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20 May, 2016
Established in 1915, Helen Keller International (HKI) works to save the sight and lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. We combat the causes and consequences of blindness and malnutrition by establishing programs based on evidence and research in vision, health and nutrition. Headquartered in New York City, HKI currently conducts programs in 22 countries in Africa and Asia as well as in the United States.
Job Title: NTDs Program Officer
UNITED – Integrated Control of NTDs in Northern Nigeria
UNITED, a consortium of key implementing partners consisting of Sightsavers, Christian Blind Mission (CBM), Helen Keller International (HKI), MITOSATH and The Carter Centre in Nigeria are international and national leaders in the delivery of integrated NTD programmes. The global gap in NTD treatments is estimated at around 80 per cent, of which Nigeria has the largest deficit of untreated, at-risk individuals in Africa – around 100 million. UNITED is a four-year project funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) which aims to deliver 111.3 million treatments, reach 13.8 million people with mass drug administration (MDA) by 2016 and save 114,900 Disability-Adjusted Life years over the life of the project.
A first degree in microbiology, parasitology, entomology or similar field; medicine or health related field, Minimum of Master of public health or related Masters Degree and Minimum of 3 years experience working in public health.
Under the supervision of the NTDs Program Manager and the State Project Coordinator, the program officer oversees the formulation, execution, monitoring and evaluation of the DFID-funded Integrated Control of NTDs in Northern Nigeria project in Katsina state to ensure consistency with the project priorities and outcomes.
Reports directly to: State Project Coordinator
Specific duties include:
Program Monitoring & Evaluation
Advocacy and Strategic Alliances
How To Apply
All applicants should submit electronically forwarding the following under listed to [email protected]
1. A curriculum vitae, which should indicate at minimum applicant’s qualification and dates obtained; previous work experience and dates; age and referees
2. A covering letter
3. Subject of email should be NTD PROGRAM OFFICER
Application Deadline: 3rd June 2016.
Kindly note that:
Applications received after 5pm on the day will not be considered.
Only applications submitted electronically shall be considered.