Jobs at Sightsavers

Sightsavers is a highly respected International development organization working to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote equality of opportunity for disabled people. Sightsavers is expanding its NTD work.
In Nigeria and is undertaking surveys to determine the prevalence of two parasitical infections: schistosomiasis and soil transmitted helminthiasis (STH), in 14 states In Nigeria. Sightsavers is looking for three highly motivated and skilled individuals to support with this ambitious project.


Method of Application
Qualified and interested candidates should download and complete the Sightsavers UK Application Form from www.sightsavers.org . Please email the completed form together with your CV to vresearchproject@yahoo.com  by 5:00pm on 25th February, 2013

  • Grant Manager


    The purpose of the job is to support the management of the Grant for the mapping of schistosomiasis and Soil Transmitted Helminthiaisis in Nigeria

    Overall Purpose and Responsibilities
    To negotiate and review all reimbursement requests for appropriateness, and ensure that partners are in compliance with established administrative and financial policies and procedures.
    Monitor all phases of grant agreements and close-out, including assessment of technical progress and performance
    Provide financial oversight of the project grant
    Ensure accountability of the fund process and to manage the grant Systems in place according to MoUs and grant contract.
    Report funding income and expenditure in budget template, including complete month end review of performance related income, monitoring usage of fund codes and supporting the year end reconciliation process.

    Person Specification:
    Degree in relevant Field (Social Sciences, Development Studies and Public Health Education) Preferably at MSc level and at least 5 years' experience in Grant Management ideally in an NGO environment
    Experience of financial management, programme & project management and administration
    Experience of donor contract management preferable; especially in EC, USAlD and DflD funding.
    Experience of providing financial training to non-finance staff


    Location: Not Specified
    Experience: 5 year(s)
    Course of Study: Public Health
    Required Grade:  Not Specified



  • Project Officer


    The primary purpose for the post is to support the implementation of the mapping of Schistosomiasis and Soil Transmitted Helminthiasis project and report to the programme manager.

    Overall purpose and responsibilities:
    Work with partners to develop project implementation plans.
    Support partners to ensure appropriate documentation of all project activities and to ensure timely and high quality reporting (both narrative and financial)
    Be an active member of the country team, assisting the Country Director and Programme Manager to monitor and analyze progress against project plan and to compile regular reports (monthly and quarterly)
    Take the lead in the implementation of the mapping
    Provide regular and timely reports regarding field activities & ensure timely follow-up on action points from each field visit;
    Develop high quality case studies as part of reporting.

    Person Specification:
    Degree in Relevant Field (Development Sciences, Social Sciences, Human Rights. Health, Public Health)
    Knowledge and previous experience in ScHistosomiasis and Soil Transmitted HelminthiasIs Control Programmes will be an added advantage
    Experience in all aspects of project and partnership management
    Minimum of 3 Years working experience
    Experience in working in an International NGO environment


    Location: Not Specified
    Experience: 3 year(s)
    Course of Study: Public Health
    Required Grade:  Not Specified



  • Finance Officer
    Overall purpose and responsibilities:
    Ensure conformity to the organizational Financial Framework with specific respect to financial management and controls.
    Support the Project Officer and Grant Manager with financial planning, budgeting and forecasting
    Take lead in financial control, monitoring and audits
    Undertake financial monitoring trips to projects and produce reports
    Ensure that grant income and expenditure is correctly reflected in the accounting system.
    Monitor and retain financial records including entry into Global Accounting Systems
    Provide financial management support to Project Officer and Grant Manager
    Monitor adherence to financial procedures and guidelines by partners

    Person Specification:
    At least a Bachelor's degree in finance or accounting.
    Relevant professional accounting qualification will be an added advantage
    Must have at least 5 years relevant finance experience in Grant Management capacity ideally in an NGO environment
    Exposure in programme & project financial management and administration
    Experience of audit and government organization would be an advantage.
    Capacity building or facilitation skills
    Data analysis skills and excellent communications skills (oral and written)
    Ability to work with minimum supervision


    Location: Not Specified
    Experience: 5 year(s)
    Course of Study: Accounting
    Required Grade:  Not Specified