Programme Officer – Eye Health

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: Senegal
Organization: Sightsavers
Closing date: 24 Jan 2021

Title: Programme Officer – Eye Health

Location: Dakar, Senegal

Contract: 2 year Fixed Term Contract

Salary: Local terms and conditions will apply

Sightsavers is excited to be recruiting a Programme Officer to manage the daily activities and execution of Sightsavers Senegal Country Office health programmes in collaboration with eye health project partners.

As the Programme Officer you will support partners and stakeholders by managing all aspects of the project cycle, including planning, implementation and monitoring & evaluation. You will work with partners to ensure that all documentation and reports are made available in a timely and accessible way and identify needs to technical support.

You will work to achieve the organisation’s strategic priorities of the prevention of avoidable blindness through both service delivery and advocacy work, assist partners in the preparation of budgets, monitor expenditure of project financial resources, lead in certain programmatic areas within the Country programme team, and ensure that the fund-raising and communication department in the UK receive appropriate materials and information as required especially if restricted funding that supports projects may have special reporting requirements.

As the successful candidate you will have a degree (or equivalent) in Medicine, Development Studies, Public Health, eye health, or other relevant field and possess extensive experience of implementing programmes in developing country contexts, including experience of the health / eye health sector, ideally within an NGO. You will have a background in all aspects of project management within community development programmes, have previously worked with national governments and international institutions, and hold experience of designing/managing eye health or health systems strengthening programmes at district, national or international levels.

The above details are not an exhaustive list of principle accountabilities or requirements, for the complete list please read the full Job Description of this position.

Closing date: 24th January 2021

How to apply

To apply, and for further details about the role, please download an application pack from - CV’s and Cover letters will not be considered in the application process.

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.

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