Sunday, 18 August 2019

Ongoing recruitment at Sightsavers Nigeria, August 2019

Sightsavers is an international organisation that changes lives for the long term. We work in more than 30 countries to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people with visual impairments to live independently.
We are recruiting to fill the positions below:
Job Title: Data Officer

Location: Kaduna
Reports to: Country Technical Adviser, NTDs
Responsible for: Database for downstream partners under ASCEND
Department: Finance and Performance
Contract: 2 year Fixed Term Contract
Job Purpose (The Overall Purpose and Function of the Job)
  • The Data Officer is will support downstream partners in data collection, analysis and reporting on the epidemiological and training, mass administration of medicine and maintenance of information technology for the DFID ASCEND project in Nigeria
  • The role will work closely with the Country Technical Adviser, NTDs and ensure the accuracy, validity, reliability, timeliness, relevance and completeness of the programme data.
  • The Data Officer is a member of the Country NTD technical team and will report to the Country Technical Adviser, NTDs.
Key Accountabilities (Specific Activities and End Results)
Data Management (80% of time):
  • Support the Country Technical Adviser NTDs to oversee data entry, validation, analysis and reporting on the epidemiological, social data and training, mass administration of medicine and maintenance of information technology.
  • Support the downstream partners under ASCEND in ensuring the collection of quality data by supporting, training, monitoring and supportive supervision and data review.
  • Monitor treatment in the field and conduct periodic spot check to validate treatment report.
Dissemination of Reports (20% of time):
  • Ensure the timely dissemination of reports including key performance indicators to the Country Technical Adviser NTDs to ensure timely production of programme reports.
  • The principal accountabilities are not meant to be an exhaustive list of tasks. The need for flexibility is required and the job holder is expected to carry out any other related duties that are within the employee’s skill and abilities whenever reasonably instructed.
Jobholder Entry Requirements – The Essential Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours Required
Knowledge (Education & Related Experience):
  • Degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Statistics or related field
  • Significant relevant working experience, ideally in an INGO setting.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation.
  • Ability to deliver training session.
  • Computer literacy including hands on experience in statistical packages.
  • Experience in database management system for an integrated programme
Skills (Special Training or Competence):
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Ability to build strong working relationships to enable effective management of partnerships
  • Proven ability to think strategically and translate concepts into effective action plans.
  • Excellent financial and resource management skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Ability to deliver group training sessions.
  • Able to travel regularly on a national and international basis.
  • An understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity for disabled people.
Core Behaviours:
  • Networking and influencing both within and outside the organisation
  • Change and improvement – Seeks continuous improvement in own and team’s performance. Assists and encourages others to adapt to change and implement new ideas.
  • Communicating and influencing – Identifies the needs of others, uses effective approaches and styles to persuade and communicates to groups in an interesting and effective way.
  • Decision making – Consults and listens to take clear and timely decisions.
  • Planning and organisation – Develops plans considering all the resources necessary to achieve objectives. Monitors objectives and measurement systems on a regular basis, identifying trends and key messages in data.
  • Delivery and implementation – Continues to perform objectives positively in the face of pressures from various sources. Ensure the team has a ‘can do’ attitude and customer service mentality.
  • Team working – Encourages and supports team members to ensure contributions are recognised, delegates effectively and encourages working in collaboration.
Key Relationships
Internal:
  • Country Technical Adviser, NTDs
  • Programme Managers
  • NTD Data team UK
  • Deputy Country Director
  • Programme Officers
  • State Programme Team
External:
  • Project partners/NGOs
  • State Partners/Ministries of Health
  • NTD communities in Nigeria
  • Consultants



Job Title: Finance Officer (Audit and Compliance)
Location:
 Kaduna
Contract: 2-years Fixed Term Contract
Job Description
  • The Finance Officer will monitor compliance to organisational financial policies and procedures both for the Nigerian Country Officer and other downstream partners under the ASCEND NTD programme.
  • The role will ensure that partners meet the contractual obligations as agreed with DFID for the funding of project including advising management on possible risks and mitigation’s.
  • As the Finance Officer you will ensure financial control and manage risk for partners and that all conform to the organisational financial framework, policies and procedures. You will ensure that local regulations and governance requirements are adhered to, as its relates to the contractual obligations to DFID.
  • You will undertake financial monitoring of partners activates, support the Compliance and Risk Manager to review budgets and forecasts of downstream partners and ensure they are in line with contractual agreements, disseminate and educate employees on the financial regulations and contractual risks and how it impacts on the organisation and the ASCEND programme if not complied with.
  • Furthermore, you will perform risk assessments to understand the risk level tolerance, significance and scope, investigate irregularities and non-compliance issues, and collaborate with other departments to create a culture of compliance
Requirements
  • As the successful candidate you will have a relevant professional accounting qualification or /Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting, with a Masters degree being an added advantage.
  • You will have significant similar working experience, ideally in an INGO environment (a background of audit and government organisation would also be advantageous), you will have knowledge of financial management, programme & project management and administration, possess Project Financial management and data analysis skills and the ability to represent Sightsavers with key external stakeholders.
