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Programme Officer Health at Sightsavers

Position:              Programme Officer Health

Office location: Kaduna (15 months fixed term contract)

Under the supervision of the Senior NTD Programme Manager the position will provide support for Health, NTD monitoring surveillance, operations research activities across funded Sightsavers Nigeria Country programmes. The post-holder will also support the implementation of routine surveys and assessments like treatment coverage surveys, impact assessment, Data Quality Assessment making use of standardized databases and tools of Health.

Key accountabilities and responsibilities

Provide direct assistance on the use of the integrated NTD database, WHO supported information systems, and other global tools for the timely collection, management, analysis, and reporting of high quality data, where appropriate:

Assist in providing capacity building for MSE of NTDs, including data collection, NTD mapping, data quality assessments, treatment coverage surveys, assessment of disease transmission and evaluation of NTD programme impact in conjunction with programme teams and national programme,

Assist in the conduct of operational research endeavours, documentation and evidence to guide innovative approaches to NTD programme interventions m collaboration with external partners and Sightsavers:

Person Specification

  • Degree in public health. Epidemiology and Statistics or other related field
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of health programmes
  • Experience in design and programming of Health surveys and applications
  • Experience in data analysis using Stata. SPSS. Epiinfo and other Statistical Packages
  • Skills (Special Training or Competence):
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Ability to influence high-level government officials and NGO leaders
  • Ability to build strong working relationships to enable effective management of partnerships and work collaboratively as part of a global team.
  • Proven ability to think strategically and translate concepts into effective action plans.
  • Excellent networking and advocacy skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Ability to deliver group training sessions.

Closing Date: 3rd November 2017

How to Apply

To apply, and for further details about the role, please download an application pack from http://www.sightsavers.org/vacancies and return the completed application form and equal opportunities form as two separate documents to jobs@sightsavers.org


The salaries for all the roles will be based on local terms and conditions. We are an equal opportunities employer, and we particularly encourage qualified people living with a disability to apply.

Please not that due to the high number of applications we receive we are unable to send out individual acknowledgments 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

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