Team Lead – Demographic Dividend Job Vacancy in Kenya - Options Consultancy Services

Position Title: Team Lead – Demographic Dividend

Options seeks a Team Lead (TL) to deliver a programme (anticipating contract award) focused on public health, demographic transition and human capital development. The TL will be responsible for designing a programme of technical assistance to strengthen the case for investing in health, including sexual and reproductive health and rights, as a necessity for achieving a demographic dividend.


  • Strategic leadership and people management: provide overall leadership, technical direction and management oversight to staff and the overall programme team including staff, consultants and consortium partners. Plan, direct and coordinate strategic plans, annual and quarterly workplans and overall management of the programme to achieve programme objectives in line with the donor requirements and Options policies.
  • Technical and operational oversight: Provide overall technical and administrative leadership to the programme implementation team, including development of strategies, theories of change, logframes, workplans, budgets and reporting. Responsible for meeting contractual obligations, producing deliverables and targets and achieving programme results.
  • Relationship management: Primary point of contact with the donor, consortium implementing partners, and stakeholders at regional and national level including government ministries, civil society, private and public sector actors. Maintain strong relationships with external stakeholders, delegating country-level relationship management as and when appropriate.

Person specification:

  • University degree in a relevant subject
  • Significant knowledge and experience in government health systems in sub-Saharan Africa, including fragile states
  • Specialist knowledge in demographic transition and expertise in ensuring demographic data informs policy, planning and budgeting at national and sub-national levels.
  • The specialist knowledge of one or more aspects of health systems strengthening, including data for decision-making, leadership and governance, planning and budgeting etc.
  • Strong experience in managing international donor-funded technical assistance projects, ideally in a Team Lead or programme leadership role
  • Strong knowledge of good practices in capacity building and experience of applying in the design and delivery of technical assistance
  • Minimum of ten years experience providing technical assistance, including long-term, embedded technical assistance to government ministries/departments
  • Specialist knowledge RMNCAH, including family planning and sexual and reproductive health and rights
  • Proven experience in mixed-methods research, including analysing large-volume quantitative data sets and distilling key insights into accessible formats to influence policy
  • Proven ability to represent organisations and programmes at the highest levels internationally, regionally and nationally.
  • Fluency in English and French preferred


Options offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package specific to each country, for further information please contact HR at

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 postholders 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 any of the following countries Nigeria, Kenya or UK.

How to apply

  • To apply, please fill in the form HERE
  • Closing date for applications is: 15th June 2023
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.
  • 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).