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Options is hiring an Advocacy Officer in Kenya: Apply!!

Company Description

We are a global team of experts and innovators tackling some of the world’s most pressing health challenges. We work with leaders and change makers around the globe to bring health strategies to life. We provide ideas, advice and technical know-how that enable our partners to build a path to lasting change.

With 30 years’ experience in global health, we collaborate with our partners to explore existing evidence, combine expertise, scale up ideas and co-create solutions that accelerate change. This includes collaborating on policy design, managing initiatives, building powerful coalitions and galvanising social movements. Our impact is felt across whole communities, with a focus on women, girls and those who have been marginalised.

As part of MSI Reproductive Choices, all our profits go back into supporting MSI’s own mission of children by choice, not chance.

We believe in a world where everyone can access the high-quality health services they need, without financial burden.

Position

The Girl Generation (TGG): Support to the Africa Led Movement to End FGM/C Programme, (TGG-ALM) is a consortium led by Options Consultancy Services, and includes Amref Health Africa, ActionAid, Orchid Project, Africa Coordination Centre for Abandonment of FGM/C and University of Portsmouth. It works closely with the Population Council’s Data Hub, the programme’s data and measurement arm. The programme envisions a world where girls and women can exercise their power and rights and have expanded choice and agency and be free from violence, including FGM/C.

The programme includes two consortia working in close collaboration. Options leads a consortium including Amref Health Africa, ActionAid UK, Orchid Project, ACCAF and University of Portsmouth to implement the ‘Support to the Africa Led Movement to End FGM/C. Population Council is implementing ‘The FGM/C Data Hub: Data and Measurement Support to the Africa Led Movement to end FGM/C’.

The programme is currently being implemented Kenya, Senegal, Ethiopia and Somaliland.

Options is seeking a Advocacy Officer will be responsible for supporting the TGG-ALM advocacy team. By being hands-on in supporting and implementing a multi-country advocacy strategy. They will also work along TGG-ALM communication team to ensure Advocacy and communication messages are aligned at all times, across countries and partners, and supports with identifying and implementing external opportunities for advocacy & campaigning at the global and regional level, coordinating the development of campaign materials across partners and supporting the CAMB Technical Working Group in bringing together the different advocates from the various partner organizations

The Advocacy Officer will:

  • Provide substantive support to the planning and design of outreach/advocacy strategies and plans
  • Support the design, implementation and assessment of TGG-ALM’s advocacy strategies and campaigns
  • Support movement building, partnerships and resource leveraging work
  • Support Knowledge and Research efforts in the TGG-ALM Advocacy Team
  • Represent Options’ and TGG-ALM’s broader interests

Requirements

  • Proven ability to support coordination of complex international advocacy and communications interventions, with experience in relevant African countries
  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners and building strategic alliances and partnerships.
  • Experience of developing and maintaining successful relationships and partnerships with a diverse range of organisations and consultants
  • Significant experience working on gender, women’s empowerment or ending FGM programmes and campaigns.
  • Experience in developing and managing the rollout of communications programmes and media strategies
  • Experience in high profile representation
  • Experience of managing large DFID/FCDO programmes, being a key point of contact with the client
  • Experience in fundraising / business development

Benefits

Options offers a comprehensive benefits package including 25 days annual leave, Birthday Day off, well-being day off, pension, 13th-month pay and generous medical cover.

Other Information

  • 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 suitably qualified 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 Kenya (Kenya nationals are encouraged to apply).

How to apply

  • To apply, please fill in the application form here.
  • Closing date for applications is Friday, 07 June.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.
  • Please note that 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).

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