• Job Vacancy at Options

  • Posted on: 14 September, 2015 Deadline: 18 September, 2015
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  • 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 values guide us in all our work:

    • We are a pro-active, learning organisation and we invest our surplus in new technologies, people and products that further our mission
    • We are committed to an evidence-based approach
    • We are a people-centred business - we place a high value on our partnerships with clients and consultants, as well as the communities we work with
    • We believe that people have the right to participate in their own development.

    Programme Officer


    The Girl Generation Programme Officer – Nigeria

    Contract type: 9 days per month, fixed term for 1 year

    Salary: commensurate with experience

    Job description: download here

    TheGirl Generation: Together to End FGM is a social change communications programme managed by Options, which aims to accelerate social change in countries most affected by Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) across the African continent.  An opportunity has arisen for a Programme Officer to represent, promote and coordinate all aspects of The Girl Generation's work in Nigeria.

    The Girl Generation is looking for a highly organised individual to be the programme’s Officer in Nigeria. The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating The Girl Generation’s activities in Nigeria, developing a membership base for The Girl Generation in Nigeria, acting as an ambassador for The Girl Generation by public representing and promoting The Girl Generation’s founding principles, approaches and values, and for establishing and developing media partnerships in Nigeria.

    You will have a proven track record in meeting and event planning and management; strong organisation skills and a high attention to detail; networks among campaigners and organisations working to end FGM and an understanding of monitoring and evaluation, including data collection and reporting. A highly communicative and diplomatic individual, you will have a proactive approach to work, an ability to work independently as well as in partnership with a range of organisations.

    Method of Application


    Applications should be in the form of a covering letter and a 2 page CV, sent to info@thegirlgeneration.org

    Closing date for applications:  18 September 2015.

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