  • A good standard of English language skills is required for this role.



Job Title: Programme Assistant
Locations:
 Kaduna, Benue, Sokoto, Zamfara, Kogi, Kebbi and Kwara
Reports to: Programme Officer – Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
Responsible for: NA
Department: Finance and Performance
Contract: 2-year Fixed Term Contract
Job Purpose
  • The Programme Assistant will to be a member of the State NTDs Programme team and will report to the Sightsavers Programme Officer on NTDs in the state.
  • They will support all programme implementation and monitoring of activities according to a detailed work plan guided by standard protocols for NTDs control/elimination in Nigeria
  • The position will ensure that information from monitoring, evaluation and other assessments are actively used to inform and adjust project implementation.
  • The Programme Assistant will work closely with the state NTD teams to ensure quality programme delivery and that all programme targets met.
Principal Accountabilities
Quality of Programme (70% of time):
  • Support the Sightsavers Programme Officer (NTDs) and State NTD team to develop a detailed programme implementation plan based log frame and jointly use it to guide programme management in a cost-effective manner.
  • In collaboration with key stakeholders, support the development and roll out of implementation plans to scale mass distribution of drugs to treat the four Preventive Chemotherapy NTDs (lymphatic filariasis, trachoma, schistosomiasis and soil transmitted helminthes)
  • Support the state NTD team to monitor and implement appropriate actions to improve efficiency and quality of project implementation.
  • Work with the programme team and other collaborating agencies to ensure that lessons of sound practice are documented and disseminated.
  • Support the state NTDs control team and NTD M&E officer to proactively analyse and submit NTDs control data
  • Ensure submission of timely programme reports as per agreed format and timelines
  • Provide data/information to the PO for periodic update and reports on programme implementation monitoring.
  • Support in the implementation of morbidity management related to NTDs
Support to Management (30%):
  • Support and participate in regular monitoring of on-going programme activities in close coordination with the Programme Officer
  • Work with key stakeholders and undertake regular visits to LGAs and communities to oversee and ensure quality and efficiency of monitoring activities
  • Ensure the application and use quality standard indicators/checklist during monitoring visits.
  • Support the NTDs control teams in monitoring drugs and other NTDs control supplies inventories and balances in LGAs and communities
  • Support the Programme Officer, state team in proactively identifying programme implementers’ training and other needs and provide recommendations for improving performance.
  • Provide regular update for reporting on the Sightsavers programme portal
  • Support the state in the verification and quality of NTDs control data from the field
Job Holder Entry Requirements – the Essential Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours Required
  • Technical knowledge of one or more of the five leading PC- NTDs.
  • Experience in managing an integrated NTD programme in Nigeria.
  • A demonstrated record of accomplishment in developing and managing public health programmes.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation.
  • Significant relevant working experience, ideally in an INGO setting.
  • International development experience with light to moderately complex projects.
Knowledge (Education and Related Experience)
  • Must have at least a First Degree (or equivalent) in Biological/Medical Sciences, Development Studies, Public Health, Social Science or related disciplines.
  • Computer literacy including hands on experience in statistical packages.
  • Experience in database management systems for an integrated programme.
  • Significant relevant working experience, ideally in an INGO setting.
  • Experience with participatory methods and partnerships
  • Cultural sensitivity, patience and flexibility
  • Flexibility to work both in a team and independently.
Skills (Special Training or Competence):
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to influence high-level government officials
  • Ability to build strong working relationships to enable effective management of partnerships
  • Proven ability to think strategically and translate concepts into effective action plans.
  • Proven experience in monitoring and evaluation of light to moderately complex projects
  • Programme management and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to understand and work with project budgets, forecasts and reports.
  • An understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity for disabled people.
Core Behaviours:
  • Change and Improvement
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Decision Making
  • Team Working
  • Planning and Organising
  • Delivery and Implementation
Plus, we would expect the following:
  • Interpersonal and intercultural sensitivity
  • High degree of integrity
  • Active listener
Key Relationships
Internal:
  • Key Relationships (Internal)
  • Programme Manager
  • Programme Officer
  • Country Office Programme Team
  • Country Office Finance Team
  • In-country NTD Manager//Advisers
External:
  • Federal and State Ministries of Health
  • Other project partners/NGOs
  • NTD communities in Nigeria
  • NGOS in the sector and WASH
  • Consultants and contractors.



Job Title: Programme Coordinator (MMDP – ASCEND)
Location:
 Nigeria
Contract: 2 year Fixed Term Contract
Reports to: Deputy Country Director
Responsible for: No direct line management
Job Holder: Vacant
Department: Finance and Performance
Job Purpose (the overall purpose and function of the job)
  • The Programme Coordinator Morbidity Management and Disability Prevention (MMDP) is responsible for programmatic management and implementation/delivery of the MMDP targets under the DFID funded ASCEND project Nigeria (2019-2021).
  • Responsibilities will also include delivery of programme targets – number of hydrocele surgeries, lymphodema management, training of health staff and health system strengthening towards elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis in Nigeria.
  • Will also work with the Country Technical Adviser NTDs to deliver on impact assessment and advocacy for the elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis in Nigeria and the health system strengthening under ASCEND.
