Title: NTDs Programme Manager
Location: Guinea Bissau
Salary: Local Terms and Conditions apply
Contract: 1 year Fixed Term contract initially
Sightsavers is currently seeking someone with experience of strategic programme development to lead on programmatic management for the implementation of mass drug administration against Neglected Tropical Diseases.
The Programme Manager will deliver NTD programme targets and direct technical support to build the development of integrated NTD programmes and advocacy for the elimination of NTDs in Guinea Bissau.
As the NTDs Programme Manager you will participate in strategic planning processes to drive the delivery of services to ensure objectives are met. You will work in collaboration with the Ministry of Health to lead the development of country level action and implementation plans for mass drug administration and give support to the five leading NTDs - trachoma, onchocerciasis, lymphatic filariasis, soil transmitted helminths and schistosomiasis.
The NTDs Programme Manager will provide leadership and guidance in planning and conducting impact assessments and surveillance surveys in Guinea Bissau, as well as offering effective management, coordination, technical advice and resource allocation necessary to deliver NTD targets through quality service delivery. The role will support Sightsavers country team to establish and maintain effective relationships with the Ministry of Health, lead on supporting country teams in developing a system for monitoring and evaluating NTD programme performance, build and maintain meaningful working relationships with local partners, and represent Sightsavers at appropriate national forums.
As the successful candidate you will have a postgraduate degree(s) or similar qualification in public health, biology or parasitology. You will possess significant experience of strategic development and of working and/or managing an integrated NTD programme, ideally in Guinea Bissau. Technical knowledge of one or more to the five leading NTDs is required, as is a demonstrated record of developing and managing public health programmes. A good understanding of the health system of Guinea Bissau is essential.
This is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills, so if you are interested in the role and would like to find out more please read the complete Job Description for further details.
Closing date: 15 November 2020
Sightsavers works to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote the rights of people with disabilities. Our vision is of a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes, and where people with disabilities participate equally in society.
We are truly committed to creating an inclusive culture which values and recognises diversity as something that will only ever make an organisation better. We encourage anyone to apply who possesses the qualities and behaviours outlined or who believes they have the propensity to learn them fast. You will be joining an inclusive and supportive team who welcome people from all backgrounds.
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