Programme Officer NTDs


Title: Programme Officer NTDs

Location: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Contract: 2 year fixed term contract

Salary: Local Terms and Conditions apply

About the role

The NTD Programme Officer (NTD PO) will provide programme and strategic support to the ARISE II and the project 46002/Oncho supporting the elimination of NTD’s in Burkina Faso.

As the Programme Officer you will take overall responsibility for coordinating district level activities and some strategic national level activities working under the direction of the Programme Manager. You will be responsible for all programme implementation monitoring and evaluation according to a detailed plan guided by standard protocols, and ensure that information from monitoring, evaluation and other assessments is actively used by MoH and implementing partners to inform and adjust project implementation when necessary.

The Programme Officer key duties and accountabilities also include:

  • Supporting all aspects of the project management including planning, implementation in line with WHO recommended strategies and ensuring that all objectives are met through proper implementation and quality assurance
  • Ensure the adaption and adoption of preferred practices and assess their application across the programme.
  • Support the NTD team of the Ministry of Health to develop and use quality standard indicators/checklist on outreaches during monitoring visits.
  • Facilitate annual and quarterly planning to ensure that plans meet the targets set out in the project proposal.
  • Ensure that project activities are carried out in a timely manner as per approved work plan and that the project achieves results in line with the annual approved work plan in each district to ensure targets are achieved.
  • Work with the programme Manager to coordinate the activities of ARISE II and project 46002/Oncho partners in Burkina Faso to ensure, successfully execution of the scope of work in BURKINA FASO.
  • Ensure submission of timely programme reports as per agreed format and timelines.
  • Support the NTD team of the Ministry of Health to develop and use quality standard indicators/checklist on outreaches during monitoring visits.
  • Supported by the Program manager, and in coordination with all partners, maintain the risk management matrix.
  • Closely collaborate and network with Ministry of Health (MoH) and other stakeholders, in order to ensure support for NTD’s (Polychemotherapy NTDs) targeted for elimination dossiers preparations, and sustainability of the programme.

This is a highly varied and involved role and the above is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills. Please see the Job Description for full details.

About you

As the successful candidate you will have experience or a degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Public Health, possess extensive experience working within an NGO environment, and have a background in fighting against neglected tropical diseases.

Further Jobholder Requirements include;

  • Experience on monitoring and evaluation and learning including data management
  • High level of computer literacy
  • Fluent written and spoke English and French
  • Experience of engaging with Government line Ministries
  • Experience of designing/managing health programmes at district or national levels using health systems approach
  • Technical knowledge of one or more of the five leading PCT NTDs.
  • Experience with participatory methods and partnerships.
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written).

Closing date: 2 January 2023

Next Steps

We anticipate that interviews will take place from the week commencing 9 January 2023 onwards and the evaluation process will include a written task and 2 stage oral interview.

To apply for this exciting new opportunity, please complete an application via our recruitment portal. We are particularly interested in learning of your motivations for applying.

As an equal opportunity employer, we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Sightsavers is a Disability Confident Leader and qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.

How to apply

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