Health Systems and Financing Specialist 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 are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Health Systems and Financing Specialist – Nigeria

Location: Nigeria
Contract Type: Full time, Permanent

Job Summary

  • Options seeks a Technical Specialist to provide backstopping and strategic support on health systems and financing across a selection of Options’ programmes through the provision of technical advice, analysis and quality assurance.


  • The Health Systems and Financing Specialist will provide technical support on health financing and systems strengthening across Options’ portfolio of programmes in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
  • You will be able to appreciate the complexities of and dynamic interactions within health systems including the political context in which they function.
  • Through a combination of backstopping support to programme teams and direct technical delivery, you will support the design, implementation and monitoring of health financing approaches to support achievement of universal health coverage.

Person Specification
To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • An M.Sc in Public Health, Health Financing, Health Economics or relevant field
  • A health systems specialist with significant experience of delivering technical work on health financing across Africa and/or Asia
  • Strong understanding of public financial management and its role in strengthening health service delivery in developing countries
  • Substantial experience of providing remote and in-person technical assistance to counterparts, across a range of overseas programmes
  • Substantial experience of leading technical design of programmes, including the development of theories of changes and results frameworks.

Application Closing Date
15th October, 2021.

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

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  • 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.
  • 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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