Options Consultancy Services Limited was established in 1992 and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marie Stopes International. We are a consultancy organisation providing technical and management expertise in the health and social sectors to governments and international development partners to transform the health of women and children.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Niger State Advisor
Reference: E4A - MamaYe Programme Location: Niger, Nigeria
Contract Type: Full time, fixed term contract until April 2022
Options Consultancy Services is seeking for an experienced State Advisor to lead the technical delivery of the E4A-MamaYe programme in Niger.
The Niger State Advisor will be responsible for the overall progress of E4A-MamaYe programme objectives in Niger. This will involve:
Building capacity of advocacy coalitions and other strategic partners within Niger state
Providing technical support on maternal and perinatal death surveillance and response (MPDSR) systems, digital technologies for the health sector, linking health systems data to health budget processes
Providing state-level project management and leading on the delivery of the programme workplan
Communicating and disseminating programme progress; monitoring, evaluation and learning from activities
To succeed in this role, you will have:
Bachelor's in Sociology, Anthropology, Social Statistics or a related subject
Considerable experience in RNMCH programme implementation at facility and community levels
Significant experience of engagement with government at State level and/or a background working within government
Ability to deliver training modules that link quality of care data to policy, prioritisation and budget processes to different target audiences (local government, CSOs)
Experience in advocacy and in analysing and presenting data for use in decision-making, action, accountability and/or advocacy
Experience of packaging and communicating information for different audiences, and on different platforms (e.g. print/web/mobile/broadcast)
Experience supporting or working with advocacy coalitions, SLAMs or other accountability mechanisms
Technical knowledge of political and budgeting processes and legislation at national and State level (relevant to health)
Commensurate with experience.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview. Interviews will be held week commencing 14th December.
Please note that 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.