Technical officer

Options Consultancy Services Limited

Job Summary

Options is an international development consultancy organisation working in the health sector to transform the health of women and girls in develop...

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description

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.

The main purpose of Job

  • The Technical Officer will support monitoring, evaluation and learning activities of national ownership activities in Nigeria, keeping track of indicator and deliverables, helping to gather supporting evidence and documenting learnings.
  • The post-holder will work closely with the Health Financing Lead and the Evidence and Accountability Advisor and provide support in key technical areas as requested.

Main Duties

  • Support monitoring, evaluation (M&E) and learning of national ownership activities in Nigeria:
  • Through an M&E tracker tool, keep the national ownership country team informed of when deliverables and indicators need to be achieved;
  • Support the development of reporting and documentation templates to help the team in reporting against national ownership activities;
  • Support in evidence and information gathering and documentation to provide achievement of indicators, milestones and deliverables;
  • Ensure the country logframe is up to date and regularly tracked;
  • Support in writing and review of M&E and learning as requested.
  • Provide technical inputs to national ownership activities as requested in Nigeria
  • Provide technical input in areas related to SRH and Family Planning (FP) commitments and policies, health budget advocacy and tracking, evidence and accountability as requested by the national ownership team.
  • Support the coordination of consultants
  • Coordinate with project consultants on short-term assignments or long-term programmes, as required.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in Health Economics, Health Management or related field.

Experience:

  • Experience of supporting a health programme for at least one year.
  • Experience of producing and/or contributing to external reports and/or research papers.
  • Demonstrable experience conducting relevant technical work in similar organisations.
  • Excellent Excel and quantitative skills.
  • Experience in supporting and co-ordinating technical work in similar organisations, particularly in the field of advocacy and evidence-based policy.
  • Experience of working across Africa in a relevant capacity and with governments; international agencies and local NGOs.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Ability and willingness to respond independently to requests for technical inputs.
  • Experience in supporting and co-ordinating technical work in similar organisations, particularly in the field of advocacy and evidence-based policy.
  • Excellent skills in communication, written and verbal.
  • Proven ability to network and manage relationships with partners, consultants and technical resource persons.

Other requirements:

  • Commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Fluency in written and spoken French.

Benefits

  • Basic salary will include the following allowances and benefits: housing, transportation and meals.

Medical insurance

  • 25 days paid annual leave per annum in addition to local bank or public holidays
  • Pension scheme including an employer contribution of 10% of your basic salary

Note:

  • Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV's with a summary note of your skills and experience to "Claire Gaulier". Candidates should state the role in the subject header.
  • Applications will be reviewed and invited to interviews on a rolling basis.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview. Interviews will be organised directly with shortlisted applicants on a rolling basis.
  • Options is an equal opportunities employer
  • Overseas candidates require to have the right to work in Nigeria.

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