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Programme Officer at Sightsavers


Date Posted: February 2, 2024


  • Location: Accra, Ghana
  • Contract: Two-year fixed term contract
  • Salary: Local Terms and Conditions apply

The European Commission (EC) Civil Society Capacity Building Programme

The EC Civil Society Capacity Building programme aims to enhance the governance, accountability, and engagement of civil society organizations (CSOs) in public affairs. We are seeking a dedicated Programme Officer to take on the responsibility and accountability for the successful delivery of this two-year program. The role involves overseeing the program’s design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation, as well as coordinating activities with our valued implementation partners.


  • Programme Delivery:
    • Manage all aspects of the program lifecycle with implementation partners.
    • Implement partner activities in line with program guidelines and donor requirements.
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning:
    • Ensure ethical use of MEL approaches within an adaptive framework.
    • Utilize learning logs, action learning groups, data collection tools, and analysis for effective dissemination of performance data.
  • Identifying Suitable Partnerships:
    • Find partnerships supporting women with disabilities in civil society to achieve equal rights and opportunities.
    • Provide capacity building for CSOs to ensure sustainability beyond the program’s scope.
  • Building Relationships:
    • Establish connections with women’s rights organizations.
    • Secure secondments with implementation partners and grow a sustainable pipeline of civil society organizations.
  • Finance and Resource Management:
    • Support budget preparation, tracking, and forecasting.
    • Assist partners in budgeting, monitoring expenditure, and timely submission of financial reports.
  • Information & Communication Management:
    • Provide high-quality information for fundraising activities.
    • Share relevant information with internal stakeholders to meet donor reporting requirements.

Note: This is a varied and involved role, and the above list is not exhaustive. Refer to the Job Description for full details.

Skills and Experience

  • Proven work experience within disability inclusion, gender, and/or women’s rights projects.
  • Advocacy for women’s rights within civil society entities, preferably as a Programme Officer.
  • Track record of working with CSOs to support successful program implementation for women with disabilities.
  • Familiarity with national legislation and policies related to disability, gender, human rights, and climate change.
  • Significant experience in program implementation, preferably in the disability sector and gender.
  • First-class communication skills.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Current and ongoing right to work in Ghana.

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Deadline: February 16, 2024