Programme Assistant x7
Title: Programme Assistant
Location: Kaduna, Benue, Sokoto, Zamfara, Kogi, Kebbi and Kwara State, Nigeria
Salary: Local Terms & Conditions apply
Contract: 2 year Fixed Term Contract
The Programme Assistants will be members for the State NTDs Programme team and support all support all programme implementation and monitoring of activities according to a detailed work plan guided by standard protocols for NTDs control/elimination in Nigeria.
As a Programme Assistant you will support the Sightsavers Programme Officer (NTDs) and State NTD team to develop a detailed programme implementation plan based log frame and jointly use it to guide programme management in a cost-effective manner. In collaboration with key stakeholders you will also support the development and roll out of implementation plans to scale mass distribution of drugs to treat the four Preventive Chemotherapy NTDs (lymphatic filariasis, trachoma, schistosomiasis and soil transmitted helminthes).
You will work with the programme team and other collaborating agencies to ensure that lessons of sound practice are documented and disseminated, proactively analyse and submit NTDs control data, ensure submission of timely programme reports, participate in regular monitoring of on-going programme activities, work with key stakeholders and undertake regular visits to LGAs and communities to oversee and ensure quality and efficiency of monitoring activities, and support the state in the verification and quality of NTDs control data from the field.
As the successful candidate you will possess technical knowledge of one or mote of the five leading PC-NTDs, have experience in managing an integrated NTD programme in Nigeria, demonstrate a record of accomplishment in developing and managing public health programmes, and have a background in monitoring and evaluation with experience in an INGO setting being ideal. You will also have a first degree (or equivalent) in Biological/Medical Sciences, Development Studies, Public Health, Social Science or related disciplines,
A good standard of English language skills is 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