Options Consultancy Services Limited Vacancies [3 Positions]

Posted on :

5 Feb, 2018

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NGO Jobs in Nigeria

Options is an international development consultancy organisation working in the health sector to transform the health of women and girls in developing countries. We work in partnership with governments, health workers, civil society and businesses to bring together knowledge, expertise and influence to ensure everyone has access to the health care they need.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Nigeria Country Coordinator and Grants Advisor
Location
: Abuja
Job Overview

  • Options is seeking an exceptional leader to provide strategic direction and management oversight for a large Malaria programme in Nigeria.
  • The post-holder will make a major contribution to reducing the Malaria burden by working with the Nigerian government to strengthen health systems.
  • The post requires understanding of the Nigerian context and the ability to lead a large, DFID-funded programme.

Objective of Role

  • The programme’s objective is to ensure young women are able to access quality comprehensive sexual and reproductive services and will support community based organisations to shift social norms and build girls’ agency though ICT platforms and interpersonal networks.
  • The Country Coordinator will play a key senior role in delivery of the programme in Nigeria, working closely with team members based in Kenya and South Africa.
  • They will ensure our strategy is cohesively implemented, overseeing quality of country activities, and externally representing the programme as needed.
  • A key part of this role will be to oversee Civil Society Organisation (CSO) grants and capacity building of grantees to support knowledge of SRH services and rights for young people in communities. The Coordinator needs to be willing to be based in South West Nigeria or Abuja depending on programme needs.

Person Specification
To succeed in this role you will need:

  • Strong proven technical expertise in the field of sexual and reproductive health, rights, and social / behaviour change in relation to sensitive issues.
  • Experience of programme management, including team management, contracting, planning, budgeting and risk management.
  • Strong relationship management and communications skills.
  • Significant experience in managing grants, with a proven track record in disbursing grants directly to grassroots organisations in remote and diverse contexts and building their capacity.
  • Strategic thinking, problem solving and decision-making skills.

 

Job Title: Programme Director
Location
: Abuja
Job Overview

  • Options is seeking an exceptional leader to provide strategic direction and management oversight for a large Malaria programme in Nigeria.
  • The post-holder will make a major contribution to reducing the Malaria burden by working with the Nigerian government to strengthen health systems.
  • The post requires understanding of the Nigerian context and the ability to lead a large, DFID-funded programme.

Responsibilities

  • The Programme Director will provide leadership and management oversight for a large, DFID-funded Malaria Programme.
  • The Programme will deliver targeted institutional, community and policy related malaria interventions through a consortium.

Key areas of responsibility are below:

  • Work with the Programme Management Board to develop strategies for the delivery of the programme, and oversee their implementation nationally and in relevant States.
  • Coordinate advocacy and public relations activities, forging and maintaining excellent relationships with key stakeholders across the National Malaria Elimination Programme, government, donors, and technical and implementing partners in the Malaria sector in Nigeria.
  • Ensure on track delivery of a high quality, high performing programme, through the development and maintenance of management and quality assurance tools and systems. This will include a logical framework, monitoring, evaluation and reporting systems, technical oversight of annual planning and budgeting, and ensuring learning informs decisions to improve and adapt programming.
  • Actively manage, supervise and mentor a multidisciplinary team, promoting an atmosphere in which programme staff can give their best and collaborate to deliver the programme. Provide management oversight across a broader team and maintain strong relationships with consortium partners.
  • Ensure maintenance of sound financial and administrative practices in line with policy and procedures and those of the donor. Accountable for the development of annual budgets and financial reports, ongoing budget monitoring and financial performance.

