NGO Job Vacancies at Sightsavers Nigeria

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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Programme Officer Inclusive Education Programme (IEP)

Location: Kogi
Salary: Local Terms & Conditions apply
Contract: 2 year fixed term contract

Job Details

  • Sightsavers are happy to offer an excellent opportunity to join the organisation and enhance the quality of the IEP, with a focus on the education of people with disabilities. The role will also ensure that the programme is planned, implemented, monitored and evaluated to the highest possible standards.
  • Working with Sightsavers partners the post holder will identify organisations with whom we can work to achieve strategic objectives of ensuring people with disabilities have equal rights and opportunities, as well as building and supporting longer term partner relationships. Support to partners is given by disseminating information about Sightsavers work, promoting shared learning and collaboration, and identifying their technical and capacity building needs.
  • The post holder will work with the UK Disability Development programme team and other consortia members to coordinate activities and sharing of lessons learned. All aspects of the programme cycle will be managed by this role, as well as liaising and working with the Senior Global Technical Lead (Education), assisting partners with the preparation of budgets and forecasts, monitoring expenditure of project financial resources and ensuring partners submit timely and accurate financial returns.
  • The successful candidate will possess a tertiary qualification in social sciences, education or development studies (Bachelors or above, or similar), will have experience in inclusive education programme skills assessment, knowledge of current issues and best practices in disability and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Familiarity with relevant national legislation and policies and an extensive background implementing programmes with the disability sector is also required.

Application Closing Date
3rd February, 2019.

Interview Date

11th February, 2019

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should download and fill the “Application Form” and “Equal Opportunities Form” below and submit as two separate documents to: jobs@sightsavers.org

Click here to download the Application Form (MS Word)

Click here to download the Equal Opportunities Form (MS Word)

Note

  • We will be contacting shortlisted candidates for interview shortly after the closing dates. We regret that in view of the large number of applications we receive, we are unable to respond if you are unsuccessful. We hope you understand the need to concentrate resources towards our work.
  • We’re an equal opportunities employer, and we particularly encourage qualified people living with a disability to apply. Find out about our commitment to inclusion.

 

Job Title: Programme Officer, Inclusion Works

Location: Sightsavers Country Office, Kaduna Nigeria
Reports to: Snr Programme Manager Operations, Nigeria Country Office
Responsible for: Coordination and Supervision of Inclusion Works Programme

Overall purpose and responsibilities: (the overall purpose and function of the job)

  • The Programme Officer Inclusion Works Programme (IWP) will work to enhance the quality of the IWP, which focuses on the economic empowerment of persons with disabilities through formal employment.
  • The post holder will ensure that the programme is planned, implemented, monitored and evaluated to the highest possible quality standards.

Principal Accountabilities (specific activities and end results)
Working with Partners (25% of time):

  • Identify partner organizations with whom Sightsavers can work to achieve the programme and organization’s strategic objective of ensuring that people with disabilities have equal rights and opportunities through both service delivery and advocacy work.
  • Build effective partner relationships and support longer term relationships that go beyond the duration of the project by disseminating information and advocating for the programme goals and Sightsavers work in general.
  • Support partners to identify their own technical and organizational capacity building needs and facilitate providing technical assistance to support them through the programme cycle.
  • Establish partnership agreements with partners where appropriate
  • Promote shared learning and collaboration between partners by facilitating partner networks and meetings.

Programme Management 50% of the time):

  • Work with the UK Inclusion Works programme team and other members of the consortia to coordinate implementation of activities and sharing of lessons learned.
  • Manage all aspects of the programme cycle with the partners including effective planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, financial and asset management, reporting and documentation.
  • Liaise and work with the Global Technical Lead (Disability Inclusive Economic Empowerment) and other internal expertise as required.
  • Supporting partners to ensure that programme documentation and reports are made available in a timely and accessible way.

