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Senior Programme Manager (S, F & E) at Senior Programme Manager (S, F & E) at Sightsavers

Position:     Senior Programme Manager (S, F & E)

Office Location: Kaduna (15 months fixed term contract)

The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust (QEDJT) is expanding its support to the trachoma elimination programme in Nigeria from August 2017 to March 2019, This includes support to Trachomatous Trichiasis Surgeries (TT Surgery) and mass administration medicines as well as other initiatives in the national trachoma elimination programme. The Trust is expected to directly cover over 80 Local Government Areas and with the Federal Ministry of Health taking the lead on delivering this and preparing the dossier for trachoma elimination in Nigeria. The role will coordinate and support the oversight of the quality assurance of trichiasis surgeries, F and E component in the Sightsavers supported states and adherence to preferred practice for Trichiasis

Key accountabilities and responsibilities

Programme Management

  • Provide effective management, coordination and technical advice to the programme to ensure the delivery of the Trachoma S, F & E targets.
  • Support coordination of implementation of trichiasis surgery plans and ensure adherence to work plans and budgets for the achievement of planned project outputs and targets in each state
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Support in monitoring the implementation of the TT surgeries in the States supported by the QEDJT
  • Support the in monitoring and supervision of Trichiasis surgeries and clearing TT backlogs and adherence to preferred practices.

Person Specification

  • Post graduate Degree in Public Health. Biological Sciences or related disciplines.
  • Minimum of 5-6 years of working experience, ideally in an INGO setting,
  • Technical knowledge of one or more of the five PCT NTDs.
  • Experience in managing an integrated NTD programme in Nigeria.
  • A demonstrated record of accomplishment in developing and managing public hearth programmes
  • Skills (Special Training or Competence):
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • 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
  • 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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