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Programme Officer NTDs

Senegal (SN)
Local Terms and Conditions apply
Closing date
13 Dec 2020
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Title: Programme Officer (Neglected Tropical Diseases)

Contract: 2 year fixed term contract

Office location: Senegal

Salary: Local Terms and Conditions apply

Sightsavers Senegal Country Office is excited to be recruiting an NTDs Programme Officer who will provide programme and strategic support to the Accelerate Project supporting the elimination of trachoma in Senegal.

As the NTDs Programme Officer you will take overall responsibility for coordinating district level activities and some strategic national level activities jointly with the program manager working under the direction of Country director. You will support project implementation in line with SAFE strategy, ensuring the objectives are met through proper implementation and quality assurance. In collaboration with the Ministry of Health NTD office you will implement and monitor actions to improve efficiency and quality of project implementation.

The NTD Programme Officer will also ensure adaption and adoption of preferred practices, support the NTD team of the Ministry of Health to develop and use quality standard indicators/checklist on outreaches during monitoring visits, and develop transition plans for all endemic districts.

Further duties also include;

  • Support Program Manager to facilitate annual and quarterly planning to ensure that plans meet the targets set out in the project proposal.
  • Support WASH data and coordination activities using the WASH/NTD data tool.
  • Support activities to fight against other NTDs.
  • Ensure submission of timely programme reports as per agreed format and timelines.
  • Supported by the Finance Officer/FSSM, and in coordination with all partners, maintain the risk management matrix.
  • Work with the Ministry of Health and partners on how to interpret and use data/findings to guide decision making.
  • Support the Sightsavers NTD Technical Hub to proactively analyse and submit NTDs and WASH related data.
  • Contribute with Program Manager and Country Director in collaborating and networking with Ministry of Health (MoH) and other stakeholders, to ensure support for dossier preparation, transition and sustainability of the programme.

As the successful candidate you will have a degree (or equivalent) in Health, Project Management, Social Sciences, Development Studies and/or Public Health. You will have extensive working experience in a similar role, preferably within an INGO, have a background of engaging with Government line Ministries, possess experience of designing/managing health programmes at district or national levels and have technical knowledge of one or more of the five leading PCT NTDs. Fluency in English is essential.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills, please read the complete Job Description here for further details

Closing date: 13 December 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.

Sightsavers does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.


Sightsavers Head Office

35 Perrymount Road,
Haywards Heath,
West Sussex RH16 3BW

Postal Address

Bumpers Way,
Bumpers Farm,
Chippenham SN14 6NG

Sightsavers is an international charity that works in more than 30 countries around the world to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people with visual impairments to live independently. Sightsavers is headquartered in the UK and has over 400 employees. It also has branches in Norway, Sweden, Ireland, Italy, India, the United States and the United Arab Emirates.

Sightsavers works with partners in order to provide a comprehensive range of eye care services. In 2013, Sightsavers' projects provided eye health examinations for nearly 14 million people, performed 300,000 eye operations, and treated over 100 million people for neglected tropical diseases.

People are also referred for treatment to prevent blindness or restore sight. Through community volunteers in developing countries, Sightsavers distributes medication to prevent blinding diseases. The charity also trains eye care workers and surgeons and funds operations.

Of the 30 countries Sightsavers works in, 23 are in Africa. These include Mozambique, Mali, Liberia and Kenya. Sightsavers is also present in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Caribbean.

In addition to its medical work, Sightsavers works with partners in order to train specialist teaching staff and supply glasses, Braille kits and other learning tools. The charity aims to educate communities and reduce stigma around visual impairment and blindness. Through its work, people with visual impairments and other disabilities are supported to live independently, get an education and earn an income.

Sightsavers is also a campaigning organisation, working with national governments to tackle the root causes of avoidable blindness, such as lack of access to clean water and sanitation facilities. The charity’s ‘Put us in the Picture campaign calls on the international community to make global development inclusive of the world’s 800m people with disabilities. The campaign’s vision is for all people to have equal access to employment, education, healthcare and participation in society.

Backing up Sightsavers’ work around the world is a strong research capability. Research and policy work revolves around three priorities – health, education and social inclusion. Gathering and disseminating sound research evidence helps to ensure the charity’s programmes meet the needs of the people they are designed to serve. Research evidence is also a strong tool when advocating for policy changes with governments.

Sightsavers has many partners that assist with its aim of eliminating avoidable blindness and may also provide funding. Partners include the UK government’s Department for International Development, the European Union and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Read our latest article on Third Sector: Sightsavers: Work for an award-winning charity tackling blindness worldwide

Contact Us
  • 35 Perrymount Road,
  • Haywards Heath,
  • RH16 3BW
  • GB
  • 01444 446600
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