  • In addition, should be able to identify and contribute to programme growth and development (scalability) in collaboration with partners and colleagues.
Key Accountabilities (Specific Activities and End Results)
Strategic Programme Planning and Development (30% of time):
  • Participate in strategic planning processes to successfully drive the direction and delivery of cost-effective services for MMDP and ensure the objectives under ASCEND are met and contribute to the national policies and elimination goals in Nigeria.
  • In collaboration with partners and Federal Ministry of Health help develop strategies to address the large number of hydrocele and lymphodema cases in Nigeria as part of efforts towards elimination of NTDs in Nigeria.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the programme to ensure that MMDP maps are available to help track and ensure that patients get treatment/surgeries.
  • Develop relationships with other NGOs in the ASCEND programme to support funding and delivery of MMDP services in collaboration with state partners.
Programme Management (25% of time):
  • Provide effective management, coordination, technical advice and resource allocation necessary to support delivery of MMDP under ASCEND.
  • Support NGO partners to establish and maintain effective relationships with the Ministries of Health and other partners in order to advance sustainable national plans and integrate them into the existing public health delivery systems.
  • Identify, develop and evaluate new approaches and tools for sustainable programme implementation/delivery.
Monitoring and Evaluation (25% of time):
  • Lead on supporting implementing partner in developing a system for monitoring and evaluating programme performance.
  • Provide direction and support to assist country research teams and help them to identify operational research opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of NTD elimination efforts.
Advocacy and Strategic Alliances (15% of time):
  • Build and maintain meaningful working relationships with a variety of partners and other stakeholders at national level to strengthen opportunities for advocacy and higher visibility.
  • Represent Sightsavers at appropriate national fora.
  • Ensure programme information flow is maintained across the Sightsavers’ country teams and directorates, the Ministries of Health and other key partners.
Research (5% of time):
  • Work in close collaboration with key Sightsavers colleagues and project partners to ensure that projects conduct research and publish findings in international peer review publication.
  • Assist project teams and country Ministries of Health in disseminating information on NTD activities, studies, research and lessons learned at national and international level.
  • The principle accountabilities are not meant to be an exhaustive list of tasks. The need for flexibility is required and the job holder is expected to carry out any other related duties that are within the employee’s skills and abilities whenever reasonably instructed.
Job holder Entry Requirements – the essential knowledge, skills and behaviours required
Knowledge (Education & Related Experience):
  • Post graduate Degree (or equivalent) in Public Health, Medical/Biological Sciences or related disciplines
  • Extensive experience of programme/ project management, ideally in an INGO environment
  • Significant experience of strategic programme development.
  • Technical knowledge on Lymphatic Filariasis and any other Preventive Chemotherapy NTDs in Nigeria.
  • Experience of managing and community based health interventions.
  • A demonstrated record of accomplishment in developing and managing public health programmes.
  • Understanding of the health system in Nigeria.
  • Experience of advocacy.
  • Experience of monitoring and evaluation (including ability to conduct and supervise impact assessment in one or more of the five PC NTDs)
  • Experience of logistics and supply chain management.
Skills (Special Training or Competence):
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to influence high-level government officials and NGO leaders.
  • Ability to build strong working relationships to enable effective management of partnerships and work collaboratively as part of a global team.
  • Proven ability to think strategically and translate concepts into effective action plans.
  • Excellent networking and advocacy skills.
  • Excellent financial and resource management skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Project management skills.
  • Ability to deliver group training sessions.
  • People management skills with a strong diplomatic understanding of culturally and ethnically sensitive issues.
  • Able to travel regularly across Nigeria.
  • An understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity for disabled people.
Core behaviours:
  • Networking and influencing both within and outside the organisation
  • Change and improvement – Seeks continuous improvement in own and team’s performance. Assists and encourages others to adapt to change and implement new ideas.
  • Communicating and influencing – Identifies the needs of others, uses effective approaches and styles to persuade and communicates to groups in an interesting and effective way.
  • Decision making – Consults and listens to take clear and timely decisions.
  • Planning and organisation – Develops plans considering all the resources necessary to achieve objectives. Monitors objectives and measurement systems on a regular basis, identifying trends and key messages in data.
  • Delivery and implementation – Continues to perform objectives positively in the face of pressures from various sources. Ensure the team has a ‘can do’ attitude and customer service mentality.
  • Team working – Encourages and supports team members to ensure contributions are recognised, delegates effectively and encourages working in collaboration.
Key Relationships (Internal):
  • Director of ASCEND
  • Deputy Country Director Nigeria
  • ASCEND project management team
  • Sightsavers NTD Technical Hub
  • Programme Staff NCO
  • Finance Team NCO
  • Nigeria Country Directors
  • Institutional Funding
Key Relationships (External):
  • Partners – Government and NGDOs
  • Ministries of Health in Nigeria
  • NTD communities in Nigeria
  • Consultants and Contractors.



