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Programme Officer - NTDs


  • Organization: CBM - Christian Blind Mission
  • Location: Abuja
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
  • Closing Date: Closed

Programme Officer - NTDs

  • Published: 2024-05-30
  • published till: 2024-06-14
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About CBM

CBM (registered as CBM Christoffel-Blindenmission Christian Blind Mission e.V.) is an international development organisation committed to improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities in the persons communities of the world. Based on our Christian values and more than 100 years of professional expertise, we address poverty as a cause and a consequence of disability. We work in partnership to create an inclusive society for all.
To expand our Nigerian Country office team, we are looking for a Program Officer. 
The position is a fulltime position of 40 hours/week.
This position is only filled locally, with contractual conditions of Nigeria. This is not an expatriate role.

These are your responsibilities

The Programme Officer (PO) - NTDs will support the smooth implementation of NTDs programmes in Nigeria. S/he will ensure NTDs programme coordination and implementation. S/he will work in close collaboration with local partners who are implementing the NTDs programmes in Nigeria. S/he will report to the Technical Specialist NTDs to support the development and smooth implementation of all NTDs programmes. 

 Programme Management and planning
  • Support the Technical Specialist NTDs in the development of comprehensive NTDs - programmes and projects including the NTDs concept note development and the full proposal development to ensure their technical quality.
  • Support all CBM NTDs programmes by providing effective management and coordination to the programmes to ensure the delivery of programme targets.
  • Coordinate all NTDs partner related activities through working with different implementing partners to ensure adherence to work plans and budget for the achievement of planned project outputs.
  • Ensure strong collaboration with relevant stakeholders, including the govemment.
  • Facilitate joint meetings, workshops and activities among partners and stakeholders.
  • Coordinate review of programme objectives to ensure that it is in line with donor strategy.
  • Support partner teams to identify and develop innovative approaches for the delivery of an NTDs programme in Nigeria.
  • Coordinate the preparation of activity related reports as well as quarterly and annual reports to CBM donors as may be required.
  • Provide support and input into all new NTDs projects & budgets that are developed in Nigeria, ensuring that project design is in line with good practice and CBM technical guidelines.
  • Assist the Technical Specialist NTDs in identifying suitable partners in the NTDs programmes field and actively participating in partner assessments, in particular technical assessments.
  • Collaborating together with the Technical Specialist NTDs, in ensuring the SMART objectives and indicators in the area of NTD programmes for new projects are achieved.
  • Contributing to the alignment of CBM Nigeria NTDs plan to national priorities and CBM's NTDs Initiative plan.
  • Follow up on updates on risk assessment (and risk management).
  • Active involvement in cluster meetings and activities.
  • Networking among NTDs NGDO partners in the country Christian blind mission.
 Programme Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Provide monitoring support to the partners in data collection, analysis and interpretation.
  • Support the Technical Specialist NTDs in monitoring programme implementation in Nigeria.
  • Conduct periodic programme visits and follow up on recommendations and corrective measures.
  • Provide support to implementing partners during targeted outreach activities and monitoring visits to project facilities.
  • Support in reviewing the evidence provided by partners for the delivery of activities and ensure proper reporting system and records are kept in place.
  • Monitoring / progress reporting, according to donor's requirements.
  • Prepare project briefs, reports and presentations as required.
  • The position will be responsible for guiding the overall Monitoring, Evaluation and Leaming (MEL) Strategy and use of M&E methodology necessary for attaining the project goals.
  • Ensure the integration/use of lessons learnt from projects.
  • Ensure timely submission of project briefs, quarterly and annual reports as required.
 Main work package with regard to implementing NTDs partners
  • Provide support to partners and ensuring good understanding of the NTDs standards.
  • Support the Technical Specialist NTDs in technical assessments to the specific NTDs projects.
  • Follow up on the recommendations in the action plan.
  • Provide support in planning capacity development to partners to ensure quality.
  • Ensure sharing of lessons learned and promote best practices with CBM and partner's organizations.
  • Follow up on timely statistics submission from NTDs partners in Nigeria.
  • Support the Technical Specialist NTDs to review six-monthly Cataract Surgical Outcome reports from NTDs partners and give feedback where necessary.
  • Support CBM's NTDs partners to produce quality reports and review them before submission to CBM offices and the government.

These are your qualifications

  •  Relevant academic degree in Public Health Social Sciences, or related disciplines (a post-graduate degree will be an advantage).
  • At least 3 years' related professional experience in programme / project management, ideally in the INGO Development sector.
  • Technical knowledge of NTDs in Nigeria.
  • Understanding of Disability Inclusive Development.
  • Experience in working with partner groups will be an added advantage.
  • Understanding of the health system in Nigeria.
  • Strong knowledge on safeguarding of children and adults-at-risk.
  • Experience in monitoring, evaluation, and research.
  • Have a good understanding of project cycle and advocacy initiatives. 
  • Identification with the Christian values and mandate of CBM.
 3.2. Languages
  • English Professional proficiency.
  • Fluent speaking in local languages.
  • Hausa Language is an advantage.
 3.3. Tools
  • Microsoft Office Package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint).
 3.4. Core Competencies
  • Experience in accompanying implementing partners.
  • Ability to understand and work with project budgets, forecasts, and reports.
  • Programme management and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven experience in monitoring and evaluation of light to moderately complex projects.
  • Identification with Christian values and the mandate of the CBM.
  • Excellent networking and advocacy skill.
  • Ability to travel regularly to project sites.
  • Good report writing skills.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • People management skills with a strong understanding of culturally and ethnically. sensitive issues.

What we offer

  • A meaningful position with a lot of creative freedom in the world's leading organisation in the field of Disability Inclusive Development
  • A fair salary and other social benefits based on the local conditions in Nigeria.
  • An approachable, agile organisation with self-reliant people in a diverse and collegial team and great team spirit.

How to apply

Please apply exclusively online via our applicant portal (see APPLY NOW).
A letter of motivation, CV and relevant (work) references complete your application.
We look forward to receiving your application no later than June 14th, 2024.

We would like to further promote diversity in our teams and therefore welcome applications from people of different ethnic and social backgrounds, religions and world views, different ages and genders, and especially from people with disabilities.
*Suitability is decisive, gender is irrelevant!
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This vacancy is now closed.