Programme Officer - Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)

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Recruitment Notice

Programme Officer –Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) 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 - Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)

Location: Abuja, Nigeria; with travels to project locations

Contract duration: 2 years

Contract type: Full-time

Contract start: As soon as possible

Reports to : The Technical Specialist NTDs

Main objective of the role:

The Programme Officer (PO) – NTDs will support the smooth implementation of NTDs programmes in Nigeria. S/he will ensure NTDs project coordination and implementation. S/he will work in close collaboration with local partners who are implementing the NTDs programmes in Nigeria. S/he will report to the Technical Specialist NTDS to support the development and smooth implementation of all NTDs programs.

1. Main Tasks

I. Programme Management and Planning

  • Support the Technical Specialist NTDS in the development of comprehensive NTDS - programmes and projects including the NTDS Concept Note development and the full proposal development to ensure their technical quality

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

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

  • Ensure strong collaboration with relevant stakeholders, including the government

  • Facilitate joint meetings, workshops and activities among partners and stakeholders

  • 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 NTDs 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.

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

  • Assist the Technical Specialist NTDS in identifying suitable partners in the NTDs programmes field and actively participating in partner assessments, in particular technical assessments

  • Collaborating together with the Technical Specialist NTDS, in ensuring the SMART objectives and indicators in the area of NTD programmes for new projects are achieved.

  • Contributing to the alignment of CBM Nigeria NTDs plan to national priorities and CBM’s NTDS Initiative plan.

  • Follow up on updates on risk assessment (and risk management)

  • Active involvement in cluster meetings and activities

  • Networking among NTDs NGDO partners in the country

II. Programme Monitoring and Evaluation

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

  • Support the Technical Specialist NTDS 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.

  • Monitoring / progress reporting, according to donor’s requirements

  • Prepare project briefs, reports and presentations as required

  • 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 NTDs partners

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

  • Support the Technical Specialist NTDS in technical assessments to the specific NTDS 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 organizations;

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

  • Support the Technical Specialist NTDS to review six-monthly Cataract Surgical Outcome reports from NTDS partners and give feedback where necessary**

  • Support CBM's NTDS-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, Social Sciences, or related disciplines (A post-graduate degree will be an advantage).

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

  • Technical knowledge of NTDs in Nigeria.

  • Understanding of Disability Inclusive Development

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

  • Understanding of the health system in Nigeria.

  • Strong knowledge on safeguarding of children and adults-at-risk;

  • Experience in monitoring and 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…) and good report writing skills

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

  • Excellent analytical skills

  • People management skills with a strong understanding of culturally and ethnically sensitive issues.

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 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.