Job Title: Programme Officer – Evaluations and Surveys
Location:
 Kaduna
Reports to: Country Technical Adviser, NTDs
Responsible for: Nil
Contract: 2-year Fixed Term Contract
Department: Finance and Performance
Job Purpose (the overall purpose and function of the job)
  • Considering the size of Nigeria and the need to fast track elimination; this role is critical towards ensuring that key elements like coverage surveys, impact assessments etc are carried out. This support will be for all the various donor funded programmes in Nigeria.
  • Job holder will be supporting the Country Technical Adviser, NTDs in carrying out specific initiatives to distil knowledge from evaluations, innovations, surveys towards distilling evidence for elimination of NTDs in ASCEND and other donor funded programmes in Nigeria which would be used for programme planning and implementation.
  • The role will also support NTD monitoring, surveillance, operations research activities across funded Sightsavers Nigeria Country programmes. The post-holder will also support the implementation of routine surveys and assessments like treatment coverage surveys, impact assessment, Data Quality Assessment making use of standardised databases and tools.
Key accountabilities (specific activities and results):
Strategic Programme Planning and Development (20% of time):
  • Plan and actively support in select evaluations, (thematic/strategic) and project evaluations
  • Contribute to ongoing process of results orientation through methodological development of tools (monitoring & evaluation tools, indicators, guidelines), and to continuing refinement of methodologies
Monitoring and Evaluation (40% of time):
  • Assist in providing capacity building for M&E of NTDs, including data collection, NTD mapping, data quality assessments, treatment coverage surveys, assessment of disease transmission and evaluation of NTD programme impact in conjunction with programme teams and national programme.
  • Provide direct assistance on the use of the integrated NTD database, WHO supported information systems, and other global tools for the timely collection, management, analysis, and reporting of high quality data, where appropriate.
  • Support programmes in assessing, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating NTD projects.
  • Ensure use of preferred practices in M&E for the control and elimination of NTDs, surveillance and research.
  • Support and oversee implementation of M&E activities and post-MDA assessments including, but not limited to, treatment coverage surveys, Data Quality Assessments, strategic planning and reporting
  • Support programmes in use of electronic devices configuring and use of smartphone-based surveys, including training, setup and analysis of data;
  • Support all aspects of evaluation, monitoring, learning support activities and special study activities, such as planning and budgeting for each assigned activity
  • Support surveillance activities
  • Oversee data collection strategies, develop and administer surveys, conduct data analysis, and develop reports and manuscripts for publication for use by programme personnel
  • Identify, develop and evaluate new approaches and tools to support national NTD programme to monitor programme coverages
Research (20% of time):
  • Provide expertise in conceptualizing quantitative and qualitative data collection and analytical methods to support evaluation design and implementation
  • Contribute to ongoing process of results orientation through methodological development of tools (monitoring & evaluation tools, indicators, guidelines), and to continuing refinement of methodologies
  • Provide support, as appropriate, into NTD research concept notes, protocols, ethics applications, data analysis, reporting and drafting papers for publication as required;
  • The principal accountabilities are not meant to be an exhaustive list of tasks. The need for flexibility is required and the job holder is expected to carry out any other related duties that are within the employee’s skills and abilities whenever reasonably instructed.
Job holder Entry Requirements
Knowledge (Education & Related Experience):
  • Degree (or equivalent) in Public Health, Epidemiology, Computer Science and Statistics or other related field
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of health programmes
  • Experience in data analysis using Stata, SPSS, Epiinfo and other Statistical Pack-ages
  • Experience in using Geographic Information Systems (ArcGIS, QGIS)
  • Experience in using mobile applications for data collection
  • Post graduate Degree in Public Health, Biological Sciences or related disciplines
  • Significant working experience, ideally in an INGO environment
  • Knowledge of one or more of the five leading NTDs.
  • Extensive experience using statistic methods to perform program evaluations, surveys, assessments, and data analysis in one or more of the five PCT NTD).
Skills (Special Training or Competence):
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Solid knowledge and expertise in project cycle management, proficiency in PMBOK
  • Knowledge of theory of change and evaluation methodologies.
  • Strong writing skills and the ability to prepare clear, substantive reports and briefing papers in English, in a timely manner
  • Proven ability to think strategically and translate concepts into effective action plans.
  • Ability to deliver group training sessions.
  • High level of accuracy, attention to detail and thoroughness.
  • Ability to leverage limited resources and staff for maximum impact.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks and work under pressure with a wide range of individuals and institutions.
  • Creative thinking, problem solving, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to travel regularly on a national and international basis.
Core behaviours:
  • Change and improvement – Seeks continuous improvement in own and team’s performance. Assists and encourages others to adapt to change and implement new ideas.
  • Communicating and influencing – Identifies the needs of others, uses effective approaches and styles to persuade and communicates to groups in an interesting and effective way.
  • Decision making – Consults and listens to take clear and timely decisions.
  • Planning and organisation – Develops plans considering all the resources necessary to achieve objectives. Monitors objectives and measurement systems on a regular basis, identifying trends and key messages in data.
  • Delivery and implementation – Continues to perform objectives positively in the face of pressures from various sources. Ensure the team has a ‘can do’ attitude and customer service mentality.
  • Team working – Encourages and supports team members to ensure contributions are recognised, delegates effectively and encourages working in collaboration.
