Job: NTD Programme Manager - Tanzania

Organization: Sightsavers
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 21 Aug 2016

Reporting to the Country Director, the incumbent will lead on programmatic management for the implementation of the trachoma fast track initiative (FTI) and on integration of mass drug administration against NTDs.


1. Strategic Programme Planning and Development
  • Participate in strategic planning processes to successfully drive the direction and delivery of cost-effective services and ensure objectives are met in line with national policies and Sightsavers’ FTI goals.
2. Country Programme Management
  • Provide effective management, coordination, technical advice and resource allocation necessary to support the country programmes to deliver NTD targets through quality service delivery.
3. Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Lead on supporting country teams in developing a system for monitoring and evaluating NTD programme performance.
4. Advocacy and Strategic Alliances
  • Build and maintain meaningful working relationships with a variety of partners and other stakeholders at national and international level in order to strengthen opportunities for advocacy and higher visibility.
5. Fundraising
  • Provide assistance in identifying possible funding sources to support programme delivery and work with other colleagues and partners to secure those funds.
6. Research
  • Assist project teams and MoHSW in Tanzania in disseminating information on NTD activities, studies, research and lessons learned at national and international level.
The ideal candidate will be a Tanzanian national (or any national permitted to work in Tanzania) who possesses a degree in a relevant field (Social Sciences, Development Studies, Public Health, Education). He/she must have technical knowledge of two or more of the five leading NTDs and have experience of managing an integrated NTD programme, ideally in an international context, having extensive programme management experience, with responsibility for large donor funded budgets preferably in the area of eye health or a demonstrated record of accomplishment in developing and managing public health programmes. Extensive experience in coordinating a large consortium grant is required as is experience in advocacy, monitoring & evaluation, and management of large and complex (multi-sectoral) projects. He / she will be a strategic thinker, who possesses strong critical thinking, problem solving, analytical and presentation skills with ability to influence high-level ministry officials at both regional and national levels.

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How to apply:

To apply for this post visit and download an application form. Please return completed application form to [email protected] . Do not attach CV or certificates.

We will be contacting short-listed candidates for interview shortly after the closing date.

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.