Programme Assistants Vacancy at Sight Savers

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 Assistants
Locations: Kaduna, Benue, Sokoto, Zamfara, Kogi, Kebbi and Kwara
Reports to: Programme Officer – Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
Responsible for: NA
Department: Finance and Performance
Contract: 2-year Fixed Term Contract
Job Purpose
The Programme Assistant will to be a member of the State NTDs Programme team and will report to the Sightsavers Programme Officer on NTDs in the state.
They will support all programme implementation and monitoring of activities according to a detailed work plan guided by standard protocols for NTDs control/elimination in Nigeria
The position will ensure that information from monitoring, evaluation and other assessments are actively used to inform and adjust project implementation.
The Programme Assistant will work closely with the state NTD teams to ensure quality programme delivery and that all programme targets met.
Knowledge (Education and Related Experience)
Must have at least a First Degree (or equivalent) in Biological/Medical Sciences, Development Studies, Public Health, Social Science or related disciplines.
Computer literacy including hands on experience in statistical packages.
Experience in database management systems for an integrated programme.
Significant relevant working experience, ideally in an INGO setting.
Experience with participatory methods and partnerships
Cultural sensitivity, patience and flexibility
Flexibility to work both in a team and independently.
Skills (Special Training or Competence):
Excellent analytical skills.
Ability to influence high-level government officials
Ability to build strong working relationships to enable effective management of partnerships
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.
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
Active listener
Key Relationships
Key Relationships (Internal)
Programme Manager
Programme Officer
Country Office Programme Team
Country Office Finance Team
In-country NTD Manager//Advisers
Federal and State Ministries of Health
Other project partners/NGOs
NTD communities in Nigeria
NGOS in the sector and WASH
Consultants and contractors.
Local Terms & Conditions apply
Application Closing Date
1st September, 2019.
Date Interviews
9th September, 2019.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the “Application Form” and “Equal Opportunities Form” by clicking the link below and return as two separate documents to: using the “Job title” as the subject of the email.
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