Key Relationships (Internal):
  • Country Technical Adviser
  • NTDs Technical hub
  • NTDs department, including the global disease advisors
  • Research Team
  • Programme staff
Key Relationships (External):
  • Project partners/NGDOs
  • Ministries of Health
  • NTD communities in Nigeria
  • Consultants and contractors.



Job Title: Programme Officer, NTDs
Location: 
Kebbi
Reports to: Programme Manager
Responsible for: Programme Assistant (Kebbi)
Department: Finance and Performance
Contract: 2-year Fixed Term Contract
Job Purpose (the overall purpose and function of the job)
  • The Programme Officer (PO) is responsible for managing the daily activities and execution of programmes with assigned partners and to enhance the quality of the Sightsavers programmes.
  • PO will also be responsible for implementation of five Preventive Chemotherapy (PCT) NTDs (Trachoma, Onchocerciasis, Lymphatic Filariasis, Soil Transmitted Helminths (STH) and Schistosomiasis) in Kebbi State.
  • Responsibilities will also include delivery of NTD programme targets, provision of programme management guidance and direct technical support to the implementation of integrated NTD programmes, impact assessment and advocacy for the elimination of NTDs in Sightsavers supported state (Kebbi State) in Nigeria.
  • In addition, should be able to identify and contribute to programme growth and development (scalability) in collaboration with partners and colleagues. Provide technical support and leadership to Kebbi State NTD Team in Nigeria.
Key accountabilities (specific activities and end results)
Project Management (50% of time)
  • Supporting partners to identify their own technical and capacity building needs and facilitate providing these in order to support them through the project(s) cycle.
  • Manages all aspects of the project cycle with the partner to ensure effective planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, financial and asset management, reporting and documentation is delivered for the Kebbi NTD project. Feedback to and work with internal expertise as required.
  • Build effective partner relationships and support longer-term relationships that go beyond the duration of individual projects by disseminating information and advocating for Sightsavers work in Kebbi State.
  • Promote shared learning and collaboration between partners by facilitating and coordinating partner networks and meetings in the Kebbi NTD project.
  • Be proactive in providing good quality information on case studies and interesting news stories relating to the Kebbi NTD project(s) to support preparation of fundraising materials in Haywards Heath.
  • Support Nigeria country team to establish and maintain effective relationships with the Kebbi State Ministry of Health and other partners in order to advance sustainable plans and integrate them into the existing public health delivery systems.
  • Support the Kebbi NTD project to identify and implement new approaches and tools, including logistics and drug audits and support scale-up of mass drug administrations in the State.
Monitoring and Evaluation (10% of time):
  • Support the Kebbi NTD team in the implementation of monitoring and evaluating NTD programme performance.
  • Support the country research teams and help them to identify operational research opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of NTD elimination efforts in Kebbi State.
Advocacy and Sensitization (30% of time) :
  • Build and maintain meaningful working relationships with a variety of partners and other stakeholders in Kebbi NTD Project in order to strengthen opportunities for advocacy and higher visibility.
  • Develop relationships with other NGOs to support funding and delivery of services, including NGOs in the Water, Sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector.
  • Represent Sightsavers at appropriate State level meetings and fora.
  • Ensure NTD programme information flow is maintained across the Sightsavers’ country teams and directorates, the Kebbi State Ministry of Health and other key partners.
Research (10% of time) :
  • Assist the NTD manager and Kebbi State Ministry of Health in disseminating information on NTD activities, studies, research and lessons learned at National and State level.
  • Work in close collaboration with key Sightsavers colleagues and project partners to ensure that projects conduct research and publish findings in international peer review publication.
  • The principle accountabilities are not meant to be an exhaustive list of tasks. The need for flexibility is required and the job holder is expected to carry out any other related duties that are within the employee’s skills and abilities whenever reasonably instructed.
  • Jobholder Entry Requirements – the essential knowledge, skills and behaviours required
Knowledge (Education & Related Experience)
  • Degree (or equivalent) in relevant field (Biological Sciences, Development Studies, Public Health, Social Sciences Education). A postgraduate degree will be an added advantage.
  • Extensive relevant working experience, ideally in an NGO environment
  • Experience of all aspects of project management within a community development programme
  • Experience of advocacy work; demonstrable ability to influence high-level government officials and/or other decision-making bodies.
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written)
Skills (Special Training or Competence):
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to influence high-level government officials and NGO leaders.
  • Ability to build strong working relationships to enable effective management of partnerships and work collaboratively as part of a global team.
  • Proven ability to think strategically and translate concepts into effective action plans.
  • Excellent networking and advocacy skills.
  • Excellent financial and resource management skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Project management skills.
  • Ability to deliver group training sessions.
  • People management skills with a strong diplomatic understanding of culturally and ethnically sensitive issues.
  • Able to travel regularly on a national basis.
  • An understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity for disabled people.
Core behaviours:
  • Networking and influencing both within and outside the organisation
  • Change and improvement – consistently strives to achieve high standards of performance. Responds positively to change by adapting own behaviour/approach.
