Sightsavers Recent Recruitment [3 Positions]

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31 Mar, 2017

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Sightsavers is an international organization 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 following positions below:

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Location:
Kaduna State
Reports to: Kaduna State Lead/Snr NTD Manager
Responsible for: Programme Monitoring & Evaluation activities
Department: Finance and Performance

Job Summary

  • The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (MEO) will to be a member of the Kaduna State DFID supported Integrated NTDs Control Programme Management Office team and will report to the State control NTD Programme Officer.
  • Will be responsible for all programme implementation monitoring and evaluation according to a detailed plan guided by standard protocols for NTDs control.  Also will be responsible for actively sharing and using information emerging from evaluation/review, adjustment of interventions and implementation of recommendations.

Overall purpose and Responsibilities

  • Guide the overall M&E strategy, managing the interventions’ use of M&E methodology to meet proposed goals, and providing timely and relevant information to programme management.
  • Support the NTDs control Programme Officer and team to develop a detailed programme monitoring plan and jointly use it to guide programme management.
  • Support the NTDs control Programme Officer to monitor and implement appropriate actions to improve efficiency and quality of project implementation.
  • Ensure harmonisation of the programme’s M&E with the State  Ministry of Health systems
  • Work with the programme team and other collaborating agencies to ensure that lessons of sound practice are documented and disseminated.
  • Facilitate 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
  • Proactively verify quality of NTDs control data from the field
  • Ensure NTDs control data is updated as required and shared with relevant agencies

Job Purpose

  • The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (MEO) will to be a member of the Kaduna State DFID supported NTDs Programme Management Office team and will report to the State Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Programme Officer.
  • She/he will be responsible for all programme implementation monitoring and evaluation according to a detailed plan guided by standard protocols for NTDs. She/he will ensure that information from monitoring, evaluation and other assessments is actively used to inform and adjust project implementation. She/he will be responsible for actively sharing and using information emerging from evaluation/review, adjustment of interventions and implementation of recommendations.
  • The MEO will be responsible for actively seeking and providing feedback on NTDs control and submission of all required NTD control deliverables to the programme office (PO) and Sightsavers as required by donors.

Principal Accountabilities
Quality of Programme (40% of time):

  • Support the NTDs PO and team to develop a detailed programme monitoring plan and jointly use it to guide programme management.
  • Support the NTDs PO 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.
  • Manage monitoring and evaluation system and structures of the programme
  • Support NTDs team to proactively analyse and submit NTDs data
  • Ensure submission of timely programme reports as per agreed format and timelines
  • Provide periodic update and reports on programme implementation monitoring
  • Support in planning and conducting baseline studies and evaluation if required

Management quality (50%):

  • Facilitate and participate in regular monitoring of on-going programme activities in close coordination with the PO
  • Work with key stakeholders and undertake regular visits to LGAs and communities to oversee and ensure quality and efficiency of monitoring activities
  • Support the NTDs teams to develop and use quality standard indicators/checklist during monitoring visits
  • Support the NTDs teams in monitoring drugs and other NTDs supplies inventories and balances in LGAs and communities
  • Support the NTDs PO in proactively identifying programme implementers’ training and other needs and provide recommendations for improving performance.
  • Provide regular update of reporting formats
  • Ensure that programme monitoring system and reporting are enhanced through innovative approach.
  • Proactively verify quality of NTDs data from the field

Representation and Networking (10%):

  • Represent the programme office on monitoring and evaluation issues at relevant state ministries and other agencies
  • Ensure NTDs data is updated as required and shared with relevant agencies.

Jobholder Entry Requirements
The essential knowledge, skills and behaviours required:

  • Technical knowledge of one or more of the five leading NTDs.
  • Experience in managing an integrated NTDs programme in Nigeria.
  • A demonstrated record of accomplishment in developing and managing public health programmes.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation.
  • Minimum of 5-6 years 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 in Computer Science or Information Systems Management or related disciplines
  • Computer literacy including hands on experience in statistical packages.
  • Experience in database management systems for an integrated programme.
  • Minimum of 5-6 years 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:

  • State NTDs control PO
  • State Programme teams
  • Relevant State Ministries
  • LGAs NTDs Coordinators
  • LGAs NTDs control teams

External:

  • Head of PMO
  • Lead Person for Kaduna State Programme
  • Partners
  • Consultants
  • Other Non-Government agencies

Financial data:

  • Budget responsibilities.

Salary
Local T’s & C’s.

Application Closing Date: 14th April, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download an Application Pack ( Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form) below and return the completed Application Form and Equal Opportunities form as two separate documents to: [email protected]

Click Here to Download Application Form (MS Word)

Click Here to Download Equal Opportunities Form (MS Word)

Note

  • Due to the high number of applications we receive we are unable to send out individual acknowledgements for submitted applications. We will therefore only be able to contact you in the event that you are short listed for interview.
  • If you are not contacted within two weeks of the closing date you may assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion
  • We are an equal opportunities employer, and we particularly encourage qualified people living with a disability to apply.

