Deputy Team Lead, Technical Job Vacancy in Kenya - Options Consultancy Services

Position Title: Deputy Team Lead, Technical 

Options seeks a Deputy Team Lead who will drive a positive impact on the programme, towards the programme outcome of an acceleration in positive attitudes towards ending FGM/C in focal geographies, and the programme’s scaling goals which include strengthening the Africa-led movement to end FGM/C and promoting the uptake of evidence and learning from the programme.


The post holder will ensure:

  • Regularly reviewed/updated and coherent technical strategies are in place, which maximise strategic synergies across programme workstreams, partners and geographies,
  • High-quality programme implementation guided by technical strategies.
  • Evidence-based learning and adaptation are also in place, to continually improve programme approaches.

Person specification:

  • Post graduate degree in relevant subject or equivalent professional experience.
  • Extensive experience in facilitating alignment and collaboration among consortium members and diverse groups of stakeholders preferably in multiple geographies.
  • Significant technical experience working on gender equality, women and girls’ empowerment, violence against women and girls or ending FGM/C programmes.
  • Experience in developing and maintaining successful relationships and partnerships with a diverse range of organizations and consultants
  • Demonstrable success in providing technical leadership in programmes requiring complex and adaptive strategic planning, including developing/implementing Theories of Change, Results Frameworks, and strategies.
  • Extensive experience in supporting country offices and/or partners, building capacity and offering technical support
  • Experience in representing your organisation in high-profile settings including with FCDO, international technical meetings etc.
  • Experience in adaptive programming, including using a wide variety of data for decision-making
  • Experience in fundraising/business development


Options offers a comprehensive benefits package including generous annual leave allowance, medical insurance and 13th-month pay.

Other information:

  • As an equal opportunity employer, Options Consultancy Services is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage or civil partnership. We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified candidates from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Options Consultancy Services.
  • 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, promote diversity and inclusion, are energetic and enthusiastic about Options’ vision.
  • Applicants must have the right to work in Kenya.

How to apply

  • To apply, please fill in the form HERE.
  • Closing date for applications is: 19th May 2023
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview. Interviews will be held week commencing the 22nd May 2023
  • 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).