Financial & Resource Management (15% of time):

  • Assist programme partners in the preparation of budgets and forecasts.
  • Monitor expenditure of project financial resources in liaison with the Finance and Support Services Manager (FSSM) and the Programme Manager.
  • Ensure that partners submit timely and accurate financial returns.
  • Ensure that partners manage and utilize programme assets as per Sightsavers’ and/or donor policy.
  • Follow up with partners on actions arising from audits carried out by the finance team or external auditors.

Information & Communication Management (10% of time):

  • Be proactive in providing good quality information on case studies and interesting news stories relating to the programme to support preparation of fundraising materials and advocacy materials for Sightsavers headquarters in UK
  • Ensure that the fund-raising and communication department in HH receive appropriate materials and information as required to support donor reporting requirements.
  • Participate in all PR activities related to social inclusion e.g. World Sight Day, Person with Disabilities Day etc.
  • Represent Sightsavers in programme and disability related meetings and advocate for Sightsavers philosophy and policies.
  • Disseminate information about Sightsavers and its work to partners
  • Attend to visitors to and from the programme and partners.

The principle accountabilities are not meant to be an exhaustive list of tasks. The need for flexibility is required and the job holder is expected to carry out any other related duties that are within the employee’s skills and abilities whenever reasonably instructed.

Jobholder Entry Requirements – Core behaviours, qualification, knowledge, skills and experience
Core behaviours:

  • Networking and influencing both within and outside the organisation
  • Change and improvement – consistently strives to achieve high standards of performance. Responds positively to change by adapting own behaviour/approach.
  • Communicating and influencing – Understands how their role contributes to the organisation vision. Communicates confidently and effectively with colleagues and partners
  • Decision making – Gathers relevant information and uses effective reasoning to make timely decisions.
  • Planning and organisation – Prioritises activities and develops plans to achieve them, monitoring own progress. Analyses and organises routine data on a regular basis.
  • Delivery and implementation – Gets things done, can be relied upon to do what they say they will and is committed to achieving good quality work to agreed standards.
  • Team working – Understands how their work impacts on others. Knows about other parts of the organisation and contributes positively to a global team.

Qualifications, Knowledge and experience

  • A tertiary qualification (Bachelors or above) in Social Sciences, Education, Development Studies or Public Health.
  • Prior experience with labour market issues including labour market skills assessment, skills training/development, internships, job placements and job fairs
  • Knowledge of current issues and best practices in disability, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and employment.
  • Familiarity with national legislation and policies in the field of disability, human rights and employment.
  • Extensive experience implementing programmes, including experience of the disability sector.
  • Experience of designing, managing and carrying out advocacy work for social inclusion/disability programmes.
  • Experience providing technical assistance to other organizations

Key relationships 
Internal:

  • Project Director IWP
  • Senior Global Technical Lead – Education and Global Technical Lead- Disability Inclusive Economic Empowerment
  • Finance and Logistics Officer
  • The Senior Global Technical Lead- Education
  • Global Technical Lead (Disability Inclusive Economic Empowerment)
  • Grant Finance Manager Inclusion Work
  • Country Director

External:

  • Ministries of Women Affairs & Social Development and Education
  • Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities.
  • Other Relevant government agencies
  • Other Partners
  • Consultants
  • Other Non-Government agencies

Application Closing Date
3rd February, 2019.

Interview Date

11th February, 2019

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should download and fill the “Application Form” and “Equal Opportunities Form” below and submit as two separate documents to: jobs@sightsavers.org

Click here to download the Application Form (MS Word)

Click here to download the Equal Opportunities Form (MS Word)

Note

  • We will be contacting shortlisted candidates for interview shortly after the closing dates. We regret that in view of the large number of applications we receive, we are unable to respond if you are unsuccessful. We hope you understand the need to concentrate resources towards our work.
  • We’re an equal opportunities employer, and we particularly encourage qualified people living with a disability to apply. Find out about our commitment to inclusion.

