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  • Posted on: 29 April, 2014 Deadline: 5 May, 2014
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  • Options Consultancy Services, UK, is one of the consortium partners implementing The Partnerships for Transforming Health Systems (PATHS 2) programme in Nigeria, which seeks to improve the planning, financing and delivery of sustainable and replicable pro-poor services for common health problems in up to 6 states.

    Technical Manager - DFID Funded PATHS2 Programme


    As one of the consortium partners under the PATHS2 programme, Options Consultancy Services Ltd has responsibility for leading the design, management and technical implementation and quality assurance of Voice and Accountability (V&A) strategies under the programme.

    We are looking for an individual with outstanding programme and team management skills forthe position of Technical Manager. This post will lead the technical implementation of the V&A strategy. The Technical Manager will drive the activities in the workplan, ensuring there is good coordination and prioritization in relation to the whole of PATHS2, in order to achieve the logframe indicators and purpose. For further details about the role please visit our website:


    • At least 10 years' experience of working within a social development and/or governance and advocacy programmes in the health and/or social sectors, in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
    • A sound understanding of core social development concepts, including voice, accountability, rights-based approaches, gender, equity and social inclusion and citizen participation.
    • Experience of working in complex political environments, and a sound knowledge of the Nigerian context.
    • A commitment to ensuring that all Nigerian citizens, including women, the poorest and other
    • marginalised groups, are able to have equal voice and participate in holding government accountable in the delivery of public services;
    • Excellent programme and team management skills;
    • Excellentverbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines;
    • Self-starter and able to set strategic direction for a technical assistance programme.
    • Team plaver, with excellent interpersonal skills and comfortable working in a multi-disciplinary team.
    • Ability to work to deadlines;
    • Willingness and ability to travel extensively in Nigeria.
    • Good MS Office skills

    Method of Application

    To express your interest in the role, please send your CV with a supporting statement of your skills and experience to Joanna Drazdzewska at

    Closing date: Monday 5th May, 2014. Please mention ref: 'V&A Technical Manager' in the subject line of the e-mail.

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