International / Multinational

Job Openings 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: Programme Officer (Eye Health)

Location: Kogi
Job type: 1 Year Fixed Term Contract
Reports to: Senior Programme Manager – Eye Health
Department: Operations, Planning & Performance

Job Purpose

  • The Programme Officer (PO) – Eye Health will be a project staff member based in Kogi State and will be responsible for project coordination and implementation of Eye Health activities in Kogi State.
  • He / she will work closely with the Senior Programme Manager – Eye Health to manage relationship with various partners – Kogi State Ministries of Health, Women and Social Development, Local Governments Areas (LGAs), communities and Disabled Persons Organisations (DPOs).
  • He / she will also collaborate with other staff and partners to identify areas for project growth and assist in identifying and developing new initiatives.
  • He / she will focus on the DFID funded Disability Inclusive Development (DID) Inclusive Eye Health (IEH) programme and the Kogi State Eye Care programme.
  • The officer’s responsibilities will also include coordination of all Disabled Persons Organisations’ (DPOs) activities as well as programme management and delivery of programme objectives and targets.

Principal Accountabilities
Programme Management (50% of time):

  • Support all Sightsavers supported eye health activities by providing effective management and coordination to the programme to ensure the delivery programme targets.
  • Coordinate all DPO related activities as part of DID IEH project through working with different DPO groups to ensure adherence to workplans and budget for the achievement of planned project outputs.
  • Coordinate capacity building initiatives for health workers, DPOs and senior management as required at the State and LGA levels.
  • Support partner teams and DPO groups to identify and develop innovative approaches for the delivery of an inclusive eye health programme in the State.
  • Coordinate the preparation of activity related reports as well as quarterly and annual reports to Sightsavers/donors as may be required.

Monitoring and Evaluation (30% of time):

  • Support the Snr Programme Manager (Eye Health) in monitoring programme implementation in the State. Conduct quarterly programme visits and follow up on outstanding issues.
  • Provide support to DPO groups and steering committee during targeted outreach activities and monitoring visits to project facilities.
  • Support in reviewing the evidence provided by partners for the delivery of activities and ensure proper reporting system and records are kept in place.
  • The position will be responsible for guiding the overall Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Strategy and use of M&E methodology necessary for attaining the project goals.
  • Representation and Networking (10% of time):
  • Represent the Snr Programme Manager at various meetings and discussions at relevant State Ministries and other agencies.

Research (10% of time):

  • Coordinate the conduct of patient satisfaction study to assess the quality of services provided at project facilities.
  • Provide support in any operational research that may be identified and assigned to the role.

Key Relationships

  • Country Director – Nigeria Country Office
  • Senior Technical Leads – Eye Health and Social Inclusion
  • Programme Advisor – Social Inclusion
  • Global Technical Lead – Eye Health (West Africa)
  • Senior Programme Manager – Eye Health
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) team
  • Global research team
  • Policy and advocacy team
  • Institutional Funding Team (IFT)
  • In-country programme staff


  • Kogi State Ministries of Health, Women and Social development and Local Government Affairs
  • State Hospital Services Management Board (HSMB)
  • DPOs
  • NGOs
  • Consultants

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

  • Degree in Public Health, Sciences, or related disciplines (post-graduate degree will be an advantage).
  • Extensive experience in programme / project management, ideally in an INGO setting.
  • Technical knowledge of Eye Health in Nigeria.
  • Understanding of Disability Inclusive Development
  • Experience in working with DPO groups will be an added advantage
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation and research
  • Understanding of the health system in Nigeria.
  • Experience in advocacy.

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 the Nigeria Country team.
  • Proven ability to think strategically and translate concepts into effective action plans.
  • Proven experience in monitoring and evaluation of light to moderately complex projects.
  • Programme management and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to understand and work with project budgets, forecasts, and reports.
  • An understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity for disabled people.
  • Excellent networking and advocacy skills.
  • People management skills with a strong understanding of culturally and ethnically sensitive issues.
  • Ability to travel regularly to project sites

Core Behaviours:

  • Communicating & Influencing
  • Team Working
  • Planning & Organising
  • Change & Improvement
  • Decision Making
  • Delivery and Implementation
  • Interpersonal and intercultural sensitivity
  • Active listener

Local terms and conditions will apply.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Click here for more information(PDF)


Job Title: Driver and Administrative Assistant

Locations: Kaduna, Kwara, Abuja, Benue
Reports to: Lead Driver
Contract: 1 year fixed term contract
Department: Finance & Performance

Job Purpose

  • To drive staff in the office as well as visiting Sightsavers staff and consultants when necessary and to ensure the maintenance and safety of all office vehicles at all times and to perform clerical duties in support of the efficient running of the office.

Principal Accountabilities
Driving 60%:

  • Drive safely within the laws of (Country) at all times and with respect for other road users and pedestrians
  • Act as driver for Staff to carry out all official duties
  • Pick Sightsavers staff to & from Airport where this service is not outsourced
  • Drive Sightsavers vehicle as appropriate for official errands

Maintenance of Vehicles 15%:

  • Check fuel, oil and water daily and fill up as necessary.
  • Keep vehicles in a clean condition inside and outside.
  • Check tyres, logbooks, tools, etc. and test drive each vehicle once a week.
  • Undertake routine maintenance of vehicles, including simple repairs.
  • Ensures vehicles are regularly serviced and advise the Administrative Officer when servicing is required and/or when defects/ problems arise.
  • Make sure all vehicles have reflectors, fire extinguishers, first aid box, etc. First aid boxes for the vehicles must be checked regularly to ensure that items used are promptly replenished.
  • Lock up vehicles with security locks and/or alarms.
  • Keep a maintenance record of vehicles. e.g. replacement of major parts, tyres, batteries, body spraying, etc.

Office Errands 15%:

  • Transact business with the banks on foreign currencies for staff related travels.
  • Maintain liaison with officials of immigration and embassies for staff entry visas and renewal of passports and work permits.
  • Assist in picking up invoices for procuring logistics.
  • Payment of statutory obligations.

Admin Support 10%:

  • Assist with the organisation of various office events (seminar, plenaries, meetings, workshops, Away Days etc)
  • Undertake photocopying, scanning and filling as when required
  • Monitor electricity /generator usage
  • Perform other admin duties as required.

Knowledge (Education & Related Experience)
Jobholder entry requirements – the essential knowledge, skills and behaviours required:

  • Basic Education Certificate (BECE)
  • Substantial driving experience
  • Experience with working with NGOs.

Skills (Special Training or Competence):

  • Attention to detail
  • Good command of spoken English/French (As appropriate)

Key Behaviours:

  • Availability for emergency work on weekends and public holidays
  • Alertness
  • Neatness
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to travel at short notice
  • Plus, we would expect the following:
  • Interpersonal and intercultural sensitivity
  • High degree of integrity
  • Active listener

Key Relationships

  • All country office staff
  • Visiting Sightsavers staff


  • Project Partners
  • Consultants
  • Immigration Service
  • Embassies
  • Service Delivery organisations
  • Statutory payment office
  • Banks

Local terms and conditions will apply.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Click here for more information (PDF)

Deadline: 20th September, 2020.

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