NTDs Programme Officer

  • International, Guinea Bissau

Sightsavers is supporting the Ministry of Health of Guinea Bissau to attain its disease elimination and/or control agenda for neglected tropical diseases and is setting up a team based in Bissau to work closely with the Ministry of Health and stakeholders in order to ensure effective implementation and management of the Sightsavers supported NTD projects.

Salary: Local Terms & Conditions apply

Contract: 1 year fixed term contract (with a view to extend this)

The primary purpose of this post is to ensure that the activities in the workplans of the NTD projects in Guinea Bissau are implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Health

As the NTDs Programme Officer you will work with the Ministry of Health and other project partners to develop annual plans based on approved projects and targets. You will ensure effective implementation of projects within budget, provide timely and high quality reporting of both narrative and financial reports and participate in the preparation of financial forecasts and activity based budgets for the NTD projects in Guinea Bissau. This role will work with the Senior Programme Manager and the Finance team to develop and implement a coherent plan of partner capacity building in line with an existing cross-cutting plan.

As the successful candidate you will have a postgraduate degree (or equivalent). in public health, biology or parasitology. You will have extensive experience in programme and/or project management, preferably within an INGO environment, have a background of preparing project reports and programme monitoring and evaluation and possess the ability to understand and work with budgets and financial provisions. Furthermore, you will have technical knowledge of Onchocerciasis, LF, STH, Schistosomiasis and/or Trachoma, have good knowledge of the Guinea Bissau health system and policy making process and be fluent in both English and Portuguese.

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

Interviews: Week commencing 2nd September 2019

Closing Date: 25 August, 2019

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