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Programme Development Advisor: Eye Health and Health Systems Strengthening (Sub-Saharan Africa)
Sightsavers’ vision is of a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes and where visually impaired people participate equally in society. Each year, it improves the lives of millions of people in the poorest parts of the world.
Title: Programme Development Advisor: Eye Health and Health Systems Strengthening
Location: Sub-Saharan Africa (located within one of Sightsavers’ country offices)
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Programme Development Advisor in Eye Health and Health Systems Strengthening to join Sightsavers’ Programme Development and Innovations Team. Working with the existing team of technical experts, the post holder will ensure that our programme portfolio in eye health, health systems strengthening, and human resources development is aligned with Sightsavers’ organisational strategy and international best practice.
The post holder will provide the organisation with technical leadership and guidance, ensuring that our policies, advocacy and programmes are aligned with our strategic approach. They will work in close liaison with other Programme Development Advisors in Eye Health to guide the organisation in developing and implementing strategic approaches to strengthening health systems.
The ideal candidate will have considerable experience of developing eye health and health systems strengthening programmes at national and international levels. A medical doctor with postgraduate qualifications in ophthalmology and/or public health, the successful candidate will have good knowledge of health systems and policymaking processes in Africa, as well as experience of working with national governments and international institutions such as the World Health Organization, International Agency for Prevention of Blindness, World Bank and other International Development Organisations (INGDOs).
Please view the job description for full details of the role.
Closing date: 10 July 2014
First stage interviews: week commencing 20 July 2014
How to apply
Please download our application form and return the completed application form and equal opportunities form as two separate documents to . The hiring manager would also like to see your CV therefore please send it through with the rest of documents.
We are an equal opportunities employer, and we particularly encourage qualified people living with a disability to apply.
We will be contacting shortlisted 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.