Programme Officer Global Labour Programme

Sightsavers are recruiting a Programme Officer to support the Global Labour Programme. (GLP) Managing activities and relationships with key stakeholders; planning, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating each stage using best practice to meet expected standards.

About the role

Working closely with the Chief of Party and senior team members to coordinate implementation of activities
Liaising with the Global Technical Leads, participating in the design and implementation of the monitoring and evaluation framework
Advocacy around the programme’s goals and the GLP consortium’s work
Building strong relationships and supporting partners throughout the programme lifecycle to close out, promoting shared learning
Supporting programme partners with budget and forecast preparation, monitoring expenditure of financial resources
Providing appropriate materials and information for the GLP Management Unit in Kenya to utilise for donor reporting requirements
Participating in all PR activities promoting disability inclusive employment
Job holder requirements



A tertiary degree or above OR equivalent qualification in Social Sciences/Education/Development Studies/Public Health/Agriculture
Able to showcase experience with labour market issues, including assessments, skills training, disability inclusion
A track record of implementing programmes within the disability sector and gender mainstreaming
Experience in agribusiness based interventions working with relevant Ministry of Agriculture departments
Experience working with devolved County Government departments
Experienced providing technical assistance to other organisations
Working experience of designing data capture strategies and analysing data using MS Excel
Strong communication, IT skills
Able to travel to project sites in Nairobi, Kisumu and Homabay as required


Previous experience with a USAID funded programme
Familiar with national legislation covering disability, human rights and employment
Advocacy work for social inclusion/disability programmes
Knowledgeable on current issues and best practice regarding disability, UNCRPD, SDG’s
The Programme Officer, GLP is a highly varied and involved role and the above is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills. Please see the Job Description for full details


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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