Programme Officer Global Labour Programme At Sightsavers

Purpose of role

Sightsavers are recruiting a Programme Officer to support the Global Labour Programme. (GLP) Managing activities and relationships with key stakeholders; planning, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating each stage using best practice to meet expected standards.

About the role

  • Working closely with the Chief of Party and senior team members to coordinate implementation of activities
  • 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


  • Bachelor’s degree or above in social sciences/education/development studies/public health or equivalent
  • 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
  • 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 work flexibly in a team


  • 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: 7 November 2021

Interviews are likely to take place week commencing 15 November

To apply

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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