Health Systems Strengthening Advisor at Options Consultancy Services Limited

Regional Coordinator at Options Consultancy Services

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 are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Health Systems Strengthening Advisor

Location: Bauchi, Nigeria
Reporting to: Senior Consultant, Health Systems and Financing
Liaison with: Not Applicable
Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week
Type of contract Fixed Term 12 months
Department: International Programmes

The Health Systems Strengthening Advisor will:

  • Lead sustainability planning with key stakeholders
  • Support the development of a comprehensive roadmap for the sustainability of key project activities
  • Track the overall implementation of the project and routinely review the status internally
  • Lead Options activities on this project as per the proposal deliverables. Ensure alignment of work plans and Options deliverables within the project, ensuring 100% financial and deliverables performance.
  • Ensure compliance in reporting structures with project clients, availing technical narrative reports aptly.
  • Create a learning agenda for successfully supporting entities to transition from private sector / partner support to government ownership
  • Assist in conducting operations research and sharing the results in collaboration with Business development resource persons and support proposal writing as and when needed.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health or related field.
  • Master Degree in similar field.

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

  • Significant experience in health systems strengthening, including motivating government prioritisation and leadership, data management, supply chain management, health workforce needs assessment and health financing.
  • The Advisor will be able to appreciate the complexities of and dynamic interactions within health systems including the political context in which they function and have experience in developing capacity-building materials across the key pillars of the health system.
  • The Advisor will need to have a strong understanding of political economy analysis, capacity strengthening, behaviour and norm change etc.  For more information, please refer to the Job Description.


  • At least six (6) years of relevant work experience in managing health related projects at national level in Africa.
  • Proven ability to develop relationships with state government and health MDAs.
  • Experience working with Bauchi State government is an added advantage.
  • Familiarity with Nigeria’s health financing system.


  • Options offers a comprehensive benefits package including generous annual leave allowance, medical insurance and 13th month pay.

Application Closing Date
8th December, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Click here for more information (PDF)


  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview. Interviews will be held the week commencing 19th December 2022
  • This role will be subject to full pre-employment background checks including criminal record check, identification check, employment references and right to work verification (where appropriate).
  • As an equal opportunity employer, Options Consultancy Services is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage or civil partnership. We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage candidates from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Options Consultancy Services.
  • 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, promote diversity and inclusion, are energetic and enthusiastic about Options’ vision.
  • Applicants must have the right to work in Nigeria.


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