Global Advocacy Director

at Options Consultancy Services Ltd
Published June 12, 2022
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Category General  
Job Type Full Time  



Company Description

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 ALM Team Leader, the Global Advocacy Director will provide inspirational leadership, and strategic, technical and managerial oversight to the advocacy, policy and communications components of the ALM programme.


The Global Advocacy Director will be a proactive leader and a self-starter, have the ability to build and lead a highly skilled team working across multiple countries, and take initiative to push the advocacy, policy, campaigns and communications forward. The role will ensure delivery of a programme of activities that will support and galvanise action behind the African-led movement to end FGM, by working at community, regional and global level across the African continent and beyond. They will be accountable for the overall development and delivery of advocacy, policy, campaigns and communications activities and outputs


Some of the main areas of work that the successful applicant will be expected to undertake are:​


Strategic Leadership

Technical Leadership

Programme Leadership


The essentials for this role are;




Post graduate degree in relevant subject or equivalent professional experience



Proven ability to support coordination of complex international advocacy and communications interventions, with experience in relevant African countries.

Proven experience in people management., including distance management and team working.

Experience of developing and maintaining successful relationships and partnerships with a diverse range of organisations and consultants.

Significant experience working on gender, women’s empowerment or ending FGM programmes and campaigns.

Experience in developing and managing the rollout of communications programmes and media strategies.

Experience in high profile representation.

Skills & Attributes


Leadership, influencing and supreme diplomacy.

Designing strategies for achieving results.

Excellent presentation and communication skills, with the ability to inspire.

Ability and willingness to travel.

Knowledge of gender, social norms change, programming related to working towards eliminating harmful social norms.


Interested candidates can send their CV

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