Programme Officer -Inclusive Eye Health(IEH)

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Programme Officer Inclusive Eye Health(IEH) at Christoffel Blinden Mission(CBM) International, Nigeria.

Christoffel Blinden Mission (CBM) International is an International Christian Development Organization, committed to improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities in the poorest countries of the world. CBM provides grants sourced from private and institutional donors to local partners, who subsequently implement the grants on the basis of contracts signed with CBM detailing implementation, accounting, and reporting standards. In this set-up, CBM Country Offices (CO) perform control and monitoring procedures aimed at partner projects; control reports from implementing partners to CBM, including comparison with original source documents, project contract and cost plans; and ensure compliance with organizational and statutory requirements.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

1. Job Title: Programme Officer -Inclusive Eye Health(IEH)

Location: Abuja, Nigeria; with travels to project locations

Contract duration: 1 year

Contract type: Full-time

Contract start: As soon as possible

Reports to : The National Advisor IEH

Main objective of the role:

The Programme Officer (PO) – Inclusive Eye Health will be responsible for project coordination and implementation of Inclusive Eye Health programmes in Nigeria. S/he will work in close collaboration with local partners who are implementing the IEH programmes in Nigeria. S/he will liase with the National Advisor IEH to support the development and smooth implementation of all IEH programs.

S/he will apply basic concepts, acquire and understand project cycle of CBM-supported eye health work in Nigeria to ensure successful and smooth implementation of Inclusive Eye Health programmes in collaboration with the partner organizations.

1. Main Tasks

I. Programme Management and Planning

  • Support all CBM Inclusive eye health programmes by providing effective management and coordination to the programmes to ensure the delivery of programme targets.

  • Coordinate all IEH partner related activities through working with different implementing partners to ensure adherence to work plans and budget for the achievement of planned project outputs.

  • Coordinate review of programme objectives to ensure that it is in line with donor strategy.

  • Support partner teams to identify and develop innovative approaches for the delivery of an inclusive eye health programme in the Nigeria.

  • Coordinate the preparation of activity related reports as well as quarterly and annual reports to CBM/donors as may be required.

  • Support the development of project proposals, project budget and pre-feasibility study.

  • Provide support and input into all new inclusive eye health projects & budgets that are developed in Nigeria, ensuring that project design is in line with good practice and CBM technical guidelines

  • Assist the National Advisor IEH in identifying suitable partners in the inclusive eye health field and actively participating in partner assessments, in particular technical assessments

  • Support the National Advisor IEH in the development of comprehensive IEH - programmes and projects including the IEH Concept Note development and the full proposal development to ensure their technical quality

  • Collaborating together with the National Advisor IEH, in ensuring the SMART objectives and indicators in the area of inclusive eye health for new projects are achieved.

  • Contributing to the alignment of CBM Nigeria eye health plan to national priorities and CBM’s IEH Initiative plan.

  • Planning workshops with stakeholders and planning deliverables/milestones attainment.

II. Programme Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Provide monitoring support to the partners in data collection, analysis and interpretation

  • Support the National Advisor IEH in monitoring programme implementation in Nigeria.

  • Conduct periodic programme visits and follow up on recommendations and corrective measures.

  • Provide support to implementing partners during targeted outreach activities and monitoring visits to project facilities.

  • Support in reviewing the evidence provided by partners for the delivery of activities and ensure proper reporting system and records are kept in place.

  • The position will be responsible for guiding the overall Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Strategy and use of M&E methodology necessary for attaining the project goals.

  • Ensure the integration/use of lessons learnt from projects

  • Ensure timely submission of project briefs, quarterly and annual reports as required.

III. Main work package with regard to implementing eye health partners

  • Provide support to partners and ensuring good understanding of the IEH standards

  • Support the National Advisor IEH in technical assessments to the specific IEH projects

  • Follow up on the recommendations in the action plan.

  • Provide support in planning capacity development to partners to ensure quality.

  • Ensure sharing of lessons learned and promote best practices with CBM and partner’s organisations;

  • Follow up on timely statistics submission from IEH partners in Nigeria **

  • Support the National Advisor IEH to review six-monthly Cataract Surgical Outcome reports from IEH partners and give feedback where necessary**

  • Support CBM's IEH-partners to produce quality reports and review them before submission to CBM offices and the government. **

Travel activities yes

2. Requirements -

I. Education, Knowledge, and Professional Experience

  • Relevant academic degree in Public Health, Sciences, or related disciplines (post-graduate degree will be an advantage).

  • At least 3 years’ experience in programme / project management, ideally in the INGO sector.

  • Technical knowledge of Eye Health in Nigeria.

  • Understanding of Disability Inclusive Development

  • Experience in working with partner groups will be an added advantage

  • Understanding of the Eye health system in Nigeria.

  • Experience in monitoring, evaluation and research.

  • Have a good understanding of project cycle and advocacy initiatives

II. Languages

  • English at professional proficiency level

  • Fluent speaking in local languages is an advantage

III. Tools

  • Microsoft Office Package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint…)

IV. Core Competencies

  • Experience in accompanying implementing partners

  • Ability to understand and work with project budgets, forecasts, and reports

  • Programme management and interpersonal skills.

  • Proven experience in monitoring and evaluation of light to moderately complex projects.

  • Identification with Christian values and the mandate of the CBM

  • Excellent networking and advocacy skills.

  • Ability to travel regularly to project sites

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills verbally and in writing

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter in one document to: using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

Deadline for Application:**27th October, 2021**


  • CBM strongly encourages women and persons with disabilities to apply for this position.
  • Only successful applicants will be invited for the interview.
  • The future job holder will adhere to CBM’s values and commits to CBM’s Code of Conduct and Safeguarding Policy.
  • The role is a permanent contract located in Abuja, Nigeria. This position has a national compensation package and is subject to local employment and immigration laws.