Director Programme Operations

  • International, Kaduna, Nigeria

Salary: Local Terms & Conditions apply

Contract: 2-year Fixed Term Contract

The Director Programme Operations will be responsible for and provide the overall leadership of Sightsavers programme operations in Nigeria and will ensure that Sightsavers’ operations are in line with the organisational strategy and direct the country programme team to manage and deliver high quality and cost-effective programmes. The post will also confirm the adherence to programmatic internal systems and processes including overall responsibility of strategic programme development. This position is designed to obtain high-quality professional leadership for strategizing and implementing Sightsavers’ programmes and related projects.

As the Director Programme Operations you will lead and manage the programme team, ensure Sightsavers values, vision and mission including safeguarding are reflected in programme implementation, and you will support the Country Director to work collaboratively with internal departments globally to contribute to organisation success; review outputs and share learning, identify new opportunities and make recommendations based on changes in the local environment.

You will also lead the strategic programme implementation and their operations and ensure that project targets are achieved as per the annual work plan. You will strengthen and enhance the quality of all programmes, make sure programme experience is critically analysed, and lessons learned captured and applied for on-going programme improvement and you will have overall responsibility for the management of Sightsavers’ partner/state programme budget.

To be the successful candidate you will have a post graduate qualification (or equivalent) in relevant fields related to Sightsavers thematic areas (NTDs, eye health, disability and social inclusion), possess working experience in an INGO/NGO environment with significant background in a senior management/leadership position, have knowledge of project management, budget development and monitoring, and  resource management, and understanding of the development sector and critical cross cutting themes such as gender and advocacy.

A good standard of English language skills is required for this role.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills, please read the complete Job Description for further details.

Closing Date: 22 September, 2019

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How to apply

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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.

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