Accountability Coordinator  at Options Consultancy Services Limited

Options Consultancy Services Limited was established in 1992 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marie Stopes International. We are a consultancy organisation providing technical and management expertise in the health and social sectors to governments and international development partners to transform the health of women and children. We provide information, expertise and influence to governments, health workers, NGOs and businesses to catalyse change so that health services can be accessed by the people who need them most.Options Consultancy Services Limited is seeking an Accountability Coordinator to be based in Zamfara State to contribute and work within a dynamic five (5) year programme called Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Programme (MNCH2).We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Accountability Coordinator Location: ZamfaraDepartment: TechnicalPost holder: VacantReporting to: Accountability and Advocacy AdvisorHours: 40Type of contract: Fixed term January 2017 - December 2018Main Purpose of JobThe Accountability Coordinator in Zamfara will be responsible, under the guidance of the Accountability and Advocacy Advisor and the Zamfara State Team Leader (STL), for ensuring that accountability mechanisms are strengthened, ensuring government and service providers deliver quality MNCH services through active public and broader stakeholder engagement.Main DutiesStrengthen MNCH accountability structures:Be the primary means through which resources at facilities and progress on maternal and newborn health care are tracked and acted uponStrengthen or establish State level accountability mechanisms (SLAMs) including Facility Health Committees (FHCs) and existing networks and consisting of members who have the power to influence change beyond just the health sectorEnsure the facility scorecards will be shared through the accountability mechanisms and other forums at state level to facilitate data for decision making, encourage transparency on progress and advocate for improvements in the quality of servicesPromotion and strengthening of the FHC Model:Ensure that Options’ successful FHC model will be scaled up significantly, covering all MNCH2 statesLiaise with stakeholders, including State and Local Government Authority (LGA) level Government, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), FHCs, civil society coalitions, and representatives of relevant development programmesProvide focused mentoring support, informed by individual FHC needs, both directly to FHCs or via CSOs/consultants who have been contracted to provide mentoring to FHCsCoordination and logistics:Coordinate a range of mentoring activities for a large number of consultants, ensuring the appropriate logistical and financial support is providedDevelop terms of reference together with the Accountability and Advocacy Advisor for upcoming consultant activitiesEnsure close and effective cooperation with other programme staff in their State team to make sure that MNCH2 strategies and approaches are delivered in a coherent and coordinated way, in line with logframe targetsQuality Assurance:Carry out a variety of administration and quality assurance checks on all data received fromCSO/consultants together with checks on invoices and timesheets before they are sent to Options Headquarters (HQ) for data analysis and timely paymentEnsure on-going monitoring through monthly FHC reports, self-assessment reports and community scorecards. This includes quality assuring data and reports, highlighting key issues that need to be addressed to ensure good performance of and impact made by FHCs and ensure these are acted upon 

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