Events Coordinator

Options Consultancy Services Ltd West Africa e.g. Nigeria Other
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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.

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This year, Options’ marks its 30 anniversary. To celebrate this milestone, we are planning to host an event in Nigeria to promote our expertise, highlight our achievements and longstanding engagement in the country. We also aim to raise our brand profile and visibility among key audiences. A range of materials summarising our offering and achievements will be produced ahead of the event.

The Event Coordinator will report to the Country representative and work Options’ Business Development Manager, the Abuja-based events admin team.He/she will also regularly engage the event admin team and other relevant staff members on an on-going basis and schedule weekly progress meetings.

The events Coordinator will provide guidance and support to potentially evolve and implement the concept for the event as well as propose additional activities and ideas to promote it, in line with our 30 anniversary communications and business objectives. The Event Coordinator will also lead on planning, logistics, administration and execution of the event, and immediate follow up activities as specified.

The Event Coordinator will work within an agreed minimal events budget provided by Options to cover venue hire and catering.


To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience of developing and executing events with high-level stakeholders and speakers, preferably in the international development/international affairs sector and with funders, government stakeholders, etc
  • Experience of budget management and contract management, working with Excel

Skills and attributes

  • Strategic thinker – creative, dynamic individual
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to juggle multiple tasks under pressure as well as to problem solve
  • Excellent writing skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to connect with and build relationships with team members of diverse backgrounds

Other requirements

  • Fluency in English (spoken, written, reading)
  • Right to live and work in Nigeria

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Application process

  • To apply, please fill in the form
  • Closing date for applications is: 14 May 2023
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview. Interviews will be held week commencing 20 May, 2023
  • Please note that this role will be subject to full pre-employment background checks including criminal record check, identification check, employment references and right to work verification (where appropriate)
  • We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application at your earliest opportunity.

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 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 Nigeria