Programme Officer at Options Consultancy Services Limited
Options Consultancy Services Limited was established in 1992 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marie Stopes International. We are a consultancy organisation providing technical and management expertise in the health and social sectors to governments and international development partners to transform the health of women and children. We provide information, expertise and influence to governments, health workers, NGOs and businesses to catalyse change so that health services can be accessed by the people who need them most.
Adolescent girls are twice as likely to have an unmet need for contraception compared to women in their twenties, putting them at increased risk of unintended pregnancy. They are also more likely to face age-related stigma and barriers to accessing sexual and reproductive health services, as well as lack of information and agency, increasing the risk that they delay seeking services. There are still gaps in our knowledge and understanding of effective adolescent health programming, especially at scale, and there are very few sexual and reproductive health services that have been tailored to adolescents. We need to explore new approaches and to implement promising ones, such as engaging the private sector to reach adolescents and providing complementary and coordinated interventions.
‘**Supporting Access for Adolescents to Integrated Sexual and Reproductive Health Services**’ (Safire) is an innovative programme seeking to dramatically reduce deaths and injury from unsafe abortions among girls in some of the countries with the highest burden in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Main purpose of job:
We are seeking two proactive Programme Officers to act as programme focal persons in Oyo and Ogun states, supporting our partnerships with Civil Society Organisations (CSO). The Programme Officer will be the key person in the respective state undertaking the daily management of implementation and monitoring.
The Programme Officers will play a key role in delivery of the programme in Oyo and Ogun states, working closely with team members based in Abuja. They will support and monitor the day-to-day implementation of Safire in the respective state, undertaking programme management, monitoring and evaluation and partner liaison activities. A key part of this role will be to work closely with the partner CSOs to support knowledge of Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) services and rights for young people in communities. The Programme Officers need to be willing to be based in Oyo or Ogun state.
Expertise should include some of the below areas:
· Strong commitment to human rights, equal opportunities and pro-choice
· A good understanding of sexual and reproductive health and rights and experience in programming for adolescent’s health
· Experience of programme management, including monitoring and evaluation, budgeting, planning, and risk management.
· Strong relationship management and communications skills.
Options offers a comprehensive benefits package including generous annual leave, pension and medical insurance**.**
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
Applications from Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged, as well as candidates with the right to live and work in Nigeria (priority will be given to candidates who hail from Sub-Saharan Africa
How to Apply
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