Technical Specialist: Programme Design

London, UK
Contract type: 
Full time, permanent
circa £50,000
Closing date: 
Sunday, 21 August, 2016
This post is a key member of the New Business and Partnership Team, responsible for providing technical expertise to the design of new programmes, and developing relationships with clients and new partners.

You will lead design discussions on key technical bids, and write expressions of interest, concept notes and technical proposals, bringing innovative technical approaches into design of new programmes. In close collaboration with the rest of the New Business team, you will conduct scoping visits to identify new opportunities, identify partner organisations for new programmes, and develop strong relationships to ensure we build winning consortia.  You will help Options keep abreast of latest technical thinking in health sector development, and the strategies and approaches of existing and new clients.  You will also represent Options as external events to raise awareness of our programmes, results and success stories.

Approximately 30% of your time will be spent on technical implementation of existing programmes in Africa and Asia, contributing to ensuring technical excellence in our programme delivery.

Person specification: 

We are looking for a dynamic and motivated health sector specialist, with a keen interest in designing new programmes, and developing partnerships to support Options’ growing portfolio of programmes across Africa and Asia.  You will have technical expertise in health sector development/international development (with a relevant post graduate qualification).  Experience in programme design, proposal development and providing technical expertise to programme implementation is essential.  We are also looking for experience in engaging at senior level with potential partner organisations, clients and governments in the countries where Options works.  A strong communicator, you will be able to work independently as well as a part of a busy team often working to tight deadlines. 

The post is based in our London office, with regular overseas travel.


We offer a comprehensive benefits package including generous annual leave allowance, season ticket loan, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme and a performance related bonus scheme.

Application process: 

To apply, please email your CV with a covering letter explaining how your skills and experience qualify you for the role to Jackie Lane Candidates should state the role in the subject header.

Closing date for applications is 21st August 2016.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview. Interviews will be held week commencing 5th September 2016

Other information: 

Options is an equal opportunities employer.

Overseas candidates require a valid UK work permit.

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