Programme Officer, Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) Project

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April 03, 2017
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Sightsavers is recruiting for fulltime Programme Officer, Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) Project.

Job Details

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, Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) Project

Summary

  • The Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Programme Officer (PO) will be a member of the UK Aid Match and Givewell supported Benue NTD Programme management team and will report to the Programme Manager.

Overall Purpose and Responsibilities

  • The Officer will provide general coordination to the programme management team and serve as the programme implementation manager in Benue State.
  • This resource will work closely with the Benue State Lead Person, partners and direct programme implementers to ensure the delivery of programme targets and monitoring of programme activities.
  • You will work with the state and twenty two (22) Local Government Areas (LGAs) NTD Coordinators and their teams to ensure quality assurance in programme implementation
  • Support the Benue State NTD (coordinator) Lead Person to provide effective management, coordination, and technical advice to the programme to ensure the delivery of the programme targets.
  • Support the Benue State NTD Lead Person in monitoring programme implementation in the state. Conduct monthly programme site visits and follow up on outstanding issues as an integral part of the position.
  • Ensure NTDs data is updated as required and shared with relevant agencies

Job Purpose

  • The Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Programme Officer (PO) will be a member of the UK Aid Match and Givewell supported Benue State NTDs programme management team and will report to the Sightsavers Programme Manager.
  • The Officer will provide general coordination to the programme management team and serve as the programme implementation manager in Benue State.
  • This resource will work closely with the Benue State NTD Lead Person, partners and direct programme implementers to ensure the delivery of programme targets and monitoring of programme activities, and work with the state and twenty three (23) Local Government Areas (LGAs) NTDs control Coordinators and their teams to ensure quality assurance.

Principal Accountabilities 
Programme Management (50% of time):

  • Support the Benue State NTD (coordinator) Lead Person to provide effective management, coordination, and technical advice to the programme to ensure the delivery of the programme targets.
  • Coordinate contract implementation in the state and ensure adherence to work plans and budgets for the achievement of planned project outputs.
  • Coordinate the preparation of quarterly and annual reports to Sightsavers and as required
  • Coordinate capacity building initiatives as required at the state and LGAs levels
  • Support the state and LGAs programme teams to identify and develop innovative approaches for the implementation of Mass Drug Administration (MDA) to ensure delivery of programme targets.
  • Support collaboration with relevant governmental, non-governmental agencies and stakeholders where necessary for the effective implementation of project activities

Monitoring and Evaluation (30% of time):

  • Support the Benue State NTD Lead Person in monitoring programme implementation in the state. Conduct monthly programme site visits and follow up on outstanding issues as an integral part of the position.
  • Support the Benue State NTD Lead Person in reviewing the evidence provided by partners for the delivery of milestones for payment
  • Officer will be responsible for guiding the overall Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) strategy, managing the interventions and use of M&E methodology to meet proposed goals.

Representation and Networking (10%):

  • Represent the programme office on monitoring and evaluation issues at relevant state ministries and other agencies
  • Ensure NTDs data is updated as required and shared with relevant agencies

Research (10% of time):

  • Assist the state programme team to identify opportunities for operational research.

 

Job Requirements

Min Required Experience:

Not Specified

Min Qualification:

Diploma/OND/NCE

Desired Courses:

Not Specified

Other Requirements:

Job Holder Entry Requirements - The Essential Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours Required

  • Technical knowledge of one or more of the five leading NTDs.
  • Experience in managing an integrated NTD programme.
  • A demonstrated record of accomplishment in developing and managing public health programmes.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation.
  • Minimum of 5-6 years working experience, ideally in an INGO setting.
  • Experience in the management of donors supported programmes.

Knowledge (education and related experience):

  • Must have at least a first degree in Development Sciences and other related disciplines from a reputable institution
  • Computer literacy including hands on experience in statistical packages.
  • Experience in database management systems for an integrated programme.
  • Minimum of 5-6 years working experience, ideally in an INGO setting.

Skills (special training or competence):

  • Excellent management, interpersonal, teamwork, communication and negotiation skills
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to build strong working relationships to enable effective management of partnerships
  • Proven ability to think strategically and translate concepts into effective action plans.
  • Ability to understand and work with project budgets, forecasts and reports.
  • An understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity for disabled people.

Core Behaviours:

  • Change and Improvement
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Decision Making
  • Team Working
  • Planning and Organising
  • Delivery and Implementation
  • Plus, we would expect the following:
    • Interpersonal and intercultural sensitivity
    • High degree of integrity 3
    • Active listener

Key Relationships 
Internal:

  • Senor NTD Manager
  • Programme Manager
  • M&E Officer
  • Finance &Logistics Officer
  • Driver
  • Store Keeper
  • State Programme teams
  • LGAs Programme teams

External:

  • Partners
  • Consultants
  • Research institutions
  • Non-Governmental Agencies


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

  • 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
  • We are an equal opportunities employer, and we particularly encourage qualified people living with a disability to apply.

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