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  • Senior Quality of Care Technical Advisor at Options Consultancy Services

  • Posted on: 30 September, 2019 Deadline: 11 October, 2019
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  • Options is a leading provider of technical expertise, short-term consultancy and long-term management services in the health and the social sectors. Established in 1992, Options has evolved into a dynamic organisation with a broad portfolio of work that includes over 900 assignments in 50 countries. We work with a wide range of clients that includes donors, national governments, the private sector, academic institutions, and civil society.

    Senior Quality of Care Technical Advisor


    We are looking for a Senior Quality of Care Technical Advisor (SQCTA). The ideal candidate will be a senior subject matter specialist who serves as the safe abortion technical expert for Safire, applying the latest available evidence and practice on self-use of medical abortion by adolescent girls to design and implement technical guidance for the programme.


    This position provides technical oversight, direction and capacity building to Safire country teams, partner organisations and vendors to support the development and implementation of approaches that centre on the delivery of over-the-counter medical abortion and girls’ self-care. The SQCTA will also be responsible for ensuring these approaches are underpinned by the highest safeguarding standards, prioritising the reduction of unsafe abortion practices and girls’ best interests. To achieve this, the SQCTA will, together with the TL, work with Safire funders, consortium partners and team members to develop a robust and innovative intervention model that can be progressively taken to scale in a sustainable fashion.

    The post holder will support cross fertilisation across Options programmes, especially those based in Kenya and Nigeria, and work with Options technical team members to document and disseminate Safire results through relevant and appropriate channels.

    Person specification:

    Ideal candidates must meet at least the following requirements:

    • Strong commitment to human rights, equal opportunities and pro-choice;
    • Senior technical expertise in the field of sexual and reproductive health
    • Master’s degree or relevant post-graduate qualifications;
    • Demonstrable experience managing safe abortion project design and/or implementation in resource-limited settings;
    • Deep knowledge of emerging issues associated with medical abortion and self-care;
    • Experience working with adolescent sexual reproductive health and rights
    • Ability to develop effective technical working relationships with counterparts and partners at different levels, across countries, organisations and teams;
    • Right to live and work in Kenya or Nigeria (priority will be given to candidates who hail from Sub-Saharan Africa).

    Additional desirable skills and attributes are:

    • Recognised health practitioner qualification;
    • Experience of engagement with private sector providers;
    • Experience in risk management and in the design or implementation of safeguarding policies.

    Other information:

    Options is an equal opportunities employer

    Overseas candidates require to have the right to work in Kenya.

    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.

    Method of Application

    To apply, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience to Adinda Hasan at opportunites@options.co.uk. Candidates should state the role (Kenya-DTL–Safire) in the subject header.
    Closing date 11th October: Please note that the closing date for this vacancy is for guidance only. Applications will be screened upon receipt and this vacancy may be closed as soon as sufficient applicants have been received.
    Due to the volume of applications we receive, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview. Interviews may be organised directly with shortlisted applicants on a rolling basis and the position may be filled before the closing date.
    Please note that this role will be subject to full pre-employment background checks including identification check, employment references, right to work verification, credit check and criminal record check (where appropriate).

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