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Project Officer

Posted in NGOs

Local NGO

Job Type

Full Time



Description :

Title: Project Officer Inclusive Eye Health

Location: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Contract: 12 month fixed term contract

Salary:  Local Terms and Conditions apply

Closing date: 6 February

Sightsavers is excited to be offering the opportunity to join the Zimbabwe office as a Project Officer for Inclusive Eye Health, who will be responsible for managing the daily activities and execution of programmes working closely with the Ministry of Health and Child Care and other stakeholders in coordinating and supporting quality Inclusive Eye Health projects and to enhance the quality of the Sightsavers programmes.

As the Project Officer, you will implement project activities across all 7 districts of Matabeleland North and will coordinate Organisations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs) as well as delivery of programme objectives and targets.

Working closely with the Senior Programme Officer you will manage relationships with various partners – Ministry of Health and Child Care, communities and Disabled Persons Organisations (DPOs), and collaborate with other staff and partners to identify areas for project growth and assist in identifying and developing new initiatives.

Further key duties and accountabilities include:

Support all Sightsavers supported eye health activities by providing effective management and coordination to the project to ensure the delivery of set targets.

Coordinate the preparation of activity related reports as well as quarterly and annual reports to Sightsavers / donors as may be required.

Provide support to OPD groups and steering committee during targeted outreach activities and monitoring visits to project facilities.

Support in reviewing the evidence provided by partners for the delivery of activities and ensure proper reporting system and records are kept in place. 

The position will be responsible for guiding the overall Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Strategy and use of M&E methodology necessary for attaining the project goals.

Represent the Snr Programme Officer at various meetings and discussions at relevant government Ministries and other agencies.

Coordinate the design and conduct of patient satisfaction studies to assess the quality of services provided at project facilities.

As the successful candidate you will hold a degree (or equivalent) in Public Health, Social Sciences, or related disciplines (with a post-graduate degree will being an advantage). You will have extensive experience in programme/project management, ideally within an INGO setting, possess technical knowledge of Eye Health in Zimbabwe or at least public health, understand Disability Inclusive Development, have experience of monitoring and evaluation, research and advocacy, and be fluent in written and spoken English, with Ndebele being an added advantage.

This is a highly varied and involved role and the above is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills.

Closing date: 6 February 2022

Interview dates: Week commencing 14 February 2022

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