Accountability and Advocacy Coordinator – Lafiya Programme at Options

Options Consultancy Services was established in 1992 as a wholly owned subsidiary of the international social business, Marie Stopes International. Our initial work centred around providing technical expertise, programme design monitoring and evaluation support to DFID as the Resource Centre in Population and Reproductive Health. Improving access to reproductive and maternal health services remains a core area of our work.

The Millennium Development Goals placed a strong emphasis on maternal and child health, and improving the health of women and girls has remained central to Options’ mission. Our work has grown to encompass expertise across the health sector in order to build effective and equitable health systems.

Since 1992, Options has worked in more than 50 countries, and has been responsible for launching a number of high profile programmes, most recently the Girl Generation and MamaYe! programmes. We lead and manage numerous health sector programmes on behalf of international donors, in particular UK Aid (DFID), KfW, the World Bank and foundations.Description

Options Consultancy Services seeks an Accountability and Advocacy Coordinator who will be responsible for providing technical assistance to the Lafiya programme, while working closely with other technical leads to ensure programme outcomes are achieved.


The Advocacy and Accountability Coordinator will coordinate interventions, support strategic work planning, financial accountability, and reporting progress to achieve outcome 1 (Advocacy & Accountability) in Borno State.

Summary Purpose and Objective of Role:

Deliver targeted, data-driven and clearer communications to support political advocacy on human capital in Borno State, Nigeria.
Identify and cultivate change agents.
Track state-level government human capital commitments.
Strengthen existing mechanisms for health entitlement communication and community accountability.
Support improved awareness and prioritisation of basic health services through use of data by senior leadership in the State government.

Person Specification
To succeed in this role, you will have:

Master's Degree or higher in Public Health, Policy and Governance, Health Economics, or other relevant field required.
Minimum of five years of experience in a senior programme management capacity including experience designing, implementing, and managing or evaluating a complex health programme.
Proven technical experience in health systems strengthening; health financing; health management information systems, health sector policy and strategies, working with the private sector, advocacy and accountability and family planning.
Demonstrated technical depth and understanding of the health policy environment and governance in Nigeria, particularly in the Northern regions preferred.
Experience in coordination and collaboration of stakeholders including government agencies, host country governments and counterparts, and international donor agencies.
Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills in English is required. Working knowledge of Hausa and other local languages is preferred.


Commensurate with experience.

Source: MyJobMag Job Feed

Related Jobs
  • Full Time

    The institution was conceived as Africa’s first Development University. Its mission is to pioneer service learning and build leaders who will be prepared to tackle societal concerns. Located in Yola, Adamawa State, the University is a world-cla
  • Full Time

    RECEPTION/KS1 TEACHER We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated class teachers to join our staff team.  Our goal is to provide outstanding education and life changing opportunities for all our children. We want to be recognised for academic
  • Full Time

    JOB ADVERTISEMENT                                                                         Background and Purpose Gahini Rehabilitation Center (GRC) is a Rwandan Local Non-Governm
  • Full Time

    ICT Officer Jobs, IT Jobs 2020, Kisumu County Jobs, Responsibilities Ensure availability of internet/WAN link continuously in all county headquarters and subcounty offices; Ensure records are kept detailing all the addressing schemes (naming conventi
  • Full Time

    The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) is an international medical organization, founded in 2009. ALIMA’s aim is to provide a high standard of healthcare in situations of emergency or medical disaster and to improve the practice
  • Full Time Logistics Limited is rated Nigeria’s best home and office moving/ relocation company. Our track record of successful moves, teams of experienced professional movers and dedicated customer support has made us the preferred prope