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Programme Manager - Cameroon

Cameroon, Yaoundé
Local terms and conditions apply
Closing date
31 Jan 2021
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Sightsavers are recruiting for an experienced Programme Manager to oversee the development, co-ordination, implementation and management of Sightsavers programmes in Cameroon.

Title: Programme Manager Country Office

Contract: 2 year fixed term contract (with aim of renewing)

Responsible for: 2x Project Officers

Salary: Local terms and conditions apply

Location: Cameroon, Yaoundé

About the role

As Programme Manager, you will be responsible for oversight and coordination of activities relating to various programmes in Cameroon. You will work in collaboration with the Country Director, to ensure that individual projects and programmes in the country programme are being delivered up to agreed organisational quality standards, are based on the best available evidence, and effectively capture and use learning.

About you

As Programme Manager, you will be responsible for strategic programme development, as such the role would suit someone with exceptional project management skills as well as experience of engaging with patterns and stakeholders within the International Development context, ideally within the thematic areas of eye health, social inclusion and/or education.

Some responsibilities include:

  • Assist in the development and review of the country strategic plan
  • Assist in the identification of new and strategic programs and assist in the development of programs through proposal writing
  • Ensure that all aspects of the programmes are effectively monitored and evaluated, and that learning is systematically used to continuously improve all projects and programmes.
  • Make regular visits to projects and partners
  • Supporting partners and Program Officers to manage all aspects of the project cycle including planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Assist in preparing Budgets for projects
  • Network widely with Government and NGOs involved in blindness control, disability and development issues and advise on networks
  • Partnership management and development
  • Support the development and implementation of advocacy plans/efforts for the country programme

As Programme Manager you will have:

Key Requirements


  • Degree, or equivalent experience, in relevant field, e.g. Social Sciences, Development Studies, Public Health, Education
  • Extensive and demonstrable working experience of all aspects of programme /project management, ideally in an INGO environment
  • Experience of practical implementation of programme policies and approaches, budget development, report writing and monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience of strategic programme development
  • Experience of partnership and stakeholder management and development
  • Grant management experience
  • Understanding of international development issues and a commitment to equality of opportunity for people with disabilities
  • Experience of advocacy work
  • Strong French and English skills


  • Master’s degree in relevant field, e.g. Social Sciences, Development Studies, Public Health, Education
  • Demonstrable experience of line/team management and mentoring

This is a highly varied and involved role and the above is not an exhaustive list of duties and requirements. For further information please refer to the Job Description.

As an equal opportunities employer and a Disability Confident Level 3 employer, we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.

Closing date: 31 January 2021

To apply

Please note that all applications must be in English. To apply, and for further details about the role, please follow the below link.


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

Find Us
01444 446600
35 Perrymount Road,
Haywards Heath,
RH16 3BW
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