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Date Posted: 21/Nov/2013
Deadline: 30/Nov/2013

The Integrated Neglected Tropical Diseases Control Programme is supported by UK Department for International Development (DFID) led by Sightsavers in partnership with other NGOs, private organisations and the academia. The programme aims at strengthening the capacity of the national disease programmes and streamlining supply chains to get the drugs to the people who need them. Sightsavers is a highly respected international development organization working to eliminate avoidable
blindness and promote equality of opportunity for disabled people. We work with local partners in developing countries to tackle the main causes of avoidable blindness including cataract and a group of diseases that have been coined 'neglected tropical diseases' (NTDs) such as river blindness and trachoma. Sightsavers is expanding its NTD work in Nigeria and we are looking for highly motivated and skilled individuals to support this ambitious programme.

 

Programme Officers

Description Of Post/Responsibilities
- Work with partners to ensure effective and smooth implementation of projects within budget, supporting them to manage all aspects ofthe project cycle (project development. implementation, financial management, monitor and evaluation etc) support partners to ensure all projects are appropriately documented, and to ensure timely and high quality reporting (both narrative and financial)-
- Be an active member of the country team. assisting the Country Director and Programme Manager to compile regular reports monitoring and analyzing progress against the five-year strategic pl
- Provide regular reports regarding field activities
- Represent the organization at all levels with government, partners and other agencies, and advocate for the organizations philosophy and policies.

Qualifications and Experience:
- Degree in Social Sciences or Public Health (MSc. qualification will be an advantage)
- At least 5 years' experience in project management ideally in an NGO or similar environment
- Have strong analytical skills and ability to work independently within a team: be proficient in IT.
- Knowledgeable in management, with previous experience in health related projects and community development programmes will be an added advantage.
- Experience working with donor agencies or managing grants will be an added advantage
- The suitable candidate should have extensive project management skills and experience (understands and works with project budgets, forecasts and reports).
- Have excellent communication skills (both oral and written)
- Be ready to travel extensively within Nigeria

Method of Application

State four bullet points to demonstrate why you are a suitable candidate for this role. Qualified and interested candidates should request for Sightsavers Application From: [email protected] Please email the completed form together with your
CV to: v[email protected]

 

The Integrated Neglected Tropical Diseases Control Programme is supported by UK Department for International Development (DFID) led by Sightsavers in partnership with other NGOs, private organizations and the academia. The programme aims at strengthening the capacity of the national disease programmes and streamlining supply chains to get the drugs to the people who need them. Sightsavers is a highly respected international development organization working to eliminate avoidable
blindness and promote equality of opportunity for disabled people. We work with local partners in developing countries to tackle the main causes of avoidable blindness including cataract and a group of diseases that have been coined 'neglected tropical diseases' (NTDs) such as river blindness and trachoma. Sightsavers is expanding its NTD work in Nigeria and we are looking for highly motivated and skilled individuals to support this ambitious programme.

Driver

The driver will be responsible for conveying the staff of the PMO to the field and other necessary travels

Overall Purpose and Responsibility
the driver will be convey the PMO staff to the field and other necessary travels ensure the vehicle is clean and serviced when due.

Persons Specification

  • WASC certificate
  • Must possess a current driver's license
  • Must have basic knowledge of vehicle maintenance
  • Minimum of 3 years driving with an NGDO
  • Candidates with disabilities who are qualified for the position are encouraged to apply

 

Data Manager

The Data Manager will be a member of the DFID supported Integrated NTDs Control Programme Management Office (PMO) and will report to the Head of PMO. The Data Manager will be responsible for data collection, analysis and reporting on the Epidemiological and social data and training, mass drug administration and maintenance of lnformation technology for the DFID supported Integrated NTDs Control Programme in Kano, Katsina and Zamfara States. This resource person will work closely with the Head of PMO and ensure the accuracy, validity, reliability, timeliness, relevance and completeness of the programme data.

Overall Purpose and Responsibilities:
1.    Support the Head of PMO to oversee data entries, validation, analysis and reporting on the epidemiological, social data and training, mass drug administration and maintenance of information technology.
2.    Support the state programme teams in ensuring the collection of quality data.
3.    Ensure the timely dissemination of reports including key performance indicators to the Head of PMO to ensure timely production of programme reports.

Person specification:

  • Must have at least a first degree in computer science or information systems management
  • Computer literacy including hands on experience in statistical packages.
  • Experience in database management systems for an integrated programme.
  • Minimum of 5-6 years working experience, ideally in an NGO setting.

 

NTD Manager

The NTD Manager will be a member of the DFID supported Integrated NTDs Control Programme Management Office (PMO) and will report to the Head of PMO. The NTD Manager will oversee the management of the DFID supported Integrated NTDs Control Programme in Kano, Katsina and Zamfara States. This resource will work closely with the Head of PMO and implementing partners to ensure the delivery of the programme targets and monitoring of programme activities, and work with the state team to ensure quality assurance.

Overall Purpose and Responsibilities
1. To support the Head of PMO to provide effective management, coordination, and technical advice to the programme to ensure delivery of the programme target / objectives.
2.    Support the state programme teams to identify and develop innovative approaches for the implementation of Mass Drug Administration to ensure delivery of programme targets.
3.    Support the Head of PMO in monitoring the implementation of the programme in Kano, Katsina and Zamfara States.
4.    Support the Head of PMO in ensuring the use of monitoring tools developed by HPI in the states.
5.    Support the Head of PMO in revi!lwing the evidence provided by partners for the delivery of milestones for payment.
6.    Assist the state programme teams to identify opportunities for operational research.

Person specification:

  • MSc in Basic or Social Sciences or MPH
  • Technical knowledge of one or more of the five NTDs that are of public health importance in Nigeria.
  • Experience in managing an integrated NTD programme in Nigeria.
  • A demonstrated record of accomplishment in developing and managing public health programmes.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation.
  • Minimum of 5-6 years working experience. Ideally in an INGO setting.
  • Experience in the management of DFID and USAID supported programmes

 

Finance and Risk Officer

The Finance & Risk Officer will be a member of the DFID supported Integrated NTDs Control Programme Management Office (PMO) and will report to the Head of PMO. The Finance and Risk Officer will be responsible for financial oversight of the project, maintaining consolidated programme accounts, cash flow management, payment processes and ensuring that the risk mitigation strategy is applied throughout the project. The Finance and Risk Officer will work closely with the Head of PMO and implementing partners to ensure the financial principles of the contract are complied with and that proper accounting records are maintained for reporting to DFID.

Overall Purpose And Responsibilities
1.    Ensure financial control and managing risk
2.    Ensure conformity to the' principles of the contract with specific emphasis on Financial Management & Controls, Financial Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting.
3.    Financial Monitoring & Audits
4.    Monitor and Retain financial record
5.    Verify claims by partners and recommend for payment
6.    Ensure compliance with local regulations and governance requirements Programme Management

Person Specification:

  • Relevant professional accounting qualification (ACCA) or a masters qualification or bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • Experience of financial management of Donor Funds, DFID and USAID.
  • Minimum of 8-10 Years working experience, ideally in an INGO environment, experience of audit and government organization would also be advantageous

Method of Application

Qualified and interested candidates should download and complete the Sightsavers UK Application Form from www.sightsavers.org. Please email the completed form together with your CV to [email protected] by 31st November 2013. Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please note that due to the high number of applications we receive we are unable to send out individual acknowledgements for applications made. We will therefore only be able to contact you in the event that you are short listed for interview. If you have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date you may assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

 







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