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Are a graduate from any university or polytechnics searching for job? if yes, we are delighted to inform you about the ongoing Sightsavers Job . Interested applicants are invited to apply for the Sightsavers Job vacancies. 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 are recruiting to fill the position of:


Job Title: Finance Intern

Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Contract
Duration: 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

About the role

  • Sightsavers are looking for a Finance Intern who will work within our Accelerate Programme to support the implementation and planning of the project in line with the organisations goals.
  • The Intern will assist in a wide range of tasks including the development and documentation of the project plans.

Key duties will include:

  • Assist in documentation, filling and archiving of documents (programme, monitoring and financial reports) in appropriate storage filling methods.
  • Assist in innovative implementation of activities for programme delivery and achievement of organizational objectives.
  • Arranging and coordinating programme meetings and activities, also ensure reports are written and submitted within the expected timeframe.
  • Assist in periodic verification of physical assets procured for projects.
  • Assist in gathering/photocopying of supporting documentations for payment vouchers and coding and filling of payment vouchers in arch file accordingly.
  • Assist in tracking and following up on all outstanding advances to ensure timely retirement of project team.
  • Support the team in the logistics for activity preparation and travels.
  • Carry out any other duty assigned by the Compliance and Risk Manager.
  • This is a highly varied and involved role and the above is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills.

About you
This is an ideal opportunity to gain skills within a Finance role and within an INGO.

To succeed in this role, you will need:

  • One year of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
  • Possess relevant work experience, or a degree/education in Accounting, Finance, or similar.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Ability to understand project budgets, forecasts, and reports.
  • An understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity for disabled people.

Application Closing Date
19th March, 2023.

Job Title: Social Media Community Manager (Maternity Cover)

Location: Abuja or Kaduna (Remote, hybrid or in office)
Employment Type: Contract
Department: Campaigning and Communications / Social Media
Duration: 12 month fixed term contract (possibility of extension)
Slot: 2 Openings

Job purpose
The post holder will:

  • Grow, manage and engage a global community of active supporters online, using organic/paid/earned social, creative content executions and peer-to-peer marketing to deliver channel/communications objectives.
  • Protect and enhance the reputation of the organisation through effective channel moderation and high-quality supporter stewardship online.
  • Lead the development, delivery and evaluation of social media strategy for one of Sightsavers’ three thematic areas. Deliver on-platform engagement and off-platform conversions to set KPIs.
  • Support broader campaign and communications strategy through social media, ensuring synergy across channels and territories, achieving cut-through among our competitors, and increasing our share of voice online.
  • Due to the 24/7 nature of social media, at times, work outside of agreed office hours will be required (for example out-of-hours crisis communications support), which will be agreed in advance wherever possible and for which time off in lieu will be given.

Principal accountabilities
Community management (50%):

  • Lead the delivery of Sightsavers’ Global Social Media Approach on assigned channels. Working closely with the Senior Community Manager, use organic/paid/earned tactics and creative content delivery to attract, steward and convert a global community of engaged supporters online.
  • Manage assigned channels day-to-day, ensuring all planned posts are scheduled, queries/comments are dealt with efficiently and that we’re reacting to trending topics/external conversations in a timely and relevant way.
  • Explore fresh opportunities for using social media internationally within both new and existing markets
  • Protect and enhance Sightsavers’ reputation globally.
  • Supported by the Senior Community Manager, react and respond quickly to situations that pose a reputational risk and escalate potential crises to senior team members.
  • Ensure channel output is on-brand, accessible and in line with our Global Social Media Approach, ethical content guidance and storytelling principles.
  • Keep channels secure in line with IT, infosec and social media policies.
  • Stay up to date with channel developments and competitor trends, making recommendations for how we might use each to enhance our social media presence and achieve our channel/communications objectives.

Content production and social media strategy (50%):

  • Manage the production of social media posts and identify opportunities for usergenerated social to drive conversation around our work.
  • Use audience insights to offer evidence-based solutions to communications problems and proactively contribute to communications campaign planning.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate the social media strategy to communicate one of Sightsavers’ thematic areas of work. Lead social media content production for that area as agreed with the Head of Social and Content and Stories team.
  • Supported by the Senior Community Manager, contribute key results for each channel to our objectives and key result (OKR) measurements.
  • Use insights to successfully evolve individual channel strategies.
  • Support staff in using social media to achieve their teams’ objectives, either directly on Sightsavers’ international profiles or indirectly on their personal profiles.
  • Identify opportunities to engage new supporters, content creators and/or influencers with our work through organic, paid and earned executions.
  • The principal accountabilities are not meant to be an exhaustive list of tasks.
  • The need for flexibility is required and the job holder is expected to carry out any other related duties that are within the employee’s skills and abilities whenever reasonably instructed.
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Entry Requirements
Knowledge (education and related experience):


  • Understanding of how social media can support communications and organisational strategies.
  • Understanding of the role social media plays in the communications and marketing mix (organic, paid and earned).
  • Experience in using social media to grow, steward and convert an engaged supporter or customer base.
  • Knowledge of national and international social media.
  • Experience working with stakeholders to deliver strategic, audience-led social media communications.
  • Ability to use learnings from social media monitoring and analysis to continually optimise social media content.
  • Project or campaign management experience.


