Programme Officer for Inclusive Education

  • International, Senegal

Salary: Local T’s & C’s

Sightsavers are happy to offer an excellent opportunity to join our Senegal country office to enhance the quality of our programmes and to ensure that all programmes and projects are planned, implemented, monitored and evaluated to the highest standards possible. The role will also collaborate with staff and partners to identify areas of growth and assist in developing new initiatives.

Promote Sightsavers strategic approaches and theory of change in education and supporting partners to identify their own technical and capacity building needs, this includes providing support with pedagogical approaches and methods to meet children with disability learning needs including learners who are deaf, blind other types of disability and facilitate providing these in order to support them through the project(s) cycle.

The post will also develop and support long-term partner relationships, support partners by identifying their own capacity building needs, establish agreements with partners and promote shared learning and collaboration by facilitating networks and meetings.

Project Management is a large part of this role and will further support partners by managing all aspects of the project cycle, giving technical support and ensuring that all project documentation and reports are made available and accessible in a timely manner. Other duties involve assisting in the preparation of budgets, monitoring expenditure of project financial resources, taking the lead in certain programmatic areas and participating in PR activities.

The ideal candidate will be educated to university degree level or similar (Education, Social Sciences, Development Studies), have an extensive background in a similar role with working experience in the field of inclusive education, disability, gender, and human rights, ideally in an NGO.

Have Knowledge of local and national education systems, practices and contexts, particularly relating to the education of children with disabilities and have experience of all aspects in project management in community development programmes.

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

Closing Date: August 19, 2018

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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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