Thursday, August 3, 2017

Sightsavers Project Coordinator Job Vacancy in Uganda



Organisation: Sightsavers
Funding Source: Big Lottery Fund UK 
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Programme Manager (Social Inclusion)

About US:
Sightsavers is an International Development Organization which works with partners to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote equality of opportunity for people with disabilities in over 33 developing countries across Africa, Asia and America. Sightsavers seeks to achieve a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes and where visually impaired people participate equally in society. Each year, we improve the lives of millions of people in the poorest parts of the world. Sightsavers offers a great place to work within easy reach of London and Brighton.


Job Summary: The Project Coordinator will ensure that our Big Lottery funded Improving livelihoods of youth with disabilities  project is planned, implemented, monitored and evaluated to the highest possible standards and in line with Sightsavers systems and procedures. The jobholder will be responsible for supporting partner organisations implement the project, promote collaboration with all stakeholders including the District Local Governments and identify further areas for programme growth and development.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Sightsavers Project Coordinator job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Prior experience in project management particularly of donor funded projects.
  • The successful candidate will have significant experience implementing education/social inclusion programmes and a familiarity with national and international legislation and policies in the field of disability.
  • Highly knowledgeable in disability and development issues especially in small enterprise and business management and be able to understand and work with project budgets
  • Fluent in English, have knowledge of local languages

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a filled application form and equal opportunities form to jobs@sightsavers.org indicating the position title on the email subject line.

Deadline: 6th August 2017

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