Assistant Director

at Options Consultancy Services
Published August 31, 2022
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  


We are a global team of experts and innovators tackling some of the world’s most pressing health challenges. We work with leaders and change makers around the globe to bring health strategies to life. We provide ideas, advice and technical know-how that enable our partners to build a path to lasting change.


With 30 years’ experience in global health, we collaborate with our partners to explore existing evidence, combine expertise, scale up ideas and co-create solutions that accelerate change. This includes collaborating on policy design, managing initiatives, building powerful coalitions and galvanising social movements. Our impact is felt across whole communities, with a focus on women, girls and those who have been marginalised.


As part of MSI Reproductive Choices, all our profits go back into supporting MSI’s own mission of children by choice, not chance.


We believe in a world where everyone can access the high-quality health services they need, without financial burden.




Reporting to the Director of Business Growth, the Assistant Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing will be accountable for corporate communications and marketing. The postholder will lead the development, implementation and delivery of Options’ communications and marketing strategy. The role will oversee our corporate brand, marketing and public relations, publications production, and internal communications. The post-holder will lead our communications and marketing team and will work closely with the communications, new business, technical and programme teams to support the implementation of Options’ Business Strategy, with specific focus on increasing the visibility, voice and influence of the organisation as we diversify our client base and expand into new markets.


This is an exciting new role for someone looking to apply their expertise to help Options elevate our corporate profile and increase visibility of the impact of our work. With a new Managing Director, Options is at a pivotal moment where this role can make a real difference to the growth and diversification of the business.




Education to degree level, or equivalent experience, in a related/relevant subject

Demonstrated leadership in communications, marketing, and/or public relations

Demonstrated skills and experience in the design and execution of corporate communications strategies, campaigns and projects

Experience leading digital transformation projects

Experience in journalism or PR – the ability to recognise and communicate newsworthy stories relevant to stakeholders

Experience in leading and managing a team

Experience building successful relationships with clients, collaborators and consultants

Experience in the strategic use of social media and online content platforms

Experience writing press releases, making presentations and negotiating with media

Business development mindset where communications directly contribute to business objectives

Commercially focused and able to demonstrate return on investment

Ability to read, interpret and communicate complex information clearly for both lay and professional audiences



Options offers a comprehensive benefits package including generous annual leave allowance. For more details, please contact HR at for country specific benefits.


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 the country in which you will be based, in either the UK, Kenya or Nigeria.


Interested candidates can send their CVs

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