NTD Program Officer at Helen Keller International

 Employment Nigeria 12-Aug-2017 KATSINA , NGO  

Helen Keller International -  We combat the causes and consequences of blindness and malnutrition by establishing programs based on evidence and research in vision, health and nutrition.

POSITION : NTD Program Officer


The program officer oversees the formulation, execution, monitoring and of the Queen Elizabeth

Diamond Jubilee Trust funded Trichiasis Surgery project (QEDJTF) in Katsina state to ensure consistency with the project priorities and outcomes.

Reports directly to: State Project Coordinator


  • Facilitate the creation and implementation of a detailed work-plan which identifies and sequences activities needed to successfully implement the project
  • in the most cost-effective manner and ensure project objectives are met in line with national policies, HKI’s goals and donors;
  • In collaboration with key stakeholders, facilitate the development and roll out of partner specific action and implementation plans to scale up trichiasis surgery.
  • Review the project schedule with senior management and all other staff that will be affected by the project activities; revise and regularly review the schedule as required.

Program Management:

  • Establish a communication schedule to update stakeholders including appropriate staff in the organization on the progress of the project;
  • Retire project funds alongside Finance and Admin Assistant according to established accounting policies and procedures
  • In collaboration with the Program Manager ensure HKI program partners execute the project according to their respective project plans;
  • Document project activities and ensure that all project information is appropriately secured;
  • Monitor the progress of the project implementation and make adjustments as necessary to ensure the project remains on track and is successfully completed;

Program Monitoring & Evaluation:

  • Implement and/or develop Monitoring and Evaluation tools according HKI, FMOH and donor standards in collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist.
  • Ensure that the project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of international standards as set by FMOH, HKI and donor.
  • Internally and when requested support external evaluations on the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase and as required.
  • Disseminate findings from evaluations to support organizational learning and contribute to policy processing or development;
  • Draft and share success stories using the standard operating procedures in the course of monitoring in order to improve project visibility

Advocacy and Strategic Alliances:

  • Build and maintain meaningful working relationships with both government and key project stakeholders at all levels in order to strengthen opportunities for advocacy and higher visibility;
  • Represent HKI towards local partners and at other appropriate forums; Carry out additional tasks, as requested by the Country Director and NTD Program Manager.


  • First degree in Biological Sciences or similar field; Medicine or Health related field.
  • Master degree in public health or a related degree will be an added advantage.
  • 3 years experience working in public health.


  • Ability to use computer software such as Microsoft office, internet.
  • Must possess good interpersonal skills and a good team player.
  • Exhibit strong leadership and decision making skills
  • Demonstrates technical knowledge pertaining to job requirement
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills;
  • Able to work under pressure minimal supervision and able to meet up deadlines.
  • Demonstrated excellent personal integrity and confidentially

How To Apply
Candidates should submit their CV and cover letter to: nigeria.recruitment@hki.org the subject of email should be "NTD Program Officer"

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