a Technical Officer for Policy Advocacy and Political Engagement to provide technical support to the Voice and Accountability (V&A) component of the Partnership for Transforming Health Systems 2 (PATHS2) programme.
     PATHS2, a DFID-funded programme in Nigeria, aims to improve the planning, financing and delivery of sustainable and replicable pro-poor health services for common health problems, focusing on five states and the federal government. Options manages the Voice and Accountability (V&A) component of PATHS2, which focuses on strengthening community participation in the health sector and advocating for community involvement in health policy and budget development.
     The Technical Officer will lead the design and implementation of the V&A team’s policy advocacy and political engagement work. S/He will develop strategy and provide technical assistance to the programme in these areas, ensuring work is effectively implemented in the PATHS2 states. The post-holder will monitor and evaluate V&A activities and be responsible for reporting and knowledge sharing.

     Key responsibilities include:
    Developing appropriate strategies for the V&A team’s work in policy advocacy and political engagement; providing technical assistance to V&A activities at the state level; developing workplans, terms of reference and budgets; quality assuring technical inputs and reports; supporting monitoring and evaluation and knowledge management of V&A work; developing effective relationships with other DFID programme partners; desk-based research to inform V&A strategy and approach.

     Key competencies include:
    A master's degree in a relevant field; at least four years' work experience in a development organisation in a relevant field; an understanding of issues relating to citizen voice, government accountability and responsiveness in service delivery; excellent computer skills; strong research and report writing skills; excellent written and spoken English; ability to work effectively in a team.

    The post is open to Nigerian nationals only and the post-holder must be willing to undertake frequent travel within Nigeria. Click here for the full job description.
     
    For details, click: http://options.co.uk/our-team/recruitment/vacancies/327-technical-officer



    Voice and Accountability Deputy Adviser. Part of the DFID-supported Partnerships for Transforming Health Systems 2, Nigeria

    Voice and Accountability Deputy Adviser
    Location: Abuja, Nigeria with frequent travel
    Job type: fixed term, two years
    Salary: commensurate with experience

    Options is recruiting a Voice and Accountability Deputy Adviser to provide technical support and coordination to the Voice and Accountability (V&A) component of the Partnership for Transforming Health Systems 2 (PATHS2) programme.
     PATHS 2, a DFID-funded programme in Nigeria, aims to improve the planning, financing and delivery of sustainable and replicable pro-poor health services for common health problems, focusing on five states and the federal government. Options manages the V&A component of PATHS2, which focuses on strengthening community participation in the health sector and advocating for community involvement in health policy and budget development.
     As a senior member of PATHS2’s V&A Team, the Voice and Accountability Deputy Adviser (VADA) will provide key support to the Technical Lead in the implementation of PATHS2’s V&A strategies.  S/He will develop the V&A strategy and coordinate activity implementation, providing leadership to V&A technical staff and collaborating partners. The post-holder will act as a deputy to the V&A Technical Lead.
     
     
    Key responsibilities include:
    provision of technical assistance to V&A work and support to the V&A Technical Lead; development of the V&A strategy within the wider PATHS2 programme; coordination of V&A activity in five states; management and monitoring of external technical assistance; development and monitoring of workplans and budgets; internal and external reporting; management and leadership of technical staff and partners; working collaboratively with key DFID programme partners.

    Key competencies include:
    10 years experience working in complex technical assistance programmes; leadership skills and experience of staff and partner management; experience in planning and budgeting; skills in monitoring and reporting; good understanding of voice and accountability issues and promoting citizen voice and government responsiveness; experience of successful approaches to institutional change within government in Nigeria; good knowledge of community dynamics in different geographical settings in Nigeria; familiarity with the health sector and DFID programmes is desirable.
    The post is open to Nigerian nationals only and the post-holder must be willing to undertake frequent travel within Nigeria. Click here for the full job description.

    For details, click: http://options.co.uk/our-team/recruitment/vacancies/362-voice-accountability-technical-adviser

    Application process
    To apply, please send a copy of your CV, and a covering letter outlining how you meet the person specification, to Katharine Boaden at k.boaden@options.co.uk by 10.00am on Monday 10 October 2011 .Should include Application for Technical Officer as the subject. Interviews are provisionally scheduled for week commencing 17 October 2011. Only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted. 
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