Programme Officer – Eye Health at Sightsavers

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.Sightsavers is recruiting to fill the following vacant positions below:Job Title: Programme Officer – Eye Health (2 year fixed term contract)Office location: Nigeria, KadunaSalary: Local T’s & C’sThe Programme Officer (Eye Health) is responsible for programmatic implementation of the Eye Health programme in Nigeria focussing initially on Childhood Blindness in Kaduna, Sokoto and Zamfara States. This responsibility will also include a new Nigeria eye health programme which will cover a number of states.The successful candidate will work closely with the Senior Programme Manager (Eye Health) to manage relationship with various partners – federal and states’ Ministries of Health and tertiary institutions, identify areas for project growth and assist in identifying and developing new initiatives.Role responsibilities;Programme ManagementSupport all Sightsavers supported eye health initiatives through by providing effective management, coordination, and technical adviceCoordinate contract implementation by the partners and ensure adherence to work plans and budgetsCoordinate the preparation of quarterly and annual reportsCoordinate capacity building initiativesSupport the partner teams and collaborate with relevant governmental, non-governmental agencies and stakeholders where necessaryMonitoring and EvaluationSupport the Snr Programme manager in monitoring programme implementation in the states and reviewing the evidence provided by partners for the delivery of targetsResponsible 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 NetworkingRepresent the Snr Programme manager (Eye Health) on monitoring and evaluation issues and ensuring all project data is updated and shared with relevant agencies

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