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Programme Manager

Senegal (SN)
Local Terms and Conditions apply
Closing date
11 Apr 2021
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Title: Programme Manager

Office location: Senegal

Contract: 2 year fixed term contract

Salary: Local Terms and Conditions apply

Sightsavers Senegal Country Office is currently seeking an experienced Programme Manager to oversee, develop, co-ordinate and manage Sightsavers inclusion programmes in Country in line with Sightsavers policies and preferred programme approaches (the principles of scalable demonstration approaches).

As the Programme Manager you will work in collaboration with the Country Director and Programmes Officers to ensure that individual projects and programmes in the country  are being delivered up to the agreed organisational quality standards. You will identify and contribute to areas of programme growth and development through collaboration with colleagues and partners, identify new strategic programmes, assist the Country Director to develop requested write-ups to support the work of funding teams, and ensure that new initiatives are successfully implemented.

Further duties include.

  • Ensuring that all aspects of the programme are effectively monitored and evaluated, and that learning is systematically used to continuously improve all projects and programmes.
  • Supporting partners and Program officers to manage all aspects of the project cycle including planning, implementation, monitoring & evaluation
  • Assist in preparing Budgets for projects and monitor expenditure against these, advising the Country Director on financial trends etc.
  • Network widely with government and NGOs involved in blindness control, disability and development issues and advise on networks that Sightsavers can lead on as part of its strategy
  • Participate in all PR activities of the Country Office and represent Sightsavers at different forums in collaboration with the Country Director

As the successful Programme Manger you will posses a degree (or equivalent) in Relevant Field ( Social Sciences, Development Studies, , Education), have extensive working experience in a similar role (ideally within an INGO), be experienced in policy and/or advocacy work in social inclusion and  education, particularly education that is inclusive of children with disabilities, and have knowledge local education systems, practices and contexts, particularly relating to disability and the education of children with disabilities. Fluency in English is required for this role.

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

Closing date: 11 April 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

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