Regional Senior Technical Specialist

Nairobi, Kenya
Contract type: 
Full time
Closing date: 
Sunday, 7 June, 2020
Options Consultancy Services is seeking a Regional Senior Technical Advisor (RSTA) to support the Regional Sustainability Lead on the Women’s Integrated Sexual Health (WISH) programme by providing technical assistance for the successful delivery of the programme across seven countries in Africa and Asia.

The main purpose of the role will be to enhance regional stewardship of the Options’ technical approach within the WISH consortium, weaving together accountability, policy, strategic planning change, health financing and quality improvement initiatives to deliver measurable results.


Person specification: 

To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • At least eight years’ work experience, with significant experience in the provision of technical assistance including remote support across multiple countries;
  • Solid understanding of the health sector in one or more of the WISH programme countries, including the relationship between national and sub-national levels, and country ownership approaches;
  • Considerable experience in leading the delivery of donor-funded programmes, particularly those funded by DFID;
  • Work experience and knowledge of priority sexual reproductive health (SRH)/family planning issues facing women and girls in the WISH2ACTION programme countries/contexts
  • Strong work experience on quality of care, accountability, advocacy and evidence use;
  • Strong experience in health financing approaches, particularly health budget tracking and advocacy;
  • Strong experience in facilitating evidence-based planning process or policy reforms to track progress on health indicators and commitments
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with experience interacting with government officials, development partners, civil society and other health sector stakeholders;
  • Excellent influencing skills, with an ability to identify and act on opportunities to build buy-in and support among decision-makers
Application process: 

To apply, please email your CV with a covering letter detailing how you meet the requirements for the role to

Candidates should state the role in the subject header. Closing date for applications is 7 June 2020: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview

Please note that the closing date for this vacancy is for guidance only. Applications will be screened on a rolling basis and this vacancy may be closed as soon as a candidate has been identified. Applicants are therefore strongly encouraged to apply at the earliest possible.

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.

Other information: 
  • 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 Kenyan nationals are strongly encouraged, as well as candidates with the right to live and work in Kenya
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