COVID-19 Advocacy and Accountability Officer – Jigawa State


Location: Jigawa State, Nigeria

Reference: LAFIYA

Contract type: Full time, fixed term contract

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Closing date: Friday, 16 October, 2020

Options Consultancy Services seeks a COVID-19 Advocacy and Accountability Officer in Jigawa State to provide support and guidance on accountability issues relating to COVID-19 and health security more broadly in collaboration with the Advocacy and Accountability Coordinator and in partnership with the PERL focal person in the state.

Responsibilities: 

The summary purpose and objective of the role is to:

  • Deliver guidance and innovative approaches towards COVID-19 community preparedness and response to strengthen health systems resilience.
  • Engage directly with high-level political actors at federal and state levels to encourage increased public health spending as means to tackle Covid-19 and kick-start UHC reforms
  • Provide strategic guidance to CSO coalitions at the state level and other CSOs for effective and efficient performance on accountability relating to COVID-19

Person specification: 

To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • Technical background in health security, community health systems and accountability of health results
  • Strong understanding of the Nigerian health system
  • Good connections with state and non-state actors in the health sector in the state
  • Experience of working with the media to communicate advocacy messages.
  • Proven skills in capacity building and analysing data and packaging it for targeted advocacy

Application process: 

  • To apply, please fill in the form here.
  • Closing date for applications is: 16th October 2020 
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview. 
  • Interviews will be held on a rolling basis as applications are received
  • 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).

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.

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