Integrated School Health Programme Manager (2 year fixed term contract)
Integrated School Health (Liberia) Programme Manager
Location: Liberia Country Office, Monrovia
Salary: Local Terms and Conditions apply
Sightsavers has an exciting opportunity for an Integrated School Health Programme Manager to join our team based in Monrovia, Liberia. You will be responsible for ensuring the successful delivery of the Integrated School Health programme (vision screening and deworming) in Liberia through providing operational and technical leadership and managing key partnerships.
The position will report to the Country Director and will be responsible for providing operational and project management of the programme by coordinating screening and health intervention activities across schools, working with stakeholder groups within the Ministry of Education and Health. The Integrated School Health Programme Manager will also provide technical leadership and expertise in the implementation of the integrated school health programme as well as undertaking monitoring, evaluation and follow-up of the programme to ensure the project’s success. The successful candidate will also work with the Global Fundraising team, reporting progress to the donor and participating in donor funding events as required and be responsible for managing in-country external partnerships related to the programme and broader refractive error programmes in Liberia.
The ideal candidate should have extensive experience within the education/ health and development sector and be educated to Masters level or have significant experience of leadership within a relevant field (such as public health, social work, disability studies, international development or related disciplines). You will need to demonstrate a record of accomplishment in complex project management and delivery in low resource settings and excellent knowledge of current issues and best practice in health, education and development.
You will have strong interpersonal, communication, influencing and planning skills, the ability to deliver, implement, and work effectively as part of a team.
You must be available to travel 12-16 weeks per year. This is a vital and involved role, please see the job description for more detail of its responsibilities.