Person Specifications

  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in a health related discipline.
  • Knowledge of ongoing and emerging issues in relation to malaria policy, strategy, institutional and financing arrangements.
  • Extensive experience managing and implementing health programmes is essential, CVs should demonstrate progressively senior experience including proven achievements at a senior leadership level.
  • Significant understanding of the political, social, economic and cultural context in Nigeria and relevant key stakeholders in the Malaria sector is required.
  • Existing relationships and demonstrated achievements in influencing and negotiating at a senior level will be a distinct advantage.
  • Verifiable experience of leading a multi-partner consortium programme.
  • Significant understanding of the political, social, economic and cultural context in Nigeria and relevant key stakeholders in the Malaria sector.
  • Strong client and external liaison skills (including diplomacy and communication skills), with experience of working in complex environments with government, donors and external stakeholders.
  • Experience leading and managing highly skilled and multidisciplinary technical, financial and administrative teams, overseeing strategies, technical approaches, workplans and budgets.
  • Management, strategic planning and leadership experience, with ability to multi-task, work under pressure, inspire high quality work, demonstrate firm but sensitive leadership, provide support and supervision, and empower team members.
  • Evidence of previous experience of managing and controlling a budget in excess of $10 million.
  • Experience with implementing DFID programmes preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Nigerian nationals are encouraged to apply

 

Job Title: Deputy Programme Director (Technical)
Location: 
Abuja
Job Description

  • We are seeking an exceptional leader to provide strategic direction and management oversight for a large Malaria programme in Nigeria.
  • The post-holder will make a major contribution to reducing the Malaria burden by working with the Nigerian government to strengthen health systems.
  • The post requires understanding of the Nigerian context and the ability to lead a large, DFID-funded programme.

Responsibilities
The Programme Director will provide leadership and management oversight for a large, DFID-funded Malaria Programme. The Programme will deliver targeted institutional, community and policy related malaria interventions through a consortium. Key areas of responsibility are below:

  • Work with the Programme Management Board to develop strategies for the delivery of the programme, and oversee their implementation nationally and in relevant States.
  • Coordinate advocacy and public relations activities, forging and maintaining excellent relationships with key stakeholders across the National Malaria Elimination Programme, government, donors, and technical and implementing partners in the Malaria sector in Nigeria.
  • Ensure on track delivery of a high quality, high performing programme, through the development and maintenance of management and quality assurance tools and systems. This will include a logical framework, monitoring, evaluation and reporting systems, technical oversight of annual planning and budgeting, and ensuring learning informs decisions to improve and adapt programming.
  • Actively manage, supervise and mentor a multidisciplinary team, promoting an atmosphere in which programme staff can give their best and collaborate to deliver the programme. Provide management oversight across a broader team and maintain strong relationships with consortium partners.
  • Ensure maintenance of sound financial and administrative practices in line with policy and procedures and those of the donor. Accountable for the development of annual budgets and financial reports, ongoing budget monitoring and financial performance.

Person Specification

  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in a health related discipline.
  • Knowledge of ongoing and emerging issues in relation to malaria policy, strategy, institutional and financing arrangements.
  • Extensive experience managing and implementing health programmes is essential, CVs should demonstrate progressively senior experience including proven achievements at a senior leadership level.
  • Significant understanding of the political, social, economic and cultural context in Nigeria and relevant key stakeholders in the Malaria sector is required. Existing relationships and demonstrated achievements in influencing and negotiating at a senior level will be a distinct advantage.
  • Verifiable experience of leading a multi-partner consortium programme.
  • Significant understanding of the political, social, economic and cultural context in Nigeria and relevant key stakeholders in the Malaria sector.
  • Strong client and external liaison skills (including diplomacy and communication skills), with experience of working in complex environments with government, donors and external stakeholders.
  • Experience leading and managing highly skilled and multidisciplinary technical, financial and administrative teams, overseeing strategies, technical approaches, workplans and budgets.
  • Management, strategic planning and leadership experience, with ability to multi-task, work under pressure, inspire high quality work, demonstrate firm but sensitive leadership, provide support and supervision, and empower team members.
  • Evidence of previous experience of managing and controlling a budget in excess of $10 million.
  • Experience with implementing DFID programmes preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s with a summary note of their skills and experience to Bérangère De Villenaut via: [email protected]  Candidates should state the name of the role in the subject header.

Note

  • Applications will be reviewed on receipt, so candidates are encouraged to apply before the deadline where possible.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview. Interviews are likely to be in mid February.
  • Options is an equal opportunities employer. This project is subject to securing donor funding and the precise details of timelines and tasks are subject to change prior to project start-up.

Application Deadline  13th February, 2018.

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