  • Communicating and influencing – Understands how their role contributes to the organisation vision. Communicates confidently and effectively with colleagues and partners
  • Decision making – Gathers relevant information and uses effective reasoning to make timely decisions.
  • Planning and organisation – Prioritises activities and develops plans to achieve them, monitoring own progress. Analyses and organises routine data on a regular basis.
  • Delivery and implementation – Gets things done, can be relied upon to do what they say they will and is committed to achieving good quality work to agreed standards.
  • Team working – Understands how their work impacts on others. Knows about other parts of the organisation and contributes positively to a global team.
Key Relationships (Internal):
  • Programme Manager
  • Deputy Country Director
  • Country Office Programme Team
  • Director of ASCEND
  • NTDs Technical hub
  • Sightsavers NTDs department, including the global disease advisors
  • Director of Finance and Performance
  • Regional Director
  • Country Office Financial Team
  • Head of Research
  • Institutional Funding
  • Policy team
  • Funding & Marketing
  • In-country NTD Manager//Advisers
Key Relationships (External):
  • Project partners/NGOs
  • Ministries of Health in Nigeria
  • NTD communities in Nigeria
  • NGOS in the sector and WASH
  • NGDO Groups for NTDs
  • Consultants and contractors



Job Title: Support Services Manager
Location: Kaduna
Reports to: Country Director
Responsible for: Admin Officers
Department: Finance and Performance
Job Purpose (The Overall Purpose and Function of the Job)
  • This role of Support Services Manager was set up to meet the increasing management/administrative responsibilities following the programme and staff growth in the Nigeria Country Office.
  • This person will generally coordinate and supervise internal and external administrative/management operations for the Nigeria Country Office and provide strategic leadership in the compliance and delivery of organisational administrative policies including human resource and general office management.
  • The Support Services Manager will be responsible for the effective day-to-day management of the NCO and ensuring adherence to management/administrative policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that staff and partners comply with Sightsavers policies on IT, work with HR in HQ to deliver on all HR issues in Nigeria and ensuring that Sightsavers meets all government regulatory requirements in Nigeria.
Key Accountabilities (Specific Activities and Results)
General Office Management (40% of time):
  • Leads in organising various office events (meetings, seminars, plenaries, workshops, Away-Days etc) and travel arrangement for staff.
  • Monitoring of office deadlines and schedules.
  • Prepare Annual work plans for staff and prompt reminders for events
  • Serve the liaison and ensure organisational compliance to government regulations and standards
  • Ensures all Service Level Agreements with landlords, security companies, IT Consultants
  • Providing any specific administrative support required by the country director
  • Undertake any other duties that may be assigned by the CD
  • Work with Country Safety and Security Officer (in conjunction with the CD) on safety and security matters
Support HR Management (30% of time):
  • Provide effective leadership for support staff to perform their assigned roles and responsibilities effectively
  • Oversee annual performance review for all staff
  • Identify training needs for support staff and organise as required
  • Ensure approval process for staff benefits, entitlements and contracts renewals are complied with.
  • Ensure documentation of all staff records in- country
  • Support and facilitate recruitment process in NCO
Logistics and other support services (30% of time):
  • Supervises the administrative officers for effective delivery of their responsibilities
  • Support disposal of organisational assets and transfer of ownership
  • Work with the Admin Officers and support logistics for global events and for visitors in and out of the country
  • Work closely with the Admin Officers and ensure compliance to organisations IT policy.
The principles of accountability are not meant to be an exhaustive list of tasks. The need for flexibility is required and the jobholder is expected to carry out any other related duties that are within the employee’s skills and abilities whenever reasonably instructed.
Job holder Entry Requirements – the Essential Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours Required
Knowledge (Education & Related Experience):
  • University degree/ tertiary qualification (or similar) in Management Administration/Human Resource/Secretary Ship/ or equivalent professional qualification from a recognised Tertiary institution and at extensive working experience in a similar position in an administrative and/or financial environment of a reputable development organisation. A Postgraduate degree (or equivalent) will be an added advantage.
Skills (Special Training or Competence):
  • Planning & organising: – prioritising activities and developing simple but realistic plans to achieve them.
  • Manage time and resources well and demonstrates good organizational and leadership ability with strong interpersonal skills
  • Multi-tasking: Ability to do different things at the same time
  • IT Skills: knowledge in the use of MS Word, Excel
  • Written and Spoken Communication: tendency to express information and ideas clearly and in a manner that is appropriate, concise and accurate.
  • Tenacity: tendency to persevere with objectives until they are accomplished
  • Ability to prioritise important matters and act on them accordingly
  • Ability to resolve conflicts and manage grievances
Core behaviours:
  • Attention to Detail: Tendency to assimilate and handle the detail of a wide range of organisational, financial and administrative issues for the smooth running of the country office.
  • Monitoring Skills: Strong preference for creating systems to self-monitor progress on a particular task or project.
  • Resilience: Approaches objectives positively and managing requirements of multiple stakeholders.
  • Networking and influencing both within and outside the organisation
  • Change and improvement – consistently strives to achieve high standards of performance.  Responds positively to change by adapting own behaviour/approach.
