Vacancies 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 below:

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Reference: SAFIRE
Contract type: Fixed term until 31st January 2022


  • Options Consultancy Services seeks a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning officer to support the Safire MEL team and the Nigeria country team to implement the programme’s MEL system in Nigeria.


  • The MEL Officer will be primarily responsible for effective data management and use in Nigeria.
  • He/she will ensure that high quality data management processes are operating efficiently.
  • They will ensure that this is aligned to the programme’s results framework and data flow chart, and that data is routinely shared with programme stakeholders through the live digital dashboard and other visual methodologies.
  • As a member of the Safire MEL team, the position also supports programme learning and adaptation, CSO MEL capacity building, and MEL coordination in Nigeria.

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

  • At least 5 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation of grants / donor-funded projects
  • Significant experience of qualitative and quantitative data analysis and management
  • Experience of working in sexual and reproductive health programmes
  • Experience of working with CSO grantees, including building their M&E capacity.
  • Ability to work with remote teams and with high sensitivity to cultural and social diversity
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with experience interacting with civil society and other health sector stakeholders

Commensurate upon experience

Job Title: Safire Nigeria Operations Manager

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Reference: SAFIRE
Contract type: Fixed term


  • Options Consultancy Services seeks a Safire Nigeria Operations Manager (NOM) to oversees the delivery of the Safire programme at the country level under the overall direction of the Country Lead.
  • The candidate will be responsible for the planning, management and delivery of the programme, as well as internal compliance and programme support.


  • The candidate will ensure efficient, timely and high-quality programme planning, budgeting, implementation and reporting; efficient and compliant contractual management of all Options implementing partners, consultants and service providers at country level; and that the programme is delivered following all Options operational policies, procedures and guidelines, leading proactive risk and safeguarding management and mitigation across the programme partnership.

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

  • Master’s degree in a relevant subject (public Health, Business, Finance, Social Sciences).
  • Experience working in international development at a senior programme management level or above for at least five years.
  • Experience in financial management of programmes, including producing and reviewing budgets, forecasts and financial reports.
  • Experience in managing sub-contractors, suppliers, and/or civil society implementing partners.
  • Skills in overseeing security, due diligence, and quality assurance processes.
  • Experience in risk management and/or safeguarding.
  • Excellent financial management skills.

Commensurate upon experience

Deadline: 2nd August, 2020.

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.
  • Please note that this role will be subject to full pre-employment background checks including CRC,  identification check, employment references and right to work verification (where appropriate).
  • 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.


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