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Date Posted

May 25, 2015


Sightsavers Nigeria

Job Title

Neglected Tropical Diseases Control Programme Officer At Sightsavers Nigeria

Job Type



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 at diseases that have been coined neglected tropical diseases such as river blindness and trachoma. We help the people who need it most - those living in poverty in some of the world's poorest countries

The Integrated Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) 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 anti streamlining supply chains to get the drugs to the people who need them.

Neglected Tropical Diseases Control Programme Officer

Job Description

  • The Programme Officer will be a member of the OFID supported Integrated NTDs Programme for Kaduna State NTD and will report to the Nigeria Country Office (NCO) NTDs Programme Manager.
  • The NTD Programme Officer will oversee the activities of the DFID supported Integrated NTDs Programme in Kaduna State.

Overall Purpose and Responsibilities

  • Support the NCO NTDs Programme Manager to provide effective management, coordination, and technical advice to the programme.
  • Ensure the delivery of the programme targets.
  • Coordinate the preparation of quarterly and annual reports to Sightsavers and as required by donors
  • Support the state and Local Government Areas (LGAs) programme teams to idientify and develop innovative approaches for the implementation of Mass Drug Administration (MDA) to ensure delivery of programme targets.
  • Support collaboration with relevant governmental, non-governmental agencies and stakeholders where necessary for the effective implementation of prefect activities,
  • Support the NCO NTD Programme Manager in monitoring the implementation of the Kaduna State NTDs control programme.

Person Specification

  • Must have at least a first Degree in Biology, Zoology and Development Sciences and other related disciplines from a reputable institution Computer literacy including hands on experience in statistical packages.
  • Experience in implementing NTDs programme and database management systems for an integrated programme.
  • Minimum of 5-6 years working experience, ideally in an INGO setting.
  • Have a good qualification in monitoring and evaluation of project/programme.

How to Apply

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  • Due to the high number of applications we receive we are unable to send out individual acknowledgements for submitted applications.
  • We will therefore only be able to contact you in the event that you are short listed for interview, 

Year of Experience

5-10 year


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