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Company Description

Options Consultancy Services Limited is a leading global health consultancy established in 1992 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Marie Stopes International. We manage health programmes that ensure vulnerable women and children can access the high-quality health services they need. We work with partners to co-create and implement locally informed solutions to complex health problems. This includes governments, development partners, NGOs, civil society and health workers. Our programming is flexible, evidence-based and politically informed. This means we adapt to changing contexts, use data to inform our decisions and ensure our approach is appropriate. Our focus is always on building local skills and systems that last.


Options is seeking a Team Leader to lead Options sub-partner role in the FCDO – Kenya Devolution Programme (KDP). The programme will aim to strengthen devolution in Kenya in accordance with the Constitution, attendant statutes and policy including strengthening the functions of county governments, improving intergovernmental relations, enhancing citizens engagement and public participation.

Options Consultancy is preparing a for a bid proposal with the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FDCO) for an opportunity based in Kenya.

The Team Leader is responsible for the overall strategic leadership, managerial oversight and technical direction of the programme. He/she leads a team of technical experts and administrators and also serves as the key point of contact for the FCDO, government, programme consortium partners, and other stakeholders. The Team Leader will report to the Country Representative – Kenya and work closely with Options management and administrative colleagues. Coordinating the inputs of a team of technical experts from Options and partners, s/he will ensure that programme objectives, outcomes, and deliverables are met and that financial, operational, and reporting requirements of the donor are adhered to.


To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; MBA or Master’s degree in public health, economics, international relations, or related field from a recognized University strongly preferred.8+ years’ experience delivering high-impact programming, including skills in program management, implementation and/or technical leadership
  • Direct experience working across multiple departments/geographies to achieve high-level results, and flexibility and comfort working across multiple reporting lines.
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills and ability to distil complex information and data into accessible conversation and written pieces
  • Exceptional people management skills, inclusive of internal and external stakeholders; able to work effectively in a “matrixed” environment.
  • Ability to multi-task, organize and prioritize daily tasks and the big picture.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and creativity in planning and problem-solving.

Other information

  • Options is an equal opportunities employer
  • Our organization 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.
  • Overseas candidates require a valid Kenya work permit.

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