Title: Programme Officer NTDs
Location: Nigeria, Kebbi State
Salary: Local Terms & Conditions apply
Contract: 15 month fixed term contract
Years of experience:- 5-9 years
Closing date 18 Nov 2020
Sightsavers currently has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Programme Officer to manage the daily activities and execution of programmes and to enhance the quality of the Sightsavers programmes. The Programme Officer will will also be responsible for implementation of five Preventive Chemotherapy (PCT) NTDs (Trachoma, Onchocerciasis, Lymphatic Filariasis, Soil Transmitted Helminths (STH) and Schistosomiasis) in Kebbi State. Responsibilities will also include delivery of NTD programme targets, provision of programme management guidance and direct technical support to the implementation of integrated NTD programmes, impact assessment and advocacy for the elimination of NTDs in Sightsavers supported state (Kebbi State) in Nigeria
The Programme Officer will support partners to identify their own technical and capacity building needs, manage all aspects of the project cycle with the partner, build effective relationships and support longer-term relationships that go beyond the duration of individual projects, promote shared learning and collaboration between partners, and be proactive in providing good quality information on case studies and interesting news stories relating to the Kebbi NTD project(s) to support preparation of fundraising materials in Haywards Heath, UK.
This position will also support the Nigerian country team to establish and maintain effective relationships with the Kebbi State Ministry of Health, assist the Kebbi NTD team in the implementation of monitoring and evaluating NTD programme performance, develop relationships with other NGOs to support funding and delivery of services, and assist the Programme Manager and Kebbi State Ministry of Health in disseminating information on NTD activities, studies, research and lessons learned at National and State level.Advertisement
As the successful candidate you will have a degree (or equivalent) in relevant field (Biological Sciences, Development Studies, Public Health, Social Sciences Education), with a postgraduate degree being an added advantage. You will have extensive working experience, ideally in an NGO environment, have a background in of all aspects of project management within a community development programme and have experience of advocacy work; demonstrable ability to influence high-level government officials and/or other decision-making bodies.
This is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills, please read the complete Job Description for further details
Closing date: 18th November 2020
Sightsavers works to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote the rights of people with disabilities. Our vision is of a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes, and where people with disabilities participate equally in society.
We are truly committed to creating an inclusive culture which values and recognises diversity as something that will only ever make an organisation better. We encourage anyone to apply who possesses the qualities and behaviours outlined or who believes they have the propensity to learn them fast. You will be joining an inclusive and supportive team who welcome people from all backgrounds.
Sightsavers does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.