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Monitoring and Evaluations Officer

Guinea-Bissau (GW)
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Closing date
7 Mar 2021
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Sightsavers Guinea Bissau Country Office is currently seeking a Monitoring and Evaluations Officer to ensure that that information from monitoring and evaluation and other assessments are used to inform on project implementation and to support the Programme team to develop a detailed programme monitoring plan and to use it to guide programme management. The role requires field trips in all health regions within Guinea Bissau, as well as some international travel when possible.

As the Monitoring and Evaluations Officer you will be responsible for providing feedback on NTDs elimination activities and submission of required deliverables to the Guinea Bissau Country Office. You will support the Programme team to monitor and implement appropriate action to improve efficiency and quality of programme implementation, manage monitoring and evaluation systems and structures, ensure timely submission of reports, and facilitate and participate in regular monitoring of on-going activities in close coordination with the NYTDs Programme Officers.

Further duties include;

  • Work with the Country Office Programme team and other collaborating agencies to ensure that lessons of sound practice are documented and disseminated.
  • Support the Country Office Programme team to proactively analyse and submit NTDs data
  • Work with key stakeholders and undertake regular visits to the regions, districts communities  to oversee and ensure quality and efficiency of monitoring activities
  • Support the NTD team of  the Ministry of Health to develop and use quality standard indicators/checklist during monitoring visits
  • Support the NTD team of the Ministry of Health and regional health teams in monitoring drugs and other NTDs supplies inventories and balances in the regions, districts and communities
  • Support the Ministry of Health and participate in conducting treatment coverage surveys, treatment assessment surveys (TAS), Pre-TAS, project baseline surveys
  • Represent the programme office on monitoring and evaluation issues at relevant government and other partners in Guinea Bissau.

As the successful candidate you will hold a degree (or equivalent) in computer science, information systems, or related disciplines. You will have technical knowledge of one or more of the five leading NTDs, possess experience in managing an integrated NTDs programme in Guinea Bissau, have experience in a similar role, be knowledgeable of the Guinea Bissau health systems, and have a record of accomplishment in developing and managing public health programmes. Fluency in English is essential for this role.

Closing date: 7 March 2021

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

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