• Accra
  • Sightsavers
Job Description:

  • Sightsavers Ghana office is currently seeking a Programme Manager to implement, develop, design, and monitor in country projects. The Programme Manager will also identify and contribute to programme growth and development in collaboration with partners and colleagues.

    The Programme Manager duties include:

    • Supporting partners by providing technical advice and expertise on the core thematic areas of Sightsavers work and give guidance to ensure the successful implementation of projects.
    • Support the development and implementation of country advocacy plans in line with projects and represent Sightsavers at the appropriate forums with partners and stakeholders.
    • Lead on partnership assessment initiatives and develop a coherent plan of partner capacity building, and support project officers in the implementation of those plans.
    • Oversee the work of the Programme Officers to manage all aspects of the project cycle including planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation to ensure project documentation and reporting is of a high quality and meets donor/compliance requirements.
    • Ensure that all aspects of the programme are effectively monitored and evaluated on an ongoing basis and that learning is systematically used to continuously improve all projects and programmes, in country and share across the organisation.
    • Work collaboratively with Senior Programme Manager and finance colleagues to monitor project budget and expenditure, advising on financial trends and to support the strengthening of partner financial capacity.
    • Lead the programme team to develop a plan for the office which reflects country and organizational priorities and deadlines and use this to ensure effective ongoing programme delivery.
    • Support the Senior Programme Manager to contributes individual and country learning/ experience into broader organisational learning and policy development.
    • Support the country team in developing a system for monitoring and evaluating country programme portfolio performance.
    • Provide direction and support to assist country research teams and help them to identify operational research opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of NTD elimination efforts, prevention of avoidable blindness and visual impairment as well as promoting social inclusion issues.
    • Assist project teams and country Ministries of Health in disseminating information on social inclusion and NTD activities, studies, research and lessons learned at national and international level.
    • Act as the first point of contact for any safeguarding incidents or concerns.

    The Programme Manager role is a highly varied and involved position and the above is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills. Please see the Job Description for full details.

    Skills and Experience

    As the ideal candidate, you will possess working experience or a post graduate qualification in a relevant field, have extensive experience working within an NGO environment in a leading position with a background in line and team management, and hold knowledge of project design and management, budget development and monitoring, resource management.

    Further requirements include;

    • Knowledge of advocacy, research, impact assessment, partnership development and resource mobilisation
    • Excellent report writing skills
    • Strategic programme development experience
    • Safeguarding experience
    • Experience of working with partners and building relationships
    • Advocacy experience
    • Experience of working with Government organisations and MOH

    Candidates are welcome to demonstrate their ability to match the person specification by expanding on how their experience, training and/or qualifications might have provided them with the knowledge or skills required for the role. Successful candidates will be appointed on merit.

    Next Steps

    Please be advised that this role is subject to funding, so it may be delayed or withdrawn.

    To apply for this exciting new opportunity, please create and account and submit your CV via our recruitment portal. We are particularly interested in learning of your motivations for applying. We anticipate that interviews may be delayed due to securing funding. We will ensure to keep all candidates updated regarding this.

    Closing date: 16 June 2024

    As a global equal opportunities employer, Sightsavers is committed to embracing diversity throughout our workforce by creating an inclusive environment that reflects the many cultures and locations where we work. Our workforce will be truly representative of all sections of society and we will actively promote the inclusion of individuals with a disability. Sightsavers is a Disability Confident Leader and qualified people with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.

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