Country NTD Manager (2 year fixed term contract)

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Our vision is of a world where no one is needlessly blind and where people who are blind enjoy the same rights as people with sight. Each year, we improve the lives of millions of people in the poorest parts of the world.

Country NTD Managers x 6 (2-year fixed term contracts)

Based in Cameroon, Guinea (Conakry), Nigeria, Senegal (with Guinea Bissau), South Sudan and Zambia

Local terms and conditions will apply

Sightsavers has set two ambitious, but achievable, goals to fast track the elimination of two neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) that are two of the leading causes of preventable blindness amongst the communities we work with in Africa and Asia - onchocerciasis and trachoma. In recognition of the growth and importance of this work, we have set up a new department and are now looking for exceptional candidates based in Africa to help us achieve our goals.

The Country NTD Managers will lead on programmatic management for the implementation of the trachoma and onchocerciasis FTIs and on integration of mass drug administration against NTDs. Under the management of the relevant Country Director, responsibilities will also include delivery of NTD programme targets, provision of programme management guidance and direct technical support to build the development of integrated NTD programmes and advocacy for the elimination of NTDs on a national basis.

For full details of this role and detailed background information, please see the job description and additional linked documents.

Closing date: 12 noon, Friday 28 September 2012

How to apply

Please download our Global Application Pack and return the completed Application Form to

Please ensure that you clearly mark in which country you are based. In line with our commitment to build local experience, Sightsavers will not be able to support candidates in obtaining work permits.

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.

We will be contacting short-listed candidates for interview, shortly after the closing dates. We very much regret that in view of the large number of applications we receive, we are unable to respond if you are unsuccessful. I am sure that you will understand the need to concentrate resources towards our work.