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Job Vacancies at Sightsavers Nigeria

Sightsavers is an international organisation that changes lives for the long term. We work in more than 30 countries to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people with visual impairments to live independently.


We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Senior Programme Manager (S, F & E)

Location: Kaduna 
Job Type: 15 months fixed term contract

Job Description

  • The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust (QEDJT) is expanding its support to the trachoma elimination programme in Nigeria from August 2017 to March 2019 This includes support to Trachomatous Trichiasis Surgeries (TT Surgery) arid mass administration medicines as well as other initiatives in the national trachoma elimination programme.
  • The Trust is expected to directly cover over 80 Local Government Areas and with the Federal Ministry of Health taking the lead on delivering this and preparing the dossier for irachoma elimination in Nigeria.
  • The rote wilt coordinate and support the oversight of the quality assurance of trichiasis surgeries, F and E component in the Sightsavers supported states and adherence to preferred practice for Trichiasis.

Person Specification

  • Post graduate Degree in Public Health, Biological Sciences or related disciplines
  • Minimum of 5-6 years of working experience, ideally in an INGO setting.
  • Technical knowledge of one or more of the five PCT NTDs.
  • Experience in managing an integrated NTD programme in Nigeria.
  • A demonstrated record of accomplishment in developing and managing public health programmes.

Skills (Special Training or Competence):

  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to build strong working relationships to enable effective management of partnerships and work collaboratively as part of a global team.
  • Proven ability to think strategically and translate concepts into effective action plans.


Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities 
Programme Management:

  • Provide effective management, coordination and technical advice to the programme to ensure the delivery of the Trachoma S, F & E targets.
  • Support coordination of implementation of trichiasis surgery plans and ensure adherence to work plans and budgets for the achievement of planned project outputs and targets in each state

Monitoring anti Evaluation:

  • Support in monitoring the implementation of the IT surgeries in the States supported by the QEDJT
  • Support the in monitoring and supervision of Trichiasis surgeries and clearing TI backlogs and adherence to preferred practices.



Salary

  • The salary for this role will be based on local terms and conditions
  • We are an equal opportunities employer, and we particularly encourage qualified people living with a disability to apply


Job Title: Coordinator Technical Manager (S, F & E)

Location: Kaduna 
Job Type: 15 months fixed term contract

Job Description

  • The Technical Manager wilt provide technical support and oversee the management of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust (QEDJT) supported Trichiasis surgery within the DFID supported Integrated NTD protect.
  • This resource will work closely with the NTD Coordination Programme Director and implementing partners to ensure the delivery of the programme targets and monitoring of programme activities and work with the state teams to ensure quality assurance.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities 
Programme Management:

  • Support the NTD Coordination Programme Director to provide effective management, coordination and technical advice to the programme to ensure the delivery of the programme targets
  • Support coordination of implementation of trichiasis surgery plans and ensure adherence to work plans and budgets tar the achievement of planned project outputs and targets in each state

Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting:

  • Support the NTD Coordination Programme Director in monitoring the implementation of the TT surgeries in Kano, Kaduna, Katsina, Niger, Zamfara and Yobe States.
  • Support the in monitoring and supervision of Trichiasis surgeries and clearing TT backlogs and adherence to preferred practices.
  • Support the NTD Coordination Programme Director in ensuring the use of monitoring tools developed for trichiasis surgery in the states.
  • Support the NTD Coordination Programme Director in reviewing the evidence provided by partners for the delivery of milestones for payment.
  • Support in monitoring of surgical quality, patient satisfaction, and data quality during the 3-6

Person Specification

  • Post graduate Degree in Eye Health, Public Health, Biological Sciences or related disciplines
  • Minimum of 5-6 years of working experience, dually in an INGO setting.
  • Technical knowledge of one or more of the five PCT NTDs.

