Options seeks a Team Leader to be responsible for the overall strategic leadership, managerial oversight and technical direction of the “Technical Assistance towards Evidence Informed Health Planning and Budgeting (EIHPB) for RMNCAH at county level in Kenya” programme.
The Team Leader will be responsible for the overall strategic leadership, managerial oversight and technical direction of the programme. The post holder will lead a team of technical experts and administrators and will also serve as the key point of contact for the World Bank, government, programme consortium partners, and other stakeholders.
The Team Leader will report to the Country Representative based in the Options Nairobi office and will work closely with Options’ management and administrative colleagues. Additionally, the post holder will ensure that programme objectives, outcomes, and deliverables are met and that financial, operational, and reporting requirements of the donor are adhered to.
Responsibilities will include:
- Programme delivery, and oversight - oversee programme strategies, technical approaches, workplans, risk management, and budgets.
- Ensure the programme delivers against its theory of change and achieves its intended results.
- Team management and leadership - lead a team of technical, financial and administrative experts to deliver the programme to the highest technical quality.
To succeed in this role, you will have:
- Extensive experience providing technical, strategic and programme management oversight to similar donor funded health programmes and/or organizations.
- Expertise in Planning, Budgeting Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation
- Expertise and experience working in Kenya’s health sector, with in-depth knowledge of health systems strengthening approaches in the context of devolution. Relevant networks at the county level in this area (desirable)
- Experience and knowledge of working with data and surveillance systems, including Kenyan Health Information System and Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response, ensuring data from these inform evidence-based decision-making.
- Significant experience and a track record of successful leadership and management of teams based in multiple locations. Previous experience leading a team of highly skilled, multidisciplinary staff to leverage joint management support, and empowering team members to deliver high quality work. Experience managing teams in high risk environments (desirable)
- Demonstrable experience of working with the World Bank and familiarity of World Bank practice and protocol with a proven ability to represent organisations and programmes with the World Bank.
- Experience of engaging closely with complex partnership set-ups, and/or multi-donor trust fund arrangements. Such as the MDTF RMNCAH TA projects (desirable)
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Options is seeking a Communications Intern to join our Africa Led Movement Programme (ALM) - team in Kenya. She/he will provide support for activities relating to communications, graphic design, branding and much more.
The ALM programme is implemented by a consortium of organisations namely; Amref Health Africa, ActionAid, Orchid Project, Africa Coordination Centre for Abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (ACCAF), The University of Portsmouth and Options Consultancy Ltd Services.
The intended impact of this programme is a significant reduction of the practice of FGM/C in 4-6 focus countries/regions in Africa by 2025. The intended outcome of this programme is the acceleration of positive change in social attitudes towards ending FGM/C in countries/regions in which the programme is operational.
The working outcomes for this programme related to the Support to the Africa-Led Movement (ALM) component are:
- Increased community-level commitment to end FGM/C
- Increased global commitment to end FGM/C
- The Africa-led movement is informed by improved data and measurement tools (implemented by the Data Management Supplier, working closely with the ALM)
This role will provide support for the above outcomes through communications, graphic design, branding, content production, advocacy, digital communications, media engagement and event management.
As Communications Intern your work will include:
- Working with the communications team to implement ALMS’s communications strategy
- Supporting day-to-day communications tasks while ensuring that the ALM’s brand is adhered to and represented effectively
- Supporting the production of a wide range of communications including marketing materials, e-newsletters, electronic media, reports, press releases, articles, brochures, videos, social media messages
- Helping to organize meetings, seminars, webinars, report launches and events and media inquiries, including media outreach
- Studying or completed education to a college or university level in communications, journalism, public relations, communications or other relevant fields
- Fluent in written and spoken English
- Excellent written communication skills with experience writing content for a wide range of purposes
- Experience and knowledge of social media strategies and digital/multimedia communications strategies and tools
- Graphic design skills, website editing skills (working knowledge of content management systems) and virtual event planning experience are an asset
- General IT competence and command of MS office software and Adobe Creative software
- Experience working in a communications role as an asset
- Ability to meet deadlines
- Knowledge and interest in international development, FGM/C, and experience working in a non-profit environment are assets.