Sightsavers Programme Officer (Inclusion Works) Job in Nairobi, Kenya 2019


Programme Officer (Inclusion Works)

International, Nairobi, Kenya

Contract: 2 year Fixed Term Contract

Salary: Local terms & conditions apply

The Programme Officer (Inclusion Works) will work with Disabled People’s Organizations and employer partners of the project to enhance access to employment in the formal sector for persons with disabilities.

This role will ensure that the programme is planned, implemented, coordinated, monitored and evaluated to the highest possible quality standards.

The post holder will:

  • Build effective partner relationships and support longer-term relationships that go beyond the duration of the project, support needs and facilitate access to technical assistance resources and opportunities to support them through the programme cycle, and assist programme partners in the preparation budgets and forecasts.
  • Work with the UK Inclusive Works programme team 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, work with the Global Technical Lead (Disability Inclusive Economic Empowerment) and coordinate with the Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) leads for implementation of monitoring and evaluation system for the programme.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree or above, in education, development studies, public health or any other relevant social science; be familiar with national legislation and policies in the field of disability, human rights and employment.

The successful applicant will have significant experience implementing programmes of the disability sector and gender mainstreaming, a background of providing technical assistance and knowledge of current issues and best practices in disability, UNCRPD and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills, please CLICK HERE to read the complete Job Description for further details.

Closing Date: March 13, 2019

How to apply

To apply for this post by email, please CLICK HERE to download our application form and equal opportunities form and return as two separate documents to

Equal opportunities form

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We will be contacting shortlisted candidates for interview shortly after the closing dates. We regret that in view of the large number of applications we receive, we are unable to respond if you are unsuccessful. We hope you understand the need to concentrate resources towards our work.

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