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Oct 23, 2017

SDG Accountability Consultant Job in Nairobi, Kenya

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Job title: SDG Accountability Consultant
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Contract type: Fixed term Consultancy Contract – 20 days
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Short introduction: The Girl Generation has developed a draft SDG accountability framework to guide our members in their national obligation to hold their governments accountable to ending FGM. 

We are looking for a subject matter expert to review and draft the SDG framework in line with latest developments, review opportunities for SDG accountability in our focal countries, and produce country-specific materials and reporting mechanisms to inform our members and inspire action.

Summary purpose and objective of role: The SDGs are a universal set of goals, targets, and indicators that UN member states will be expected to use to frame their policies and agendas over the next 15 years. 

Of particular interest to ending FGM is Goal 5 to “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”, and target 5.3 to “Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilations”. 

Under this target, ending FGM has been included as a global indicator. 

The SDG Accountability Consultant will be responsible for developing the following:
  • Finalised SDG accountability framework for ending FGM
  • A country matrix showing opportunities for SDG accountability in our ten countries.
  • Simple ‘how to guides’ for selected countries
  • A tracking/reporting tool for assessing members’ engagement/results in this area.
Person specification
  • The candidate will hold a professional qualification or degree in a relevant subject (public health, development studies, accountability, policy and governance etc.)
  • Demonstrable expert knowledge around SDGs, country accountability plans and international accountability frameworks
  • Ability to synthesise and communicate findings from different evidence sources into accessible written and visual formats
  • Highly organised
  • Excellent writing skills
  • A dynamic, flexible and proactive approach to prioritising tasks and achieving objectives
  • An ability to work independently
  • Highly communicative, empathetic and sensitive
  • Proficiency in English (French and/or Arabic also desirable)
About Options: 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.
The Girl Generation ( is a social change communications initiative providing a global platform for galvanising, catalysing and amplifying the Africa-led movement to end FGM, building on what has already been achieved. 

The Girl Generation seeks to inspire organisations and individuals, including youth, across the ten most affected countries in Africa and beyond, to end FGM in one generation.

We also support grassroots organizations through the End FGM Small Grants Programme which provides flexible funding in order to support their work in the area of communications, advocacy and campaigning to end FGM. 

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Application process
To apply, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience to Kit Catterson [email protected] 

Candidates should state the role in the subject header
Closing date for applications is COB Sunday 5th November.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.

Other information
  • Options is an equal opportunities employer
  • Candidates are required to have the right to live and work in Kenya
  • Candidate must be willing and able to travel internationally, particularly to the ten TGG focal countries

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