Skills (Special Training or Competence);

  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to build strong working relationships to enable effective management of partnerships anti work collaboratively as part of a global team.
  • ‘Proven ability to think strategically anti translate concepts into effective action plans.
  • Excellent networking and advocacy skills.

Salary

  • The salary for this role will be based on local terms and conditions
  • We are an equal opportunities employer, and we particularly encourage qualified people living with a disability to apply



Job Title: Programme Manager

Location: Kaduna 
Job Type: 15 months fixed term contract

Purpose of The Role

  • The Programme Manager is responsible for implementing programme(s) that are supported by The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust project in Kebbi State and the DFID UNITED NTD protect in Kaduna and Zamfara States.
  • The role will also be responsible (or overseeing the development, design, budget, monitoring and evaluation of the programmes.
  • The post holder will in addition be able to identify and contribute to programme growth and development (scalability) in collaboration with partners and colleagues

Key Accountabilities (Specific Activities and End Results)
Strategic Programme Planning and Development:

  • Participate in strategic planning processes to successfully drive the direction and delivery of cost-effective services and ensure objectives are met in the with national policies arid NTD elimination goals in Nigeria with focus on Zamfara, Kebbi and Kaduna States.
  • In collaboration with key stakeholders, lead the development of the donor funded programmes level action and implementation plans for NTDs
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the programme to ensure that prevalence trends are

Programme Management:

  • Provide effective management, coordination, technical advice and resource allocation necessary to donor funded programmes in the three states.
  • Support the states to establish and maintain effective relationships with other partners in order to advance sustainable state plans arid integrate them into the existing public health delivery systems.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Lead on supporting implementing partners in developing a system for monitoring and evaluating programme performance.
  • Provide direction and support to assist country research teams and help them to identify operational research opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of trachoma elimination efforts.

Advocacy and Strategic Alliances:

  • Build and maintain meaningful working relationships with a variety of partners and other stakeholders at slate, national and international level in order to strengthen opportunities for advocacy and higher visibility.
  • Represent Sightsavers at appropriate national/regional/global for a.
  • Ensure programme information flow is maintained across the Sightsavers’ country teams and directorates, the Ministries of Health and other key partners.

Fundraising:

  • Provide assistance in identifying possible funding sources to support programme delivery and work with Other colleagues and partners to secure those funds
  • The principle accountabilities are not meant to be an exhaustive list of tasks. The need for flexibility is required and the job holder is expected to carry out any other related duties that are within the employee’s sk4lls and abilities whenever reasonably instructed

Jobholder Entry Requirements 
The essential knowledge, skills and behaviours required Knowledge (Education & Related Experience):

  • Post graduate Degree in Public Health, Biological Sciences or related disciplines
  • Minimum of 5 years of programme/ project management, ideally in an INGO environment
  • Significant experience of strategic programme development.
  • Technical knowledge on Trachoma and any other PCT NTD in Nigeria.
  • Experience of managing an integrated NTD programme in Africa, ideally in an international context.
  • A demonstrated record of accomplishment in developing and managing public health programmes
  • Understanding of the health system in Nigeria

Skills (Special Training or Competence):

  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to influence high-level government officials and NGO leaders.
  • Ability to build strong working relationships to enable effective management of partnerships arid work collaboratively as part of a global team
  • Proven ability to think strategically and translate concepts into effective action plans.

Salary

  • The salary for this role will be based on local terms and conditions
  • We are an equal opportunities employer, and we particularly encourage qualified people living with a disability to apply

Deadline: 3rd November, 2017.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download an Application Pack below(Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form) below and return the completed Application Form and Equal Opportunities form as two separate documents to: jobs@sightsavers.org


Click Here to Download Application Form (MS Word)
Click Here to Download Equal Opportunities Form (MS Word)

Note 

  • That due to the high number of applications we receive we are unable to send out individual acknowledgements for submitted applications.
  • We will therefore only be able to contact you in the event that you are short listed for interview.
  • If you are not contacted within two weeks of the closing date you may assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion

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