  • Communicating and influencing – Understand how role contributes to the organisation vision.  Communicates confidently and effectively with colleagues and partners
  • Decision making – Gather relevant information and uses effective reasoning to make timely decisions.
  • Planning and organisation – Prioritise activities and develops plans to achieve them, monitoring own progress. Analyses and organises routine data on a regular basis.
  • Delivery and implementation – Gets things done, can be relied upon to do what is expected to achieving good quality work to agreed standards.
  • Team working – Understand how others work impacts.  Knows about other parts of the organisation and contributes positively to a global team.
Key Relationships
Internal:
  • Country Director
  • HR HH
  • CSSO
  • Finance Manager
  • Compliance and Risk Manager
  • Programme staff
  • IT Department HH
External:
  • Project partners – Government and NGDOs
  • Hotels and Airlines/Ticketing agencies
  • Service Delivery Organisations
  • Financial institutions – Banks, Insurance companies and Inland Revenue Services
  • Consultants and contractors
  • West Africa Postgraduate Medical College Lagos



Job Title: Programme Officer, NTDs
Location: 
Lokoja, Kogi
Reports to: Programme Manager
Responsible for: Programme Assistant (Kogi)
Department: Finance and Performance
Contract: 2-year Fixed Term Contract
Job Purpose (the overall purpose and function of the job)
  • The Programme Officer (PO) is responsible for managing the daily activities and execution of programmes with assigned partners and to enhance the quality of the Sightsavers programmes.
  • PO will also be responsible for implementation of five Preventive Chemotherapy (PCT) NTDs (Trachoma, Onchocerciasis, Lymphatic Filariasis, Soil Transmitted Helminths (STH) and Schistosomiasis) in Kogi State.
  • Responsibilities will also include delivery of NTD programme targets, provision of programme management guidance and direct technical support to the implementation of integrated NTD programmes, impact assessment and advocacy for the elimination of NTDs in Sightsavers supported state (Kogi State) in Nigeria.
  • In addition, should be able to identify and contribute to programme growth and development (scalability) in collaboration with partners and colleagues. Provide technical support and leadership to Kogi State NTD Team in Nigeria.
Key accountabilities (specific activities and end results)
Project Management (50% of time)
  • Supporting partners to identify their own technical and capacity building needs and facilitate providing these in order to support them through the project(s) cycle.
  • Manages all aspects of the project cycle with the partner to ensure effective planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, financial and asset management, reporting and documentation is delivered for the Kogi NTD project. Feedback to and work with internal expertise as required.
  • Build effective partner relationships and support longer-term relationships that go beyond the duration of individual projects by disseminating information and advocating for Sightsavers work in Kogi State.
  • Promote shared learning and collaboration between partners by facilitating and coordinating partner networks and meetings in the Kogi NTD project.
  • Be proactive in providing good quality information on case studies and interesting news stories relating to the Kogi NTD project(s) to support preparation of fundraising materials in Haywards Heath.
  • Support Nigeria country team to establish and maintain effective relationships with the Kogi State Ministry of Health and other partners in order to advance sustainable plans and integrate them into the existing public health delivery systems.
  • Support the Kogi NTD project to identify and implement new approaches and tools, including logistics and drug audits and support scale-up of mass drug administrations in the State.
Monitoring and Evaluation (10% of time):
  • Support the Kogi NTD team in the implementation of monitoring and evaluating NTD programme performance.
  • Support the country research teams and help them to identify operational research opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of NTD elimination efforts in Kogi State.
Advocacy and Sensitization (30% of time) :
  • Build and maintain meaningful working relationships with a variety of partners and other stakeholders in Kogi NTD Project in order to strengthen opportunities for advocacy and higher visibility.
  • Develop relationships with other NGOs to support funding and delivery of services, including NGOs in the Water, Sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector.
  • Represent Sightsavers at appropriate State level meetings and fora.
  • Ensure NTD programme information flow is maintained across the Sightsavers’ country teams and directorates, the Kogi State Ministry of Health and other key partners.
Research (10% of time) :
  • Assist the NTD manager and Kogi State Ministry of Health in disseminating information on NTD activities, studies, research and lessons learned at National and State level.
  • Work in close collaboration with key Sightsavers colleagues and project partners to ensure that projects conduct research and publish findings in international peer review publication.
  • The principle accountabilities are not meant to be an exhaustive list of tasks. The need for flexibility is required and the job holder is expected to carry out any other related duties that are within the employee’s skills and abilities whenever reasonably instructed.
  • Jobholder Entry Requirements – the essential knowledge, skills and behaviours required
Knowledge (Education & Related Experience)
  • Degree (or equivalent) in relevant field (Biological Sciences, Development Studies, Public Health, Social Sciences Education). A postgraduate degree will be an added advantage.
  • Extensive relevant working experience, ideally in an NGO environment
  • Experience of all aspects of project management within a community development programme
  • Experience of advocacy work; demonstrable ability to influence high-level government officials and/or other decision-making bodies.
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written)
Skills (Special Training or Competence):
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to influence high-level government officials and NGO leaders.
