Options Consultancy Services Limited is a leading global health consultancy established in 1992 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Marie Stopes International. We manage health programmes that ensure vulnerable women and children can access the high quality health services they need. We work with partners to co-create and implement locally informed solutions to complex health problems. This includes governments, development partners, NGOs, civil society and health workers. Our programming is flexible, evidence-based and politically informed. This means we adapt to changing contexts, use data to inform our decisions and ensure our approach is appropriate. Our focus is always on building local skills and systems that last.
Options Consultancy Services seeks a County Programme Coordinator who will play a crucial role in overseeing and monitoring the implementation of our programme in Bungoma and Uasin Gishu Counties, aimed at improving the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) of adolescents, including reducing high safe abortion rates and preventing unwanted pregnancies.
The role will focus on strengthening the collaboration of programme partners for high-quality and consistent programme delivery at the county level. The County Programme Coordinator will act as the Options focal person at county level, for operational support, monitoring and evaluation and partner liaison under the supervision of the Kenya Country Lead, who is based in Nairobi.
The key job responsibilities are:
- Effective and efficient programme delivery by providing oversight and guidance to CSO partners on their day-to-day implementation of programme activities, ensuring their deliverables meet expected quality standards in accordance with their contractual obligations.
- Collaboration, coordination, and external representation of the programmme at County level through developing strategic alliances and strengthening collaborative partnerships with relevant county government departments, NGOs and other likeminded stakeholders, following strict Do No Harm guidelines
- Support monitoring, evaluation, and learning process by undertaking regular monitoring of activities of CSO partners, ensuring they are implementing activities as per their approved workplans and in conformity with the Safire design and theory of change.
To succeed in this role, you will have:
- First degree in Public Health, Social Sciences or Humanities
- A good understanding of sexual and reproductive health and rights
- At least five-years’ experience with community mobilisation work, ideally in public health
- Experience in facilitating/supporting community-level stigma reduction activities
- Experience in facilitating and coordinating multi-stakeholder partnerships
- Experience in building capacity of grassroot civil society organizationAbility to facilitate engaging, community-based sessions addressing harmful social norms
- Strong IT skills in Microsoft Office package (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) including working virtually and remote collaboration
- Strong commitment to human rights, equal opportunities and pro-choice
- Commitment to the principles of Safeguarding
- 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
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Closing date for applications is 30 July 2020: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview
Please note that the closing date for this vacancy is for guidance only.