 

Job Title: Finance & Logistics Officer

Location: Nigeria Country Office, Kaduna
Reports to: Nigeria Country Office Finance & Support Services Manager
Responsible for: Programmes Finance and Logistics

Overall purpose and responsibilities: (the overall purpose and function of the job)

  • The Finance and Logistics Officer (F&LO) will work to enhance the quality of the Inclusive Education Programme (IEP), which focuses on the education of persons with disabilities through formal Education and the Inclusion Works Programme (IWP), which focuses on the economic empowerment of persons with disabilities through formal employment.
  • The officer will be responsible for financial and logistics oversight of the programmes, maintaining consolidated programmes accounts, cash flow management and payment processes. This resource will work closely with the Finance & Logistics Manager and implementing partners to ensure the financial principles of the contract are complied with and that proper accounting records are maintained for reporting to Sightsavers.
  • The position will plan and support the delivery of supplies and the application of an efficient commodity and logistics system for the programmes in accordance with donor requirements.

Principal Accountabilities (specific activities and end results)
Financial Management (50% of time):

  • Ensure financial control and managing risk
  • Ensure conformity to the policies and procedures of the contract with specific emphasis on:
    • Financial Management & Controls
    • Financial Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting
    • Financial Monitoring & Audits
    • Monitor and Retain financial record
    • Verify claims by programme implementers and recommend for payment
  • Ensure compliance to local regulations and governance requirements

Programme Logistics (40%):

  • Implement and maintain vehicle, fleet logistics and movement protocols, including vehicle maintenance, fleet documentation, pre-travel authorization, travel insurance and vehicle and equipment protocols
  • Tracking, monitoring and inventory analysis of the programmes and supplies employing the use of monitoring tools, spread sheets and data bases.

Programme Management (10%):

  • Support, administer and strengthen financial management, accountability and capacities of partners in accordance with the principles of the contract.
  • Develop and provide grant management support
  • Ensure proper financial monitoring of partners including audit of funds provided.
  • Ensure partners comply with the policies and procedures of the contract and retain appropriate financial and drugs records

Job holder entry requirements – the essential knowledge, skills and behaviours required 
Knowledge (education and related experience):

  • University degree in the relevant field ( a professional accounting qualification will be an added advantage)
  • Extensive working experience, ideally in an INGO environment but experience of audit and government organization would also be advantageous
  • Experience of financial management of Donor Funds.
  • Previous experience working in a multidisciplinary team in a health sector setting.

Skills (special training or competence):

  • Project Financial management and data analysis skills
  • Project Logistics management skills
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral & written)
  • Capacity building or facilitation skills
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • IT skill – Proficiency Excel, MS Word, an accounting package and emailing
  • Ability to understand and work with project budgets, forecasts and reports.

Core behaviours 
Sightsavers core behaviours are:

  • Change and Improvement
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Decision Making
  • Team Working
  • Planning and Organising
  • Delivery and Implementation

Plus, we would expect the following:

  • Interpersonal and intercultural sensitivity
  • High degree of integrity
  • Active listener

Key relationships 
Internal:

  • IEP and IWP Programmes Officers
  • Finance and Support Services Manager
  • The Senior Global Technical Lead- Education
  • Global Technical Lead (Disability Inclusive Economic Empowerment)
  • Grant Finance Manager Inclusion Work
  • Country Director

External:

  • Ministries of Women Affairs & Social Development and Education
  • Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities.
  • Other Relevant government agencies
  • Other Partners
  • Consultants
  • Other Non-Government agencies

Application Closing Date
3rd February, 2019.

Interview Date

11th February, 2019

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should download and fill the “Application Form” and “Equal Opportunities Form” below and submit as two separate documents to: jobs@sightsavers.org

Click here to download the Application Form (MS Word)

Click here to download the Equal Opportunities Form (MS Word)

Note

  • We will be contacting shortlisted candidates for interview shortly after the closing dates. We regret that in view of the large number of applications we receive, we are unable to respond if you are unsuccessful. We hope you understand the need to concentrate resources towards our work.
  • We’re an equal opportunities employer, and we particularly encourage qualified people living with a disability to apply. Find out about our commitment to inclusion.