  • Ability to build strong working relationships to enable effective management of partnerships and work collaboratively as part of a global team.
  • Proven ability to think strategically and translate concepts into effective action plans.
  • Excellent networking and advocacy skills.
  • Excellent financial and resource management skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Project management skills.
  • Ability to deliver group training sessions.
  • People management skills with a strong diplomatic understanding of culturally and ethnically sensitive issues.
  • Able to travel regularly on a national basis.
  • An understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity for disabled people.
Core behaviours:
  • Networking and influencing both within and outside the organisation
  • Change and improvement – consistently strives to achieve high standards of performance. Responds positively to change by adapting own behaviour/approach.
  • Communicating and influencing – Understands how their role contributes to the organisation vision. Communicates confidently and effectively with colleagues and partners
  • Decision making – Gathers relevant information and uses effective reasoning to make timely decisions.
  • Planning and organisation – Prioritises activities and develops plans to achieve them, monitoring own progress. Analyses and organises routine data on a regular basis.
  • Delivery and implementation – Gets things done, can be relied upon to do what they say they will and is committed to achieving good quality work to agreed standards.
  • Team working – Understands how their work impacts on others. Knows about other parts of the organisation and contributes positively to a global team.
Key Relationships (Internal):
  • Programme Manager
  • Deputy Country Director
  • Country Office Programme Team
  • Director of ASCEND
  • NTDs Technical hub
  • Sightsavers NTDs department, including the global disease advisors
  • Director of Finance and Performance
  • Regional Director
  • Country Office Financial Team
  • Head of Research
  • Institutional Funding
  • Policy team
  • Funding & Marketing
  • In-country NTD Manager//Advisers
Key Relationships (External):
  • Project partners/NGOs
  • Ministries of Health in Nigeria
  • NTD communities in Nigeria
  • NGOS in the sector and WASH
  • NGDO Groups for NTDs
  • Consultants and contractors



Job Title: Deputy Country Director
Location:
 Nigeria Country Office – Kaduna
Reports to: Country Director
Responsible for: Snr Programme Mgr A, Country Technical Adviser (NTDs),
Snr Programme Mgr (Eye Health), Country Coordinator, Trachoma
Department: Finance and Performance
Job holder: Vacant
Purpose of the Role
  • The Deputy Country Director is responsible mainly for programme implementation and any other operational role assigned by the Country Director and will supervise all programme managers.
  • The job holder will provide the overall leadership of Sightsavers programme operations in country including working with implementing partners, to lead and direct the country team to manage and deliver high quality and cost-effective programmes, advocacy with agencies and government, assess programmatic fundraising opportunities and research appropriate baseline data in support of programmatic development.
Key Accountabilities
  • Ensure the delivery of the programme activities identified in the country plan in order to achieve the expected outcomes with regard to the Sightsavers strategic plan and in line with national development goals.
  • Demonstrate good governance within programme delivery and financial management, ensuring that all systems and controls are in place and followed to allow accurate reporting, cost effectiveness.
  • Enforce compliance to meet funding/donor requirements in order to retain and develop grant and partner relationships
  • Develop strong relationships with government agencies, donors, international agencies, media and communities to raise the profile of Sightsavers, with the ability to advocate and influence at senior levels.
  • Build an effective country programme team focussed on delivery; recruiting high calibre individuals and supporting them with focussed development plans to ensure successful delivery of programme objectives.
  • Support the CD to work collaboratively with internal departments globally to contribute to organisation success; review outputs and share learning, identify new opportunities and make recommendations based on changes in the local environment.
  • Support to networks both inside and outside the organisation
Core behaviours:
  • Networking and influencing both within and outside the organisation
  • Change and improvement – Encourages learning and drives for continuous improvement. Holds people accountable for their performance.
  • Communicating and influencing – Demonstrates commitment to the organisations strategic plan and objectives. Able to present complex information in a manner appropriate to a varied audience.
  • Decision making – Consults, listens and leads to take clear and timely decisions.
  • Planning and organisation – Demonstrates the ability to deal with detail as well as the ‘big picture’. Develops and uses effective plans and monitoring systems to ensure appropriate use of resources
  • Delivery and implementation – Acts as a role model for overcoming challenges and delivering against commitments and plans. Maintains consistency and effective performance despite pressures and changes.
  • Team working – Builds a strong and committed team in support of the organisation’s strategy. Is supportive of global working whilst having responsibility for team management and to develop a learning culture.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Post graduate qualification (or equivalent) in relevant fields related to Sightsavers thematic areas (NTDs, eye health, disability and social inclusion)
  • Extensive working experience in an INGO/NGO environment with an experienced background in a senior management position at country level.
  • Knowledge of project management, budget development and monitoring, and resource management
  • Knowledge of advocacy, research, impact assessment, partnership development and resource mobilisation
  • This is not an exhaustive list but an outline of the key responsibilities of the role


Salary
Local Terms & Conditions apply
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the “Application Form” and “Equal Opportunities Form” by clicking the link below and return as two separate documents to: [email protected] using the “Job title” as the subject of the email.

Application Deadline 1st September, 2019.
Date Interviews 9th September, 2019.

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