Company Description

Since 1992, Options Consultancy Services Ltd (Options) has worked in more than 60 countries to tackle some of the world’s most pressing health challenges. With longstanding connections to the places we work and a focus on strong relationships, our approach is long-term but adaptive. This means we are flexible enough to respond quickly while also supporting the development of locally rooted solutions. We believe this is vital to ensuring a lasting positive impact. Gender equality and social change is at the forefront of our work. As part of MSI Reproductive Choices, all our profits go back into supporting MSI’s own mission of children by choice, not chance.

From governments to grassroots groups, we work with a wide range of organisations to improve health outcomes. With 30 years’ experience in global health, we work with our partners to explore existing evidence, combine expertise, scale up ideas and co-create solutions that accelerate change. This includes collaborating on programme and policy design and also extends to managing initiatives, building powerful coalitions and galvanising social movements. Our impact is felt across whole communities, with a particular focus on women, girls and those who have been marginalised.


As Recruitment Manager, you will be responsible for;

  • The end-to-end international recruitment process, partnering with hiring and bid managers, and using a variety of sourcing channels to attract and retain the best talent in local markets, and to build on brand awareness;
  • Working across functions in our countries of operation e.g. Africa and Asia. The objective of the role of Recruitment Manager (RM) is to manage, build upon and deliver Options’ end-to-end recruitment strategy that supports the sourcing and hiring of excellent candidates for the organisation’s programmes;
  • Sourcing and recruiting employees and engaging consultants for proposals and bids in conjunction with the New Business and Partnership (NBP) team;
  • Providing local guidance on best practice recruitment principles to our hiring managers that aligns with Options diversity, equity and inclusion plan, and donor compliance requirements;
  • Building brand awareness for potential recruits in Options existing and potential countries of operation e.g. through social media such as LinkedIn; the proactive management of consultants via our HRIS database (Cezanne) and the promotion of recruitment as a business function in Options countries of operation;
  • Developing and delivering effective recruitment marketing approaches;
  • Providing HR advice and guidance on behalf of the HR function as required to our existing programme portfolio and to work with the HR team to review and develop retention strategies.


  • Ideally educated to degree level in a relevant subject such as Human Resource Management;
  • Previous experience of delivering an end-to-end international recruitment strategy, including good working knowledge of international labour law and relocation packages is highly advantageous;
  • Comprehensive experience of leading on complex recruitment activities for bids and projects often within tight timeframes;
  • International working experience in a human resource / recruitment management position in a busy HR environment, ideally Africa or Asia, is highly desirable;
  • Good understanding of the candidate pre-screening compliance requirements of donors and UK Government departments such as FCDO would be advantageous;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing, and to lead internal and external stakeholder meetings is considered key for success in this position;
  • Experience of implementing succession planning and employee retention schemes.


Options offers a comprehensive benefits package including generous annual leave allowance, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme and a performance related bonus scheme.

Application process

  • Closing date for applications is: 12 November 2021
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview. Options reserves the right to close the recruitment once the appropriate candidate has been identified.
  • 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).

Other information

  • Options is dedicated to equal opportunity for all and recognises that every individual is unique. Whilst we always seek to embrace individual differences and celebrate the diversity of our workforce, we also want to ensure that every team member is suited to their role and that they are given the best opportunity to succeed.
  • 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.
  • Overseas candidates require a valid UK work permit.

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