• Current Job Placements at Options

  • Posted on: 15 December, 2014 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Options is a leading provider of technical expertise, short-term consultancy and long-term management services in the health and the social sectors.  Established in 1992, Options has evolved into a dynamic organisation with a broad portfolio of work that includes over 900 assignments in 50 countries.  We work with a wide range of clients that includes donors, national governments, the private sector, academic institutions, and civil society.
     
    Options' mission is to improve the health and quality of life of poor and marginalised people.
     
    We are committed to working in partnership with national governments, international development agencies, the private sector and civil society to strengthen programmes and policies to support the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in health and poverty reduction.
     
    We focus on strengthening services, increasing access and improving the quality of care at all levels of the health system.  We seek to influence grass roots programming, give voice to the poor and under-served and support effective international donor and national government policies and programmes.
     
    The Following Vacancies exist:

    Campaign Lead

     

    Role description:
    Evidence for Action is a five-year programme funded by the UK Department for International Development to improve maternal and newborn survival through a combined focus on evidence, advocacy and accountability across six African countries. For information on E4A Nigeria work please visit our website: mamaye.org.ng
     
    We are seeking a MamaYe Campaign Lead, to be responsible for leading the MamaYe advocacy campaign and public engagement on maternal and newborn survival in Nigeria. Primarily, the role as MamaYe Campaign Lead is to build, strengthen and expand the advocacy movement and activism through the MamaYe campaign.
     
    As a confident self-starter, you will have excellent communication skills, an eye for detail, and be a team player. Additionally you will demonstrate your willingness to work extensively in peripheral regions, liaising effectively and working closely with the health system at different levels to ensure successful project delivery.

    •     You are passionate about maternal and newborn health issues and have a track record of mobilising, communicating and catalysing social change in Nigeria
    •     You are a prominent leader in civil society and an activist for women and children in Nigeria
    •     You have experience leading and managing a team
    •     You have strong relevant networks and experience in coalition building
    •     You are skilled at developing health strategies and cultivating partnerships with diverse stakeholders including government, private sector, non-governmental and civil society
    •     You have an astute understanding of and effectively employ strategies within the political, social, cultural and economic landscape in Nigeria when designing and implementing advocacy campaigns and initiatives
    •     You are a strong writer, communicator, team player and connector with the ability to make change happen.

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    Health Budget Advocacy Advisor

     

    Role description:
    Evidence for Action is a five year programme funded by the UK Department for International Development to improve maternal and newborn survival through a combined focus on evidence, advocacy and accountability across six African countries. For information on Evidence for Action's Nigeria work please visit our website: mamaye.org.ng
     
    We are seeking a Health Budget Advocacy Advisor to be responsible for leading technical inputs and supporting on health budget and resource tracking and advocacy for the E4A team in Nigeria. You will be responsible for supporting advocacy and communication technical inputs through writing and disseminating diverse evidence based communication materials on maternal and newborn health for the E4A-MamaYe campaign.

    •     You have excellent written, online and oral communication skills and a track record of producing high quality communications materials, preferably in the health sector
    •     You have experience working as a journalist, reporting on topics of health and maternal and newborn health
    •     You have experience of translating complex, scientific information into short, accurate and accessible briefings and messaging for a wide range of audiences and using a wide range of media
    •     You have an understanding of the political, social, cultural and economic landscape in Nigeria and will be able to take this into account when communicating the work of E4A
    •     You have experience using social media, writing blogs and developing press releases
    •     You are passionate about improving the survival of mothers and babies
    •     You are a strong writer, communicator and connector.

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    Health Correspondent

     

    Role description:
    Evidence for Action is a five year programme funded by the UK Department for International Development to improve maternal and newborn survival through a combined focus on evidence, advocacy and accountability across six African countries. For information on Evidence for Action's Nigeria work please visit our website: mamaye.org.ng
     
    As the Health Correspondent, based in Abuja, you will be responsible for supporting advocacy and communication technical inputs through writing and disseminating diverse evidence based communication materials on maternal and newborn health for the E4A-MamaYe campaign. A key role will be to produce and disseminate high quality written evidence based materials for a variety of online and print media to showcase the MamaYe campaign and activities.

    •     You have excellent written, online and oral communication skills and a track record of producing high quality communications materials, preferably in the health sector
    •     You have experience working as a journalist, reporting on topics of health and maternal and newborn health
    •     You have experience of translating complex, scientific information into short, accurate and accessible briefings and messaging for a wide range of audiences and using a wide range of media
    •     You have an understanding of the political, social, cultural and economic landscape in Nigeria and will be able to take this into account when communicating the work of E4A
    •     You have experience using social media, writing blogs and developing press releases
    •     You are passionate about improving the survival of mothers and babies
    •     You are a strong writer, communicator and connector.

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    State Coordinators

     

    Role description:
    Evidence for Action is a five year programme funded by the UK Department for International Development to improve maternal and newborn survival through a combined focus on evidence, advocacy and accountability across six African countries. For information on Evidence for Action's Nigeria work please visit our website: mamaye.org.ng
     
    We are seeking a dynamic, focused State Coordinator to join our E4A Nigeria team. With responsibility for the overall functioning of activities in Taraba, you will have a proven track record in delivering projects, especially project set-up and partnership management, planning, coordinating and reporting on implementation and on-going monitoring, learning and improvements to project delivery.
     
    As a confident self-starter, you will have excellent communication skills, an eye for detail, and be a team player. Additionally you will demonstrate your willingness to work extensively in peripheral regions, liaising effectively and working closely with the health system at different levels to ensure successful project delivery.

    •     You are passionate about maternal and newborn health issues and have a track record of mobilising, communicating and catalysing social change in Nigeria
    •     You are a prominent leader in civil society and an activist for women and children in Nigeria
    •     You have experience leading and managing a team
    •     You have strong relevant networks and experience in coalition building
    •     You are skilled at developing health strategies and cultivating partnerships with diverse stakeholders including government, private sector, non-governmental and civil society
    •     You have an astute understanding of and effectively employ strategies within the political, social, cultural and economic landscape in Nigeria when designing and implementing advocacy campaigns and initiatives
    •     You are a strong writer, communicator, team player and connector with the ability to make change happen.

    Method of Application

    To apply, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience to Harriet Andrews  ' h.andrews@options.co.uk. Please state the role in the subject box. Closing date for applications is: Sunday 21 December 2014. Please note that applications will be reviewed as they are received so applicants are encouraged to apply early. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 23 December.
     
    Options is an equal opportunities employer.

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