Job Opportunity at Sightsavers - Programme Manager

Title: Programme Manager

Location: Tanzania

Contract: 2 year fixed term contract

Salary: Local Terms and Conditions apply

About the role

  • As the Programme Manager you will oversee the development, implementation, coordination and management of Sightsavers programmes in Tanzania. You will ensure that projects and programmes in Tanzania are delivered to organisational standards and provide leadership of programme teams and partners.
  • The Programme Manager will support the development or the Tanzania country strategic plan and programme portfolio alignment and the identification of new programmes, supervise Project/Programme Officers, take the lead in Eye Health, Education and Social Inclusion programming, and spearhead partnership engagements, advocacy and participation.
  • Other Programme Manager key duties and accountabilities include:
  • Support in the identification of new and strategic programmes and assist in the development of programs through proposal writing.
  • Lead the programme team to compile and submit all required periodic reports in required quality and timely manner.
  • Ensure that all aspects of the programme are effectively monitored and evaluated, and that learning is systematically used to continuously improve all projects and programmes.
  • Supporting partners and Project/Program officers to manage all aspects of the project cycle including planning, implementation, monitoring & evaluation
  • Assist in preparing financial forecasts for projects and monitor expenditure against these and advising the Country Director on financial trends.
  • Identify and advise Country Director on new strategic partnerships within the country to help develop Sightsavers programme.
  • Support the development and implementation of advocacy plans/efforts for the Tanzania country program
  • Provide effective line management support to the PCs/POs, including performance management and learning and development.
  • This role requires regular travel to visit the partners around Tanzania and to make occasional visits to other countries in the region.

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 in a similar role (ideally within an INGO), possess experience in all areas of programme and project management especially in health, education and advocacy, and have a background in programme development and design.

Job Holder Requirements


  • Project Cycle Management (PCM)
  • Understanding of Eye health, Education, Social Inclusion and NTD programming
  • Monitoring and implementation of quality standards
  • Building and developing partnerships and networks
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Ability to understand and work with project budgets, forecasts, and reports.
  • Fundraising skills (donor engagement, concept development and proposal writing)
  • Managing donor relations and grants management
  • Analytical skills (particular policy analysis, development of some research tools, surveys and reporting)

Closing date: 20 March 2022

Next Steps

We anticipate that interviews will take place during the week commencing 28 March 2022. This will be a 2 stage interview process that will include a task, further details will be provided at interview invite.

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.


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