Project Assistant Intern SCH/STH and Oncho at Sightsavers

Project Finance Intern at Sightsavers

Directorate: Operations, Finance and Planning Contract: 6 month Fixed Term Internship Salary: Local Terms and Conditions apply

Purpose of role

The primary purpose of this internship is to support the Project Officer on the implementation of Deworming and Oncho/LF projects in Guinea and to ensure that the projects are within budget and implemented to the agreed project schedule/documents within the timelines proposed through collaboration with partners.

The Operations, Planning and Finance team in Guinea are excited to have an internship opportunity to offer a recent graduate. The post-holder will support the NTD Project Officer in multiple ways to enhance the program work.

About the role of Project Assistant Intern SCH/STH and Oncho

  • Work with the Project Officer and Technical staff/ focal persons to ensure eye health, NTD projects and sensitive projects are well implemented according to required standards
  • Support to monitor and report the project activities
  • Help to check all the MoU and PFAs are signed and well filed
  • Ensure all projects’ documents (Concept notes, Full proposals, log frames, APRs, etc) are well filed electronically and in hard copies
  • Work with the Project Officer to ensure requested information and documents are uploaded in the Programme Portal
  • Support the Project Officer on the activities operational planning and implementation

Knowledge, skills and experience


  • Educated at least to graduate degree level in Medicine, Public Health or similar.
  • Great competence in using Microsoft office package (Excel, PPT, Word).
  • Ability to build relationship with multiple stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate at least one year’s experience and competence in NTD or public health sector.
  • An understanding of and commitment to equity, gender, and social inclusion.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Can identify important issues and communicate these effectively to colleagues.
  • Experience in assisting in the implementation of programmes
  • Experience of working partnerships with stakeholders from government, MoH and civil society
  • Fluent English
  • Current and ongoing right to work in Guinea

The Project Assistant Intern SCH/STH and Oncho is a highly varied and involved opportunity and the above is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills. Please see the Job Description for full details.

Interviews are likely to take place week commencing 1 August 2022. here will be a two-stage interview process. First stage will be a written task to be conducted at the Country Office in Guinea. Successful candidates will be invited to a second stage face to face interview at the Country Office in Guinea.

To apply

As an equal opportunity Employer we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Sightsavers is a Disability Confident Leader therefore qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.

To apply and for further details about the role, please click on the Apply Here link on our web site and complete your application form. Please ensure you detail all your relevant work experience and complete the form in English

Closing Date: 26 July, 2022

How to apply

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