 

Job Title: Programme Officer, Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) Project
Location:
Makurdi, Benue
Job Type: 2 year fixed term contract
Reports to: Programme Manager
Responsible for: Coordination of Benue State NTD Programme
Department: Sightsavers Nigeria Country Office

Summary

  • The Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Programme Officer (PO) will be a member of the UK Aid Match and Givewell supported Benue NTD Programme management team and will report to the Programme Manager.

Overall Purpose and Responsibilities

  • The Officer will provide general coordination to the programme management team and serve as the programme implementation manager in Benue State.
  • This resource will work closely with the Benue State Lead Person, partners and direct programme implementers to ensure the delivery of programme targets and monitoring of programme activities.
  • You will work with the state and twenty two (22) Local Government Areas (LGAs) NTD Coordinators and their teams to ensure quality assurance in programme implementation
  • Support the Benue State NTD (coordinator) Lead Person to provide effective management, coordination, and technical advice to the programme to ensure the delivery of the programme targets.
  • Support the Benue State NTD Lead Person in monitoring programme implementation in the state. Conduct monthly programme site visits and follow up on outstanding issues as an integral part of the position.
  • Ensure NTDs data is updated as required and shared with relevant agencies

Job Purpose

  • The Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Programme Officer (PO) will be a member of the UK Aid Match and Givewell supported Benue State NTDs programme management team and will report to the Sightsavers Programme Manager.
  • The Officer will provide general coordination to the programme management team and serve as the programme implementation manager in Benue State.
  • This resource will work closely with the Benue State NTD Lead Person, partners and direct programme implementers to ensure the delivery of programme targets and monitoring of programme activities, and work with the state and twenty three (23) Local Government Areas (LGAs) NTDs control Coordinators and their teams to ensure quality assurance.

Principal Accountabilities
Programme Management (50% of time):

  • Support the Benue State NTD (coordinator) Lead Person to provide effective management, coordination, and technical advice to the programme to ensure the delivery of the programme targets.
  • Coordinate contract implementation in the state and ensure adherence to work plans and budgets for the achievement of planned project outputs.
  • Coordinate the preparation of quarterly and annual reports to Sightsavers and as required
  • Coordinate capacity building initiatives as required at the state and LGAs levels
  • Support the state and LGAs programme teams to identify and develop innovative approaches for the implementation of Mass Drug Administration (MDA) to ensure delivery of programme targets.
  • Support collaboration with relevant governmental, non-governmental agencies and stakeholders where necessary for the effective implementation of project activities

Monitoring and Evaluation (30% of time):

  • Support the Benue State NTD Lead Person in monitoring programme implementation in the state. Conduct monthly programme site visits and follow up on outstanding issues as an integral part of the position.
  • Support the Benue State NTD Lead Person in reviewing the evidence provided by partners for the delivery of milestones for payment
  • Officer will be responsible for guiding the overall Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) strategy, managing the interventions and use of M&E methodology to meet proposed goals.

Representation and Networking (10%):

  • Represent the programme office on monitoring and evaluation issues at relevant state ministries and other agencies
  • Ensure NTDs data is updated as required and shared with relevant agencies

Research (10% of time):

  • Assist the state programme team to identify opportunities for operational research.

Job Holder Entry Requirements – The Essential Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours Required

  • Technical knowledge of one or more of the five leading NTDs.
  • Experience in managing an integrated NTD programme.
  • A demonstrated record of accomplishment in developing and managing public health programmes.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation.
  • Minimum of 5-6 years working experience, ideally in an INGO setting.
  • Experience in the management of donors supported programmes.

Knowledge (education and related experience):

  • Must have at least a first degree in Development Sciences and other related disciplines from a reputable institution
  • Computer literacy including hands on experience in statistical packages.
  • Experience in database management systems for an integrated programme.
  • Minimum of 5-6 years working experience, ideally in an INGO setting.

Skills (special training or competence):

  • Excellent management, interpersonal, teamwork, communication and negotiation skills
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to build strong working relationships to enable effective management of partnerships
  • Proven ability to think strategically and translate concepts into effective action plans.
  • 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 3
    • Active listener

Key Relationships
Internal:

  • Senor NTD Manager
  • Programme Manager
  • M&E Officer
  • Finance &Logistics Officer
  • Driver
  • Store Keeper
  • State Programme teams
  • LGAs Programme teams

External:

  • Partners
  • Consultants
  • Research institutions
  • Non-Governmental Agencies

Application Closing Date
14th April, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download an Application Pack (Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form) below and return the completed Application Form and Equal Opportunities form as two separate documents to: [email protected]

Click Here to Download Application Form (MS Word)

Click Here to Download Equal Opportunities Form (MS Word)

Note

  • Due to the high number of applications we receive we are unable to send out individual acknowledgements for submitted applications. We will therefore only be able to contact you in the event that you are short listed for interview.
  • If you are not contacted within two weeks of the closing date you may assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion
  • We are an equal opportunities employer, and we particularly encourage qualified people living with a disability to apply.

