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The Global Goals and SRHR – missing targets?


MannionDaniels is the fund manager for AmplifyChange, the civil society advocacy fund for sexual and reproductive health and rights.

In this blog, John Worley – the Fund Director for AmplifyChange – examines the new global goals for sustainable development and how they address SRHR. Read ‘The Global Goals and sexual and reproductive health and rights – missing targets?‘ by John Worley.

What policy and legal frameworks are needed for districts to enable local governments to deliver more equitable services?  What capacity-building needs does local government have in Somalia?  How can local governments be more accountable to and responsive to community priorities, with a special focus on equity?  MannionDaniels is about to start working with the Social Affairs Departments of selected districts in Somaliland and Puntland to try to answer these questions.  This is part of the UN Joint Programme on Local Governance and Decentralised Services (JPLG), which several UN partners contribute to.  MannionDaniels is looking forward to starting consultations and developing some practical solutions together with the selected Social Affairs Departments of Somaliland and Puntland.  This builds on previous work we have done on similar issues both in Kenya at local government level and in Somalia.

Position: Two Grants Portfolio Officer Positions, AmplifyChange
Closing date for applications: 31st August 2015

MannionDaniels is a specialist provider of professional services in health and social care to public and private sector clients. The Company is a recognized, international development consultancy in public health and health systems in developing, fragile and emerging states.

MannionDaniels manages the civil society fund called AmplifyChange. AmplifyChange supports and strengthens the work of civil society organisations focusing on key neglected areas of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in, predominantly, Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia (see  The Core Team for AmplifyChange, which coordinates the grant making process to civil society organisations, is based in Bath, UK.

We are recruiting for two Grants Portfolio Officers who are emerging specialists in either GBV or Stigma and Discrimination to join the AmplifyChange Core Team. Please see the job descriptions below for full details.

Job description: Grant Portfolio Officer (GBV focus)

Job description: Grant Portfolio Officer (Stigma and Discrimination focus)

Update: These vacancies are now closed.

MannionDaniels Africa is currently recruiting for three positions:

  • Fiduciary Risk Manager
  • Performance and Risk Manager
  • Project Officer

These are all Nairobi-based positions and the closing date for all three positions is Thursday 20th August 2015 at 5pm UK time.

Please consult the job descriptions below for more information about the roles and how to apply.

PDF job descriptions:

Fiduciary Risk Manager

Performance and Risk Manager

Project Officer

Independent evaluation of E4A, Ghana

MannionDaniels’ Technical Team Lead, Rolla Khadduri, visited Ghana last week to work with the independent evaluation team for Evidence for Action (E4A).

MannionDaniels in Ghana

As the DFID-funded Evidence for Action programme is coming to an end, sustainability issues become increasingly important to ensure that the catalytic interventions are embedded within the health system and community structures. For example, in the Volta Region, the team observed an ‘interface’ meeting, where community members and health service providers came together to discuss the quality of maternal and newborn health care provided in their health facilities.  The discussion was lively and participatory, with all members of the community involved, and organised by a strong coalition partner from the MamaYe campaign.  It demonstrated the powerful ability to bring together providers with community members on areas of accountability and demand for improved quality of care.