Programme Officer, Global Labour Programme At Sightsavers

Contract: 2 Year Fixed Term Contract (renewable)
Salary: Local Terms and Conditions apply
Start date: April 2022 subject to finalisation of funding


Purpose of role

Sightsavers are recruiting a Programme Officer to support the Global Labour Programme. (GLP) Managing activities and relationships with key stakeholders; the post holder will ensure that the programme is planned, implemented, coordinated, monitored and evaluated to the highest possible quality standards.

About the role

  • Work with the Chief of Party and all members of the consortia to coordinate implementation of activities and sharing of lessons learned.
  • Manage all aspects of the programme cycle with the partners including effective planning, start-up, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, financial and asset management, reporting, documentation and closeout.
  • Liaise and work with the Global Technical Leads (Disability Inclusive Economic Empowerment and Social & Behavioural Change), MERL and other internal expertise as required.
  • Participate in the design and implement the monitoring and evaluation framework for the programme.
  • Liaising with the Global Technical Leads, participating in the design and implementation of the monitoring and evaluation framework
  • Advocacy around the programme’s goals and the GLP consortium’s work
  • Building strong relationships and supporting partners throughout the programme lifecycle to close out, promoting shared learning
  • Supporting programme partners with budget and forecast preparation, monitoring expenditure of financial resources
  • Providing appropriate materials and information for the GLP Management Unit in Kenya to utilise for donor reporting requirements
  • Participating in all PR activities promoting disability inclusive employment

Job holder requirements


  • A tertiary degree or above OR equivalent qualification in Social Sciences/Education/Development Studies/Public Health/Agriculture
  • Able to showcase experience with labour market issues, including assessments, skills training, disability inclusion
  • A track record of implementing programmes within the disability sector and gender mainstreaming
  • Experience in agribusiness based interventions working with relevant Ministry of Agriculture departments
  • Experience working with devolved County Government departments
  • Experienced providing technical assistance to other organisations
  • Working experience of designing data capture strategies and analysing data using MS Excel
  • Strong communication, IT skills
  • Able to travel to project sites in Nairobi, Kisumu and Homabay as required


  • Previous experience with a USAID funded programme
  • Familiar with national legislation covering disability, human rights and employment
  • Advocacy work for social inclusion/disability programmes
  • Knowledgeable on current issues and best practice regarding disability, UNCRPD, SDG’s

The Programme Officer, GLP 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

Closing date: 13 March 2022

Interviews are likely to take place week commencing 21 March 2022

How to apply

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Please use our web site and click on the apply here icon for the opportunity. Please ensure you apply in English and detail your work experience within the application form.

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