Programme Manager (24 month FTC)

Freetown (SL)
Local terms and conditions apply
05 Jul 2018
16 Jul 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

Our vision is of a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes and where visually impaired people participate equally in society. Each year, we improve the lives of millions of people in the poorest parts of the world.

Programme Manager (24 month FTC)

Location:  Freetown, Sierra Leone

Sightsavers is looking for a Programme Manager who, under the supervision of the Country Director, will be responsible for implementing programme(s) in country, overseeing the development, design, budget, monitoring and evaluation of projects.  In addition the Programme Manager will identify and contribute to programme growth and development (scalability) in collaboration with partners and colleagues.

You will need to hold a Master’s degree in Social Sciences in a Development-related or Public Health subject and to have substantial experience of the following:

  • Programme/ project management, ideally gained within an INGO environment
  • Project management skills especially in the areas of the practical implementation of programme policies and approaches, budget development and understanding, report writing and monitoring & evaluation
  • Line management, team management, mentoring and capacity building
  • Working with national governments and international institutions such as the World Health Organisation, International Agency for Prevention of Blindness and other international development organisations.
  • Institutional donor or contract management would be beneficial (for example involving EC, IA, USAID or DFID funding)
  • Good report writing skills

You will need to be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience of designing/managing NTD, eye health or health systems strengthening programmes and education/social inclusion at national or international levels.
  • Good knowledge of education and health systems and policy-making processes in Sierra Leone.
  • Knowledge of current issues and best practice in programmes of education, eye health, social inclusion/disability and international development.
  • An understanding of research, monitoring and evaluation of projects / programmes
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral & written)
  • A sound knowledge of Microsoft Office products. Experience using other qualitative and quantitative statistical packages would be an asset.
  • The ability to work with minimum supervision

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

Interviews planned from 30 July 2018.