Senior Programme Manager 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:  Senior Programme Manager (15 month fixed term contract)Office Location: Nigeria, KadunaSalary: Local T’s & C’s applyThe Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust (QEDJT) is expanding its support to the trachoma elimination programme in Nigeria from August 2017 to March 2019. This includes support to Trachomatous Trichiasis Surgeries (TT Surgery) and mass administration medicines as well as other initiatives in the national trachoma elimination programme.The role will coordinate and support the oversight of the quality assurance of Trichiasis surgeries, F & E component in the Sightsavers supported states and adherence to preferred practice for Trichiasis. The successful candidate will work closely with the Country Director and implementing partners to ensure the delivery of the programme targets and monitoring of programme activities and work with the state teams to ensure quality assurance.Position accountabilities;Programme ManagementProvide effective management, coordination and technical advice to ensure the delivery of the Trachoma S, F & E targetsSupport coordination and implementation of Trichiasis surgery plans and ensure adherence to work plans and budgets for the achievement of planned project outputs and targets in each stateMonitoring and EvaluationSupport in monitoring the implementation of the TT surgeries in the States supported by the QEDJT.Support the in monitoring and supervision of Trichiasis surgeries and clearing TT backlogs and adherence to preferred practices.Support the Country Programme in ensuring the use of monitoring tools developed for trichiasis surgery in the states.Support the Country Programme in reviewing the evidence provided by partners for the delivery of milestones for payment.Support in monitoring of surgical quality, patient satisfaction, and data quality during the 3-6 month period following trichiasis surgery.ResearchAssist the state programme teams to identify opportunities for operational research.Work in close collaboration with research partners to conduct research on relevant research topics and disseminate findings to improve programme performance.

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