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    Apply: Sightsavers Project Manager

    Deadline: 13 November, 2022

    Location: Senegal, Benin, or Guinea

    Sightsavers is seeking to fill the role of Project Manager.

    Sightsavers is an international charity organisation working to prevent avoidable blindness, support equality for people with disabilities and advocate for change.

    Responsibilities

    • Facilitate engagement on inclusive data by working with global stakeholders responsible for the delivery of inclusive data across the different thematic strategies of health and inclusion to build consensus and internal alignment, and ensure that the organisation’s work is joined up across the organisation
    • Work with relevant Sightsavers stakeholders to review and map the team’s projects and initiatives where inclusive data is incorporated, ensuring that this information is consolidated, shared and disseminated to demonstrate how the organisation’s collective work on inclusive data is contributing to improving inclusion
    • Manage Sightsavers’ inclusive data charter action plan and support the development and implementation of an internal work plan
    • Lead the inclusive data stakeholders working group, working with the inclusive data operations and planning coordinator to implement effective processes and mechanisms and maintain the engagement of stakeholders through regular group calls and communications
    • Work with inclusive data stakeholders during project design, monitoring and implementation to incorporate inclusive data in their work, support organisational decision making and ongoing learning and improvement
    • Regularly produce and share updates on inclusive data to strengthen practice, understanding and learning across Sightsavers
    • Manage the packaging and dissemination of learning and experience from inclusive data activities internally, to feed into policy briefs, donor reports and other organisational reporting and communications requirements
    • Work with the Inclusive Data Charter programme manager, the policy and global advocacy directorate and other teams across Sightsavers to proactively identify key external strategic opportunities to build support and engagement with Sightsavers work on inclusive data, including collaborations and partnerships to share learning, knowledge and best practice
    • Represent Sightsavers within external networks and at national, regional and international conferences and symposia to promote Sightsavers’ work on inclusive data
    • Maintain an awareness of external trends, issues and developments in relation to inclusive data, the SDGs and areas of Sightsavers’ strategic interest (health and inclusion)

    Requirements

    • Extensive experience in a relevant field with a background and strong understanding of international development.
    • Working knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals, data for development, social inclusion and/or disability essential
    • Extensive experience in project management and stakeholder engagement within the international development sector/not-for-profit sector
    • In-country experience is an asset
    • Demonstrable knowledge and awareness of international and national data and statistical processes and systems, including an understanding of the data lifecycle (design, production, analysis, and use)
    • Experience producing analytical reports, information and learning materials for a wide range of audiences
    • Ability to manage complex pieces of work with multiple stakeholders and to produce key deliverables on time
    • Experience in understanding and responding to the complexities of working across multiple countries and continents in an international development organisation
    • Ability to facilitate, deliver and support workshops to strengthen knowledge, capacity and learning
    • Strong networking skills (desirable)
    • Exceptional project management and communications skills
    • Strong planning and organisational skills, ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently and meet deadlines
    • Strong interpersonal, leadership, stakeholder management, negotiation and relationship-building skills
    • Ability to work in a networked team and with partners around the world virtually and in person
    • Highly numerate and confident when working with numbers or statistics
    • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively by telephone, in person and in writing
    • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office products
    • Demonstrated ability to adapt the course of action swiftly to meet emerging organisational needs

    To apply and for more information, click here.

    Photo source: Sightsavers

    Temidayo Aderibigbe
    Temidayo Aderibigbe
    Temidayo is passionate about Africa, he's also a writer in areas of good governance, environmental sustainability, child education, and gender equality. He also doubles as a content writer, student, Pan-Africanist and Certified Google Digital marketer.

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