Title: Programme Officer (Neglected Tropical Diseases) Contract: 2 year fixed term contract Office location: Senegal Salary: Local Terms and Conditions apply

Sightsavers Senegal Country Office is excited to offer the opportunity for an NTDs
Programme Officer to join their team and provide strategic support to the Accelerate Project
to aid the elimination of Trachoma in Senegal.
As the NTDs Programme Officer you will take overall responsibility for coordinating district
and national level activities under the direction of the Programme Manager and Country

Director. You will be responsible for all programme implementation monitoring and
evaluation and ensure that information from these and other assessments are actively used
by MoH and implementing partners to inform and adjust implementation when necessary.
The NTDs Programme Officer will be key to support the Sightsavers programme to maintain
updated data on the elimination or control of all NTD programmes in Senegal. Furthermore,
the post holder with collaborate with the Ministry of Health NTD office to monitor appropriate
actions to improve project implementation, ensure adaption and adoption of preferred
practices and assess their application across the programme, help with annual and quarterly
planning to meet the targets set out in the project proposal and support activities to fight
against other NTDs.
As the successful candidate you will have a degree (or equivalent) in Health, Project
Management, Social Sciences, Development Studies and/or Public Health. You will have
extensive working experience in a similar role, preferably within an INGO, have a
background of engaging with Government line Ministries, possess experience of
designing/managing health programmes at district or national levels and have an
understanding of one or more of the leading PCT NTDs. Fluency in English is required.
This is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills, please read the complete
Job Description for further details
Closing date: 16th February 2020
Interviews: Week commencing 24th February 2020
How to apply
To apply, and for further details about the role, please download an application pack from
Please be advised that CV’s and Cover Letters will not be considered in the application process.
As an equal opportunities employer we actively encourage applications from all sections of the
community. Qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.