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NTD Project Intern

Tanzania (TZ)
Local Terms and Conditions apply
Closing date
27 Jun 2021
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Job Details

Title:            NTD Project Intern

Location:     Lindi/ Ruvuma, Tanzania

Salary:         Local terms and conditions apply

Contract:     6-month fixed term contract

Sightsavers is offering an exciting opportunity to join our Tanzania Country Office team as an NTD Project Intern and provide coordination support for the planning, administration, monitoring and reporting of the Conrad N. Hilton and STEP SAFE Trachoma Programme within Linidi and Ruvuma.

About the role

As the NTD Project Intern you will be responsible for collecting and compiling data from partners for report writing and work with the Programme Team and partners to ensure project documentation is available, complete, and accessible. You will also assist in the delivery of the project objectives and the organisation and oversight of project activities, work with partners to ensure drugs and consumables orders and prepared and shared with the Tanzania Country Office, and work with the Programme Manager to ensure financial accountability and compliance.

In return we will:

  • Make sure that you gain a wide range of skills and experiences to boost your career
  • Offer coaching, training and support
  • Conduct review meetings to help with your role
  • Provide an encouraging and friendly working atmosphere

About you

Strong academic results are naturally an advantage (First degree or Diploma in Sciences or Social Sciences, or equivalent), but not essential  – but we will absolutely consider all engaging, passionate applications. You will have good analytical skills and interpersonal skills, be able to build working relationships with people and have an understanding and commitment to equality of  opportunity for people with disabilities.

Diversity is important to us at Sightsavers and so we especially welcome applications from candidates with backgrounds typically under-represented in the sector and/ or reflecting the communities we seek to serve.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills, so if you are interested in the role and finding out more please read the complete Job Description for further details

Next steps

Please read the full job description and make a compelling application via our careers portal, paying particular attention to the important ‘motivations’ section.  We are keen to make a quick appointment, with the successful applicant ideally being able to start in soon. We anticipate that interviews will be held w/c 5 July 2021.

Closing date: 27 June 2021

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 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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