 

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Programme Assistant
Location: Benue State (partner level)
Job Type: 2 year fixed term contract
Reports to: Programme Officer
Responsible for: Programme Monitoring & Evaluation activities
Department: Finance and Performance

Job Purpose

  • The Monitoring and Evaluation Programme Assistant (MEA) will to be a member of the State NTDs Programme team and will report to the Sightsavers Programme Officer.
  • She/he will be responsible for all programme implementation monitoring and evaluation according to a detailed plan guided by standard protocols for NTDs control and UK Aid Match Oncho/LF Logframe and Givewell Schisto/STH logframe.
  • She/he will ensure that information from monitoring, evaluation and other assessments are actively used to inform and adjust project implementation.
  • She/he will be responsible for actively sharing and using information emerging from evaluation/review, adjustment of interventions and implementation of recommendations.
  • The MEA will be responsible for actively seeking and providing feedback on NTDs control and submission of all required NTDs control / UK Aid Match Log frame indicators deliverables to the programme office and Sightsavers as required by donors.
  • Support the Sightsavers programme Officer and Benue State NTD team to develop a detailed programme monitoring plan (as detailed in the UK Aid Match log frame) and jointly use it to guide programme management.
  • Support the state NTD team to monitor and implement appropriate actions to improve efficiency and quality of project implementation.
  • The MEA will be responsible for actively seeking and providing feedback on NTDs control and submission of all required NTDs control/ UK Aid Match and Givewell Log frame indicators deliverables to the programme office and Sightsavers as required by donors.
  • The Monitoring and Evaluation Programme Assistant will be based in Sightsavers Benue and will coordinate all programme activities and it’s reporting in the state.

Principal Accountabilities
Quality of Programme (40% of time):

  • Support the Sightsavers programme Officer and Benue State NTD team to develop a detailed programme monitoring plan (as detailed in the UK Aid Match log frame) and jointly use it to guide programme management.
  • 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 and mentor NTDs control team to proactively analyse and submit NTDs control data
  • Ensure submission of timely programme reports as per agreed format and timelines
  • Manage monitoring and evaluation system and structures of the programme
  • Provide periodic update and reports on programme implementation monitoring
  • Support in planning and conducting coverage surveys; Pre-Transmission Assessment Survey and (Pre-TAS), Transmission Assessment Survey (TAS), collecting data for specific research questions,
  • Ensure effective communication through feedback (internal and external, formal informal etc) of findings, conclusions and recommendations from monitoring.

Management quality (50%):

  • Facilitate 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
  • Support the NTDs control teams to develop 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 of reporting formats, and use of the Sightsavers programme portal
  • Ensure that programme monitoring system and reporting of the UKAID Match monitoring plan/log is implemented through innovative approach.
  • Proactively monitor programme implementation as defined in the UKAID match log frame indicators and means of verifications. .
  • Proactively verify quality of NTDs control data from the field

Representation and Networking (10%):

  • Represent the programme office on monitoring and evaluation issues at relevant state ministries and other agencies
  • Ensure NTDs control data is updated as required and shared with relevant agencies

Requirements
Essential knowledge, skills and behaviours required:

  • Technical knowledge of one or more of the five leading 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.
  • Minimum of 2-5 years 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 in Computer Science or Information Systems management or related disciplines
  • Computer literacy including hands on experience in statistical packages.
  • Experience in database management systems for an integrated programme.
  • Minimum of 2-5 years 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:

  • Benue State NTD teams
  • Relevant State Ministries
  • LGAs NTDs Coordinators
  • LGAs NTDs control teams

External:

  • Sightsavers Programme Officer
  • Partners
  • Consultants
  • Other Non-Government agencies

Application Closing Date
14th April, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download an Application Pack (Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form) below and return the completed Application Form and Equal Opportunities form as two separate documents to: [email protected]

Click Here to Download Application Form (MS Word)

Click Here to Download Equal Opportunities Form (MS Word)

Note

  • Due to the high number of applications we receive we are unable to send out individual acknowledgments for submitted applications. We will therefore only be able to contact you in the event that you are short listed for interview.
  • If you are not contacted within two weeks of the closing date you may assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion
  • We are an equal opportunities employer, and we particularly encourage qualified people living with a disability to apply.

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