Programme Assistant (Disability Inclusion)

Sightsavers is looking for a Programme Assistant – a new role within our expanding Inclusion and Frameworks team to provide administrative and coordination support.

Salary:  Local terms and conditions apply

Contract:  Two Year Fixed Term Contract

Hours:  This is a full-time role with some flexibility around hours worked

About the role 

We are looking for an experienced administrator to provide support with administration and coordination for a range of Sightsavers’ programmes and projects that sit outside our standard country office structures. This will include the portfolio of projects within the FCDO-funded Disability Inclusive Development (DID) programme and other inclusion projects. The Programme Assistant will support with general admin and logistics relating to the global portfolio, and support with communications, compliance, and the coordination of quarterly reporting. As a member of the global programme Coordination Team, the post-holder will collaborate with a range of internal colleagues including country offices, Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL), finance and risk, technical advisors, as well as external stakeholders including consortium partners and consultants.

You will join at an exciting time for Sightsavers and play a part in our work towards a more inclusive world. Key duties in this role will include:

Logistical support for meetings and workshops including minute-taking and technical support
Coordination of programme information and support to programme communications
Compliance support with project and country-level risk assessment updates
Providing administrative support to the Programme Manager – Inclusion & Frameworks and the wider DID Coordination Team
Support for other projects and programmes

 About you 

We are looking for an individual with excellent planning and organisational skills and the ability to multi-task. This is an ideal opportunity to get involved with our disability inclusion work. To succeed in this role, you will need:

Demonstrable experience of providing administrative, coordination or logistical support.
Experience of writing reports, newsletters, meeting notes and/or communication materials for a wide range of audiences.
Experience of working with multiple stakeholders and of managing pieces of work within deadlines.
An understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity for people with disabilities.
Other experience that would be desirable but not essential for this role includes:

Experience of working in a global team and/or and supporting colleagues based in Africa and Asia.
Understanding of the development/not-for-profit sector or experience of working in a development organisation (or similar).
Knowledge of programme cycle management.


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About Sightsavers

Sightsavers is an international organisation that changes lives for the long term. We work in more than 30 countries to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people with visual impairments to live independently. We do what we do because 80 per cent of blindness in the world is avoidable, and we think that’s astoundingly unfair. We do it because people with disabilities deserve the same opportunities as everyone else. For more in depth information about our work and current projects, visit our policy and research pages