Accelerate Programme Deputy Director

Location: Flexible

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract

Closing Date: 09 August 2020

Salary: Please see website advert for local salary

Specific Hours: Full time - 35 hours per week

Accelerate Programme Deputy Director

Location - UK or West Africa regional office

Contract - Fixed Term Contract until May 2023

Sightsavers is excited to be recruiting an Accelerate Programme Deputy Director to closely support the project management and delivery of a high profile, multi-country, multi-partner programme which will significantly contribute to the elimination of trachoma as a public health problem. 

Trachoma is a neglected tropical disease, and the leading cause of infectious blindness in the world. Across the globe, almost 200 million people live in areas where trachoma is endemic, with the African continent carrying the highest burden of the disease.

The Deputy Director will coordinate with the country programmes to ensure the accurate annual planning and budgeting of assigned countries and full alignment to all trachoma related preferred practices.. Working with and through the in-country partners the Deputy Director will support the quality delivery of the programme in assigned countries.   The Deputy Director will also work closely with related technical NTD advisors  to align the operational aspects of the programme;  be responsible for ensuring that countries and the NGO contracted partners follow-up on all technical advice and project improvements; and provide summary reports to the Accelerate Programme Director.

Further accountabilities include;

  • Monitor and present regularly all progress, escalating issues on a timely basis where required. 
  • Ensure timely evidence based reports for Sightsavers and other stakeholders;
  • Work to delivery the programme on time and in budget
  • Work closely with the NTD Finance and Procurement teams and other stakeholders
  • Work closely with Accelerate Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning team on the monitoring and evaluation all aspects of the programme.
  • Maintain a risk register and ensure all interventions uphold a commitment to gender, equity, social inclusion, value for money and sustainability

Building on the accomplishments of the project to date the successful candidate will have a detailed understanding of all trachoma related preferred practices, be educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant discipline (e.g, International Development and Public Health), have extensive experience and/or qualifications in programme/project management in private, humanitarian or development studies, and have an understanding or a background with a partner approach to programme implementation. Fluency in French and English is essential.

The above details are not an exhaustive list of principle accountabilities or requirements for the Project Driver roles, for the complete list please read the full Job Description of this position here.

Closing date: 9th August 2020

Interviews: w/c 17th August 2020 – This will be a 2 stage interview process

Sightsavers works to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote the rights of people with disabilities. Our vision is of a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes, and where people with disabilities participate equally in society.

We are truly committed to creating an inclusive culture which values and recognises diversity as something that will only ever make an organisation better. We encourage anyone to apply who possesses the qualities and behaviours outlined or who believes they have the propensity to learn them fast. You will be joining an inclusive and supportive team who welcome people from all backgrounds.

Sightsavers does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

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