Project Assistant

Tanzania (TZ)
Local terms and conditions apply
15 Oct 2019
27 Oct 2019
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. Sightsavers offers a great working environment.

Title: Project Assistant
Location: Singida,
Contract: 24 months Fixed Term Contract
Salary: Local Terms and Conditions Apply

Sightsavers is looking for an experienced and passionate Project Assistant to support the strategic planning and implementation of the DFID Inclusive Eye Health Project in Tanzania. You will be actively involved in the project at all levels, utilising your programme experience and advocacy, inclusion and international development knowledge.

Your background in designing and implementing inclusive programmes within the context of Tanzania, will allow you to collaborate with regional and district partners to lead on the development, planning and implementation of the project, whilst identifying opportunity for programme growth. You will be experienced in social inclusion policy and advocacy and will be able to ensure that the programme remains within designated frameworks and donor policies.

You will assist the finance team with the preparation of budgets and financial forecasts, monitoring expenditure and ensuring that donor policies are adhered to as well as playing an active role in the promotion of the programme’s aims and objectives and the Advocacy and Inclusion work done by Sightsavers and our partners through forums, promotional events, networking and the promotion of shared learning.

Ideally you will have a degree within a relevant field or equivalent experience, and will have worked within an NGO environment managing social development related projects.

The Project Assistant for the Inclusive Eye Health Project in Tanzania Project Assistant is a highly involved role and this is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills. Please see the Job Description for further details.

Information on the Inclusive Eye Health Project can be found through the below links to the Sightsavers website:

Closing date: 27 October 2019

Interviews are expected to take place week commencing 11th November 2019 

To apply, and for further details about the role, please download an application pack from

As an equal opportunities employer we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community.  Qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply. Only qualified and shortlisted candidates will be contacted.