  • Understanding of, or experience in, international development, health and policy
  • campaigning.
  • Experience in using social media internationally to grow a global audience base.
  • Experience setting an agile social media strategy.

Skills (special training or competence):

  • Excellent storytelling ability, with a proven track record of creative asset development, creative writing, and editorial skills, with the ability to adapt tone of voice.
  • Experience in building and managing online communities and creating and managing social media campaigns using social media management, analysis and monitoring tools.
  • Able to manage a varied workload and work with numerous stakeholders.
  • Project management and content production skills, including photo and video editing tools such as Adobe Photoshop/Premiere Pro or similar.
  • Ability to present complex information in a form appropriate to the audience.
  • Ability to work in a busy environment, manage conflicting priorities and independently manage delegated assignments.
  • An understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity for people with disabilities


  • Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Fundamentals of fundraising and campaigning within the INGO/wider charity sector.
  • Experience in working with account managers from third-party agencies to deliver results to an agreed brief.

Core behaviours:

  • Team working and leadership.
  • Communicating and influencing.
  • Proactive, self-motivated and solutions focused.
  • Planning and organising.
  • Change and improvement.
  • Decision making.
  • Delivery and implementation.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Logical thought process and a commitment to realising objectives.

Key relationships:

  • The Social Media team serves all areas of the organisation, so it’s vital that the chosen candidate is seen as helpful and approachable by all stakeholders across all teams.


  • Social Media Manager.
  • Communications Managers and Communications Strategist.
  • Media, Content and Stories teams.
  • Digital Fundraising and Online and Design teams.
  • Global Communications Ambassadors, country-level campaigners and incountry colleagues with an interest in using social media to achieve their objectives.


  • Platform partners/business contacts.
  • Freelancers, consultants and third-party content production agencies.

Local Terms and Conditions apply.

Application Closing Date
26th March, 2023.

Job Title: Country Fundraiser

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Contract
Duration: Fixed term contract (2 years)

Purpose of role

  • This role will suit an individual with an exceptional track record in securing funds within the international development sector or other relevant sector.
  • The team are looking for a highly skilled, influential and tenacious professional with a proven track record in successfully securing long term funding at Country level.
  • If you understand the development sector, have experience working with corporates and high net worth individuals and can tailor your approach according to your audience then this opportunity is yours.

About the role
Key accountabilities, not limited to:

  • Bid Development: working alongside internal teams to develop and deliver high quality bids targeting new donors and HNWI’s to support the Nigeria Foundation funding strategy.
  • Strategic relationship building: Maintaining internal and external relationships critical to fundraising activities to achieve objectives. Converting identified organisations and high value individuals to supporters/donors. Networking across our thematic areas to further build relations with INGO’s and key stakeholders.
  • Individual Giving: Identifying, developing and managing a portfolio of new and existing donors. Taking responsibility for delivery of agreed targets.
  • Strategy and Planning: Growing the portfolio to engage new prospects through development and implementation of operational plans that support our fundraising strategies.
  • Contract management and reporting: Managing the contracts and grants for agreed Sightsavers’ projects; reporting to the Country Director and Board of Sightsavers’ Nigeria Foundation on income, KPI’s, prospecting, account planning. Maintaining legal and compliance obligations for partners.
  • Market understanding: developing and maintaining a broad knowledge and understanding of the corporate social responsibility agenda of corporate organisations/partners in Nigeria towards advising the Country Office on potential areas of collaboration and fundraising.
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Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Proven track record of successful robust fundraising experience in Nigeria managing corporations and high level relationships
  • Experienced working at senior level externally to develop high value relationships with prospective supporters/clients while maintaining relationships with existing supporters/clients
  • Depth of experience of fundraising from corporate/foundation fundraising; major individual donors
  • Significant experience working at senior level in a fundraising, marketing or sales capacity
  • Previous experience within international development in a similar role ideal
  • History of meeting or exceeding financial targets and soliciting gifts from donors, prospects and business in a commercial setting
  • Knowledge of the principles of major donor, corporate and foundation fundraising
  • Significant experience of successful face-to-face donor / customer contact, building long term relationships
  • Extensive experience and knowledge of good fundraising practice and relevant legal issues or equivalent from a commercial setting.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Available to travel across Nigeria for up to 12 weeks annually.

