Programme Officer, Responsable de programme, Yaoundé, Sightsavers

Programme Officer, Responsable de programme, Yaoundé, Sightsavers

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Location:      Yaounde, Cameroon

Contract:      Fixed Term Contract 2 years (renewable)

Salary:           Local Terms and Conditions apply

About the role of Programme Officer, NTD

This role helps to ensure that NTD projects are planned, implemented, monitored and evaluated to the highest possible standards as laid out in the organization’s policies and procedures. The postholder will collaborate with staff, partners and others to identify areas for project growth and assist in identifying and developing new initiatives.

Supporting Project Management (50%)

Work with partners to develop annual plans based on developed programs ensuring effective and smooth implementation of projects within budget.

Support partners to ensure learnings from project implementation are appropriately documented.

Ensure timely and high-quality reporting (both narrative and financial)

Develop high quality case studies for fundraising activities

Provide relevant, good quality information needed for fundraising, communication, and advocacy purposes.

Support the Country NTDs Programme Manager to ensure regular review and learning to enhance improvements in project implementation.

Financial & Resource Management (10%)

Assist in the preparation of financial forecasts and Activity Based Budgets for the NTD projects and monitor expenditure against these, together with partners ensuring proper partner accountability for Donors and Sightsavers funds.

Partnership Management (10%)

Support the team in identifying and maintaining effective partnerships within the country to sustain project achievements.

Support the team to develop and implement a coherent plan for partner capacity building in relation to the projects in their portfolio.

Monitoring (20%)

Ensure submission of timely programme reports as per agreed format and timelines.

Help maintain the risk management matrix.

Work with the Ministry of Health and partners on how to interpret and use data/findings to guide decision making.

Support the Sightsavers NTD Technical Hub to proactively analyse and submit NTDs and WASH related data.

Support the Ministry of Health and participate in conducting, where needed, treatment coverage surveys, impact assessment surveys, surveillance surveys, and project baseline surveys

Information & Communication Management (10%)

Be proactive in providing good quality information on case studies, interesting news stories etc relating to NTD projects.

Participate in all meetings and activities planned by partners in NTD projects and provide feedback.

Knowledge, skills and experience


Public health Physician or holder of high education diploma (degree or master’s degree in the following disciplines: Medicine, Biology, Sociology, Development related studies).

Proven experience within programme and project management, preferably within NGO/INGO environment.

Strong reporting skills

Proven experience in monitoring and evaluation of projects/programmes

Excellent communication skills and IT (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)

Fluency in English and French

Robust advocacy experience

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

Interviews are likely to take place mid-February 2022. This will be a two -stage process involving a test and interview.

As an equal opportunity Employer, we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Sightsavers is a Disability Confident Leader therefore qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.

Closing Date: 6 February, 2022

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