EC3R, London
circa. £25,000 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job 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.

The Role

We are seeking a proactive, self-motivated and focused Assistant Programme Manager to join our programme management (PM) team to play a vital role in ensuring the successful delivery of our portfolio of programmes in Africa and Asia. This is an excellent position for someone looking to develop their career in international development.


The Assistant Programme Manager will be responsible for providing programmatic, financial and administrative assistance to the Women’s Integrated Sexual Health Programme (WISH) Programme to ensure that it is delivered effectively, efficiently and to a high standard. This includes supporting project management and administration programme budgets, long-term technical assistance and short-term consultancy assignments for a variety of clients, business development opportunities as well as developing project management systems.

The Assistant Programme Manager will provide support on up to 12 country programmes across Africa and Asia and will be managed by and work closely with our Programme Manager, who will oversee each programme/assignment. They will have the opportunity to directly engage with in-country and UK teams across Finance, Technical and Business Development, developing experience on successfully delivering complex, global health programmes.

This position will be based in Options’ office in central London, with opportunity for some overseas travel.

Person specification

The successful candidate will have experience in project management in international development and public health or similar sector and be looking to take the next step in your career. They will also have experience in building successful relationships with clients, collaborators and consultants, be confident in financial management and be able to manage multiple and competing priorities. A confident self-starter, s/he will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, an eye for detail, and the ability to work in a fast-moving and complex environment.

More about Options

Our values:

Options is dedicated to using evidence based solutions to improve global health outcomes.

We believe in:

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Posted on: 22 October 2020
Closed date: 15 November 2020
Tags: Intl Development, Project Management

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