Nigeria Kogi, Nigeria Kebbi, Kebbe

Local Terms & Conditions apply

Contract, Full-time

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Job Description

Title: Programme Officer NTDs 

Location: Kebbi State and Kogi State, Nigeria (2 vacancies available)

Salary: Local Terms & Conditions apply

Contract: 2-year Fixed Term Contract

The Programme Officer will be responsible for the implementation of five Preventive Chemotherapy (PCT) NTDs (Trachoma, Onchocerciasis, Lymphatic Filariasis, Soil Transmitted Helminths (STH) and Schistosomiasis) in Kebbi State, and will deliver NTD programme targets, provision of programme management guidance and direct technical support to the implementation of integrated NTD programmes.

As the Programme Officer you will support partners to identify their own technical and capacity building needs in order to support them through the project(s) cycle, this will also ensure effective planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, financial and asset management, reporting and documentation is delivered for the Kebbi NTD project. The role will assist the NTD manager and Kebbi State Ministry of Health in disseminating information on NTD activities and Support the Kebbi NTD team in the implementation of monitoring and evaluating NTD programme performance.

You will build effective partner relationships and support longer-term relationships, promote shared learning and collaboration between partners, be proactive in providing good quality information on case studies and interesting news stories relating to the Kebbi NTD project(s), support Nigeria country team to establish and maintain effective relationships with the Kebbi State Ministry of Health, and Develop relationships with other NGOs to support funding and delivery of services, including NGOs in the Water, Sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector.

As the successful you will possess a degree (or equivalent) in relevant field (Biological Sciences, Development Studies, Public Health, Social Sciences Education), with a postgraduate degree (or similar) will be an added advantage. You will have extensive relevant working experience, ideally within an NGO environment, have a background in project management within a community development programme, and you will represent Sightsavers at appropriate State level meetings and fora.

A good standard of English language skills are required for this role.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills, please read the complete Job Description for further details.

Closing date: 1st September 2019

Interview dates: Week commencing 9th September 2019