Political Economy Analysis for Human Capital Development – Borno

Country: Nigeria
Organization: Options Consultancy Services
Closing date: 31 Aug 2020

Company Description

Lafiya is a 7-year DFID-funded programme that aims to improve health outcomes for the poorest and most vulnerable in Nigeria through the following interlinked outcomes:

  1. increased resources invested in health, and prioritisation of health by the Government of Nigeria (through civil society advocacy on human capital, community accountability for health; and use of data to inform government prioritisation of health);
  2. improving effectiveness and efficiency of public and private basic health services (through health system strengthening, and working with the private sector to improve delivery of affordable health services for the poorest populations); and
  3. increasing the modern contraceptive prevalence rate (through addressing social norms, demographic impact analysis, and support to family planning demand creation and delivery of services).

As part of the programme’s inception phase activities, the purpose of this assignment is to inform the design of advocacy and accountability strategies to achieve outcome 1 using an applied political economy approach.


Options Consultancy Services seeks a consultant who will work with the Lafiya Borno team to develop support strategies for the implementation of Nigeria’s HCD vision with a particular focus on health but working closely with other actors involved in addressing the other components of HCD in Nigeria


The consultant will be responsible for:

  • Providing an in-depth analysis and understanding of the Nigerian Human Capital Development Vision at federal level, including institutional arrangements for implementing it and progress or challenge since its establishment in 2018 and plans and intentions for roll-out in the states.
  • Identification and justification of the HCD platforms through which CSOs will be convened.
  • Identification of change agents who have the potential to be HCD Champions.
  • Informing Lafiya programme strategies on how to support implementation of the HCD vision at federal level and within targeted states starting with a pilot in Kano State
  • Feeding into discussions on the development of indicators to measure human capital development under the Lafiya logframe, including advising on available data sources, means of measurement and limitations.

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

How to apply:

  • To apply, please fill in the form here

  • Closing date: 31 August 2020

  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis

  • 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).

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