NTD Programme Manager – 2 year fixed term contract at Sightsavers

The Guardian 1 August 2016

NTD Programme Manager – 2 year fixed term contract

Our vision is of a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes and where visually impaired people participate equally in society. Each year, we improve the lives of millions of people in the poorest parts of the world.

Reporting to the Country Director, the incumbent will lead on programmatic management for the implementation of the trachoma fast track initiative (FTI) and on integration of mass drug administration against NTDs.
  1. Strategic Programme Planning and Development
  • Participate in strategic planning processes to successfully drive the direction and delivery of cost-effective services and ensure objectives are met in line with national policies and Sightsavers’ FTI goals.
  1. Country Programme Management
  • Provide effective management, coordination, technical advice and resource allocation necessary to support the country programmes to deliver NTD targets through quality service delivery.
  1. Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Lead on supporting country teams in developing a system for monitoring and evaluating NTD programme performance.
  1. Advocacy and Strategic Alliances
  • Build and maintain meaningful working relationships with a variety of partners and other stakeholders at national and international level in order to strengthen opportunities for advocacy and higher visibility.
  1. Fundraising
  • Provide assistance in identifying possible funding sources to support programme delivery and work with other colleagues and partners to secure those funds.
  1. Research
  • Assist project teams and MoHSW in Tanzania in disseminating information on NTD activities, studies, research and lessons learned at national and international level.
The ideal candidate will be a Tanzanian national (or any national permitted to work in Tanzania) who possesses a degree in a relevant field (Social Sciences, Development Studies, Public Health, Education). You must have technical knowledge of two or more of the five leading NTDs and have experience of managing an integrated NTD programme, ideally in an international context, having extensive programme management experience, with responsibility for large donor funded budgets preferably in the area of eye health or a demonstrated record of accomplishment in developing and managing public health programmes. Extensive experience in coordinating a large consortium grant is required as is experience in advocacy, monitoring & evaluation, and management of large and complex (multi-sectoral) projects. You will be a strategic thinker, who possesses strong critical thinking, problem solving, analytical and presentation skills with ability to influence high-level ministry officials at both regional and national levels.

Closing Date: August 21, 2016

How to apply

To apply for this post, please download our application form (download in Large Print here) and return the completed application form and equal opportunities form (download in Large Print here) as two separate documents to jobs@sightsavers.org.
We’re an equal opportunities employer, and we particularly encourage qualified people living with a disability to apply.
We will be contacting shortlisted candidates for interview, shortly after the closing dates. We very much regret that in view of the large number of applications we receive, we are unable to respond if you are unsuccessful. I am sure that you will understand the need to concentrate resources towards our work.

Please attach APPLICATION and EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES form only. NO CV’s accepted




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