Programme manager at Sense International

Sense International is the leading global charity supporting people with deafblindness in Bangladesh, India, Tanzania, Peru, Romania and Uganda. We work with local organisations and governments to identify people with deafblindness and provide them with appropriate educational. Health and vocational services to enable them to participate in and contribute to their communities, in order to ensure a lasting and sustainable impact we impact we invest in local professionals and organizations, influence governments and advocate for change, it has its headquarters in UK, and a Regional Office in Nairobi. We are seeking to fill the vacancy in our Tanzania Country Programme Office for the Programme Manager.

Job Title: Programme manager – Tanzania

Job Purpose
To ensure the successful implementation of sense International`s programmes through efficient management of programme budgets and schedules, by ensuring that programme outputs are delivered to the expected level of quality, through managing relationships with stakeholders including government offices, and through taking corrective action where necessary to ensure the project outcomes and impact are achieved. Additional responsibilities are to design and plan new programmes, report on existing programmes both internally and to donors and to line manage the programme officer(s). 

Reporting to the Country Director you will have
• At least 5 years experience delivering projects/programmes for people with disabilities in Tanzania.
• Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation practices including the designing of Logframes and Theories of Change.
• Intermediate Skills in the use of Microsoft Office applications including proficient use of Microsoft excel.
• Sensitivity to the rights of people with disability.
• Knowledge of Disability Act, Special needs Education Policy, etc.
• Knowledge of the challenges facing people with deafblindness.
• Willingness to travel regularly, and good skills in interacting with the community.
• Excellent written English and report writing skills.
• Excellent written English and report writing skills.
• Excellent personal communication skills.
• Fluency in spoken English and Kiswahili languages.

• A degree in special needs education, or the equivalent from a recognized university.
• At least 3 years experience of working with persons with deafblindness, with particular focus on home based programmes.
• A diploma/higher level training in deafblindness.
• Training and workshop facilitation skills.
• Knowledge of both sign language
• Advanced Microsoft Excel Skills.

How to Apply
If you feel that you qualify for this job, send your application letter and current CV to the Country Director for Tanzania at: You must entitle your email in the subject line Program Manager – Tanzania. Please specify in your application letter, why you are interested in the job, how you think your experience and skills match the job description, and list your current salary/benefits and your day time contact number. Applications should be received before the 15th March. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Sense International is an equal opportunity employer.

Source: The Guardian 7th March, 2016
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