Project Coordinator – 2 year fixed term contract at Sightsavers

The Guardian 1 August 2016
Project Coordinator – 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.
Sightsavers, an international development organization that promotes the prevention and cure of avoidable blindness, and promotes equality and opportunity for disabled people, seeks to recruit a mature, experienced, self-driven, dynamic and result oriented Project Coordinator who is keen to develop a career in a dynamic organisation and challenging environment.

Reporting to the NTD Programme Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for Trachoma SAFE project in Pwani region, for planning, organising, implementation, coordination, reporting and overall management of the project, ensuring consistency with Sightsavers strategy & quality standards, commitments and goals. The coordinator will also be responsible for partnership relations in Pwani region.
The ideal candidate will be a Tanzanian national who holds a degree in a relevant field (Social Sciences, Development Studies, Public Health and Economics). He/she must have extensive project management experience in donor supported project (especially multilateral donors e.g. DFID, USAID), ideally in an NGO environment with responsibility of large budgets or a demonstrated record of accomplishment in coordinating and managing large and complex projects is required as experience in advocacy, monitoring and evaluation.
Extensive experience in working with Partners (Consortium, Civil Societies, and Governments etc.) is an added advantage. He/she 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
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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