Nafasi za kazi Sightsavers, Project Assistant

Project Assistant  

Sightsavers is looking for an experienced and passionate Project Assistant to support the strategic planning and implementation of the DFID Inclusive Eye Health Project in Tanzania. You will be actively involved in the project at all levels, utilising your programme experience and advocacy, inclusion and international development knowledge.

Your background in designing and implementing inclusive programmes within the context of Tanzania, will allow you to collaborate with regional and district partners to lead on the development, planning and implementation of the project, whilst identifying opportunity for programme growth. You will be experienced in social inclusion policy and advocacy and will be able to ensure that the programme remains within designated frameworks and donor policies.

You will assist the finance team with the preparation of budgets and financial forecasts, monitoring expenditure and ensuring that donor policies are adhered to as well as playing an active role in the promotion of the programme’s aims and objectives and the Advocacy and Inclusion work done by Sightsavers and our partners through forums, promotional events, networking and the promotion of shared learning.

Ideally you will have a degree within a relevant field or equivalent experience, and will have worked within an NGO environment managing social development related projects.

The Project Assistant for the Inclusive Eye Health Project in Tanzania Project Assistant is a highly involved role and this is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills. Please see the Job Description for further details.

Information on the Inclusive Eye Health Project can be found through the below links to the Sightsavers website:

Inclusive eye health

Sightsavers welcomes DFID disability strategy

How to apply

To apply for this post by email, please download our application form and equal opportunities form and return as two separate documents to

We’re an equal opportunities employer, and we particularly encourage qualified people living with a disability to apply. Find out about our commitment to inclusion. We will be contacting shortlisted candidates for interview shortly after the closing dates.

We regret that in view of the large number of applications we receive, we are unable to respond if you are unsuccessful. We hope you understand the need to concentrate resources towards our work. Sightsavers is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of adults at risk and children as a priority.

This is reflected in our pre-employment checks and requirement to verify and check the identity and references of all applicants.

Job Description

Interviews are expected to take place week commencing 11th November 2019

Closing Date: 27 October, 2019

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