Consultant – Senior Expert, Health Systems and Financing 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: Consultant – Senior Expert, Health Systems and Financing

Location: Bauchi
Department: Technical Department
Contract type: Consultancy contract


  • Options Consultancy Services seeks a Senior Expert in Health Systems and Financing to lead the design and implementation of a baseline assessment for transitioning specific sexual and reproductive health (SRH) activities funded by Marie Stopes International Organization Nigeria (MSION) to the government of Bauchi State.
  • Marie Stopes International Organization Nigeria (MSION) is rolling out a Public Sector Strengthening (PSS) strategy for Bauchi State to encourage more government ownership and commitment towards the provision of sustainable comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services to women, men and young women.
  • This consultancy is aimed at providing technical support to MSION to assess Bauchi State’s readiness to continue selected MSION’s activities within the next 3-5 years and the necessary support needed to achieve a smooth transition.
  • The Lead Consultant will be responsible for the design and implementation of the baseline assessment of the requirements (technical, financial and personnel) and existing opportunities in Bauchi for transitioning specific sexual and reproductive health (SRH) activities funded by MSION to the government.

The Assessment will include but will not be limited to:

  • A detailed SWOT analysis of MSION’s current capacity to deliver against their PSS strategy, aligned with the overall vision across MSI’s global partnership a health financing situational and political economy analysis in Bauchi State, an analysis of the fiscal space available to transition selected partner funded SRH activities to the government and an institutional capacity assessment of MSION, Bauchi State Ministry of Health (SMOH) and Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPHCDA) to drive the transitioned activities.
  • Based on the findings of the above assessments, the Lead Consultant will develop a roadmap for implementing MSION’s PSS strategy in Bauchi state.

To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • Post-graduate qualification in Public Health, Health Economics, or related field
  • Technical expertise in health financing, health systems strengthening, and accountability, with knowledge of political economy analysis (PEA), fiscal space analysis (FSA) and organizational capacity assessment (OCA)
  • Proven ability to develop relationships with state government and health MDAs. Experience working with Bauchi State government is an added advantage
  • Familiarity with Nigeria’s health financing system.
  • Experience conducting applied political economy and health financing analysis
  • Proven ability to facilitate workshops or focus group discussions to generate information and create discussion
  • Experience conducting qualitative research with a range of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate, synthesize and communicate complex ideas verbally, in writing and in other visual formats.

Application Closing Date
22nd July, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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