Local Terms and Conditions apply.

Application Closing Date
23rd March, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Apply Here

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluations and Learning Officer – Disability Inclusive Development Programme (DID)

Location: Abuja
Contract: 2-year fixed term contract

About the Role

  • We implements projects in over 30 countries in Africa and South Asia working to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote the rights of people with disabilities. We are looking for skilled Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) professional to join the global MEL team as the Disability Inclusive Development (DID) MEL Officer.
  • The DID programme consists of several health and education projects in Nigeria, Kenya, and Bangladesh and aims to improve the long-term well-being and inclusion of people with disabilities.
  • The post holder will primarily support the DID programme in Nigeria and other regions as may be assigned.
  • As a MEL Officer you will be part of the global MEL team and contribute to the smooth operation across all the team functions as necessary.
  • As a MEL Officer you will support the country offices in implementing the projects and the MEL plans focus on analysing programme data; facilitating and documenting learning reviews; coordinating, commissioning, and quality-assuring project evaluations.

Principal Accountabilities
Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Test MEL tools including collection and regular analysis of monitoring data for DID project reporting.
  • Support the design, management, implementation, and reporting of baseline, midline and endline data.
  • Provide technical support to country teams and consortium partners in quality assurance and contribution to the results framework and narrative reporting.
  • Conduct the theory of change reviews on a quarterly or a bi-annual basis across all projects under the DID programme.
  • Support and build capacity within country teams and project steering committees to analyse programme data to inform adaptations.


  • Support the commissioning of external evaluation and learning consultants, to ensure good value for money and high standards including observance of Sightsavers’ policies on safeguarding, data protection and ethics.
  • Build the evaluation and learning capacity of staff in the project teams, Country Offices and partners and enhance their capacity to utilise evidence from programme data, reviews and evaluations:
  • Coordinate the externally commissioned evaluations and learning papers including scheduling, logistics, contracting and quality assurance of deliverables.


  • Plan and facilitate project learning reviews and contribute to programme global learning reviews while contributing to a culture of continuous learning and improvement on the DID programme.
  • Support the development of learning reports following quarterly meetings and learning reviews including the dissemination of learning and evidence products


  • Carry out MEL tasks on the other Social Inclusion projects as and when required
  • Support the functioning of the Inclusion MEL team and broader global MEL team as required
  • The principal accountabilities are not meant to be an exhaustive list of tasks. The need for flexibility is required and the job holder is expected to carry out any other related duties that are within the employee’s skills and abilities whenever reasonably instructed.
  • This 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.
  • Travel to Kaduna State and the countries where the programme is running will be an essential part of the role. There may be expectation to travel up to eight weeks a year locally and internationally.
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Job Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a Social Science subject (International Development / Relations, Sociology, Education, Monitoring and Evaluation, Disability Studies, Statistics, or Gender Studies).
  • Experience of using online or mobile survey and data collection tools such as Comm Care and Kobo.
  • Working experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning in health and or education projects.
  • Previous experience working with inclusive data.
  • Understanding and knowledge of adaptive management
  • Experience of liaising with, and managing relationships with external organisations, teams and individuals.


  • A Master’s Degree in relevant field.
  • Working experience of working in disability inclusion programmes.
  • Understanding the use of Washington Group questions.
  • Experience in developmental evaluation.
  • Undertaking MEL approaches suitable for adaptive management.
  • Working effectively within multidisciplinary and multicultural teams in multi country locations.
  • Experience in conducting learning reviews and producing a range of polished written products in English for technical and general audiences.

Local Terms and Conditions apply.

Application Closing Date
19th March, 2023.

Apply Here


  • We anticipate that remote interviews will take place from end of March 2023 onwards and the evaluation process will include a task.
  • To apply for this exciting new opportunity, please complete an application via our recruitment portal. We are particularly interested in learning of your motivations for applying.
  • Due to project deadlines, we are keen to fill this role as quickly as possible so applications will be considered as soon as they are received.
  • As an equal opportunity employer, we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Sightsavers is a Disability Confident Leader and qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.

Important Notice

  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by people assigned to it.
  • They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
  • All personnel may be required to perform other responsibilities in addition to those specified from time to time, as needed.
  • We do not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it.
  • Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web.
  • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity inclusion. We do not discriminate on grounds of colour, race, nationality, religion, age, ethnic origin, disability, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation in our employment practices
  • Our people are all equally gifted in unique ways: we come from diverse traditions, personal experiences and points of view. And we want to include yours, Are you ready to inspire us with your ideas?
  • We encourage all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.
  • Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Due to the urgency of the position, we have the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline
  • Only qualified candidates will be invited for interview

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