ASCEND Project Officer – Part time

Full Time Greater Accra Accra, Ghana

The ASCEND Project Officer will support all aspects of the Ghana ASCEND Project Management.

Contract: 6 Month Fixed Term Contract – Maternity Cover. Part time 21 hours per week.

Accelerating the Sustainable Control and Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ASCEND) is a high profile, high value, multi-partner programme significantly contributing to the control and elimination of five Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) – onchocerciasis, lymphatic filariasis, trachoma, schistosomiasis and soil transmitted helminths – in 13 countries of west and central Africa. Sightsavers is the lead supplier for Ascend West & Central Africa and is responsible for its overall delivery of ASCEND.

The ASCEND Project Officer will ensure that the Ghana ASCEND project is planned, implemented, monitored and evaluated to the highest standards, whilst identifying areas for new initiatives. Ideally this role will start in early December.

Some responsibilities include:

Coordinating ASCEND Programme activities throughout Ghana
Supporting the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the programme
Develop and support relationships with all ASCEND partners to ensure long-term collaborations and the promotion of the ASCEND programme
Producing programme reports to a high standard
Reviewing field activity
Providing feedback to colleagues and stakeholders
Ensuring inclusion and accessibility within the programme
Preparing budgets and monitoring expenditure and resources
Liaising with partners regarding their financial returns and audits
Develop and support relationships with all ASCEND partners to ensure long-term collaborations and the promotion of the ASCEND programme

As ACEND Project Officer, you will have:


Undergraduate Degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Public Health, International Development, Education or appropriate equivalent, or equivalent experience
Experience of all aspects of project management in community development programmes, including planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
Experience of project budgets, forecasts and reports
Understanding of international development issues and a commitment to equality of opportunity for people with disabilities.

Experience of working with either the ASCEND programme or the Ghana Health Service
Experience and knowledge of Neglected Tropical Diseases
Experience of working in gender sensitive or disability inclusive programmes focusing on health, social inclusion, education and advocacy
Ability to start work in early December

This is a highly varied and involved role and the above is not an exhaustive list of duties requirements. For further information please refer to the Job Description.

To Apply

When applying please be aware that you will be prompted to include your CV or Cover Letter, please ignore this. Only information included in the online application form will be considered.

As an equal opportunities employer and a Disability Confident Level 3 employer, we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.

Sightsavers is not willing to accept unsolicited agency CVs. Sightsavers is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs.

Closing Date: 6 December, 2020

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